Greece: Ionian

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Transit Log:

When you enter the Greek waters, you need to acquire a transit log. First go to the tax office and ask for the KAE 3435 document. Once filled you have to pay 0.88€ plus 29.35€ and get the payment proof, you go to the Port Authority, the Marine police. There you fill another form, then pay 15 € of entering duty, then you will get a paper with 50 boxes, one for each port entry and port exit. You need to have them stamped every time you go to a port that has a Marine police dpt.

In Corfu, the tax office is located in front of the theater, Matzarou street. Go to the first floor and search the office nº10 and go to the counter next to that door. The Port Authority is close to the ferries departures/arrivals. The office you n need to visit is the first one on the right. Tell the officer that you leave the same day otherwise you have to return to get the exit stamp!


Corfu:  Marina Gouvia  39ºN39'  019ºE51'

April 2010

The marina is huge: 1200 berths, plus 600 places in the dry docks! A large part of them are occupied till 1ºMay by the charter boats. We paid 46€ per day in the high season starting in April. On top of the showers you have a swimming pool, cricket and croquet fields, bars with free WIFI, restaurants, one laundry (12 € per machine wash and dry), a ship chandler (that also sell UK newspapers), a Volvo representative and a shipyard. You also find a supermarket, rent a car/bike and ice cream shops. At this time of the year the office closes at 3 PM, they do not reply to the VHS but an employee will come by tender to indicate you a berth. 


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Corfu:  Petriti 39ºN27'  020ºE00'

May 2010


Petriti is a charming little fishing port. Only a few places are available for visitors. You can also berth at the off shore side of the mole, but only at the extreme for depth reason, and be very careful, there are a few rocks. Water and electricity are available in the port, but there are only to supply points! You can anchor in the large bay. Be careful because in the middle there are rocks. those are market with...crosses!  The holding in sand and herbs is good, and the place offers good shelter from the dominant winds of NW. You can access directly to the beach with your tender and leave it at the pontoon of one of the 3 tavernas. Watch that the water is not deep at all at the end close to the beach. Those taverns offer good fish at a reasonable price, and 1/2 liter of white wine costs 3 €. There is a little supermarket inside the village.

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Paxos ( Nisoi Paxoi): Lákka:  39ºN14'  020ºE07'

May 2010

Lakka is located a little bay north of the island of Paxos some 15 NM from Petriti. This little village is a real post card. The little port can host some 25 sailboats, and you will find numerous restaurants, with their local specialities, bars and shops. there are 2 mini-markets, a few “fashion” shops, two bakers, etc. You can get water from one of the tavernas. The bay is well protected from the NW and E winds, the botton is sand with few weeds and the water is transparent. A real paradise...till the charters boats arrive (Sailing holidays and Sunsail) . Suddenly, at the end of the day some 30 extra sailboats arrive. hopefully they leave early in the morning, and are replaced by a tourists boats that stays for an hour. The environment is very green, full of cypress. What a peace of mind!

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Paxos ( Nisoi Paxoi): Gaios:  39ºN11'  020ºE11'

May 2010

Gaios is our second destination on the island of Paxos. Less romantic that Lakka, due to a huge quantity of souvenirs shops, this village is still charming. You should visit the church located at the central square. A huge amount of tourists arrives by ferries, but they only stay a few hours, just enough to pack the restaurants and bars. In terms of sailboats you have very fews charter boats by mid morning as they leaves early, and the next shift only gets at the end of the day. Beware of the numerous incidents with crossed chains and anchors... To have more privacy we berth with the bow to quay, because as you crosse the street you have the noise of the bars and restaurants customers till late at night. Water and petrol are available upon demand with small tanker trucks.

In fact the particularity of Gaios is the fact that it lays just across another small island with a maximum 100 meters distance between the two. So it is like a canal inland. That small island has no inhabitants, except by a few animals....


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