May 10, 2007
Sivota is a another nice little village but has grown significantly since I first visited it.
The village quay is looks straight out onto the Corfu Channel and is hence totally exposed to the North West and to that old enemy of yachts in the Corfu Channel, to ferry wash.
I seriously recommend that you go stern-to here, It will let you put your heavier bow tackle out and the boat will ride any swell that comes in better. Doing that I have never had any problems with using the quay.
They have been building a new harbour on the over side of the bay for years now, somewhen they may well finish it but I still haven’t found the Greek term that equates to the Arabic Inshallah or the Spanish Manana..
Anyway its been under construction for at least six years, but once completed will give better shelter, if a longer walk around to the tavernas etc of the village.
The quay is lined with tavernas, cafes and bars and there are several small supermarkets close by.
Sitting in a bar, nibbling some crisps put on the table by the propriator, watching the late arrivals trying to find a slot to put their yachts into its unwinding time in the Ionian. (Then suddenly you find one of the local sparrows helping himself to your crisps (see the photos!))
The main village centre is actually strung out along the road that goes inland and about half a mile up there you will find a great bakery (I got there too early and had to wait until they started to take the bread out of the oven. Fresh baked bread, a scent that we don’t seem to ever find at home these days. Anyway the baker poured my loaves straight off his wooden shovel / spatula tool into a carrier bag for me as it was too hot to touch.
One loaf was still warm when I went below to make lunch hours later.