Galaxidi is a narrow tranquil inlet hidden between rocky islets and stony hills. Hemmed in by a pine-studded peninsula and the town, hunched on a rocky mound, the harbor is one of the most pleasing in the Gulf of Corinth. In the 18th century it was a prosperous port. A small museum displays curios including some fine figureheads from its heyday as a thriving shipping town. Sophisticated restaurants ashore.
Triizonia island has changed little over the years. The land around the bay is green and lush - mostly vines and olives. Whether to eat or simply have an ouzo, it is well worth while to go ashore.
Nafpaktos is a minute mediaeval harbor bordered by old plane trees. Under the shadow of the Venetian castle, it is a captivating place, well watered, with a lot of animation that goes on in the square by the harbour. The town was known in mediaeval times as Lepanto. OXIA is a high island with a jagged ridge running down the spine at the entrance to the Gulf of Patra. Spectacular surroundings and utter isolation except for a few fishing boats.
Zakinthos is the southernmost of the Heptanesoi. Like a howl holding something precious, the mountains of Zakinthos enclose the fertile central plain. The Venetians called Zakinthos "the flower of the Levant." Until its total destruction in the 1953 earthquake the towns consisted largely of Venetian buildings. In the rebuilding of the island, a Venetian aura has been retained - spacious boulevards, arcaded shops and imposing public buildings. A museum houses some of the relics particularly some fine icons. The island offers some spectacular scenery.
Day 1 - Athens - Corinth Canal - Galaxidi (75 miles)
Day 2 - Galaxidi - Trizonia - Nafpaktos (32 miles)
Day 3 - Nafpaktos - Oxia - Zakinthos (61 miles)
Day 4 - Zakinthos - Saini (Kefalonia) - (38 miles)
Day 5 - Saini - Agia Efimia - Fiskardo (l5miles)
Day 6 - Fiskardo - Meganisi - Vasilild (Le&as) (24)
Day 7 - Vasiliki - Nidri - Lefkas (25 miles)
Day 8 - Lefkas - Antipaxi - Paxi (35 miles)
Day 9 - Paxi - Corfu (28 miles)
Day 10 - Corfu - Parga (32 miles)
Day 11 - Parga - Preveza - Vatica (Lefkas) (30)
Day 12 - Vatica- Skorpios - Kioni (Ithaki) (28 miles)
Day 13 - Kioni - Patra ( 54 miles)
Day 14 - Patra - Kiato (57 miles)
Day 15 - Kiato - Athens (43 miles).
A. Skippered charters aboard Sailing Yachts & Catamarans
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