Becci's holiday to the Greek island of Zakynthos (also known as Zante).
Turtle island cruise
- The boat. Duuh.
- Σκινάρι (Skinari) harbour.
- An island near Σκινάρι. At some point it must have been inhabited, as it is covered in ruins, as you can see.
- The island and harbour.
- Σκινάρι point.
- Σκινάρι Blue Caves.
- After a long boat ride, the first ridge of Κεφαλονιά (Kefalonia) looms into view.
- Κεφαλονιά hills.
- Κεφαλονιά coast.
- And harbour.
- Down the stairs into Σπήλαιο Δρογκαράτης (Drogarati's Cave).
- The path through Δρογκαράτης.
- Puny Earthlings look like ants from here.
- A bed of nails.
- The show cave is basically this one chamber, with the path weaving around it. Supposedly it holds some record about being big, and it is often used as a concert hall.
- The nearby Μελισσάνη (Melissani) cave is known as the nymph cave - meaning the nature entities, not the other kind.
- The enormous natural entrance to the cave.
- The entrance drops directly into a chamber. Supposedly it was originally found by a shepherdess called Μελισσάνη, who found it by falling into it.
- Without any way to get out (tourists use an artificial entrance), even if she survived the fall into the shallow pool, she would have had no way out, so she died there. Nice story. Yeah.
- On one side is a large side passage where the boats take us.
- The end of the side passage.
- Looking back into the chamber.
- Then crossing the pool again to the way out - the small passage on the left.
- The harbour where we had lunch.
- This boat turned up, but the car park had run out of spaces, so they were forced to go to the next one down the street.
- Μύρτος (Mirtos). Supposedly this beach is ranked fifth in the World, because of its blinding white sand, blue sea, and good view. But considering that zig zag is miles of parked cars on the road, complete with hundreds of visitors, it does not look so inviting.