37:23.76N 24:52.60E Siros Island

Ariel of Hamble
Jim and Valerie SHURVELL
Sun 9 Jun 2019 04:31

Wednesday 5th June, 2019.

We left Kea around 8.30 a.m.in bright sunshine and

headed out of the bay with a little breeze.  We had the

main up and were hoping for a nice breeze but as soon

as we rounded the first headland north of Kea harbour

we were in heading out across the sea it was on the

nose.  After a while Jim had to take down the main and

we had to motor all the way to Finikas on the west

coast. On the way we passed by the deserted island of

Yiaros. A journey of 35 miles arriving at 3.45 p.m.

where we quickly anchored in 8 metres in front of the

quay.  The wind is suppose to drop and we are happier

swinging rather than having to keep watching the wall

and hoping we won’t be moved back onto it.

We had the pleasure of seeing three big grey dolphins

come and have a look at us but went away as quickly as

they appeared.

The bay around Finikas is very quaint and houses are

spread up and down the surrounding mountains. There

are several very posh houses with what appears to be

formal gardens. Doesn’t seem to be any formal

agreement on where people can build as houses

anywhere. There is a no go area which is naval property

and no one is allowed to anchor in the area.

The harbour is very popular with yachts in good

weather. There are a number of restaurants and bars

around the harbour and a large number of small fishing

boats who sale their fish on the quay.  We did check it

out but the boatman who is selling the fish appears to

have a very well dressed man who seems to act like Mr.

Fix-It and tells you the price.  Two ladies in front were

asked 30 euros for one large mackerel and seven tiny

breem.  Very over the top so we were lucky we couldn’t

buy anything as the ladies beat us to it!


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