Cruise the “Costa Smeralda”

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If you love cruises and sailing holidays the Emerald Coast is a seaside resort among the most beautiful in the world.

It is located in the north-east of Sardinia stretching between Tavolara island and Capo Testa.

In terms of boating enjoyment, Costa Smeralda offers a different mooring or anchoring every night even for two or three weeks of cruising time, both for those searching the solitude in the charm of the evening sunset and for those who prefer to enjoy the more exclusive social life.

The coast, from the turquoise sea that has no equal in the Mediterranean, it is a series of unspoiled nature and marinas harmoniously blend into the landscape and the local culture.

The boat rental, directly from the ports in the area, allows you to enjoy this unique beauty even in one only cruising week .

Many charter companies offer bareboat solutions for crews up to 10 and even 12 people, also including the provision of professional skippers for those who do not have the ability to conduct the boat on their own.

For those looking for more comfortable solutions there is a great offer of
gulets, catamarans and sailing boats or motor yachts, fully crewed, that can guarantee unforgettable holidays even to the most demanding people.

InterCharter, in his luxury yacht charter section, is also able to propose a large number of offers for a fulfilling and exclusive experience in Costa Smeralda.

Visiting Premium Winemakers by Yacht in Croatia 1°

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The finest Dalmatians wine producers and their wine cellars are laying just “under your bow”.

We invite you to visit them and make your summer cruise expirience memorable and special by tasting top quality wines in the authentic atmosphere of the vineries.

Korta Katarina

Owners of the winery, Pam and Lee Anderson, are originally from USA, Minnesota. Enchanted by the beauty of Croatia, especially Dalmatia, they decided to start up business on Pelješac peninsula. In 2005 they bought old estate Riviera and launched their project.Along with estate they bought approximately 7 ha of the most prestigious vineyards in Dinga? and Postup regions.

First wines were made in 2006. The whole philosophy of Korta Katarina is based on producing world class wines from indigenous grape varieties. This is the first “state of the art” vinery project in the region. Korta Katarina portfolio includes Pošip, full body white wine, fruity and fresh Rose made of Plavac Mali and Zinfandel, then Plavac Mali, full body red wine from Dinga? and Postup vineyards aged for 12 months in French oak, and, finally, winery’s signature wine, Ruben’s private reserve, full body Plavac Mali from selected positions aged for 24 months in French oak.

About Winery

Besides regular sightseeing, winery offers wine testing served with local cheeses, cold cuts, marinated products, and extra-virgin olive oils. For those opened for gastro experience services of high quality chef are provided preparing for visitors a six-course meal paired with Korta Katarina wines. If one is eager on this kind of wine experience, three days prior announcement is necessary. The main beach Trstenica is right underneath the winery, offering attractive night life with clubs and bars. A great number of restaurants, cafes, bars, souvenir shop adorn the promenade leading from winery/beach along the coastline to the other part of the place.

GPS coordinates: 42°58’47,80”N, 17°11’36,71” E.

Anchoring: in front of the winery/hotel at recomanded distance of 250 m, another option is berth in Orebi? marina within 20 minutes walking distance.

Working hours: 8 to 16 on working days, Saturday as per appointment.

Winery capacity: 24 sitting places in testing room + 24 on the terrace.

 

visit@kortakatarina.com  099 815 16 55

 

Tomi?

Andro Tomi? was born on Hvar and has dedicated his life to wine. After twenty years of professional training at different faculties, institutions and wineries of  France, he decided to come back home to his island and produce his own wines. Being determined in his believes that Hvar , with his authentic varieties, convenient climate and exceptional locations of vineyards, can recover the long lost reputation in winemaking, he follows his 150 years old family tradition of winemakink. His legendary wines like “1991” have established Plavac as wine meritorious of world’s famous wine sorts and served as stepping stone to Hvar viticulture. In 1997 Andro founded company called Bastijana with main objective premium winemaking as well as promotion of the culture of wine.

About winery

The winery Bastijana organizes wine tasting in triclinium, a room decorated according to the old roman dining rooms. Before tasting the wine guests can enjoy sightseeing the winery and listening to the story of the winery and the viticulture of Hvar. Every wine sort is paried with the appropriate snaks in order to instruct the guests of harmony between food and wine. So this is an in home educational wine experience.

