2019 Summer sailing around Sicily
Europa is currently in Malta, which is only 60NM away from Sicily. Since we both started in a new job early this year, we will only have some 3 weeks in summer for sailing...that is much less that the two Months we had last year but it seems enough to sail around Sicily (+/-550NM) and discover the beauties and creeks of this largest island in the Mediterranean sea, with its famous Etna - the tallest active volcano in Europe. It would also allow us to visit the Aeolien islands North of Sicily, listed as UNESCO World Heritage site. If you guys have any tips for "must see/visit" places, please let us know. And if ever you'll be around in July/August 2019, get in touch!
2018 Our big "European Odyssey"
Last year we have managed to get two full months (July and August) off, so we decided to go for a small "European Odyssey".
During the winter we said to ourselves why not to sail Europa back to its mythological origins - to the island of Crete. So on 1 July we left Croatia and sailed from Adriatic sea to Vieste in Italy, then to the Ionian sea to Greece and via Corinth canal further to to Athens, Cyclades Islands and down to Crete (the Island where the mythological "Europa" has been abducted to by Zeus).
After that we continued further to Peloponnese and ended our journey in Malta where we keep Europa during winter to do some basic maintenance. During this trip we visited 4 countries, 17 islands, 33 ports, and traveled some 1600 nautical miles (3000km)...
When we sail, you can follow our position via this link to see where we are now: