Isola BellaIsola Bella is now a nature reserve and anchoring is prohibited.
We anchored overnight in this magical bay just North of the fairytale island with a house on it.
The bottom is rocky, and we used a tripline, which somehow got cut during the night.
Our old copy of Heikell warned that some of these bays might become restricted.
In the morning, we were told to leave immediately by some very stern gaurdia on a patrol boat. I had the engine room ripped apart for maintenance, and asked if they would allow me 30 minutes to put things back together but they would only give me 10 minutes.
They also told us not to try anchoring in any other bay before Naxos.
We saw some boats anchored in the northern corner of Naxos bay below Taormina but we were not going to risk the wrath of the guardia and went directly to NaxosHoward and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 05-Jun-2006