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Mediterranean yacht charter: a quick guide
Mediterranean yacht charter: a quick guide

Mediterranean yacht charter: a quick guide

18 May 2023

The Mediterranean is a popular destination for luxury travelers, and for good reason. The region is home to stunning coastlines, crystal-clear waters, and world-class resorts. Whether you’re looking to relax on a secluded beach or explore ancient ruins, the Mediterranean has something to offer everyon. At Chartermiute, we specialize in curating extraordinary experiences that redefine opulence and create unforgettable memories…at the best price. Immerse yourself in the stunning beauty, rich culture, and unparalleled luxury that the Mediterranean has to offer. In this comprehensive article, we will unveil the hidden gems, exquisite accommodations, gastronomic delights, and exclusive activities that make the Mediterranean a haven for discerning travelers seeking the epitome of luxury.

Discovering the Mediterranean's Finest Destinations

The Enchanting Greek Islands

The Greek Islands are synonymous with beauty, charm, and a rich historical heritage.

Embark on a journey through crystal-clear waters, picturesque landscapes, and charming villages that exude timeless elegance.

Santorini, Mykonos, and Crete are among the most sought-after destinations in the Cyclades, where you can immerse yourself in the mesmerizing beauty of azure skies, white-washed buildings, and breathtaking sunsets. 

The less known Dodecanese Islands are well worth a visit: Lipsi, Kalimnos, Simi…

Best for: luxury sailing and catamaran yacht charter.

Best time: end of May to end of September. Greece – especially the Cyclades islands – may be windy (Meltemi wind) in summer.

Cyclades yacht charter

Captivating French Riviera & wild Corsica

The Côte d’Azur, also known as the French Riviera, is a playground for the world’s elite. Indulge in the glitz and glamour of Cannes, Nice, and Saint-Tropez. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere, stroll along the palm-lined promenades, and relax on pristine beaches. With luxurious resorts, Michelin-starred restaurants, and high-end boutiques, the Côte d’Azur offers an unparalleled blend of sophistication and indulgence.

Best for: luxury motor and catamaran yacht charter.

Best time: end of May to mid September. The Var area may be windy at the end of the season. Short distance cruise and protected bays (St-Tropez, Cannes and Villefranche sur Mer)  offers the advantage of less time exposed to potential motion sickness. August is often crowded.

Exquisite Italian Riviera

The Italian Riviera boasts a blend of natural beauty, historical treasures, and refined elegance. Explore the picturesque villages of Portofino, Cinque Terre, and Amalfi Coast. Admire the colorful houses perched on cliffs, enjoy delectable cuisine, and soak in the warm Mediterranean sun.

Whether you choose to relax on a private yacht, explore ancient ruins, or indulge in world-class shopping, the Italian Riviera offers an unforgettable luxury experience.

Sardinia is also a definite hotspot for a great yacht charter.

Best for: luxury motor yacht charter.

Best time: end of May to end of September. North Sardinia can be windy, and crowded in August just like Corsica.

Turkey

Turkey is a vast country with a rich history and culture. It’s home to ancient ruins, bustling cities, and stunning natural beauty. Some of the most popular tourist destinations in Turkey include Istanbul, Antalya, and Cappadocia.

If you’re looking for a luxurious vacation in Turkey, consider chartering a yacht. This will give you the opportunity to explore the country’s diverse landscape at your own pace. You can visit ancient ruins, swim in the Mediterranean Sea, and sail through the Bosphorus Strait.

Best for: motor and sailing yacht charter (gullet).

Best time: End of May to end of September, August is very hot.

Balearic islands

The Balearic Islands are a beautiful and diverse archipelago with something to offer everyone. Whether you’re looking for a party-filled vacation or a relaxing getaway, you’ll find it all in the Balearics.

Ibiza is the most famous of the Balearic Islands, and for good reason. It’s known for its world-renowned nightlife, which attracts partygoers from all over the world. But Ibiza is also home to some stunning beaches, charming villages, and a rich history. If you’re looking for a more laid-back vacation, consider visiting one of Ibiza’s sister islands, such as Minorca, Majorca, or Formentera.

Minorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands and is known for its unspoiled natural beauty. The island is home to crystal-clear waters, white-sand beaches, and lush forests. Minorca is also a great place for hiking, biking, and sailing.

Majorca is the second-largest of the Balearic Islands and is a popular destination for families and couples. The island has something for everyone, from stunning beaches to historical landmarks to world-class golf courses.

Formentera is the smallest of the Balearic Islands and is known for its laid-back atmosphere and beautiful beaches. The island is a great place to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Best for: motor and sailing yacht charter.

Best time: End of May to end of September, August is hot and crowded.

Mediterranean Flavors Unleashed

Prepare your taste buds for an unforgettable culinary journey through the Mediterranean. Indulge in the freshest seafood, aromatic olive oils, locally sourced ingredients, and exquisite wines.

From traditional Greek tavernas serving delectable mezze to Michelin-starred restaurants in France and Italy, the Mediterranean offers a diverse range of gastronomic experiences that cater to every palate.

Immerse yourself in a world of flavors, where each dish tells a story of culinary excellence and innovation.

Browse our French Riviera food specialties gallery

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About the author: Remi van der Deure – French Riviera Charter broker.

Hello,

I am the senior Yacht Charter Broker at Charterminute, a well-known yacht charter boutique in Antibes.

I have served in the yacht charter industry for over 15 years and have gained a strong reputation among my clients, as evidenced by consistent 5-star ratings on Google Reviews and TripAdvisor.

My specialty is organizing corporate yacht charters for startups and large companies during popular events like the Cannes Lions Festival, MIPIM, TFWA, and MIPCOM.

I am also proud to be a member of esteemed yacht broker associations, e-MYBA and ECPY, demonstrating my unwavering commitment to providing exceptional yacht charter services and memorable experiences in the French Riviera.

You can contact me directly at +33 (0)662.465.991 or remi@charterminute.com.

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