Over the last 3 cruising seasons Greece has been a wonderful country to visit by yacht. The Greeks have been friendly and welcoming, the water clear and warm and the anchorages plentiful and safe. In our final week we spent a few days in the inland waterway behind Preveza. For some reason we hadn’t been there before, but it really is worth a few nights. It is a nice quiet body of water with a couple of lovely anchorages and is home to turtles and bottlenose dolphins. We spent and amazing morning floating about with the engine off watching huge schools of sardines being corralled and picked off by dolphins for breakfast, quite special.
The main town in this area is Vonitsa which has a pretty good Venetian fort and a great sandy anchorage tucked in behind a secluded wooded island joined to the mainland by a small bridge, the kids spent hours exploring and playing mine craft “survival” sans screens in the forest and spent their evenings jumping off the town quay into the clear water until well after the sun had set.
It only seemed fitting that our last couple of nights were spent in two of our favorite spots, two rocks on the main land and Lakka on Paxos before heading west and to Italia.
Greece, we will miss you, the town quays and tavernas, the sleepy towns and the quiet anchorages. Milly and Ben talk of Greece as if it’s their second home, mention Greece to Milly and she will look to the horizon wistfully and tell you its simply amazing…
Goodbye Greece, we will be back!