Oceanis 43

  • The Oceanis 43 has everything you need for your perfect charter. Fine interiors, including a very comfortable saloon with a full galley, will make your stay aboard a great experience. Outside, you will find a well designed deck, with a stern platform to allow you to enjoy great sailing and, later on, go for a relaxing swim in your favourite cove!

    Technical specifications

    Model: Oceanis 43
    Type:
    Length: 13.1
    Beam: 4.12
    Draft: 2
    Displacement: 10900
    Motorboats: Yanmar
    Horse Power: 50
    Day by day capacity: 10

Destinations where you can hire a Oceanis 43

  • Yacht charter in Trogir
  • <p>A <strong>yacht charter in Trogir</strong>, one of the sailing hotspots, is the only way to complete your sailing holiday Croatia. Surrounded by the sea, it is the perfect city to visit during your boat holiday in Croatia. Why not sail a gulet or a yacht like an Oceanis or Bavaria either bareboat or crewed in Trogir, Croatia for your next holiday and find out for yourself how amazing a yacht charter sailing trip is! </p> <p>Trogir is in a fantastic location for you to use as a hub as you explore the nearby Mediterranean and Adriatic seas and coasts! Charter a yacht from us and sail your boat to a different town, marina or island every day during your holiday. We advise you don’t miss out on visiting amazing and gorgeous places such as; Sibenik, Dubrovnik, Hvar, Trogir, Split and many more destinations in Dalmatia, the Adriatic and in Croatia too! </p> <h2>What to do in Trogir</h2> <p>With a yacht charter in Trogir you can appreciate this city which lies on the southern part of the Adriatic coast in the region of Split, and has one of the longest tourism traditions in Croatia due to its historical heritage and impressive natural beauty. As part of your yacht charter in Trogir, you will enjoy both sailing in the clear, blue water and anchoring your charter boat in one of the well-maintained ports to take a look at the city. </p> <p>For those who want to combine a yacht charter in Trogir with some culture, you can appreciate the beautiful medieval city with its white buildings and cobbled streets. While sailing along the coast, you will have a great view of those white buildings from your charter yacht. The most popular tourist attractions in Trogir are the Cathedral of St. Lawrence, the Church of St. Peter, the Duke’s Palace, and the St. Michael Bell-tower. The city’s Old Town has been included in the UNESCO World Cultural heritage register since 2007 as one of the world’s best preserved medieval centres, which makes it the perfect place to visit during your yacht charter holiday in Trogir. </p> <p>But don’t forget to take one of aBoatTime’s yachts or a gulet like the Oceanis or Bavaria either bareboat, crewed or skippered come sailing in Croatia as you visit some splendid destinations in the Mediterranean like Dalmatia, Hvar, Split, Dubrovnik, Sibenik and many more Dalmatian locations on your yacht charter sailing holiday in Trogir. Don’t miss out on the UNESCO sites in Croatia and the ones near Trogir and also remember to visit a new town or marina as much as possible during your trip. </p> <h2>Ports</h2> <p>There are some ports where you can moor the boat to go to the city of Trogir that have plenty of berths for you to moor your yacht in. If you require a marina that is quieter or more secluded, there are plenty of options along the Adriatic coast of Croatia. Here are some examples: </p> <Ul> <li> Marina Trogir </li> <p>This port has 133 berths for mooring a boat with up to 3 meters draft and 60 meters long. You will definitely find one of the berths suitable for you yacht. </p> <Li> Baotic Marina </li> <p>This port has 400 moorings and berths and a lot of services for customers. It can welcome vessels with up to 5 meters draft and 25 meters long. </p> </ul> <h2>The Coastline </h2> <p>The main reason a yacht charter in Trogir is so popular is due to the city´s marvellous beaches, beautiful waters, and spectacular landscape. </p> <ul><li>Cubo bays</li><p>Great for families, there are many services, such as restaurants, changing rooms, tennis courts, etc. They are surrounded by pine trees and rock formations. </p></ul> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>The cuisine is very influenced by Mediterranean cuisines, such as the Greek, the Italian or the Spanish. This influence is especially felt in the coastal region. However, it also has its own popular and traditional dishes. </p> <p>Olive oil