Sailing Iris in the Ionian and Aegean Sea
On 24.07.2019, we sailed out our Bali 4.1 "IRIS" from Cap Bonn (Tunisia) to Meganisi (Greece). We made a few stops on the south side of Sicily in the ports of Sciacca, Licata, Porto Palo and Marzamemmi and then sailed 48 hours in the open sea a distance of 300 nm to Kefalonia, Greece.
When we arrived in Lefkada, our children Sofia, 9, and Ellie, 4, joined us on a fantastic journey of 750 nautical miles from Lefkada to our berth port Kavala. After exploring some of the beautiful Ionian islands such as Kefalonia, Ithaca, Zakintos, we sailed Iris across the Corinth Channel where she "flew" in at 9.5 knots speed from the Ionian to the Aegean Sea. When we arrived at the Saronic Gulf, we visited various islands and many places, including Aegina, Poros and Kea.
We sailed across the South Euboic Gulf, waited patiently for the Chalkida bridge to open, and then sailed across the North Euboic Gulf towards Trikeri while sleeping in many bays along the way. Then we continued sailing towards the islands of the Northern Sporades, Skopelos, Skiathos, Alonissos and Kyra Panagya.
From there we continued to Sithonia, Chalkidiki, Limenaria, Thassos and then to our home port Kavala. It was a great summer with over 1500 nautical miles, lots of fun sailing, swimming and snorkeling! You can read the entire travel story on our blog Sailing IRIS >>