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

Croatia Sailing Adventure - Split to Dubrovnik

8 days from
USD $1,602
CAD $1,658
AUD $1,627
EUR €1,120
GBP £938
NZD $1,812
ZAR R16,292
CHF FR1,357

A lively restaurant scene, drop-dead gorgeous beaches, lush forests, intricate old towns and medieval city walls are...

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Cote d'Azur Sailing Adventure - Marseille to Nice

8 days from
USD $1,376
CAD $1,427
AUD $1,397
EUR €899
GBP £806
NZD $1,557
ZAR R13,991
CHF FR1,087

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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Cote D'Azur Sailing Adventure - Nice to Marseille

8 days from
USD $1,320
CAD $1,329
AUD $1,302
EUR €899
GBP £750
NZD $1,452
ZAR R13,042
CHF FR1,087

Embrace Mediterranean life while sailing along the French Riviera, taking in the high lives of Cannes and St Tropez,...

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Croatia Sailing Adventure - Dubrovnik to Split

8 days from
USD $1,602
CAD $1,658
AUD $1,627
EUR €1,120
GBP £938
NZD $1,817
ZAR R16,292
CHF FR1,357

Explore Croatia's beautiful Adriatic coast on this aquatic adventure from Dubrovnik to Split. Get a taste of Croatia...

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Sail Greece - Santorini to Mykonos

8 days from
USD $1,612
CAD $1,668
AUD $1,577
EUR €1,130
GBP £943
NZD $1,827
ZAR R16,392
CHF FR1,362

Set sail across the Mediterranean exploring Greece's heaven-sent islands. The spoils of Santorini, Ios, Amorgos,...

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Amalfi Coast Sailing Adventure

7 days from
USD $1,072
CAD $1,106
AUD $1,136
EUR €743
GBP £628
NZD $1,207
ZAR R10,884
CHF FR897

Sail Italy’s Amalfi Coast, exploring the Bay of Naples, Capri, Amalfi and Procida island, all the places that makes...

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Sail Greece - Mykonos to Santorini

8 days from
USD $1,612
CAD $1,668
AUD $1,577
EUR €1,130
GBP £943
NZD $1,827
ZAR R16,392
CHF FR1,362

Embark on a sailing holiday to Greece. Explore the waters, islands, history and cuisine between Mykonos and Santorini...

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Greece Sailing Adventure - Cyclades Islands

10 days from
USD $1,467
CAD $1,522
AUD $1,488
EUR €972
GBP £859
NZD $1,658
ZAR R14,904
CHF FR1,174

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 - Procida to Amalfi

4 days from
USD $636
CAD $653
AUD $655
EUR €434
GBP £370
NZD $712
ZAR R6,401
CHF FR523

Sail Italy’s Amalfi Coast from the colourful village of Procida, through ancient worlds in Pompeii, medieval...

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Sail Italy - Amalfi to Procida

4 days from
USD $615
CAD $628
AUD $631
EUR €420
GBP £356
NZD $691
ZAR R6,166
CHF FR506

Sail Italy’s Amalfi Coast, stopping in at the ancient isle of Capri, exploring incredible sea caves, cruising the Bay...

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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 - Mykonos to Santorini , July 2015

Croatia Sailing Adventure - Split to Dubrovnik, July 2015

Sail Greece - Santorini to Mykonos , June 2015

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