Whether you are looking to escape the cold weather, avoid the crowds or save some money on your yacht rental, we recommend you consider chartering a yacht in the shoulder season. The yacht charter season in the Mediterranean runs from May to October and has its high season in the summer months of July and August. In both spring and autumn, Mediterranean yachting destinations enjoy long periods of sunshine and mild temperatures. The shoulder season is actually the best time of the year for families and friends looking for a relaxing yachting vacation in the Mediterranean. Charter fees are more easily negotiated, berths are easier to book (and so are fancy restaurants), coastal towns are deserted and anchorages are much quieter. A yacht rental in the shoulder season has indeed many benefits. Our yacht charter planners have selected for you the best Mediterranean destinations for a yacht rental in the shoulder season. Follow the guide!
Chartering a yacht in the Mediterranean in spring
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Chartering a yacht in the Mediterranean in late summer and autumn
Where to charter a yacht in September?
Where to charter a yacht in October?
From the coasts of Sicily to the sandy beaches of Crete, the Mediterranean offers you the most beautiful landscapes for your yacht holiday in October. Let yourself be carried away by the remains and heritage of these enchanting destinations. And yes, summer is not over in the Mediterranean! October is a very pleasant month to enjoy a cruise, swim and relax in complete tranquillity.
October is the best time to discover Sicily by boat, when the tourist season is finally over. The weather is more like spring, and even if it is a little cooler than August, you can still swim. In autumn, the south coast, near Syracuse, is undoubtedly the best place for a yacht rental in Sicily. In addition to the pleasant Mediterranean climate, Sicily is full of magnificent landscapes and its cultural heritage is one of the richest in the Mediterranean basin. Not to mention the hospitality of the inhabitants and the local gastronomy! For wine enthusiasts, note that October is the winemaking month in Sicily 😊
Crete is the largest island in the Greek archipelago. Known in Greek mythology as the "Island of the Gods", Crete boasts beautiful beaches and splendid rocky landscapes surrounded by blue waters ideal for snorkelling. It is the perfect October yacht charter destination for those in search of beautiful days at anchor, historical landmarks and good food. Relax on the magnificent Cretan beaches, stroll the alleys of the old town of Heraklion, wander around the harbour and don’t forget to sip a drink in a café on Place Venizelou. Who knows, if this is a good year, you might even be able to swim during your yacht rental in Crete!