Go on a sailing vacation if…
… you’re interested in the age-old history. Sailing has been around long enough to inspire countless words and phrases (‘know the ropes’; ‘pipe down’; ‘three sheets to the wind’). Chat to your skipper and crew, to the locals in fishing villages, and at regattas too – they’ll share all manner of stories with you.
… you want to walk. A sailing vacation is easily paired with ample time to stretch your legs – sailing in the Cyclades, for example, can involve daily hikes along steep paths to hidden villages, among dramatic rock formations, and into atmospheric caves.
… you love good food. Sustainability isn’t a buzzword across many parts of Greece, Turkey and Italy, it is a way of life. Annie Antonatou, from our Greek supplier, Mystic Blue: “In the evening, we go to taverns to try the local dishes. Most tavern owners have their own animals, cultivate vegetables, and make their own wine. The food is amazingly good value and of very good quality – for some of our guests this is the best part of experience. Supper costs around 15 euros per person including local wine.”
… you’re interested in exploring the landscape. You’ll be outside a lot, whether you’re on deck feeling the gentle breeze in your hair, or bounding off in search of loggerhead turtle nesting sites in Turkey. Wherever you dock, there’ll be much more to discover than the beach, so ask for some tips and go for a walk.