and the good table wine are the two ingredients that can’t be absent from a traditional local table. Fish and shellfish cooked with rice, a good sausage from the Dalmatian region…one of the typical dishes Croatian dishes is the Kulen, which is a sort of dry spicy sausage. Another dish that you should try if you are interested in other culture’s cuisines, is the Brodest, which is a rice dish similar to the Spanish Paella. </p> <p>It is a luxury to sail in Torgir, not only because of its crystal clear waters and all the beaches and coves that it has nearby, but also because of the culture of the country it is in. Croatia is a country with a long maritime tradition, and that is why sailing on a yacht charter in the Adriatic will help you to understand in the best way the local inhabitants and their traditions. One of the best ways to discover the secrets that Croatia has to offer is with a yacht charter in Torgir. </p>

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  • Yacht charter in Denia
  • <p>A <strong>yacht charter in Denia</strong> gives you the opportunity to explore this fantastic coastal city situated on the Mediterranean Costa Blanca in Spain, midway between Alicante and Valencia. With a pleasant annual average temperature of 17ºC and featuring a picturesque coast, Denia is ideal for a holiday. You could choose to take one of our catamarans or yachts, such as the Sessa or the Sunseeker, either crewed or bareboat, however you see fit. We encourage you to visit other towns and cities such as: Altea, Calpe, Benidorm, Valencia, Jávea and Gandía to name just a few of the fantastic places you could sail to! Your minimum stay can be for as long as you want, but there is almost too much to do to set a minimum number of nights to stay on holiday for!</p> <p>So charter a yacht in Denia and discover this ideal way to discover the Costa Blanca, as you can anchor your boat in one of the region’s many small bays and coves, whilst having the peace of mind of being able to sail wherever and whenever you want, the beaches are perfect. Denia is one of mainland Spain’s most important tourist and port cities, and a popular starting point for those sailing to the Balearic Islands. </p> <h2>Ports</h2> <p>Denia’s marina is fully equipped for your outward journey, and has 360 moorings and a temporary mooring area, which allows you to quickly stop off at the port. The marina has all the amenities that you will require as well, leaving you wanting for nothing. Moreover, you can use the reasonably priced ferries which sail regularly and give you the opportunity to relax even more on the sea, rather than having to sail the boat yourself! </p> <h2>Sailing Routes from Denia</h2> <p>Denia is a starting point for many routes to the Balearic Islands; Ibiza is just 50 nautical miles away, Mallorca 110 and Formentera just 60. It is also a great place to sail to nearby cities such as Valencia, Alicante and towards Barcelona and Murcia. </p> <h2>What to see in Denia</h2> <p>When you charter a yacht in Denia, enjoy the 20km long coastline which features a variety of unspoilt landscapes. This has made it a popular stopping point for those who opt for yacht charter in the Mediterranean. To the north of the city, there are many long golden beaches, whilst to the south, the coast is rockier, with many small coves which gives another reason to charter a yacht in Denia. Moreover, you should take the time to visit Montgó, a 753m tall mountain which offers fantastic views of Denia, the Mediterranean and the Costa del Sol. </p> <p>One of Denia’s unmissable sights is Calle Terra which runs along the coast from Denia’s port to the Torre del Gerro, one of the city’s landmarks which offers views across the bay and the Cabo de San Antonio. </p> <h2>Denia’s beaches and coves</h2> <p>If you charter a crewed or bareboat yacht in Denia you can visit many beaches and coves, the following are some of our favourites. Les Rotes is a small cove, located in an area dominated by large pine trees, with many rocky formations. This beach is just 150 metres long, but it is the perfect place to take a walk in the evening and watch the beautiful sunset over Denia’s bay. </p> <p>Further along from Les Rotes, at the end of La Vía Láctea, you’ll find the Torre del Gerro, a 16th century watchtower which provides amazing views of Denia’s bay. This beach is situated in a 110 hectare nature reserve, featuring breathtaking 150 metre high cliffs. Be sure to visit this part of the city on your yacht charter in