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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
Kalimera from Greece and the start of our 2019 sailing season. We’re over halfway through our first week and Greece has greeted us with the vivid colours of an artists summer canvas. Everything is rich in hues as late spring rain has saturated the earth and brought out vibrant vegetation.The jasmine bushes permeate the air and pink, orange and red bougainvillea dance like butterflies in the light breeze.
There are just a few weeks to go until our Greek sailing season starts and we have just a few cabins still available. Check out some of the our exceptional offers for boarding in Athens or Ios, 7-nights or 14-nights aboard our gorgeous yachts.
There are so many boats you can choose from when considering a yacht charter in Greece and some are better than others! One of our top charter boats has had two cancellations and is available at a huge discount. Naya, a lagoon 400S2 has 4 double cabins and 4 private bathrooms, she is privately owned, customized and includes water toys double kayak, snorkel gear, deep sea trolling rod and a deck BBQ. Naya is available as a skippered charter with a skipper who shares his love and passion for Greece to create unforgettable charter holidays.
We can’t believe it’s March already – the sailing season will be here before we know it. Now is the time to pick up a last minute cabin special.
Thinking of of a yacht charter in Greece before the rush of the season starts? If you love the peace of the harbours, the quietness of the towns and you don’t mind the water being a bit on the cool side, then booking a yacht charter in Greece in the early part of the sailing season could be for you. With boats available throughout the month of April, you’re sure to get a great deal if you beat the crowds. From Kos to Corfu there are boats available at many bases in Greece.
How was the start of your year? It was a very cold and snowy January here in Ottawa and we saw temperatures dip as low as -38C with wind factor. According to the Met office, we had more recorded snow in January than we have seen in over a 100 years! We know our friends in the mid-West States are also having an equally bad winter and now the UK has just joined in the chill. On the other side of the planet, our Australian friends are at the opposite end of the spectrum with 38C at 6:30pm! Planning a trip away always helps to get through a more challenging winter so we’ve decided to extend our early booking discount which was due to finish on 31st January. The offer will now run until after the LA Travel and Adventure show ending on Sunday 17th February 2019. Our cabin charter trips are sold out in September in Greece, but we do have a few cabins available in June and July. If you want to escape the cold winter sooner, then of course there is BVI, St Martin and Martinque with new offers too. See you at the LA at the Travel and Adventure show from 12th Feburay-19th February or hopefully this summer in Greece. For now…keep warm or stay cool!
Thank you to everyone who sailed with us in 2018 and to those already booked for 2019. Our offices will be closed a little over the holiday period but we look forward to hearing from you in 2019. Monday 24 Dec 2018: 09:00-12:00 hrsTuesday 25 Dec 2019: CLOSEDWednesday 26 Dec 2019: CLOSEDThursday 27 Dec 2019: 10:00-16:00 hrsFriday 28 Dec 2018: 10:00-16:00 hrsSaturday 29 Dec 2018: 10:00-16:00 hrsSunday 30 Dec 2018: CLOSEDMonday 31 Dec 2018: 10:00-16:00 hrsTuesday 01 Jan 2019: CLOSEDHappy Holidays from Poseidon Charters
Our cabin charter sailing trips in Greece are a unique mix of adventure, sailing and the finest gastronomy and due to that, 95% of the time departures are made up of a mix of couples and groups of older friends. Every now and again though, we do get a request from families with children who want to join. As long as everyone onboard is ok with children, then we welcome these requests and seeing Greece through the eyes of children is always a magical experience not only for the parents, but everyone else onboard and the crew.Last summer we welcomed the Gallaghers onboard with us and they loved the experience so much they allowed us to ask them a few questions about their experience. If you’re thinking of sailing in Greece with younger children, remember you don’t have to sail the way the Gallaghers did. You can also charter your own boat and follow us on flotilla – we’ll also provide a skipper to help show the kids somthing about sailing. Chartering your own boat on flotilla gives you the autonomy of your own yacht, but the fun of the group when we get to the next island each day.
Every year we love to get out and about and meet new faces to talk about sailing in Greece, Croatia and Tahiti. Our presentations and seminars at these shows allow you to see what sailing in our top destinations is really like and gives you the chance to ask specific questions. We look forward to meeting you in 2019.