Kos, Greece

Sailing the southeast islands of Greece and the western coast of Turkey reminds me a bit of sailing the Virgin Islands. The next harbor is only a few hours away. Start your day with coffee in hand and you can be at the next stop for lunch. And during the busy season, you have to…

Symi, Greece

Symi, Greece – From a half mile out of the harbor, the colorful homes that climb the steep hills sparkled in the sun light reflected the warm golden tones of many of the buildings. This island, where every house is known by its name, brings the history of the towns and its people to the…

Marmaris, Turkey

The southwest coast of Turkey is remote and not readily accessible by car.  Jagged, pine smothered, coastal mountains drop precipitously into the Adriatic Sea, making road construction difficult and dangerous. The best touring is done the same way they have gotten to this coastal region for the past three thousand years, by boat. Major harbors…

Dalyan, Turkey

We anchored in the small protected harbor near Ekincik, Turkey, just west of Dalyan. Dalyan and the ruins of the imposing Fort, Acropolis and  city of ancient Caunos were our primary objectives.  They sit on pine sloops along the Dalyan river. The boat that we hired to take us on our tour was over-sized for just four…

Rhodes, Greece

We were 6,500 miles from our last blog and had far more air miles under our wings when we arrived in Greece for vacation. Our friends and host/hostess for the next eleven days greeted us as we exited the airport in Rhodes. The taxi sped along the sea road and we passes resorts, and pebble…