The Adriatic Sea is famous for its crystal clear waters and spectacular low-lying Dalmatian Islands situated along the rugged coast of Croatia. You can begin your yacht charter in the Italian city of Venice, crossing the Adriatic and working your way south, or start in historic Dubrovnik in southern Croatia and head north. As one of the least traversed countries in Europe, a yacht charter in Croatia is the ultimate way to experience the Mediterranean as it once was.
You can explore historic buildings, churches and alleyways or climb fairy-like fortresses and castles, many of which are included on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. The more metropolitan coastal towns bustle with cafes and restaurants, boutique shopping and chic nightlife. In many places a trip ashore can become a journey down a staircase thousands of years old.
Greece boasts over 6,000 picturesque islands, making for idyllic cruising throughout the Adriatic and Ionian Seas. Many of the islands have less than 100 residents, and goats, sheep and donkeys roam free. You can visit a village taverna and join the locals for a glass of ouzo or enjoy a meal of local fresh-caught octopus. For a change of pace you can visit Mykonos, Santorini or a handful of other Greek islands where life moves much quicker with trendy nightclubs, fine dining and the best in international boutique shopping.
Turkey, with its diverse mix of ancient Middle Eastern influences, has a culture all its own. Cruise along the southern coast, stopping to snorkel amongst ancient shipwrecks or to trek through spectacular archaeological sites. Visit the local bazaars featuring hand-woven carpets and fresh herbs and spices. In Istanbul touch the heart of the Turkish Empire with a visit to the fascinating Topkapi Palace, the primary residence of the Ottoman Sultans for more than 400 years.
A yacht charter in the Eastern Mediterranean is a unique experience where Western, Eastern, Central and Southern European personalities meet, intertwine and complement each other, creating a vibrant culture all its own.