Sailing in Greece
Yachts like the lagoon catamaran makes the holiday enjoyable

Choosing the right yacht is very necessary for having an enjoyable and worthwhile yacht holiday. Let us see how different yachts are equipped with the various features that help tourists to lose themselves in the midst of the waters.

  • The lagoon catamaran

The structure of the lagoon catamaran yacht has buoyancy that guarantees safety. These yachts are made by following the CE standards set for preventing sinking of multihull vessels. Watertight bulkheads separate the living accommodation from the fore and the aft compartments. The density of items chosen to build the body of the vessel increases the buoyancy of the vessel. Absence of ballast is another factor that increases the buoyancy.

  • The Beneteau 57

The Beneteau 57 is yacht with a fin keel, which is externally fastened. The draft of the keel is about 8 ft. The cockpit is wooden and brilliantly designed with a wheel which is bulkhead mounted. It also has a hydraulic steering system and an optional hydraulic autopilot. The deck is spacious and the side decks are made of teak. The coach roof of the deck is made of molded non-skid material. The interiors of the yacht have earned lot of praise. The finishing cherry stained. It has padded ceilings, carved door frames, halogen lighting and elegant drapes. It runs on a four-cylinder diesel engine. Separate alternators are fitted with the engine of the yacht.

  • The lagoon 620

The lagoon 620 is a huge yacht has an area of 1496 sq ft and has 979 of Genoas. The area can be pushed to 1571 sq ft by opting for deep roach, a flat top or a high-aspect main. There are also other options like the spinnaker, staysail and the gennaker. Even at a speed of eight knots, the yacht can operate smoothly. The yacht is powered by a couple of Volvo D3 (150 horsepower each).

santorini - the best hliday destination on earth!

santorini - the best hliday destination on earth!

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Emil Alzamora - Shift (2008)

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Emil Alzamora - Shift (2008)

Yacht charter and kitesurfing?

Yacht charter is the way of renting a motor yacht or sailboat for touring purposes to different coastal areas. It can be a corporate activity as well as a vocational activity. Many people hire a yacht to celebrate a grand party or enjoy with the family. Moreover, there are many renting agencies available which you can easily contact and they can guide you to hire a good yacht. Their charges are different,   depending on the size of yacht that you are looking for.
The Caribbean is one of the best places for yacht chartering. Moreover, the Caribbean is the site that swathe the colossal vicinity and provide fanatic diversity to its visitors. It has a stunning view, offers incredible seashores and interesting ethnicities. Most importantly, the Caribbean has a vast collection of luxury yachts, super yachts and crewed yacht. Therefore, you can easily hire them and experience the superlative holiday around different islands. Moreover, the main season for sailing starts from November and last till July. Kite surfing is also an adventurous water sports that comprise of wakeboarding, surfing, paragliding etc. It controls the power of the breeze to push a rider across the water on a kite board. There are numerous types of kite boarding, such as freestyle, free ride, down winders, pace, jumping and wave-riding. Free ride is the most popular style in the Caribbean that people adopt for riding the kitesurf. Nowadays, most of the kitesurfs that are sold are designed for free ride.
Moreover, the Caribbean coastline provides kitesurf cruises. The kitesurf beaches have refreshing seawater and have the ideal wind for cruising. This is an adventurous way of sailing on the waves. Kitesurfing is a much loved sport amongst the younger, surfer crowd. There are many kitesurfing and diving schools along the Caribbean coastline that teaches kite boarding and kite surfing to every age group.

Sailing with the Lagoon 400 catamaran

Sailing in Greece with the Lagoon 400 catamaran

The ultimate combination between multiple spaces and performance is met with the Lagoon 400 catamaran. I can only say that because I had a unique sailing experience in the Greek Ionian sea on it.

