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YOUR TOP 5 SUMMER CHARTER DESTINATIONS

Part of the joy of chartering is being able to decide exactly where you want to go, when you want to go and what type of yacht you think will be the most fun for you, your family and friends. So far be it from us to tell you where to go this Summer, but if you are lacking a little inspiration, maybe this selection of five of this year’s most sought after locations by the team at YPI Charter will help. Looking forward to welcoming you on board this season.

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THE BALEARICS
by YPI Charter Broker, Anna Franciszkiewicz
 
With the recent changes in tax Spanish law, this Summer marks the real opening for luxury yacht charter to one of Europe’s most enjoyable coastlines, the Balearics. Renowned for their beauty, warm climate and relaxing pace, the islands offer something for all ages and interests. Whether it is the crystal clear waters and secluded bays, enjoying Mallorca’s impressive Torrente de Pareis (“The Twin Streams”) and marine reserves, shopping in the stylish boutiques near the Club de Vela Puerto de Andratx, relaxing in the natural mud baths on Isla Espalmador or dancing the night away in one of many exclusive nightclubs on Ibiza or Palma de Mallorca, the Balearics have everything for a holiday to refresh everyone.
 
What can we see and do there?
 
Click here to see a sample itinerary for the Balearics.
 
 

SARDINIA
by YPI Charter Broker, Sophie Aubertin
 
Sardinia offers stunning secluded beaches, an incredible landscape and, as with mainland Italy, the island has a wealth of culture, history and fabulous food, all unique to the Island – even the language differs a little. Costa Smeralda in the North East of the island is home to some of the most elite hotels and villas in the world, full of glitz and glamour and elegant boutiques. La Maddalena archipelago is a must – sail over to discover the memorable scenery of granite islands weathered by the sea and wind creating its famous beaches and coastline.
 
What can we see and do there?
 
Click here to see a sample itinerary for Sardinia.
 
 

TURKEY
by YPI Charter Broker, Anna Franciszkiewicz
 
For many of our clients, Turkey simply has it all. It is the land where east meets west in fantastic fusion. Explore the exotic bazaars, fascinating ruins and mystical temples where ancient and modern culture combines in a flurry of lively local music and traditional belly dancers. For nature lovers, the Turkish coast offers unspoilt cruising with a mixture of wooded and rocky coastline, great snorkelling in crystal blue waters the colours of which are not to be found anywhere else in the Med. And you can also take in the spectacular scenery during a 30-minute paraglide down Baba Dag (Father Mountain) in Ölü Deniz. And let’s not forget, the ultimate relaxation in the Turkish Hammam, therapeutic mud baths followed by the freshest of local cuisine.
 
What can we see and do there?
 
Click here to see a sample itinerary for Turkey.
 
 


GREECE
by YPI Charter Broker, Annemarie Gathercole
 
A destination for all tastes, Greece offers a unique blend of ancient history, culture and natural beauty with its aqua blue seas, spectacular bays and the many islands which constitute one fifth of its land including: the Ionian Islands known for their beautiful sandy beaches and crystal clear waters; the Aegean Islands, including the Cyclades famous for their landscapes, traditional white houses with blue windows, great shopping and nightlife; the mountainous Dodecanese Islands and, of course, the largest of them all: Crete.
 
Greek food is incredible whether you eat in the traditional Tavernas or sample the modern cuisine, and it is all served with the oldest of Greek traditions – warm hospitality.
 
What can we see and do there?
 
Click here to see a sample itinerary for Greece.
 
 


CROATIA
by YPI Charter Broker, Anna Franciszkiewicz
 
With over 5,000km of coastline sheltered by chains of over 1,185 islands including the renowned Dalmatian Islands, Croatia is a nature lover’s paradise and has, in just over five years, become one of the most in-demand charter destinations. Visit Krka National Park and the passage along the Krka estuary from Sibenik to Skradin where the waterfalls will take your breath away. Sample a gourmet dinner in the 360° restaurant on the city walls of Dubrovnik with its breath-taking views over the city. Taste some local wine from the Peljesac vineyards, have a drink in the Tower Bar in Korcula, enjoy a truly local lunch at the quaint tavern Gulin enchanted by the KLAPPA singing or soak up some extra glitz and glamour in Hvar, the Croatian St Tropez.   
 
What can we see and do there?
 

Click here to see a sample itinerary for Croatia.