Hi again! This post is dedicated to the week after arriving to Athens - and my mos...
Hi again! This post is dedicated to the week after arriving to Athens - and my most favorite week in August (who am I kidding, this was so far the best week in 2016). As many of you also follow my Instagram account, you may know that I spent that particular week on a MedSailors sailing yacht, exploring the Saronic Islands in Greece. I always thought sailing yachts were awesome, however, this was the first time I could actually try one out for a longer period of time - a whole week.
So, let's start at the beginning! When we arrived at the marina in Athens, it was really easy to find the MedSailors crew - pretty boats with the blue-yellow flag of the company, cheerful, smiling people waiting for the guests to arrive (and, yes, we had the exact address, too). Every boat had a skipper; these skippers were not only pros at sailing, but (as the whole crew) they were really nice, fun, helpful people, and they served really good dishes during our trip (we were served breakfast and lunch on the boat). On our boat there were 8 guests, and even if it could have been crowded this way, it really wasn't. There were four rooms with two comfy beds and space for your luggage (don't bring too much, tho), two bathrooms with toilets, and there was enough space for everyone on the deck. We spent time in our rooms mostly when we were sleeping at night (and sometimes in the afternoon), and most of the time we were either on the deck (usually, when we were sailing from one island to the other) or exploring one of the islands. I am going to write more about our stops - Perdika, Ermioni, Spetses, Poros, Epidavros and Agistri - in my next blogpost.
So how did an ordinary ("ordinary", haha) day look like with MedSailors? After spending the night in the marina, we usually woke up somewhere not too far from the beach, where we could have our breakfast and a morning swim. Then we took off to the next island, and during that time we could read, sunbathe on the deck, sleep, talk, or even try ourselves out as the captain for a few minutes. When we arrived, we had our lunch, then we could either stay on the boat and do whatever we liked, or explore the island. In the evening we could have dinner with the guests and the crew (who always chose the best restaurants), or we could eat on our own. After the meal we could join the crowd for a party, take a night walk or return to the boat - it was really up to us.
These trips are designed to suit everyone: solo travelers can make friends here and won't be lonely, couples can choose to join the other guests or be by themselves, and if you want to travel with your squad, I couln't suggest a better trip for that than this one.
After all - if it was up to me, I would still be on that boat.