The advantage of being on your yacht when visiting the Greek Islands is the fact that you decide where you are going and once there you decide how long you stay. Hard day at the Office! I don’t think so. This hillside Taverna was a beautiful location to just rest and enjoy a relaxed lunch with a cold beer. Then some exploring and a stroll back to Inachos. Stayed here for two days and then off we went to our next adventure.
The Island of Kastos
This is one of the smaller inhabited islands in the Ionian and relies on a daily ferry delivery for its essentials. Kastos has one small village with harbour, one shop and four Tavernas. The harbour is well protected from the prevailing winds and is therefore an excellent choice for a prolonged stay. Our Taverna was called The Windmill and offered superb views across the sea to mainland Greece. As the sun set the lights from the mainland coastline twinkled across the sea and provided a great vista of light.
There are a number of excellent beaches. Good snorkelling is to be found around the rocks that litter the coastline. The village centre has benefited from being allocated EU funds. A rather out of keeping play centre has been built. Unfortunately it seems to be little used and has become overgrown with weeds. Apart from this there are a number of walks to be enjoyed. These allow you to explore most of the island.
Reflections of the day
Whilst the pace of life for the local population may at first seem to be a little too laid back. I do wonder if a hard day at the office for them is considerably more enjoyable then the one most of us endure back in the bustling world we endure daily.