GREECE’S REFUGEE CRISIS

GREECE’S REFUGEE CRISIS

Hello to all visitors, you have reached the Athens Sailing Academy web page. The school is located in Greece. The summer Headquarters are on the Island of Poros, about 35 miles south of Athens.
Greece is a country in crisis, and has many issues to overcome. Of late the biggest problem are the refugees that are fleeing from the Syrian war. They are seeking a better life in Northern Europe and transit though our country on their way North. Unfortunately countries on their route have decided to block the borders they must cross. Which means that the refugees have become trapped in Greece.

 
The routes that they use are from the Turkish coastline across the Aegean to the islands of Lesvos, Samos, Kos and Chios. These islands east of Athens, lie in the Dodecanese group, some 350 nautical miles from Athens and 400 miles from Poros. Refugees are processed on these islands and then shipped to Athens, to camps outside Athens, and mainly in the north of Greece. During this time they are under strict supervision. They are not to be found on the Greek islands we visit, nor are they found in the areas that the school operates.
The school operates in the Saronic and Argolis gulfs as well as along the southern Peloponnese coast. A long distance away from Athens. If you have any reservations about coming to Greece because of the current Refugee crisis please contact us and we will be happy to discuss and assure you that your holiday will be safe and a wonderful experience

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