22 May 2019

Charter the Mediterranean this summer for an unforgettable luxury holiday

When it comes to a superyacht charter, the Mediterranean is a quintessential destination for yacht guests to enjoy. A host of iconic destinations, with highlights including the Italian Riviera, whitewashed dwellings clinging to the cliffs of Santorini, the glamour of Monaco and Cannes and the unspoiled beauty of Croatia, paired with warm climates and gastronomic delights, mean the Mediterranean truly has something for everyone. IYC has curated one of the world’s largest charter fleets, with a range of spectacular yachts of all types and sizes to choose from, to use as the perfect base for a yacht charter in the Mediterranean.

Here are some of our top 10 picks that showcase the unique flavor of the Mediterranean, to help you get inspired for your next charter vacation. Take advantage of clement weather, golden sunshine, rich culture and a near endless choice of activities to create your own perfect Med charter itinerary.

 

Stunning sunsets in Santorini

Ramp up the romance and take in one of Santorini’s incredible sunsets with your other half. While away the warm evening, taking in the famous views of the stunning whitewashed buildings and blue-domed churches against a backdrop of blue waters, before the dazzling colours of the sunset brings a close the day.

 

Marvel at Malta’s Blue Grotto

Malta’s Blue Grotto is one of those rare well-hyped destinations that do not disappoint in real life. A network of Blue Caves gives off a shimmering look, darted through with phosphorescence to create a scene that takes your breath away. Your crew can take you to the caves by tender where you can marvel at the hundreds of different blue hues in the water.

 

Barter in the famous Fethiye market

Fethiye is a Turkish city rich with history and culture, and the perfect stop off point when cruising the stunning Turquoise Coast. Don’t miss the city’s famous market, which is bustling with activity and offers delicious wares and food. Marvel at the colourful textiles which wave in the warm breeze or select some fragrant spices to take back home with you as a memory of your trip.

 

Charter a yacht for front seat views of the Monaco Grand Prix

For a front row view of the exhilarating Monaco Grand Prix, a superyacht is the perfect base. Get so close to the race track that you can smell the burning rubber and enjoy the thrills of racing while relaxing in luxurious comfort, glass of champagne in hand. Of course, Monaco is a glamourous one-of-a-kind destination at any time of year too.

 

Party the night away in Ibiza

Visit the party island of Ibiza for some of the world’s best nightlife. Party by night to the sounds of world-class DJs at the “White Island’s” famous hotspots such as Pacha and Sankeys, before recovering on the beach or on board your yacht the next day. If you need a break from partying, the island offers a host of highlights from boutique shopping to archaeological sites.

 

Explore Dubrovnik’s Old Town

When visiting the endless coastlines of beautiful Croatia, make sure you don’t miss Dubrovnik, which is one of the most stunning spots on the Croatian Coast. Cruise into this stunning part of the world, which is designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, and come ashore to explore Dubrovnik’s Old Town. Visit the Cavtat Old Town, or learn about the history of Dubrovnik in the museum at the Rector’s Palace.

 

Sip limoncello in Capri

You will know you are truly on holiday when you are sipping on ice-cold, locally-made limoncello in Italy’s beautiful Capri. Sample the local dish of Raviolo Capres – a fresh pasta filled with the delicious combination of parmigiano, cheese and herbs – while soaking in the beauty of the Amalfi Coast.

 

Admire the Citadel of Calvi

As you cruise into Corsica’s Calvi, your eyes will be drawn to the impressive Medieval Citadel that gives the port its name. Wander through the cobbled streets of the historic Old Town before admiring the citadel lit up at night against the sky.

 

Dive into Portovenere’s underwater paradise

Set in the most beautiful part of Italy’s Ligurian Coast, Portovenere boasts spectacular diving opportunities. This area has been dubbed as protected and as result the waters teem with life and beauty spots. Marvel at the range of coral, explore underwater caves and get up close with a number of protected species. This is a true underwater paradise.

 

Enjoy the tranquility of Symi

For those looking to escape the hubbub of real life Symi in Greece is an unspoiled island haven that is perfect for recharging in an idyllic setting. Retaining its charm and character there is plenty to explore on this island, which is only accessed by boat. Pay a visit to the The Panormitis Monastery of Archangel Michael, an iconic pilgrimage destination that pays tribute to the patron saint of the island and guardian saint of all those who sail the Dodecanese.

Browse our destination guides for more inspiration on where to visit in the Mediterranean by yacht this summer or talk to our team to plan your own bespoke Mediterranean charter.

 

For more information on IYC’s range of services please contact the IYC office most convenient to you. IYC has offices in Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Miami, Nantucket, Great Lakes, London, Monaco, Greece, Russia, Croatia, Montenegro, Scandinavia, Malta and Corfu. To contact an IYC office click here.