Rhodes sailing holiday in Greece

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Sailing during Greek summer in the Aegean Sea
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Responsible tourism

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Environment
As the Rhodes Sailing School and Island hopping in the Aegean Sea involves spending time with the marine world (snorkeling, sailing), we are in the perfect position to provide well-educated guidance:
o Upon booking we send you a link to a video to learn more about protecting the Mediterranean Sea.
o We also give you guidelines about how to behave when you dive or swim

As an island with a coastline of approximately 220klm (Rhodes) and an island chain (Dodecanese), we have the duty to come up with ways to cut down on single-use plastics, by offering alternative solutions to plastic cutlery or water bottles. Here are some of our ideas:
o We suggest a refillable water cooler on deck instead of a cooler full of disposable water bottles.
o We have ensured for you who book with us a 10% percent discount on Grayl products, the world known number one company in purification and filtration. This way we create awareness for the plastic reduction and contribute in a general manner for the ecological consciousness of our guests.

Big part of our sailing trip is active, thus it involves people and wind power and have a relatively limited impact on the environment (wind sailing).

We ask our guests to respect the beautiful environment in which we live, by not picking local flowers/plants and taking the rubbish with us.

When we snorkel or swim and find plastic bottles or waste, the guides encourage you to pick them up.

We try to eliminate our environmental print caused by our operation:
o We sort our waste and recycle.
o We do not print any of our informational material (brochures, guidelines, etc.) unless we are asked to do so by you. We send you everything using the “online” version.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

We support the local economy
o We are locally-based, the owners are locals and live here too.
o We only recruit local guides and employees.
o We are only cooperating with local external partners (sailing boats, “taverns”/restaurants, etc.).

We take local product-selection criteria very seriously and try to include Rhodes’ less known aspects:
o We introduce you to the local products produced in Rhodes, the product (energy bar) with a designation of origin, named “melekouni”, the Rhodian wine and “souma”.

Let’s save Lindos’ Donkeys!
o In Lindos village, one of the most popular and picturesque villages of the island of Rhodes, there is the tradition to go up the hill to the Acropolis of Lindos sitting on a donkey.
o We are not comfortable with the fact that the poor animal struggles up and down 600 steep steps carrying the weight of a human body under the very hot Lindian sun.
o So, we ask our guests not to be part of this kind of cruelty and encourage them to go on foot.

Climate

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