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Yacht charters in the Mediterranean: sailing yachts, motor boats, catamarans and superyachts, either bareboat or skippered, or even with an entire crew at your disposal. The Mediterranean is a yachting paradise due to its sheer size and incredible length of coastlines in various countries, from Italy to Spain, from Greece to France. Then there are the peaceful, lesser-known coasts of Montenegro, Slovenia, or the enchanting landscape of Malta; and countless archipelagos plus thousands of islands to explore in the Aegean Sea off Greece and Turkey. The Mediterranean has been ploughed by seafarers for millennia, whether for trade or exploration. Today, it makes a fantastic place for a holiday on board a sailing yacht or motor boat, revelling in utter freedom as you cruise from an anchorage to a little harbour, stop off to visit quaint villages and then set off again, sails unfurled. Its tranquil waters make it suitable for sailing almost all year round, and the region is known for its warm hospitality, delicious national cuisines, art and history.

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The Mediterranean offers a wealth of sailing options in tranquil waters, along its coastlines or even on the open sea. The Mar Nostrum, as the Romans dubbed it, is a paradise for a holiday on board a sailing yacht, catamaran or motor boat. Each of its nations is rich in history, art, great food and a variety of well-equipped harbours and marinas from where you can set sail, or stop over. But which are the most spectacular areas of the Mediterranean to experience the thrill of sailing?

  • Italy offers a fantastic range of choices for your seafaring vacation. With more than 8000 km of coastline, it's the ideal place for chartering a boat or a catamaran. First we should mention Sardinia, which holds its own against the Caribbean: Stintino, Alghero and the glamorous Costa Smeralda are among its top destinations. Back on the mainland, the Amalfi Coast is a firm favourite on the worldwide bucket list: its breathtakingly beautiful coastal landscapes and a special environmental protection framework have made it a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then there is Sicily, the island with infinite possibilities, stunning beaches, the rich history of its many past civilizations, and its tasty local cuisine. Last but not least, Tuscany: with a long sandy coast, particularly in the south, and its famous archipelago, which is suitable for families and undemanding cruises.
  • You can sail around Greece practically all year round, but watch out for the Meltemi wind, which can blow strong in summertime. The conformation of the Aegean Sea, scattered with thousands of islands, make it a yachter's paradise. Everyone can find the island to suit their tastes: from the crystalline sea that laps the Ionian islands, to the variety of the Cyclades (elegant Santorini, party mecca Mykonos), the more secluded Sporades and lastly the timeless beauty of the twelve islands in the Dodecanese (the most famous ones are Patmos, Leros, Kos and world heritage site Rhodes), which lie practically opposite the coast of Turkey.
  • France, with the Cote d'Azur, needs no introduction. From Cannes to Antibes, from Saint Raphael to Saint Tropez, it has always been the favourite luxury destination among the jet set. And, why not, you could even stop off in Marseille to visit its picturesque Old Port and Notre Dame. This coast is scattered with little bays, beaches and rocky cliffs; between them iconic, charming little villages provide the perfect backdrop for an amazing yacht holiday, perhaps on board a luxurious catamaran or a motor-powered superyacht.
  • Corsica: a magnificent island that is always windswept, wild and unspoilt in places, and complete with beautiful villages and chic resorts. On the north side is the famous “finger”, a yachting paradise; the west coast is rockier, sometimes impervious with gems such as Calvi and Porto; the east coast is calmer, and sandy as far as the magical Portovecchio. And finally, Bonifacio, with its notorious “mouths”, for adventure-seekers travelling by yacht or catamaran. And let’s not forget that Corsica makes an excellent starting point for visiting Sardinia or the coast of Tuscany, with a medium-length cruise for a yacht charter holiday with the focus firmly on sailing.
  • Spain’s Mediterranean coast is more than 1600 km long, and offers some awe-inspiring seascapes: the Costa Brava to the north, Comunitat Valenciana in central Spain, and Andalusia in the south, but above all, the Balearic isles: from Mallorca, the largest island in the archipelago, via legendary Ibiza, which is known for its hedonistic nightlife but also offers plenty to discover in its more laid-back, authentic corners; and on to Formentera, with white beaches and crystal clear water. This brings us to Menorca, which is one of the favourite Mediterranean destinations with yachting insiders, as many stretches of its coastline are only accessible by sea. Its little coves, rocks and unspoilt landscapes are best explored by yacht, motor boat or catamaran. And you might want to include a stopover in Mahon, the place where mayonnaise was invented!
  • Turkey: if you’re looking for a fascinating destination that’s not yet been discovered by mass tourism, choose Turkey. Its coast is lapped by the same Aegean sea as Greece: the Dodecanese islands are just opposite. Not to mention hundreds of miles of lush pine-wooded landscapes, along which you can sail to your heart’s content, drop anchor in bays, feast your eyes on flame-red sunsets, and perhaps visit some of its traditional villages, unchanged over centuries. The marinas where you can hire or charter a yacht are, from north to south, Ayvalik, Alacati, Bodrum (known as the pearl of Turkey) and many others, as far as Fethiye. If you set off from the south coast, it’s a short crossing to Rhodes. All that’s missing from Turkey is you!
  • Croatia: the jagged Dalmatian coast, with more than a thousand islands, is a match made in heaven for yachts and motor boats, whether skippered or bareboat. Set off from one of the countless harbours or marinas dotted along the coast, to explore its islands large and small (often with unpronounceable names), and its beguiling blend of nature, history and excitement. Sail from stunning Istria in the north, with its capital city Pula, which was founded by the Romans, across the Kvarner Gulf and then southwards towards Zadar, Split and magical Dubrovnik. Cruise to Krk or Hvar (the most famous islands) by catamaran, and explore the area to discover countless more.
  • Malta: one of the most alluring spots in the Mediterranean, this island is an independent state in the European Union. Tourism to Malta has boomed due to the beauty of its coastline, its clean seawater and special tax regime. But you’ll avoid the hordes if you visit by yacht or catamaran: yacht charter bases are found at Msida or Kalkara, from where you can sail along the coast and maybe even reach the Gozo channel and visit the legendary islet of Comino, with its Blue Lagoon. Once a hideout for pirates and smugglers, it is now a marine oasis with wonderful water that’s perfect for snorkelling and diving.
  • Montenegro: for an outstanding yachting holiday far from the tourist crowds, look no further than the coast of Montenegro. The country’s three main marinas, all of which are yacht charter bases, are within easy reach of Podgorica and Dubrovnik airports. Montenegro is one of Europe’s youngest nations; its coastline covers more than 300 km, and is a nature paradise. It is so beautiful and varied that even Byron extolled its charms. From the picturesque inlets of the Mouths of Kotor in the north, down to the sandy beaches in the south, you’ll be sailing along landscapes of olive groves and traditional villages as you discover practically deserted stretches of water.
  • Slovenia: this tiny, mountainous central European state also has its own stretch of Mediterranean coastline: the departure bases are Izola and Portoroz. From there, you can easily sail on towards other stunning destinations: to the north is majestic Trieste with its impressive bay; to the south, the Istrian peninsular awaits, as beautiful as ever with its history, aromas and rugged coastline. You could even venture across the Adriatic right over to the lagoon for a visit to Venice, to give a touch of magic to your boat charter or yachting holiday.

