Nautical Guide for Greece yacht charter guide

Nautical Guide for Greece yacht charter guide

Excellent yacht charter guide to Greece and the Greek islands,chartering information for your yachting holiday. Nautical_eng

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Argostoli On foot

Argostoli On foot

Argostoli is the island capital (as well as the capital of Kefalonia and Ithaca prefecture) since 1757. It is a modern town, which preserves its traditional character, built amphitheatrically with a view of the Koutavous lagoon, which is a crossing area for the migratory birds. The city has many neoclassical buildings, big squares, churches and remarkable cultural activity. What to see in Argostoli: The Archaeological Museum exhibiting important findings discovered in the whole island, mainly dating back to the Mycenaean period. The Korgialeneios Library, one of the biggest libraries in Greece, housing more than 55,000 volumes and a great collection of Byzantine icons. The Folklore and History Museum. It hosts exhibits associated with the history of the island...

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Ainos Forest Kefalonia

Ainos Forest Kefalonia

Ainos or Enos Forest in Kefalonia Kefalonia is the biggest Greek island in the area of the Ionian Sea and Mount Ainos is the highest mountain in the same area, with an altitude that surpasses 1,600 m. Mount Ainos is well known not only for its altitude but also due to its dense forest of Kefalonian fir trees (Abies cephalonica), which dominate at the upper altitudes. This species is endemic to Greece and was described for the first time in the same region. In the area three different habitats can be discerned: the fir tree forest, which can be pure or at lower altitudes be mixed with elements of maquis (Arbutus ssp. Quercus ssp. etc.), the rocky or pebbly slopes which are characterized by more sparse vegetation and on which one can often come across interesting...

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Argostoli Port Kefalonia

Argostoli Port Kefalonia

Argostolis attractions are mostly within walking distance of the port. The meeting point in the city is Vallianos Square surrounded by shops, taverns and other businesses. A couple blocks south of the square is the main shopping street, Lithos-troto, which is a pedestrian-only cobble shopping mall. There are two nice small museums in the city. The Archaeological Museum has artifacts from Mycenaean to Roman times. The Korgialeneios History and Folk Art Museum includes many dis-plays showing the island prior to the earthquake. The picturesque De Bosset Bridge was built of wood in the early 19th century, but replaced a few years later with stone. It is one of the city’s most popular photo spots along with the Doric-style lighthouse rebuilt after the...

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Sami Port Kefalonia

Sami Port Kefalonia

Antisamos beach distinguishes for the turquoise waters and the white small pebbles. It is surrounded by green hills and vast vegetation reaching the edges of the shore. The beach has gained worldwide reputation from the Hollywood movie «Captain Corelli’s Mandolin», where some of the scenes were filmed here. The Lake Cavern of Melissani is a unique geological phenomenon lo-cated 2 km northwest of Sami. The natural entrance of the cave is vertical and was created by the col-lapse of a section of roof. Drogarati Cave, which is close to Sami, was discovered 300 years ago, when a part of it was destroyed because of a strong earthquake, and so the entrance was created. It has many stalactites and stalagmites created from the rain, which comes through the rocky...

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Poros Port Kefalonia

Poros Port Kefalonia

Poros is a seaside town that combines mountain and sea. The green landscapes are followed by beautiful shores and create scen-eries of unique style. Poros has contemporary hotel units, taverns, cafes and bars. The beach of Poros is rather cosmopolitan, with a length of more than 2km, surrounded by small, protected ports and golden shores with crys-tal clear waters. Poros is of great archaeological interest. In Bourtzi location, the excava-tions brought into light a dome-shaped grave of Mycenae period. It is one of the most important findings and proves that the region was inhabited since 1400BC. The grave is one of the best saved in the island. It is built with square gigantic rocks with a diameter of 7m. Many golden jewels, copper tools and seals were...

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