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Leading, glossy, English language, travel, yachting and lifestyle magazine for the Ionian part of Greece. Our mission is to promote tourism and yachting in the Ionian while serving as a platform for environment and culture appreciation and protection.


  • The Ionian / June 2010 1

    English Language Magazine For The Ionian June 2010 Volume 1. Issue 4 Please recycle: give to a friend or neighbour when finished. COMPLIMENTARY/

    The Ionian

    Whatever Floats Your Boat Or How To Buy A Yacht


    The Battle of Actiumwhen the world was lost and won

    Also: Community News, Calendar, The Ionian , Skin Deep

  • 2 The Ionian / June 2010

    Nick & John Dimopoulos

    AKTIOPREVEZAGREECE TEL: (0030) 26820 61305 FAX: (0030) 26820 61306




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    The Ionian Is Growing Roots! Summer is nearly here and all I can think of is how quickly the time flies. At the end of June, the days will begin to get shorter again!

    The Ionian now has an office on land in the historic area of Preveza and so Eidos, my 10 meter sailboat where The Ionian first came into being just three months ago, will soon become a floating branch office.

    In May we printed just over 1,000 copies of the The Ionian.. They were distributed to Paxoi, Preveza, Lefkada, Kefalonia, Ithaca, Meganisi, Vonitsa, Paleros and even as far as Patra and a few to Corfu.

    We have a new representative and contributing writer/editor in Kefalo-nia, Neil Evans who is also an artist and a Greek teacher welcome aboard, Neil. In his story, Kefalonia, A Gg (e) rrreat Island! Neil tells us about geraniums, cranes and old age. How are they related? read his story to find out. Neil also writes about friendship in our Greek corner.

    Cathy King writes about Aktio and Nikopolis where a major battle took place many years ago and Stephen McIntosh tells us all about buy-ing a yacht (we never buy just boats, only yachts). Ann Ruffles shows us how to protect our skin from the outside in Skin Deep.

    We have been receiving many gorgeous photos recentlyit will be a challenge to choose the 12 winners of our calendar photo contestsee below for more information. Thank you for your submissions.

    Enjoy reading. , ~~_/) Barbara Molin

    4 The Ionian News Community news from you about the Ionian.

    4 The Ionian Community Calendar

    5 The Greek My Good Friend, Phil(os) Neilos Evansatos

    5 Beauty and Health: Skin Deep Anne Ruffles

    6 Ionian Destinations: Aktio/Preveza The Battle of Actium: when the world was lost and won Cathy King.

    7 Ionian Destinations: Kefalonia Kefalonia, A Gg(e)rrreat Island! Neil Evans

    8 At Sea: Whatever Floats Your Boat or How To Buy A Yacht. Stephen McIntosh

    14 Business Directory and Classifieds

    14 The Last Word Is Yours

    The Ionian CONTACT The Ionian By email: Via our website: By mail: Navarinou 4 Preveza, 48100 Greece By phone: (0030) 69486 46764 By fax to: Barbara Molin c/o (0030) 26820 61306

    Publisher: Justin Smith Managing Editor: Barbara Molin Deputy Editor: Cathy King Consultant Editor: Isha Peralta Ithaca Editor: Ester van Zuylen Kefalonia Editor: Neil Evans Sailing Editor: Stephen McIntosh Business Advisor: Yiannis Dimopoulos Accountant: Erika Bazina Layout: Barbara Molin Advertising: Barbara Molin Printing: Typografeo, Preveza Distribution: Barbara Molin Subscriptions: Barbara Molin

    The Ionian encourages relevant letters, news items, photographs, and manuscripts. Please include high resolution digital images with your typed articles. In-clude a short bio (50 words), a head shot, your name and full postal address as well as email and telephone number. The editor reserves the right to shorten, modify or reject outright any material submitted. The Ionian reserves the right to re-use any submission in any edition, format or medium. We cannot take responsibil-ity for manuscripts or photographs sent in. For more information request writers guidelines or check our website:


    Publisher/Editor: Barbara Molin;; Telephone: 69486 46764; Tax no: 148426549.The Ionian is published monthly. Published on the last day before each month, approx. Complimentary magazine: Publication is for informational purposes only. Although The Ionian has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this publication, the publisher cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions it may contain.


