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Re: Pictures: Those perfect moments
The Ambracian gulf is a historical place. It was at its entrance that Octávio (later August and the biggest of Roman Imperators) defeated its main rival, António ( and Cleopatra) in one of the most important naval battles in history). It is also a sailing paradise.
It is a vast enclosed sea surrounded by mountains that are responsible in the summer for a strong wind (thermal breeze). The wind starts to pick up slowly at mid day and at 3PM is already blowing hard and it stays like that till almost sunset. The enclosed sea prevents the formation of big waves so you can have over 20k of wind with only 1m waves.
And the good news are that there are almost no sailing boats there, the tourism is very incipient and you will find mostly Greeks and that means not only that it is cheap all around but also that you will get a nice treatment, not the one that is reserved for mass tourism.
Those moonshine pictures were taken there as this photos (Koronisia). After these ones I will post some more. I really liked the place and the people.
Last edited by PCP; 10-11-2012 at 08:43 AM.