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My experience with Fyly in Greece ...

I''m freshly back from my two weeks in Greece that included an 8-day skippered charter from Fyly Yachting. Since I had come here looking for experience and opinions, I thought it would be fair to share mine.

Everything I have to say is positive. Fyly arranged an 8-day charter from Athens to Thira (Santorini), leaving on a Thursday and arriving on a Friday - this was an odd schedule that many of the charter companies wouldn''t even consider. Fyly has an online payment system, which made me feel more comfortable than the "personal check" deposit required by some of the other charter companies I looked at. I made all of the arrangements via email; their responses were all very prompt and consistent. After the trip was settled, they overnighted me a boarding book, contract and a charter guide. This book was invaluable - it had maps, Greek phrases, tips for the charter and an optional pre-provisioning order form.

Once in Greece, I called Fyly one day before the charter was scheduled to begin. They said everything was in order and gave me an option of getting on the boat earlier on Friday to get more time sailing. They arranged my (they payed for a taxi) transfer from hotel to the boat in the marina. Upon arrival, we were greeted by both a representative from Fyly and our skipper. We took care of some paperwork and were escorted to a grocery across from the marina. We checked out and left the grocery - they went to the grocery and picked up our provisions and brought them to the boat.

The boat was a 41'' Bavaria. I''m new to yachting, but the boat was well-equipped and looked to be in better shape than most of the boats we saw during our charter.

We set sail that first day. Our skipper was top-notch. I can''t say this enough. Phillipos was EXTREMELY professional and a VERY capable skipper.

During our trip, Fyly called the skipper to monitor our progress and make sure everything was OK. The Fyly representative even asked to speak to my wife and I to make sure that we were satisfied with everything.

I can''t say enough good stuff about how we were treated and the service from Fyly Yachting. I would not hesitate to book another charter with them and I recommend them unhesitatingly.

I do not work for Fyly and am not associated with them in any way. I just wanted to post this here to provide some unsolicited feedback that might help someone else. If you have any questions, don''t hesitate to contact me directly.
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