Ionian Islands

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  • Day4

    La Perla

    October 6 in Greece

    Heute Abend hatten wir eine Reservierung im La Perla, ein italienisches Spezialitätenrestaurant. Ein kurzer Blick in die Karte und huch - sollte das nicht auch inklusive sein? Wieso stehen da Preise dran?! Kurze Blicke getauscht - über unsere treudoofe Art gelacht und ich habe drüber nachgedacht, nur eine Vorspeise zu bestellen. Der Kellner fragt nach unserem Getränkewunsch: “Danke, das Wasser reicht mir“. Nachdem mich Daniele überredet hat, doch eine Hauptspeise zu bestellen, haben wir unser vermeintlich teures Essen genossen. Danach haben wir doch das deutsche Pärchen neben uns gefragt. “Doch, doch, das ist inklusive, wir wissen auch nicht genau, warum da Preise dran stehen“. So ein Mist, dann hätten wir auch eine Vorspeise nehmen können. Ein Dessert? Ja gerne! 😅Read more

  • Day3


    October 5 in Greece

    Im Jahre 1888 beschloss Sissi, die Villa eines korfiotischen Diplomaten zu kaufen und auf dem Gelände ein Sommerschloss im pompejanischen Stil errichten zu lassen. Bis zu ihrer Ermordung im Jahre 1898 besuchte sie das Schloss immer wieder. Sissi benannte das Schloss nach Achilles, den sie bewunderte.

  • Day3


    October 5 in Greece

    Kanóni - die Spitze der Halbinsel Análipsi. Ein Ort für Romantiker und Flugzeugfans. Der Blick auf die wunderschöne Mäuseinsel einerseits, der Blick auf den Flughafen Korfus andererseits. Bei einem Mittagessen haben wir die Aussicht genossen und die landenden und startenden Flugzeuge beobachtet. Einfach ein wunderschöner Ort 😍

  • Day7

    Pfad nach Pentáti

    October 9 in Greece

    Sowohl der Reiseführer als auch unser Taxifahrer gab uns den Tipp, in das Bergdorf Pentáti zu wandern. Gesagt - getan. Ein kleiner Trampelpfad führt von Agios Gordios aus durch die Berge, vorbei an steilen Klippen und immer wieder wird man mit einer atemberaubenden Aussicht belohnt. Besonders der Blick auf den Orthólithos (“senkrecht stehender Stein“) war traumhaft. Der Weg ist das Ziel 😍

  • Day7


    October 9 in Greece

    Angekommen in Pentáti ging es zum Chris Place zu Sofía (übrigens auch ein Tipp aus dem Reiseführer und vom Taxifahrer). Dort haben wir bei einem griechischen Kaffee und einem Eiskaffee die wundervolle Aussicht genossen. Pentáti ist ein kleines, verschlafenes Bergdorf und total lohnenswert als Ausflugsziel. Das letzte Foto ist ein Suchbild - was hat sich darauf wohl versteckt?

  • Day455


    July 14 in Greece

    Sorry obviously we shouldn’t have watched as England did well until we did watch. Personally and sorry if this upsets some I think Croatia played the better game especially in the second half. But enough of football, we got our Transit Log stamped in Levkas the morning after the match and then headed off, as no one came to see us about paying for the mooring we didn’t, pay that is. We had a lovely peaceful cruise down the Levkas canal, past egrets and other waders as well as a lot of seagulls on the local reclamation site! Well peaceful ish we managed to pick up a Cicada that didn’t leave till we anchored up, they are bloney loud them eh! We then spent a couple of nights in isolation in a little bay called Vali Vathi on the mainland side before cruising around the Onassis island called Scorpio to Nidri. While at Vali Vathi I did a bit of wombling (they are fur covered creatures that live on Wimbledon Common and were created by someone living on Alderney, look them up) and collected a black sack of rubbish mostly plastic tops and lids, lots of plastic straws and bits of rope. The little bit of beach was only about 45m wide and 10m deep but the rubbish went up into undergrowth where the wind must have blown it but I didn’t do that bit. Nidri is a bit of a tourist trap but still fun and very sheltered, we saw last part of the play off for third place where we ( I am counting myself as English as that appears to be what the Greek are doing) lost again☹️. Tomorrow we are due to meet the Boyle family who are over here on holiday, we thought we should ruin at least one day of their peace and quiet!Read more

  • Day466


    July 25 in Greece

    Another day another island we are now on Zakynthos off Ay Nikolaos. We spent 2 nights in the harbour at Argostoli and then 1 night up north anchored in the head of the bay, as it was too windy for us to head out to sea. The morning before we headed north we were lucky enough to see the loggerhead turtles that are apparently regular visitors to the harbour as the fishermen feed them the fish guts. After seeing the turtles we wandered across the bridge to the south of the harbour, built after the 1953 earthquake to see the Argostoli Marina and the abandoned boat just in case there was a bargain there. Do you remember I said about the Greeks putting churches in some random locations well if you look carefully at the photo of the rock island you will see a church/chapel there. The last photo was our view as we had a drink with the sea at our feet and Take Five alongside the quay, in the distance.Read more

  • Day461

    Ithica to Cephalonia

    July 20 in Greece

    We arrived in Vathi, the main town I think, on Ithaca it is in a large bay but is not that sheltered from the prevailing wind, as the wind comes down over the hills, though as it’s a bay there is no fetch for the waves so not too rough mostly choppy. We have for 30mins so far been watching 2 other yachts trying to moor up stern to in strong ‘beam on’ wind, we just decided it would be easier to anchor so we were settled after 5 mins. More and more yachts arriving so our afternoons entertainment is sorted!😉
    Instead of one night on mainland we ended up spending 2 while we waited for a storm, well probably more like very high winds, on the western coast of Cephalonia to drift away offshore. From Astakos we went to Pagania, the sheltered inlet I mentioned in last post only to find there were other boats there! Well Really! but it was OK they were quiet neighbours, the occupants of one boat spent the afternoon and early evening looking for shellfish and then laying a net. Needless to say they were French.😂. The noisiest things were the cow and goat bells in the early evening and morning. From there we headed over to a truly small inlet on Dhragonera island, see photo of chart plotter, the inlet would have fitted 6Take Fives in total 3 side by side and two rows, we reversed in and had stern lines ashore on both sides we arrived before the afternoon winds so lots of time for me to swim the lines ashore, the island is uninhabited except for goats, so very peaceful.
    Vathi on Ithaca was really quite nice, the write up in the pilot book didn’t do it justice, as it called the houses pale concrete squares, this was because the earthquake in 1953 had destroyed all the earlier architecture and none of the new builds were more than 2stories so as to be earthquake proof, but I thought they looked lovely and the town was small and largely pedestrianised. We ate ashore and John unsurprisingly had another lamb dish Keflitki, I had seafood pasta, both were very good. The following morning more shopping and then off to Cephalonia, the location of ‘Captain Corelli Mandolin’ a good mildly informative read. Sadly our first anchorage option wasn’t very sheltered, so we headed on towards Pessades, today has been a long cruise compared to previous weeks in Greece we were cruising for 6.5 hours. Pessades is another quiet anchorage with a small cafe on the headland final photo.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Ionian Islands, Ιόνια Νησιά, Îles Ioniennes, Isole Ionie, 이오니아 제도 주

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