For your dream vacation in some of the Mediterranean’s most stunning spots, we offer luxury yacht charters from the top charter companies. Whether its a yacht, catamaran, sailing yacht or luxury motor boat you’re looking for, you’ll find hundreds of options from the world’s top charter companies, who we have chosen for their quality and professionalism.

Choose from the most sought-after destinations, such as Capri, the Aeolian islands, the Cote d’Azur or the Balearics. Exclusive marinas or pure sailing, secret coves or island-hopping on board a luxury vessel: whatever’s your thing, with Italycharter you can pick just the right boat, yacht, or catamaran for you. Speak to our experts, and they will help you design the perfect bespoke itinerary, according to your preferences. Thoroughly vetted crew members will be on hand during your sailing holiday. We offer the best in the sector, allowing you to sail the Mediterranean at any time of year in complete freedom, safety, and luxury.

Do you have a boating licence and yearn to sail the seas? Are you an expert yachtsman (or woman) and hope to plan a getaway surrounded by nothing but the sea and wind? Or do you want to show your family and friends around the prettiest spots in the Med? Then the bareboat formula is ideal for you: simply choose your ideal craft, and you can take the helm, in complete freedom.

We’ve selected hundreds of options from the world’s top charter companies, with departures from the most sought-after marinas and harbours. Browse our endless catalogue of motor boats, sailing yachts and even catamaran charters, and make your dream vacation a reality. Our team can even suggest the type of vessel, dimensions, and equipment and give you useful tips about the area you’ll be cruising around, to create a bespoke sailing experience just for you. And if you prefer to make your own choices, all you have to do is click and discover the offers from our partners, which we guarantee have been chosen from the most reliable charter companies across the Mediterranean.

