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Mediterranean Luxury Yacht Charter

Believe the hype! The Mediterranean welcomes you with a unique combination of enjoyable climate, delightful coastlines, rich history and diverse culture. A Mediterranean luxury yacht charter means you will enjoy some of the best destinations in the world.

Turkey Greece Sicily &Lipari Island The Adriatic Sea ItalianCoast FrenchRiviera Spain Sardinia&Corsica

Why the Mediterranean

The Mediterranean is the most sought-after summer yacht charter area for a good reason. From the idyllic beaches of Greece and hidden treasures of Turkey, to the sun kissed Italian coast and the glitz of the French Riviera, the Eastern and Western Mediterranean has something to offer to even the most discerning sea lovers. Family charters, corporate retreats, romantic escapes, luxury sailing yacht events, the Med has some fabulous spots waiting for you, with a perfect backdrop for each escape you could imagine.    


Yacht Charter Hotspots in the Mediterranean

Looking for the best Mediterranean yacht charter hotspots? There’s plenty to choose from, both West and East Mediterranean offering spectacular cruising grounds, unforgettable itineraries and countless exciting on shore activities.   

West Mediterranean


In the Western Med, the glitz and glam of Monaco on the French Riviera rivals the idyllic charm of Capri on the seductive Amalfitano Coast in Italy. Nice, St Tropez and Cannes are also frequently requested by many of our clients in their yacht charter itineraries in France. Sardinia, with its breathtaking Costa Smeralda, and Corsica, with its impressive geographical diversity, also rank high on the wishlist of the most experienced sea lovers.   

The Mediterranean’s largest island, Sicily, and the nearby unspoilt Aeolian Islands make an ideal backdrop for an unforgettable West Mediterranean yacht charter vacation. 

Or maybe you would rather join the fiesta on Ibiza, swing your golf club at one of Mallorca’s courses and let adrenaline cool marveling from the deck of your yacht at the tranquil coves of the Balearics. 

East Mediterranean


Might be less celebrated than West Mediterranean, but it is equally beautiful and rich in culture, history, fun and adventure opportunities. 

A yacht charter in East Mediterranean is the best way to discover an overwhelming cultural heritage and vibrant cities with amazing architecture – just think Venice or Dubrovnik!

Turkey is a precious jewel hidden in the plain sight. The Dalmatian Coast of Croatia, the magical Venice, fabulous Montenegro mountains and incredible, breathtakingly crystal-clear aquamarine waters of the Adriatic Sea allure millions of travellers with their charms.  

Greece welcomes you with thousands of fantastic islands sprinkled all around the Aegean and the Ionian. You can always find here a new exciting island-hopping itinerary you have not done yet.

A luxury yacht charter vacation in this part of the Mediterranean Sea is a perfect, mistake-proof choice for those in the know.

Exploring the West Mediterranean

West Mediterranean is the quintessential yachting area and is most popular for large luxury yachts and clients who love supreme luxury. You can find here anything from the glam and glitz of exclusive resorts and flashy cities to tranquil anchorages and laid-back waterside seafood tavernas.  

This is an ideal destination for a family yacht charter vacation. Amazing weather, calm waters, scenic shorelines, famed cuisine, perfect beaches and historical landmarks will impress everyone. 

With world class events such as the Monaco Grand Prix, Cannes Film Festival and Monaco yacht show the West Med is also a prime choice for a corporate yacht charter. Is there any better way to impress your business partners?

West Med is also about history and cultural heritage, fashion and high-end shopping, gourmet experience and vineyards, parties and lively bars.

This yacht charter area really offers everything from simple fun in the sun vacations to the most sophisticated luxury yacht charter escapes. Best time to go is from April to September but there might be specific things to consider as per the final itinerary you want to explore.    

Your friendly Abberley broker is here to help. Once we learn about your exact preferences, we will be able to plan a truly bespoke West Mediterranean yacht charter for you. 

Here are some more resources that can help you get a feeling of a West Mediterranean yacht charter vacation. 


