Sail in Greece, Croatia, France & Italy

Sailing trips in Europe can feel a bit like you’ve stumbled into a Bridget Bardot movie: sleepy Italian hamlets perched on limestone cliffs, the sun-drenched glitz of the Cote d’Azur, lazing the day away on deck with a handful of Grecian olives. It’s one of the best ways to explore the continent, although you are faced with some tough decisions: spend the afternoon snorkelling that secluded cove, or sail Croatia’s favourite archipelago? Indulge in a family-run taverna banquet, or burn the calories on a bike ride through the hinterland? To take that evening cocktail before or after Santorini’s marmalade sunset? Ah, decisions, decisions…

Our European Sailing trips

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A lively restaurant scene, drop-dead gorgeous beaches, lush forests, intricate old towns and medieval city walls are...
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Experience life at a different pace on this peaceful and relaxing drift down the Canal du Midi, the greatest, most...
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Experience life at a different pace on this peaceful and relaxing drift down the Canal du Midi, the greatest, most...
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Set sail across the clear blue waters of Sardinia, exploring rugged coastlines, wild landscapes and white sandy...
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Set sail across the Mediterranean exploring Greece's heaven-sent islands. The spoils of Santorini, Ios, Amorgos,...
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Explore Croatia's beautiful Adriatic coast on this aquatic adventure from Dubrovnik to Split. Get a taste of Croatia...
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Sail Italy’s Amalfi Coast, stopping in at the ancient isle of Capri, exploring incredible sea caves, cruising the Bay...
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Embark on a sailing holiday to Greece. Explore the waters, islands, history and cuisine between Mykonos and Santorini...
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See the best of the Cyclades Islands on this Greece sailing adventure. Take to the glorious Mediterranean Sea and...
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Sail Italy’s Amalfi Coast from the colourful village of Procida, through ancient worlds in Pompeii, medieval...
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Sail from Marseille to Nice along France's gorgeous Cote d'Azur. Stop in at the beautiful islands of the Iles d...
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Embrace Mediterranean life while sailing along the French Riviera, taking in the high lives of Cannes and St Tropez,...

Sailing in Europe

Life on the boat

We use classic monohull yachts for our European sailing adventures (it helps to get into that old-school Euro vibe). As a guide, a typical 50ft yacht for eight travellers is equipped with four twin/double cabins, two or three shared bathrooms and two showers. You’ll be lead by one of our experienced skippers who knows these waters like the back of their hand.

Life on the boat goes at your own pace: help out on deck as much as you wish, or just lie back and enjoy the ride. The choice is entirely up to you. Just keep in mind: cabin arrangements can be quite cosy so as to leave more room for onboard communal areas.

Port stops on European sailing trips

Drop anchor at Capri

Ah, Capri. The Romans knew a good island when they found it. Hence the giant Roman palace built on Monte Tiberio. These days Capri is known for royalty of a different kind, with celebs dropping in to do some boutique shopping or chill out in the aquamarine grottos nearby. A day or two exploring here and it might be hard to get you back on the boat…

Explore on the Amalfi Coast Sailing Adventure

Wander the cobbled lanes of Amorgos

Amorgos is a mountainous little island in the south-eastern corner of the Cyclades. As far as Greek Islands go, this one is more concerned with activities and archaeology than perfecting your tan. White washed streets, a burgeoning rock climbing scene, ancient ruins and one of the most spectacular monasteries in the Med – it’s a real gem.

Explore on the Greece Sailing Adventure - Cyclade Islands

Kick back in the Îles d’Hyères Archipelago

France’s Cote d’Azur isn’t just good for celebrity spotting, shopping and mingling with the glitterati (although a little mingling couldn’t hurt) – it’s also the home of the Îles d’Hyères Archipelago. A little collection of shining, mica-rich islands with secluded coves around every headland. Finding an idyllic beach here isn’t hard. Picking your favourite could be.

Explore on Cote D'Azur Sailing Adventure

Best time to travel

Peak season for sailing holidays in the Mediterranean is between June and August, when the sun is hottest and many Europeans have their summer holidays. But if you want to beat the crowds while still enjoying that trademark Med sun, try travelling in Spring (mid-April to May) or Autumn (September to mid-October): temperatures will be a little more bearable, the waters are still calm, and you won’t have to fight for that beachside sunbed.

Skipper profile

Kutte Priesner, Cyclades Islands “I love the freedom of sailing. I learned to sail in a rubber dinghy with a small sail, and from there I became a sailing instructor in Corsica in 1975. I’ve sailed the Caribbean, but now I mostly sail the Mediterranean Sea. I like island hopping and exploring islands with their unique harbour villages and beautiful bays. I believe to really get the most out of your sailing adventure you must be flexible, forgiving, helpful and authentic. You need to trust the boat, your skipper and the team. Do everything with fun and think positive. You’ll have an incredible experience. “

 

Greece Sailing Adventure - Cyclades Islands , September 2016

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Cote D'Azur Sailing Adventure - Nice to Marseille , August 2016

Cindy Lienhart

Cote D'Azur Sailing Adventure - Nice to Marseille , September 2016

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