Greek Islands

Yacht Life

. September 15, 2018 .

As summer comes to a close I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite moments of the season, starting with an unforgettable week sailing through Greece and Turkey with my Life Before Work family.

This was my second trip with Life Before Work and third time on a sailing holiday. There’s something about living on a yacht for a week with the same bunch of people, island hopping, adventuring and - ahem - partying that makes it different to other trips, and something I’ve vowed to do once every summer. Full of different groups and solo travellers, you eat together, explore together and drink together - forming a yacht life family by the end of the week. 

Last year I did it solo, but this time I dragged Charlotte along for the ride. Traveling alone or with a friend with LBW - both experiences were amazing (you can read what I got up to in Croatia last season here). So, late July, after one almost-missed flight and hours of travelling later, Char and I arrived in Bodrum harbour ready for a week sailing the Adriatic. 

Fashionably late as always, we arrived at midnight whilst the rest of the gang were out for a first night of partying. We were greeted by some of the lovely ship crew with some greatly appreciated drinks and fresh snacks before heading to our cute but spacious little room below deck for a good nights sleep.

Come morning time, we met all the guests and guides over brekky. I was even reunited with my friends Jesse who was a guest on my Croatia tour and Matty who was one of the guides and it was so good to be welcomed with some familiar faces! 

We set sail for Kos around 11, soaking up the rays on top deck with some new friends. I knew we’d hit Greek waters when my notifications started to ping through, a sign I was back in the EU and my data had finally started to work. Thank god - because we’d soon be hitting up the most Insta-worthy spots imaginable. 

Kos is a charming little Greek island, not my favourite we’d see on the trip but still a gorgeous spot. Char and I left the gang at a beach club in the afternoon, itching to explore and of course, being the little speed demons we are, jump on a monster quad bike and discover the island.

In the short couple of hours we had, we managed to reach the other side of the Kos and back, cruising along the cost we enjoyed the beautiful landscapes (Kos is actually pretty green for a Greek island) and stopped for a dip and quick photo shoot at some ancient ruins. Back just in time for drinks and dinner at sunset on the boat, we geared up for our first group night out on Kos. 

In the days that followed we also visited the Island of Nisyros – home to the most incredible volcano crater (that we of course ended up having a dance off in). Overlooking the volcano so the tiniest white washed Greek village that reminded me of a less hectic and more charming Mykonos town. It was here we located a tucked away, cash-only ice cream cafe that served possibly the best damn pistachio flavour I'd ever devoured.

Next up though was my favourite stop along the trip, Symi. I couldn't believe I'd never heard of this gorgeous little Greek island before – it was the most charming place, a pastel town of pinks and yellows met with a quaint harbour and the most scenic roads to ride around. Here the whole gang hired scooters and convoyed around the island, soaking in the breathtaking views as we went. We had a gorgeous family dinner out this night on the harbour making it my favourite day of the entire trip before heading back to the yacht for you guessed it, another party night.

And I have to say, life on board a yacht with LBW really is the best life. Exploring a new beautiful part of Greece and Turkey everyday, devouring incredible food made by the wonderful crew on board and of course dancing the night away every night in the middle of the ocean with a bunch of amazing new friends. A few sore heads yes, but even more new friends and unforgettable experiences made, all of course made extra special shared with my girl Char. 

Thanks to Life Before Work for having me for another incredible Yacht Life trip this summer. Special thanks to our amazing guides Des and Matty for making sure we all had an amazing time throughout, as well as the awesome crew on board Yacht Life Turkey & Greece – see you next year.

As summer comes to a close I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite moments of the season, starting with an unforgettable week sailing through Greece and Turkey with my Life Before Work family.

This was my second trip with Life Before Work and third time on a sailing holiday. There’s something about living on a yacht for a week with the same bunch of people, island hopping, adventuring and - ahem - partying that makes it different to other trips, and something I’ve vowed to do once every summer. Full of different groups and solo travellers, you eat together, explore together and drink together - forming a yacht life family by the end of the week. 

Last year I did it solo, but this time I dragged Charlotte along for the ride. Traveling alone or with a friend with LBW - both experiences were amazing (you can read what I got up to in Croatia last season here). So, late July, after one almost-missed flight and hours of travelling later, Char and I arrived in Bodrum harbour ready for a week sailing the Adriatic. 

Fashionably late as always, we arrived at midnight whilst the rest of the gang were out for a first night of partying. We were greeted by some of the lovely ship crew with some greatly appreciated drinks and fresh snacks before heading to our cute but spacious little room below deck for a good nights sleep.

Come morning time, we met all the guests and guides over brekky. I was even reunited with my friends Jesse who was a guest on my Croatia tour and Matty who was one of the guides and it was so good to be welcomed with some familiar faces! 

We set sail for Kos around 11, soaking up the rays on top deck with some new friends. I knew we’d hit Greek waters when my notifications started to ping through, a sign I was back in the EU and my data had finally started to work. Thank god - because we’d soon be hitting up the most Insta-worthy spots imaginable. 

Kos is a charming little Greek island, not my favourite we’d see on the trip but still a gorgeous spot. Char and I left the gang at a beach club in the afternoon, itching to explore and of course, being the little speed demons we are, jump on a monster quad bike and discover the island.

In the short couple of hours we had, we managed to reach the other side of the Kos and back, cruising along the cost we enjoyed the beautiful landscapes (Kos is actually pretty green for a Greek island) and stopped for a dip and quick photo shoot at some ancient ruins. Back just in time for drinks and dinner at sunset on the boat, we geared up for our first group night out on Kos. 

In the days that followed we also visited the Island of Nisyros – home to the most incredible volcano crater (that we of course ended up having a dance off in). Overlooking the volcano so the tiniest white washed Greek village that reminded me of a less hectic and more charming Mykonos town. It was here we located a tucked away, cash-only ice cream cafe that served possibly the best damn pistachio flavour I'd ever devoured.

Next up though was my favourite stop along the trip, Symi. I couldn't believe I'd never heard of this gorgeous little Greek island before – it was the most charming place, a pastel town of pinks and yellows met with a quaint harbour and the most scenic roads to ride around. Here the whole gang hired scooters and convoyed around the island, soaking in the breathtaking views as we went. We had a gorgeous family dinner out this night on the harbour making it my favourite day of the entire trip before heading back to the yacht for you guessed it, another party night.

And I have to say, life on board a yacht with LBW really is the best life. Exploring a new beautiful part of Greece and Turkey everyday, devouring incredible food made by the wonderful crew on board and of course dancing the night away every night in the middle of the ocean with a bunch of amazing new friends. A few sore heads yes, but even more new friends and unforgettable experiences made, all of course made extra special shared with my girl Char. 

Thanks to Life Before Work for having me for another incredible Yacht Life trip this summer. Special thanks to our amazing guides Des and Matty for making sure we all had an amazing time throughout, as well as the awesome crew on board Yacht Life Turkey & Greece – see you next year.

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