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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Beaches of Kefalonia

Beaches of Kefalonia

Kefalonia has numerous beaches filled with peddles or sand. Most of the beaches are organized but the island has some inaccessible, but all have the same wild beauty with variety of colors. Ithaca also has several beaches with main feature the turquoise color of the sea but on the island there are no sandy beaches. One of the most picturesque and quiet beaches of the island is Sarakino, but of course there are many other beaches like St. Ioanis, Kioni, Frikes, Afales, Stavros, and Pisaetos. Finally on your way from Frikes to Kioni, you will find small bays where you can enjoy your swimming. Myrtos is the most famous beach in Kefalonia.It is on the northwestern side of the island and 9 km away from the village Agia Efimia. The beach is famous worldwide, and has...

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Drogarati Cave

Drogarati Cave

Drogarati Cave, was discovered 300 years ago, when a part of it was destroyed because of a strong earthquake, and so the entrance was created. The cave’s depth is 60 meters from the ground level, the temperature is 18 C and the humidity is 90%. Initially, the cave was developed and used by the community of Haliotata, under the supervision of the speleologist Mrs. Petrocheilos. It is open for the public since 1963. Speleologists have confirmed that the cave has an extension that is not approachable. That means that the cave is probably connected with other caves in the area. It’s got many stalactites and stalagmites created from the rain, which comes through the rocky level of the cave. A stalactite grows one cm every 100 years.

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The cave of Melissani

The cave of Melissani

According to mythology, caves have always been associated with the divine due to their enclosed beauty with the result that they were the most suitable places for religious ceremonies. Melissani has its own myths; the locals believe it is named after a shepherdess called Melisanthe who was looking for her lost sheep and fell into the lake and drowned. Another myth refers to the nymph Melissani who committed suicide in the Lake because Pan would not reciprocate her love. The dolphins are also associated with this myth, having been used by the nymph to carry messages to her beloved; they turned into stone in the cave after her demise. You can quite clearly see the shapes of dolphins in the stalactites within the cave. The lake water is brackish, a mixture of sea...

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