Corona fatigue has well and truly taken a toll on the world, as we got used to being cooped up in our homes for weeks on end, many surely dreamed of escaping. Are you looking for an unforgettable post corona sailing holiday in crystal blue calm waters?
Countries are opening up and with that their tourism ministries are now focusing on how to re-open with the most effective health considerations and guidelines in place to minimize the risk of infection. So it stands to reason that sailing on a yacht is one way to maintain social distancing, but also experience the wonders of this region.
The incredibly picturesque and idyllic scenery of the Mediterranean center attracts a large number of sail yachts all year round and promises them a unique holiday in the splendor of nature. Here you will find 10 of the best sailing destinations in the Mediterranean Sea:
1. Croatia Islands as well as Montenegro
Croatia has great sailing charters and places to highlight the seacoasts. The three largest island complexes in Croatia and located at Northern Coast, North Dalmatia, Central, and South Dalmatia. Simultaneously, Croatian island complexes are also ideal for adventure seekers, because the constant differentiation of the landscape triggers discovering hidden stones or activities for historical remnants. It can be perfectly combined with a cruise in the Bay of Kotor. Croatia is waiting for us to experience these different cultures and unique sail cruising.
2. The French Riviera aka Cote d’Azur
With its stone houses, narrow streets, fascinating beaches, delicious food, and a unique Mediterranean view, the French Riviera deserves the name Cote d’Azur, meaning “sky blue shores”. Based on Marseille, you can explore this unique route to Monaco through St. Tropez, Cannes, Nice, and unique Mediterranean towns.
3. Balearic Islands
Eleven island complexes in Spain called the Balearic Islands, a famous center known to yachts and visitors for the four largest islands in the Mediterranean: Ibiza, Formentera, Mallorca, and Menorca. The ultimate nightlife, natural beauty, and a variety of holiday options, all promise an unforgettable sailing experience also most talked about places in the world!
4. Amalfi Coast
Italy’s popular summer destination, Amalfi Coast, The strip along the Amalfi Coast and the Bay of Naples is, one of the most beautiful coastlines in Italy. The small places that are perpendicular to the sea, the colorful majolica tiles, the domes of the churches decorated with lemon groves are perfect for exploring by the sea. The picturesque rocky green landscape is combined with historic ruins, a cosmopolitan lifestyle, and delicious cuisine.
5. Turkey’s Turquoise Coast
At the gathering point of West and East, the Turkish coastline offers spectacular natural grandeur that combines rocky green and blue landscapes. The holiday turquoise beach, also known as the Turkish Riviera, it is ideal for summer months, although it is always very busy during the high season. However, this 1000-mile coastline creates a dream for every sailor who has the opportunity to experience an unforgettable holiday.
6. Ionian Islands
We must admit that the magnificent, picturesque view of the Ionian Islands may be the reason why this complex is considered the most visited island in the Mediterranean. Along with the contradictory landscape, although complementary, nature elements promise a complete sailing experience: nature and hidden gems like bays and marinas, unforgettable cosmopolitan nightlife, breathtaking sunset views, relaxing sensations, delicious seafood, and many more.
7. Sicily and the Aeolian Islands
Sicily is an island that captures its visitors with its history and nature. It is intense, mysterious, and breathtaking, volcanic mountains, and endless coastline. Exploring the islands of Sicily and Aeolian, traveling back in time, and immersing yourself in a legendary landscape. A tour to the Aeolian Islands (Vulcano, Lipari, Salina, Stromboli) can easily be combined with a tour to the Sicilian beauties. Of course, you can find the best fresh Italian food that you can find in the Aeolian Islands which is fresh pasta and fish.
Sardinia, the second-largest island in the Western Mediterranean, it has a great natural splendor and well-organized yachting charters to have the necessary natural facilities to host sailors. One of the features that make Sardinia this unique is the sailing routes, one more beautiful than the other around it: Sicily, Aeolian Islands, Palma de Mallorca…Porto Cervo and Costa Smeralda are recommended as the two most attractive places in Sardinia, especially in summer, when reservations become more difficult and expensive.
Malta, is one of the hottest summer sailing destinations in the Mediterranean, which seems to be a recommended option for yachters, seeking beautiful places and adventurous experiences. While Malta is a less crowded destination, it offers a variety of activities, such as scuba diving or the exploration of its rich history, while also promises fascinating sandy and rocky beaches with crystal clear waters on the Gozo islands, as well as the coastline. The time will fly while you sail restfully in Malta. Better visit Malta in the spring or early fall, because summer is always very hot due to the island’s geographical location close enough to Africa.
Corsica, located in the southeast of France, and it is located in the center of the Mediterranean between France and Italy. While legally part of France, the island also has an Italian culture. Corsica has everything the eye might want to see. Corsica, a picturesque island that has fascinated people for centuries, remains one of the most visited places in the Mediterranean. However, unlike fearless sailors who embrace unpredictable when they sail the enchanting shores of this island every time, today’s seafarer needs proper planning. The ports of Bonifacio and Calvi are joint with a romantic atmosphere that comes from the old city of Corsica.
Thank you for taking the time to read this short highlight review of the incredible Mediterranean region, I will endeavor to do a deep dive into each of the 10 showcased island areas, within the coming weeks. BTW this is in this blog "It's all a bit Crypto" which has an alternate meaning to being about Cryptocurrencies but rather more about deciphering lifestyle, sharing alternative perspectives about traveling the world, sailing, life and beyond the big city rat race that so many people embrace as their accepted normal.
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