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Flotilla: Greek Myth Busting...

Flotilla: Greek Myth Busting...

Our update on busting the Greek media myths...

From the Greek Minister for the economy today...

"The Ministry for Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism would like to reassure visitors to Greece that hotels, restaurants, shops and supermarkets have adequate food supplies, the prices of which have remained stable if not reduced as in the case of fresh fruit and vegetables. This is also the case for fuel, as gas stations are adequately stocked and prices remain unchanged.

Any reports stating the opposite are not reflecting the actual situation on the ground.

The Ministry for Economy via the General Secretariat for Commerce is working closely with local authorities and food companies and has taken all the necessary steps to ensure the supply of goods to the Greek market continues to operate as normal so that demand is entirely covered not only for the Greek people but also for the numerous visitors who have chosen Greece for their holidays."

The view from our team on the ground (or rather on the water)...

The following photos are all taken by our lead crew out in Greece - From the Sporades Islands of Skopelos and Skiathos, through to the Saronic Islands of Hydra & Spetses, to the western Ionian Islands of Corfu, Paxos, Lefkas, Kefalonia and Zakynthos - we pretty much have most corners of Greece covered! Here is our view from the water...

View from the water

MYTH: Greece is running out of food & drink...

If you are concerned about missing out on your usual Mythos or struggling to find your favourite souvlaki...Think again. It looks like you guys have been saving the Greek economy one cocktail at a time....trust you sailors! There is no risk of dodging the inevitable post holiday paunch with us, these photos from our lovely lead crews and sailors over the last few days prove there is still plenty of food (and drink) to go around...Yiamas!

In fact Matt Lemon very honestly admitted to gaining 4kgs with Lead Boat Dessa last week - good effort!


MYTH: Holiday in Greece this year won't be nearly as much fun...we might have a terrible time!

Every week we have hundreds of sailors coming back and rebooking for 2016 (over 130 of you so far!). We are proud to say that our customers confidence in Greece, and it's ability to provide a fantastic holiday, has never been better! Travel plans are unaffected. There is plenty of fuel. And to quote Phoebe - our hostess in the Saronic Islands - "if we didn't have access to the news, we'd have no idea anything was going on!"

Party Time

MYTH: Will the cultural sites be affected...is everything shutting down?

In a word...no. Our flotillas have been exploring more than ever these last few weeks. As tourists seem to be (sadly) listening to the media hype about the country being on it's knees, the harbours, towns and beaches are becoming emptier, making these beautiful places even more exclusive to us sailors! This is great for us - we might even have space on the quay in Fiskardo this August (one can hope!) but it is rather sad for the local people who's businesses will inevitably suffer. So if you have had a nice time, tell your friends! Locally businesses will need all the help they can get.

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MYTH: Greece is no longer a safe or enjoyable place to go on holiday...

Gorgeous historic towns, stunning beaches with gin clear water and incredible views...we would still take Greece in complete economic melt down over London with a tube strike!

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MYTH: Greece isn't a good destination for sailors in the current climate...

Believe it or not, the wind is still blowing! 

Smooth sailing

The sun is still shining (and setting...) 


We have seen more wildlife this year than ever before!


 In short...what's not to love?!

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