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Top tips for your first trip cruising the Greek islands

By Jenny Wilson
on  July 04, 2015

Cruising the Greek islands is fabulous way to enjoy a holiday with a difference. Not only can you see a wealth of all the spectacular sights on offer but also enjoy a break that is more exciting than the norm. If this is your first time on this kind of a break, check out these handy tips to help you get the most from your trip.
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Choosing the right destination can make a real difference, especially if you are new to sailing. The Greek islands are perfect for sailors of all abilities and offer a nice variety of different conditions to try. You can opt to have a go beforehand by taking a beginner’s sailing course or simply follow the expert guidance of your on-board skipper.

Bespoke trips allow you the flexibility to choose your own itinerary. If there is a particular place you have always wanted to see, make sure it is included on your trip. Read up on each destination beforehand so you don’t miss out on any key attractions.

Your skipper will talk you through all the relevant safety procedures, but make sure you take the time to find out where key equipment such as life rafts and fire extinguishers are so you are fully prepared. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Study how the wind behaves and the skipper responds to gain a better understanding of how to sail.

Remember to advise your on-board host of any special dietary requirements so they can ensure you are properly catered for.

Getting involved in the sailing can be great fun but don’t forget to allow yourself time to relax too. These simple tips should make a holiday cruising the Greek islands plain sailing.

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