What can be done around the turquoise bays?
Exploring the beauty on the land
Sightseeing on foot would be relaxing in green land. You may ask the crew to take you to coast to have the benefits of long walks around. Please inform the crew about your leaving on board due to security reasons.
You are so lucky that there are lots of ancient ruins on blue voyage routes waiting for your visit. Please ask the crew to get some information on the places to see. You may also inform us before you book your charter on your special requirements on the ancient places to recomend the best route for your interests.
Most of the yachts have the options for water ski, jet ski, ringo etc. which are charged extra. Please check the specs of the yachts if you require water sports before you book your charter. I f the yacht does not have water sports equipment you may contact your captain to call a water sports center close by according to your needs. Water sports activities are not allowed in some of the bays due to security reasons. You will be informed by your captain about these areas.
Canoe and wind surf
These water sport activities are available in most of the yachts. It is highly recommended to saty in the view of the crew due to your security reasons. Otherwise please inform the crew about your direction.
If you give us a notice during your booking process, you may do scuba diving on the route if available.
Most of the yachts have fishing equipment on board. You may spend your time and enjoy yourself by catching some fish.
Crystal clear waters are waiting for you to explore. This easy activity is suitable almost for everbody.
Read the books you always wanted
It is the best time for you to read the books you always wanted. Do not forget to bring them with you.
How to Pack and What to Bring For A Yacht Holiday?
1. Travel documents
If you’re traveling outside your home country, make sure you’ve got the necessary travel documents in order and ready to go: passports or visas, tickets, and cash/credit cards.
2. Use soft-sided bags only; never hard-sided, square bags.
Luggage storage space on almost all boats is limited, and hard-sided bags can cause damage to teak decks and other wood trim. Soft duffels can be folded up and stowed after you’re unpacked. Soft bags with wheels are acceptable, but should be handled with care onboard to avoid damage to the yacht.
3. Fill your medium-sized soft-sided bag with everything you want to bring – then reduce it by half
The single most common mistake people make on a yacht-charter vacation is bringing Too Much Stuff. On all but very formal charters, the lifestyle is very casual. Especially in tropical or warm-weather locales, you won’t need to bring too many clothes to meet your daily needs.
4. Shoes: Street, boat, and water
Almost all yachts forbid the wearing of street shoes aboard, and most have dedicated baskets or lockers for street-shoe storage, and either go barefoot or wear flip flops or some other clean, comfortable, light-soled shoes aboard.
For swimming in places where there are sharp rocks or sea urchins, bring a pair of water shoes.
5. Bathing suits (you’ll live in them)
During a day of sailing, your attire will likely consist of bathing suits and a simple cover up of some sort. Even going ashore for dinner doesn’t usually require a change out of the garb you’re wearing during the day, unless you’re feeling the need to freshen up.
6. Fins, mask, and snorkel
If the yacht you’ll be sailing on or the charter company does not provide them, bring your own. If you plan to spend a lot of time in the water, you may want to consider a lightweight wetsuit jacket to stay warm while snorkeling, especially in fringe-season months.
7. Cover ups, street clothes
Tee shirts, tank tops, or sarongs for women are all a good bet to wear over bathing suits and protect you from the sun. For leg protection, plan on shorts, jeans, or other lightweight long pants; those that have removable, zip-on or –off legs so they can be either shorts or long pants are very handy. For shore clothes, you can “go as you are” almost anywhere in the Greek islands – shorts, tees, jeans. The only exception is if you choose to visit a church or a monastery, where conservative dress is required – covered legs and arms. At such places they generally have racks of clothing for visitors to don when they arrive.
Ladies, if you do feel the need to dress for dinner, sundresses are good—or simple lightweight slacks and shirts. Capri pants are cool and comfortable. For men, lightweight slacks and tees or cotton shirts are fine. For all, jeans are fine everywhere.
8. Lightweight sweater or fleece
Most of our charters are during the warm summer months. In the early spring or late fall months, warm fleece, leggings, socks, and a warm sweater should be added to this list, as nights can get quite cool
9. Sunscreen, hats, sunglasses.
Avoid packing sunscreens containing oil, which can stain both teak decks and canvas deck and sunbed cushions.
Not all charter companies provide them, and in Greece most people use island-harvested sponges instead, so they’re difficult to find. Almost all charter yachts include linens (sheets and towels); some provide beach towels (Stressbuster does). Ask, and if beach towels won’t be provided, bring one of your own.
11. Lightweight foul weather gear
Bring a waterproof jacket and pants if you have them.
If you’re a noise-sensitive sleeper, earplugs can work for you.
Ipods: Ask if the boat you’ve chartered has a stereo system to which these can be hooked up (most crewed yachts do).
Chargers: Ask if you’ll be able to recharge your cameras, computers, and other electronics onboard. The voltage in Europe is 220V so check if you will need a converter plug.
Hair dryers: If you absolutely can’t travel without one, ask if your vessel has one onboard.
14. Seasickness remedies
Unless you want to be very sleepy, we suggest the “non-drowsy” formulas. Even for people who don’t get seasick, taking something on the morning of the day you board is a good idea – it will give your body a chance to get used to and adapt to the motion of the boat. Discuss these with your physician and/or pharmacist before using.
Foreign prescriptions are not honored at pharmacies, so make sure you bring what you need.
And last but not least, organization helps. Fold and stack your clothes in groups – shirts, tank tops, shorts, long pants, bathing suits, and undergarments, for instance. Vacuum-bagging clothes in plastic bags or rolling items up will save space. And remember, no matter where you charter, there are almost always laundry facilities available onshore!