Chartering a yacht in the Mediterranean – our favorite places to sail on a Mediterranean yacht charter

The Mediterranean is full of some of the world’s most beautiful countries and islands, all of which make the perfect places to visit on a yacht charter holiday.

9th Apr 2019

Take a look at our top places to visit when considering a sailing holiday in the Med and plan your next adventure now!

Amalfi Coast, Italy


With bases located on both the Atlantic and Mediterranean Oceans, the wonderfully vast landscapes and glorious, glamorous scenery make a yacht charter to France one of the most exciting experiences any sailor could have.

South, enjoy the glitz and glamor of the French Riviera, where the local charm and opulent lifestyles make for a breathtaking experience. Head to the Cote d’Azur where you’ll find yourself mixing with the rich and famous at our bases in the cosmopolitan towns of Nice, Cannes and St. Tropez and the fashionable city of Marseille and where you can discover the Golden Isles of Porquerolles off the coast of Toulon.

Porquerolles, Hyères

Choose a yacht charter in western France where you’ll sail off the coast of Brittany, famous for its picture perfect pink granite coast and jade coloured seas that will shimmer as your yacht slides majestically over the waves. From here, venture along the Emerald Coast and visit St Malo, a very popular choice for sailors looking for something a bit unique and where sailing conditions are fabulous and the Channel Islands are within easy reach. For avid bird watchers and historians, explore Bréhat’s archipelago, and the Gulf of Morbihan’s 42 islands where you’ll see cute little puffins and an abundance of historical sites and be within a short distance of La Rochelle.

Finally, opt for a yacht charter from our base in Corsica, a stunning sailing ground, home to some of the best snorkelling locations in France. Explore its underwater caves, quaint fishing villages and pretty hillside towns and sample some of the best food in the Med at some of the island’s most delicious restaurants.

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With over 10,000 miles of stunning coastline, Greece is a sailor’s paradise and offers up some of the most wonderful sailing conditions between May and October, making it a popular location for a sailing holiday in the Mediterranean. With bases on The Cyclades, Ionian, Saronic, Sporades and Dodecanese islands you’ll be spoilt for choice when planning a yacht charter to Greece.

Experienced sailors will enjoy summer sailing in the Cyclades, where July and August bring the Meltemi winds and where the blue domes and white washed houses of Mykonos and Santorini are popular. The Saronic Islands are great for exploring from mainland Athens and offer sailors calm waters that make for ideal sailing and snorkelling and are full of picture-perfect bays and coves, perfect for a day’s mooring.

Aegina Island, Saronics, Greece

Sail to the Old Town of Rhodes and visit the magnificent byzantine architecture, and enjoy delicious shrimp on the colorful island of Symi on a yacht charter in the Dodecanese, located close to the Turkish coastline, or enjoy the gentle seas surrounding the Ionian Islands, where you can visit Corfu, Kefalonia and Zante. The beautifully warm climate makes for the ideal location to grow plump olives in a sea of endless groves that showcase the Med in all of its fabulous glory.

Film lovers can enjoy a touch of the familiar on a sailing holiday to the Sporades, where the island of Skopelos is famous for the film setting for blockbuster Mamma Mia and where you’ll find verdant flora and fauna and dazzling, turquoise seas on the island of Skiathos. Finally, you can opt to enjoy a yacht charter from a base in Lefkas or Preveza, where you can visit the islands of Paxos and the village of Sivota.

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A literal world in one country, Italy is a wonderful location to discover on a yacht charter holiday. In the north, explore the landscapes of Venice located on the coast of the Adriatic Sea and where the labyrinthine waterways that weave through the world’s most romantic city enable sailors to see some of the most spectacular Renaissance architecture at the famous Piazza San Marco, where for the first time ever, we recommend swapping one of our yachts for something a little smaller so that you can discover the Grand Canal!

Embark on a yacht charter from Tuscany and visit some of the Tuscan Riviera’s most spectacular gems, including the island of Elba where you’ll find quiet anchorages and can enjoy a day at the tranquil setting of Costa dei Gabbiani, an idyllic stretch of sand surrounded by pretty coves and magnificent cliffs. On the mainland, sail from Viareggio where you can visit the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa or head to the Livorno province if you want to spread your sails further and visit the French island of Corsica.


Head to southern Italy and discover the beautiful coastline of Naples, popular with couples in search of picture-perfect romance. Head to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Pompeii, decimated by tons of lava from Mount Vesuvius and spend a day in Sorrento, where you can enjoy a traditional Italian lunch looking out over the Bay of Naples. Adventure seekers should spend the day on the island of Capri, where you can anchor off one of the beautiful coves and try a spot of cliff diving into the cobalt sea.

The islands of Sicily and Sardinia are ideal places to discover on a yacht charter to Italy, where you can choose from sailing either the Ionian and Tyrrhenian Seas. Enjoy the famous mistral winds when you sail the Costa Smeralda in Sardinia and enjoy a day of R&R on one of the island’s most beautiful beaches, Cala Domestica, with its Instagram ready backdrop. In Sicily, the largest of the Mediterranean Islands, enjoy long passages and deep water anchorages, perfect for sailing, and visit Taormina where you can see Mount Etna from afar, or head to Palermo where you can enjoy some mouth-watering Sicilian cuisine.

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Located in the northern Mediterranean in the Adriatic Sea, a yacht charter in Croatia is a popular sailing option with us here at LateSail thanks to its varied coastline and multitude of beautiful islands to explore and each of our four bases in Croatia are perfectly located making it easy for sailors to explore some of the country’s most spectacular locations.

Croatia’s most famous town, Dubrovnik, is a popular choice for sailors looking to discover a bit of Renaissance history while exploring the wonderful nearby islands and villages that are easily accessible from our bases. The National Park island of Mijet is home to a number of pretty, sheltered anchorages to moor at and the island of Korcula is full of intrigue, perfect for a day of swimming and relaxing. Set sail on a yacht charter from Split and stop off at the glorious islet of Primošten, full of beautiful sandy beaches and Instagram ready scenery or visit historical Sibenik, an ideal location for a spot of swimming and snorkelling. Sail up towards Skradin and head to the breathtaking Krka National Park and discover the small island of Šolta, full of spectacular beaches and the Krknjaši Blue Lagoon.

Krka National Park, Croatia

Head slightly further north of Split and charter a yacht from our base in Zadar, the ideal location to explore the stunning Kornati Islands, where you can anchor for the day at one of the National Park’s quaint coves and enjoy the clear waters, perfect from swimming and snorkelling. To the north of Croatia you can enjoy a yacht charter from Pula where you’ll discover the beautiful Istrian Peninsula where you can enjoy the shimmering azure seas, multitude of serene bays and coves and an abundance of history and intrigue. Our favourite places to visit here are Losinj and the islands of Rab and Ist.

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