SUN YACHTING BLOG

Crewed Yacht Charters in Greece

Thursday, 05 April 2018 11:37
Greek Islands are a magical place to spend your holiday and the big majority can be visited only by yacht. And those are the islands that are really worth to visit! If you're looking for a relaxed holiday with all the amenities, then a crewed yacht is right for you! Crewed yachts can be found in different budgets so do not hesitate to send us your request. The crewed yacht charter lifestyle comes in many sizes and shapes — and many people fit into a number of different options! Charter a beautiful motor yacht and escape for a Private Island Hopping Cruise! You arrive at your private yacht, meet the crew, tour the vessel and you’re set to begin your all-inclusive vacation. Crewed charters are yachts where the crew is dedicated to the specific yacht. They take care of the maintenance, cooking, cleaning and cruising and are typically experts in the region where you will be chartering. Don't underestimate the value of local knowledge - it can make the difference between efficiency and hassle when finding a mooring, restaurant, or dealing with local customs! Because the crew is dedicated to the yacht and lovingly care for it, crewed yachts are…
The great debate over which is better – one or two hulls – is one that many sailors enjoy having on deck while sipping something cold. While there are advantages and disadvantages to both, it usually just comes down to personal taste, intended use of the sailing boat and your sailing destination. If you are thinking of chartering a sailing boat this summer, then here is the lowdown in terms of space, performance, maneuverability and price. First up is aesthetics. Monohulls are more beautiful and elegant than Catamarans, it’s just a fact. So if that is a deciding factor for you, go for the monohull every time. Space and LayoutOne of the first things that catamaran fans will talk about is the extra space that they afford. Usually there is more interior space, with the typical charter having four cabins and a large common area. The layout of a catamaran allows more privacy and if you have children aboard, there is greater separation from the main living space and the cabins, making it easier for smaller children to nap and go to bed at a decent hour. Outdoor space is enough to entertain a large gathering which makes a catamaran…

10 Health Benefits of Sailing

Friday, 16 March 2018 11:47
Sailing can be a great activity for your health and fitness. Not only are you controlling a large vessel, but you’re also adjusting constantly to Mother Nature’s elements, which can be a strong force that challenges your mental and physical fitness. Here are the top 10 health benefits of sailing: Muscle strength and endurance: The many activities involved in sailing, like pulling and hoisting of sails to maneuver a boat or a yacht, adds to your muscle strength for your shoulders and back. Cardiovascular fitness: Sailing can also improve your cardiovascular health and reduce the risk of hypertension, obesity and other heart illness. This is because of the large amount of oxygen uptake that happens when you engage in intense activities. Mental wellness: Being out on the water puts you in a good mood not just because of the calmness of the water but because of the salty air. The saltiness of the sea air is composed of charged ions that aid in the body’s oxygen absorption, which in turn balances serotonin levels. The more balanced your body’s serotonin levels are, the happier you’re going to be. Lowers stress levels: The swooshing and splashing of water, the rhythmic movement of…

Sailing in Corfu, a lifetime experience

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 11:02
Sailing Corfu Corfu is in the Ionian sea, which is known for being peaceful and serene with warm waters and mild winds on the whole. So Corfu is the perfect destination for family yacht charters and beginner sailing holidays. Moreover a Corfu sailing itinerary lets you explore some of the most scenic bays and islands in Greece. Corfu Marina Gouvia Corfu Marina Gouvia is one of the biggest marinas in the Ionian. It offers all the usual facilities you would expect. Also the marina’s location is perfect for accessing the north of the island and it’s also only an hour’s sail to Corfu Town itself. Yacht Charter Corfu Renting a yacht in Corfu could be a lifetime experience for enjoying the charming blue of the waters and this extraordinary remarkable coastline and small islands. Through amazing itineraries for monohull, catamaran bareboat, skippered and crewed yacht charters, you will explore hidden coves, remote islands, untouched beaches and a rich diversity of marine life. Corfu offers wonderful sailing zones for all level of sailing skills. A bareboat, skippered yacht or a motor yacht will give you access to remote islands and rocks all over its waters or other coastal places that are…

Discover beautiful Greek islands

Thursday, 08 March 2018 12:51
Greece has 6.000 islands in total, scattered in the Aegean and Ionian Sea, of which only 227 are inhabited. They take up 7,500 km of the country’s total 16,000 km coastline. Spreading in two main seas, the Aegean and the Ionian Sea, the Greek islands are divided into smaller groups. The most popular island group in Greece is certainly the Cyclades islands: Mykonos island, Paros, Santorini island, Naxos and Ios are famous islands all over the world, while the rest of Cyclades keep lower profile in tourism development. The Cycladic architecture is world famous and the culture of the population is very rich. The islands of Dodecanese and Ionian are also very popular. Travel to Corfu island, Rhodes island, Zakynthos, Kos and Kefalonia also get very popular, while Karpathos, Lefkas, Thassos and Skiathos are islands that are becoming more and more famous every year. The good thing is that despite tourist development, the Greek islands do not lose their original character and provide wonderful atmosphere for true relaxation. Have in mind that many times, an island and its main village has the same name. Also in Cyclades islands, most capital towns are called Chora.
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