Before sailing to Korfos to meet Mark and Marijke of Greatcircle we anchored in a beautiful small island called Agios Tragonisi. This island is part of the charming Diapori island group in the glittering waters of the Saronic Gulf. The Diapori chain is a chain of three uninhabited islands in the Argosaronikos Gulf of Greece. It includes St John’s Island (Ayios Ioannis) in the north, Diapori Island (Tragonisi; not to be confused with Diapori, Lemnos) in the south, and St. Thomas Island (300 acres) (Ayios Thomas) in the middle. All are currently being offered for private sale. And island only costs like 15 miljon dollar … and no facilities at all! There are some fishing farms around. Maybe you can get some fish from them?! During the night we had a spectacular thunderstorm with lots of lightning. The islands are inhabited with lots of birds who are making a lot of noise … and with goats!
The islands are easily accessible by water taxi, with the likes of Corinth and Athens just 20 and 45 minutes away respectively. In the immediate vicinity, there are also a series of picture perfect villages and towns, each of which promises an abundance of conveniences and local restaurants.
The next day we sailed to Korfos. Korfos is about the last stop before the Corinth Canal. Greatcircle was already. We anchored the boat next to them. When swimming, the change of bumping into a turtle, is quite big! The bay is full of turtles so be careful! There were not many yachts anchored. The small town of Korfis is very quite. Located on the coast of Sofiko beach. A few small restaurants which are busy at night and a small supermarket are available for a few spare supplies.