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Soultana: Day-Sailing Trips

The beautiful traditional sailboat Soultana is berthed in the port of Vourkari and can carry up to four passengers (plus the skipper) for swimming trips in deserted beaches around Kea. She was built in 2002 on the island of Lesvos by the old master boat builder Grigoris Grigoriou who came out of retirement (he is over 80 years old) in order to make her. The boat is of an exceedingly rare shape which originated in Asia Minor. The type of boat is known there as peramataki.  The boat is also rigged with a tall lateen sail. Though lateen sails were quite popular in the past, they are seldomly seen nowadays. Sadly she sank in a storm in 2015.

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