To charter a boat or catamaran in the Mediterranean you’ll need a boating licence that’s valid internationally, or a specific licence from the skipper’s country of origin. Naturally, many nations border the Mediterranean sea: Spain, France, Italy, Croatia, Greece and Turkey are the main ones, and each country has its own rules and regulations, which may differ slightly.

Contact us at info@italycharter.it to find out if your licence is valid, for which countries and which length of vessel. We can also give you comprehensive information about any additional documentation required to ensure that your holiday is stress-free and as perfect as you imagined it. Alternatively we can provide you with a sailing yacht, motor boat or catamaran complete with a professional skipper, so that you can savour your private vacation alone, with family or friends without having to worry about handling the vessel yourself.

Choose from the most beautiful Mediterranean destinations for your ideal sailing holiday by private yacht: from Spain to the Balearic islands, to the Mediterranean coast of France; from Italy with its varied coastline and islands, to Croatia, or paradise found in the Greek archipelagos (the Ionian isles, Cyclades and Sporades, to name but a few). Our team of experts will source the sailing yacht, catamaran or motor boat that suits your needs best. The vessels are handpicked from the most prestigious companies and come complete with a crew consisting of a skipper and stewardess. Upon request, the crew can also be tailored to meet your needs; you can request other crew members on board such as a cook, masseur, babysitter, or photographer…

We want you to enjoy a unique experience: a tailor-made holiday to remember for a lifetime. Whether you’re a family or a group of friends, experienced seafarers or first-time sailors, we can ensure that the type of vessel, dimensions, destinations and even the route can be customised to meet your requirements. With Italycharter you will be given hundreds of options allowing you to sail the Mediterranean at any time of year in complete freedom, safety and comfort.

Are you looking for a dream vacation in the Mediterranean on board a private vessel, assisted by a professional crew? We offer yacht, motor boat and catamaran charters for your exclusive use, with skippers and stewardesses who have years of experience, for a sailing holiday that guarantees safety, freedom and comfort. Hundreds of options, vessels from the finest shipbuilders, and the most stunning destinations of “Mar Nostrum”, as the Romans called it.

Let yourself be guided by our team of experts, who are on hand to recommend the type of boat and itinerary; or browse our website to explore the most inspiring Mediterranean charters in just a few clicks. From Greece to the Dalmatian coast, Italy with its wealth of sights, the south of France or the Balearics. A sea that can be sailed all year round; a cruising paradise, whether by motor or sail boat, where you can discover tiny coves, little harbours, or jet-set hangouts and luxurious marinas.

The finest destinations in the Mediterranean sea are just a click away, for your dream vacation: the Balearic, Aeolian and Cyclades islands, or thousands of mainland coastlines in Spain, Italy, France and Turkey to name but a few. We offer a bespoke service for chartering sailing yachts, motor boats or catamarans, with vessels selected from the sector’s top charter fleets.

Don’t have a boating license or prefer not to spend your time at the helm? No problem: every boat or catamaran is available with an expert skipper, allowing you to make the most of your freedom while sailing in total safety. You can choose which base to sail from, specify your itinerary, or let our team of experts advise you. If you like, you can even request to have a stewardess on board, allowing you to make the most of all facilities during your sailing holiday.

Is this the first time you’ve chosen a sailing holiday? Or perhaps you want to sail alone or as a couple? We offer a wide range of cabin charters on board sailing yachts, motor boats or catamaran, complete with professional skippers. The most stunning spots in the Mediterranean, from the Balearic Islands to the coast of Turkey, are there for you – just choose when. Enjoy a carefree holiday: sail in the most beautiful waters, swim in delightful little bays and venture ashore to explore when you moor.

You’ll also have the chance to share the experience with other yachting enthusiasts. Browse our website to find the destination that inspires you the most, on board the boat or catamaran of your dreams. Or contact our team of experts, who will be happy to suggest some options to match your needs.

The Mediterranean is vast, beautiful, and ideal for sailing, not to mention steeped in history and culture. The ideal time to visit it by boat or catamaran is from April to October, when you can enjoy the milder temperatures of spring and autumn, or bask in the hot summer sun alone, or with your friends or family.

Each area is subject to different winds, ideal for sailing by yacht or catamaran: you can find your own dream vessel under the specific sections of our website: Italy, Spain, France, Slovenia, Croatia, Greece, Turkey, Montenegro.