Aegina / Greece

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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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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Democracy ends at the Gangway

I've heard George, my husband, use this phrase from time to time. George joined the Royal Navy as a boy sailor at the tender age of 14. I always imagined this was a saying he had been taught then. Perhaps it had first been uttered by Admiral Lord Nelson, Sir Walter Raleigh, or some other [...]

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Discover the Skills for a Happy Crew

Our aim is always to give you the very best experience possible - in every way! With a new season about to start our boats are ready to go! They look great, polished and shiny, with everything serviced and checked, ready for the first students to arrive on Sunday. Now that winter maintenance is complete, [...]

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Pretty little Bistiou. Idyllic, but with a sting at times …

I like to share with you some of the lesser known anchorages we have visited. Today I'm going to tell you about a secluded cove called Bistiou (Μπιστιου in Greek) on the north of Poros island. We found it in Nicholas Elias's excellent Greece Sea Guide many years ago. It isn't very easy to spot the [...]

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