Featured School: Athens Sailing Academy

By: Destinations, Instructors, Schools

Many a bucket list has the country of Greece in its top spot and rightly so with miles of picturesque coastline and a rich cultural heritage. For sailors, the allure of sailing the Mediterranean and exploring the islands of this country make it a must do destination.  Athens Sailing Academy takes advantage of its proximity to pristine sailing grounds to teach students on multi day cruises. ASA spoke with Athens Sailing Academy about its school, Greece as a destination, and its programs. Where They Sail  The Greek Islands are amongst the best sailing grounds in the world. There are over …

Sailing in Greece With Fair Winds Sailing

By: Destinations, Learn To Sail

In case you didn’t know, it is common knowledge that the best way to see Greece is by boat. By sailboat to be exact. Sailing the waters off the coast of Greece as well as visiting this archipelago on your own schedule, dictated only by wind and your need for picturesque anchorages, is a sailor’s dream. The allure of the Mediterranean for a sun-splashed vacation filled with fresh seafood and crisp white wine should have a sailing component and one of ASA’s newest instructors, Dimitris Bampkos of Fair Winds Sailing Greece, is ready to show it you.

A Look Back at ASA’s 2011 Greek Islands Flotilla – Part 2

By: Flotillas

In Part 1, the flotilla departed Athens, sailing, swimming and feasting their way to the islands of Epidaurus and Poros. By Capt. Valerie Weingrad Tuesday morning, time to sail to Ermioni for a traditional Greek bar-b-cue and toga party! We motored through the Poros channel and past the ruins of an ancient Roman fort that used to guard the entrance to the island. Sails went up as we made our way down the Hydra Channel on a broad reach that slowly backed around to a close haul. We sailed the 24 miles to Ermioni. Before heading to port we stopped …

A Look Back at ASA’s 2011 Greek Islands Flotilla – Part 1

By: Flotillas

Wining, Dining, and Sailing Our Way Through the Islands! By Capt. Valerie Weingrad For information on ASA’s 2012 flotillas, including Greece June 9-16, click here. Our flotilla began on July 16th, a warm and sunny afternoon. My boat, Maya, known as “the girlie boat,” was ready, as were the other 5 boats. We met in Alimos Marina in Athens at a café at the end of the pier. Alimos is one of the largest marinas in all of Greece and perhaps the Med, with hundreds of boats lined up Med moored on numerous piers. There are several cafés and tavernas …