If you’re looking for ways to spend that quality time with family and friends, sailing vacations in the Eastern Mediterranean offer plenty of reasons why to choose it over hotel accommodation. The freedom of destination choices rule over stationary accommodation. When you are sailing, your accommodation goes to where you want to be. Rather than taking a car or bus to see sights, they are available to you from shores of where you are moored.
Why are Sailing Vacations Popular in the Eastern Mediterranean
The Turkish Mediterranean is bountiful in archaeological sites and ancient cities. Should you want to explore a bit of the inlands’ places of interest, a few rental bikes on board (possibly folding ones); would offer not only a bit of exercise during your sailing trip, but also the eco-friendly local transportation that is sufficient for touring the immediate areas.
Harbors conveniently located near the Dalaman airport also offer convenience; namely Fethiye and Gocek; and Bodrum from Milas airport.
Another reason to engage in a trip of exploration with a sailing charter holiday – are islands. Absolutely! Why hop from one island to the next by ferry (+ ferry waiting times), when you again have the freedom to choose your islands and keep hopping! While there are beautiful islands in Turkey such as Yassica and Gocek islands; choose from dozens of islands in the Dodecanese such as Symi, Rhodes, Kos, Leros, Chalki, and more for island hopping adventure.
Between both Turkey and Greece, sailing with your family and friends is a journey of holiday freedom – rich in culture, history, cuisine and a great deal of fun!
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Sailing vacations in the Eastern Mediterranean are popular for a number of reasons.
Sailing vacations in the Eastern Mediterranean are popular for a number of reasons. One of the main reasons is the region’s beautiful and diverse coastline, which offers a wide range of landscapes and experiences, from ancient ruins and historic cities to idyllic beaches and crystal-clear waters. The Eastern Mediterranean includes popular sailing destinations such as Greece, Croatia, Turkey, and the Cyclades, which all have unique and spectacular scenery.
Another reason sailing vacations are popular in the Eastern Mediterranean is the weather. The region has a Mediterranean climate with long, warm summers and mild winters, making it a perfect destination for sailing from late spring to early fall. The steady winds and the calm seas of the region also make it a great place for sailing, whether you’re an experienced sailor or a beginner.
Rich Cultural and Historical Heritage
Also, the Eastern Mediterranean is home to a rich cultural and historical heritage, which is reflected in its many ancient ruins, medieval villages, and historic ports. The boats are often equipped with the amenities and facilities needed for a comfortable sailing holiday, and the crew is experienced, they take care of the safety, navigation and the preparation of meals, so the passengers can focus on their holiday and enjoy their trip.
Lastly, Eastern Mediterranean sailing holidays are very flexible, routes can be tailored to the preferences of the guests and it can be a great way to visit the lesser-known parts of the region, many places can only be accessed by boat and some are off the beaten path, so it gives you a chance to explore the destinations that are not on the usual tourist itinerary.