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News, items of interest and ideas for your charter holiday

What are the bareboat charter requirements in Greece?

Wondering if you meet the requirements for chartering a bareboat sailboat in Greece? In this article, I'll go over the exact licenses and certifications you'll need. If you want to charter bareboat in Greece, you'll need a valid international sailing license to prove your experience. You also need an assisting crew member with some boating experience. This crew member must be at least 18 years old. You are not required to have a VHF Radio Certificate.

You don't necessarily need an ICC sailing license. As long as it's an internationally-recognized license, you should be fine. I've included a list of accepted licenses below.

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Sailing Vacations In Croatia - 15 Tips For An Amazing Holiday

With a magnificent coastline, clear waters and splendid beaches, Croatia lures increasing numbers of visitors for sailing vacations each year. But where to go and what to know? Here we give you the inside scoop on Croatia's yachting and boating scene. The islands, over 1,000 of them, are the real selling point—they’re unique in the world. The coastline is relatively unspoiled and has the feel of the French Riviera in the 50s or 60s. It’s still possible to find quiet anchorages, even at the height of the season. Here are some recommendations for planning a great trip.

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What Are The Port Fees In Greece?

If you are planning your next sailing holiday in Greece and wondering what port fees you might expect to pay, here's a handy guide* for you.

Greek Harbour Charges Guide

Harbour Fees Eastern Greece

Astipalaia: Mooring free water and power Euros 5 each per night. Subsequent nights stern to Euros 6.27; water from one tap; no electricity.

Aigina, Kea and Syros: All Euros 0.47 per metre plus 23% vat. Water and electricity extra at various rates.

Chalkis (Halki): Euros 8.54 for 12.2 meters, including water.

Chios, Langadha: Free, water on quay.

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The Ionian Islands - Living History

Greece is widely considered as the ‘birthplace of democracy’. It’s a nation steeped in history, mythology and cultural significance. It’s the homeland of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle; three of the most famous philosophers and scientists of all time. It’s also the nation of Homer, and the source of the inventions, ideas and innovations that have shaped the modern world as we know it.

Just off the west coast of Greece lie the Ionian Islands, which have been occupied since the Palaeolithic era situated in the Ionian Sea. Settled by Greeks as early as 12,000 BC, they play a significant part in the culture of the country. The name of the islands is thought to be derived from Io, one of Zeus’ mortal lovers who swam across the sea. Read on to find out more about the cultural and historical significance of two of the Ionian Islands.

Although Greece gained her independence in 1830, the Ionian islands was only annexed to the new nation in 1864

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Ten Reasons To Choose A Skippered Yacht Charter For Your Next Sailing Holiday

Here's a few ideas why you should consider having a professional skipper onboard your next charter. It doesn't matter whether you have little or vast sailing experience, sometimes having your own skipper is the best way to enjoy your sailing holiday.

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I'm Going On A Sailing Holiday - What Bag Should I Bring Aboard?

If you are going on a sailing vacation, where you will live on a charter sailboat, you want a bag that is:

Collapsible There is not much room on a boat. There will be no place to stash a hard sided suitcase.

Carry-on Everything you need should fit in a carry on as you don’t want to be stuck on the dock waiting for your lost luggage.

Dual purpose My favorite duffel can also be a beach bag, keeping towels and books for every one dry in the dingy.

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