The Eastern Mediterranean stretches from the Adriatic to Greece, Turkey, and beyond, providing a wide range of cultures and chartering options.
From Venice, the crown of the Adriatic, through the Croatian isles to the Grecian and Turkish Aegean archipelago and the Turkish Dalaman coastline, the Eastern Mediterranean is, without doubt, the world’s premier archipelago cruising ground with an exotic mix of east meets west.
Historically known as the Dalmatian Coast, Croatia is very popular for cruising thanks to its large numbers of coves and islands. The region is usually split north and south by the appropriately named and ancient city of Split.
Greece is reknowned as a charter paradise, and charter is based around the islands that are an integral part of the country’s civilisation and tradition. Of 6,000 islands and islets scattered around the Aegean and Ionian Seas, only 227 are inhabited.
The southwest coast of Turkey is the nation’s prime yacht charter region, with parts of the coastline within view and easy cruising distance of the easternmost Greek islands.
Malta is a less well-known destination that has been called the gateway to the Mediterranean. For thousands of years, it has been the outpost between the East, Africa and Europe, and its central location and modern amenities form an ideal base for cruising in the Mediterranean. Besides having excellent marinas, Malta has world-class yacht maintenance facilities and highly experienced maritime engineers.