Today, there are many places in the world where ideal conditions are created for traveling on a yacht, but the Mediterranean is considered to be a particularly well-maintained and favorable region from the point of view of yachting.
YACHTING IN FRANCE
The Cote d'Azur of France - from Menton to Marseille - is claimed by both the French and yachtsmen from all over the world to be one of the best places for yachting. A great infrastructure has been created here, a lot of first-class marinas have been built, and you can always have fun on the coast.
The line from Marseille to Toulon is bays and stunning landscapes. You should definitely go to Saint-Tropez to stroll through the charming streets of this town and to Antibes - its famous covered market allows you to feel the atmosphere of Provence.
Going to south from Nice, you should take the time to the most beautiful Loren Islands and visit Corsica: this island is the birthplace of Napoleon.
Port Hercule in Monaco is considered one of the most interesting marinas in the region: the marina can offer all kinds of services, many trendy bars, boutiques and restaurants. This place is suitable for those who prefer luxury and the highest level of comfort. The location of the marina allows you to visit the most interesting corners of both the French and Italian Riviera.
It is believed that the optimal duration of a trip on a yacht on the French Riviera is about two weeks: during this time you can get acquainted with the unexplored corners of the islands and plunge into the high life of the Cote d'Azur. Season - from May to September.
YACHTING IN GREECE
Most of Greece is located on the magnificent islands, which are known for quiet bays and picturesque landscapes, so it is not by chance that Greece is one of the most popular European countries for yachting. This country can offer many routes for traveling on a yacht, differing in both duration and level of complexity.
Often Cyclades are chosen as the starting point. The season lasts from May to October, and its peak occurs in the summer months. The climate of Greece provides almost ideal conditions for yachting: the lack of rain and the abundance of sun make the trip on a yacht as comfortable as possible.
Some inconveniences can occur only as a result of the sometimes increasing wind (in July and August).
Greece lacks equipped marinas, so this point should be considered when planning a route. Among the most modern and technically advanced is Marina Miraggio, which is located in the Aegean Sea (Kassandra Peninsula). Over its short existence, Marina Miraggio was able to win several prestigious awards.
For yachtsmen there are water supply points, pumping stations, power supply points, as well as offering round-the-clock service for guests and yachts. The place is ideal for those who wish to enjoy a relaxing holiday (including family and wellness).
Miraggio Thermal Spa has a developed infrastructure - swimming pools, football field, gym, restaurants and much more. In addition, the resort can offer a large number of spa treatments.
YACHTING IN SPAIN
In Spain, all the conditions for yachting are created: a high level of sailing development is combined with a favorable climate and a lot of sunny days. Among the most popular routes for traveling on a yacht - Balear - Palma de Mallorca. Menorca or Ibiza can also be a starting point. Connoisseurs of relaxed holidays prefer to start the route from Majorca and from there go to Ibiza or Formentera: the advantage of this option is the opportunity to relax on the famous beaches. Spain is also great for combining yachting with other types of recreation, in particular, with surfing.
The best service for fans of yachting can offer Port Adriano, which is located in Calvia (Mallorca). This yacht marina is known for having a wide variety of entertainment: there are many restaurants, boutiques, art galleries and bars. Also offer their services diving center and shipyard (full range of repair services).
If you want to spend time on land, you can stay at the Pure Salt Port Adriano (the five-star hotel has a swimming pool, spa and a magnificent terrace). The season starts in May and lasts until September.
YACHTING IN ITALY
Italy is among the countries that are leaders in the development of yachting: the country has an excellent infrastructure that can provide the most comfortable and interesting vacation. The ideal route for traveling on a yacht is the west coast from Liguria to Sicily. In the Ligurian Sea, Sardinia, Capri and Amalfi deserve attention.
Lovers of solitude are attracted to the Aeolian Islands.
In Italy, a fairly large number of marinas. So, Marina di Portofino, located on the Italian Riviera, traditionally attracts wealthy sailors from around the world. Portofino is known for its leisurely atmosphere, magnificent scenery, fine dining, and the unique hotel - Belmond Hotel Splendido.
Marina can offer all the necessary infrastructure, including refueling, recycling services, food delivery to the yacht, etc.
Another marina that deserves special attention is Marina di Porto Cervo in Sardinia, the Costa Smeralda. This place is known for excellent hotels, first-class restaurants and trendy bars. Marina di Porto Cervo can offer yachtsmen the latest infrastructure (including the Cantieri Porto Cervo shipyard).
The active season in Italy lasts from June to September, but it should be borne in mind that even in summer a strong mistral is possible.
The cruise from Saint-Tropez to Antibes, Cannes, Monaco, with a visit to Corsica, calling on Capri and Sardinia is considered a classic route for yacht trips. Of course, variations are possible. Someone decides to go to Sicily, and someone - to ignore Monaco: the possibility of improvisation and freedom is one of the main pleasures of yachting.
YACHTING IN CROATIA
Many yacht lovers are gradually paying attention to alternative yachting directions in Europe, particularly to Croatia: this country is known for its incredibly beautiful coast (it stretches for five hundred kilometers) and can offer comfortable marinas and the cleanest sea.
Croatia is characterized by difficult navigation, so the direction is more suitable for experienced yachtsmen, but there are also simple routes for beginners in yachting. The season lasts from May to October. In general, a well-developed infrastructure, a lot of interesting routes and impeccable service create all the conditions for exciting and inspiring voyages on a yacht.
RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR YACHTING
If you are going to be located in the Mediterranean Sea, then you need to think in advance about a visa to stay in the ports and territorial waters. If you plan to stay more than 90 days or even permanently, you should arrange a residence permit in Europe so that you do not have any problems about the duration of your stay in certain waters or in ports for wintering.