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SUPERYACHT #517
May 2005

Article selected from our quarterly magazine dedicated to the largest and most luxurious boats with information, interviews, technical articles, images and yachting news


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Daniele Carnevali


ERATOSTHENES
chartering around the Greek Islands

Ever since the Greek Islands are considered a summer prestigious destination both for the wonderful sea around them and for offering lots relax opportunities. Forza Tre Charter at Lavagna Harbour organizers chartering onboard Eratosthenes, a Swan 112? fitted out with several fun and entertainment equipments: this yacht features for example a wide flat screen TV with SAT, DVD, VHS, CD with stereo surrounding system. People interested in sports can use ski jets, wakeboard as well as fishing and snorking equipments. Moreover, two tenders on board - one of them assisted by Castaldi hydro - jets - are the ideal mean for reaching small coves or for sea skiing.

The superyacht Eratosthenes built in 2002 by Nautor Group features three staterooms for six people: among them there is an owner cabin with a in - line twin made for a couple of friend who wants to spend summer weeks together. Alexandros Raftopoulos, the captain of the yacht expert in maxi sailers and in organizing chartering around the Greek Islands and in the Mediterranean Sea, has found two seven days itineraries around the Aegean Islands. Having fifteen years of experience behind him, he suggests an interesting itinerary for spending the first day on the Sounion Cape, where a visit of the Poseidon temple is available and the night on the quiet Kea Island. On the second day the yacht will stop off in the Finikas Bay on the Siros Island, spending the night in Mikonos, the most famous island in the Aegean Sea, whose strands are chosen every year by lots tourists as meeting place. The third day features a first step in Dhilos, Apollo's and Artemis' home - land and one of the most important political and religious centres of the ancient Greece, while the second one is Pairos looking like Mikonos either in natural features or because the yearly International Windsurf Championship takes place here. There are two pleasant hamlets on it called Perikia and for all Naousa, a quiet fishers' village, where is possible to have a meal in a restaurant trying one of the highest - quality wines of the whole Greece. The fourth day features a step for Poliegos, a sea stretch ideally made for long swimming along the coast. The night will be spent in Milos well - known for its various grottos and sunny strands. On the fifth day Eratosthenes will stop off in Sifnos famous for the great - tasting food at restaurant and Serifos offering wonderful seaside views, while on the sixth day the itinerary features a step for Hydra, one of the most beautiful Greek Islands, whose classic architecture has been left sound thanks to the strict limitations forbidding any defacing act. On the last day Eratosthenes will come back in Filistros Marina, where this 310 miles long itinerary will end.

For further information please contact: Forza Tre; I - 16033 Lavagna (GE), Porto Turistico n. 18; phone number: +39 (0)185 360205; fax: +39 (0)185 360288; web site: www.forzatre.it; e - mail: forzatre@forzatre.it.