The Cyclades and Athens
26.05.2008 - 02.06.2008
Map of the Greek Islands
The next part of my adventure was very exciting - I visited 6 different Greek islands by boat! We got on the ship in the Turkish town of Bodrum, and then sailed all the way to Athens and back, stopping at different islands on the way. The first island we visited was Kos, where we visited a private and secluded beach. We had a barbeque and went swimming. Next, we visited the islands of Paros and Mykonos where we explored the tiny alleyways between the white and blue buildings. Wandering the streets of these islands is like being lost in a maze!
Wandering the streets of Mykonos
"Little Venice," Mykonos
The Greek islands get a lot of wind, so there are giant windmills everywhere and windsurfing is very popular on Mykonos. After shopping and exploring the town of Mykonos, we took a bus to Paradise Beach where we relaxed in the hot sun.
Paradise Beach, Mykonos
Next, we visited the ancient ruins on the island of Delos, and then spent some time exploring the island of Syros. We got off the boat in Athens, where we visited the Parthenon ruins and had lunch at an outdoor Greek cafe. When we left Athens to sail back towards Turkey, we watched the most unbelievable sunset.
Sunset Sailing Away from Athens
The last island that we visited was Kalymnos, which is famous for sponge diving and rock climbing. We visited some beaches and rocky coves, where we sipped ice cold coca-cola near the sea. After Kalymnos, we returned to Bodrum, Turkey, where we enjoyed walking along the beach at night and finally sleeping in a relaxing hotel room instead of on a boat!