Day 1, Sat, May 31st, Flight from Hannover to Corfu and ferry from Corfu to Igoumenitsa (mainland Greece)
The flight with TUIfly is uneventful.
The bikes arrive OK and we are still unpacking and putting them back
together when another cyclist arrives on a flight from the UK.
David Piper is heading for Greece and traveling with a racing bike and a minimum of luggage. We all head for the harbour to look for a ferry and meet again on a couple of occasions.
We had planned to stay a night in Corfu and take a ferry from there to Albania (Sarandė). However, the hydrofoil on Sunday doesn't take bikes and we are not sure if the ferry on Monday really takes bikes so we decide to take a ferry to mainland Greece that leaves in the evening. Very pleasant crossing.
It proves easy to find a cheap and cheerful hotel near the harbour. We go to a café near the harbour – ouzo and snacks.