04 November 2021
Second time round
As with Patmos, our last visit here was September last year and it was very busy with visiting yachts. This time, we were a month later, everything had closed and we had the bay to ourselves for 3 days with the exception of a catamaran that stayed for one night.
Manolis and his wife were the only residents left. They had closed the taverna but stay on the island for the winter and were looking forward to a well earned rest after a busy season. The two other tavernas had shut up shop and the staff all gone.
Marathos has no roads. No cars. No scooters or motorbikes. Supplies are brought in by a small ferry. The only other residents are goats.
We felt like we were on our own private island. We dinghyed ashore, walked the length of the glorious beach, swam and sat in the cockpit soaking up the warm sunshine, listening to the silence and the occasional tinkling of bells when the goats were on the move.
We adore Marathos and it was with a heavy heart that we had to leave. Next stop Ikaria.
Muse for this post: I'll take a coffee with my sunshine.