Travels with S/Y Thetis

Thetis only

Thetis 1998: Lesvos to Istanbul, Central Aegean, North Aegean

This is a very personal log of a period of over 4 months covering several sailing trips with my boat, S/Y Thetis, in the Aegean, and a trip with my brother’s boat the Faneromeni.

  1. The first trip was with my brother’s boat the Faneromeni. It originated from Mitilini in the Greek island of Lesvos and ended in Istanbul, Turkey.
  2. The second trip was with my own boat S/Y Thetis. It originated from Glyfada, a suburb of Athens, Greece where she spends the long winter months, and proceeded to the Aegean islands of Kea, Kithnos, Syros, Rhinia, Donousa, Patmos, Agathonisi (Gaidaros), and Samos.
  3. There follows a period of staying ashore in our family house in Samos from where several trips were made. First, there was a short trip from Samos to the islands of Arki, and Agathonisi and back to Samos.
  4. This was followed by another short trip to Fourni, Patmos, Agathonisi, and Samos.
  5. From Samos I then took a longer, singlehanded, trip to Arki, Levitha, Astypalea, Lispi, Agathonisi, and back to Samos.
  6. A sixth short trip followed to Arki, Patmos, Lipsi, Agathonisi, and back to Samos.
  7. From Samos I started a leisurely return trip to Glyfada covering the Northern Aegean islands of Chios, Lesvos, Lemnos, Pelagos (Kyra Panayia), Alonissos, Peristera, Skantzoura, Skyros, and the Cycladic islands of Andros, and Kea.
  8. Finally, since my return was too early for my flight out of Greece I made a final short trip to island of Poros in the Saronic Gulf near Athens.
Map of the E Med with route
Map of the Mediterranean with route.