Discover the Med

from the gentle breezes of the Ionian to the exhilarating sailing round Corsica and Sardinia.

Mediterranean Sailing Holidays

A sailing holiday is the only way to get away from the crowds and discover the hidden beauty and charm of these countries. There's such a variety of anchorages from secret coves to wide sheltered bays, from pretty fishing villages to modern marinas. 

Click on the cruising areas below for more details of yachting holidays in the Mediterranean.


Explore a different island every day. Picturesque fishing harbours, idyllic anchorages, ancient monuments – Greece has such wonderful scenery, history and culture. So many islands to discover and so conveniently arranged within easy sailing distance. Choose your cruising area to suit you - there’s plenty for all levels of sailors.


Discover towering cliffs and secret coves, deserted bays and sandy beaches, isolated villages and fishing harbours. Keen sailors will enjoy the reliable winds, but families will appreciate the many sheltered bays and anchorages along the coast which encourage you to stop and swim in clear turquoise water.


Come and discover Croatia’s coastline, where a string of offshore islands provide stunning scenery and safe cruising. Quaint towns and modern marinas provide safe overnight harbours and reliable afternoon winds make sailing a pleasure. Start our charter from marinas all along the coast from Pula in the north to Dubrovnik in the south.


So many different cruising areas to discover! Explore the offshore islands of Sardinia, Elba or Sicily. Everywhere you'll find great sailing, stylish marinas, traditional fishing harbours, sandy beaches and a wide choice of itineraries. Enjoy great food and Italian charm.



From the base in Palma, explore the rugged western shore with its pine-clad cliffs or the secluded bays of the southern shores with white sandy beaches, azure seas and beachside restaurants. With direct flights from most UK airports, Mallorca is an ideal choice for a family sailing holiday.

French Riviera

With a yacht charter in the South of France you can enjoy the chic lifestyle. Enjoy great sailing, glamorous resorts, sandy beaches and gastronomic delights on a sailing holiday in the South of France. Start your yacht charter from Bormes les Mimosas opposite the beautiful Iles d'Hyere or from Antibes, so close to Nice airport.


Malta is steeped in history and offers easy sailing to the nearby islands of Gozo, Comino and Cominotto, full of character and charm with pristine beaches and caves. Visit the historic sights of Malta. In two weeks you could extend your sailing holiday to visit Sicily, some 60nm west of Gozo.

The island of Skopelos is your favourite island in Greece. There's two harbours - Skopelos town and Glossa - both small, traditional and unashamedly Greek. There are some lovely beaches and anchorages, such as the pine-clad bay of Panormos. The secluded inlet on the south side of the bay features in Michael Carroll’s Gates of the Wind, which describes these enchanted islands before tourism. Watch out for the chapel on the cliff at Kastri where the wedding scene of the movie ‘Mamma Mia’ was shot.

The ancient Carian city of Knidos is one of the more impressive ruins in Turkey. In the 4th century BC Knidos was a rich cultural and artistic centre of the ancient world and home to the legendary statue of Aphrodite. The day trip boats leave just as the yachts arrive in the early evening and a peaceful calm descends on the ruins. In the evening or early morning you can wander freely around the ruins of streets, houses, temples, churches and amphitheatres of this once great city.

Korcula town is a spectacular mini-fortress in Croatia. Nicknamed ‘Little Dubrovnik’, it’s a jumble of red-tiled roofs and medieval cobbled streets. Visit the house where Marco Polo was born and the ornate cathedral of St Mark. The waterfront has flashy bars and restaurants, but down the side streets of the Old Town you'll find a timeless quality well worth exploring. 

"We had an absolutely superb sailing holiday. Two weeks of good winds, beautiful scenery and secluded bays. Aura Yachting were absolutely superb and looked after us well. The Oceanis 37 was a pleasure to sail - light, airy, a smashing sail - and loads of room for the 5 of us. We couldn’t believe how spacious the yacht was."
Yalikavak 2015 - A & J.W

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