Greek Sailaway is a ten-day spiritual retreat offered through July, August and September. Starts with 3 days ashore “glamping”, at our treehouse accommodations on our island property, followed by 7 days aboard the S/Y “ENCOUNTER ” our traditional gaff rigged schooner. This combination of “shore and sailing” allows us to reduced operating costs by approx. 25%. Programs are in English or German.
Please note, the Encounter is not a charter boat for public recreational use. We are a Christian non-profit organisation whose goals are to promote faith in Jesus Christ and take hold of the life and hope that He offers. All those participating will be expected to fully embrace the program, and to uphold the Christian values our community lives by.
We aim to both refresh and challenge you in body, soul and spirit as you experience life afloat as a member of the crew.
We’ll visit a variety of islands rich in beauty and history. You’ll learn not only to sail but to seek God, seeing Him in that which He has made, discovering Him through His word and experiencing Him through the lives of His people.
Days at sea will be interspersed with days ashore on some of the most beautiful islands and coastal areas of Northern Greece. Tours can be organised to explore their interior, culture, architecture and history.
The daily schedule will involve sail training, knots, navigation, snorkelling over reefs and through caves, cliff jumping and windsurfing with lessons included, as well as ample opportunity to relax with a good book or chat with a friend. Each morning we will take the opportunity to explore God’s Word in an informal and friendly atmosphere. Evenings will usually be in the quiet of a protected cove.
The program is held in English or German and is for adults (18+) of all nationalities and religious persuasions and is aimed at both individuals and groups.
Non-profit organisations, churches or youth groups may book a “Sailaway” exclusively. (Please inquire about tailoring the program to your group needs)
Fees: Are on a donation basis. The S/Y “ENCOUNTER ” is a purpose-built boat donated by the builder Tony Turner who built it in Zimbabwe Africa and is sponsored by many Christians around the world to achieve its God-given purpose. Your support to enable the continuation of this ministry would, therefore, be greatly appreciated. Our costs are approx. 65 Euros per guest daily based on full occupancy during our summer season. This includes all meals, accommodation and travels aboard the S/Y “ENCOUNTER” and at our island property, as well as enables us to keep up maintenance and meet safety standards.