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Nisis Marathos

04 November 2021
Jane Paulson
Nisis Marathos
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.

Nisis Marathos

04 November 2021
Jane Paulson

Nisi Marathos

04 November 2021
Jane Paulson
Postcard from Marathos. Wish you were here !

Nisis Marathos

04 November 2021
Jane Paulson
If you asked us what our most prominent memory of Greece would be, it would be the Tamarisk trees dotted along the many beautiful beaches offering much needed shade.

Nisis Marathos

04 November 2021
Jane Paulson
We just love it, love it, LOVE IT here !

Nisis Marathos

04 November 2021
Jane Paulson
Vessel Name: Stiletto
Vessel Make/Model: Bavaria 33 Cruiser
Hailing Port: Gosport, UK
Crew: Andreas Giles & Jane Paulson
About:
We have been sailing together for 15 years and have owned Stiletto for 13 of them. We have exhausted the Solent and the South Coast and all the other usual passages: West Country, France, Channel Islands etc. that are available from our home port of Gosport. [...]
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