Round Island Trip

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Round Island Trip

Postby hydriot » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:31 am

Back in the nineties you coould go round the island on a caique. It was rough and ready (no food) but fun. Then the service stopped.

For years I muttered to anyone who would listen that there was money to be made by a skipper who had the gumption to organise it again. Finally, last year, my lobbying was successful. In 2018 Giorgios, one of our more colourful boatmen, instituted a really good round-island excursion. From 1100 to 1800, with three stops for swimming, the cost is only €30 including homemade large souvlaki with all the trimmings. Beer can be purchased on board.

The stops include two of my favourite places on the south coast which, because of inaccessability, I have only visited occasionally. Limnioniza is over the island's central ridge, roughly the other side from Mandraki. It remains completely unspoilt, without even beach umbrellas, with plenty of fish to swim with underwater. My other favourite is Nisitza, a little rock connected to the island by an isthmus (so, two beaches). It is just below Episcopi. This is usually the boat's lunch stop. Ashore you can pick wild thyme.

I am not certain that the service will necessarily have started as early as the second weekend in June, but if you ask to book the entire boat for a private Cohenite excursion, I dare say Giorgios will oblige.

https://www.gnghydracruises.gr/en/transfers/
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Re: Round Island Trip

Postby anneporter » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:36 am

Sounds fabulous! I would love to do that. How many people can Giorgias accomodate?
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Re: Round Island Trip

Postby hydriot » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:39 am

Ask him. I went twice in 2018, and each time there were about two dozen people aboard, which is the right number as you can socialise without feeling cramped.
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Re: Round Island Trip

Postby HugoD » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:42 am

Sounds wonderful,I would certainly be interested :D
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Re: Round Island Trip

Postby jarkko » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:21 pm

We are making plans for the 2019 Meet-Up program, and the boat tour is one of the ideas.
I hope to have more details in the next few weeks.
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Re: Round Island Trip

Postby Mabeanie1 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:54 pm

I too would be really interested in this.

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