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Aitoloakarnania

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13 travelers at this place:

  • Day583

    Nafpaktos

    Yesterday in Greece

    Wow when we woke up on Saturday and looked towards Delphi on the side of Mount Parnassos there was snow. Snow this is Greece you don’t picture snow when you think of Greece well we didn’t but apparently there are 27km of ski slopes on Mount Parnassos! We left Itea after a coffee and headed south but only about 5Nm to an almost landlocked bay with only a hotel that was closed. But as it was still p***ing down we weren’t going anywhere in the dinghy anyway so didn’t matter at all. We did contemplate a walk ashore but the pack of dogs we saw persuaded us this was a naff idea!
    Next day we headed to Nisos Trizonia, somewhere Ken from Almerimar had mentioned, still on Northern shore of Corinthian Gulf. It was still raining and cold though not quite as bad which made appreciating the island harder but we did decide that in the sunshine it would have been interesting to walk around and the tiny harbour, along from the marina, would have been a lovely place to drink a coffee ☕️ and watch the world go by. The ‘marina’ was fairly big but had had its fair share of abandoned boats some were still in the water rather than on it, others had sunk and were being removed. As seems to be the norm we were one of only 2 inhabited yachts and only stayed the 1 night.
    We are now in Nafpaktos which we wouldn’t have been able to come to in season as it’s a bit small. It’s an old medieval harbour the entrance is 35m wide, we are largest boat by about 8m. We did walk up to the castle, but we forgot today was Monday when all tourist sites tend to be closed, so have to walk up again tomorrow.
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  • Day458

    Astakos, mainland Greece

    July 17 in Greece

    Hello again, we did manage to meet up with Alistair, Melissa and the girls on cup final day, (well done France) we had a great evening chatting and eating ashore in Palacios near where they are staying, they have another week of holiday to get over seeing us so should be fine by the time they get back to Guernsey. It was great to have people to chat to who knew the same people and places we did so we caught up on the local news or lack thereof.
    We are now in Astakos which is a very Greek town, there are some foreign yachts on the quay and cafes and tavernas, but none of the signs are in English, the majority of the tourists appear to be Greeks which makes it feel much more authentic and sat here having coffee after a lovely meal of Greek salad, kalamari and lamb chops I can not hear English being spoken, but there are lots of conversations.
    We spent last night at anchor in Port Leone on Kalamos, it may be called a port but is in reality only a large bay with a church and a few deserted buildings. It took me 45 mins to swim around the bay looking at the fish and avoiding all the lines that other yachts had taken ashore to stop them swinging. We had lunched on Meganissi’s east coast but as wind picked up we headed south east to Kalamas, it is a bit odd to, as we cruise along to look around and see land in all directions, there are so many islands. We think we will spend another night on the mainland in what on the charts looks like a very sheltered but secluded inlet before going across towards Ithaca
    I need to check spellings on this one so place names may be amended
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  • Day26

    Corfu to Athens, via Corinth Canal

    June 12, 2016 in Greece

    Well, the vacation within a vacation has come to an end... Crack of dawn start this morning to catch the ferry from Corfu back to Igoumenitsa. Today is a long travel day, as we essentially cross the entire country of Greece with a stop along the way at the man-made Corinth Canal.

    We expect to arrive at the Athens campsite about 7pm... Greek-ish time. Then it's our last dinner with those that are only doing the first half of the trip, as The Big Chill (my trip name) is basically made up of two other trips (The Southern Trail is the first half that wraps up tomorrow and the second half is The Northern Trek that goes on to Amsterdam/London). Ten people drop off and we gain ten more; two guys are leaving, but we're only gaining one, so I'm going to officially get my own tent!

    The morning drive was slow going, since the roads were narrow, winding and filled with switchbacks... Fun in a car, but not so much on a coach!

    The stop at the Corinth Canal was interesting to see, but the half an hour so was sufficient. Apparently constriction started around 200 BC, but it wasn't actually completed until the 19th century. Also, is not actually very functional because it's not wide enough for larger ships and doesn't save a huge amount of distance. While we were there, we did get to see someone bungee jump from the bridge we were standing on - not my cup of tea, but each unto their own.

    We rolled into the campsite relatively on time, but dinner was a bit delayed and we weren't eating until 9:30. The next day was our full day in Athens, so it was pretty much bedtime after dinner.
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  • Day6

    Zurück aufs Festland

    March 23 in Greece

    Über die seit 2004 bestehende Brücke bei Patras geht es wieder aufs Festland. Wir stärken uns in einer Konditorei mit typischem griechischem Gebäck. Die Fahrt führt uns entlang der Küste. Trotz des wechselhaften Wetters ist der Blick wunderbar. Bei Delphi esse ich erstmals griechischen Fisch.

  • Day9

    Nafpaktos

    November 30, 2016 in Greece

    Winter has set in. We see snow on Mt Parnassos, and it's negative 2 deg. C just a few miles away inland. We are hugging the shore, where it stays much warmer. The bridge to the Peloponnese is nearby, and we'll visit the bridge's museum tomorrow. The first person to cross it was the Olympic torch runner before the 2004 Athens games. Should be fun.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Nomós Aitolías kai Akarnanías, Nomos Aitolias kai Akarnanias, Aitoloakarnania, Αιτωλοακαρνανία, Etolia

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