The Mediterranean offers a rich diversity in cruising areas and it would be easy to spend years exploring the different regions, their cuisine, scenery and cultures. Here's a short introduction into the different areas that we have explored and love.
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1. Ionian Islands of Greece
The tranquil Ionian which runs down the west coast of Greece's mainland is steeped in history and beauty, and makes the ideal destination for a luxury yacht charter appreciated by those who wish for more leisurely cruising in more predictable winds. There are five island jewels in the Ionian crown, each with their own distinctive landscapes and cultural history, from Corfu in the north to Zakinthos in the south.
These islands are likely to come as a welcome surprise to those familiar with the starkness of the Aegean. They are lush green in colour with forested mountains covered in pine, cypress and olive trees and are encircled by a sea that turns from a clear turquoise to a deeper darker azure.
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2. Adriatic Coast of Croatia between Split & Dubrovnik
Croatia has a picturesque coastline, pristine islands, charming coastal villages and crystal clear waters which offer a wide variety of itineraries between Split, Hvar, Korcula and Dubrovnik for a luxury charter yacht vacation. Whether you enjoy relaxation or watersports, exploring ancient ruins or feasting on local delicacies, your luxury motor yacht or sailing yacht will provide endless opportunities to enjoy this breathtaking region.
The Dalmatian islands are bursting with historic seaside villages where meandering laneways lead to Medieval squares, with authentic bars, restaurants and shops selling lace, handicrafts, soap, wine and other regional specialties. Whether you're in a secluded private anchorage aboard your luxury charter yacht or ashore in a seaside town steeped in history, every photo you take will be postcard perfect!
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3. Amalfi Coast of Italy
The Amalfi Coast is renowned for the unique beauty of its landscapes. Twisting roads winding through rocky cliffs reveal tantalising glimpses of small villages, secluded bays, and inlets, all looking out over a clear blue sea. Lush green Mediterranean flora colours the slopes of the surrounding hills and cliffs. This journey leads you to towns of worldwide fame such as Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello. While a few miles from the coast lay the breathtaking islands of charming Capri and the lesser-known Ischia.
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4. Corsica & Sardinia
The wild, solitary island of Corsica in the French Mediterranean is a charter yacht paradise, offering some of the most pleasant cruising grounds in the western Mediterranean and something for everybody – beach lovers, divers, culture buffs, hikers, history enthusiasts, epicureans. Sitting strategically between the French Riviera, Sardinia, and Tuscany, Corsica blends all these flavours and customs to form its own unique culture.
Sardinia offers a taste of Italy amid emerald green waters. In the middle of the Mediterranean Sea there is the paradise island of Sardinia lying just 12 miles south of Corsica. Here your charter itinerary features brilliantly clear waters, dazzling white beaches, pink granite coastline, sheltered coves and anchorage. It is the second largest island in the Mediterranean, just a little smaller than Sicily and three times the size of Corsica, which attracts boating enthusiasts and jet-setters alike from May through to September.
Sardinia is also home to the many islands of the Archipelago of La Maddalena - one of Italy’s best-kept secrets. Unspoilt and charming, they provide excellent sailing and cruising. With over sixty islands, islets and rocks there are many different sand beaches edged by beautiful, clear shining seas of blue and turquoise.
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5. Balearic Islands of Spain
The Balearic Islands – Mallorca (or Majorca), Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera – are island paradises for sailors, superyachts and luxury yacht charters. Lying to the east of the Spanish mainland, these islands are becoming one of the Mediterranean’s most popular yacht charter destinations, thanks to the near-year-round sunshine, azure waters, varied landscapes and warm hospitality. Chartering a yacht is the best kept secret. To discover these islands with a knowledgeable Captain on a crewed yacht charter is an unrivalled opportunity to really savour these beguiling Spanish isles, and to discover for yourselves so many coves and private anchorages you can only ever get to by boat.
Each island has a unique character and despite its growing popularity, much of the region is unspoiled. There is something for everybody. Ibiza, known for its party-scene, also has a cultural heart, while Mallorca, beyond its bustling capital Palma, is home to villagers who proudly maintain their culture and customs in pretty hillside towns and farmhouses. The Balearics boast pristine beaches with lots of coves to explore, a full calendar of vibrant festivals and world-class dive sites in their sapphire waters.
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6. Sicily & Aeolian Islands
Sicily, Italy's largest island, has been invaded countless times over the centuries, by the Greeks, Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Normans and Spaniards. Each of the occupiers left behind their cultural influences that have blended to give Sicily a personality as distinctive as its Arabic-Norman architecture of the Middle Ages. A visit to Sicily is an experience to be treasured.
Rising out of the Tyrrhenian Sea, some fifteen miles off the Sicilian coast, The Aeolian Islands - Lipari, Salina, Stromboli, Vulcano, Panarea, Filicudi and Alicudi — with their black beaches of volcanic soil, and dazzling clear light, have everything to make your yacht charter an unforgettable experience
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