With almost 6,000 islands in the Aegean and Ionian seas, Greece is a maritime nation like no other – and according to its mythology, that has been the case since the days when seafarers believed their fortunes lay in the hands of Poseidon. 

In this entertaining cruising companion to Greek waters, writer and yachtsman Sam Jefferson recreates parts of voyages undertaken in mythology, anchoring off ports and visiting landmarks associated with ancient legends. He follows the trails of Odysseus, Hercules, and Jason and the Argonauts, retelling the classic stories, from the well known to the less familiar. 

The book includes stunning colour photography, and with Jefferson’s in-depth knowledge of the region, In the Wake of the Gods, published by Adlard Coles, is packed with useful and practical pointers for pilotage and passage planning, including information about prevailing winds and anchoring. 

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