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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
As we enter the festive season, we reflect on all the wonderful sailing experiences we enjoyed in 2019 and look forward to new adventures in 2020. HOLIDAY HOURS Monday 23rd December 2019: 9am-6pm Tuesday 24th December 2019: CLOSED Wednesday 25th December 2019: CLOSED Thursday 26th December 2019: CLOSED Friday 27th December 2019: 9am-12pm Saturday 28th December 2019: 9am-12pm Sunday 29th December 2019: Closed Monday 30th December 2019: 9am-6pm Tuesday 31st December 2019: Closed Wednesday 1st January 2020: Closed Happy Holiday’s and best wishes to our friends, partners and customers.
It’s been quite a few months in the making and finally we’re really excited to share our new website with you. We’ve made the site easier to navigate, we share more information about each of our destinations and have many new wonderful images showing each of the ports of call. It’s also really easy to contact us now with many ways to just click and message us. We’d love to hear your feedback, and of course, if you find anything that doesn’t quite work, please just drop us an email at email@example.com.
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!