Already, so many more sailing yachts in the area, presumably as being not too far from Athens, Poros and Aigina. Heading west towards the mainland coast, we had a great sail towards ERMIONI, especially in the passage by touristy HYDRA, also an island with very little vegetation. Not far further along, just after the island of DHOKOS, we slipped into Ormos Kapari, a very secure anchorage, just south of Ermioni. An enormous bay for just 3 yachts, and complete calm....BBQ evening!
Actually now anchored in sticky mud off PORTO KHELI, a huge landlocked bay, great protection, still many yachts around, even big private motor boats. It appears that this area, including Hydra & Spetsai is called the GREEK RIVIERA! Certainly some amazing villas built on the water's edge facing the green pine clad , attractive island of SPETSAI. On the island are many grand old houses built during the prosperous 18th/19th centuries, very much in the Italian style.
GLORIOUS WEATHER for September..... Bruno and I are now looking forward to our next destinations ....
Kiparissi, Monemvasia, then around the 3 caps of the PELOPONNESE!
Back again soon with further updates!!