Home base– Nidri
Nidri is the home of Viola. With easy access to Preveza Airport and Lefkas town by road, it makes it the ideal location to arrive to the boat. Nidri has many restaurants, bars and shops for the retail therapy. It’s a safe haven for the boat and great for a busier night out. It is also close to waterfalls and has a multitude of watersports activities.
A preferable first night stop for the boat as it’s only a short hour sail from Nidri to ease the travel of your day away. Spartachori is renowned for its crystal clear water for your first swim and a nice beach tavern to get your first taste of the greek cuisine. You can also walk up to the village to take in the breathtaking view at the top.
Kastos is one of the most idyllic of Greek islands. And definitely one of the quitesest, having only 40 people living there through the winter. The journey to Kastos passes many bays for the lunch swim and Viola will find one near the main harbour for the perfect night of tranquility. The town boasts one of the more favourite tavernas for previous guests and is great in the morning for a flat water-ski and a visit to the caves is a must!
Kalamos– Port Leone
Port Leone is a quiet bay on the south end of Kalamos and used to be a small village... till an earthquake destroyed the water supply. This lead to the village being abandoned and is intriguing to walk around. The quiet bay is a spectacular swimming spot and great to get the boats BBQ going.
The home island of Odysseus is also one of the most beautiful of the greek islands. The harbour of Frikes is full of history, from pirates to World War Two rebels, and is a quaint little village with a fantastic choice of local food. Viola moors off the breakwater for glass water swimming and if you feel like a night out, you can enjoy the bustling aussie bar.
Picture perfect Kioni is one of the busier harbours of the area, but still a must visit. Husbands be warned, the jeweler shop is very enticing for the wife. A little more up-market to other harbours, Kioni offers brilliant cuisine and lovely bays that surround the harbour and you can also find a good night at the jazz bar!
The mini Monaco of Greece, Fischardho harbor attracts the rich and famous, and, being the setting of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, the harbor is incredibly popular in high season. For those that like a bit more bustle, you can enjoy cocktails in Theodoras and restaurants specializing in Thai, fish or meat. And if you fancy some stylish new clothes to go with your new tan, Fischardho has plenty of the trendier shops to help you out.
Foki Bay– Kefalonia
For those that would prefer to stay away from the hustle and bustle of Fischardho but still visit, Foki is perfect. With huge caves to explore and a quieter atmosphere, Foki is still within 20 minute walk of Fischardho. The bay also has a quiet taverna which has the best of Kefalonian meat pie.
Atoko– Cliff Bay
The uninhabited island of Atoko has two of the most stunning bays of the islands. Cliff bay being a favourite of guests for the ‘must do’ beach barbecue under the stars. Nothing is on the island so we will stock up for a BBQ and enjoy the tranquility of the bay.
One for the water sports enthusiasts, Vassiliki is a big bay and one of the top windsurf locations in Europe. Giving its high speed katabatic winds in a cross-shore direction and a nice nightlife in the evening, Vassiliki is very popular with those who want a bit of fun. The town is also a charming place with some lovely tavernas and plenty of cafés and bars to choose from.
The world famous island is always a stop guests ask to visit. Owned by the shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis and made even more famous by Jackie Onassis (Kennedy), the island is right next to Nidri, which will be our final destination. The beautiful island is now leased to a Russian family who have increased security on the island. However, a stop in Jackie Kennedy’s beach hut bay for a lunch stop is always popular!