Blazing heat, cool water, exotic cocktails and dreamy scenery. A holiday of a lifetime.
For my friend’s 21st birthday, we decided to charter three yachts with The Big Sail. Tired and disillusioned with the infamous holiday destinations such as Ayia Napa and Malia, where you come back paler than when you left, we wanted a more luxurious holiday. It was time to wave goodbye to the cultural underground of tacky clubs, sweaty flesh and desperate neon-painted-wife-beater-wearing-seventeen-year-olds and say hello to Greek culture. Sun, sea and the occasional Sex on the Beach.* The Big Sail was a holiday of a lifetime.
And, as they say, the rest is history. Of course, what we did off the yachts is a another story. We spent days pulling into the picturesque ports of the most beautiful Greek Islands and the nights dining and wining under the pale moonlight. We explored quaint Greek towns and tasted delicious salads, fresh seafood and exotic cocktails. We visited euro-tastic Greek nightclubs, where, as one club stated, “devilry will be experienced”.** As I quad-biked around Poros with a warm breeze running through my hair, racing through a landscape of golden beaches, turquoise sea and ancient ruins from another time, I reflected on this amazing opportunity. Blazing heat, cool water, exotic cocktails and dreamy scenery. Luxurious yachts, unbelievable food and my best friends. There are some experiences in life that you simply have to seize, for you can’t control the wind but you can adjust the sail.
By Lauren Landon
*A delicious cocktail.
** Devilry – Wicked activity, reckless mischief, black magic, dealings with the devil
Lauren Landon is a 19 year old History undergraduate at the University of Bristol. When she isn’t studying or writing articles for University newspapers or the various blogs she contributes to, Lauren loves singing & song-writing and spends much of her time sharing her passion with her followers on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/laurenlandonx