Kioni and Sami

Sounds like a couple of celebrity infants or kittens, but no, they are two lovely villages in the Ionians. Like most of the Ionian Islands they were flattened in 1953 by an earthquake and have rebuilt themselves.

Panorama of Kioni
Panorama of Kioni

Kioni is a small jewel of a village with a small town quay and yachties laid out in a horseshoe of a small port. Lovely restaurants and a modern church, olive trees punctuated by the exclamation marks of cypress pines, Kioni is a delight.

On of the Colourful Shops in Kioni
On of the Colourful Shops in Kioni

We had the mooring next to and meeting the owners of Skylark, Desiree and Chris, who bravely dealt with Somali pirates and Ben the rat and still have retained their lovely sense of adventure. They advise no one to travel near Somali and have detailed instructions on dealing with a rat on board. We will heed their advice and hope that we meet no rats of either persuasion.

We were very happy to see a thriving cat population in Kioni
We were very happy to see a thriving cat population in Kioni

We left early on Thursday with great anticipation, we were going to Sami to meet with Leeanne and Cameron Dalyell. We were excited meeting old and dear friends, crew of Eventide and fellow Grammar student.

James, Leann & Cameron in Sami
James, Leanne & Cameron in Sami