LEFKADA, Greece // The Scuba Liveaboard was complete in The Maldives and from there we got on a flight to Dubai where we spent a few days enjoying the city and meeting up with our friend Danny. From Dubai we flew to Athens, and from Athens took a public bus for about 6 hours to the west coast of Greece to the city of Lefkada. We charted a 36 foot Jeanneau monohull sailboat, got provisions, and waited out a gale force storm for two days before setting sail around the Ionian Sea.
The sail plan took us down to Sivorna, across to Fiskardo, to Little Vathi, and then to Varko Bay, before we returned the boat and headed back to Athens. With a final week left to go before returning back to the US, we went to Crete and explored Chania and Palaiochora. This was the end of the backpacking trip that we had planned for years. Emotionally but ready we head back to the United States.