Denia! If you’re a fan of snorkelling, this cove is one of the most desirable spots for swimming with the marine life. You do require a permit from Denia’s local authority however; so make sure you obtain this in advance. </p> <p>Some other things to do on your holiday in Denia are sunbathing on its pristine beaches which can be found in the Les Arenes area, to the north of the city. Some of the area’s best beaches are Punta del Raset, Les Marines and Les Bovetes. This area, together with Denia’s port is one of the best places to practice water sports such as wakeboarding, water skiing, windsurfing and kayaking. There are many nautical schools where you can take classes and get everything you need for these. </p> <h2>What to do in Denia</h2> <p>Denia is the perfect place to visit and explore its charming narrow streets. The city’s numerous historic conquests have made their mark on the city, with a variety of different civilisations’ architecture in the city centre such as historic walls and castles. Here there are monuments such as the city’s 12th century Moorish towers and its 11th century castle, designed by the Moors and rebuilt in the 19th century under the orders of the Duke of Lerma.</p> <p>When you are in Denia you can’t miss out on the local cuisine and restaurants, they cook some delicious dishes such as arroz a banda, or rice cooked in fish broth and paella. Calle Marqués del Campo is the main nightlife street, with many of the city’s best bars, restaurants and clubs.</p> <p>Boat hire in Denia lets you enjoy the fantastic Mediterranean climate on one of our crewed catamarans or yachts. You can even visit fantastic nearby places such as Jávea, Formentera, Benidorm, Ibiza, Altea, Calpe, Mallorca, Valencia or Alicante. We promise, you won’t be disappointed when you take one of our crewed or bareboat yacht charters in Denia on the Costa del Sol.</p>

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  • Yacht charter in Split
  • <p>Split is the largest city on Croatia’s Adriatic Coast and the most important in Dalmatia. It is marvelous to visit given its rich historical heritage and the wide variety of activities it offers. It can be the perfect starting point for any type of holiday if you decide upon <strong>yacht charter in Spilt</strong> here, there are many itineraries that can be followed on board your boat of choice. It makes no difference if you sail towards the north or to the south, you will always have a great time since there are multiple sailing destinations in both directions. </p> <p>A yacht charter holiday in Croatia and its surrounding area, allows for a wide variety of possibilities for visiting the main tourist attractions of central Dalmatia. The climate is Mediterranean, meaning warm and dry weather in summer with annual maximums of 30ºC and lows of 12ºC, although the winter is not warm.</p> <h2>Ports</h2> <p>Split is the busiest Marina in Dalmatia, with thousands of yachts and sailing boats that sail every day with multiple berths for you to moor your boat. For this reason, if you decide to spend your holidays here and choose a yacht charter here to start your journey, you will have all necessary commodities on board. So take one of our yachts or catamarans like one of the Jeanneau models and spend some quality time in this entertaining marina! </p> <h2>What to do </h2> <p>There’s plenty to do when you charter a yacht in Split. For diving and nature enthusiasts, another possibility is to tour the neighboring Pakleni islands and enjoy the enchanting underwater life. So on your sailing holiday in Croatia on your bareboat or crewed yacht, make sure you make the most of the Adriatic, the Mediterranean and the local sailing and holiday destinations like Trogir, Dalmatia, Kornati, Hvar, Dubrovnik, Brac and many more Dalmatian and Croatian islands and locations. </p> <ul><li>Vis</li><p> Located only 47 kilometres from Split, Vis is known for its strong winds that make it ideal for all types of watersports. It’s one of the most popular diving destinations in Croatia, since the marine life includes Lobsters, scorpion fish and octopi. Dive in the “Blue Grotto”, an underwater cave known for its beautiful lighting and the flora and fauna that youkan find in it. If you like exciting vacations where you get to explore amazing new places, this island is for you. </p> <li>Pakleni Isles</li><p> If you want to find a fully untouched landscape that is completely natural while sailing in Croatia, close to Split there are a number of