Winery does not host hospitality facility, though centre of Jelsa, with hotels, night clubs and gastro destinatins, is only 10 minutes walking from winery.

 

 

 

 

GPS coordinates: 43° 09’ 40” N, 16° 42’ 3” E.

 

Anchoring: port of Jelsa, walking distance 10-15 minutes.

Maximum anchoring depth: 3.5m, maximum vessel length: 35m, berths 22 boats.

Working hours: 7.00 to 19.00 (off  the working hours appointment is request).

bastijana@st.t-com.hr

tel 021 768 160  –  091 339 8995

REPO(WE)R GREECE

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Dear friends,
We are happy to announce that Intercharter wants to support the international public diplomacy campaign Repo(we)r Greece, that seeks to restore the credibility of Greece and confront the world’s negative perceptions of her people.
The campaign is crafting these messages out of the ingenuity and creativity that abound, as they are reflected in stories from key sectors of our economy, education and civil society. Through a variety of discussion events and programs with academic institutions, community organizations and think tanks across the world, these stories offer clear evidence that Greece is not the failures or special interests of the few but rather the talents and achievements of the many.
We invite you to visit www.repowergreece.com, discover simple ways to participate in this initiative and share our efforts.

Discover the Caribbean music festivals & carnivals !

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from Marie Galante to Saint Vincent, here our selection ….

17th to 20th May 2013

 

The community and the tourist office of Marie-Galante have initiated the festival « Terre de Blues » 14 years ago in order to promote their island. This event has common interest for economic and touristic development, and brings as well cultural contribution to the island and its residents. Marie-Galante welcomes prestigious musicians, who make out of this meeting a great success. “Terre de blues » is ranged in the top 5 of the most important festivals in the Caribbean.

30th April to 12th May 2013

Since 1992, the Jazz Festival of Saint Lucia has been growing in order to become the cultural main event of the island. Saint Lucia enjoys the rhythmic life of saxophone & double bass of international jazzmen who appear on different scenes. Participate from 30th April on in the various concerts all over this beautiful island.

 

28th June to 9th July 2013

Carnival of St Vincent

June & July

Carnival of St.Lucia

 

For all these occasions, Intercharter offers special summer promotions
for charter on catamarans and monohulls !

Bike&Boat Cruise

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From Split to Split

Our Bike&Boat Cruise takes you from Split in Croatia to the islands of Bra?, Hvar, Vis and Kor?ula over a week, for a vacation that brings cruising, cycling and relaxing in ideal balance.

In the morning over a breakfast you will sail to a new destination, where the boat will drop you and the bikes off for a ride across the island. After the ride, boat will pick you up and take you to the port of call for the night. There is a total of 7 cycling routes of varying difficulty, so if at any point you feel you have had enough, you are welcome to stay on board and relax. On the cruise you will experience magnificent landscape and stunning views, exciting life on board a small cruise boat and the calm atmosphere of Dalmatian small towns you will be docking at. You will also get to know fellow travelers from all over the world. 8 days after the start of your adventure you will be back in Split with lots of memorable experiences and newly forged friendships.

Take one vintage cruise boat, a few bicycles, a handful of friendly shipmates, mix well and season to taste with Adriatic sea salt and plenty of sunshine. A perfect recipe for a perfect vacation!

DAY 1 Saturday

Sailing from Split to island of Bra?: Split – Supetar

Check in starts at 11 AM and lasts until 1 PM when the ship departs. Upon departure, welcome drink will be served and your dedicated Tour Guide will familiarize you with the boat, equipment, ship’s crew and tell you more of the cruise and itinerary. Your first destination is the island of Bra?, the third largest island in the Adriatic, known for its stunning hilly landscape and its perfectly white limestone.

 

  1. Bike route, approx. 20 km: Supetar – Postira – Supetar (difficulty level: LIGHT)

Upon arrival at Supetar, you will mount your bike for the first time for a ride along the coast. You will be passing through a small village Splitska to a town Postira. There you will stop for a swim and a cup of coffee. You will then then ride back to Supetar, right on time for dinner – your first meal on board. You will spend the night at the harbor of Supetar, getting to know your crew and fellow travelers.

 

DAY 2 Sunday

Sailing from island of Bra? to island of Hvar: Supetar – Milna – Bol – Stari Grad on island of Hvar

This day your destination is the famous coastal village Bol with one of the most beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean area, the famous Zlatni Rat (the Golden Horn).

