Now sail across to Mount Athos, an Orthodox spiritual centre since 1054 –an autonomous statute since Byzantine times, unique in the world. Sailing at 500m from the shore, at the closer approach permitted in the area, you will have the chance to admire the magnificent architecture and beauty of the monasteries. You will have some time to capture this unique expirience.
No matter how experienced you are, it is a good practice to go over safe boating tips. Find below 9 basic boating safety tips to help you stay safe during your trip:
Seasickness is a highly discussed topic, especially between the first time boaters, due to the fact that it affects each individual differently. Almost every passenger will experience some level of seasickness on a boat trip, especially on rough waters.
Millions of people each and every year want to do something different and have more interesting and exciting vacations. Many of them are considering visiting lesser known locations in order to discover the beautiful secrets of our planet. But there are still many hidden gems to explore in the world’s most visited destinations. Generally speaking, the most stunning beaches, especially in the Mediterranean Sea, can only be reached by boat. Now, renting a boat has never been easier, but why should you look into chartering a boat?
Dream Swim was founded by people with considerable yachting background experience, and genuine passion for the sea. Our goal is to provide our clients with excellent services, and ensure that you will have the best vacation memory after riding one of our boats. All our boats are fully equipped to offer you maximum safety and comfort during your trip.
There is no doubt that Chalkidiki is rightfully considered one of the best summer vacation spots in Greece, especially the second “leg” of Chalkidiki, called Sithonia, which has a more authentic feel. It is the perfect destination for those who prefer a more laid-back atmosphere. The shallow turquoise waters and the sandy sea bottom of the beaches, combined with the numerous secret coves, make Sithonia the ideal location people who wish to visit a serene retreat.
Orange beach or Kavourotrypes (as the locals call it) is a hidden paradise-on-earth with a coastline which is over 5km long. Kavourotrypes forms a lace-like coastline of small secluded beaches with crystal clear waters, white coves and dense pine trees that spread all the way down to the shore.
Mount Athos or Agiο Oros (as the locals call it) is situated in the third peninsula of Chalkidiki. It is the oldest surviving monastic community in the world, and it is regarded as one of the most important hubs of the Orthodox Christian world. The first monks settled there in the 9th century AD, during Byzantine times. Since then, the monks living in the region have preserved the same way of life, and nothing seems to have been affected by modern lifestyle.
There is no doubt that Halkidiki is considered one of the top summer vacation locations in Greece. It stands out for its three peninsulas, Kassandra, Sithonia, and Mount Athos. These three green “legs” (as the locals call them) are surrounded by calm, warm waters, and can be easily reached within an hour from Thessaloniki, the second biggest city of Greece.
Dream Swim offers its customers two boat rental options to rent a boat in Vourvourou: bareboat and skippered. The difference between these two options lies in the identity of the person steering the boat. More specifically, in bareboat cruise rental, you have the amazing opportunity to be the one navigating the boat, whereas in skippered boat rental, there is a professional skipper on board to navigate the boat for you.