tiny islands stuck in time such as Pakleni. They are known for their deep clear waters that are inhabited by an overwhelming sea life. Forget returning to moor in a town one night and stay on one of these beautiful islands to escape reality. </p></ul> <h2>What to see </h2> <p>The beautiful old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its streets and buildings. Split is testament to amazing historical change: the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the change to the kingdom of Yugoslavia, and of course, the Second World War. Don’t miss out on the views from Maryan hill, Diocletian’s Palace, the cathedral and the National Theatre, even if it’s just to pass by them outside. </p> <p>You shouldn’t miss the opportunity to visit the nearby islands of: Hvar and Vis. These islands are still only very slightly affected by the tourism in the area and each have small, calm bays and incredible fishing spots. If you want to moor up your boat and spend the night on any of the islands, there are many options to choose from. </p> <p>As a sailing region, the central part of the Adriatic Sea is characterised by large islands, as well as by the large distances between them and it is therefore advisable to check the favourable winds and conditions before setting off. </p> <p>The boardwalk is another one of the must visits during your sailing holiday in Croatia. With the sea and the marina to one side, and a trail of Renaissance style houses going up the hill on the other, the boardwalk provides the most cosmopolitan social life in its multitude of bars and restaurants from which you can enjoy fantastic views! </p> <p>Located in the center, the local fruit market is a huge meeting place for the thousands of tourists that visit each day as well as the local farmers who come to sell their fresh produce. It offers a wide variety of fruit, vegetables and delicacies from the countryside such as honey, oranges, peaches and other such items from the Mediterranean diet. </p> <p>Finally, Croatia is filled with interesting and entertaining towns and ports that you have to visit during your time sailing in one of our crewed or bareboat yachts on your yacht charter! For example, at some point on your Mediterranean adventure, you have to sail along the Dalmatian coast, in the Adriatic Sea and visit fascinating places like Trogir, Kornati, Dubrovnik, Hvar and many other locations in Dalmatia. You’ll have to be busy if you want to fit all that Split and Croatia has to offer on your yacht charter and sailing holiday, but if you do, you’ll be experiencing one of the best sailing destinations that Europe has to offer! </p> <h2>The Coastline</h2> <p>The Dalmatian Coast has some stunning bays on offer, some of the most popular are: </p> <ul><li>Bacvice Beach</li><p>A very popular beach, especially among the locals. The local sport of Picigin is played here, so if you want to discover a new sport, this is the beach for you. </p> <li>Stomarica</li><p>It is one of the famous beaches of Barela, a fishing village and an important summer center on the coast of Makaraska, to the south. It is a rocky beach and it has the blue banner certificate. It is good for some water sports activities. This beach, as the others on the Makarskan coast, has a magnificent natural landscape, formed on one side by the high mountain of Biokovo (natural park) and on the other side by Hvar. </p> <li>Zlatni rat (The Golden Cape)</li><p>This thick sand beach, located on the south of the island of Brac, is one of the best pictures of the Adriatic. Its triangular shape submerging into the seas is spectacular. There is a very interesting natural phenomena occurring here: the tip of the beach changes of shape due to the winds and the waves. Right by the beach you can find a beautiful pine tree forest. This beach is nice for water sports, among them kitesurfing. The small fishing village of Bol offers a large selection of entertainment and excursions. </p></ul> <h2>Natural Parks</h2> <p>If you want to enjoy the nature, you can’t miss the Marjan Natural Park. It is made up of 340 hectares and rises 1.5 km. This forest park is a huge green area, and one of the biggest reserves in Croatia. You can get there walking from the centre to relax away from the lively urban atmosphere. </p> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>During you time on board a chartered yacht in Split you ca eat some fantastic food. Split is characterized by having a varied and healthy gastronomy. In the numerous