Finding Freedom In Greece – Eleftheria!
Announcing ADL Greek Island Sailing and Adventures in Sept 2021! The Greek islands hold a special allure for many travelers who come to enjoy crystal clear azure blue seas, kaleidoscope sunsets, fresh culinary delights and afternoon naps powered by ouzo. The ADL has been escaping to this paradise for over 25 years and we are bringing it to you! Last year, with the help of the Mahre families, we launched the ADL ski racer summer center of excellence in Kalymnos Island. We had huge plans for a full club roll out this summer…. but the global lockdown kind of put the kibosh on that.
The good news is we still got over here to fine tune the experience and we are super excited to announce the addition of two incredible sailing yachts to the club offering. Next Sept 2021 (if the world is still turning) we will have 3-4 trips on offer for a week at the Kalymnos Center of Excellence and 2-3 of those nights will be spent onboard either a 55′ Benateau mono-hull or a brand new Lagoon 44′ catamaran. We did the hard work this summer braving international flights to get here and make a test run for all of you to have something to look forward to next summer.
This is a perfect trip for groups of friends of 6 to 8 people. We will spend the majority of the week on Kalymnos experiencing many of the same things the Mahre families did last summer. Drawing on all our local friendships, knowledge and you will get access to a unique and non-touristic Greek island life and vacation. Like all ADL trips you won’t feel like a tourist being led through the crowds at Disneyland… we are off the beaten path and it’s magical. The last 2-3 days will be spent sailing North to some off the chart destinations that nobody has heard of along with one night at famous Patmos Island. Exact details and pricing will follow soon but start dreaming now.
The sailing will depart at 6AM from the harbor in Pothia so you can experience the incredible sunrise over the East coast of Turkey. We will head North along the East coasts of Kalymnos and Leros Island. The first day we explore some small rock formations off the island of Lipsi that hold some truly magical secrets you have to see to believe.
Days are spent in and around the water on SUP’s, snorkeling, cliff diving or just plain relaxing on board. We will have Greek salads, wine and ouzo and all the food you can dream of on the boat and when that’s not enough we will sail to hidden lagoons with Greek Tavernas for dinners and music.
Day 2 we will wake up and sail to the famous island of Patmos where we will go ashore and visit the castle and monastery where St John hid in a cave and wrote the book of John (go figure). We will also explore the beautiful beaches only accessible by boat.
Day 3 we will head back to Kalymnos stopping on the West side of the islands at more secret locations where the only tourists will be you.
Eleftheria is the Greek word for freedom and if you crave it, then it’s what you will find when you and your friends join us next September. This is the ultimate Greek Island experience for those who always dreamed of eating fresh seafood, perfectly ripe tomatoes and sipping dry white wine or ouzo with their toes in the water. Think about which friends you would like to travel with and talk to us about how we can make your dreams come true in Greece next September.