Private Sailing Cruises In Greece With A Sailboat
If you are interested in a trip with a sailboat for a week or longer around small traditional islands in the middle of the hot tourist season or even before or after that season, then you definitely belong to “slow travelers”.
Slow travel is an offshoot of the slow food movement, which began in Italy in the 1980s as a protest against the opening of a McDonald’s in Rome. This movement resists to the massive tense of our time to eat and travel everybody in a rush and hectic way.
In today’s modern world all of us should eat fast and mechanically in order to save time for our “important” activities. We live a stressful life and we cannot get rid of our stress even during our holiday time. During vacations we try to see as many tourist sights as possible, as a result of that at the end of the holiday we feel more tired than before. Slow travel has expanded into an entire lifestyle known as the Slow Movement which emphasizes the connection to food, connection to families, and, in the case of travel, connection to local peoples and cultures. Another big issue for slow travelers is to face holidays as relax time when you meet new places, a new way of life in a way that is less stressful for you, more respectful of the locals, and easier on the environment.
Think about the trip by train in comparison with a trip by plane. Travel by train and you get to observe the countryside as you steam through it. This is an ideal way to get a feel for an area’s landscape, which is impossible to do if you’re flying 30,000 feet above it or if you’re driving a car and have to keep your eyes on the road. You see more than just clouds or the dirty back of a semi-truck. You experience the beauty of a place first hand. From the train, you see the lush green hills, the colorful cities, and the quaint countryside. The train represents the point of view of slow travel in opposition to the massive hectic way of travel.
If you love nature, quiet, sea, sun trust the knowledge of a skipper and let the wind take you to the best-hidden buys of the authentic Cycladic islands. There you can also feel the real atmosphere of the local traditional life. You will taste local food; you will walk among the inhabitants and get involved with them of the island that is unspoiled by the tourists. In the process, you will get to know another culture and its people
Every day will be a feast for all the senses: the ever-shifting colors of the sea, earth, and sky; the scent of salt and wild thyme on the wind; the taste of good, simple food; the feel of the boat’s motion; the sounds of water, bees, cicadas, and goat bells.
Sail the Greek islands, especially in the Small Cyclades, is a meditative experience, the spirit of slow travel, that will take you far away from the noise and overstimulation of our daily lives and allowing you to live entirely in the present moment, eating when hungry, sleeping when tired, and moving to the rhythms of the sun and the wind.
If you want to get stressed, feel tired and exhausted, and to entertain with the crowd then visit a popular place anywhere, but if you want to live and feel free and happy go slow by the wind around the Small Cyclades islands group.