24 880km // PELOPONNESE // GREECE

24 880km // PELOPONNESE // GREECE

I recall waking up at 6am to the sound of cicadas on a nearby island. Opening my eyes, I saw perfectly blue skies, and felt morning dew on my feet. I looked over at Stevo lying next to me, and realized that we had just spent our first night on a sailing boat, drifting gently to the wake of the Aegean Sea.

This was the first of four nights we would spend on Naziara, the floating vessel we would temporarily call home.

In an attempt to tick off number 7 from our Wanderlist, (sail the Greek isles), we visited our friends from Live-Bio to enjoy three beautiful weeks exploring the Peloponnese. From 40 degree walks through olive groves, and sunset yoga classes on the beach, to traditional Greek dinners with fellow travelers and an epic five-day sailing trip, our visit to Greece was definitely one for the memory bank.

 

 

Poros (Πόρος)
The first island on our itinerary, and the prettiest rock formation we had the pleasure of viewing almost everyday at sunset, was Poros. This island’s charm and mystery would provoke any traveler. Cycling through the winding roads you’ll find many beaches and bays screaming for you to enjoy them, (preferably with cold beverage in hand). Poros is also home to the Odyssey Cafe & Bistro, a quaint Greek kitchen run by our new friend, Katarina, who played host to the first of several Greek feasts we devoured.

Spetses (Σπέτσες)
The island of the Greek elite, Spetses comes alive when the sun goes down. Ferry-light-lit bars and restaurants, hosting young and old, create a buzz that can be heard for miles. The sound of horse-drawn carriages riding along the promenade is synonymous with Spetses, and definitely adds a fairy tale twist to the visit.

Hydra (Ύδρα)
Definitely our favourite of the three islands, the town of Hydra is a jewel, positioned around a crescent-shaped harbour that holds anchored vessels, four-boats deep. As you lose yourself climbing the steep stone streets, or enjoy sunbathing on the unique rock-formed beach, the island’s magical aura will suck you in, begging you not to leave. After enjoying only 24-hours on this island, we certainly understood why so many of the world’s rich and famous choose Hydra as their holiday spot.

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26 Comments
  • Anthi Giokos
    Posted at 10:26h, 26 August

    Just beautiful guys. You have captured Greece in all it’s glory. #GreeceNeedsLove 🙂

  • Magdalena
    Posted at 18:49h, 26 August

    What a fantastic story! Thank you Chanel and Steve! It was an absolute pleasure to spend time with you and we are looking forward to creating even more, unique memories 🙂

  • Katerina Sakelliou
    Posted at 05:56h, 28 August

    Hi Chanel and Steve WOW your pictures are fantastic ! you make me fall in love again with my home -land ! Was a great pleasure to meet you, but a sadness stayed with me for the minimum of time that we could spend together. Hopefully see you soon !!!

  • MJ Roxas
    Posted at 04:57h, 01 September

    I like reading your articles and be mesmerized by the photos! Thanks for taking us to your wanders and sharing the experience with us. If I may ask, what is the camera you use for photography?

    PS. Your ad campaigns are one of a kind!

    • howfarfromhome
      Posted at 07:14h, 01 September

      Thanks so much MJ! We’re both currently using Canon – a 550D and 650D with various lenses, predominantly a 10-20mm, 40mm and 200mm.

  • eFoarteBine
    Posted at 20:15h, 01 September

    I read your blog in Romania. Very nice what you’re doing. Congratulations! I still read everything you write.
    I have a curiosity: What camera do you use for photos?

    • howfarfromhome
      Posted at 13:29h, 02 September

      Great, thanks for the support! We’re currently using Canon – 550D and 650D with various lenses (40mm, 50mm, 10-20mm and 200mm).

  • Anna
    Posted at 00:44h, 02 September

    Hey guys! If you are still at Greece and you are planning to stay a few days in Athens, I would be more than happy to offer you accomodation.

    • howfarfromhome
      Posted at 13:13h, 02 September

      Ah thanks so much Anna! Sadly we’ve already left, but will let you know if we make it back to Athens 🙂 Great city btw!

  • silvana
    Posted at 02:38h, 02 September

    Amazing! Greece is on my list, I need to get there soon, it looks absolutely stunning!!!

  • Panagiotis Stamatiadis
    Posted at 07:43h, 02 September

    Do you know the meaning of the word “Naziara”? By the way, astonishing photos, especially the one in “Jesus” style!!! (Carpe diem.)

    • howfarfromhome
      Posted at 11:09h, 02 September

      Thanks so much! Our friend who owns Naziara mentioned it was a girl’s name. We loved it.

    • Andonis
      Posted at 12:22h, 02 September

      Naziara or Ναζιάρα, (Greek), a lady who is kind of capricious, playing hard to get..just my 2 cents…:-)

    • howfarfromhome
      Posted at 13:08h, 02 September

      Yes! Ναζιάρα – thanks for clarifying…seems 3 weeks in Greece was not enough to learn the alphabet completely 😉

  • nikos
    Posted at 09:31h, 02 September

    If you are still in Peloponesos please visit Zacharo and Kaiafas beaches!!!
    They are considered top!!!!

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  • Sanchit
    Posted at 19:10h, 04 September

    Hi Guys, I want to know how you are managing this journey, I have read about that you guys drop your jobs for travel. How you manage your money problems???
    I also want to travel the whole world.
    Please Do Share how you get visa for different countries and how you are managing your funds..

    • howfarfromhome
      Posted at 20:00h, 04 September

      Hi Sanchit! We saved for a whole year leading up to our trip, and sold our belongings so made some extra money that way. A lot of our accommodation and food is covered by our hosts (check workaway.info) and traveling on an EU passport hasn’t made getting visas an issue. Hope that helps!

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