The Best Sailing Destinations In The Mediterranean
Whether you want to start your sailing journey in the Greek Ionian Islands or discover the colourful towns along Italy's Amalfi Coast, sailing the Mediterranean is a unique experience.
Sailing the Mediterranean has a quiet and busy season, the sailing season runs from mid-April to late October, with the peak season being July and August. May, June, September and October are quieter months but the weather and weather temperature are still ideal for sailing and swimming.
In the western Mediterranean, the wind tends to be lighter, but Mistral and Tramontana winds can reach storm forces. The Adriatic sea can experience the Bora, a northerly packed wind, which can reach 40+ knots at very short notice and can blow for up to two days. In the Aegean, Cyclades and Sporades Meltemi winds can occur and last for several days.
The Balearic Islands are a must-see for all who sail the Mediterranean Sea. They are home to the widest variety of landscapes. Mallorca is one of the best spots in the Med and that position is very well-earned. It is home of an amazing juxtaposition of some of the best beaches you'll ever see, sheltered coves, Moorish and Roman remains and limestone mountains.
Italian Coastline & Sardinia, Sicily & the Amalfi Coast
Whether it's the colourful picturesque Amalfi coastline, or the volcanic island of Sicily. Italy's coastline has the Amalfi Coast, Aeolian Islands, Sicily and Sardinia. The Italian coastline has mediaeval villages, vertical cities, monuments and lots of villages and beaches to explore.
The French Riviera
The French Riviera is an area of coastline in the South of France that stretches 560 miles from the Italian border to Marseille. The French Riviera is one of the world's most luxurious sailing destinations, filled with history, culture, colourful buildings, turquoise oceans, sandy beaches, and vibrant resort towns.
The french island of Corsica is the best crossover between Italy and France. Dropping your anchor in one of these marinas will give you access to picturesque coastal towns, deep forests and beautiful mountains.
Ionian, Aegean and Dodecanese Islands, Greece
The 6,000 islands that make Greece's sovereign territory are a piece of paradise on Earth. Sail the Mediterranean Sea and drop anchor in this beautiful turquoise waters to enjoy island life at its best. Lefkada (Ionian islands) This Greek island is one of the best sailing destination(s) in the Mediterranean because of cliffs and turquoise waters. If you decide to disembark, you will fall in love with traditional villages like the ones in Nydri. If you like waters, nothing better than practising windsurfing at Vassiliki.
The Turkish Riviera is a 1,000 mile stretch of coastline, with green mountains, crystal clear waters, historic sites, and superb beaches. Turkey has always been high on sailing in the Mediterranean radar, with great sailing conditions, warm weather, world-class diving, and snorkelling.
Croatia has quickly become a go-to Mediterranean sailing destination, with over 1,000 islands, and a large coastline as well as natural wonders, historical sites, clear waters, perfect sunsets, and is filled with ample possibilities.
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