Sharing my trip....... sorry adventure.
to Symi, Milos, Santorini, Pylos, Greece
then across to Rocella Italy
up Messina Straits, Milazzo, Cefalu, Palermo, in Sicily
Over to Sardinia then onto Formentera, then main coast Spain
, Gib, then Faro.
Very enjoyable inc. a few storms in May, with wave heights at 3/4 metres,with a nice wind
from the east which died out, but immediately came up again directly from the west. A "nightmare" as we were still coping with the easterly waves.
Yes, this in-turn blew us off course 45 miles at night ! Oh, the Ionian
Prices for Marinas
quite good at Turkey
, Symi harbour, (a beautiful little Greek town). Santorini well that took 3 hours to find an anchorage in the dark.
Ended up at Finikia north side of the island. Anchorage off Oia near Ammoudiou beach. It was just the 365 steps up to the top that killed you.
Pylos free, Yes free, no one wants to own up to who owns it.
Apparently, two German guys bought it, then disowned it when the town got a grant from the EU and put all the local fishing
boats in there.
But it's free at the moment. No Electric
. But free moorings.
And a scruffy guy takes your mooring
lines then mentions 10 euros. But you don't have to pay him.
starts getting expensive anything up to 45 euros.
But we had a budget
and used many anchorages
in nearby bays, albeit the gov'mt wants you 300 metres off shore. Difficult at the time with a punctured dinghy
that would on operate within 100 metres !
very expensive 75 euros with tax.
........ only if they like the look of your boat, or they say "try the Spanish side". Which we did and found a near empty marina for 25 euros a night. La Alcaidesa, about half a mile walk to the Gib runway then into town.