Visiting the Mediterranean (East)
Located at the junction of Europe and Asia, the Mediterranean (East) has a rich past that has seen the rise and fall of several civilisations. These lands not only share their geography but also traditions, cuisine and an often complex, intertwined history. From the walled towns of Croatia to the sun-bleached isles of Greece and the striking architecture of Turkey, this region has much to offer!
Sail your way along the never-ending Aegean coastline, walk through Byzantine streets, hike to volcanoes and feast on all manner of Turkish delights. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker, history buff or sun-worshipper, the Mediterranean (East) is a fascinating charter yacht destination that’s full of culture.
The Mediterranean (East) consists of the countries to the east of the Mediterranean Sea. This sea lies between the continents of Eurasia and Africa and is almost entirely enclosed by land. (Europe to the north, Africa to the south and Asia to the east.) It is also connected to the Atlantic Ocean via the Strait of Gibraltar. The region has an enviable climate and generally enjoys hot, dry summers with temperatures ranging from lows of 20˚ Celsius to highs of around 32˚C. Winters are usually wet.
The setting of the Mediterranean (East), where two continents (each with its own climate) come together, has had a dramatic impact on the region’s flora and fauna. The area has narrow, continental shelves and a large area of open ‘deep’ sea. It has high levels of endemic marine life, including sea turtles and the endangered Mediterranean monk seal. It’s also the main spawning area for eastern Atlantic bluefin tuna. Its unique geographical location therefore makes the East Mediterranean a fantastic destination to explore on your charter yacht holiday.
Dubrovnik, Croatia: Where the backdrop of the sparkling Adriatic meets ancient city walls encircling a sea of terracotta roofs; Dubrovnik is a city you shouldn’t miss!
Crete, Greece: From the island’s amazing tavernas to its Byzantine architecture and laid-back villages, you’ll never want to leave.
Walking the Lycian Way in Turkey: One of the top distance walks on the planet, this route extends over 500 kilometres. It offers signposted trails around the Teke Peninsula and on to Antalya. With mountains, forests and coastal views, the Lycian Way is a memorable hiking experience.
Wine tasting in Istria, Croatia: This charming peninsula, in the northwest of Croatia, is a fabulous spot for wining and dining.
Smuggler’s Cove, Zakynthos: The island of Zakynthos, also known as Zante, is a dream sailing destination. Make sure you explore Smuggler’s Cove Beach, which is only accessible by sea. Here you can discover the remains of the Panayiotis shipwreck. After that, why not take a dip in the impossibly turquoise ocean?
Exploring Istanbul, Turkey: The city where east and west collide, Istanbul has a world of treasures awaiting you. From its impressive Byzantine and Ottoman architecture to its lively bazaars and beautiful mosques – this place will leave you spellbound.
Split, Croatia: The country’s second-largest city, bustling Split has a dramatic mountain backdrop. It’s also home to a Roman monument with UNESCO status and is a great spot to watch local life unfold.
The Mediterranean (East) offers a little of everything on your charter yacht holiday. The countries that comprise this region each have their own distinct character, so provide an unbeatable blend of culture, history, hospitality and natural beauty. Don’t delay, contact Allonautilus to book your charter yacht holiday to the East Mediterranean today.