This cruise celebrates the spellbinding moment of the sun's setting with the background of open sea and the Proti island. During the cruise you will have an opportunity to take a swim and then have buffet dinner with sunset light (or as Emily Dickinson once said..."Bring me the sunset in a cup).
....There is something magical about watching the sunset. It is one of those few moments during the day that grounds you and makes you feel a part of something. Experiencing a sunset reminds you that even the simplest things in life can be the most inspirational.
Watching the sunset at sea intensifies the experience as you literally merge with its reflection on the waters.
It is profound to think that humanity has been witnessing the sunset for thousands of years. It is such a predictable act of nature but we are still mesmerized and transfixed on that image as the sun makes its decent into the horizon, knowing that you could miss its final moments with a mere blink of an eye.
...and a cute quote from Woody Allen..."Today I saw a red and yellow sunset and thought, how insignificant I am! Of course, I thought that yesterday too, and it rained."
...and more serious one from Claude Debussy "There is nothing more musical than a sunset. He who feels what he sees will find no more beautiful example of development in all that book which, alas, musicians read but too little - the book of Nature."
Sunset dinner cruise:
We meet at the harbor of Marathopolis at 18:30 and sail to Proti island. We stop for an afternoon swim at Vourlia beach and around 20:00 we depart "to meet" the sunset on the sea as we also sail around the island and enjoy our sunset buffet dinner made up of traditional delicacies.
Proti, the northernmost island of ’’Oinouses’’, is a small uninhabited Ionian isle just a mile across from a fishing village of Marathopolis in the provice of Messinia in Peloponnese.
The name of this island comes from the sea god Proteus, son of Poseidon. It is a place of great archaeological significance as there are still the ruins of the Mycenaean citadel or pre-classical era with a wall and a circular tower.
On the island there is also an ancient temple of Artemis Efploias which has been incorporated into the construction of the church of Panagia.
In its heyday of piracy, Proti served as a hideout for pirates such as the infamous pirate Katoulias and it was a shelter for their treasures too! In fact there are about 30 inscriptions carved by sailors and pirates on the rocks facing the sea, dating from Roman and Byzantine era, expressing wishes for good journey (efploia) and for salvation from storms.
In 1899 the battleship "Spetses" anchored there to be saved from the storm that raged in the Ionian Sea.
- Daily: July-September
- Minimum 6 participants
10€/children 5-12 yrs old
Free/children 0-4 yrs old