... for a Barefoot Life
Sailing in the Greek islands and along the Turkish coast is a wonderful experience that you will never forget and want to live again year after year.
You will love living barefoot with no constraints, staying alone in remote bays where the Chef will cook his delicious Mediterranean cuisine, swimming, snorkeling, fishing, water skiing, sunbathing, admiring strikingly beautiful landscapes. And also staying in lively colourful harbors, visiting archeological and historical sites, and enjoying the night life until dawn if you wish to.
You will be overwhelmed by the imposing beauty of nature still untouched in most places, from the pine edged beaches of Northern Sporades, to the amazing cliffs of Amorgos or Symi, the awe inspiring sea invaded caldera of Santorini or the active volcano of Nisiros, from the magnificent mountain coast of eastern Peloponnese to luxuriant green Corfu.
Most of the Greek islands are mountainous, strikingly beautiful and impressing when sailing around, and providing breathtaking views on the sea and the neighboring islands from the summits.
Everywhere archeological and historical sites bring together many thousand years in a fascinating and moving travel through time since the beginnings of western culture and civilization: Minoan and Mycenaean cyclopean walls, Greek and Roman temples and cities, Byzantine, Norman and Venetian castles and towns, fortresses of the Knights of Saint-John, Ottoman markets and minarets, monasteries….
You will love living barefoot with no constraints, staying alone in remote bays that the Captain will take you to, fishing grouper and sea urchins, swimming or snorkeling in turquoise waters, or water skiing. You will enjoy sunbathing on the flydeck or the bow trampolines while listening to music on Nova Bose stereo system. Wild goats or a sea turtle will probably wander around to see who’s there.
After enjoying the delicious dinner prepared by the Chef, maybe you’ll go for a night swim, in the magic of the led underwater lighting of the ship. The following morning you will set sails to another island, and on the way you might catch a tuna that the Chef will prepare raw in carpaccio or grill on the ship barbecue. Or you will get the surprise visit of a group of dolphins who will play with the bow wave for a while.
After living in the wild, you will probably want to stop in a charming authentic lively harbor, or in vibrant places such as Mykonos, Spetsai, Paros or Kos.
You may decide to stay there for a couple of days, and rent motorbikes or a car to visit the island, drive to the Chora (the capital), walk up to the Venetian castro or wander in the ruins of the roman forum.
In some places you will feel like having travelled back in time. You will discover how nice and welcoming the Greek islanders can be, and the delicious food in the tavernas. And the night life of course which during the summer months can be hectic!