"3rd European VT Meeting" Euromeet2007's Profile
The date and place of the 3rd European VT Meeting is finally announced!
THE COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN! DO YOU KNOW THE NUMBER OF DAYS LEFT?*
It will be Santorini island in the Cyclades archipelago on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd June 2007 which coincides with a weekend but also with the full moon.
This site will contain two sets of information under two different headings on the homepage. One for the actual meeting on Santorini and one on the island hopping cruise by chartered sailing boat or boats, according to the number of people wishing to participate.
!Please note that Santorini is also called Thera in Greek. So you may have to look under that name when you are organising your flight within Greece!
We will be adding all people who have signed as friends so it is easier to contact
The following site by the Greek Ministry of Culture and the Perfecture of Cyclades will give you an insight on the islands' life and history:
You can check its map here so that tips make some more sense:
also a lot of information on the official website of the Municipality of Santorini:
Apart from being an island worth visiting for its own merit, Santorini has a number of advantages for a European vt meeting location.
It has an international airport and direct flights from various parts of Europe (mainly) reach the island. It is close to the other Cycladic islands and Crete and therefore a good place to start or end your journey to some other destinations. There is a good ferry connection to Athens, the other Cycladic islands and Crete. More about that will be added in the future with sites etc.
It has a great nightlife with lots of bars and cafes ranging from classical music to anything you might fancy.
There is accomodation for all budgets. There are 5 star hotels but also rooms to let and a youth hostel so fit for all budgets.
Not known for its beaches like the other Cycladic islands, but there are at least two beaches one can take a dip in. Check out other members tips on that. I am sure hotels will have pools though...
There is scuba diving for the daring around the island. The waters here are very deep. There is also sea kayaking.
Boat trips to the crater and the nearby islands, remains of that great volcanic explosion
Archeological sites one can visit
Santorini is known for its wines, due to its volcanic soil, high daytime temperatures and humidity at night. There is a number of wineries on the island that one may visit with all the expected consequences... you can check more about them here: http://www.santorini.net/126.html
So there is a few things to do while there. The meeting program will be set up as we near the date of the meeting.
go here to add your name to the list Euromeet2007-Santorini
63Days left and Counting Until the Sails are Set*
The island hopping cruise will ideally start on Sunday morning 27th May at the port of Pireaus (Athens) and will finish on Friday morning 1st June in Santorini island. The boats are around 60 feet with sails and all have 4 cabins with double beds and a separate cabin for the skipper.
We will travel maximum 4-5 hours per day and will reach a different island each day. We will do the eastern Cyclades, which will be Kea, Mykonos + Delos, Schinousa, Amorgos, Ios and finally Santorini. Please note that the itinerary may change according to weather and distance so that it makes our sailing more comfortable.
The islands are not far from each other so this will give us the oportunity to spend some time on them if we wish or alternatively anchor at some lonely beach and swim.
The price is 2800 per boat for the 5 days. This includes the fuel, skipper, port taxes, VAT and the return trip of the empty boat to Piraeus. It does not include food. We can cook on the boats.
We will sail with Bavaria50 boats. You can have a look at the boats at:
Payment will be done in 2 parts. First 1/2 will be paid at the beginning of December so we can close the deal, and second at the end of March. So you must make up your mind about this, until the 15th of November.
go here to add your name to the list: Aegean Sea Sailing Cruise
Janet and Galatea, have been busy making sure that the boats for the sailing trip will be clean and sea-worthy. Of course, we also wanted to find the best deal for our money.
We think these boats will be just right for what we want to do!
What do you think?
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