The Most Beautiful Sailing Destinations in the Mediterranean

To rent a boat and sail
the shores of Europe has always had a special place on most wish lists. On any
sailor’s wish list at least. From Balearic Islands to beautiful Ionian islands
in Greece, much of which is certainly worth seeing from a slightly different
perspective. GlobeSailor brings you a list of the most beautiful coastlines in the
Med that are definitely worth a visit.

Ionian Islands, Greece


The right place to start exploring the Greek
coast. Start from Corfu or Lefkada, smooth cruising around all seven major
islands. Expect harbours filled with colourful fishing boats, mosaic like
villages made out of white houses and beautiful beaches. There are many
unspoiled creeks which can be reached only by boat!

The Dalmatian Coast – Croatia


What to say about the Dalmatian coast except
that it’s beautiful. The true Mediterranean as it once was. Beautiful seascape
and landscape, along with the traditional way of life is something that will
make you fall in love with Croatia. Croatia’s 1246 islands make it one of the
top destinations for sailing, and certainly the most beautiful ones are the hidden
coves far from everyone and everything. Enjoy the local food prepared by
following the ancient recipes at so called “konoba’s”.  These traditional restaurants that will serve
you delicious traditional food and will also offer you free buoys for mooring.
Ancient cities along the coast are just stunning, so it is no surprise that the
HBO chose Dubrovnik as a main filming location to represent King’s Landing in
their Game of Thrones series.  Lucas
Films will be shooting their new Star Wars episode here as well.

Sporades Islands, Greece


Another group of islands in Greece is on this
list because it simply deserves to be here. These islands are located in the
eastern coast of Greece. Exactly eleven islands, rich in greenery and forests
where life is still lived in a very traditional way.

French Riviera


The shining south of France is still one of the
most beautiful coastlines in Europe, if not the world. The best time to visit
it is in the spring and in September when the crowds let appear lovely Provencal
streets and beaches at the feet of the Alps. Your adventure can start with
celebrity spotting in Saint-Tropez, dock your boat and discover the old town, enjoy
famous French food, visit the market, the Citadel and much more! Continue to
Cannes and Monaco. Or head the other way and discover Porquerolles.

Coast with Naples, Capri and Amalfi, Italy


This is definitely the most unique coastline in
Europe. Sunshine, beautiful and colourful cities, a handful of extraordinary food
and wine, and beautiful islands. Make sure to stop at the famous Capri,
volcanic Ischia and beautiful Positano. You can sail past the Vesuvius volcano
and even climb up to see the lava! Don’t forget to order one of the world’s
best pizza in Naples or Salerno!

Turquoise Coast – Turkey


The Turkish Riviera is famous for its ancient
cities, rocky coast and sunny villages. Here are the two of the Seven Wonders
of the Ancient World: The ruins of the Mausoleum of Maussollos in
Halicarnassus; and the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus. We strongly recommend to
stop along the traditional island of Leros. Enjoy many beautiful beaches to
swim or dive.

Balearic Islands, Spain


Although full of tourists, Balearic Islands are
still one of Europe’s most beautiful destinations for sailing. This group of
islands includes Ibiza, Majorca, Minorca and Formentera. Although this coast
world-famous for its parties, you will easily find an isolated bay during your yacht charter,
where you will be able to relax and enjoy peace at the beautiful blue sea.

Corsica, France


With more than 200 beaches, coastal resorts and
warm days, Corsica is one of the best-kept secrets of the western
Mediterranean. Not overcrowded with tourists, you can expect the traditional
way of life with a lot of peace and quiet. The coast is full of natural beaches
and hidden coves. Corsica offers also delicious traditional dishes and gourmet
delicacies such as cheese, local fish and wild boar

Cyclades, Greece


The most famous island group in the Aegean Sea comprises some of the most beautiful islands in the world! Gorgeous sandy beaches, architecture in white and blue, traditional lifestyle, folk music, warm, hospitable people and barren landscapes with isolated chapels turn a trip to the Cyclades into a lifetime experience.

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