A Guide To A Flotilla Sailing Holiday
A flotilla sailing holiday can be ideal for parties of all compositions. For example, if you have a young family, you can enjoy peace of mind because there will be plenty of other youngsters around for your own kids to play with. In fact, most of the kids tend to join up together on the flotilla once the day’s sailing is over.
These types of adventure holidays are also ideal for those who really fancy a trip in a yacht but lack the experience to handle one themselves. A lead crew will be available to pilot the yacht for you, to offer expert guidance and advice so that you can learn a few things yourself. On the other hand, you may simply want to sit back and watch the crew do all the work. Whatever you decide, you can be sure to enjoy a relaxing sailing trip with the comfort of having experienced sailors on board.
In addition, a flotilla holiday is ideal for those who enjoy the social aspect of sailing. While chartering your own yacht can be a fantastic adventure in itself, the fun is always doubled when you have other like minded people to share it with. Indeed, there is perhaps nothing better than spending the day negotiating the waters before meeting up with friends on the flotilla every evening to share stories and enjoy a few drinks around the barbeque.
Choosing your Route
A week long trip in Kalamos makes the ideal flotilla holiday for families. With a sailing level designed for beginners and a minimum amount of exertion required, Kalamos flotilla sailing is perfect for inexperienced sailors. Alternatively, you could opt for a 14 day trip in the Greek region of Epidavros. Again perfectly suited to families, this route is nonetheless designed for slightly more experienced sailors. The trip through the Saronic Gulf wherein lies Epidavros offering plenty of cultural interest with archaeological sites, splendid architecture and picturesque harbors completing the picture.
Whichever route you decide on there will always be plenty of allocated time for some great offshore swimming and diving with the emphasis placed on fun and relaxation. Plenty of activities for all the family can also be found on the mainland excursions, which are included in all the trips.
Indeed, sailing no longer has to be a lonely affair if you choose a flotilla holiday. Furthermore, while Greece remains a popular choice there are plenty of other great destinations to choose from. These include the British Virgin Islands, the Caribbean, Croatia, Grenada and Turkey. Combining an ideal balance between socializing and independence, it is easy to understand the growing popularity of flotilla holidays.