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Wild wind holidays

I am looking at going on a wild wind holiday to do the sailling has any one got ant experience of this company and what is the social side like we have done both Club Med and Mark Warner and wondered if its suitable for us we have a 17year old so need some teen interaction going in August 2014

Thanks

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We've been to Vassiliki for 12 years now and just love it. As windsurfers we use Club Vass which is next door to Wildwind and shares activities. Great tuition, great atmosphere and loads for young people to do. Wildwind do a 'party night' each week and there are loads of lovely bars and restaurant by the typically Greek harbour. We have friends who do Mark Warner sailing holidays and we think the Vass experience may be closer to the 'real' Greece - much more relaxed, a bit scruffy at times, but lovely friendly people. The wind is gentle onshore in the mornings when all the Wildwind boats are out and picks up to a strong cross shore most afternoons which is great for windsurfing but sometimes a bit much for the boats. August is hot, but the wind clears the heat away most evenings, and the town is very busy with many Italians on holiday - buzzing in the evenings and great for people watching.

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We discovered Wildwind about 5 years ago and have been back every year since - twice a year on occasion. If you are into sailing, then the choice of boats can't be beat. Wildwind has high level beach cats such as Hobie Tigers and a Tornado - far beyond the basic stuff at Mark Warner.

The accommodation is not luxurious - the beds are definitely on the firm side and the rooms fairly basic but adequate. The bars are great and the food excellent.

We go back because the vibe is so cool. We've made friends we see every year. Wildwind has an amazing rebooking rate - the first thing people ask is how many times you've been and you'll come across people who've been coming every year since the 90s!

The staff are all keen sailors and happy to socialise. Watch out for the Zeus bar.

So, if you are into sailing I cannot recommend Wildwind enough.

VXFoxy
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As a Wildwind first timer, do you have any tips for accommodation choice? My wife and I will holidaying with our two boys who are 8 and 5.

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The choice is Melas rooms, Kavadas Rooms or Sunwaves rooms. All are v. Basic. Think 1 star. Best for location is Melas as it is next to the better pool. Everything is very convenient though. Suggest you ask for M12 which is a first floor corner apartment that has two bedrooms and share a bathroom. There are ground floor apts too but have smaller bathrooms. All rooms have fridge and kettle so you can buy water and store milk etc. don't forget to take beach towels. Kids will love it. BBQ night with live band is noisy but if you close the shutters and turn the aircon on you should sleep thro it.

VXFoxy
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Thanks Luise, that's really helpful!

Bath, United Kingdom
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You'd be better off going with Ocean Elements, their sailing fleet is less extensive but the team are really good and it is a nice site for teens and families to integrate... and a lot cheaper. We went twice last year with and without teenage kids; August with kids was great.

Edited: 7:30 am, May 19, 2015
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I've only ever gone as single mum with Mark Warner. My now 8 year old loves sailing and I'm finding MW resort a bit big. Any tips on ocean elements or WW would be great as both are offering deals.

Thanks!

Stockholm, Sweden
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Wild Wind Holiday

We discovered Wild Wind for the first time, and we just love it.

Wonderful sailing, nice and very good instructors. Lovely stay at Sunwaves.

We would love to go back next year.

Edited: 10:10 am, August 05, 2015
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Clearly a comment from the company

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We have been on Mark Warner and Sunsail holidays and recently went on a Wildwind holiday. I would suggest that if you are looking for a good social, with plenty of stuff going on for teenagers then Wildwind is not the best option. Wildwind is not a resort and is not all inclusive, so people are spread out and do their own things for meals. There were attempts at social occasions but these were not well attended, other than one party during the week. There were very few teenagers there and no attempt to create anything for them to do together.

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