  1. Bike route, approx. 25 km: Supetar – Ložiš?a – Milna (difficulty level: MEDIUM)

Bike route extension, approx. 47 km: Ložiš?a – Bol (difficulty level: HEAVY)

As the boat leaves for Milna you will follow the boat, cycling westward through Mirca and Sutivan to Ložiš?a. Those of you who don’t feel like tackling the hill are welcome to continue to Milna and travel by boat to Bol. If you feel like some more cycling, the route continues through picturesque villages and hamlets of Dra?evica, Nereziš?a, Pražnice and Gornji Humac. After a climb to a height of approximately 500 meters above sea level, if you will be aiming even higher you can venture all the way up to the Mount of Vidova Gora – the highest mountain on all of the islands of Adriatic with its height of 778 meters above sea level. For that extra effort you will be rewarded with a magnificent view over the islands of Bra?, Šolta, Hvar and Kor?ula, the peninsula of Pelješac and the “Golden Horn” beach. After your descent to Bol, bikes will be loaded on the boat and you will set sail to Stari Grad, on the island of Hvar. After arrival and dinner you will have a unique opportunity to explore the narrow streets of Stari Grad (called the “Old Town” in Croatian) a settlement whose foundations were laid back in the age of Ancient Greeks.

 

DAY 3 Monday

Sailing from Stari Grad to Hvar (island of Hvar)

  1. Bike route, approx. 24 km, Stari Grad – Jelsa – Stari Grad (difficulty level: LIGHT)

Bike route extension, approx. 22 km, Stari Grad – Hvar (difficulty level: HEAVY)

Today you will again be able to decide on how much you wish to cycle on Hvar, an island also known as the “Sunniest island in Croatia”, since in average Hvar has 7.7 hours of sunshine per day. Your first route will take you from Stari Grad to Jelsa and then back to Stari Grad, through the ancient Stari Grad Plain, a UNESCO Protected World Heritage Site, an agricultural landscape set up by the ancient Greek colonists in the 4th century BC. There you will have a break for a cup of coffee or a scoop of ice cream. You will then return to Stari Grad, where you can load your bikes on the boat and sail to the town of Hvar, or if you feel fit and eager, you can enjoy the hilly road to the town of Hvar that meanders through fields of best Croatian lavender and rosemary, passing the town of Selca on the way. In the afternoon, you will have an opportunity to explore the town of Hvar, known for its exceptional beauty. You can even climb the fortress built on a hill above the town for a panoramic view of the town of Hvar, its marina and the surrounding archipelago of islands. As the sun sets down, you can dress up and enjoy the bustling nightlife, since Hvar is also famous for its bars and clubs open late into the night.

 

DAY 4 Tuesday

Sailing from Hvar to island of Vis

After breakfast you will leave Hvar behind and set sail towards the small, tucked away island of Vis.

  1. Bike route, approx. 35 km, Vis – Komiža – Vis (difficulty level: MEDIUM)

Upon arrival at the port of Vis you continue by bike to the second biggest town on the island – Komiža. In Komiža you will have free time for a lunch and to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of a town that houses 1677, and then you will ride back to Vis. In the evening, dinner will be served on board and the boat will stay in the harbor for the night.

 

DAY 5 Wednesday

Sailing from Vis to Kor?ula island: Vis – Vela Luka – Kor?ula

In the morning the boat will leave Vis and steer for the nearby island of Kor?ula, known for its oak forests, famous white wine and excellent olive oil.

  1. Bike route, approx. 52 km, Vela Luka – town of Kor?ula (difficulty level: HEAVY)

After docking at Vela Luka harbor, you will mount the bikes and cycle across the island past the towns of Blato, Smokvica, ?ara, Pupnat and Žrnovo to the town of Kor?ula, enjoying the magnificent landscape studded with olive trees and vineyards. At the end of the route the town of Kor?ula awaits, the alleged Marko Polo’s birthplace also known as “Dubrovnik’s Little Sister”, with its beautiful medieval fortifications and stunning sunsets. Boat stays for the night in the harbor, allowing you to explore the town and its surroundings.

 

DAY 6 Thursday

Sailing from Kor?ula to Omiš

The next day you will sail northwest along the Pelješac penninsula, around its tip and towards the mainland, passing the islands of Hvar and Bra?. Your destination for that day will be Omiš, the town of pirates situated in the amazing landscape of cliffs and rocks, where river Cetina meets the Adriatic.

