Messini 14th to 21st June, 2020
Following our members very successful visits to Neilson Beachclubs in Greece (Lemnos and Messini), Italy (Sardinia) and Turkey (Foca) we are going back to Messini from 14th to 21st June for the 2020 trip.
The Messini Beachclub is on the Greek mainland near Kalamata and the transfer from the airport is only half an hour, following the flight there with BA from Heathrow at 08:20, comparatively civilised.
The Beachclub majors on water sports (dinghies and cats, windsurfing, paddling, water skiing) but also provides good cycling, tennis, fitness and spa facilities. Excursions can be made to nearby Ancient Messini for some culture, the scenic waterfalls for a refreshing swim or horse riding along the beach and another swim. People can also do nothing more demanding than sit by the pool and read a book - and many in our party do just this.
Booking is straightforward via the Neilson website www.neilson.co.uk and the price at the moment is £999 per person sharing a twin room (including a current offer of £100 off per person). There are no RYA discounts available any more but you may get a lower price by booking through www.travelclubelite.com. There are also options for 10 or 14 day stays if you want a longer holiday. The price includes all breakfasts and lunches and four evening meals. For the three nights out, there are several welcoming tavernas a short walk from the centre with excellent food and wine.
There are 14 or us currently booked (Andrew, Peter, Jon, Alan, Roger, Liz, Ian, Mark, Alison and partners) and we would be delighted for more Club members or their friends to join us. Do let me know if you book up and we will add you to the whatsapp group so you will be in the loop on all the pre-travel and on-location information and plans. And if you have any questions to help you decide if you will join us, just ask.
See below for a few photos from last year. And hope to see you in the sunshine in June!
PS: With current concerns about coronavirus we will be following the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) travel guidelines. Should they advise against all travel to Greece we will not go and most travel insurance will give you a refund if you cancel for this reason, do check your small print. Should the FCO not advise against travelling but if either the Greek government close the Beachclub, or if Neilson find they cannot operate that centre, then the current position from Neilson is that they will offer an alternative holiday date or location. More details from them if wanted.
Windsurf coaching trips with Simon Winkley
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