Summer sensations in the Eastern Mediterranean by luxury yacht charter
By Trina Howes on January 25, 2021 in Croatia, Cruises and Boat Trips, Eastern Europe, Europe, Greece, Middle East, Regions, Specialty Travel, Turkey, Western Europe
Celebrate a summer of freedom in the Eastern Mediterranean and sail wherever you want on a luxury yacht charter, one of the safest ways to take a break away from home while maintaining social distancing. Wonderful luxury on board means you can spend all your time on board, in the water or at a remote anchorage, while provisions can be left at the dock so your crew never comes in contact with anyone. down.
Pre-testing will ensure everyone on board is virus-free before heading to low-danger destinations, and for the more cautious, you can spend every day among nature’s wonders without ever being in town. The Eastern Mediterranean is full of islands with scattered ruins and picturesque beaches, providing a fulfilling vacation where attention is paid to the destination and time well spent with family and friends.
Sailboats perform well in the winds of the eastern Mediterranean, especially among the Saronic Islands close to Athens. Catamarans are among the most popular as they are sized for family and friends groups and have a large collection of water toys for their price range. Their shallow draft also means they can approach shallow coves to escape the crowds and enjoy some privacy and tranquility, often with a sandy beach accessible by tender or even a short swim.
Add a little more Eastern Mediterranean culture to your yacht charter and choose a luxury gulet – a traditional wooden sailboat built in Turkey. Amenities and interiors on board range from traditional to contemporary, with a growing number of deck hot tubs and a large selection of water toys designed for the area’s anchorages.
Superyachts and even mega yachts are available for those who want to spare no expense, taking the party with them wherever they travel.
The opulent city of Venice is for many the first or last stop on an Eastern Mediterranean itinerary, and it is packed with cultural wonders to amaze visitors of all ages. A whirlwind tour of the most famous sites would take you to the Grand Canal, the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica, however, there are plenty of museums and art galleries, and the districts of Murano and Burano overlooking the opportunity to pick up a memorable souvenir.
Across the sea, Istria is a place of picturesque beauty – a place where ancient Greek and Roman influences give a unique character to this part of the Croatian coast. Poreč offers an awe-inspiring sight as you cruise around the harbor, and the Euphrasian Basilica is a highlight of a visit, with impressive scuba diving sites offering something for all levels of experience. Warm up on one of the stunning white sand beaches or rest aboard your luxury yacht while your captain cruises the beautiful Dalmatian coast.
Kornati National Park is renowned for its natural appeal and as a location for water sports: find a quiet anchorage among the many coves and dine on the beach as the sun sets, or enjoy cocktails and chat on your patio under a sky. clean and clear nighttime.
The Lastovo Archipelago Natural Park offers breathtaking panoramas close to some of the most famous islands: Vis, Brac and Hvar offer between them an eclectic mix of summer parties and music festivals, and peaceful seaside hamlets bordering a glassy blue sea. Dubrovnik is an exceptional city even considering the other offerings of the Eastern Mediterranean. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has a lot to see right by the harbor, with museums, galleries and churches all within walking distance.
Greece’s charter grounds are vast, and it would be possible to sail for a month and never see everything. The groups from the Ionian Islands, Cyclades and Dodecanese are the best known, however, sailors will revel in the winds of the Saronic Islands, and the Aegean Sea and Sporades offer a calmer and slower pace of life than their southern counterparts. .
Santorini’s whitewashed houses with blue roofs are one of the best-known sights in the Cyclades, as are the windmills along the shore. Spend the day wandering the cobbled streets, shopping and soaking up the atmosphere before a night out tasting ouzo at one of the taverns. From here, other popular destinations such as Mykonos, Naxos and Paros can easily be incorporated into a weeklong itinerary for the best sites, beaches and water sports to make your vacation or other special occasion a complete success. .
Turkey is less well known as a charter destination in the Eastern Mediterranean but has a well established industry ranging from luxury yachts for large weddings and other special occasions to compact ships ideal for couples or a family of four. The ‘Turquoise Coast’ is aptly named and the clear, shallow, warm water will feel like a swim, tempting everyone for a paddle or a snorkel to see some of the amazing species around the reefs. Whale sharks, turtles and rays glide through the area, and Fethiye is one of the best places to view this incredible natural world. Discover the beautiful beaches around Marmaris, shopping and culture in Bodrum where the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus still stands, one of the wonders of the ancient world.
Choose the Eastern Mediterranean for a luxury yacht charter in 2021 and enjoy the freedom of an itinerary offering versatility as well as a plethora of options to suit all interests of your group.
Trina Howes is Director of CharterWorld America. CharterWorld is a luxury private yacht charter company that creates exceptional vacations with great yachts at incredible prices – all over the world.
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