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Keeping Summer Busy By Going Greek Sailing

May 27, 2008
The blissful summer months are near and the time has come for most parents to find something to do with their children! Yes, the kids are entitled to their time off as well for six weeks and this may mean a month and a half of noise, boredom, frustration and hyperactivity! This is why it is good to organise your trips wisely making to pick the right destination that will both entertain yourself and most of all your children.

Greek sailing is a popular holiday break activity for families, couples, groups and even single individuals. This gives people a chance to relax on a luxury yacht or bareboat yacht charter (depending upon the individuals yachting experiences), as well enjoy the vast oceanic views and mountainous sceneries. Those who have never experienced a yacht charter holiday will be better off paying for a fully catered and a professional sailor.

You do not need experience to go on a Greek sailing holiday but for those looking to travel without the extra help will need to have completed a yacht-chartering certificate. There are different levels to this course; each one determines how far you are allowed to travel on a boat. If you have completed a basic training then you may only be permitted to sail along the Mediterranean coasts as opposed to sailing as far as Australia or India.

You will need to determine how many people will be travelling with you before picking a random yacht chartering company. This will help you to pick the right sized yacht or boat and whether you will need the extra, crew for catering services. Larger yachts are fully equipped to include individual or group lodgings, entertainment facilities, bar, swimming pool etc. These are high-end yachting experiences and are more expensive in comparison.

There are people who have taken a trip across the Greek islands by themselves, having gained some sailing experience previously. This takes some time getting used to as it requires a lot of physical strength and skill. When looking for an agency to enrol onto a sailing course, you should always opt for a course with a reputable company and make sure that you are able to gain and accredited certificate for completion of the course.

The best yachting areas when going for a Greek sailing holiday are the Ionian Islands. This way you are able to enjoy travelling around beautiful scenic routes and stop by the nearest beach to enjoy the sunshine.
About the Author
Anna Stenning loves to go on a Greek sailing break during the summer, however the best times are during the winter when it is still comfortably warm and not so busy.
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