TRAVEL

Tips

TIPS

Transportation

Split: From the airport, a taxi to the marina is a 10-15 minute journey and should cost around 100 Kuna (approx. €13). ​Uber has recently launched in Croatia, and are cost effective.

Dubrovnik: From the airport, a taxi to the marina is a 30-35 minute journey and should cost around 200-250 Kuna (approx. €26-€30). ​Uber has recently launched in Croatia, and are cost effective.

Mykonos: A ferry from Athens to Mykonos can take from 2-5 hours and will typically cost from €20-€40.  There are many ferry operators, so you can check Direct Ferries and compare to find the best fare for you. 

 

Flights

There are many airlines that service Croatia, including: easyJet, Wizz, Volotea, Croatia Airlines, Lufthansa.  You can also try skyscanner, Expedia or Cheap Flights.

How to pack

Pack light. Get out your best swimmers, plan your outfits and think about what's hot this summer. Think: swimming, strolling, casual dinner and dancing. Keep it simple. 

Alcohol
You can buy alcohol at the marina, which saves you running around looking for it.

CREW LIST

If you can please send us the following information for every guest. Please send your crew list details to crewlist@medsailingholidays.com

Name on passport:
Passport number:
Place of birth (be specific):
Nationality:
Date of birth:
Male/Female:
Phone: 
Any allergies? If so, please list them:
Any medical issues? If so, please list them:
Will you prefer our 1) Standard meals 2) Vegetarian meals (standard no meat), or 3) Vegan meals

Please note: If you don't make a meal selection, we'll provide the Mediterranean meal option.

WHAT TO PACK

Travel insurance - it might be worthwhile checking with your company to ensure you're covered for sailing activities or any last-minute emergencies,

International Drivers Permit - if you plan on hiring a car or scooter while on holiday, it will pay to have an IDP (International Driver's Permit). Some countries can be relaxed around the requirement, while others can be strict,

Travel dates - if your schedule allows it, stay an extra day before and after your trip. Don’t fly in on Saturday and join the boat immediately, then finish your trip on Saturday, then fly out that day, you will miss out on so much of the amazing Old Towns. Also, the airports are very busy on Saturdays, so allow for an hour to check in during peak times,

Rock shoes - the rocks can be sharp and if you have some rock shoes, they may be a handy addition to your luggage (if you plan on a little exploring),

Luggage - most people tend to over pack for a sailing holiday. You generally can pack on the light side, just remember your swimmers, something for the evening at dinner and a warm jacket. Soft bags are preferred on the boat as they're easier to stow away and cause less damage,

Beach towel - We will provide ben linen and a towel, however if you’d like a beach towel it may pay to bring your own,

Linen - a towel and hand towel will be provided for the week,

Power adapter - it’s always good to bring a power adapter for any electrical items, including USB cords and 12V connectors. The boat has 2 prong European power points, personal power banks are also a great idea to bring with you,

Accommodation - if you're planning on staying longer in the stops, remember to book your accommodation also. You can try companies such as Air BnB, booking.com etc.

Medication - if you need medication, remember to bring it with you, including seasickness tablets if you get motion sickness. It’s better to be safe than seasick!

Music - pack your favourite music on your iPod or MP3 player and remember to pack your aux cable,

Money - bring cash for our first day, as the island may not have an ATM or accept cards,

Alcohol - Bring your favourite drink for your first night, should you wish to have a wine on board,

Shoes - any shoes with dark or marking soles and heels are not permitted on board. It would be wise to bring flip-flops or similar for the hot weather,

Personal - Remember your personal toiletries, including shampoo and to pack your swimmers!

Internet – Although we will have WIFI on the boat, if you want permanent internet on your phone/devices, you can buy a T Mobile SIM for €11 which gives you local calling, SMS and 7-days unlimited 4G data,

WhatsApp - If you haven't got WhatsApp installed on your phone, download it as we create a group specific to your boat so that we can communicate with everyone and all guests and crew can share their best photos with everyone,

 

Other items guests like to bring can also include:

Underwater camera or GoPro for creating a video of your holiday,

National flag; some guests like to bring their national flag to hoist and fly to show the diverse nationalities that travel from afar to enjoy the sailing experience.

SPLIT

Please make sure you arrive at Marina Kaštela (pronounced "cash-teller"), (Split) with plenty of time, all taxi drivers know where it is, if not there is a map below with the address and a phone number to call.

Guest check-in and bag drop is 1 pm at the boat(s) and boarding time is 2 pm. The boats can be found in the service area, you will see the large white 'Med Sailing Holidays" flags.

When you arrive, have your driver take you to the service area of the marina, where you can drop off your luggage and meet you crew.

The boat is an Beneteau Oceanis 48

If you are unsure, you can go into Noa Yachting office and the staff will advise where you can find the Med Sailing Holiday’s boats. It's worth noting that the marina oversells annual contracts, so our boats are generally berthed in the service area, but from time to time we are placed on Pier C. We will advise you on Friday evening if we are being moved to Pier C.

If you require marina instructions when you're in Croatia, please call Noa Yachting on +385 21 271 185. The staff are all fluent in English and very friendly.

Embarkation days can be quite busy, so it’s also wise to arrive a little early and relax. There is plenty of outdoor seating at the café, with sun protection.

DUBROVNIK

Please make your way to ACI Marina in Dubrovnik,

Guest check-in and bag drop is 1 pm at the boat(s) and boarding time is 2 pm.

When you arrive, you will go to the charter office of DREAM YACHT CHARTERS (red circle in the map) and tell them you're sailing with Med Sailing Holidays. They will direct you to our pier and boats. You'll be looking for a sailing boat with a white “Med Sailing Holidays" flag.

The boat is an Beneteau Oceanis 48

If you need to speak with someone on the day of arrival about the whereabouts of your boat, please call the Dream Yacht Charter office: +385 22 310 103 and please reference "Med Sailing Holidays"

Embarkation days can be quite busy, so it’s also wise to arrive a little early, have lunch and relax. There is plenty of outdoor seating at the café, with sun protection and a swimming pool.

If you require a transfer to the marina, UBER is now operating in Croatia and so far appear to be the cheapest transportation to the marina or The Old Town.

MYKONOS

Please make your way to Marina Mykonos.

The address is Mykonos Marina GR-846 00 Periohi Tourlos, Mykonos-GREECE.

Check in is at 5pm. We do ask that you be on time, so we can make your cabin allocations.

When you arrive, you will go to the charter office of Kiriacoulis Charter and tell them you're sailing with Med Sailing Holidays. They will direct you to our pier and boats. You'll be looking for a sailing boat with a large rainbow “Pride Sailing Holidays" flag.

We will send a reminder email about 2 weeks prior to your trip with any last minute changes to your arrival instructions. If there are any last minute changes, we’ll send out a broadcast text message to your mobile phone

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