Who wouldn’t want to go sailing in the Mediterranean for a few days? Months? Years are probably preferable. With all the coastlines, beaches, resorts, and sights to be concurred, get ready to hop on a boat or yacht for our beginner’s guide to sailing holidays in the Mediterranean.
If you’re looking for a pristine beach on an island oasis, make sure to uncover Formentera on your Scratch Map™ Oceans poster. Just south of Ibiza, Formentera is a Spanish island home to one of the most beautiful beaches the world has to offer. Migjorn beach must have fallen out of rom-com with its white sand and transparent waters it’s just the place to get a bit of colour and practice your water sports.
Maybe you need a bit of space to stretch out after being in Formentera, Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean, meaning a sufficiently impressive bit of foil to remove from your Scratch Map™ Oceans poster. This place has it all because of its wide role in history, so if you’ve ever wanted to see a Greek Temple on Italian soil, get your passport ready. Sicily is a gold mine for history buffs and foodies alike, so don’t hesitate to start your day posing under 12th century mosaics in the cathedrals and posting your dinner that evening from one of Sicily’s Baroque towns. You really can’t go wrong here.
Holidays while trying to save your pennies is probably one of the most difficult obstacles in life, but a quick trip to Malta is exactly what the doctor ordered. This Italian island has 300 days of sunshine a year, that’s a lot of sunblock and bikini shopping to prep for. It’s home to a mass of historic sites from megalithic temples to fortresses and burial chambers dating back to 3600 B.C. An inexpensive holiday spot with beaches, food, and historical sites? To the boat!
After a devastating volcanic eruption in the 16th century, Santorini has embraced its modified landscape and has become the king of romantic holiday spots. Most famous for its distinctly white-washed towns of Fira and Oia, Santorini offers a unique sense of beauty that goes for miles. The towns are especially primed for a Kodak moment at sunset after a long hike. Fira even has a hiking trail for those feeling like getting in shape over the holiday before passing out on one of the beaches below the cliffside. The island is iconically Greek and a great way to finish your sailing excursion in style.