Sailing Holiday – Springs & Spas

Spring Loutra Edipsou Evia GreecePelion, Trikeri Island, Pagasitic Gulf & Evia

Sail and Shore Holiday – 1 week

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Sailing Cruise Itinerary

 

fountain_makrynitsaMakrynitsa

Day 1 Arrive Volos. Travel to Makrynitsa . High in the cool mountain air with spectacular views across Volos, The Pagasitic Gulf and the High Pindos Mountains, this ancient fortified town is one of the gems of the area. Mountain spring water bubbles from marble fountains and in early summer the woods echo to the song of nightingales. There are shops for those last-minute purchases, and we can eat in one of the many traditional restaurants.

Trikeri Island

Day 2. Join sailing yacht, Nereida in Volos. We sail to the tiny remote island of Trikeri, at the end of the Pelion Peninsula. With no cars, Trikeri is largely untouched by the modern world. The pace of life here is at a walking pace.  We overnight in an historic stone-built monastery with spectacular views across the island and the Pelion Peninsula.  In early September, Trikeri hosts a religious festival celebrating the birthday of the Virgin Mary. One of our cruises is timetabled to coincide with this unique festival.moored in Trikeri

 Oreoi

Day 3 Sail to Oreoi down the Oreoi Straight, which separates the island of Evia from the Greek mainland. We sail past spectacular steep pine-covered hillsides which drop dramatically towards the sea. Resin is tapped from these pines for flavouring the famous restina wine. The region is also famous for its bird life and has several protected areas for sea birds. Overnight Oreoi – and maybe try a little local retsina.

 Aidipsos

Day 4 Sail to the spa town of Aidipsos on the island of Evia. Aidipsos has attracted visitors from ancient times who came here to bathe in the hot mineral springs which run into the sea. Overnight Aidipsos.

Sailing, Loutra Edipsou, Evia, GreeceDay 5 We spend the day in Aidipsos, bathing in the mineral springs, or perhaps enjoying a mud massage at one of the many spas in this delightful resort. Overnight Aidipsos.

Glyfa

Day 6. Return along the Oreoi straight, overnighting in the delightful town of Glyfa.

Volos

Day 7 Return to Volos. Trip ends Volos.

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What to bring on a Sailing Cruise

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Please travel light as there is limited storage space on the boat. Please, no suitcases – they take up huge amounts of space. Bring sport-type bags which squash down easily.

You will need:

  • Shorts and t-shirts.
  • A light long-sleeved shirt and long trousers are useful protection against the sun.
  • A sun hat and sun glasses.
  • A sweat shirt/light jumper.
  • In spring and autumn you will want a windproof jacket.
  • No shoes allowed on the boat. Flip flops are useful as you can slip them on and off easily. You don’t need waterproof shoes.
  • Swimming things.
  • Sunscreen. We also recommend getting a lip sunscreen.
  • Prescription medicines.
  • We do not recommend you bring laptops, kindles etc. Electronics and the sea don’t go well together. If you absolutely must stay connected, please note that you cannot recharge on the boat so you will have to wait until evening. You may need a continental plug adaptor.

Warning

Stuff that falls in the sea goes straight to the bottom in seconds. This includes valuable items, such as mobile phones, watches, designer sunglasses and cameras. If you decide to bring such items with you please make sure they are properly insured. Hats and sunglasses are lost overboard almost every time we sail – you might like to get yourself a string that goes round your neck. drowned_mobile

 

What’s the weather like in Greece?

This is probably the question we get asked more than any other. Greece probably has the best climate in the world but that doesn’t mean that it never rains – that’s reserved for the Sahara.

Spring starts in early February and by March the weather is generally warm and sunny but breezy. Spring flowers are at their best from March to May. The sea is quite cold at this time of year. The Pagasitic (the area round the Pelion) is warm enough for swimming year round – The Aegean is noticeably colder.Spring flowers Pelion Greece

Temperatures slowly rise to an August average around 38C, with cooler evenings in the islands. The sea temperature at this time of year is in the high 20’s.

September and October are cooler – temperatures in the high 20’s- lower 30’s with the occasional rain day. The sea remains warm throughout the autumn.Milina in February

 

 

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