It is quite a sail to get there and depending on our decision the day before we might have a long sail or we might have started going there already the day before.

If we go all the way we could go close to Preveza Airport and view a few aircraft taking off or landing from the water. Then we have to go through the Lefkada Channel again and this would probably be a slow process. Along the coast heading south there is quite a few little towns with harbours in which we could stop for lunch. Alternatively we could make lunch on the yacht.

According to the program we are having the Flotilla braai this evening and then we have a free day of sailing the next day.

Meganissi in itself is famous for Pirates, here is a little bit of information with a link to more reading stuff.

“Meganisi is a small island covered in vegetation lying to the east of Lefkada with an area of almost 20 square kilometres and a permanent population of 1,200. It lies at a distance of four nautical miles from Nydri, with which there is a daily ferry-boat connection. It has three villages,VathyKatomeri and Spartochori, and three quaint ports, Spilia at Spartochori, Atherino at Katomeri and Vathy. The island’s capital is the village of Katomeri, which is located high above Vathy and is also the seat of the Municipality of Meganisi.
In ancient times Meganisi was probably known as the island of the Tafiots. This name appears for the first time in Homer, probably taken from the myth of Tafios, son of Poseidon and King of the region. Homer mentions that, when he left for Troy, Odysseus entrusted King Mentor of the Tafiots with his ships.
Other people believe that Meganisi was the island of Asteria, which is also mentioned by Homer. On Meganisi there are still several bays in which ships sailing over the Ionian Sea can find shelter. These include Ambelaki, Balos, Platiyiali, Svourna, Kolopoulos, Dichali, Limonari, Elia, Limni, whilst there are also caves in the south-east of the island. The most noted of these is the so-called Cave of Papanikolis. This is a cave situated in the sea on the island’s south-west coast; it is around 30 metres deep and has sand in its interior. Tradition has it that this was one of the hiding places for Papanikolis’ submarine, so that the enemy would not spot it.”

The Gallery below takes you sort of the way we would probably be going from Vounitsa to Spartochori

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