Consult a selection of the best holiday destinations in the Mediterranean this summer, for a luxury stay aboard a yacht for charter. Wherever you are – Greece, Croatia, Italy, Balearic Islands – your specialist for luxury crewed yacht charter holidays will find the boat that meets your expectations in the destination of your dreams.
The Mediterranean offers an incredible diversity of sailing areas, where it would be easy to spend years exploring the different regions, their gastronomy, landscapes and all the cultural richness. Here is a short introduction to each destination we have been lucky enough to discover and that we particularly like.
Our regular clients have already booked their yacht stay for this summer and we advise you to contact us now, if you don’t want to miss the boat you want. After making initial contact, they will provide you with a selection of boats that best meet your expectations and will take care of every aspect of your dream holiday afloat.
The Ionian Islands in Greece
The tranquil waters and islands of the Ionian Sea, stretching along the west coast of the mainland, are full of history and beauty. The Ionian Islands are a beautiful destination for a luxury sailing holiday, appreciated by those who prefer to sail in areas with more predictable winds. The five Ionian Islands each have their own type of landscape and history – from Corfu in the north to Zakynthos in the south.
These islands will pleasantly surprise those accustomed to the austere waters of the Aegean Sea. The Ionian Islands are lush green, with mountains covered with pine, cypress and olive trees. As for the clear, turquoise waters surrounding them, they drift in shades towards a deep azure blue.
The Adriatic coast between Split and Dubrovnik in Croatia
Croatia has a particularly picturesque coastline, pristine islands, charming seaside villages and crystal clear waters that offer a wide variety of private cruise itineraries between Split, Hvar, Korcula and Dubrovnik. Whether you decide to focus your holiday on relaxation or water sports, discover ancient ruins, or indulge in gastronomic specialties, your sailing or motor yacht charter allows you to make the most of the wonders of this breathtaking region.
The Dalmatian islands abound with historic villages, where winding cobbled streets lead to medieval squares, dotted with authentic bars and restaurants, as well as shops selling lace, handicrafts, soap, wine and many regional specialities. Whether you’re on board your boat, in the middle of a quiet anchorage, or in a coastal village steeped in history, each souvenir photo is sure to be a perfect postcard.
The Amalfi Coast in Italy
The Amalfi Coast is renowned for its unique beauty. The winding roads that undulate along the rocky cliffs reveal a glimpse of charming little villages, secluded bays and inlets, all overlooking the clear blue sea. Lush Mediterranean vegetation covers the surrounding cliffs and hills. This trip leads to the famous cities of Positano, Amalfi and Ravello, while off the coast, the beautiful islands of Capri and the lesser known Ischia also await you.
Corsica and Sardinia
Wild and solitary, Corsica is a true paradise for pleasure boating. The Isle of Beauty has the most pleasant sailing areas in the western Mediterranean and has something to offer everyone – beautiful beaches, diving websites, cultural heritage, hiking trails and everything you need for an epicurean holiday. Strategically located between the French Riviera, Sardinia and Tuscany, Corsica has brought together the best of its neighbouring influences to form its own unique culture.
Sardinia is a foretaste of Italy in the middle of an emerald green sea. Situated only 20km south of Corsica, your sailing itinerary in Sardinia promises a stay amidst sumptuous landscapes, crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches, a pink granite coastline, protected bays and anchorages. Slightly smaller than Sicily and three times larger than Corsica, Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean. It attracts yachting and jet-setting enthusiasts from May to September.
The Balearic Islands in Spain
Sardinia is also home to the many islands of the La Maddalena archipelago – one of Italy’s best-kept secrets. Intact and charming, the islands are a sailing paradise for yachtsmen. With more than sixty islands, islets and rocks, there are many beautiful beaches with sparkling blue and turquoise waters.
The Balearic Islands in Spain
Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera are paradises for yachtsmen, superyachts and luxury yacht holiday customers. Situated to the east of the mainland, the Balearic Islands are becoming one of the most popular destinations in the Mediterranean for luxury yacht charter and yachts of PRESTIGE . This is no surprise given the year-round sunshine, the azure waters, the diversity of landscapes and the warm welcome. Cruising the islands from your own boat with crew is the best way to truly enjoy your holiday and discover so many peaceful anchorages and hidden coves, only accessible by boat.
Each island has its own characteristics and despite growing popularity, most of the area remains untouched. There is something for everyone. Ibiza, which is known as the island of festivities par excellence, also has a cultural heart, while Mallorca, outside Palma, is home to villagers who continue to maintain a cultural heritage and traditions, in pretty villages set in hills. The Balearic Islands are known for its beautiful beaches with many coves to explore, a lively calendar of events and festivals and its world-famous sapphire diving websites.
Sicily and the Aeolian Islands
Italy’s largest island has been invaded many times over the centuries by Greeks, Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Normans and Spaniards. Each of its occupants left a trace of their cultural influence, forming today the distinctive personality of Sicily, as does its Arab-Norman architecture, which dates back to the Middle Ages. Travelling to Sicily is a fascinating experience.
Rising from the waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, some 15 km from the Sicilian coast, the Aeolian Islands – Lipari, Salina, Stromboli, Vulcano, Panarea, Filicudi and Alicudi – are not only black beaches with volcanic soil, but also brightly lit. They all have what you need for an unforgettable luxury cruise.