We left the town quay of Preveza very early morning. Around 07.30 we were up and running and the guests were still sleeping! Red beast on, the sun was shining. It’s going to be a perfect day!
Antipaxos, Vraki beach
It was only a short sail. We were anchored at 13.00 in Vraki Beach. In a bay with 50 shades of blue. Really amazing! Vrika beach in Antipaxos is a fantastic beach to swim. It has white sand, and the sea is crystal clear and blue, which makes it ideal for snorkeling. At Vrika beach, on the northern side, you will find a small cave which you must visit! If you are coming by boat you can get there either by going on one of the daily cruises from Parga, or by taking a water taxi or speedboat from Paxos Island, or you can even hire a boat. The bay, and the islands in general, are mega busy with boats and people. Commercial crafts are going up and down bringing hundreds of people to enjoy the beautiful beaches.
Paxos island, Lakka
Just a short distance from Antipaxos is the next island. Antipaxos. When sailing along the coast there is a very small and shallow canal which leads you along the town of Gaios and Porto Vecchio. Gaios is a charming port town and spreads itself along the waterfront.
You can enter Gaios from a northerly or southerly direction passing two small islands. The first at the mouth of Gaios harbour is called Panayia (Virgin Mary) on which there is a splendid white monastery. On the 15th August, Assumption Day the gates the monastery are open and everyone travels across by boat to the monastery to pay homage. Gaios harbour and the approaching inlet is very safe for overnight mooring for all types of boats. Water and fuel vehicles patrol on a daily basis. Payment for mooring and regulations can be obtained from the Port Authorities Tel. In Porto Vecchio there is harbour for small boats and we saw a few bigger ones on the other side of the islandc called Nikolaos.
We continued our beautiful sail to Lakka. Our anchorage for the night. We sailed into the bay around 15.00 and it was already totally packed! Big boats, small boats, sail boats and motorboats. There is a small harbour in front of the town quay but only for small boats and dinghies. The bay is so packed that we could only find an anchorage way back in the bay. We first anchored next to a party boat with some weird people. Playing very loud music and drinking a lot! Fortunately, they left after some time. No more noise and more space!
When Oscar is on board there is about 1 mission: where shall we eat tonight! We are always looking to find a local gem and get some really good local food. Well, in Lakka there is an absolute gem! And it’s called Akis bar. Maybe a strange name for an excellent restaurant but what a top place!