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Visiting a monastery and sailed to Paxos

We sailed first to Paleokastritsa, still on Corfu, a lovely small town with beaches, restaurants, shops and a monastery. We anchored in the bay next to the marina. It was okay but a lot of traffic from taxiboats, and through the night it was too much swell.

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We took the dinghy ashore to explore the town

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Many beaches around the town, this is one of them

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We went up to the monastery and onn the way we had a nice view. It was possible to drive all the way up if you had a car. But it was nice to walk.

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The beach you saw on the photo before

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I haven`t been inside so many monestaries, actually this was the first one. I read that many people means this is one of the prittiest monestaries you can find. It was free to go inside but you could give money to the church. When you come there they took a photo of you and that was printed out when you come outside again. They offered you the photo for 10 Euros. I was thinking about giving to the church but I couldn`t find any place to give, so I bought the photo instead.

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And yes, the monastery was beautiful, a lot of flowers all over.

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Even the Bouganvillas are nice, even though some flowers are dead

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Inside the church it was amazing

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So many details

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Around the monastery you could met peacocks, geese and cats

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It was a restaurant at the top where we had an icecream before we went back. High up in the hill you can see the town Lakones. I really wanted to go up there next day, but after the rolly night we couldn`t do it.

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The bay where we anchored

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Next morning we were so tired of all the swell so we went to the marina to get some water before we sailed south to Paxos. We had the wind against us and used 8 hours to Lakka on the north of Paxos.

The bay in Lakka is beautiful. It was late when we came so we anchored at the entranced of the bay and took a line ashore. The day after, when boats started to leave the bay, we moved the boat more inside the bay to a more quiet place.

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We went in to town to do some shopping and have dinner

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Look at that balcony!

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A glas of wine on the seaside

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Astor is checking the menu… or the prices…

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A nice place to sleep, in the shadow

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The next morning it was so lovely in the bay, before it started to get windy

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In the afternoon we wanted to have a walk around the peninsula. We took the dinghy ashore and started from this stair behind the restaurants where we parked the dinghy.

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A beautiful view of the bay

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We walked over the hill and down to a beach, just to have a look. It was not a nice beach to have a swim but quiet and nice view.

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We heard a rooster all day and night, and Astor was a bit tired of it. And here we found them, many of them, and hens.

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We walked to the lighthouse, unfortunately the gate was not open to go inside

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Then we found this amazing place. It was only one hour to sunset, and we didn`t had any plan to stay there, but Astor wanted to stay to see the sunset…

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And what an evening!!

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Only a few people at this amazing spot!

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What an end of an amazing week! What we didn`t now was that we had to stay in Paxos for almost a week! What happened? Follow us in the post!

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  • Phil Griffin

    Hi Laila and Astor,
    Great photos!! Hope you had a fabulous time visiting Lefkada, Meganissi, Kalamos and Ithaki. All beautiful islands! I see you have now arrived in Kefalonia. This is a great island on which to hire a car or a scooter. Last time I was there I moored in Efimia which was a short drive over to Myrtos beach and the lovely village of Assos. I believe we have some rainy weather over the coming week 🙁

    • laila.schonhardt

      Hi Phil!

      Sorry I didn`t saw this email. Yes, we have rented a car for to days now, so we have been to Assos and Myrtos. You will read about this trip in my next post. I have now uploaded the last post from Paxos 🙂 It should have been rainy weather today so I decided to work with the blog, but it has been only a small amount of water. So now we will do some shopping, after the siesta is over 🙂

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