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Old 19-03-2010, 12:05   #16
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To add a few points.
What is referred to as Miramar in Spain, is presumably Almerimar on the Costa Tropical near Almeria. Big marina with many liveaboards, many good reports, some problems as one might expect with a big marina.
Do not dismiss southern Spain, as some folks find it very easy to. The cliche that it's overpriced, full, boring, over-developed is as wrong as the cliche that it's a paradisical playground. As ever, the truth is somewhere between the two (we spent 3 years down there). West of Gibraltar, the Rio Guadiana between Spain and Portugal is a place (river) that yotties head into for a few days and never leave, like Hotel California. There are also some great places along the Spanish south-east coast, chief of which would be Cartagena, in our book, and of course Barcelona although everyone (well lots of people) get robbed but it is a great place nevertheless.
For lifting out and storage Morocco should also be mentioned, although maybe you'll want to head a bit further in after your crossing. The marina at Smir is very good, safe, clean (personal experience) although no spares or materials - you'd have to get them across the Strait in Gibraltar. has some reports and photos from our stay in Andalucia. Have just noticed that the page layout has gone a bit wonky but I'll try to fix that. Still readable.

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Old 25-04-2010, 04:29   #17
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when you have had enough of Italy sail due west and visit the beautiful Islands of the Ionian of which Kefalonia is the most handsome ! Argostoli is a clearing in port for Greece and a very pretty cosmopolitan town and cheap to moor in . , if you want a hand tying up call me ! gramos

I assume you mean East or is my Compass on the blink!

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I love Kefalonia too.. But...
I arrive today at Samos marina (Greek Dodecanese island) and it looks now like a well managed marina.It is low season but chandler shops, restaurant and mini market are yet open. The situation is very practical and prices : 26 € per day for a 37 ' (with electricity and water)...
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Zorba, the Med may not be a very big sea but it is full of culture. We spent three years cruising around it and could have stayed much longer. Think of it a season at a time. For your first season you could cruise the Atlantic coasts of Spain and Portugal and maybe leave your boat in Almerimar on the south coast of Spain, or up the Guardiana river on the border between Spain and Portugal, and think about the next year after that. No web links, just google them.
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Re: Best Places in the Mediterranean Sea

Our company specializies on maintenance yacht management and yacht charter on Samos Island. Samos Yachts is a company situated among the best in the East Aegean sea teritory in Greece, and West coast of Turkey. We offer sail yacht charters bareboat and skippered from 1995 from Samos and Kos Island as long as maintenance.
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Re: Best Places in the Mediterranean Sea

If you are just looking for somewhere inexpensive (and secure) to park the boat, then your best bet in Turkey is Marmaris Yat Marine, which has a huge hard standing and is not as expensive as most of the other Turkish marinas (there is no such thing these days as a cheap Turkish marina!). Cheaper still are the three boatyards at Preveza on the NW coast of Greece, where you can still park a 40-45 foot yacht for 6/7 months for around Euros 2,000 - a price you'll find hard to match anywhere else in the Med. For details of all of these see the World Cruising & Sailing Wiki.


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