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Best yacht charter holidays in the Mediterranean to book in 2019

By Adrianna Johns on 17th July 2019

If you would like to have a truly luxurious experience this year, then why not visit the Mediterranean and enjoy a relaxing yacht charter holiday with your friends and family?

From picturesque beaches and turquoise waters to exquisite locations overflowing with history and culture, the Mediterranean offers the perfect getaway for those desiring some time away from their busy lifestyles.

With an array of breathtaking destinations, finding your perfect location can be somewhat challenging, which is exactly why we have listed the best destinations in the Mediterranean to make your yacht getaway a memorable one — see what suits you best, and book your yacht charter holidays now.

Croatia

Panoramic view of Lokrum Island Dalmatian Coast of Adriatic Sea in Dubrovnik. Blue sea with white yachts, beautiful landscape, aerial view, Dubrovnik, Croatia

With 1185 islands in total, Croatia offers an entire world of exploration. The breathtaking archipelago just off the countries Adriatic coastline showcases clear waters, perfect summer climates and quaint villages — understandably, one of Europe’s leading sailing locations.

As the perfect yacht charter destination, you are simply spoilt for choice as you can sail across the 5,835km coastline, exploring the hidden coves as you sail and reaching all the exciting cultural hotspots.

The Dalmatian Islands are perfect for visiting the array of picturesque islands situated just off the mainland. Choosing to do this will give you a perfect combination of history, scenery, relaxation and seclusion — imagine finding your own private beach, away from the crowds.

If you’d like to stay closer to the coastline, then why not sail from Dubrovnik? Beginning your journey in this sublime city will gently take you closely along the coastline, and don’t worry, as it will also give you the chance to visit some of Croatia’s most notable islands.

The enchanting city of Dubrovnik will take your breath away, therefore do your best to spend a few days here — walk along the city walls, which when lit at night, are simply breathtaking.

Although you will have to pay marina and port fees, the hot temperatures in the summer months and luxurious form of travel will make this a worthy exception.

Greece

From mountainous coastlines to historical sites, Greece is popularly known as the ‘home of sailing’. The Saronic Islands is an ideal location to hire a yacht and explore to your heart’s content, as you can set sail from Athens and visit the nearby islands that are approximately 10-15 miles apart.

Venturing throughout the Saronic Gulf is perfect for those who want to effortlessly sail from island to island. In this area, feel free to sail along the Peloponnese coastlines, stopping at the beautifully traditional Greek islands of Aegina, Agistri, Poros and Hydra.

Here in Greece, you will quickly feel enamoured with the local cuisine and wines, as the typical Mediterranean delicacies will entice you to prolong your leave.

If you would like to explore more islands then why not sail across the Cyclades, where over 220 islands await your visit. With so much to see and do, such as visiting the famous Santorini and taking in its picturesque blue-domed churches, the Cyclades is the perfect sailing location for island hopping.

As if this were not enough, the Sporades Islands also offers visitors breathtaking locations, such as Skiathos and Skopelos. Known for their picturesque beauty and exquisite waters, as well as for being the set of the famous Mama Mia film, Skopelos is a wondrous destination to explore — and don’t forget to visit the surrounding 24 islands.

Turkey

If you haven’t sailed in Turkish waters, then the southern coast is the perfect place to start. With beautiful turquoise waters and peaceful bays, the Carian Coast is exactly what you’ll need for a spectacular yacht charter holiday.

Experience a memorable sailing trip, as the long summer temperatures welcome you warmly to explore its coastline. Bodrum and Marmaris will await your visit and its history will astound you.

Showcasing ancient ruins, the Carian Coast is the ideal destination for those who wish to combine culture with natural beauty. Visiting Turkey will be an adventure for your senses as amazing food, ranging from freshly caught seafood and homemade kebabs, will have you wishing that you had a longer stay.

From exploring the Gulf of Gokova, where you will find the ancient city of Idyma, sailing across the Dacta Peninsula or roaming along the Lycian coast, where you will find some of the most exquisite coastlines in the Mediterranean, Turkey is one of our favourite destinations for an incredibly memorable yacht charter holiday.

Italy

Unsurprisingly in our list of destinations for your ideal yacht charter holiday, Italy has exquisite locations that are perfect for sailing and exploring.

Why not start from Sicily, taking in the beautiful scenery, and sail to the Aeolian Islands, where rugged landscapes and a UNESCO listing make it a very special location.

For a more thrilling exploration, sail amongst the Sicilian volcanoes and witness the natural beauty of Sicily — whilst you’re in the area, visit the Egadi Islands, which is well-known for its diving and snorkelling.

Perhaps you’d like to sail along the Amalfi Coast instead, which is known as one of the most famous and charming coastlines in the world. Sail past the idyllic village of Positano when visiting this colourful corner of the Mediterranean and make sure to explore the glamorous town of Sorrento, before heading towards the island of Capri.

This entire coastline is UNESCO listed, which is perhaps why so many celebrities enjoy visiting the area. Overflowing with beauty and charm, Italy truly combines splendour with desirability, so why not hire a yacht and sail to these superb locations.

Spain

Offering beautiful sailing locations, those wanting a magical holiday on the waters of the Mediterranean can effortlessly do so by visiting the Balearic islands.

With ever-present sunshine and delightfully warm temperatures, the Balearic islands feature charmingly traditional villages and ports, as well as beautifully clear waters and sandy beaches.

Beginning from la Palma, head to Santi, which features beautiful white-sand beaches. Whilst here, head north to the charming villages of Cala D’Or and Porto Cristo for exploration.

Nearby, you will find the smaller, yet equally charming island of Menorca, which is perfect for those peaceful days.

You will notice something quite homely about the Balearic Islands, and perhaps this is to do with the array of traditional fishing harbours throughout the islands — from Fornells to Mahón, you will easily be enchanted.

Located nearby, you will find the popular island of Ibiza. From the sensational nightlife to quiet coves, this highly-renowned island can be enjoyed by everyone. With glamorous harbours and exquisite sceneries, taking a yacht charter holiday in this part of Spain will truly be a memorable experience.

Wherever you choose to visit in the Mediterranean, make sure that you are prepared, because you will quickly be enamoured and leaving will most definitely be a challenging task.