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VISC Sailing with friends in Greece

Program Outline

The Northern Sporades Islands is not just for MamaMia fans

Location Greece:
The Sporades Islands from Skiathos
We will return to Skiathos for “A Week of Sailing in Greece” it will be an informal sailing week for VISC members to focus on having a fabulous fun holiday that is well deserved after another difficult year.
This week caters for skilled and novice sailors alike – a fun and enjoyable experience of “Sailing With Friends”

We will be sailing with our friends around the Sporades Islands, starting from Skiathos and continuing around taking  in Skopelos, Loutraki, Panormos, Limonari/Agnontas, Patitiri (Alonnisos), and the marine national park at Kira Panagiaa.

This area, apart from being a fabulous sailing destination, has been made famous as the filming area for the first ABBA: MamaMia movie. Some of the filming locations we may visit include Skiathos harbour and main pier was the main setting for the boat and yacht departures to the “wedding island”, where the famous “taxi race” to miss the ferry occurred and where the three fathers met on the wooden sailing yacht.

The stunning outdoor scenes of the wedding were filmed in the church of Agios Ioannis Sto Kastri in Skopelos while the interior scenes were actually shot at Agion Panton, a tiny church located in front of Panagitsa tou Pirgou at the edge of Skopelos harbor. To reach the Agios Ioannis church, visitors must climb 100 stone-carved steps, but once there, the view is magnificent.

Kastani beach is one of the best on Skopelos and is primarily known for its tranquility and beauty, with its turquoise waters and lush and verdant surroundings. Both the wooden pier and the bar in the movie do not exist anymore though the beach now has a proper beach establishment.
Glisteri was used for basic backgrounds during the movie – it was here that Sophie read her mother’s diary to her friends, for example. The small peninsula near the beach Glisteri was the point where Sophie left for her wedding ceremony.

Milia Beach – although not a filming location per se – features in the movie as well as the small Dahsia islet in the background.

The pretty harbour of Agnontas was the place where the boat in ‘Money Money Money’ was moored and Amarantos definitely merits a visit, especially for sunset.

The start and end location will be directly from SKIATHOS, then as described above, sailing around the Sporades islands. You can easily get there by plane, flying direct into Skiathos International Airport.

Arrival day: Saturday

    • Arrive during the afternoon, check-in and settle into your yacht. There will be an evening with a
      welcome meeting and drinks and an opportunity to meet the rest of the crew and to get to know each other.
    • Each morning the skipper will discuss the day ahead at sea the passage outline/direction for our overnight stay (depending on weather and sailing conditions).
    • During the evenings, there will be some planned events, but also free time for your own exploration of the beautiful places we are staying at.
    • We will return to Skiathos on Friday 4th June for our check-out

Departure day: Saturday

    • Disembark your yacht by 09:00 and head back to Skiathos International Airport for your return journey home.

What will be provided:

    • a holiday under sail in a relaxed atmosphere
    • a guided/planned sailing route with a supporting program for all to enjoy together, yet still some time for your own personal/crew choice activities.
    • easy sailing for beginners, with opportunities for learning new skills
      In short: it is a wonderful combination of a Greek holiday and enjoying sailing around some of the islands of the Sporades.

The organisation and operation of this event will be handled by the experienced Sail Charter International

Cabin prices (per person) on a SKIPPERED yacht

Private Double cabin  €895

    • This “cabin booking” cost is per person based on full occupancy (limited availability for single cabins).
    • Included in your cabin booking:  yacht charter costs, skipper.
    • VISC skippers are welcome to charter a boat with friends and family and join this flotilla for a week of sailing together in Croatia.

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For more information on this great opportunity contact
Frank Honan
Mobile: 0043 664 734 91252

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