For months before we left J talked about renting a boat. And on Tuesday, we rented a boat to cruise around Kefalonia and over to Ithaca. Although our instructions from the boat owner were minimal, it was surprisingly easy. We had a few stressful moments, mostly parking related, but we got ourselves and the boat back in one piece.
At first we headed down the coast of Kefalonia but then cruised across to Ithaca, where we found ourselves on Polis beach. We put down our anchor, hoped for the best, and jumped off the boat to find lunch. On the beach, there was a sign about the Loizos caves. The caves are now underwater, but they were the site of an ancient temple. I loved finding even the sign because my dad always speaks fondly about happening upon ancient culture in Greece. And there it was!
There was also a beach cafe, where we ordered calamari, chicken souvlaki and greek salad. Everything was great (sorry I have no idea what the name of the cafe was), but we left shortly after lunch to see more of the islands from the water.
After lunch we went back across to Kefalonia and found a quiet inlet with the bluest water. We spent our last hour or so there and only almost ran into an Italian mega-yacht once (ok, maybe twice), but the important thing is that we didn’t.
If Andrew Wyeth ever went to Greece, he would have painted this island.