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Aegean Sailing School latest new, open all year around !!

  As we had our first bookings for December 2020 and January 2021 we wanted to inform you that we decided to stay open this winter-season and now take bookings all year around!  Winter temperatures in Greece are perfect for sailing: In November 2019, we had a max temp of 27C and a minimum of [...]

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Covid-19 Safety Measures, on board our yachts!

The health and wellbeing of our customers and our staff are our priority. Our measures for COVID-19 have been designed with the recommendations set out by the World Health Organization (WHO). It minimizes contact with our staff while ensuring you have all you need for an enjoyable and safe sailing trip. Our staff All staff [...]

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‘Early Bird’ Discounts for 2021

If you're organised enough to be planning your 2021 sailing now, you can save on your RYA course or sailing holiday with our 'Early Bird' offer. The first 20 people to make a booking with us for 2021 will get a 16% discount on the price of their sailing course. Here's what you could save: [...]

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No More Non-Tidal Day Skippers

Until now, students taking an RYA Day Skipper course with us were issued with the RYA Day Skipper Non-Tidal certificate. From January 2017 there will only be one certificate. All RYA Day Skipper certificates will be valid in both tidal and non-tidal waters, ending the distinction between the two certificates that was introduced when the first [...]

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Monemvasia – The Romantic Rock

Monemvasia (Μονεμβάσια) is one of the most romantic places in Greece. It's a walled Medieval castle town built on the slopes of a rock. The rock was separated from the mainland by an earthquake in 375 AD. The name Monemvasia is derived from two Greek words, mone and emvasia, meaning "single entrance" and refers to the narrow causeway [...]

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Greek Food : More than just Moussaka

Greek food is known for the freshness of its ingredients. That hasn't changed but the variety and quality of dishes has improved recently. When we first arrived here in 2000 we were impressed by the taste of the food but disappointed by the lack of variety. Greeks are traditional and it seemed to us that [...]

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‘Ithaka’ with Sir Sean Connery

My thanks to George Giaglisis for sending me this lovely recital of the poem Ithaka. I thought it was well worth sharing with you. Ithaca was written by Constantine P. Cavafis, an ethnic Greek poet who was born in Alexandria (although his father acquired British nationality and the family lived in Liverpool for a while). [...]

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Worried About Coming to Greece?

We've had a few phone calls and emails from people who are worried about coming sailing in Greece this year. Maybe you've seen scenes of demonstrations in Athens, or long queues at the ATMs? It's natural to be concerned when there are negative images on the news. But what's it really like? See what these [...]

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Try an RYA e-Book

I love books - the feel of them, the smell of them ... but a couple of years I was converted to a Kindle, especially for travelling. The big advantages for me are its relative weight (on a one-week holiday I could easily get through 3 big paperbacks), the fact that I can increase the [...]

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Snorkel the Sunken City

A popular request in my recent survey was for information on lesser-known places to visit in the Saronic and Argolic Gulfs. The first one that I will tell you about is the Sunken City of Epidauros. (Epidaurus is pronounced Epidavros - 'u' following 'a' in Greek makes a 'v' sound). You'll find the Sunken City [...]

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