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The Yacht Week

By The Yacht Week

Posted on 18th July 2018

  Personal Travel Insurance By booking with us, you are not covered by a personal travel insurance policy. It is your responsibility to have personal travel insurance for the duration of your trip and that it covers activities such as sailing. We highly recommend that all guests purchase such a policy. Customs and Immigration Please visit VisaHQ to check what documents and visas you might need to enter the country. Remember to include the countries that you might travel through to get to your final destination as well. Weather Expect temperatures between 26°C and 32°C (78°F - 89°F) and water temperatures averaging 27°C (81°F). Time Zone Greece is 3 hours ahead of GMT (GMT+3) Personal Safety All The Yacht Week events are extremely safe. However, as you will find yourselves in unfamiliar surroundings, we recommend that you follow some basic precautions:
  • Lock your yachts when you leave and store expensive possessions
  • Remain with other TYW guests and staff whenever possible
  • Avoid parties and venues not on the itinerary or recommended by TYW
  • No one wants to leave a party alone, get 3-4 friends to go with you.
  • When travelling by taxi or water taxi, make sure you travel in groups of 3-4
In an emergency, we have means to contact authorities and the coast guard to quickly address any issues. Hospital Lavrio Kentro Ygeias Lavriou Iakovou Diamantopoulou Lavrio PC 19500 Tel: +302292320300 Athens Asklipieio General Hospital of Voulas, Leof. Vasileos Pavlou 1, Voula 166 73 Tel: +30210892 3000 Electricity The yachts use DC power on 220 (rather than the typical US 110 volts AC power) volts and are good to charge camera batteries, cell phones, iPods and other devices when the yacht is connected to shore power. If you have any items that use a cigarette lighter plug, they will work when sailing. Otherwise, yacht charter companies may have some inverters and adapters available. Internet There is internet access at the marinas and most bars/restaurants. If you can't live without wifi for the week, see your charter company for dongle rental. Seasickness The waters are normally calm but we cannot control the weather. Previous passengers swear by a special adhesive patch that you can wear behind your ear, others have bought sea wristbands or ginger capsules at a pharmacy. Money The local currency in Greece is Euros. Foreign currency isn’t accepted, but exchanging foreign currency is easy and accessible. 

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