Eastern Mediterranean
Eastern Mediterranean

Choosing to charter in the Eastern Mediterranean will allow you to experience all of the best aspects of a yacht charter. The most common starting point is at the top of the Adriatic Sea, Venice. The options after that seem endless as one can choose the many fishing villages on the Italian East Coast, or head towards the more popular destinations on the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia. There one finds numerous medial cities or spots to enjoy watersports. South of Croatia, Montenegro offers the best of the old world allure that pulls any and all in. Greece is a perfect area to explore ancient architecture and worldly landmarks, from the Ionian Islands down to the Cyclades. Turkey is the epitome of European and Asian cultures mixing together to form an idyllic charter experience that cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world. 

Italian East Coast

The world renowned gem of the Italian East Coast is Venice. As much as it is iconic, and a great place to start or end a charter, there are numerous other spots of beauty along the coast on the Adriatic Sea. Mestre is one of many quaint boroughs that surround Venice that hosts equestrian events, food festivals, and fresh/artisan markets. Ravenna is the burial site of Dante Alighieri and his tomb is a major landmark. The cobbled streets are lined with museums built around ancient artifacts. Although known as Venice’s “ugly little sister,” Chioggia is a charming fishing village that represents “real Italy.” Don’t miss out on La Passeggiata which is an Italian institution. Finally, Parco San Bartolo is home to the highest sea cliffs on the Italian Adriatic. There are numerous steep paths that lead to the beaches, where one can relax and enjoy the surrounding beauty. 

Greece

Greece is a classic cruising area that caters to those traveling by yacht. The best charter months are May to September, but many start in April or extend into October. As a main hub in the East Mediterranean, Athens is a perfect place to start a charter and gives easy access to many classic islands such as Santorini, Mykonos, and the Cyclades. But with over 3,000 islands one can venture to the lesser known groups and familiarize oneself with quaint coastal villages, enchanting landscape, and unique architecture. Juxtaposing the natural beauty are the ancient ruins loaded with stories. A must see for a Greek charter is the sunset from Little Venice in Mykonos.

Turkey

If you are a fan of cruising along the coastline, Turkey is the perfect destination. It has more coastline than any other country in the Mediterranean, East or West. The aqua waters lead you to numerous sheltered bays, pretty anchorages, and many ancient ruins with archeological sites. You can come across the occasional waterfall or castle. The high time for visiting Turkey is April – October as it offers a wonderful climate and spectacular diving spots. The popular starting ports are located in Bodrum, Marmaris, Gocek, or Fethiye. Due to the vast amount of yacht charters in the area, the locals are very hospitable and welcoming. The must see spots are Gemiler Island and Kakova Roads. 

Montenegro

No Eastern Mediterranean charter in the Adriatic Sea would be complete without a stop in Montenegro. Located south of Croatia, this destination is home to ancient history, unique culture and traditions, perfect climate, and its own take at natural beauty. The Bay of Kotor boasts breathtaking sights, pristine beaches, and beautiful diving spots. Along with UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Montenegro coast contains national parks, delicious restaurants, plenty of water sports, and other opportunities for family excursions. The contrast of an isolated bay with a lively nightlife in the same port is sure to attract many charter guests. A major attraction to this area is the unspoilt scenery that lines the coastline.

Croatia

With an abundance of islands and coastline, Croatia is a great destination to start a charter or even spend an entire charter. The Dalmatian Coast can lure any boater in with its beauty and mysterious coves. The north and south areas are appropriately divided by the ancient city, Split. National parks are located on the islands of Brijuni, Komati, Krk, Cres,and Susak. The turquoise waters all along the coast are vibrant with sea life and leads to numerous restaurants with delicious fresh sea plates. With so many islands close to each other, it is possible to visit a large amount during your charter and be able to spot the diversity between them. Must see places are Dubrovnik and Korčula.