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Sailing trips in Greece: The Cyclades

Thursday, 08 April 2021 08:15
Sailing trips in Greece: The Cyclades The Cyclades are an island group in the Aegean Sea, southeast of mainland Greece and a former administrative prefecture of Greece. They are one of the island groups which constitute the Aegean archipelago. The name refers to the islands around ("cyclic”) the sacred island of Delos. The largest island of the Cyclades is Naxos. The Cyclades island complex is one of the most popular destinations for travelers from all around the world. Every year thousands of tourists visit the Greek Cyclades to enjoy the natural beauty and vibrant night life of the islands. The most popular islands in the Cyclades for tourists are Mykonos, Santorini and Paros. The Cyclades are a perfect destination for sailing cruises in the Greek islands also. Sailing holidays offer a chance to discover all the “hidden” places of more than one island, during the charter and even escape from the large crowds from time to time. A Mykonos yacht rental can help you discover all the beauty of the island and avoid the heavily populated beaches when you are in the mood for a more relaxing day.Enjoy the famous Santorini sunset by booking a sunset cruise in Santorini and…
Sailing holidays in the Greek islands - A joy to behold Beachcombers and travel bugs are truly amazed at the splendid and pristine beauty of the Greek Islands. The crystal clear blue waters in these thousand islands are so captivating! The coolness of the breeze, the nice weather, and the calm seas can soothe your tired body while sipping a bottle of vodka. These beautiful islands paradise has all that it takes to be an ideal sailing holiday in the world. Yacht charter Greece holidays God has gifted these islands that were once the seat of the wars between the gods and the goddesses. Glorious Greek islands, this tag holds until these days. Although the Titans and the Olympians are part of the memories of old Greece, the grandeur and magnificent temples and ancient ruins of the Parthenon still stand in great majesty as if proclaiming to the whole world that their beauty has remained awed and adored. The Greek Islands is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world and of course, they are the ideal place for sailing holidays. The beauty of the Greek Islands is beyond compare; they have favorable weather conditions for 365 days.…

Chartering Yachts in Greece

Friday, 12 March 2021 07:05
Chartering Yachts in Greece The main types of Yacht Charter Agreement are, Bareboat, Flotilla, Skippered, and Crewed Bareboat: International Certificate of Competence (Europe). RYA Day Skipper Basic Cruising or demonstrate experience. Flotilla: Previous Boating experience. Able to moor or dock boat. Crew joins in with the sailing. Skippered: No previous experience required but crew willing and able to join in the operation and sailing of the boat under the direction of the skipper Crewed: No previous experience required. Some help in sailing is usually required. The decision on which to choose depends on personal preferences, the accommodation required on the boat, and the knowledge and experience of the charterer and crew. Bareboat Yacht Charters Bare Boat Yacht Charters, whether on a Motor Cruiser or Sailboat, offer more freedom than any other form of sailing apart from perhaps owning your own yacht because you are your own Skipper. Bareboat Charters allow you the choice of where to sail, which boat to charter, who and how many others are in the crew, what time to set sail and where to moor. The yacht is supplied complete with all the necessary equipment for your holiday with the exception of food and provisions. You…

Boat Handling Tips

Tuesday, 02 March 2021 05:52
Boat Handling Tips Boat Handling in a Marina or confined space is probably the most intimidating situation that you will encounter during your Boat Charter. However, there is less need to be concerned about it if certain actions and observations are made before beginning any maneuvers. Firstly it is essential to check that you have sufficient fuel, the fenders and lines are located in the right places and fenders are at the correct height. Brief the crew members on your intentions and be sure they know what is expected of them. Next Determine the direction of the Tide or Current. Look at the flow of water past a fixed object Observe how other vessels are lying at anchor. Which way does the underwater growth on a buoy or post flow? Look up the tide tables. Note the wind Strength and Direction. Is the wind with or against the tide? Will the wind be blowing your vessel towards or away from your pontoon or mooring. Decide if it is the tide or the wind that will have the greatest effect on the boat. If possible approach against the stronger of the tide or wind either forwards or astern. If in doubt…

