The Greek Islands Archives - Ed Hamilton

‘Matelot’. This lovely sleek Bruce Farr designed Southern Wind is offering 20% off her regular rate of 25,000 EUROS for early summer dates in Croatia. ‘Sundara’, a popular Turkish built 113′ sailing yacht already has a busy calendar in Croatia, but she has reduced her rate from 35,000 to 31,500 EUROS for available weeks in July. ‘Paris A’ is a fast and flashy ...

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We’ve tempted you with the last six posts describing our recent travels around the beautiful Mediterranean, but here’s the best news! With the value of the EURO dropping to just 1.23 US dollars, there has never been a better time to take a charter in Europe. Turkey, The Greek Islands (Ionian, Saronic, Cyclades, Dodecanese), Croatia, Italy, France – take a look back through ...

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The Ionian Islands, on the western side of Greece, are our last charter destination on this trip and not only have we run out of time, the fine weather that has followed us the last 12 days changed dramatically just after we arrived. I managed to take a few photographs, but once the rain came there was little point in taking more! While ...

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We are heading back to the Cyclades Islands of Greece. Compared to Turkey and the Saronic Gulf, this area involves much more open sailing and winds can be particularly strong later in the summer. As the photographs show however, the weather we are having for this trip is just beautiful, with temperatures in the high 70s and low 80s. May and September are ...

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We have headed east to Greece and the Saronic Gulf. Most people will fly into Athens and many will spend at least a night in the city. There are certainly plenty of sights to see, including the Acropolis, but the city cannot expand because of the surrounding hills and is very crowded. It can also be very hot in the summer. If you ...

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The popular crewed charter yacht Anahita will sail to the Mediterranean May 1st. If you have ever dreamed of sailing the Atlantic, she has two berths still open. Anahita is a 62′ Dynamique monohull. Bijan, her owner, has sailed her thousands of miles from Newfoundland and Maine, to the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. He came to the US from Persia in 1957, and ...

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This picture of the Antigua Show at night, taken by Lucy Tulloch (thank you Jim Long, Caribbean Boating) gives a different view of this incredible show. With enough generating power to light a small town, the yachts illuminated the night Antigua sky and were visible for miles around. Of the almost 100 yachts in the show, more than half were over 100 feet ...

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Whether you’re bareboating the Caribbean for the first time, or you’re an experienced Caribbean sailor looking to explore somewhere new, a great way to get your feet wet is to sail in a flotilla. When it comes to flotillas, there are few operators who do a better job than the company who pioneered the concept – Sunsail. Sunsail is a well known and ...

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This month’s ‘Charter Connection‘ Newsletter, which was emailed to subscribers last week, included an article describing the many different yacht charter destinations around the world. Readers were invited to vote on any cruising grounds they had visited on either a crewed yacht or bareboat charter and for the purpose of this vote, these areas were divided into the following categories: BVI / US ...

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The Marmaris Show is one of the most enjoyable Crewed Yacht Charter Shows. The rows of Turkish gulets confirm that this country is different, but one is also immediately aware of so much genuine goodwill. Boat owners and crews in Turkey really do want to encourage overseas visitors and take a genuine interest in everyone. Yes, of course shop keepers are keen to ...

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