Sailing boat from Kassandra to Sithonia

Halkidiki, Greece

Well there’s nothing much to say here really. I went home for my wedding party in Halkidiki. My best man along with my brother and a handful of my best friends, planned a “bachelor party” on a sailing boat. The plan was to sail between the two large peninsulas of Halkidiki, from Kassandra to Sithonia, drink alcohol, listen to loud music and fulfill the duty of tradition. 

What happened was loads of jokes, catching up, deep philosophical conversations, a lot of food and me seizing the opportunity and take some great photos of the landscape and my buddies.

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The uninhabited Greek island of Kelyfos , Greek Κέλυφος, also called Kelfos (Γκέλφος) by the local population , is located in the Toronean Gulf about 5 km southwest of Neos Marmaras . The island is administered by the municipality of Sithonia on the “finger” of the same name on the Chalkidiki peninsula .

The coast is rocky and steep in places, the island is covered with pine and olive trees. A military installation from Roman times is suspected on the northeast side. The island was used seasonally as pastureland and was then also inhabited by shepherds. 

Because of its shape, it is also known as Chelona (χελώνα, “turtle”). The area around the island is popular with scuba divers .

Overall this was one of the most intimate and sentimental experiences of my life, one that I will probably cherish for ever. Also, I am publishing this post in May of 2019, almost one year after it happened. I don’t think that any of the participants has seen any of these photos, so this one’s for you guys. Pablo, Theo, Giorgos, Markos, Stergios, Peter, Andy and our captain Greg.

Last but not least, a big shout out to my brother Lampros, who couldn’t make it on time to join us. Team Priapos 2018.