A very warm, welcome and Happy New Year to friends old and new for this coming year of 2021, a year so long awaited and needed after the past 10 months of 2020.
It has been a period in which we have all experienced in some form or other personal or family hardships, illnesses and bereavements of family and friends, work and business issues brought on by the pandemic and for many loneliness and isolation from friends and family. Indeed it has been a tough time for us all
To those especially who had their Lugger holidays cancelled and opted to have them rolled forward to this coming summer, my sincere thanks for your understanding and for keeping the booking alive. You will not regret supporting Dragon Drascombe, you will have a wonderful holiday this summer with us. By keeping your bookings rolled forward it has enabled me to leave deposit funds with the accommodation providers. For them this has been a lifeline since tourism in Greece this past summer has been absolutely dire!
To my good friends Nikos, Fotis and Babis who have maintained and looked after the boats in my absence at the Apostolos boat yard, a big thank you. Helen Morgan, HMMS Marine Management, has battled tirelessly over the period updating my permits and licences, again in my absence. Supporting these great people and accommodation providers could not have been achieved without YOUR SUPPORT.
So, as aptly put by Jon Hilsden and family, booked for this coming August … ROLL ON 2021!
Let’s now cast aside the torrid times of 2020 and focus on the good news for 2021. We have the great news of the rolling out of various vaccines worldwide – yes of course not a quick fix, but a positive start. The resolution with the EU on Brexit is moving into a new stage, so we can continue our international relationship and friendship with the countries across the water. Let’s now start to plan for ‘Sailing In The Sun’ 2021.
Greece and the sun will be awaiting and welcoming us all this coming summer, to enjoy their culture, hospitality and moreover the opportunity to sail these Luggers in such wonderful settings. Why not make a New Years Resolution, to visit the Greek Ionian in summer 2021?
We will be open to receive you from 1st May. The overland drive for Bengy and myself will start in early April, allowing me time to complete cleaning and antifouling of the boats prior to launching, ready for my early May bookings. So looking forward to it now!
Please take a look at the updated website for availability and package costs; it’s a great selection.
There are 2-bed apartments along with larger apartments for up to 4 persons. Still available are the much-sought-after Family Studios.
The Villa Eleanor
For the large group or family where accommodation for up to 6 persons is required, this is a splendid secluded and private villa.
The George Studios
A water’s edge venue with a private pontoon, fronted by its shaded garden and offering great studio rooms. A brilliant easy-going venue with access to the Meganissi Channel.
This will be the first year we have had the opportunity to rent this incredible water’s edge traditional Greek cottage. It provides accommodation for 4 persons, and has a very private and secluded garden which takes you down to your Lugger moored on the stone jetty. A perfect stepping stone for your sailing adventures, it’s a must for those wanting a peaceful, self-contained family break.
There is a change to our ‘Terms and Conditions’ for 2021 bookings, to reflect the times we are going through and to give you peace of mind in the event of cancellations related to COVID-19.
These additional refund conditions apply if you have to cancel for any of the following reasons:
1. A certified COVID-19 illness with the booked party member or his or her partner
2. The airline booked by the client has cancelled the flight due to COVID-19
3. The Greek government has closed its border to holiday travellers.
The 50% deposit is fully refundable up to 30 March 2021, if the cancellation is due to the reasons listed above.
From 31 March 2021 until the time final payment is made, 10 weeks before commencement of the holiday, you can still cancel due to the reasons listed above and receive 70% of the deposit back.
Once final payment has been made, if you have to cancel for any of the reasons listed above, we offer reimbursement of 25% of the price paid to us for the holiday.
Again to you all, have a great New Year, keep safe and looking forward to meeting up this coming summer
Dragon Drascombe Ltd