This is something I've never done but it is absolutely amazing and highly recommend it to everyone! We pull into Kythnos in time for the head of the Port to throw a hissy fit and make us move our boat a few times. After a short siesta at a little bar called Siesta, we rent scooters and check out a beautiful beach on the other side of the island where we spend a very relaxing few hours!
Exploring the main harbor and city of Chora (turns out there is a Chora, or capital, on each island) and we are back at the small port for some early evening apps and music on the boat.
We meet our lovely neighbors in the ridiculously beautiful catamaran next to us and I quickly come up with the idea of challenging Roger and Pam to a game of scrabble over a bottle of wine that Katie and I had brought from Athens.
In a matter of minutes, Katie and I had expressed our dominance on the scrabble board, but it was another game that everyone was a winner at. During our presumed doomed game of Jewish Geography (they were a couple of about 60 years old) we discover that Roger and Pam actually know Katie's grandma quite well. Despite this association, we don't take it easy on them but are gracious victors. Dinner on the beach and some drinks with the crowd under the full moon and we rejoin Roger and Pam on their catamaran for some more wine.
Now, when someone invites you to take one of the empty suites on their 10-person catamaran (with only 2 on board) and you are currently sleeping in cramped quarters on an 8 person sail boat, you say yes! We wound up staying on their unbelievable catamaran for the night and apparently all the sun and games have taken it out of us... Katie falls asleep faster than anyone I've ever seen before! I'm pretty sure she was sleeping before she even got into bed in fact...
Set sail for the island of Kythnos and make it not more than an hour before we stop in middle of the sea for a swim.