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  • Poros island - sailing in Greece | yacht charters greece
    to the god Apollo and he made it over to the god Poseidon in return for Delphi Kalavria is quite larger than Sphairia and is planted all over Sphairia is a volcanic rock In the north part of the island there are the ruins of Poseidon s Temple which was built in 520BC The main Temple was built in Doric style though some of its columns were Ionian Nearly the Temple there was the built up area of Kalavria Poros played a significant role in 1821 Revolution against the Turks It was placed on the map of history in 1828 where rival assemblies met to make important decisions which set the Constitution in a positive direction In 1830 began the building of the shipyard and naval station at Poros Poros is the island of peace romance and jauntiness It is overgrown with pine trees which reach the rugged shores or the sandy beaches The residents of Poros are like all islands spontaneous decent and hospitable The houses by the sea are big and neoclassical in contrast to the simple two floored houses in Brinia Mylos Pounta and Kasteli The Historic Clock is imposing from the distance on the highest top

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  • Spetses island - sailing in Greece | yacht charters greece
    Meltemi Winds Marinas and Ports Spetses a quiet beauty that has attracted billionaires and stars Spetses island is one of the most popular Greek Islands particularly when it comes to weekend excursions and Summer Vacations in Greece Located at the south end of the ArgoSaronic Gulf Spetses have the privilege of being approachable both by sea and land The name Spetses derives from the italian word Spezzie which was used by the Venetians Dominators many centuries ago in order to describe the island as The island of fragrances At the ancient times Spetses was known as Pityoussa due to the many pine trees that cover the hills and even today in many places reach the sea The island of Spetses is small but is nationally recognized for its valuable contribution to the Greek revolution of 1821 Greek history rightly features the island s accomplishments on land and sea and Greek literature sings of its green hills and idyllic beaches The island s history however does not start with the revolution nor does it end with it Today Spetses is among the top destinations for foreign tourists and Greeks alike Its geographical position rich history old mansions and museums beautiful beaches

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  • Yachting in Greece - Argo-Saronic | Yacht Charters Greece
    Marinas and Ports Argo Saronic gulf small gems scattered over the sea Sprinkled over the Argosaronic Gulf and steeped in ancient mythology these islands are small havens in close proximity to Athens Daily ferry connection from the port of Piraeus makes them a lovely easily accessible all year round destination for the Athenians Visitors here will enjoy natural beauty historical treasures unique architecture and glamorous yet romantic atmosphere Aegina Agistri

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  • Amorgos (Cyclades) | Sailing in Greece - Yacht Charters Greece
    many island lovers Amorgos ah mor ghoss is the jewel in the Cycladic crown Lying well to the southeast of the main group this exquisite island rises from the sea in a long dragon s back of craggy mountains that is 30km from tip to toe and 800m at its highest point There s plenty of scope for beaching but Amorgos is much more about compelling archaeology Cycladic life and the outdoor world Lonelyplanet Amorgos Island length 33 km width 1 5 km to 6km is located on the southeastern edge of the Cyclades Its mountains its impressive rock slopes the mountain slopes where plants are cultivated its steep coasts in the south side and the scenic bays with their beautiful beaches compose Amorgos landscape Amorgos is also known as Yperia Patagy or Platagy Pagali Psichia and Karkisia A long human presence on the island 5th millenium BC has left many monuments and settlements behind all of them characterised by sites of courageous beauty The famous monastery of the is one of the most unforgettable sites of the Aegean a lot of things to discover on Amorgos Island The well known cult movie and freediving drama directed by Luc Besson was partly produced on Amorgos Island in 1988 Production places were Chora Agia Ana beach and Kalotaritissa bay The stunning widescreen cinematography and intense varied score by his regular composer Eric Serra give the film a unique flavor and an eerie resonance Le Grand Bleu was the most financially successful French film of the 1980s and French tourists came to Amorgos to look for the unforgettable locations from the movie Once in Amorgos you should try traditional tastes like patatato which is traditionally cooked lamb with potatoes Easter stuffed goat fava split pea dip kakavia fish soup xidato goat meat

