May 13, 2012
The live music in the bar next to the quay played until 3.45 a.m., these Greeks are real party goers. At 3.30 a.m. a swell crept into the harbor making it uncomfortable but by 5 a.m. it was calm again and quiet. So, we left at around 8.30 a.m. and motored all the way to Militini marina. The sea was the calmest I have seen it in the Aegean and on reaching the headland before approaching the harbor, I have never seen so many lobster pots – little white bouys were dotted about for miles. The marina is fairly new, opened in 2010, and is owned by the Greek Government but it is due to be sold to a private company within a month. The marina was almost empty – six other yachts moored – but the staff were very friendly and helpful. The cost for one night here is 21 euros with water and electric extra. There are strong southerly winds forcast for Tuesday so we will be staying here on Lesvos for a few days. We walked along to the harbor as Brian and Nigel were keen to watch the football at 5 p.m. – we found a nice small chic café bar and had something to eat before the match, I left the boys to go in search of a tv and I walked back to the marina. It started raining just before they got back and continued for about an hour.
Militini, Lesvos - 39 05 N 26 33 E