Samos - Greece

The unbridled joy of sailing around the eastern Aegean Sea and dropping anchor at islands and islets of outstanding natural beauty is what you’ll become accustomed to on your passage from the gorgeous Greek island of Samos – CLC Yacht Club’s privileged homeport for 2018

Separated from Turkey by the Mycale Strait, Samos is historically famed for being the birthplace of legendary mathematician Pythagoras and philosopher Epicurus, yet today visitors are drawn to its lush green nature, fishing villages and wonderful off-the-beaten track beaches. And who can ignore the taste of its sweet, home-grown Muscat wine – the perfect tipple as you watch the sunset over the Aegean Sea from your vantage point on deck.

Your days afloat will be moments to cherish, which will retain a special place in your heart long after your golden tan has faded. Each morning your luxe catamaran – navigated by its astute Captain – will set sail through azure blue waters seeking out stunning coastlines and intrinsic islands far away from the meddling crowds and where traditional Greek life continues. On-board, the invitation to cool down with a dip into the beautifully still Aegean Sea may prove too irresistible for many.

Click here to download the Samos Yacht Information Sheet

Turkish Delight

The Turkish coast and islands were a delightful location for the Yacht Club in 2016, with the mesmerising mix of familiar and exotic proving to be a great pull.

With the crystal turquoise waters lapping at the boat we visited white sandy beaches and dropped anchor in close proximity to Byzantine ruins, classical Greek cities and Roman fortresses.

The Turkish bazaars and souks provided a high-octane experience, bursting with vibrancy and bustling with activity, where haggling was positively encouraged by the local traders.

As the sun sets on our summer of sailing around the incredible landscapes and natural wonders of the country where East meets West, we take with us memories of a wonderful summer on the seas.