Sailing to Santorini, Greece Ep 22 The Most Beautiful Island in the Aegean Sea - Boat Life - SV CUBA

This week we are sailing to Santorini (a life volcano!) Join our boat life as we sail to one of the most beautiful islands in Greece (Agean Sea). We are getting ready to anchor but anchoring in a volcano caldera is not that easy.

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Just as we arrive to the island the wind increases and we are having a marvellous sail into the crater. The wind tends to just drop down the steep cliffs making it a great place to sail. We lose track of time and don’t could not find an anchorage right in the middle of the crater between the small islands where nothing grows. But Enrique actually finds us a mooring so we can get some sleep.

We have been told there is no way to anchor a sailboat on the island and it is only possible to find mooring balls. All the other areas inside drop sharply to several hundred meters so the next day we try to find an anchorage one more time.

The island of Santorini is just so much more than the perfect Instagram spot. The views up the dark cliffs are spectacular but we cannot wait to see the view from the rooftops of Thera. The next day we sail all around the rugged island, past a chocolate coloured beach and finally find a spot to leave our sailboat for the day. The island has so much to offer but we only have little time before the Meltemi winds return and our anchorage is exposed. However, we manage to explore the picturesque white streets and catch the sunset from in between the blue rooftops.

Santorini wasn’t initially on our radar, but the wind convinced us to give this popular tourist attraction a chance and we were not disappointed. Just a walk through town left us absolutely speechless and we can only recommend not to miss this beauty of the Cyclades if you have the chance.

No matter if you come by plane, take a ferry or charter a boat in Santorini you will not be able to keep your eyes off of the amazing steep, dark cliffs, the seemingly carved white villages and deepest dark-blue seas surrounding the caldera.

We are Enrique (Kiki) from Cuba and Sarah (Salsa) from Germany, a sailing couple. We are living on a boat, our tiny house, creating a travel vlog as we sail around the world. We have almost zero sailing experience, but are determined to circumnavigate & share our adventures with you.

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