Sailing Clothes and Gear Guide

Thursday, 18 February 2021 05:58
Sailing Clothes and Gear Guide Having the right sailing gear makes the yacht charter experience very much more comfortable, enjoyable, and also safer. The sort of sailing supplies to consider include sailing clothes, sailing shoes, sunglasses, suntan cream and could go further for the regular charterer to a handheld GPS, charts, and a suitable watch for sailing. Lifejackets should always be available onboard for every member of the crew and worn by non-swimmers and in anything but calm weather. The best type is the automatic inflatable ones as they are not too bulky and inflate on immersion in water. Sailing Clothes When choosing sailing clothes considerations include the range of weather conditions to be expected at your proposed destination, the type of yacht being sailed, and your role onboard. In the colder climates on an open yacht where you are an active member of the crew, a good ocean or offshore jacket and trousers would be recommended together with sailing boots and possibly sailing gloves and a hat. At the other extreme in a hot climate where you will be sheltered from the wind, shorts and bikinis together with suntan cream and sunglasses would be the order of the day.…

Corfu Greece

Thursday, 11 February 2021 07:23
Corfu Greece Excelling as a destination fit for art lovers, Corfu has been affectionately named by the locals as "Kerkyra". It is the northernmost of the Ionian Islands and it shares its name with the main city of the island, Corfu Town. This is the largest and most important on the island, home to the international airport and also where the large cruise ships and ferries dock. It's safe to say that this is the beating heart of the whole island. Although small by normal standards, Corfu is a great place for tourists, with many attractions from its rich history during which it changed hands many times. It has been considered a strategic point ever since the ancient Greeks, then for the Romans and later for the Venetians. These were removed from the island by Napoleon Bonaparte who claimed it for the French, only to be taken over by the Turks and at some point even the Russians. It returned to the Greeks only much later, after the Second World War. Ever since then, the local economy has been developing, as has the cultural environment, aided by the local university, the museums, libraries, and numerous festivals and theaters which entertain…

Mykonos yacht rental

Wednesday, 16 December 2020 06:13
Mykonos yacht rental Greece has always been a main destination for sailing enthusiasts around the world. One of the most popular choices amongst travelers in general is the island of Mykonos, located in the Cyclades region of Greece. Mostly known for the vibrant nightlife, Mykonos is an island that can correspond to every taste. The main harbor of Symi is Gialos where many sailing yachts anchorage and it is like a painting with its beautiful architecture, colored houses and relaxed atmosphere. For the past few years Mykonos has become very popular for sailors, but also leisure tourists looking for an alternative holiday besides the traditional hotel experience. Mykonos island is often referred by Greeks as the “Island of winds”, so inexperienced sailors should be careful navigating the waters without professional help. A bareboat yacht charter in Mykonos is ideal for experienced sailors looking to discover every hidden beach, escape from the big crowds that are attracted to the island and explore the nearby islands of Syros, Tinos, Paros and Naxos. A skippered yacht charter is aimed towards the travelers looking for an adventurous vacation assisted by trained professionals who will navigate the boat and suggest itineraries and points of interest,…

Things to do when visiting Symi by yacht

Monday, 21 September 2020 07:15
Things to do when visiting Symi by yacht There are many places to visit when you arrive at this picturesque and gorgeous harbor of Dodecanese. This place is situated close to Rhodes and between two Turkish peninsulas. Α breathtaking architecture includes some wonderful monuments such as the Panormitis Monastery, the Kastro, the Clock Tower. Also the neoclassical Venetian mansions overlooking Symi bay give a dreaming overview. The main harbor of Symi is Gialos where many sailing yachts anchorage and it is like a painting with its beautiful architecture, colored houses and relaxed atmosphere. Many beautiful little villages around are waiting for you to explore. The most popular ones are Pedi, Emporio and Panormitis. Pedi is a small seaside village with few houses, surrounded by olive oil trees and bushes. The beach is narrow but clean. Emporios, or Nimborios, is a small cove protected from strong winds. It has few tourist facilities and some nice beaches in the area. And Panormitis is a small village on the southern side of the island, famous for the male monastery of Panormitis, the most popular religious centre of Simi. Also Symi town is built amphitheatrically around a bay and this village distinguishes for its…
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