The long day sail up from Samos was very rapid indeed, even though seas were rather lumpy. Fortunately we had the speed to sail comfortably with winds in the right direction.
Mandraki has many large and elegant houses, fortunately now being renovated by their extremely wealthy shipping magnate families, who visit the island mainly during the month of August. It was very calm during our short visit, few tourists visit the island and most yachts just spend a night or two en route.
We were very happy see 'Shangri La' arriving the next day, with delightful friends from Italy...Enrica and Francesco.