  1. Bike route, approx. 13 km, Omiš – Radmanove Mlinice (difficulty level: LIGHT)

Bike route extension, approx. 12 km, Radmanove Mlinice – Podaspilje (difficulty level: MEDIUM)

After docking at the port of Omiš, we will mount the bikes and ride into the canyon of the emerald green river Cetina. Our first destination is “Radmanove Mlinice”, an old mill on the river built in the 17th century where you can decide to have a swim off the river beach into the exceptionally pure river water or decide to cycle on and up to the village of Podaspilje, for a fantastic view over the canyon and the river Cetina. You will then return to Omiš for an opportunity to explore its narrow streets and alleys, or even climb one of the fortresses on the cliff above the town. The boat will stay in the harbor for the night.

 

DAY 7 Friday

Sailing from Omiš to Split

In the morning the boat will leave the harbor and sail along the mainland to Split, to finish the full circle and to allow you enough time to explore the city of Split, the second biggest city in Croatia.

  1. Bike route, approx. 20km, Marjan hill in Split (difficulty level: MEDIUM)

Upon arrival, you will ride up to the top of Marjan hill for a grand view over the city of Split. Marjan hill is a forest park much beloved by the locals situated close to the town center. On this last evening you will have time for some more souvenir and postcard hunting, but also for a peek into the ruins of the ancient Diocletian Palace, a Unesco Protected World Heritage Site, around which the old town of Split is built. As you will notice, Split is a true Mediterranean city whose main promenade “Riva” comes alive with people as the sun sets down and the bars start opening. That is a perfect opportunity to have a drink, join the locals in people watching and reflect on the experience of the past seven days.

 

DAY 8 Saturday

In the morning breakfast will be served, after which farewell follows and disembarkation by 9 AM.

RATES PER PERSON IN EUR BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY – Guaranteed departures

SPECIAL OFFER – 10% DISCOUNT ON ALL DEPARTURES

DEPARTURE DATESSaturdays from Split June 1, 8, 15Sep 14, 21 June 29August 24
Main Deck Cabin 630 567 EUR 710 639 EUR
Upper Deck Cabin 680 612 EUR 760 684 EUR
Single occupancy supplement +30% +30%
Third bed reduction -30% -30%
Third bed reduction child up to 12 years old -50% -50%
Bike rental (hybrid bike equipped water bottle carrier (0.5l), rear rack and service kit) 75 EUR / week 75 EUR / week

 

SPECIAL OFFER DISCOUNT – 15% on departures June 22 and August 31, 2013

DEPARTURE DATESSaturdays from Split

June 22

August 31

Main Deck Cabin 630 536 EUR 710 604 EUR
Upper Deck Cabin 680 578 EUR 760 646 EUR
Single occupancy supplement +30% +30%
Third bed reduction -30% -30%
Third bed reduction child up to 12 years old -50% -50%
Bike rental (hybrid bike equipped water bottle carrier (0.5l), rear rack and service kit) 75 EUR / week 75 EUR / week

 

 

Rate includeS:
• 8 days / 7 nights cruise on programed route
• Accommodation in a chosen category cabin with shower/toilet
• Half board: breakfast and 1 meal (lunch or dinner, depending on itinerary). First meal on board is dinner on 1st day; last meal is breakfast on 8thday.• Bed linen and bathroom towels• Towels change in the mid of the week

• Usage of the ship’s equipment

• Professional and experienced English-speaking tour guide and 7 bike tours

Rate doES not include:
• Beverages from the ship’s bar only
• Transfer from and/or to the ship
• Tips, entrances to museums or any other items of personal nature• Water package: 18 € – 1 l of still bottled water per person per day
• Taxes and fees, € 25,00 per person, to be paid on board in cash

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Tour des Yoles Rondes a beautiful spectator sport unique to Martinique

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A yearly highlight of the Martinican social calendar, the Yawl Boat Race will be contested this year between July 29 and August 5, literally encircling the Isle of Flowers with a boundless spirit of joy, replete with pulsating rhythms, prodigious libations, and nonstop parties.

