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Day 11: Ithaca - Kalamos

Ionian Islands in two weeks


In the winter, Kalamos is home to no more than six hundred inhabitants, but in the summer that number swells to include bright-eyed tourists – proving that there’s still demand for Greece’s authentic and tranquil towns. In the sunny months, yachts sail in a steady stream into the port, and the island’s guests languidly dine on shoreline cafes.

The main – and virtually only – attraction on Kalamos is its eponymous city on the east coast. Kalamos doesn’t have an infrastructure quite as developed as the neighbouring islands do, so if you wind up with more than a few hours to spend on Kalamos, you could make the side trip to the village of Kefali – or what’s left of it anyway. In 1953, an earthquake destroyed this Venetian settlement, once called Porto Leone. Only its church survived, which continues to function to this day.

Recommended boats for this region

Bavaria Yachtbau, 2011
Bavaria 40 Cruiser
Marina Gouvia, Corfu
Batten mainsail
Bow thruster
GPS plotter
Outboard engine
Roller furling genoa
Safety net
Solar panels
Swimming ladder
From 15/10 to 22/10
2 100
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Lagoon, 2021
Lagoon 46 (4+1 cab) A/C & GEN
Marina Gouvia, Corfu
From 15/10 to 22/10
5 200 4 680
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat