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Like any kind of holiday, sailing holidays in Lefkas are best taken within specific windows to ensure optimum conditions both for sailing and for living. The Mediterranean famously experiences much warmer average temperatures than the United Kingdom, but it still gets cold in winter. There are certain times of the year that may also be less enjoyable due to the volume of other travellers in the area.
In general terms, the temperate months in the Mediterranean are the same as they are supposedly in the UK, roughly between Easter and October. The two months leading out of winter and spring are considered to be pleasant weather wise, though the Mediterranean waters may still be quite cold after a winter of low-temperature winds. The months after summer are again very pleasant in terms of weather and the sea is at its warmest, having spent the summer months of June, July and August warming up.
UK travellers should note that the summer months feature some relatively hot weather; and prevailing winds, (which make for good sailing, but can also burn) would not disguise the true effects of the UV rays until it is too late. Plenty of sun cream, plus good hats and sun clothes are essential for travel at this time of year.
Sailing conditions remain good through the spring, summer and autumn. Sailing holidays Lefkas experience their greatest amount of travellers through July and August. This is not necessarily because of better winds, but because these are the months when most families take their time away.
There are other things to note when specifically considering a sailing holiday (as opposed to a holiday in a villa or at a land based resort). Key among these are the different types of sailing holidays that Lefkas has to offer, most of which are defined by the level of crewing or assistance delivered with the boat.
Mainly, sailing holidays all across the Ionian tend to be bare boat, that is, a yacht is hired to the holidaying family or group, with no skipper or crew. In order to take on a bare boat charter, it is normal for a sailor either to produce the relevant skipper’s qualification, or to conduct an in depth phone interview with the yacht’s agents. In general terms, yachting agencies operating in the area are aware that not everyone who can sail has the papers to prove it. But of course, there must be some way of checking, so the interview may be the preferred option.
The other levels of yacht hire are skippered and fully crewed. A skippered yacht allows a non-sailing, or novice, family or group to go on a full yachting holiday without fear. The skipper instructs and will take over where it is necessary. Though again in general terms, the idea is to facilitate yachting for the holidaymakers rather than the captain.
The full crew option may be used where no experience is owned nor wanted, and where the holidaymakers wish to experience life on the ocean without any worry.
About author: Drusilla Anderson is a freelance content writer. In this article she shares her experience about Sailing Holidays Lefkas.
Beauty in the ruins, tombs, temples, forts and palaces is what Orchha is all about. Situated in the Bundelkhand region, this pretty locale is bestowed with natural beauty and splendor. It presents a matchless spectacle to the tourists and serves as a delight for the photographers. The beautiful place in the state of Madhya Pradesh tempts the travelers of different parts of the globe. Visitors will find most of the monuments and temples spread around the Betwa River and the reflection of the cenotaphs or the chattris of the Bundelkhand Kings on the sparkling water when the rays of sun falls on it are picture perfect on the lenses of the camera.
The historical monuments of Orchha still hold the charm and narrate stories of the war, peace, love and destruction. This effervescent city with the glorious past is renowned for the world class murals. The marvelous palaces and beautiful temples display outstanding frescos; it makes the viewers spellbound how precisely the paintings are done on the walls. The elegant architecture and the unique sequential development of the arches, domes, pillars and ledges of the various monuments in Orchha attract attention of the eye-balls of the viewers.
Inside the fort complex of Orchha, Raj Mahal is one of the oldest historical monuments is famous for the cenotaphs. The interiors of the palace are decorated beautifully with various types of murals. Jahangir Mahal is a reminder of the friendship between the Mughals and the Bundelas which lasted for long time. The visitors can have panoramic views of the surrounding area from the various balconies of the palace. Even the ruins of palace like Rai Praveen Mahal attract interest of the tourist. Though a small one, it is believed that the height of the palace was built to match the height of the trees of the surrounding gardens.
On a distant horizon of the Orchha Fort lies the Laxmi Narayan Temple which is hardly visible in the mist. It depicts a curious mix of fort and temple architecture with the grand display of murals which bring to live variety of religious and secular themes. Sprawls around the temple, there are many little shrines and memorials each with its poignant historical importance contributing to the beauty of Orchha. Nevertheless, Orchha is all about history and legends but it has natural splendor of a wonderful valley where the crystal-clear waters of the Betwa flow quietly along the banks for which solitude is a way of life. These Orchha tourist attractions allure the tourists to this small but enchanting place and hold an important place in the tourism map of India. This place is located on a close proximity to another famous tourist destination, Khajuraho. A Madhya Pradesh tour will give the visitors two wonderful treats in the fascinating place of Khajuraho and Orchha.
Small group tour allows the travelers to enjoy more as they get more time to explore the places with their friends and families. Exploring the places with the near and dear ones in the wonderful locations of Madhya Pradesh is perfect treat.
A holiday is great, right? Holidays helps you to escape from the monotony of life. Holidays are refreshing and hence greatly wanted by individuals.However, not every one is willing to blow up a huge sum of money on a holiday and that is why many individuals constantly search for holiday packages that will comfortably suit their pockets.
Despite wanting to keep their budgets low, individuals cannot say yes to just about any place when they are travelling with children. A good way to drastically cut down on holiday expenses is to rent cottages or homes while travelling. This allows individuals to curb down on laundry costs, prepare their own meals at affordable costs and enjoy a lot of space as well.
When individuals can cook their own meals it significantly lowers their budget as well as gives individuals the opportunity to prepare meals whenever they find it convenient. No longer are they forced to adhere to breakfast-lunch-dinner hours and hence they do not have to feel like they are living a monotonous life.
This allows individuals to enjoy a complete sense of freedom which is the entire purpose of the holiday. Booking these for rent homes or cottages much in advance is even better as it then allows them to enjoy even lower rates. Living in this set up allows individuals to enjoy a home away from home experience but it still helps to infuse a sense of newness at the same time.
This method of reducing budgets is being actively used by a number of individuals as it has been found to be rewarding and highly economical. However once, individuals have booked their tickets as well as a rented cottage for their holiday, can they leave their homes behind unprotected? Can they guarantee that their unprotected homes will not be broken into by criminals?
If the answer to these two questions is Yes, should they sacrifice their holiday or is there something they can do to protect their homes? Well the answer to these questions is –Yes, they can definitely have an effective home security system installed at home and then go off on holiday.
There are a number of home security companies available in the market and an effective security system for a home will keep it safe from both internal as well as external dangers. This means that the home is safe from –
- Intrusions by burglars and criminals who love to target unprotected homes when individuals are away and steal precious belongings as well as
- Damage due to fire or water which can cause extensive damage to property and is difficult to detect in the beginning.
Effective home security systems however help to build a home into a fortress and they consist of _
- Security surveillance cameras that constantly monitor the scene and cause burglars to stay away when they spot them
- Motion sensor that are placed throughout the home and are easily triggered by intruders as well as detect the outbreak of fire or smoke and a change in water level as well.
- An ear piercing alarm that is let out to inform the neighbors about an intrusion as well as to scare the intruder away
- And a distress signal that is sent to the monitoring center which immediately alerts police officers if an intruder is detected or the fire services if fire or smoke emissions are detected. In this way immediate help arrives at the home and prevents the situation from getting out of hand.
Effective home security systems function on a 24/7 basis to ensure that even while individuals are away the home is under observation and is being protected.Thus, individuals can go and enjoy their budgeted holidays knowing that their homes are being constantly protected.
Author’s Bio: Alicia Handler is a consultant for a globally renowned adt home security systems provider. She possesses valuable knowledge about how home security can be ensured and would love to share this knowledge with her readers.