The Mediterranean is calling. For you to choose the best yacht charter vacation, we’ve picked the 3 very best destinations. Here, all our insider secrets, recommendations, and stand-out itineraries.
Greece: breathtaking landscapes and History
For a journey through the ages and breathtaking scenery, what better than renting a yacht in Greece. You will find dazzling white sandy beaches and crystal clear anchorages, limestone cliffs, and imposing mountains. You will also be charmed by peaceful and authentic fishing villages and harbors.
Head toward the Cyclades and visit the volcanic islands of Santorini and Mykonos.
Santorini and its whitewashed village, perched on the cliff, rises sparkling from the Aegean Sea.
Mykonos, with its narrow streets of pink bougainvillea, stores and galleries, clubs and restaurants, is also a must-see.
Delos, for its part, will delight history and archeology enthusiasts with its ruins dating back to 300 years BC. Classified by UNESCO, the island allows you to discover the historical and cultural richness of the country.
Finally, do not miss Milos. Located only 85 nautical miles from Santorini, this island is booming because of its gastronomy, its volcanic beaches, and clear blue sea.
The tranquil Ionian Islands lie along the west coast of mainland Greece. They delight in their beauty and their remains. The Ionian Sea offers beautiful weather and excellent wind conditions for smooth sailing.
From Corfu to Zakynthos, each of these islands offers its own history and particular landscape.
Corfu is full of magnificent beaches. This island, with its astonishing luxuriance and wooded mountains, is a particularly popular place for sailing enthusiasts. Don’t miss its incredible Byzantine and Venetian architecture.
Don’t miss either the Caves of Kefalonia and the photogenic “Shipwreck Beach” on the coast of Zakynthos.
Among the other large chains of Greek islands, famous for renting a yacht, is the Dodecanese in the Aegan sea.
This wild and beautiful archipelago reveals lush islands, fantastic beaches, and pine forests.
“Do not miss islands such as Kos or Symi, they are part of our favorite. “
France: chic resort towns of the French Riviera and unspoiled Corsica
France is a very popular place for yachting.
The French Riviera
The French Riviera is famous for its chic resort towns and fishing villages. Its chic boutiques, casinos, grand hotels, and gourmet cuisine contribute to its fame. The sophisticated seaside resorts of Cannes, Nice, Saint-Tropez, Antibes, and Monaco are timeless.
Cannes, well known for its Festival, but also its galas, regattas, promenade, and beaches, is a symbol of glamour. It has been popularized thanks to Coco Chanel.
The Principality of Monaco overlooks the crystalline waters of the Mediterranean. It is renowned for its luxury, prestigious establishments, gourmet restaurants, museums, and art galleries.
In Saint-Tropez, the charms of rustic Provence are combined with the chic of the French Riviera. Let yourself be tempted by a visit to the market on the Place des Lices, preferably on a Sunday morning, then head to one of the terraces around the port for a drink or a game of pétanque. This charming village, with its winding medieval streets, is not to be outdone when it comes to shopping and nightlife.
Corsica is a more rustic destination than the French Riviera. Its mountainous and wild landscapes are particularly impressive. If the ports of Bonifacio and Calvi offer a romantic setting in authentic cities, a stop over in the Lavezzi and Palombaggia allow you to discover magnificent beaches and untamed nature.
Between France and Italy, Corsica is a great stopover destination.
Italy: romanticism, pasta, and stunning beaches
Italy means a warm welcome and authentic regional cuisine. It is full of treasures, which makes it a very popular destination for yacht charter.
The Italian Riviera is magnified by its beautiful fishing villages with its old-fashioned charm.
Sardinia, the second-largest island in the western Mediterranean, is highly appreciated by the jet-set and the yachties. There are many natural havens to anchor in.
The island surprises by its natural splendor. Its rugged landscape is divided into cliffs, coves, and beaches. The most famous beaches of the island are on the east coast. They are among the most beautiful beaches in Europe and are easily accessible by yacht. For gourmets, Sardinia is famous for its vineyards and seafood.
Porto Cervo and the Costa Smeralda are very popular with yachties. The village of Porto Cervo, buzzing with designer stores, piazzas, and breathtaking views, is very lively in the evenings.
Sicily and the Aeolian Islands
Sicily, the largest Italian island, attracts yacht lovers with its famous beaches, fishing villages, volcanoes, architecture, and cuisine. Here the sea has sculpted a coastline of stunning variety and beauty. The island also benefits from a rich heritage and numerous cultural influences due to its many invaders.
Palermo is a cultural hotspot with its historic squares and art galleries. It stands out for its jagged coastline and azure waters.
Catania offers extraordinary views of Etna and eternal snow.
Just 35 miles to the north, the seven Aeolian Islands, Lipari, Salina, Stromboli, Vulcano, Panarea, Filicudi, and Alicudi, are endowed with volcanic Mediterranean landscapes. Their deep blue waters, bustling harbors, and secluded anchorages are major attractions.
Barely 30 miles long, the Amalfi Coast is spectacular with its sparkling blue waters and hillside villages.
The magnificent destinations of Positano, Cetara, Ravello, Sorrento and Amalfi itself, Pompeii, the Bay of Naples, and the island of Capri are all within easy reach.
Synonymous with romance, history, and authenticity, the Amalfi coast is one of the favorite yacht charter destinations in the Mediterranean. Its beauty, cuisine, and UNESCO listed heritage are the reasons for its success.
Lose yourself in Ravello, a medieval village overlooking the sea. Here you can visit the gardens of Villa Rufolo. We recommend lunch at Palazzo Avino, with its splendid view of the mountain and the sea.
The village of Positano is also charming. Consider having an aperitif at the chic hotel Sirenuse. The setting is beautiful with its view of the city and its colorful faiences.
Nerano also offers choice restaurants, beloved of celebrities, such as Lo Scoglio da Tommaso and La Conca del Sogno.
Also don’t miss a cruise to Capri. You will be captivated by its beauty and history, its magnificent villas and natural attractions, such as the Blue Grotto and La Faraglioni.