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Monaco - Menton - St. Tropez - Ille Porquerolles - Cannes - Cap d'Antibes - Nice - Saint Jean Cap Ferrat - Monaco

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Naples - Sorrento - Amalfi - Positano - Capri - Ischia - Procida - Naples

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4-Day yacht Charter Itineray in Sardinia - Corsica

Porto Cervo - Cape Capo Testa - Bonifacio - Lavezzi - La Maddalena - Porto Cervo

Charter guides

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Ibiza and the Balearic Islands

Somewhere east of Spain, four astoundingly beautiful islands float in the sparkling Mediterranean, beckoning your arrival. Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca…

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Sardinia & Corsica

Sail the Mediterranean’s best beaches in breathtaking Sardinia and Corsica. These two gorgeous islands are rimmed by clear turquoise waters and…

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Amalfi Coast

Imagine yourself on a picture-perfect summer escape in an area so distinct and special, it’s UNESCO protected!

Photo tours

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18 Photos from Capri - Amalfi Coast

Seductive Costa d'Amalfi is a quintessential Italian vacation spot. Capri, Amalfi and Positano have a tangible luxurious feel but also a genuine…

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14 Photos from Glamorous Monaco

The diminutive principality of Monaco should not miss from any yachting aficionado’s bucket list. The favourite playground of the ultrarich impresses…

Exploring the East Mediterranean

Hedonistic Mykonos, iconic Santorini or the new sensation Milos, the island with moon-like dramatic views? Or maybe you want to charter beyond these famous southern Cycladic Greek islands and discover other spectacular Greek gems in the Ionian Islands, the Saronic, Dodecanes or Sporades. With its islands in the thousands, seductive white washed villages and endless opportunities for custom-made itineraries, Greece seems to have been created from the imagination of sea lovers.

You’ll find spots ideal for kitesurfing – consistent winds, readable waves. You’ll be able to explore thrilling wrecks and deep imposing reefs, the islands of Naxos and Paros are a good start. Hiking, rock climbing, you name it, it’s here. Go for a luxury sailing or motor yacht charter and get ready for sensational discoveries.

Turkey's dramatic and diverse shoreline seems endless. Alacati, the ultimate gourmet delight; Bodrum, with its world class diving and heliskiing hotspot; Istanbul with its unparalleled Byzantine architecture, rich history and irresistible vibe, peaceful Fethiye and Gocek, glamourous Marmaris… the list can go on and on… There is so much to see and do, and chartering a luxury yacht is the most propitious way to make the most of your Turkish vacation.

Looking for a peaceful hideaway with family and kids? Or maybe you are more into water sports and partying with friends? Possibly you need a stress-free time in a cool setting? An Adriatic luxury yacht charter, with its diverse, fascinating destinations, will guarantee your desires are met. Croatia with hundreds of picture-perfect islands and medieval cities, Pula and Dubrovnik just to name a couple. Unspoiled islands far from the busy resorts. Sun-kissed vineyards and select wineries. Idyllic olive groves and bays of breathtaking beauty.

To sum it up, consider that two of the most romantic places on earth are in the East Mediterranean. If you are planning a European romantic escape on a yacht, your itinerary should definitely include Venice in Italy or Santorini in Greece.  

Get in touch with our competent charter broker and let us know your ideas and expectations of a luxury yacht charter vacation and just make it happen!

You might also find the resources below useful for preparing a pampered yacht charter vacation in East Mediterranean 


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Athens - Kea - Tinos - Mykonos - Delos - Paros - Ios - Santorini - Milos - Sifnos - Seriphos - Kythnos - Athens

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Athens - Epidavros - Poros - Spetses - Hydra - Ermioni - Aegina - Athens

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Athens - Galaxidi - Ithaki - Meganisi - Lefkada - Kefalonia - Zakynthos - Nafpaktos - Epidavros - Athens

Charter Guides

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The Saronic Gulf and Argolic Gulf

Charting in the Saronic Gulf is extremely appealing, as the islands here are the most accessible to Athens.

