Top 3 Sailing Destinations In The Mediterranean – FAQ Fridays

Video Transcription

Welcome to another edition of Travelstart’s FAQ Friday with me, Nick Paul. This week we are talking about sailing holidays in the Mediterranean – a great destination to go visit on a sailing holiday with beautiful coastlines, beautiful towns, villages and of course beautiful calm waters. So let’s look at 3 of the best sailing destinations in the Mediterranean.

Croatia

Croatia is a great destination since it is a little bit more untouched than the other destinations that we are going to be focusing on. Here, you will sail for around 8 days from Split to Dubrovnik or vice versa and you will stop off at incredible islands like Mljet, Vis, Korčula or Hvar.

Greece

Greece is a very popular sailing destination. Most trips will be around 8 to 15 days depending on how many islands you want to go and see. The shorter ones will always include Santorini and Mykonos and some of the longer trips will also include islands like Naxos, Paros, Sifnos, Syros and so on.

Turkey

Most of the time, people will travel Turkey on Gulets. Gulets are the traditional Turkish sailing boats. A lot of the trips that we sell will also go on Catamarans which are a little bit wider. The sailing trips will go for about 10 days from Bodrum to Fethiye stopping off at a number of beautiful places along the coast of Turkey such as Datça (famous for its windsurfing), Marmaris, Dalyan (great for ancient ruins) and Gőcek.

Best time to sail the Mediterranean

Most of these trips will operate during the European summer which is from May to October.

Accommodation style

Most of the boats that you will be on will be 15 metre yachts with 4 double or twin bedrooms, 3 shared toilets and 3 showers. In Turkey you can be on a catamaran, which is quite a bit wider but only 12 metres long, and here you will also find 4 double or twin bedrooms, 4 shared toilets and 3 showers. Most of the boats will sleep only a maximum of 8 people on the trips that we sell. There are also some lower budget trips which will sleep a few more people which you can inquire about.

2015 pricing

Usually you will spend around R1900 per person per night which will be on a sharing basis for the good quality boats. The cheaper boats may have lower rates but you will have to inquire about those. As mentioned, the trips usually range from 8 to 15 days so simply multiply the R1900 by the number of days and you should get the amount that you are going to be spending.

So that’s it for this week on sailing holidays in the Mediterranean. If you have any travel-related questions, please ask them in the “comments” section below – who knows, we may turn it into a video in the future and don’t forget to subscribe to our channel.

Our Readers Comments

  1. Can you please get a package together for us for sailing around croatia for 8 nights, and then for greece as well, also for 8 nights. We want to compare the prices. For September/October 2015. Only me and my husband. Do you have all inclusive packages?

    • Hello Elzette, thank you for contacting us! Greece and Croatia is beautiful!! One of our agents will be in contact with you to assist with a quote for your holiday. Almene

  2. What is the R1900 pp/n inclusive of?

    • Hello Katherine, thank you for contacting us! These rates include your accommodation and Skippers fee. The food and drinks costs are not included. There are cheaper quotes out there, these are rates we got from more reputable companies – you can contact one of our agents to further assist with this – 0861 878 278 / +2721-468-4300

  3. Exciting. Keen to know more about the cruises.

  4. Thank you for an informative video… The rates you are quoting at around R1900 per person per day obviously don’t include flights, but what does this amount cover – food, drinks, fuel etc.?

    • Hello Bridget, thank you for contacting us! These rates include your accommodation and Skippers fee. The food and drinks costs are not included. There are cheaper quotes out there, these are rates we got from more reputable companies – you can contact one of our agents to further assist with this – 0861 878 278 / +2721-468-4300 Almene

  5. Please would you get an agent to contact me about sailing in Turkey and Croatia in June/July 2015.

    Kind regards
    Alison Hurt

    • Hello Alison, thank you for contacting us! One of our agents will be in contact with you within the next 24 – 48 hours – Almene

  6. Please send me details of this Mediterraea boat tour, what the total cost are and if you are alone is that a problem

  7. Can also book a bare boat charter around Kroatia ?

  8. Good Day,

    Please can you give me the dates for the Croatia trip. Mid September 2015 will be the most suitable for us, and what the cost of the trip would be.

    Thank You

    Adeline

    • Thank you for contacting us Adeline, one of our agents will be in contact with you within the next 24 – 48 hours, Almene

  9. Hi,

    Could you please contact me to quote on a sailing trip around the Greek Isles in Sept / Oct 2015?

    • Hello Estelle, thank you for contacting us! One of our agents will be in contact with you within the next 24 – 48 hours, Almene

  10. Hi

    Please can you get someone to contact me regarding a trip for a family of 4 (including kids of 6 &10 is that too young?) for Greece or Turkey in August 2015..

    • Hi Aleksander,

      Thanks for contacting Travelstart!

      You are welcome to contact our direct sales team on travelbar@travelstart.com giving all your details:

      Exact dates of travel and where you are wanting to depart from and fly to.

      One of our travel experts will get back to you with a quote within 2 working days!

      Have an awesome day!

  11. Hi,

    I’d like to find out about packages for two adults sharing please? Next year, midyear.
    I’d appreciate a mail please.

    thanks so much
    Tish

    • Hi Tish! I have asked our agents to get in touch with you. If you’d like to contact them directly you can email travelbar@travelstart.com or email 0861 878 278

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