Since we arrived at 10pm on Tuesday 25th, April 26th was our first day in Greece. We woke up to a beautiful bay, green hills, colourful houses and turquoise water. Once I put on my polarised sunglasses the colours were even more amazing! We put our dinghy in the water and mounted the outboard – the first time we tried it outside the marina. We were going to find out if the davit works and the harness holds under real conditions. All good. We went over to the beach – stones and pebbles, so Tiny didn’t like it too much there but walked up the beach to have a sniff around. Later we strolled through the village. Everything was quiet but you could feel a hustling and bustling going on in the background. Restaurants, bars, shops etc were busy painting, varnishing, cleaning, fixing things in time for the start of the season on 1st May. You could feel the people taking pride in their village and businesses – everything was fresh and clean. Being early in the season (or just before) some restaurants were not open yet or had limited menus. During our stay we did manage to get some Moussaka, Tzatziki, Greek Salad, Feta, Lamb Kleftiko, Garlic Mushrooms, Stuffed Mushrooms /Peppers, Fried Zucchini, Meatballs, Aglio&Olio Spaghetti, Sofrito, Calamari, Baklava, Orange Cake, Yoghurt&Honey (&Figs), Beer, Wine, Ouzo,… So all was good!
There are some good walks available that take you out to the west coast beaches, the lighthouse and the ruins of the church Agiou Thoma.
Lakka has a town quay that you can moor to using your anchor and stern lines. Water can be provided by the Hotel Ilios (just off the harbour side), where you can also have a shower (4Euro/person).
We loved the colours, the food, the people, the scents, the water (a bit too cold to swim), the safe anchorage… We could happily spend a month here at anchor – weather permitting!
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