Samos - Pythagoreio Harbour 13th June, 2021
13th June, 2021.
We had enjoyed our time on Arki and had investigated quite a bit of
the island so it was time to move on to Samos where we had not been
since 2013 when we joined the Cruising Association rally on their
Dodecanese trip. We set the alarm for 6.30 a.m. and even then we
perhaps should have got up earlier as the wind was whipping around
the headland we needed to pass on our way to Samos. It was a few
minutes before we could eat our breakfast as the wind was strong. Jim
had the main ready to launch but had to tie it as it was starting to
creep up the mast and we didn’t need the problems of a main doing its
Once we turned the corner and started to head towards Samos and get
away from the Arki island we were able to run a small part of the
genoa. The wind blows around the islands and causes a quite
confused sea. As we moved through the miles more and more genoa
came out and we were lucky enough to have the whole sail out in
time. The Mediterranean Sea can chop up quickly with wind but
equally can flatten off once the wind drops.
Samos is part of the northeast Aegean group of islands along with
Patmos in the south and Thasos in the north. As we approached
Samos and Pythagoreio harbour we could see the long wall which
looks never ending and you could even think you were heading for
the marina. We have travelled 265 miles since launching on the 24th
May, 2021 to get here.
Already on the quay were Tricia and Clive, Brian and Mari who had
come over the dayearlier in case the weather changed without much
warning as thunderstorms and strong winds are on the weather
forecast for Monday. Lazy lines and backing onto the quay all went
fine and very soon we were all sorted ready for lunch. We arrived the
day the quay started charging which for us is 30 euros but power and
water is included. Some boats were anchored in the beach bay before
the harbour quay in beautiful blue water where later in the afternoon
we had a beautiful swim. We spent the afternoon resting beforewalking to the castle in the evening and along the wall.