A new season begins very soon in the Mediterranean. And to have the best yacht charter vacation this summer, some insider secrets, interesting itineraries and recommendations for the top charter destinations of 2020 will come in handy. Sardinia, Italy Best time to charter: May - September Sardinia's sugar sand and clear blue sea can easily be mistaken for [...]
A new season begins very soon in the Mediterranean. And to have the best yacht charter vacation this summer, some insider secrets, interesting itineraries and recommendations for the top charter destinations of 2020 will come in handy.
Best time to charter: May - September
Granulated sugar Sardinia and the clear blue sea can easily be mistaken for the Caribbean. Located downstream of the Italian mainland, this island has it all - natural bliss and luxury. Ancient history and modern infrastructure combine in Sardinia to provide the very best yacht charter experience.
As you sail down the east coast of the island, you will find most of the famous beaches. Each year they are on the top of the list of the best in Europe, and they are all easily accessible from the yacht, and also promise a day of absolute relaxation. Particularly good - the beach Cala Golorice... You will not miss this place. A rocky peak stands like an arrow over the bay.
In the south, there is a magnificent white sand beach Spiaggia di Porto Pintothat surrounds the crystal clear sea. In the north, Porto Cervo hosts the most prestigious regattas in Mediterranean, while Cagliari has stunning architecture including a 5th century basilica and the ruins of an ancient city Karalis... Foodies have a selection of Michelin-starred restaurants and delectable wines from vineyards from around the island. There are many shops and galleries in this part of the island where you can buy interesting souvenirs.
Many yachts also visit the archipelago La Maddalena - a nature reserve with rare flora and fauna, both on land and under water. This stunning location is a great diving opportunity, plus Corsica is very close to continue your cruise.
Best time to charter: June - October
Mykonos is an iconic Greek charter site, with white windmills and blue and white buildings located in the heart of Cyclades... Start the day at anchor in a secluded cove for breakfast surrounded by natural wonders, then sail or paddle board on a tour of the local ruins.
Also explore the region's rich culture through museums and art galleries. And as night falls, be prepared for the light from traditional taverns and modern bars to seduce you with a glass of ouzo.
This summer Mykonos Will be popular with beach clubs and picturesque coves dotted with glittering superyachts. To immerse yourself in a different atmosphere, for example to see the amazing archaeological ruins that date back to 300 BC. go to Business with... Rich in mythology, this UNESCO-listed island will give you a complete understanding of the history and culture of Greece.
If you have one day on Santorinivisit Akrotirito get a glimpse of the ancient Greek settlement and Santo wines. Be sure to taste the best wines of the region overlooking the famous caldera. And only 85 nautical miles from Santorini is the island Milos. Yes, the Cyclades are tightening. Milos - a lively place thanks to its unique cuisine, volcanic beach and clear blue sea.
Best time to charter: May - September
Antibes ideally located between Cannes and Nice for sailing trips in French Riviera and exploring incredible cities. V Cap d'Antibes there are great beaches and snorkelling spots, lighthouses, castles and famous hotels that are over 100 years old, delicious food and French wine.
Just a short walk from the Marina of Antibes, there are many museums dedicated to painters - Picasso, Raymond Payne, as well as the Absinthe Museum, where you can taste some of the famous drinks.
Ancient yacht marina Antibes became one of the most famous and largest in the world, and part of it, now known as Billionaire Embankment.
In April, it takes place here Antibes Yacht Show... The feast of St. Peter, the patron saint of fishermen, is celebrated in June with a stunning procession in the city. Les Voiles d'Antibes Is the largest vintage yacht show in the region, also taking place in June. Anyway, this is the place where you will want to stay for more than one day, so keep this in mind when planning your trip!
Best time to charter: June - September
Hedonistic island Ibiza has gone through some changes over the past few years. Of course, you can still go for a grand day or night party, but it's best to take a few days off exploring the booming health and beauty industry. White Island.
Drop anchor near Playa d'en Bossa, and at dawn go to the beach for your morning yoga session on the sand. Take a car and head inland for lunch, where cozy restaurants are nestled among olive groves and pine trees and locally sourced food.
Take a trip to the island's calling card, the rocky island Es Vedrato experience its magnetic, seductive atmosphere, then end the day with a tasting of fresh local seafood. After dinner, head to a beach bar to watch the sunset while listening to pleasant music.
Of course, if you are on Ibizanot to be missed visiting the neighboring island Formentera, at least to change the location of the dinner. Formentera - the most peaceful island in the Balearics, with very beautiful beaches.
Best time to charter: May - September
Located at the eastern end of the coast Croatia, Dubrovnik ideal for those looking to reboot and enjoy the delights of exploring a new city. Surrounded by sparkling Adriatic water Dubrovnik known for its Gothic architecture, stunning relief and buildings topped with baked clay-red roofs. Take the funicular to see the whole panorama from above.
The pace of life in the city is slower than you're probably used to, so be sure to immerse yourself in the local atmosphere by walking the stone streets and visiting local markets to soak up all the charm Croatia... Trees grow everywhere, filling the air with the scent of sweet figs and bitter oranges for which it is famous Dubrovnik.
Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, which lasts a month and a half from July to August. The city comes alive with music and art, with many concerts and recitations.
Also visit Mljet by yacht is a small island north of Dubrovnik, the perfect place to spend a day kayaking in the clearest waters.
Best time to charter: May - October
Turkey's Emerald Coast has long been popular with yacht owners, thanks to the combination of conditions for yachting, as well as quality and affordable service. But in recent years, there has been an increase in demand for yacht charters in this region. Fethiye is one of the most popular charter destinations as it provides easy access to adorable tiny islands too small to be named, sky-blue lagoons and secret coves where you drop anchor and head straight ashore for a delicious lunch.
V Fethiye, as well as in general in Turkey, very friendly and welcoming people, good service and the local cuisine is authentic. Be sure to order local lamb dishes, figs and Turkish wines.
Visit also Oludeniz Blue Lagoon farther south Fethiyeif you want to experience complete bliss and relaxation. Beautiful Gocek to be north, behind it Marmaris and further Bodrum - you can create a very long interesting route along the coast if you have more time.
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