Aegina / Greece

Private Sailing Holidays in Greece

Have you always wanted to sail in Greece on a relaxing holiday or maybe learning to sail - but don't like the idea of sharing a yacht with strangers? We specialise in private sailing holidays, with or without tuition, for couples, groups of friends, and families. On a private sailing holiday you don't have to worry about sharing [...]

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Worried about the Refugee Crisis?

A couple of people have expressed worries about how the refugee crisis might impact on their sailing holiday. It is a serious concern which I completely understand. I hope this post will give you some facts on which to base your decision about sailing here this year. As you're probably aware, refugees who arrive from Turkey [...]

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Epidavros – Not to Be Missed!

© Ivan Varyukhin | Dreamstime.com Many people like to combine their sailing holiday with sight-seeing. It's easy to spend a day or two in Athens visiting the famous historical sites. But there are other notable places that you shouldn't overlook. One of the most spectacular is at Epidavros, in the hills above the Saronic Gulf. Epidavros (also spelt [...]

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In Memory of George Burton

George Burton, the founder and Principal of Aegean Sailing School, sadly passed away in York at the end of February after a short illness. George was a man with a big heart and big personality. He first learned to sail in the Sea Cadets and qualified to skipper open boats by the time he was 12 [...]

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Nektarios of Aegina & the Ship’s Engine

On Monday 9 November the island of Aegina, where we are based, was buzzing. Thousands of people visited for one of the last great holidays of the year - the Feast Day of St Nektarios of Aegina. The day always seems to be sunny for the procession and this year was no exception. So what's [...]

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Dolphin Spotting in Greece

Dolphins are fascinating sea creatures and have a special place in human hearts. You'll love to see these glimmering mammals if you come across them when you're sailing with us.  “...To the Dolphin alone, beyond all other, nature has granted what the best philosophers seek: friendship for no advantage” - Plutarch Dolphins appear frequently in Greek mythology. In [...]

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News & Advice from the Front Line

Everyone keeps asking me how things are in Greece. I was visiting the UK last week so haven't been able to give an up to date answer until now. I arrived back yesterday - on the day Greece was due to pay the IMF and didn't ... Today there are rumours and counter-rumours flying about. [...]

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Summer Internship – Marketing & Admin

We’re looking for a bright, enthusiastic young person to join our team as an office intern for the summer season. We’re based on the pretty island of Aegina, close to Athens. Aegina has great beach life, cafes and bars and you’ll soon make new friends. We teach people from all over the world to sail [...]

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Join our 4th Yacht Sailing to the Cyclades!

Due to demand we've been persuaded to run four yachts on this year’s May mile-building trip, making it the biggest we've run to date. There are two final places available - and they will go to the first two people to book. The adventure starts at Kalamaki Marina on Saturday 16 May – just over [...]

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Helicopter View Of Aegina Island

An unusual video of the pretty island of Aegina, where we are based, taken from a helicopter flying over the main town and some of the historic sites and coastline of the island.

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