Taking a holiday in the Mediterranean during the summer can be a wild experience packed with events, adventure…and other people.
Stay ahead of the crowds and make efficient use of your time by choosing a luxury yacht charter: Not only is your luxury yacht your transport, it’s also your accommodation, and your Captain can cruise through the night so that you leave your worries behind and wake up to the crystal clear waters of the Dalmatian Coast or an enchanting island of Greece.
Each luxury yacht comes with a highly trained crew and an expert onboard chef able to cater to all the dietary requirements in your group. The amenities on board might include a Jacuzzi, a main deck Master suite or spa facilities such as a sauna and steam room. In addition, some motor yachts and sailing yachts have status as a PADI Certified Dive Centre and/or an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre, giving your group the chance to learn to Scuba dive or jet-ski and leave your holiday with a new skill.
To help you decide on where to go for a motor yacht or sailing yacht charter, here is a list of some of the most popular sites of the Eastern Mediterranean and what they have to offer.
Venice sits on the border between the Eastern and Western Mediterranean within the marvellous Adriatic Sea, and while this unusual city is renowned for its annual carnival, few visitors are prepared for how much there is on offer: Visit the Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Cathedral by gondola and see the shops and houses from the waterways as they were meant to be seen.
There are many beautiful gardens and parks nearby on Le Vignole and Sant’Erasmo and you can come and go as you please with your luxury yacht. For an uncommon souvenir or present for someone back home, the Murano glass made in the Murano and Burano districts can be made right before you in the workshops.
Dalmatian Coast & Montenegro
Croatia and Montenegro are dazzling destinations for a luxury yacht charter, where the pristine waters are home to dolphins, loggerhead turtles and manta rays. Whether your party is looking for a full week of art and culture, culinary tours, water sports or simply to make full use of the sunbeds on board, the Dalmatian Coast will satisfy everyone with its wealth of options. Electronic music festivals take place at Pula and on Split, and your group can dive in or head to the farthest islands for a private paradise all to yourselves.
Walk through the ruins of one of the world’s most influential ancient civilisations on a luxury yacht charter through Greece. The Ionian Islands, Cyclades, Dodecanese and Sporades each have their own unique attractions in addition to stunning beaches set beside clear blue waters. The shallow beaches and excellent visibility in the water make this an ideal location to learn how to Scuba dive, Jet Ski or sail, and in the evenings your group can dine on authentic island cuisine made from fresh local ingredients handpicked from the farmers’ markets.
The Turkish Riviera is also aptly named the Turquoise Coast and has retained influences from the times when its coastal cities were under Greek and even Roman control. Bask in the sunshine and savour every moment in your Jacuzzi as you cruise by white cliffs on a journey to towering tombs carved within the stone and the waters surrounding cities like Bodrum are replete with wreck and cave dives.
Article written by Rachael Steele / CharterWorld.com