Yawl boats featured in the race are constructed with painstaking detail in the grand tradition of Martinican fishing vessels initially developed by local craftsmen in the 70s. Each vessel flies brightly-colored rectangular sails over rounded canoe-like wooden hulls made from local Pear trees.

As distinctive in style as they are challenging to sail, quick and agile yawl boats test the mettle of even the most experienced sailors, their rounded hulls ensuring an instant capsize if ever the vessels should come to a stop at sea.

 

This year’s race departs initially from the picturesque seaside village of Le Robert, continuing in a counter-clockwise fashion around the island in seven stages. Teams representing various towns across Martinique compete alongside international competitors from neighboring islands. Visitors and locals turn out by the thousands each day of the race to offer enthusiastic support and enjoy the festivities.

 

Welcome on board of the Catamaran Sagaponack!!

3 votes

“SAGAPONACK”
The Privilege 585, the evolution of the catamarans is built for comfortable cruising around the world, it is a symbol of an innovative technology, refined elegance and attention to detail, for these reasons, the majority of technicians defines the Privilege as the most prestigious cruising catamarans.

The width of no less than 9.3 meters, the great
completely sheltered from the cockpit bimini top,
design with three cusps bow and surfaces covered
flat offering roominess external 170sqm well.

 

 

Comfort, Class, Safety and speed are the strong of
Privilege 585; is the equivalent of a hotel 5 star sailor

 

 

 

The beauty and uniqueness of this model catamaran consist of finishing the top of boat building, unusual for boats by charter, and for the comfort of navigation, also with wind and rough sea sailings Safety, without heeling and it is possible to enjoy a wonderful dinner in the cockpit accompanied by a good wine of pur cellar on the boat For children is a paradise, it offers a great freedom of movement, which is impossible on other boats.

Characteristic

“SAGAPONACK”   has been customized with 5 cabins with 2 double beds for a total of 12 beds, each cabin has its own bathroom with generous size with walk-in shower separate

 

a catering kitchen complete with all accessory expertly managed by the chef on board, two
outer and inner tables for 12 people, 3 refrigerators 1 freezer, ice maker, dishwasher, washing machine, water maker and 1400 liters of water complete the services of the main board.
For relaxation “Sagaponack” offers the most exclusive you can get anchored in a bay: Air Conditioning independent in all cabins, heating, tv hd 46 ” home theater, diving equipment, fishing, and water sports; 2350 watts 2 generators and solar panels watermaker 200 liters/hour provide independent cruising and closely with nature without giving up the comforts of home.

 

For navigation is equipped with full batten mainsail, genoa, foremast and bowsprit of code 0, two 130 hp engines, lines Anchor increased offer sailing fast and stops, safe in any weather.

 

 

“Sagaponack” offers the highest standards for safety high in the charter market, compliant with the MCA English, which includes in addition to all the stringent Equipment board,a full first aid kit (defibrillator, oxygen).

 

 

 Sagaponack Crew

Captain: Mario, 30 years of sailing and 20 experience in charter, scuba diving and free diving FIPSAS; Yacht Master commercial First Aid Red Cross
Hostess: Leide, 10 years of experience in the charter, licence apnea divers and FIPSAS; boating license, Diploma cheff FIC;Red Cross First Aid certification and Characteristics
BLSD

 

Turkey

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Turkey is the ideal setting for a luxury yacht charter. The winds,  the coves and the nature all let you experience of the history of man from the perspective of the sea, through the myriad archaeological remains of ancient civilizations. Wonderful bays, where mythological legends had taken place, offer ancient tombs carved high into cliffs, sunken remnants of ancient Greek and Roman civilizations, and deserted coves awaiting your discovery.

 

Located at the north-western Gulf of Fethiye, Gocek is part of a magnificent panorama. Backed by majestic mountains and pine forests it looks out over the Twelve Islands which provide a circular bay that has made the village a natural harbor.

 

Lured by such perfection, the yachting community has long made Gocek a favorite, and it is also a popular stop for gullet cruises. Set sail for one of the many secluded anchorages in Gocek Bay, or stay dockside overnight to enjoy Gocek.

You should visit the little town of Fethiye in the morning then, cruising Gocek Bay in the afternoon, stop in to see Cleopatra’s Baths. a ruin alongside the bay. Legends say that Cleopatra used this cove for bathing. Explore the semi-submerged baths by snorkelling or by tender.

Anchor overnight around the corner in Stone Wall Bay.

