Charter A Private Yacht in Greece – Why Choose Greece?

The exotic sunny Greek islands are ideal for a Private Yacht Charter in Greece! The whole country seems like a large beautiful “Resort” for total relaxation and looks like the perfect place for a Yacht Charter in the Greek islands! The Eastern part of Greece has the following group of islands to visit: The Cyclades group of Islands, the Sporades group of Islands, the Dodecanese group of Islands. In the west part of Greece, you can cruise aboard your own Private Yacht Charter along the amazing Ionian group of Islands. In the south of the mainland, you can sail along the coast of Peloponnese and even further south along the famous island of Crete! We should not omit to mention the popular area of Halkidiki in Northern Greece, with some of the best Holiday Resorts in Eastern Europe! As a result, Greece from West to East, from North to South is a huge sunny holiday place with beautiful beaches and places to see!

Some other reasons why you should pick Greece for your next Private Yacht Charter are:

Culture: In ancient times Greece was the birthplace of the western culture and democracy. The Greek philosophers and scientists pioneered in many sciences: medicine, mathematics, biology, philosophy, chemistry, astronomy, physics and others. They also introduced populations to the art of acting through the Greek tragedy and the Greek comedy. Greece has a long history of culture from the ancient times, through the Byzantine times up to our days. Everywhere you go in Greece you see an important monument from the glorious past of ancient Greece!

Natural beauty: If you love nature, you will admire Greece, especially the magical Greek islands! The surroundings invite you to visit the Greek islands year after year and discover something new every single time! White small villages, clear azure waters, golden beaches, pine forests near the beaches that make the waters turquoise in some areas, deep blue waters somewhere else… Every island is different and has its own magnificent beauty! The island’s “stars” are Mykonos and Santorini. But there are some others like Milos, Siros, Paros, Kea, and Naxos which are worth seeing! Don’t leave them aside… they will reward you once you decide to visit!

Sightseeing: Cruise to the island of Delos with your own private yacht charter or by the local water taxi. Visit Ekatontapiliani in Paros, the industrial museum in Siros, the Milos mining museums, the Marble craft museum in Tinos and the museum of Arhaeological and Venetian art on the island of Naxos. The above are just a few museums in the Cyclades group of islands. There are many more scattered around on the rest of the Greek islands in the Aegean Archipelago. No need to say it is suggested to visit all the archaeological sights in Athens before you start your Greece Boat Charter!

Climate: Greece celebrates summer from the month of May through October! The summer is usually very hot but dry. Clear skies, it almost never rains. Just a perfect spot for your holidays! In the Cyclades, you can meet some winds in the summer, the famous “Meltemi” winds. These are strong winds that blow somewhere between July and August. During this time of the year, yachting becomes a bit difficult, but not impossible except in extreme situations. The Captain of your private yacht charter studies the weather conditions constantly and knows exactly when to sail, when not to sail, what to avoid. He is there to make a customized itinerary for you, based on the weather conditions, based on your likes and preferences! Temperatures in July and August are high, they can go over 40 degrees Celsius. In the islands, though, you do not feel high temperatures as much because of the microclimate each island has, the landscape, the open sea, etc. High temperatures are more noticeable in Athens and in other large cities. Generally speaking, the best months to have your Greece Boat Charter are in June, in early July, in September and at the beginning of October!

Hospitality: Greeks are well known for their hospitality. It is common that a Greek will go out his/her way to help a tourist, to give directions, give suggestions, and immediately assist when someone is lost etc. Greek mentality and hospitality will blow you away! Everywhere you go, you will meet locals who are eager to make you feel welcome! Greeks will make your holidays feel very special!

Culinary experiences: Greece is famous for its cuisine. Every Greek island has its own recipes. The most famous cuisine in Greece is the one of Crete! All islands have their own flora depending on their own microclimate, thus their own herbs, vegetables, fruits, cheese, wines, olive oil, fresh fish and seafood. Due to the perfect climate fruits and vegetables have a superb, distinguished flavour that will overwhelm you! Taste local traditional dishes like moussaka, pastitsio, souvlaki, the Greek local feta cheese, olives, calamari, octopus prepared by locals! The dishes in Greece do not taste the same as you try them in a Greek restaurant in your own town. Ingredients are different, the way of cooking is also different. Especially, if you go to Crete… you will never forget the Cretan dishes, guaranteed!

Greek Beaches: When you think of a hot sunny holiday you picture yourself on a Greek beach, like one of those pictures you see on the magazines… Visit the scenic seaside villages and spend your day at the beach. Don’t stay put if you want, but enjoy the water sports such skiing, playing beach volley with locals, go snorkeling, fishing or rent a wave runner… The barman at the beach bar will keep you refreshed and hydrated so you can have fun from the morning until the sun goes down! These are the holidays you need! Or take your Greece Boat Charter and visit a new beach every day! Do some Greek island hopping! Explore all the Greek islands! Does it sound like fun? If you decide to have a private yacht charter in Greece, plan ahead of time!

Other reasons to visit the Greece by your own private yacht charter are: total relaxation, interesting night- life, it is a family safe and ideal getaway and also a very romantic place for honeymooners!

Greece awaits for you and the Greek summer welcomes you!

Damn Good Advice

The book under review titled ‘Damn Good Advice’ written by the Ad Guru George Lois has been written based on his experience and hence worth reading.

It is a well-known fact that Lois is a Supernova, the original Mr Big Idea. Since 1950’s he has had a titanic influence on world culture.

He has 120 valuable tips to lead a creative and successful life.

