The weather was sunny and warm for our little trip over to the enchanting inland town of Ioannina, where we enjoyed a leisurely late afternoon aperitif overlooking the beautiful lake surrounded by towering peaks (still snowcapped).
For dinner we sampled the interesting Asian cuisine at the Bonzai restaurant.
Debbie & Jeremy, our delightful English neighbors on S/Y 'Nita' recommended also our accommodation ....very special, amazingly comfortable, tastefully decorated, immaculately clean, friendly, delicious breakfast.....perfect!
ITS KALE has only 7 beautiful rooms and is conveniently situated inside the castle walls.
The following day we decided to throw in a little bit of culture and visited the well preserved amphitheater at DODONI ...so pleased that we did, as situated in a gorgeous setting with southerly views over to the snowy mountains nearby. Well worth the short detour...memorable.
Next stop was back to the coast to picturesque PARGA for delicious coffees...we have visited by boat but had never been ashore...must be packed with tourists during the high season ...one can understand why!
Back in Lefkas, our bright blue hire car took us up a windy narrow 'road' into the local spectacular mountains to a height of 1030 metres where we visited the small white chapel Ilias...again well worth the effort as the 360 degree views are absolutely stunning!
Such an interesting island....do visit! Fabulous beaches, spectacular scenery, tiny quaint mountain villages and of course the usual tourist sites!
Then to finish off our short break, we had the pleasure to welcome our Australian friends Angela and John onboard for more birthday drinkies, as John's birthday also! S/Y AMZER ZO..
We did not realise that it was Greek Independence Day last Saturday....Bruno headed over to the weekly market with his shopping trolley...no market, no nothing...the town as completely closed for the holiday!
Enjoy the slideshow below of our tripping around.....