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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USD $1,445
CAD $1,695
AUD $1,780
EUR €990
GBP £811
NZD $1,915
ZAR R14,768
CHF FR1,195
A lively restaurant scene, drop-dead gorgeous beaches, lush forests, intricate old towns and medieval city walls are...
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USD $1,755
CAD $2,050
AUD $2,155
EUR €1,410
GBP £1,115
NZD $2,365
ZAR R20,255
CHF FR1,440
Experience life at a different pace on this peaceful and relaxing drift down the Canal du Midi, the greatest, most...
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USD $1,190
CAD $1,393
AUD $1,466
EUR €959
GBP £759
NZD $1,575
ZAR R13,779
CHF FR983
Set sail across the clear blue waters of Sardinia, exploring rugged coastlines, wild landscapes and white sandy...
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USD $1,400
CAD $1,640
AUD $1,720
EUR €956
GBP £756
NZD $1,850
ZAR R13,765
CHF FR1,155
Set sail across the Mediterranean exploring Greece's heaven-sent islands. The spoils of Santorini, Ios, Amorgos,...
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USD $1,445
CAD $1,695
AUD $1,780
EUR €990
GBP £811
NZD $1,915
ZAR R14,768
CHF FR1,195
Explore Croatia's beautiful Adriatic coast on this aquatic adventure from Dubrovnik to Split. Get a taste of Croatia...
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USD $830
CAD $970
AUD $1,020
EUR €565
GBP £467
NZD $1,115
ZAR R8,457
CHF FR685
Sail Italy’s Amalfi Coast from the colourful village of Procida, through ancient worlds in Pompeii, medieval...
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CAD $2,050
AUD $2,155
EUR €1,410
GBP £1,115
NZD $2,365
ZAR R20,255
CHF FR1,555
Experience life at a different pace on this peaceful and relaxing drift down the Canal du Midi, the greatest, most...
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USD $830
CAD $935
AUD $1,000
EUR €565
GBP £437
NZD $1,075
ZAR R7,854
CHF FR685
Sail Italy’s Amalfi Coast, stopping in at the ancient isle of Capri, exploring incredible sea caves, cruising the Bay...
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USD $1,710
CAD $1,875
AUD $2,010
EUR €1,181
GBP £875
NZD $2,120
ZAR R15,742
CHF FR1,425
See the best of the Cyclades Islands on this Greece sailing adventure. Take to the glorious Mediterranean Sea and...
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USD $980
CAD $1,148
AUD $1,204
EUR €850
GBP £623
NZD $1,295
ZAR R11,336
CHF FR871
Embark on a sailing holiday to Greece. Explore the waters, islands, history and cuisine between Mykonos and Santorini...
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USD $1,130
CAD $1,330
AUD $1,396
EUR €966
GBP £724
NZD $1,498
ZAR R13,118
CHF FR990
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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USD $1,570
CAD $1,725
AUD $1,845
EUR €1,280
GBP £950
NZD $1,985
ZAR R17,015
CHF FR1,310
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. “

 

Sail Greece - Santorini to Mykonos , June 2016

Sarah Bertram

Sail Greece - Santorini to Mykonos , June 2016

Maria Chivers

Sail Greece - Santorini to Mykonos , June 2016

Paul Chivers

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