By Thomas Panagiotopoulos

The Aegean circumnavigation took place in August 1999 with two ribs, one of 6,50m and the other of 7.50m. We totally covered 1450n.m. within 23 days. We selected some of the most beautiful and most inaccessible parts of the Aegean Sea as stations for our trip.
This journey, however, was also hiding a challenge. A challenge not only for the hundreds of miles we had to cross, but for the fact that we would cross all our infamous seas.

By Thomas Panagiotopoulos

I was always fascinated by long-distance journeys and now, after several years of sea wanderings, I felt ready to dare it. So, Chalkidiki-Kasteloriso embracing the Aegean was the next journey. I wanted to travel from the one end to the other, to meet distant and forgotten places, to be assimilated with the endless blue color of the sea.

By Thomas Panagiotopoulos

We knew in advance what we had to face within the next 18nm until Imeri Gamvousa isle. Indeed, as we were leaving the lantern, the landscape immediately changed. The sweet face of the sea was replaced by big pounding waves which were fiercely coming towards our port.

By Thomas Panagiotopoulos

At noon, in the following day, after having sailed in the south shores of Kassos, we reached the northeast edge of the island and from there, we set sail to the south cape of Karpathos at a distance of 6 NM.