The cruising area in Henry Denham’s latest revised and expanded sea-guide curves like the graceful arm of a Greek statue from the shores of north-west Greece to the popular tourist resort of Rhodes lying off Turkey. The western littoral of Greece comprises idyllic Corfu, with its legacy of Venetian olive trees and English cricket, and the other Ionian Islands. The Gulfs of Patras and Corinth are rich in historical associations with St Andrew and Lord Byron. Then south past King Nestor’s kingdom along the shores of the Peloponnesus to the mountainous coasts of Crete, once regarded as the centre of the Western World. Here the yachtsman can relax on shore-leave and see the olive and oleander groves, traditional sponge-fishing boats and Minoan palaces at Knossos and Phaestos. Then north-east to the ‘Eastern Gateway’ of the Aegean with the remote islands of Kasos and Karpathos. Finally to Rhodes, capital of the Dodecanese, with its medieval architecture erected by the Knights of St John. It is a richly varied cruising ground.
In this 2nd Edition there are 19 photographs, 82 drawings and maps, and descriptions of over 130 anchorages and ports.