Sat, Sep 04|
Uranography & Sailing Experience - Corfu, Greece
The "story of the heavens". How Greek Mythology explains the night sky. A sailing trip around Corfu, Paxi and Antipaxi and among the stories of our galaxy.
Time & Location
Sep 04, 2021, 7:00 PM – Sep 11, 2021, 9:00 AM
Naok Marina, Leof. Dimokratias 2, Kerkira 491 00, Greece
About the event
A sailing trip around Corfu, Paxi, and Antipaxi, that combines ancient Greek mythology, astrophotography, the art of sailing, and a little optional adventure -such as snorkeling, hiking, and bike riding.
Enjoy the thrill of sailing, dive and explore the best of Greece’s coves, taste what is traditional, get lost at Corfu’s beautiful narrow paths called “Kantounia” and visit Gaios, one of the most picturesque small ports.
As for the sailing part, a smooth sailing cruise or a bit of sailing adventure is up to you. It will be an excellent opportunity to learn the basics of sailing by observing and practicing, plus your Skipper will be at your disposal at any point of the trip to answer your questions -even if one crosses your mind while you’re sunbathing!
- SERENE SAILING
The area is ideal for smooth sailing. Grab the helm and become our captain, or just sit back and relax.
Discover the generous nature of three islands, with a vast landscape of various beaches, caves and mountain trails.
- LOCAL CULTURE
Meet the locals, their habits, their genuine life and taste the flavours that follow them for centuries.
Learn the kinkiest details of Greek Mythology, as they are linked to the stars. When the sun goes down the stars are up to tell us their stories and myths. At meticulously selected spots, away from light pollution, our passionate Astrographer Bill will share all the secrets of the night sky. Did you know that the ancient Greeks were using myths to create a map of the heavens difficult to forget? Once you hear these stories you will know why!Learn how to spot the constellations of the northern hemisphere, and how to use Ursa Minor to navigate through the night. Spot Jupiter, and find out how the ancient Greeks have connected the planet with the god Zeus and listen to the naughty stories about him. How Perseus, who saved Andromeda from the sea serpent, found a place next to her in the sky.Polish your camera adjustment side by side with our Astrophotographer to capture the best of the night sky canvas.
2-4 hours per day
Two sessions in remote beaches and one on the mountains
Theory in the day, practice at night
No previous sailing experience and astronomy knowledge needed
A good camera (optional)
All sessions are in English.
- Your private local guide, widely known as Skipper
- Astronomer, Bill
- Accommodation on the sailing yacht
- Ingredients for cooking up to three meals per day.
- Mineral water, and beverages
- The fair bar for drinks
- Stand Up Paddle and hammock on board
- Dinghy with an outboard engine for unlimited exploration
- Transfer to the marina from CFU airport
- Fresh shower towels and bed linen
- Port fees
- Yacht fuel
- Ashore personal expenditures
- Ashore meals for the astronomer and the skipper
Private double cabin (1-2 travellers) 3,185 CHF
Double cabin Shared double cabin (solo traveller) 1,755 CHF / Guest
Private double cabin 1,275 CHF
Solo traveler 700 CHF