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While its popularity has spiked in recent years, Croatia remains a relatively untouched jewel in the Adriatic, with dramatic cliffs rising from cobalt…

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Santorini is that idyllic Greek paradise constantly gracing the front covers of travel magazines and pamphlets. Admiring the island from the comfort…

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Party lovers flock to Mykonos for sun-soaked shenanigans. Stylish bars, glitzy nightclubs and top-notch restaurants, there’s no shortage of fun to be…

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The ‘island of colours’, as Milos is known, has plenty to offer, including myriad pristine beaches, fascinating rock formations, and rich history and…

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Your Low Season Yacht Charter in Greece

Fancy a short spring or autumn break? A four day ‘Best of Greece’ luxury yachting break epitomises the ultimate in pampered, premier travel…

Photo tours

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15 Photos from the Lush Ionian Islands

Seductive Costa d'Amalfi is a quintessential Italian vacation spot. Capri, Amalfi and Positano have a tangible luxurious feel but also a genuine…

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12 Photos from the Spectacular Cyclades

The Cyclades are Greece’s most iconic region. From picturesque whitewashed villages and blue-domed churches to azure waters and sophisticated…

Mediterranean Yacht Charter - Choose from the exciting destinations below, in East or West Mediterranean, and we'll start planning a perfect yacht charter itinerary for truly bespoke yachting vacation for you. 

French Riviera

Be bowled over by the gorgeous climate, fabulous nightlife, and sumptuous lifestyle of the Côte d'Azur. Positively humming with the rich and famous, this heavenly coastline is a major yachting hotspot. A smorgasbord of offerings means there’s something for everyone, from the opulent wealth of Monaco to the historic richness of Antibes.

Monaco Yacht Charter
Nice Yacht Charter
Antibes Yacht Charter
Cannes Yacht Charter
St Tropez Yacht Charter
South of France Yacht Charter

Italian Coast

Indulge in la dolce vita on the Italian Coast, where substandard food, wine or coffee is sacrilegious, and swish resorts are playgrounds for the mega-wealthy. Whether you’re drawn to the rustic, romantic beauty of Cinque Terre, the opulence of Capri or the breathtaking vistas offered up by Positano, we’ll create a tailored itinerary that will exceed your every expectation.

Portofino Yacht Charter
Cinque Terre and La Spezia
Naples Yacht Charter
Capri Yacht Charter
Amalfi Yacht Charter
Positano Yacht Charter

Sicily and Lipari Island

For a luxurious sojourn off the beaten track, you’d do well to tie up in Sicily and Lipari. Adventure seekers are spoilt for choice in Sicily, where you can get close and personal with the smouldering active volcano, Mount Etna. And connoisseurs of food and wine will be pleased with Lipari, the gateway to the rest of the fabulous Aeolian Islands.

Sicily Yacht Charter
Lipari and the other Aeolian Islands


These two unmissable islands, Sardinia and Corsica, are both marvelous choices for your pampered yacht charter. Perhaps most importantly, there are the beaches – featuring pristine white sand and water so clear you can see your toenails (so best keep them manicured). Visit the luxe resort of Porto Vecchio, take in dramatic vistas in Bonifacio, or tie up in exclusive Porto Cervo.

Porto Cervo Yacht Charter
Olbia Yacht Charter
Bonifacio Yacht Charter
Ajaccio Yacht Charter
Porto Vecchio Yacht Charter


Long, drawn-out lunches; an abundance of cheese, ham and olive oil; a penchant for taking pleasure in the small things – there’s something so appealing about the Spanish way of life. Soak it up in the vibrant city of Barcelona, or create memories to last a lifetime in Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands.

Ibiza Yacht Charter
Mallorca Yacht Charter
Barcelona Yacht Charter


Greece is a heady amalgamation of culture, history, glorious coastlines and awe-inspiring natural beauty. It’s the perfect choice for your next family vacation or corporate retreat. Chartering a masterfully-crafted yacht ensures that, after a day of watersports in Lefkada or wine tasting in Santorini, you can relax with family and friends in total comfort and luxury.

