A year ago, I sailed through the Greek islands in the Aegean Sea with a startup company, Mar-A-Mar Travel. I loved the voyage so much, I'm heading back again this summer. This time, I'm bringing Colleen along, too.
We'll sail from Athens and explore a range of islands and destinations. Exactly where we'll sail? That's up to the skipper, the winds and what we decide we want to do on a particular day.
I really enjoy this style of sailing and the philosophy of Mar-A-Mar, which is owned and operated by Sherman Pencescu. The itineraries through the Cycladic and Saronic Islands are totally flexible, and Sherman aims to build an experience for his guests that focuses on wellness and fitness. That means, he'd love to join you for a yoga session, run to a beach for some swimming or a bike tour around a beautiful Greek island.
Of course, you're welcome to take the day at your leisure, too. The idea is that you can have the vacation you want. Last year, Sherman and I bonded while pushing the limit with a daily regimen of workouts like running, snorkeling, biking and hiking. Oh, we still had plenty of time for good food, beers, lazy swimming, jumping off the boat, swinging from the ropes and wandering charming villages at night for a meal and other treats of Greek nightlife, such as a little bit of dancing. This full story recaps the entire amazing trip.
Colleen heard all about my fun and adventures last summer and is excited to join in this time. So, get ready to follow along when we set sail on July 16. Interested in this type of yacht trip? You can even help out on the sails and ropes to get a real taste of the Greek sailor life!
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