 

Then sail and spend the night at anchor in the southern side of the the Bay of Ekincik . Towards dusk, you can dine ashore in a restaurant overlooking the bay. Head up-river to the town of Dalyan, and pass beneath some impressive Lycian rock tombs. Enjoy a brief stroll through the town before returning to the yacht in Ekincik. You’ll overnight in Kizilkuyruk Harbour, a quiet anchorage with a pebbled beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After breakfast leave for Marmaris, known as one of Turkey’s most beautiful towns. Every inch of Marmaris is worth seeing. It has an extraordinary beauty with its coves, sandy beaches, evergreen forests and plants. Some of the wonderful sea journeys, which have become the most popular activity in the region, take place in the beautiful coves of Marmaris.

 

You can anchor and stay overnight in the natural harbour of Serce Limani.  A small restaurant is ashore and the friendly owner usually row out to invite you for dinner. Serce was the site of a very interesting wreck, whose cargo remains can still be seen in the Bodrum castle museum. Well-protected waters for swimming.

 

Cruise over to the little seaside village of Datca where you’ll find a small freshwater lake with a little waterfall. Anchor along the south bay, visit the beach and lake and at night listen to the pleasant sound of the splashing waterfall. Then cruise to the ancient port of Knidos, at the tip of the Doric Peninsula, it was a centre of art and culture in the 4th-century BC. Drop anchor and go ashore to visit the site, which includes city walls, two theatres, terraced streets, and the remains of several temples including the temple of Aphrodite.

Head for Bodrum, on a peninsula facing the island of Kos, with a virtually intact castle built by the Crusaders. This castle now houses an excellent underwater archaeological museum where many of the artefacts found in wrecks along the ancient trading route where you just sailed. Bodrum also has a very nice bazaar and an attractive town located around the harbour.

 

Greece – Aegean Sea

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By chartering a yacht in Greece you can discover the places where Mediterranean history and culture come from.

Thousands of islands, between the Aegean and Ionian Sea, emerging from crystal clear waters, offer breathtaking views in a singleness of colors and scents. The possible routes are many and can fulfill all expectations.

Sample Itinerary

 

If you board your yacht in Athens, the first stop can be in Kea. From the little harbour, through picturesque arched alleys and classic Cycladic houses you can reach Chora. Built as an amphitheatre it impresses the visitor with its tile-roofed little houses, steep little streets paved in stone, and very nice churches. Charming little bays, covered in bushes, oleanders and laurel plants, open in succession along the west coast. The picturesque hamlet of Vourkari has excellent restaurants, specializing in fish based recipes including spaghetti served with lobster as well as a local version of bouillabaisse soup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Kéa, sail to Tinos, a mountainous, rugged island, famous for its 80 or so windmills and the stunning church of Panagia Evangelistria.

 

Mykonos is a grand example of unique Cycladic architecture set around a picturesque fishing-village bay. Totally whitewashed, cube-like buildings fit closely together to form a kind of chaotic maze of narrow alley ways and streets. The earthen colors of the bare hills surrounding the town’s gleaming whiteness create a stunning contrast with an incredibly blue sky and an even deeper blue sparkling sea.

 

 

 

The beautiful islands of Delos and Paros are approximately 28nm south of Mykonos. Delos is the mythological birth-place of Apollo and Artemis and is one of the most important historical and archaeological sites in all of Greece. Paros is a popular tourist destination, known for its sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and exciting night-life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not to be missed during your cruise in Greek is the island of Ios, a most appreciated tourist destination, not only for its famous golden beaches, including Mylopotas, Yialos, but also for the characteristic Aegean architecture of the monastery of St John and of some other fascinating churches. Ios is well known as the party island with a lively atmosphere and endless fun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The present-day crescent shape of Santorini is a consequence of the activity of the volcano in prehistoric times, feeding the myth of the lost Atlantis. Santorini is essentially what remains of an enormous volcanic explosion during the Minoan era. Santorini is dominated by a giant caldera that provides a deep and sheltered harbour.

 

Sifnos, the Island of Apollo, is a beautiful mountainous island, with fertile valleys, popular beaches and several delightful towns, including the medieval village of Kastro. Located on the east side of the island, Kastro is surrounded by thick walls that protect a labyrinth of tiny streets and passageways. The bay of Vathi always provides safe anchorage.