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Nomós Kefallinías

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  • Day464

    Agostoli on Cephalonia

    July 23 in Greece

    On our way from Pessades to Argostoli we visited Nisis Vardhianoi, off to the West of the bay entrance, for a swim and a look round, as seems to be the case in most of the inaccessable spots in Greece there was a chapel of sorts though unlike many of the others we have seen it was not well looked after. On the island there was also a wreck, John thinks it’s from around 2-3 years ago but boat was about 50 years old, photos attached both of wreck and flora etc we found on the island.Argostoli although apparently being the capital was a fairly quiet town, inhabitants all very friendly. The coastguard that we spoke to when we registered explain that he worked too many hours for too little money, so did the lady in the laundry and the shopkeeper, it seems to be a common problem. While there one morning we met a Brit who was spending his holiday helping a local charity monitor the loggerhead turtles 🐢. He explained that they tended to come into harbour early morning to see the fisherman when they brought their catches in. So that’s our goal for tomorrow morning.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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  • Day398

    Wer hätte gedacht das es solch große Schildkröten in Griechenland gibt. Unfassbar hätte sie noch stundenlang weiter beobachten können. 😍 Übrigens gibts hier keine Quallen, da sie von den Schildkröte gefressen werden😎

    Die Stadt war wirklich toll, viele kleine Läden und Cafes. Nach einem längeren Auswahlverfahren sind wir im besten Eiskaffee der Stadt gelandet - was ein Leckeres Crepe 😊

    Ein schöner Landgang bei milden Temperaturen.
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  • Day398

    Joggen am abend...

    May 4 in Greece

    ... vertreibt Kummer und Sorgen. Vor allem bei der genialen Gegend. So kann es immer sein 😊

    Jetzt noch die Menüs und die Welt drucken, dann gehts ins Bett.

  • Day3

    Roman temple

    August 9 in Greece

    Some very well preserved mosaics just on the edge of Skala village. Free, and with informative signs. Although I'm surprised there's no mention of the stone in the Byzantine part that is very clearly reclaimed from an olive press.

  • Day7

    Spot the lizard

    August 13 in Greece

    It's quite a good holiday for seeing animals, but not a great one for photographing them (apart from cats).

    Lizards hide. The swift chicks are tucked away in a dark corner and the adults are too fast. Butterflies are too unpredictable to catch on camera. The goats are an unseen clonkling over the crest of the hill - until this afternoon when they decided to break out and wander into town, chased down the road by their owner on a moped. Cicadas are audible but virtually invisible until one attempts a short blundering flight and hits you in the ear. And the nightjar only comes out after dusk.

    I do have some excellent pictures of a hummingbird hawkmoth, but on the other camera so they will have to wait til I'm home.
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  • Day12

    Ithaka, Griechenland

    May 24, 2015 in Greece

    Ithaka ist in Homers Epen auch der Name der Heimatinsel des Odysseus. Ob das homerische Ithaka der heutigen Insel Ithaka entspricht, die mindestens seit dem 5. Jahrhundert v. Chr. in antiken Schriftquellen so genannt wurde, ist in der Forschung strittig. Heinrich Schliemann glaubte, auf dem Berg Aetos den Palast des Odysseus entdeckt zu haben, weil sich einige Ortsbeschreibungen Homers mit der Landschaft in Deckung bringen lassen und der Gipfel mit einer ausgedehnten kyklopischen Mauer befestigt ist, was auf eine mykenische Siedlung schließen lässt. Die Schlussfolgerungen Schliemanns sind aber umstritten, und ein anderer Platz auf der Insel konkurriert um die antike Palaststätte.Read more

  • Day3

    Wir waren im " Captains Jerry"
    Das Personal war, wie in den letzten Tagen überall, wahnsinnig nett.
    Das Essen war sehr lecker aber für meinen Geschmack war der Thunfisch und der Schwertfisch schon zu trocken.
    Nichts desto trotz würde ich wieder her kommen.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Nomós Kefallinías, Nomos Kefallinias, Κεφαλονιά, Kefalonia

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