Visiting The Republic of Cuba is an experience few Americans have had. Only recently has limited travel to one of our nearest neighbors been possible. The island nation only 90 miles off the cost of the Florida spent over 50 years under a strict American embargo. As such, the growth of tourism over the past decade has happened without American tourists. Now, the beauty of Cuba is open to us and Trekr is pleased to be able to provide this experience to our customers in a way that few ever have -- by sailing the areas on the South of the island.
The Sailing Adventure
Greece is home to some of the most beautiful and recognizable sailing in the world. On this all Catamaran Trekr Adventure you can visit the historical capital of Europe before sailing to some of the most beautiful islands in the Aegean Sea. Take a morning stroll for a morning espresso, enjoy a specially arranged daily excursion or relax on the deck of the yacht. It's your vacation and your call.
Legend holds that the King Aeagus of Athens leapt from the Cape of Sounion to his death, giving his name to the Aegean Sea. The island, whose first literary reference was in Homer's Odyssey, is a popular summer home for countless Athenians.
Cape Sounion Bay sailing brings you to the mouth of the Saronic Gulf and the southwest coast of the Attica Peninsula. The rocky heights of Cape Sounion rise from the shimmering blue Aegean nearly 200 feet, and atop the craggy cliffs is the breathtaking Temple of Poseidon, its white marble columns gleaming in the sun. The ruins, which have been somewhat restored, date back to 440 B.C., when the temple was constructed on the remains of an earlier one built to celebrate Poseidon, god of the sea. About 15 of the more than 30 columns still stand, and they are a remarkable sight when sailing in Cape Sounion Bay. Nearby are the ruins of the Temple of Athena, goddess of wisdom.
At the western edge of the Cyclades, you will find the mountainous isle of Kea, its steep slopes carpeted in forests and scrubby brush from the abundant springs and streams, quite rare in the archipelagos fanning out into the Aegean from mainland Greece. As you go sailing in Kea waters, approaching from the Saronic Gulf, the green heights become plain long before you reach the coast. The main port of the island is Korissia. A selection of low-key cafés, tavernas, and restaurants are in the port and the nearby village of Vourkari, as well as a number of shops. Historic sites and religious monuments are fascinating to explore, and the island is also popular for its more than 30 hiking trails that were once part of the ancient road system linking the villages of the island. The beaches are superb. Kea sailing is a rich and varied adventure in an idyllic setting.
Ermoupolis owes its name to Hermes, the god of trade. The great economic prosperity of the city was followed by a social and cultural development and the appearance of a Greek bourgeoisie.The glorious past of the capital can still be seen in its wonderful neoclassical architecture: old mansions, marble paved streets, grandiose marble squares, imposing churches, monuments, statues and well preserved superb neoclassical buildings adorn the amphitheatrically built city.
This architecture justifies the various names the town often used to be called Little Milan and the Duchess of the Aegean. In front of all this amazing beauty and noble architecture, Eleftherios Venizelos said once that "Greece was reborn in Hermoupolis", and everyone who has the chance to visit this marvel will agree with this statement. To build this marvelous town, many European architects came from various countries like Germany, Italy and Greece, and joined their talents in a glorification of artistic and architectural beauty.
Greece's most famous cosmopolitan island, a whitewashed paradise in the heart of the Cyclades. According to mythology, Mykonos was formed from the petrified bodies of giants killed by Hercules. Set out on a journey to discover a fascinating world where glamour meets simplicity. On Mykonos celebrities, college students and families mingle together to celebrate the Greek summer. Whether you are an entertainment junkie out for a real good time, or a visitor who wishes to explore the island’s history and tradition, Mykonos will certainly meet your expectations.
The Phoenicians were among the first inhabitants of Syros and the ones who eventually named the island. There are two possible explanations of the word Syros: either it comes from the word “Ousoura” or “Ousyra”, which in Phoenician means happy, or from the word “Syr” which means rock. Syros is also mentioned by Homer with the name Syrii. Syros is not just another beautiful island, but an island with a vibrant culture and a strong passion for arts. Therefore, visitors should not neglect visiting museums and galleries, but should also relish walking around picturesque streets of traditional villages, and exploring gorgeous beaches and impressive caves
Destination: Kolona Beach
Kolona beach is the most famous and perhaps the most beautiful beach on the island of Kythnos. The beach is located in the homonymous bay, at the northwest section of the island, north of the harbor of Merichas and opposite the equally beautiful Apokrousi beach. Access after Apokrousi beach is through a relatively rough dirt road, but it is so special a beach that it will really reward you.
Kolona beach is unique due to the area’s geomorphological peculiarities. It is in fact a sandy bank of about 240 meters length, connecting the island of Kythnos with a small rocky island, that of St. Luke. The strip of sand that connects the two land masses is similar to a prostrate column, thus explaining the name. The sea whets both sides of the sand strip, thereby resulting in two beaches with common sand, creating a truly unique image.
Destination: Marina Zea
The Zea Marina is much more than just a place to dock your boat. This 4.7-square-mile facility is the epicenter of everything from coffee shops to bars, cafes, markets and more. Stroll along the waterfront and watch as the sun shimmers off the glistening Bay of Zea. If you’ve got some time, there are also plenty of things to do surrounding city of Piraeus. Get a fascinating glimpse of Grecian history at the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus or the Nautical Museum of Greece; marvel at the massive Church of Saint Nicholas and its beautifully intricate interior; or pull up a chair at a harbor side café and watch as the boats move in and out of the bay.