For your sailing holidays in the Mediterranean, have you ever considered visiting the Aeolian Islands? Situated North of Sicily in the Tyrrhenian Sea, Lipari, Panarea, Filicudi, Alicudi and Salina are considered to be the most scenic sailing destinations in Italy and renowned for their volcanoes, beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters so much so that UNESCO has classified them to the World Heritage Centre. Two volcanoes are still active in the area: Stromboli and Vulcano. For a catamaran charter in Italy and even if you decide to rent a boat, you'll find that this group of 17 islands is particularly breathtaking. There are so many great spots to anchor and most of them are protected from the dominant winds so make sure you really plan your sailing itinerary before your leave on your cruise in Italy and the Aeolian Islands.
For your sailing holidays in the Aeolian Islands you'll find that Lipari, island and town, has the most boats on offer for rent. There are many well-equipped marinas in the area, making yacht charter in Italy, whether it's on a catamaran or a monohull relatively easy, especially in the harbours of Marina Corta, Marina Lunga or Pignataro. Make sure to book your sailing holidays in advance on Beboats.com to avoid any disappointments because Lipari is very busy during the summer. For your cruise in this part of Italy you may also consider a yacht charter in Sicily, particularly in Palermo and Portorosa.
If the Aeolian Islands are renowned for their beautiful scenery, unspoilt coves and crystal waters, it's important to know that the area is more adapted to experienced sailors and boating adepts due to the local weather conditions so make sure you check the forecast before sailing out in Southern Italy. If you are more in the mood for a relaxing holiday in Italy, you can consider a skippered yacht charter from one of the Aeolian Islands, such as Lipari. All you have to do is sunbathe on the deck of your boat, admire the view and think of nothing but how peaceful a sailing holiday can be, let the captain take care of the rest!
For your yacht charter in the Aeolian Islands, you should make a stopover in Lipari, the largest and liveliest island of the archipelago with its busy streets and its 16th Century citadel. Don't forget to stop at the island of Vulcano, famous for its black sand beaches, mud baths and thermal hot springs (and its volcano ... can you guess why?). You sailing itineray in the Aeolian Islands should also include a break in Stromboli. You can climb up the volcano's crest but also roam around the beautiful village of San Vincenzo. You can end your sailing holiday in the island of Panarea, where you can indulge in a relaxing swim in one of its numerous creeks and walk around the streets of its white villages.
On a First 27.7 from Saint-Malo with a group of friends. Sailed around the Channel Islands, had a good navigation!
We loved the Baltic Sea in Danemark, especially when we arrived in Copenhagen with its colorful houses. But Sweden and its canals were even better. Had the best time on board of our Oceanis 411!
We were able to do a few quotations with the customer service to find the best boat for our destination. We went for a Lagoon 450, really comfy for the family!