Originally Posted by jpsalgueiro
are beautiful countries with beautiful islands, but, unfortunately right now this part of Mediterranean
Sea is not a vacation
place. As you should know there as thousands of war refugees sailing in small boats without conditions, just trying to arrive to safe shore in Europe
. 2016 Is definitely not a good year to go there if you are not in a warship. It´s a very, very dangerous place. We hope 2017 this problem is solved
1t's just fine if you want to promote Spain
for some reason, but spreading around horror stories about Greek and Turkish coasts is not fair..
I am sailing in these waters quite frequently and never seen any refugees problem. They are in big numbers in some close islands of Greece
, ie Kos, Samos, Simi, etc. and as they sometimes exceed the small local population of these islands, they create problem because of insufficient infrastructure. (water for instance is not sufficient even for locals in some these islands)
Turkish side is a bit better being a mainland and quite big.
Talking about safety
, regardless whether you are sailing or leaving on land, unfortunately there is not anymore any safe heaven for anybody.. It's true that some places are relatively safer than others, but if you want to be to be 100 % safe, you better stay at home..