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The east and west Mediterranean, which encompass some of the world's most renowned sailing sites, provides a rich mix of culture, wonderful cuisine, and stunning beaches. The sun-drenched Mediterranean and its breathtaking environment are well-served by many big international airports, making it suitable for short getaways or longer journeys.

A yacht charter in the Mediterranean offers a mix of bustling ports and secluded anchorages, picturesque villages and towns, historical architecture alongside modern five-star resorts and protected national parks, from the glamour and luxury of the Cote d'Azur to the turquoise waters of the Balearics and the ancient wonders of the Greek islands.

The Mediterranean, probably the birthplace of superyachting, has something to offer everyone and comes with everything you’d expect. From the glitz and glamour of Cannes, the party that never stops in St Tropez, the luxury of Monaco to the relaxed atmosphere and ancient history of the Greek islands.

The Mediterranean has it all, Michelin stars, UNESCO world heritage cities like Dubrovnik and the Amalfi Coast, high art, fine wine and dining, ancient ruins and beautiful coastlines.

When to visit: May – September

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French Riviera

Exuding yachting glamour and luxury since the 1950’s, the French Riviera boasts some of the most iconic luxury locations and the towns of Cannes, St Tropez and Monte-Carlo rank highly on the international list of acclaimed yachting destinations.

This sophisticated strip of coast offers visitors a luxury playground of fine-dining restaurants, internationally-acclaimed hotels and designer boutiques all in a strikingly attractive setting.

The French Riviera boasts 115 kilometres (71 miles) of coastline and beaches, 18 golf courses, and 14 ski resorts, as well as over 310 days of sunshine every year.


On the gorgeous French Riviera, the Principality of Monaco is a sovereign city-state and nation. Monaco is famous for its opulent citizens, premium casinos, yacht-lined harbour, and, of course, the famed Formula One Monaco Grand Prix motor race.

Monaco is home to the grandiose Salle Garnier opera theatre and an impressive Belle Époque casino complex. There are several globally famous and elegant hotels, boutiques to peruse at Le Metropole or the Monte-Carlo pavilions, exclusive nightclubs, and sophisticated restaurants to enjoy.

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