Sailing in the Eastern Mediterranean
Have you sailed the Med yet? If you live in Europe you may already be accustomed to escaping to the warm Mediterranean coasts, but many sailors (EU citizens included) haven’t yet taken their first Mediterranean charter or haven’t explored some its lesser known sailing destinations.
LateSail has a number of excellent flotilla charter offers for getting to know this marvellous part of the world. We thought we’d give you a preview of what’s in store for those who choose to take advantage of them, but keep in mind that these are a just a few options. If you have another destination in mind please feel free to contact our friendly advisors. We are always happy to find a charter to suit!
If you’re interested in sailing in Greece some of our best summer charter options leave from Lavrion, a great cruising hub in Athens. It’s an easy port to get to (just 35 km from the airport) and you can get there by coach bus or taxi. Departing from Lavrion you can sail to the picturesque Saronic Islands; explore ancient ruins and sandy beaches on Hydra, Aegina, Poros, Spetse. You can also choose to go to the Cyclades- these larger islands have their own unique personalities and they also offer more challenging sailing for those who prefer longer days on the waters and stronger winds.
In Croatia the main charter bases are Split and Dubrovnik- if you haven’t sailed Croatia yet you simply have to put it on your bucket list. The country has a rich history- there is plenty to see on land and at sea- from the medieval city walls of Dubrovnik to Kornati National Park; a group of stunning islands. You can also head to the cosmopolitan Dalmatian Islands, with plenty of beautiful sandy beaches. Your LateSail advisor can help you chart the best course from either destination, and even make recommendations for must-see sights to see before you board your charter.
Moving west in the Med you can choose to take your summer sailing holiday in Turkey next year, with a discounted flotilla charter in Gocek or another Turkish port, if you desire. From Gocek you can sail around the absolutely breathtaking Gulf of Fethiye. It’s an easy place to enjoy nice short passages and really relax and take it all in- there are safe sheltered coves and anchorages for spending the night. You’ll also find plenty of waterfront tavernas for refreshment, and if Fethiye proves to be too calm you can also venture out a bit further; Marmaris to the east and Kalkan and Kas to the west will give you bit more of a thrill. Just ask and we can help match you to the right charter at the right price.
Contact us for the latest offers- with a discounted charter from LateSail you can begin to explore the Mediterranean at your own pace.