Contact your friendly Abberley charter broker for assistance in planning an ideal yachting vacation in Athens and the Greek islands.

Athens Yacht Charter

Check other top yachting destinations in Greece below.


Explore hidden corners of Turkey’s diverse landscapes on a luxury yacht charter. Canoe in mountain gorges, sample Turkish specialities like baklava and çay, and visit world-famous ruins and monuments. While wandering around mesmerising Istanbul is a must, there’s nothing quite like sailing along the coast of Turkey and taking in those breathtaking landscapes from afar.

Bodrum Yacht Charter
Fethiye Yacht Charter
Gocek Yacht Charter
Marmaris Yacht Charter


Featured Mediterranean Motor Yachts Charters

With so many amazing destinations and island hopping opportunities, the Med is the best area for a motor yacht charter escape. Modern yachts with powerful engines will take you places and let you see things hard to come by with any other mode of transport. If you are aiming at several diverse destinations and only have a limited amount of time, opt for an engine-powered vessel for your Mediterranean luxury yacht charter.

Albator 2

Rates from: 49,000 EUR per week

Type: Motor Yacht

Built: 2005, Posillipo

Length (m): 29.95

Guests: 12


Rates from: 490,000 USD per week

Type: Luxury Motor Yacht

Built: 2006, Lurssen

Length (m): 73

Guests: 12


Rates from: 460,000 EUR per week

Type: Expedition Yacht

Built: 1974, Icon Yachts

Length (m): 77.40

Guests: 26

Cocoa Bean

Rates from: 550,000 EUR per week

Type: Motor Yacht

Built: 2014, Trinity Yachts

Length (m): 74

Guests: 12


Rates from: 475,000 USD per week

Type: Motor Yacht

Built: 2007, Corsair Yachts

Length (m): 80.80

Guests: 12

Double Down

Rates from: 415,000 EUR per week

Type: Motor Yacht

Built: 2010, Codecasa

Length (m): 65

Guests: 12

Lucky Lady

Rates from: 343,000 EUR per week

Type: Motor Yacht

Built: 2002, Oceanco

Length (m): 62.60

Guests: 10


Rates from: 345,000 EUR per week

Type: Motor Yacht

Built: 2006, Lurssen

Length (m): 59.4

Guests: 12

Featured Mediterranean Sailing Yachts Charters

With more and more clients conscious about the need of protecting our seas and the environment, sailing yachts are a great option for a greener Mediterranean yacht charter. 

What’s truly exciting is that the unique feeling of sailing does not have to be a compromise in terms of luxury - now there are many state-of-the-art sailing yachts featuring beautiful interior, generous spaces and elegant amenities.    

Running on Waves

Rates from: 105,000 EUR per week

Type: Sailing Yacht

Built: 2011, Gdansk

Length (m): 64

Guests: 42

Entre Cielos

Rates from: 27,000 EUR per week

Type: Gulet

Built: 2004, Istanbul

Length (m): 30

Guests: 12

Sir Winston Churchill

Rates from: 31,500 EUR per week

Type: Sailing Yacht

Built: 1966, Dunston Shipyard

Length (m): 45.8

Guests: 13

Maltese Falcon

Rates from: 400,000 USD per week

Type: Sailing Yacht

Built: 2006, Perini Navi

Length (m): 88

Guests: 12

Iraklis L

Rates from: 65,000 USD per week

Type: Sailing Yacht

Built: 2009, Perama

Length (m): 42

Guests: 12+2


Rates from: 49,000 EUR per week

Type: Sailing Yacht

Built: 1989, Perini Navi

Length (m): 35.97

Guests: 9

Sea Dream

Rates from: Make an enquiry

Type: Sailing Yacht

Built: 2005, Aegean Yacht

Length (m): 45

Guests: 12


Rates from: 48,500 EUR per week

Type: Sailing Yacht

Built: 1992, Concorde Yachts

Length (m): 40

Guests: 10



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