Yachting in the Mediterranean is like yachting through the beautiful scene of a postcard. You’ll have to continuously remind yourself that this is real life and that you’re actually swimming in this crystal clear water and are actually moored right next to the most beautiful beach on the most beautiful island you’ve ever seen. And you’ll understand why a yachting holiday in the Mediterranean is the best travelling experience you’ll ever have.
Croatia, the land of 1,000 islands, is an absolute paradise for yachting holidays. Yachting the Croatian coast is a truly unique experience, which includes typical Venetian villages with ancient baths, bell towers, medieval fortresses, quaint taverns and some of the clearest waters and pristine beaches in the Mediterranean. Although the islands stretch from Istria to Dubrovnik, most are clustered in central and southern Dalmatia. Dropping anchor in one (or ten) of these spectacular islands during your yachting trip around Croatia is definitely a highlight of the coastline. You’ll discover secluded coves inaccessible from land, bathe at sunset in spectacular waterfalls and savour delicious local food and wine in the taverns of some of the most beautiful hidden islands.
There are more than one thousand Croatian islands in the Adriatic Sea, all varying in size; from small, tree-covered rocks to some of the larger islands in the Mediterranean. yYachting Croatia’s islands offers everything from stunning national parks, to incredible beaches and 24-hour party pontoons, and each island has its own unique highlight and attractions.
The Greek Islands
The Greek Islands were made to travel on yachts. Greece is known as the Mediterranean home for yachting holidays, and has long been a favourite of travellers and yacht enthusiasts from all over the world. For those who want to explore its beautiful beaches, coves and the many timeless ancient archaeological sites this country has to offer, the Greek Islands are full of picturesque destinations to visit during your yachting holiday. Imagine cruising past classic whitewashed houses in greek style with cobalt-blue doors and rows of red geranium-covered terraces, all overlooking the aquamarine rainbow of the sea below.
There are so many versatile islands—each with their own unique personality, but all sitting conveniently close to each other—that every stop in a new port feels different and fresh. The five main island regions for a yachting holiday in Greece include the Ionian Islands, the Cyclades Islands, the Saronic Islands and Argolic Gulf, the Sporades Islands and the Dodecanese Islands. The Ionian, Cyclades and Saronic, however, are the most popular.
The coastline of the French Riviera
Taking France’s yacht route to the Côte d’Azur is an excellent way to experience some of the world’s dreamiest beaches;. It is an iconic French landscape with numerous national parks and famous destinations like Antibes, Cannes, Monaco, Nice, and St-Tropez. Throughout the whole year, these chic hubs where parties never stop attract elite visitors.
While these resorts might be teeming with tourists who want to have at least a glimpse of celebs, a nice yacht tour to Île de Porquerolles can reveal another side of the French Riviera. Île de Porquerolles is the biggest Hyéres Island where the air is filled with the delicate scent of eucalyptus and pine. With unspoiled natural beauty and jaw-dropping scenery, the island can capture the hearts of the most jaded travelers. It is the best place for those who are longing for a reprieve from yachting along the lively coastline of the French Riviera. Sea excursions to other islands are also rewarding for both mind and body. No doubt, the Côte d’Azur has numerous yachting venues that can satisfy all tastes.