Greek Sailaway is a one to two week spiritual retreat offered through July, August and September, aboard the S/Y “ENCOUNTER ” our traditional gaff rigged schooner. Programs are in English or German.
Please note this is not a charter boat for public recreational use. We are a Christian non-profit organisation who’s goals are to promote the Christian faith and life. All those participating will be expected to fully embrace the program offered, and uphold the Christian values we live 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 by 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 organized to explore their interior, culture, architecture and history.
The daily schedule will involve sail training, knots, navigation, snorkeling 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. Most days 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 is aimed at both individuals and groups.
Christian organizations, churches or youth groups may book a “Sailaway” exclusively. (Please enquire 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 it’s God given purpose. Your support to enable the continuation of this ministry would therefore be greatly appreciated. Our costs are approx. 80 Euros per guest daily based on full occupancy during our summer season. This includes all meals, accommodation and travel aboard the S/Y “ENOUNTER” as well as enables us to keep up maintenance and meet safety standards.