 In the previous years, my family and I were not used to catamarans as we were up to the simple sail boat mostly. Last year we decided to improve our experience and rented a Lagoon 400, together with friends, in order to sail around the Ionian. This was one of the best decisions in my life. It changed the way I feel about sailing forever. It was not only the luxury of the boat itself but also the beauties of the Ionian islands. We had rented a boat for every occasion to speed up when it should or slow down and maneuver easily when we were sailing right near the islands. All islands were really nice and the sea was perfect but Paxoi came out with a big difference than any other.

 Paxoi and Antipaxoi are very small islands under Corfu nearby Lefkada, surrounded by crystal clear and deep waters. I like the green landscapes on islands and Paxoi, even if small, had that characteristic. You can reach all smaller bays around these two islands and sail from one to another at almost no time. The food was excellent as we were tipped by polite local people as to where to eat traditional food and fresh fish. Almost every beach we went to was not crowded and that’s what I personally enjoyed the most. My first experience with a Lagoon 400, combined with my first time at Paxoi made it unforgettable.

Yacht Charter in Greece; Ideal For Island Hopping

Greece is and has always been a top sailing destination. It has many natural diverse settings and attractions that apply to all kinds of visitors, from backpack travelers to luxury-seeking tourists. Besides the unparallel physical beauties in the mainland, Greece has a remarkable total of islands and islets which are so varied in size, style, location and setting that they can offer virtually all kinds of holiday you wish. From absolute tranquility and isolation to 24 hours partying, it’s all there!

Greek islands are amongst the most popular globally and they keep charming more and more visitors every year. Except for their variable natural beauties, they are renowned for their magnificent Mediterranean climate and the fact that the sun is clear, bright and hot for almost half the year. No wonder why Greek islands are always favored by tourists and visitors and they are always top ranking in traveler magazines.

The islands are grouped in clusters based on their location. Each group consists of the main islands, several smaller islets -some of which are inhabited while some other are uninhabited, and of uninhabited rocks which are ideal for tours and excursions. There is the Saronic Islands group which is the closest to Athens and it includes Aegina, Hydra, Poros, Spetses, Salamina along with the smaller islets and rocks. On the western side of Greek mainland you may find the Ionian islands group which includes Corfu, Ithaki, Cephalonia, Lefkada, Zakynthos, Paxi and Kythira.

The Cyclades complex is a large and quite dense group which is right at the center of the Aegean Sea and it is a highly popular as it includes worldwide famous islands. Mykonos, Santorini, Paros, Ios, Naxos, Antiparos, Amorgos, Folegandros, Serifos, Sifnos, Milos, Kimolos, Tinos, Donoussa, Schinoussa and Koufonissia are the main islands of the complex while several islets and smaller islands are also inclusive. Very close to Cyclades, you may find another tight group of islands called Sporades; it includes Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos and Skyros along with several smaller ones.

North Aegean islands composite, which is situated close to the west coast of Turkey contains Chios, Ikaria, Samos, Lesvos, Lemnos, Agios Efstratios and Fournoi. Dodecannese compound on the other hand is large and rather loose. It is situated on the eastern side of Greece in between Turkey and Crete and it contains Rhodes, Kos, Kasos, Karpathos, Kastelorizo, Pserimos, Leros, Patmos, Nisyros, Tilos, Lipsi, Kalymnos, Astypalaia and Agathonisi and other smaller ones.

All the island’s groups and vicinity locations constitute the perfect scenic for your holiday as you may find various points of interest and amenities to fulfill your needs and desires. The distances within a group are so small that they encourage daily trips and excursion tours or even island hopping as the latest trends call.

There are frequent transportation means if you like to visit several islands in a short time. Even better, you can charter a yacht and do the island hopping of your choice. There are many professionals and companies that will not only provide you with a yacht but also with crew if needed. Furthermore, they will assist in drafting a route for you based on your preferences.

Sailing in Greece is very popular and lately more and more favor it. First of all the Greek islands are an ideal setting as there are many and diverse; you will certainly find the ones that appeal to you. Then there is the sense of freedom, flexibility and independence, which are significant especially when you are on holiday. And last but not least, you get to see many unique places that cannot be accessible any other way.

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life at sea

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life at sea

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Santorini, Greece

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Santorini, Greece