Contest Yachts delivers 26-meter flagship Polina Star IV | Boat International

Dutch yard Contest Yachts has delivered its 26-meter sailing superyacht flagship Polina Star IV. Following a handover in November, Polina Star IV has already set sail from Holland for Elba in Tuscany. Polina Star IV was commissioned by an owner resuming an interrupted world voyage and is his third Contest yacht to date. The yard said the yacht “shines as …

15 Tips For An Amazing Sailing Vacation In Croatia | Forbes

With a magnificent coastline, clear waters and splendid beaches, Croatia lures increasing numbers of visitors for sailing vacations each year. But where to go and what to know? Here, Alexander Coles, CEO and senior broker with Bespoke Yacht Charter, gives us the inside scoop on Croatia’s yachting and boating scene. Coles, who has seen a 20 percent annual uptick in the …

Skiing in Greece: The Country’s Best Ski Resorts | Greece Is

HELMOS/KALAVRYTA One of Greece’s favorite ski resorts, due to its close proximity to Athens, quality of infrastructure and continuously improved services, Helmos is located 15 kilometers from Kalavryta and offers 13 slopes measuring a total of 22.7 kilometers. Of these, two are for children, one is certified for skiing competitions, while a fourth, at 3.2 kilometers, ranks as one of …

The 10 prettiest, small islands in the Mediterranean | stuff.co.nz

The Mediterranean is dotted with island paradises. Here are 10 of the prettiest. 1 SANTORINI, GREECE Designer chic in cubist white collides with natural beauty to spectacular effect on this island created by an ancient volcanic explosion that left behind color-banded rock, towering cliffs and a sunken caldera in which the sea glitters. If you have a head for heights, walk …

The Argument For Or Against Bali Catamarans | Catamaran GURU

We have a new addition to the Greek luxury crewed catamaran market, a Bali 5.4. As most of us know the Lagoon and Fountain Pagot as the perfect holiday platform, what are the Arguments (from a sailors point of view) for or Against the Bali Catamarans? When the Bali catamaran range was launched about three years ago, it created a …

The Platonic Academy of Athens: The World’s First University | GreekReporter.com

”The School of Athens” – Fresco by Raphael, depicting the Platonic Academy in Athens. In the center are Plato and Aristotle, in discussion. The fresco decorates the rooms now known as the Stanze di Raffaello, in the Apostolic Palace, the Vatican. Τhe Platonic Academy, or simply, ”The Academy”, was a famous school in ancient Athens founded by Plato in 428/427 BC …

28 Greek islands you should visit at least once | Vogue Australia

If this list doesn’t inspire your next beach holiday, we don’t know what will. Go forth and go island hopping” Ah, the Greek islands. Is there any place in the world that seems as blessed by the gods? Home to some 6,000 islands, with only 227 actually inhabited, its crystalline blue waters, bleached white sand and scorching hot summers have made …