    PHOTO CONTEST: Send in your best photos of the Ionian. Twelve winning images will feature in The Ionian 2011 Calendar. Subject: People, Na-ture and Landscape of the Ionian. Sorry, digital images only. One per email. Please check photographers guidelines at: The best photos will feature on our website and the winning entries will be published in The Ionian as well as the calendar. Deadline for entries: October 31, 2010. Send your entries to: Please read the rules below.

    Contest Rules: 1. No purchase necessary. All competitions are open to readers aged 18 or over, except employees and their families of The Ionian, it's printers and any other company associated with the competitions. 3 All prizes must be accepted as offered. 4. There can be no alternative awards, cash or otherwise. In the event of a competition prize not being available, we reserve the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value. 5. All prize details and prices are correct at the time of going to press. 6. Proof of postage cannot be accepted as proof of delivery. No responsibility can be accepted for entries that are lost, delayed or damaged in the post. 7. No correspondence can be entered into and no entry returned. 8. Any number of entries will be accepted, provided each is in a separate email. 9. The decision of the Editor is final. 10. Winners will be notified by post by way of an official letter from us, after the closing date, and the results of the competitions will be published in a future issue. 11. Entry implies acceptance of these rules. 12. While every effort is made to ensure all prize details are correct at the time of going to press, we cannot be held responsible for incorrect prize details supplied by sponsors. 13. Winners must be prepared to co-operate with publicity arising as a result of winning the competition. 14. Winners will be the senders of the first correct entries drawn after the closing date.

    Cover Photo: Unidentified Flying Object Sakis Zoga, PhotoNet To purchase any of the photos in The Ionian, please contact the Editorial Department:

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    A dead sea turtle was found in Aktio in May. After seeing the photo, marine biologist, Jamie Stirling ( said, The turtle is known as Caretta Caretta or the Loggerhead Turtle. They can live up to 80

    years old. From the size of the one in the photo I would say its at least 30 years old. The cause of death is hard for me to give without actually seeing it up close. It may have mistaken a plas-tic bag for a jellyfish (its favourite food) or it may have been struck by a boat. Alternatively it could have been caught in a fishing net and drowned.

    Loggerhead Turtles are endangered. Photo: Mike Stevenson

    The Ionian News Send your news stories and photos to

    Please submit your community events to: or call: 69486 46764.

    Tuesdays - morning street market in Vonitsa. Scrabble Club forming in Lefkas town. Call Liz: 69461 59883 if you are interested in playing. Second Time AroundSecond Hand Clothing Swap & Shop in Lefkas: 69461 59883 for informa-tion. The Lefkas Amateur Dramatic Society is looking for male actors. Call Liz Parker 69461 59883 for more details.


    2-11 Catherine Rombotis exhibi-tion, The Colours Of Ithaca, at the Municipal Gallery, Vathy,

    Ithaca. 6 The Ionian 2010 Writers Re-treat and Workshop organizing team meeting: Please call Barbara at: 69486 46764 for information. 11-20 Wildwind Vasiliki Wa-tersports Festival. Freestyle wind-surfing, mountain bike race, sailing regatta, Miss. Bikini contest and more. Call Simon at 6979 110 665 for more information. 22-July 7 Bosmat Niron Eco-Art Exhibition, Municipal Gallery, Vathy, Ithaca. 24 Feast of St. John the Baptist. Wreaths made on May Day are kept until this day, when they are burned on bonfires. Summer sol-

    stice. Helenic Festival. This is the most important summer festival in Greece. It features performances of music, dance and drama.

    30 Lefkas Raft Race & Fun Day. Held at Lefkas marina in the area of the old seaplane offices at around 2pm. The aim of this event is to raise money for the mentally and physically handicapped people of Lefkas. Please call Les Carvall 69730 6572 or Tony 93401 6942. for more information.


    Late June, early July: Navy Week. This festival celebrates the long relationship between Greeks and the sea with special events in fishing villages and ports every-where.

    The Ionian Calendar

    This incredible sunset photo was taken by Julie Farren off the west coast of Lefkada Is-land.

    Dead Sea Turtle

    Fundraiser in Vliho

    English Speaking Christians