Lois was born in New York in 1931.He is an advertising legend and the creator of Big Idea advertising.

Lois first wants the leader to identify himself choosing the type to which he belongs to.

There are only four types of persons.

1) Very bright, Industrious (You are perfect)

2) Very bright, lazy (A damn shame)

3) Stupid, lazy (You are a wash)

4) Stupid, industrious (You are dangerous)

He cautions us, ‘If you are number 1 or a 2, you will get a lot out of this book. If your are a number 3 or 4, you need not read this book.’

Very true.

All the tools in the world are meaningless without an essential idea. Hence always go for a big idea. Whatever you want to communicate to the world it should be communicated in a nanosecond. He quotes Lincoln who did not have time to contemplate, correct and edit his letter wrote a very long letter to his friend and express his apology citing the above reasons!

Energy begets energy. Playing War games may help you. Sports and the intense intellectualism of the game of chess help drive and sustain the creative ethos. Lois quotes Thomas Huxley. “The chessboard is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature.”

Age is not a barrier. Charles Darwin was 50 when he wrote On The Origin of Species.

At 52, Ray Kroc started MacDonald.

A.C.Bhakthivedanta Swami Prabhupada founded the Hare Krishna movement when he was 69, with $7 to his name.

A little courage is needed. A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. The Webster dictionary zeroes in on the meaning of the word “courage”, marked by bold resolution in withstanding the dangerous, alarming or difficult.. a firmness of spirit that faces danger or extreme difficulty without flinching or retreating.

And in his 120th advice he recalls the sufferings of Nelson Mandela. While incarcerated at Robben Island and Pollsmoor prisons for 27 years, recited Invictus, the iconic poem written in 1875 by the English poet William Ernest Henley to his fellow prisoners, empowering all with its message of self mastery. The last four lines of the poem is worth remembering ever:

It matters not how strait the gate,

How charged with punishments the scroll,

I am the mater of my fate.

I am the captain of my soul.

The book is not only for the persons in the advertisement field but for all.

We may choose the tips applicable to us and customize some of the other tips.

To lead a creative life we need exclusive tips to suit the modern world.

This book will certainly help.

4 Useful Tips for the Novice Stargazer

Taking a moment to marvel at the stars in the night sky is a wonderful experience. But it can be difficult to fully appreciate what you see when everything is so far away. There are several steps that can be taken to make stargazing that much more enjoyable. Let's take a look at a few of the most useful tips:

Where to watch?

The stars are easily appreciated in the countryside or in the city. But, it will always benefit to have a high viewing platform to stop buildings or LED streetlights from having a negative impact on your view. Try to find an area that is mostly dark and clear of any light source. Streetlights can reduce your ability to see in low-light conditions which means the stars won't be so noticeable in the sky.

However, if you still want some type of light to see at night, a red flashlight will not impact your dark adaptation.

Use binoculars

Rather than invest in high-tech tools such as a telescope, you can simply start your stargazing with a decent set of binoculars. Even though they cannot give the high magnification of a telescope, they are still a great improvement on using the naked-eye. Also, it is not necessary to pay a lot. There are plenty of budget binoculars that make it possible to see the craters on the moon.

A telescope can be used later when you have a basic understanding of the night's objects, such as the constellations or planets. Beyond searching for the most popular stars, there is also the option to look for other things such as the International Space Station.

Best time to look

The preferred time to look for stars is on the cold and crisp nights when the sky is clear. Any night with moon not present is helpful. A full moon can light the sky too much and make it difficult to see the best of the stars. The views on summer nights are likely to be less clear because of the buildup of blur and haze which will impact the view. Also, it will help if there is low or no humidity.

Use a star chart

A star chart is a useful way to learn the shape and size of the different stars in the sky. There are plenty of charts to download online. Alternatively, there are several apps that can help identify the stars, which are great for those preferences to use modern technology.

Community College is an Excellent Educational Bargain

It’s not news to anyone that college costs are skyrocketing. The average cost of one year at a private college or university has risen to a shocking $31,465. It’s no wonder that parents and students look at that number and wonder whether a college degree is in their reach at all. However, many families overlook the tremendous costs savings that could be achieved by attending a community college for two years. Tuition at community college is typically half that of a public institution and just one-tenth that of a private institution.For many years, community colleges fought the image that they were the last resort for students who couldn’t get in anywhere else and that their programs were not as challenging or comprehensive and those at larger colleges universities. Today, however, community colleges are thriving centers that not only provide state-of-the-art career education, but also provide a high-quality educational foundation for students who wish to transfer to a college or university after two years.Because most colleges and universities, regardless of size, require students to take core courses in their first two years before choosing a major, taking these courses at the community college level will save money. Additionally, core courses at the university level are often held in large lecture halls with hundreds of students. At community colleges, class sizes rarely exceed 30 students. So, paradoxically, community college students receive more individualized attention yet pay much less for that privilege.Instructors at the community college level are required to hold a Master’s degree in their instructional area. Some have pointed to this as evidence that community colleges cannot provide the same quality of instruction as colleges and universities that employ professors with Doctoral degrees. However, very few of those professors actually teach the core courses that students take during their first two years of college. Additionally, community college instructors often have real-world employment experience that gives them a more practical perspective than university professors, who are immersed in the world of academia.Transferring to a larger institution at the end of two years at community college is often easier than being admitted as a Freshman. Also, many states guarantee admission to their state colleges and universities to community college graduates who maintain a certain grade point average. Even prestigious Ivy League colleges like Harvard, Yale and Brown have accepted transfer students from community colleges.