Best Mediterranean sailing destinations
Sailing in the Mediterranean is always a great experience. Turquoise blue water, cobalt and azure, a dazzling sun, trees always green and often some ruins of a distant time. That’s what awaits you on your next Mediterranean cruise! Greece, Spain, Croatia … these destinations will offer you the best sailing routes in the Mediterranean.
The Mediterranean climate is warm and sunny in summer and mild in winter, so you can sail from spring to autumn. According to your desires, you can sail in the Mediterranean without crew, with crew, in the cabin or accompanied by a professional skipper.
Which of our 5 Mediterranean dream destinations will you choose for your next cruise?
THE BALEARIC ISLANDS
We always think about Ibiza as the world capital of festivals, and we almost forget that the existence of Balearic islands dates back to ancient Greek and Phoenician civilizations and that many vestiges of this era are still visible today. On Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, and Formentera, there are many vineyards and serene life in the middle of these ancient cities. Sail in the Balearic Islands to access more than 360 sandy beaches, and many mysterious caves, including the famous “Drach Caves” in Mallorca with its underground lakes, a must stop in your cruise itinerary to the Balearic Islands. The Maritime and Land National Park of the Cabrera Archipelago is also stunning with hundreds of birds, and its waters that are home to dolphins, whales, and other marine animals. The Balearic Islands are an unexpected communion with nature.
The cradle of our civilization, Greece is full of ancient ruins and offers you postcard landscapes: villages with white houses that are reflected in the turquoise water and an eternally blue sky. An ideal destination for sailing in the Mediterranean. There are 2,000 Greek islands, perfect for a sailing itinerary full of discoveries. You prefer rather calm navigation? You can enjoy the continental coast, the Ionian Islands or the Saronic Gulf. For experienced sailors, try the thrilling adventure of sailing around the Aegean Islands. The famous Meltemi will spice up your holidays! And if you are curious, but you don`t have the necessary knowledge, remember, skippers are there to assist you!
The Croatian archipelago and its 1200 islands make Croatia one of the most beautiful destinations for sailing in the Mediterranean. Similar to Greece, Croatia is a discreet country that is gaining more and more affection in the hearts of sailors around the world. Discover the impressive and authentic landscapes of a Dalmatia with the air of Provence as well as a typically Mediterranean culture of several millennia. Head for the cities of Split, with its Diocletian palace, and Dubrovnik (“the Pearl of the Adriatic”), location of the Game of Thrones series. Discover Europe’s oldest film festival in Pula, the posh island of Hvar, the Kornati Marine Park and its 150 islands, or the Krka National Park and the famous Skradin Falls. Between the presence of the Jugo, Bura, and Maestral, you will not have trouble inflating the sails in Croatia.
With 300 km of jagged coastline, Montenegro is becoming a destination increasingly sought after by all sailors who want to go further in the discovery of the Adriatic coast. Located just south of Croatia, Montenegro is less stormed by tourists than the neighboring countries. Kotor is at the heart of the largest Southern European fjord, spectacular and captivating. With mountains hemmed with forests that seem to literally fall into the sea, sailing in the Mediterranean has never been so exciting! And you also have sandy beaches, uninhabited islands and deserted coves that are the charm of Montenegro, as well as the kindness of its inhabitants. The sailing conditions in Montenegro are fantastic for all sailors because the weather is stable with a light breeze in summer.
The archipelago of Malta is famous for its many diving and snorkeling spots. Sailing in the Mediterranean from Malta means exploring 7000 years of history, swimming in the incredible blue lagoons and enjoying the delicious local cuisine. The archipelago is composed of three main islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino, and smaller uninhabited islands. Ta’Xbiex, in the immediate vicinity of Valletta, is an ideal starting point to visit the bastions of the city, but also the old fortified city of Mdina with its labyrinth of streets, the Catacombs of Saint-Paul or even the Domvs Romana in Rabat. The saside is paradise! Sail to Comino to see the turquoise waters of the Blue Lagoon, dive into Gozo’s iconic Blue Grotto, at the foot of Fungus Rock, or in the many wrecks colonized by the aquatic fauna, some of which are just a few meters from the sea.
The sailing conditions in Malta are light, with many anchorages and bays sheltered from harsh winds.