I went on a flotilla sailing holiday in the Ionian Sea, and recorded some of what happened on my sun/oracle blog. This version of the article which is an aggregation of the originals was posted on this blog in July 2016.This holiday had been a long time ambition of mine in order to see Ithaca, the legendary home of Odysseus from the sea. Actually I wanted to land there and explore, but for various reasons, this didn’t happen, and at least I have an excuse to return.

I will have no access to the internet, hooray! You may catch me on Twitter as I shall have my phone with me. I thought about getting a Nokia N800, but haven’t.

On the Beat

I chartered the boat from Sunsail, as part of their Kalamos flotilla and flew from Gatwick to Preveza in North West of Greece. We arrived in the evening and had a meal in one of the local tavernas in Paleros. Our route involved sailing from Vounaki to Port Atheni in Meganissi, then onto Kalmos via the north channel, out into the inland sea and back to Port Leone. We then sailed to one house bay and east of Ithaca north to return to Port Atheni. We then sailed around Meganissi to Spartkhori and then back to Vounaki. I prepared a google map…

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I had one of my best beers ever at Port Atheni,

Port Atheni

not because it was a better beer, but because Port Atheni is such a pretty place, the sun was shining and we’d had such a great day. The rest of the pictures are in my Ionian Sea set on http://www.flickr.com/, my planning page is on my wiki’s Greece page.


Originally posted as a series of articles on my sun/oracle blog. Published here in July 2016.

Sailing in the Ionian
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