Med sailing destinations

Sparkling azure waters, ancient architecture and fantastic food, the Mediterranean has it all. Why not suggest your clients experience this region through the age old transport of sailing? The best time is between March and November, when the breezes are lighter and the temperatures warmer. Here are three of our top picks.

Dalmatian Islands

You could spend plenty of time exploring Croatia’s Dalmatian Islands, with 79 islands parallel to the country’s coast, along with countless other islets. They’re a mixed bunch of sleepy towns, ancient architecture and unspoiled bays. Hvar is one of the larger islands and has a large port by the same name offering a great spot to drop anchor, with chic bars, boutique accommodation and architecture that compares with that of famous Dubrovnik’s (minus the crowds).

Amalfi Coast

One of the most photographed coastlines in the world, Italy’s Amalfi Coast definitely should be top of the list for those looking for a sailing adventure in the Mediterranean. Enjoy the convenience of sailing, staying up nice and close to picturesque cities and avoiding the narrow roads and traffic that link the small towns clinging to the cliffs along this stretch of coast. The most spectacular views are between Salerno and Amalfi.

Ionian Islands

When you think sailing in the Mediterranean, most people imagine the iconic Greek islands such as Santorini, but the Ionian Islands to the west of Greece’s mainland are a must visit, with some of the best beaches in the country. These islands lush and green compared to their rockier southern cousins. Corfu, the most popular island in the chain is very developed, but you don’t need to go far to find quieter spots such as on Kelfalonia, Ithiki and Lefkadha.

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