Cruising in Greece - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Out There > Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 08-07-2001
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Spike4 is on a distinguished road
Cruising in Greece

Have bare boat charter out of Kos in the Dodecanese last week of September and first of October. Any experience/suggestions?
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 08-15-2001
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Don Brown is on a distinguished road
Cruising in Greece

We sail from the gulf of Orhaniye-Hisoronyu(Turkey) in a Sigma 33. (1/4 share)
We sailed north to Bodrum in the spring last year and visited the Gulf of Gekova which is very beautful.
The Meltem (N/Westerly) rattles through the gap between Kos and the Turkish mainland and it started on the button at 11:00 hours building up to about a force 6 to 7 and by 18:00hours it eased away. The seas are usually short and can get abit lumpy(during the wind) but there is loads of shelter to be had if needed. There is mainly deep water-not at all like the East coast of UK. A good tip I was given is set off early when rounding any penninsulas and- don''t anchor anywhere close to a windmill/ruin. We rely much on the E.Mediteranean pilot by Rod Heikle.(a must) The temperature will be a bit cooler than in Aug(40C.) and should be good.
We have never visited any of the Greek islands -Kos - Simi etc. because of the uncertainty about visitor and VAT (nasty Greek taxes)We hear all sorts of tales happening to visitors located in Turkey who visit the Greek islands.
In your case there should be no problems in visiting Turkey from Kos - just call in at Bodrum first and get your passport stamped.
The Turks are extremely hospitable and honest-we never bother to lock our cabin up.

Places recommended :-

SE Karada island(anchorage)
Cocertme (chockert me) (jetty O/N & eat at Ibrahim''s or the Rosemarie Rest.) -very good.
English Harbour-
is pretty and sheltered,with a good restaurant which specialises in black eyed bream???
Cleopatras beach(we didn''t go here)
Knidos (the ruins and the altar of Aphrodite) should positively not be missed but slip east to moor and eat at either -
Palamut Buku (Ercols) or
Ogun''s place in Ova Buku.
For a town/change, visit
Dacha -on Sat. mornings for the fresh fruit and veg. market- eat at the Papatya Restaurant- excellant!
Finally if you get time visit Orhaniye- perhaps eat at ''The Dogan Hotel'' and ''Zuhals Rest.''(he grows excellant Parsnips-I gave him some seed in spring)
On the way back to Kos - call in at
Dirsek Buku- very pretty -the lagoon is bursting with fish and the restaurant was broken into by a Porcupine once when we were there.

Expect to pay about $16 for a three course meal plus drinks-usually the mooring for the night is free usually with water and electric thrown in. Always ask for prices before ordering and don''t worry about bargaining/haggleing- It is form to go into the rear of the restaurant and look at the food in the fridges & on offer.
We will be there in early October
(ship called BRANDY)
Hope you have a good time
We Will!

Cheers Don
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 09-15-2001
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
tavel is on a distinguished road
Cruising in Greece

Want to sail from Croatia to Greece with 3 kids (5,10,12)from June to July 2002 and am looking to rent a boat (any tips ?) and for cruising tips. Thanks a lot for your help !
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 11-12-2001
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 14
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
sailor37 is on a distinguished road
Cruising in Greece

Don''t charter from GPSC.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 11-13-2001
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
jcalhoon is on a distinguished road
Cruising in Greece

Check out http://www.seascape-sail.com for great descriptions of the Dodacanese Islands...Hint click on the map for photos and description. Marathi is a great place to kick back...great food too

John Calhoon
American Pie
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Message in a bottle Stede Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 65 04-15-2007 01:40 PM
Chartering in Greece avanti Chartering 29 09-20-2006 01:41 PM
Bitchin Pardey Cruising Day rogerhjonesjr General Discussion (sailing related) 0 02-09-2004 12:51 PM
Tips for cruising in Cyclades, Greece marha Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 0 08-12-2003 12:24 AM
Cruising beginner Seanmc Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 01-22-2002 04:39 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:46 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.