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  • Andros (Cyclades) | Sailing in Greece - Yacht Charters Greece
    the northernmost Cycladic island and second in area after Naxos Administratively it is a province having three municipalities Andros Korthi and Idrousa According to 1991 census the population of the island was 8781 inhabitants Andros has an area of 374 sq km and an elongated shape stretching from N NW to S SE Whole island is mountainous with a central range reaching its highest at Petalo and Kouvara highest peak is Profitis Ilias 997 m The main port is at Gavrio with a regular connection to Rafina while the ports of Batsi Hora and Korthi can facilitate fishing and touristic boats At the western part of Andros are the big sandy beaches of the island easily accesible and developed Those seeking quiet beaches and rough landscapes should visit the northeastern and southeastern parts There are many rivers and torrents and plenty of springs Ravines have rich vegetation with plane and walnut trees while the slopes especialy at the south are full of oak trees Since a long time ago big parts of the slopes have been transformed using stone walls to step like shapes locally called emasies Around the villages there are olive and lemon trees groves and many vineyards

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  • About us Yachts for Charter Our Services Yacht Prices Sailing in Greece On line Payments Contact us Greek Islands Cyclades in same area Mykonos Paros Santorini Ios Milos Syros Sifnos Kythnos Naxos Kea Tzia Andros Serifos Tinos Amorgos Cyclades Greece Sailing in Greece Sailing Areas Argo Saronic gulf Cyclades Dodecanesse Ionian Sporades Weather Weather Forecast Weather Patterns Meltemi Winds Marinas and Ports Folegandros This page s contents are under re

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  • Ios (Cyclades) | Sailing in Greece - Yacht Charters Greece
    Marinas and Ports Ios you will never get bored here Ios or Nios as it is called by the locals is a very beautiful and picturesque Greek Island with excellent sandy beaches and hundreds chapels Its pretty Hora capital is a dazzling mix of white washed houses and blue domed churches Ios Island is well know for its nightlife and is a mecca to the young If you can sleep to te beat of the disco Ios is an island for you According to Herodotus Ios was the home of Homer mother Clymene and the burial place for Homer On 15th of May each year the Homer festival Homeria takes place in Ios Island and a flame is carried from the port to his tomb in Plakoto Every year in May an important festival takes place which is dedicated to Homer the epic poet who composed the Iliad Odyssey The island s capital is one of the finest towns in Cyclades Built on the top of a hill with medieval castle built in 1400 white washed houses maze streets churches and a dozen of windmills reminding you of past days when the islanders used the wind power efficiently to make

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  • Kea (Tzia) - Cyclades | Sailing in Greece - Yacht Charters Greece
    Forecast Weather Patterns Meltemi Winds Marinas and Ports Kea Tzia mountain masses broken by small valleys This exceptionally picturesque island lies 15 miles from the south east coast of Attica It is also known as Tzia and this name is a remainder of the Venetian era The total surface of the island is 121 sq km and its circumference 86 km The mountain masses which are encountered in most of the Cyclades are broken up by small valleys sparsely planted with vines and fruit treesand run right down to the sea opening out into pretty little bays The highest mountain of the island is Profitis Elias 568m When one sees the island from far away it seems barren but in reality there are plenty of oak trees Many years ago the acorn shells of these trees were used for tanning purposes and that was a great source of income for the residents of Kea The basic occupation of the islanders was and still is cattle raising The cows of Kea are of the best pigs goats sheep are also raised on the island Apart from dairy products milk cheese butter etc Kea also produces vegetables fruits and nuts of high quality Bee raising is another island occupation The Kean thyme honey is famous Pasteli is a specialty of Kea made with sesame seed and honey In old times Kea had excellent wine and olive oil but nowadays the quantity of these products is rather limited The interior of the island is dotted with miniature chapels windmills and monasteries including that of Panagia Kastriani Kea s patron saint Many villages are samples of the Cycladic architecture The sea at Kea is crystal clear the beaches are wonderful and the taverns are traditional Greek Otzia Panagia Kastriani Pisses are only few of

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