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Tips to survive the heat on your next sailing holiday

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A sailing holiday could be a lot of fun for you this summer – not least due to the brilliant sunshine and warmth in which you could bask. However, if you aren’t used to a warm climate at home, the much higher temperatures overseas could have a few unpleasant but unheeded implications.

Here are ways that you could help yourself avoid nasty side effects of the heat – and so, during your sailing, free yourself to enjoy what is genuinely great about those warm temperatures.

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The best Greek islands for your next family holiday

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Until you visit Greece, you might not realise just how well-suited it is for family holidays. As you arrive in the south-eastern Europe country, don’t be surprised to see your kids warmly greeted with cries of “Paidiá, kalosírthate”; as the Visit Greece website attests, it’s Greek for “Children, welcome!”

Furthermore, Greece is rich in the heritage of legendary heroes like Xena and Hercules, but there are especially good reasons to seek out the islands for getaways. So, which islands exactly?

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Greek delicacies you should try while visiting the islands

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Residents of Mediterranean countries seem to have relatively high resistance to the onset of obesity and diseases including heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. What is the Mediterranean secret? It could be the region’s diet, judging from findings of recent studies.

Greek food, like Mediterranean food more generally, is rich in freshness and olive oil while low in processed nastiness. Here are some delicacies particularly worth trying on a Greek island trip.

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5 things to do on your honeymoon in Croatia

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Even if you have only ever seen photos of Croatia rather than visited this Adriatic country, you probably already have a good idea why the territory is well-suited to sumptuous honeymoons.

Given the country’s amazing wealth of attractions including stunning beaches and sunsets and palm-lined ports, you and your partner could feel spoilt for choice. Hence, we have decided to outline what we deem some of the best things to do when honeymooning in this particularly enchanting part of central and south-eastern Europe.

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5 reasons why it’s time you visited Croatia

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Even if you have never visited Croatia, you have probably seen it many times on your TV screen. A big reason why is that this central European country has provided many filming spots for the hit HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones – and seeing them up close is a tantalising prospect.

However, that’s still far from the only reason to seriously consider booking a trip to this country bordering the Adriatic Sea. Here are five especially strong incentives to arrange a Croatian getaway.

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A few words about our Skippers…

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The Yachtmaster certificate is a fantastic benchmark for us when we are looking to hire skippers. However, if you can sail – you can sail. We are firm believers that certificates are not the be all and end all.

All of our skippers are selected because they are highly competent and have an in-depth knowledge of the waters around Athens. So, formally qualified or not, we have our own criteria that all skippers must meet before being considered for a place in our close-knit team. We look for passionate, experienced and friendly people who have a fantastic attitude to safety on board a yacht…

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Calling All Students!

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Book today, pay a small holding deposit, then pay NOTHING until your Student Loan comes in next term!

We know lots of you would love to join us this summer, but the end of term is synonymous with lots of parties, lots of spending and digging into the overdraft. We want you to secure the best possible yacht for your budget & we don’t want you to miss out by waiting to book until you get money next term, so we are offering you a special deal…

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