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Top 3 Croatian anchorages
Top 3 Croatian anchorages
03/02/2020

You’ve arrived in Croatia, settled in on the yacht but which Croatian anchorages will give you the best dinner spot or night under the stars? Our Top 3 Croatian anchorages might help you decide.

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Know your olives while sailing in Greece
Know your olives while sailing in Greece
03/01/2020

Do you lead the pack or charm with your finesse? Our handy olive guide will not only get you ready for enjoying them while sailing in Greece, you’ll also recognize yourself in them! The Adventurers are fun-loving, pleasure seekers, optimistic by default and never despond easily. They nurture numerous ideas and look for stimulation for their bubbling nature. If you think you are the Adventurous type then you are the green Halkidiki Olive. These large, oval, pale green, slightly bitter olives are harvested while they are still young. Their size makes it easy to stuff their succulent bodies with dried tomatoes, almonds, feta, red peppers, blue cheese, or pickled garlic, among others. Similarly to your ever changing adventurous nature, these olives absorb the flavour from the food they are stuffed with and delight with a mixture of relishes! The Caregivers are generous, enthusiastic people-lovers. They are sensitive to other’s needs and are always there to help. They nourish others’ best qualities and never skimp expressing their appreciation and encouragement. If you relate to the Caregiver’s personality, then you are the Small Creten green olive. Despite their delicate, tiny size these olives are packed with oil with some of the highest content of polyphenol out there. Its beneficial effects on the immune system are subtle care for the human heart and blood pressure while adding lavish flavour to every meal – the traits of a true caregiver! The Individualists strive to express their uniqueness and creativity. They appreciate the beauty around them and experience deep emotional connection with the world. They are affectionate, warm, and easily bored due to their complexity. If you recognize yourself in the Individualists then you are the Nafplion Olive, the rarest olive to find outside of Greece. Hand-picked and then naturally cured, these scrumptious olives amaze with their firm and crunchy texture and nutty, smokey flavour. They are peculiar representatives of their plant family and possess that distinct, unforgettable finesse of their presence like the Individualists do! The Achievers are those success-oriented, driven, and overall excelling in everything among us. They have charm and confidence, and for that they often serve as role-models who never settle for the average. Are you the Achiever type? Well, then you are the most famous and welcomed on every table Kalamata olive. The best known among its peers, this olive delivers it all. It brings a congruence of visual aesthetics and gastronomical character. Its shiny, silky dark-purple almond-shape body envelops a rich fruity, sour-bitterly tinted flavour. Kalamata readily heads every list of appetizers as the Achievers lead their followers! The Idealists use their moral compass and conscience to navigate through life. They maintain high standards for themselves and for others. Their overpowering responsibility, dedication, and self-discipline make them stand out. If idealism is your power then you are the Throuba olive. These olives stay on the tree until they ripen. They are the only olive that can be eaten directly from the plant and despite the wrinkled look, their fleshy body offers a long-lasting bittersweetness. Being true to their nature, like the Idealists, Throubas are rarely used for oil-production but instead add prime quality to every meal just as Idealists are! Published 03 Jan 2020. Author…Antoniya Nemtserova

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Our Top 5 Greek Islands
Our Top 5 Greek Islands
03/12/2019

We never tire of our favourite destination of Greece and after sailing the islands for over 25 years we certainly have our favourite ports of call to share with you! Hydra If you’ve dreamt of an enchanting experience of a slow lifestyle amid a symphony of white, red hues and golden yellows, this is the place for you. On the island famous for many donkeys and no cars, you can master your people-watching skills to perfection all undisturbed drinking a cocktail of choice at a sunny cafe. Wander through a network of narrow lanes and trails that lead to numerous pebble beaches; galleries, shops and ancient monasteries. The unadulterated serenity of life on this island is its most precious commodity and it is generously offered to you with love should you venture there. Milos The island of Aphrodite offers a plethora of marvellous experiences both for body and soul. Spend a day at the beaches of Milos and their turquoise waters, golden sands, and delicate pebbles would instantaneously quench anyone’s longing for long overdue peacefulness. Visit the rainbow-coloured village of Klima or the Sarakiniko volcanic site and you will find yourself time-traveling to times of prophets, pirates, and goddesses walking these lands. Watch a sunset from the Village of Appolonia to realise you’ve never truly seen a sunset. Taste the rich local cuisine and experience a burst of gustatory discoveries. Just visit Milos. Ios Known as the legendary home of Homer, Ios is entwined in history and mythology which feed imaginations of tourists and locals alike. Ios offers an abundance of activities for all ages and likings. To the young(-at-heart) party-seekers the island delivers an explosive nightlife. To the passionate nature lovers Ios offers many outdoor thrills like diving and windsurfing, hiking or paddle-boating. For the leisure lovers simply enjoying the sun on any of the 30 stunning beaches, swizzle in hand is the ultimate relaxation trick. This tiny body of land, with its 42 sq. miles of concentrated beauty, guarantees a 24/7 entertainment for everyone! Schinoussa Imagine a world stripped of all the clutter of modern life; a world whitewashed with horse-hair brush, and otherwise left untouched. Well, this place exists. It is called Schinoussa and it welcomes you with its simplicity and modesty. On barely 3 sq. miles of soil, this miniature dreamland has packed fifteen spectacular beaches to choose from. Stop at Schinoussa, spend a day on the beach, and experience the unworldly feeling of coalescence with nature! Then follow the savoury smell of cooked fava beans, on a dirt road to the Chora and indulge in a fantastic dinner created by a renowned Athens trained chef. Taste the purifying power of Schinoussa! Syros One of the most cosmopolitan and architecturally distinct islands, Syros is known as the Queen of Cyclades. It is a lively, multifaceted place. Its capital Hermoupolis (“City of Hermes”) is one of the most beautiful ports in the Mediterranean, greeting visitors by its fascinating building style. The island exudes mixture of ancient and 19th century culture felt through the island’s museums and archeological sites. Apollo Theatre considered the island’s emblem is a magnificent piece of cultural heritage which hosts performances year-round. Visit Syros and explore a land of living history! Published 03 Dec 2019. Author…Antoniya Nemtserova

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