Astakos, mainland GreeceJuly 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
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