It is very difficult to describe the transformation we went through, during our week with Captain Stephane, our french-english skipper.
We arrived with our souls filled with Covid/Corona anxiety frightening the world of tomorrow.
We left with new hope, tranquilized for not only the global fright, but also our private everydays challenges - reinforced with the love we, as a married couple, have had since the beginning of our romancing. Our Skipper took us by our hand from the first second and day by day let us into the world of islanding with beautiful mornings, astonishing private lunchspots, amazing harbours with elegant sailorskills, letting us become a reliable crew, which first of all were our hopes for the trip.
But most important and surprisingly he showed and tought us, by practice, theory and shared experience - Money has no value on the Sea - survival on the sea is based on comradeship - and anchoring is the most challenging and dangerous part of sailing - and anchoring provokes all the worst in fellow untrained sailors untill Captain Barlow with his superior tranqulity sets the standard of good sailorship - not only in The Ilionan Sea, but also as a way of behavouring in our everyday work & private life in Copenhagen.
We have already booked Captain Barlow & Harvester III same week, next year with our grandchildren and family - a project that will continue year after year - this is the way we we have earned to live...
Lene & Henrik, both hard working professionals, 45 years of loving, 3 children, 3 grandchildren, Copenhagen, Denmark
Excellent new boat, superb modern marina, great welcome from the team at the marina. Extra costs at the base were higher than expected.
Boat was small but great for 2/3 people or single handed. Really new equipment and well maintained. Sailing area accessible from lavrio marina is perfect to explore the Greek culture and some of the most beautiful islands
We rented a 51ft Oceania from Cala dei Sardi Marina. The whole marina was run by the charter company which was excellent. They had air conditioned reception for check in and then areas with chairs and loungers to relax and swim whilst waiting for the boat. The boat was very diligently cleaned inside and out before boarding and the charter company were available via WhatsApp for any questions during the week.
The only negatives were the toilet facilities at the marina were very small (1 toilet and 2 showers) and you may not get the boats till 6pm.
The food at the restaurant at the marina was excellent for dinner , highly recommend Booking.
The food shop that the shuttle goes to is limited and small, it is better to get a taxi to the large Conad