This trip over two weeks took us from Gouvia to Lefkas ; 120km and then through the Lefkas canal to the islands lying behind.
An amazing area of multiple islands featuring white beaches and fjords. In total there are only 3 villages; Nydri, Vathi (pronounce Bathy) and Bathy (pronounce Vathy)😀
The islands include Sparti, Madouri, Panaghia, Scorpidi, Scorpios (ex Onassis), Meganisi hosting many fjords, Kythros, Arkoudi, Ithaki, Kastos, Kalamos and a number of tiny blobs.
This sea is open to the Ionian and the water is deep turquois and transparent.
|Gouvia-Lefkas and back 350 km at 8 km/h
First off to Syvota however stopping a bit later in a narrow fjord with a bit of roly poly. The next morning we took the dog to the beach for his bowel movements and found ourselves at a wild camping under the trees. We were not very welcome. Strange thing the campers did not build a latrine, but were doing their shitting just all over the place. Thus Pacos followed suit.
We moved on to a very nice bay; Scala Beach only 3 hours from our overnight. It featured 3 beaches, of which one filled with Greek holiday makers and one small beach only accessible from the sea and a most amazing grotto created by nature and like a huge church dome.
Next on to Lefkas where we arrived before the turn bridge at 10 min to 5 and it opened at 5! Managed to get some 50l diesel at Lefkas port and on we went though the canal to the Islands. Speed limit 5kn, but the motorboats were competing between 10 and 20 kn.
Had a swim and went on direction Nydri, where we got some gas for the outboard and some water.
Around Nydri many foreign boats are anchored and some on an annual basis. Very busy, so we went past Scorpio island to a fjord at Meganisi island.
Barely there and a lot of boats came in as well as some Greek mega yachts attaching to the quays. We had dinner on the quays but could not eat half of what was served, too much.
|at the beach we had some tiny neighbors
As from 4:00 boats came swarming in and attaching to the quays with long lines all very busy, crossing each other lines and anchor chains, hollering and gesturing, quite a spectacle we were watching from the terrace of the pub with an ice cold beer in the hand. TV on! 😱
The spectacle of the day: an Austrian boat that kept on anchoring from 12 noon till 8 at night, they did not seem to get it right, quite hilarious and in the end they left in the evening.
|Corfu Town fortress
Pacos was real happy to get back home on the veranda.