The Best Sailing Destinations in the Mesmerising Mediterranean

The Mediterranean’s shoreline is shared by 23 countries, teeming with islands and beautiful landscapes to enjoy. It is one of Europe’s top sailing destinations and it is easy to see why! Such a large and diverse array of peninsulas, inlets, bays, and islands will not be found anywhere else in the world!

The islands of the Mediterranean, from Split to Skopelos, Gocek to Majorca and Porquerolles to Mykonos, each have their own unique landscapes, historical treasures and cultural traditions. You could spend a lifetime sailing across the nearly intimate archipelagos of the Mediterranean and not visit them all! On your Mediterranean yacht charter, experience the beauty of this unique and charming coast.

In this blog, the GlobeSailor team have listed our favourite sailing destinations for a Mediterranean yacht charter, that we highly recommend that you visit on your next sailing holiday!

Our Favourite Sailing Spots in the Mediterranean

1. The Dalmatian Coast, Croatia

Nestled in the sparkling waters of the Adriatic Sea, the northernmost arm of the Mediterranean Sea, Dalmatia is a sailing paradise for those seeking sun-soaked beaches, historic charm, and vibrant local culture. Before setting sail from Split, roam the ancient corridors of Diocletian’s Palace, a living testament to the region’s rich history.  Hoist your sails for the glamorous island of Hvar, inviting you to revel in its lavish nightlife and bask in the scent of lavender fields.

Escape to the tranquil island of Vis, a secluded haven with untouched beauty. For history enthusiasts, charter a yacht from Trogir, a UNESCO-listed town.

Explore the serene island of Solta, a hidden gem off the beaten path. With its olive groves, vineyards, and charming villages, a yacht charter in Solta is an authentic Dalmatian experience.

2. The Balearic Islands, Spain

There is something for everyone to enjoy in the Balearic Islands, whether you are exploring natural landscapes, enjoying fresh seafood or discovering tranquil fishing villages and small cobblestone alleys. Sail to Majorca and discover its historical treasures, such as the Gothic cathedral La Seu and the Almudaina Palace. Explore the Serra de Tramuntana mountains, which form a third of the island. A yacht charter in Majorca is the best way to take in the magnificent mountainous views from the sea!

Discover Espalmador and Formentera, tranquil havens characterised by beaches of fine white sand, turquoise waters, and unspoiled nature. An Ibiza yacht charter can be more than a party holiday, the place is adorned with charming corners, such as the Cala Comte beach, the fortress town of Ibiza itself and the breathtaking views of the sunset from Es Vedra.

You will not regret choosing a yacht charter in the Balearics!

3. The Turkish Riviera, Turkey

The Turkish Riviera is a sailing paradise with an abundance of sheltered anchorages, islands, protected coves and crystal-clear waters. The historical shoreline is lined with pine trees and pristine beaches with glistening golden sands. Sail from Göcek, a largely unspoiled area with spectacular mountains and pine-covered slopes, an idyllic setting for a sailing trip.

Fethiye is another ideal place to begin your yacht charter holiday, exploring secluded bays, idyllic sights, ancient history and glorious nature. Do not miss the “capital” of the Turquoise Coast, Antalya and the charming old quarter surrounding its Roman harbour.

Charter a yacht in Turkey for a unique summer sailing experience!

4. The Hyères Islands, France

Embark on a yacht charter in the Hyères islands, true gems of the Mediterranean, in the Var region of southeastern France. Nicknamed the golden islands; Porquerolles, Port-Cros and Le Levant have it all! The islands boast maquis shrublands, pine forests, secluded coves and immaculate white sandy beaches. Lagoons brim with migratory birds and car-free trails await in the paradise land of Porquerolles.

Sail to Port-Cros, one of the ten national parks of France, a natural haven with intact biodiversity. It is also Europe’s oldest maritime park!

Le Levant has an abundance of vegetation, with some of the most exquisite strawberry trees in all of Mediterranean Europe.

Discover hidden gems on your next sailing holiday in the Hyères!

5. The Cyclades, Greece

The Cyclades, created by the geological changes in the Mediterranean millions of years ago, have formed some of the most beautiful islands in the world! A sailing holiday here is an experience of a lifetime with its stunning sandy beaches, white and blue architecture and secluded landscapes. A yacht charter in the Cyclades is an immersion in folk music, a traditional lifestyle and kind, welcoming locals.

Charter a yacht from Mykonos, offering soft sandy beaches, crystalline waters, whitewashed narrow streets and vibrant doors and balconies. Sail for Santorini, for more white-washed buildings on cliff edges and amazing sunsets, a gem of the Cyclades.

Charter a Yacht in the Mediterranean!

The Mediterranean stands out as a top destination for sailing enthusiasts with unparalleled natural beauty, rich history and diverse culture across its myriad of islands. From the ancient corridors of Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast to the vibrant atmosphere of Spain’s Balearic Islands, the serene charm of the Turkish Riviera, the natural splendor of France’s Hyères Islands, and the idyllic allure of Greece’s Cyclades, the Mediterranean is the perfect destination for your next yacht charter holiday!