The Mediterranean has always been a hugely popular destination for beach breaks and culture-filled weekends - but one of the best ways to see the region is by boat.
Sailing holidays in the Mediterranean allow you to take in its wonderfully varied scenery from the unique vantage point of the sea while enabling you to stop wherever you wish for sightseeing, activities and lively nights out.
Book a Mediterranean yachting break with The Moorings and you'll have your pick of a wide range of destinations, each of which offers a different holiday experience.
What are the different Mediterranean sailing holiday destinations?
Sailing holidays in Greece make for some particularly memorable getaways. The country is famed for its food, scenery and culture and the fact that there are a staggering 6,000 islands off the coast of the mainland means it is a top choice for yachting breaks.
The capital, Athens, is popular for those wanting to marry history and scenery on their trip while also having great access to the islands of the Cyclades.
Elsewhere, Kos is a wonderful sailing destination thanks to its mixture of short and long open water passages, while Lefkas is a common pick among families seeking a child-friendly adventure.
More in the way of history and culture can be found on sailing holidays in Italy.
Travel leisurely along the Amalfi coast near the Bay of Naples to give yourself ample opportunities to photograph the stunning vistas here, or soak up history with a trip to the Aeolian Islands, a volcanic UNESCO World Heritage site located north of Sicily.
Alternatively, you might wish to explore Sardinia and take advantage of the excellent sailing that can be had around the Maddalena Islands, or you could use a Sicily yachting holiday to sample the area's unique cuisine and even strike out to Tunisia or Malta.
If you're a nature lover, sailing holidays in Turkey might be ideal. The country's coast is famous for the awe-inspiring beauty of its craggy peninsulas and forest-covered mountains.
Orhaniye on the Carian coast and Gocek on the picturesque Lycian coast are two of the main sailing destinations that can be found here. Visit traditional harbour towns, see historical attractions and go hiking or diving to truly get to know the country.
One other Mediterranean country that is perfect for sailing holidays is Croatia. The nation's coastline is populated by over 1,000 islands, of which the Dalmatian Islands are the most well-known. Venture here if you're looking for unspoilt scenery and gentle water conditions, or you might instead want to take in the capital, Dubrovnik, and its UNESCO World Heritage Site centre.
Book your Mediterranean yachting holiday with The Moorings
If you can't quite decide where in the Mediterranean you'd like to go, let the specialists at The Moorings help you make up your mind.
Our decades of experience in arranging sailing holidays around the world makes us well-qualified to assist you in putting together the perfect itinerary for you.
We can book flights, accommodation, tours and activities for you if you wish, as well as provide extras such as a fully stocked food larder, insurance, water sports equipment hire and even your very own cook or captain.
Our fleet of yachts and catamarans are custom-built with our clients' need for luxury and convenience in mind, and all of our holidays are financially protected under the ABTA and ATOL schemes.
As a member of the leading TUI Travel group, you can be confident that The Moorings has the expertise you need to make your sailing break an unforgettable one.
Call us today on 0844 463 6386 or access a brochure through our website to find out more about our luxurious Mediterranean yachting holidays.