According to legend, Ithaki in the Ionian Sea was the home of the ancient Greek hero Odysseus, depicted vividly in Homer’s epic poem . The great warrior returned here from Troy to be reunited with his love, Penelope.
Melissa & I had sailed from the island of Corfu in 2012 toward the beautiful islands around Lefkas. The weather had not permitted us to enjoy these lush islands. So, we returned and chartered a yacht out of the little fishing village of Vliho .
Sailing toward Syvota, time for a lunch break and swim at the beautiful southern tip of Nisos Arkoudi in the most vivid blue turquoise water.
There is balance that one has to achieve. Time to enjoy the sea and serene anchorages and time to enjoy the wine and festivities that can be found ashore.
Then time to explore-like the cave in the bay of Foki just south of the lively town of Fiskardo on the island of Kefalonia.
And for the sailors who have lost their compass, the lonely little secret taverna (Boskopalia) sitting literally on the beach on the island of Kalamos.
To those who visualize a Greece of sunbaked rocks dotted with dazzling whitewashed houses, the Ionian comes as a gentle surprise – a shaded green country, Latin styled houses, with evergreen trees and fields of flowers.