restaurants there is no shortage of high quality sea products or the meat, always accompanied by fresh vegetables. You will also find a large selection of sausages and cheeses, all of which is accompanied with traditional Croatian deserts and liquors. Having a glass of liquor is the way to start a meal; you know the saying, when in Rome… </p> <p>Some of the typical dishes of the region are the Brodetto, a fish soup served with Polenta from northern Italy, grilled fish, roasted octopus, always served with some olive oil, garlic, pepper and salt. The desserts include the Krostule, typical Dalmatian pastries and the Makaran and the Kastel cakes. </p> <p>Without a doubt, Split is an ideal place for a tourist that visits Croatia as it is the gateway into the Dalmatian way of life. With its millenary history, its marvelous waters and its healthy life full of music and culture, sailing along its coasts will become the best option to ensure some amazing holidays, be it with friends or family. Why not rent a luxury gulet or join an exciting flotilla for your sail trip in the Adriatic? Choose a yacht charter in Split and let the winds guide you on your sailing holiday, you will not regret it! </p>

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  • Yacht charter in Mallorca
  • <p>Charter one of our yachts and experience all that Majorca has to offer, it’s the biggest of the Balearic Archipelago and has Palma de Mallorca as its capital. It's the Mecca for anyone interested in sailing, that's why to <strong>rent boats in Mallorca</strong> is an ideal holiday. So take a skipper or one of our crewed or bareboat charters and set sail to explore the Balearic Islands like Formentera and Ibiza and sail to secluded coves, bays, hidden marinas and puerto! </p> <p>Known in times gone by as the island of calm, it’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in Spain for its beaches, bays, landscape and fun during the day and night. There are hundreds of small, rocky islands that surround Mallorca that you investigate and sail around. Majorca also has many towns and cities which are well worth a visit on our boats, such as the capital Palma de Mallorca, Pollença and the rustic town of Andratx. A yacht charter holiday in Mallorca is the easiest, and most luxurious, way to see the Balearics and enjoy the sun, sea and journey, to the full with your loved ones. <p> <p>It is very common for people interested in sailing to choose to charter a yacht in Mallorca as it’s a fantastic holiday destination. When talking about high quality options in the world of renting boats, Majorca doesn’t really have any rivals as it offers all the same benefits, and more, as its competitors. The crystal blue water, its bright sun and the fresh breeze make yacht charter in Mallorca the ideal escape for that getaway you’ve been looking for. So take a bareboat yacht charter and explore Majorca, the coast of Spain, Ibiza and Formentera, and have a fantastic holiday!</p> <h2>Ports</h2> <p>Due to the popularity of Mallorca as a nautical destination, there are 33 commercial ports, with up to 20 thousand mooring points. The marinas in Pollença and Palma will supply you with anything that you require. </p> <h3>Palma de Majorca</h3><p>It is the biggest port on the Balearic Islands and has space for 162 boats. Its location is excellent to sail around the southern and the southeastern part of the isle. This port does not only harbor yachts and sailboats, but big cruise liners as well. </p> <h3>Olimpic Calanova Port</h3> <p>It is located in the Palma bay and Major cove, it has modern amenities, a sailing school and numerous restaurants. </p> <h3>Public port of Pollença</h3><p>This port is located in the north of Mallorca and is the perfect place to start and see the natural beauty of the coast. Its location in the bay of Polenza offers it great protection from the weather. </p> <h3>Adriano Port</h3><p>This port is one of the most modern in Majorca and it has docking spaces designed for large yachts. It was designed by Philippe Starck and has offers a great range of high profile stores and bars and bistros. Several regattas and other seasonal activities are organized in this marina throughout the year. </p> <h2>What to do in Mallorca</h2> <p>As well as plenty of activities available to be enjoyed whilst sailing on our bareboat or crewed yachts, Mallorca offers plenty of activities on land too: you can take a bike trip on one of the many trails, or emulate the great Rafael Nadal and play tennis in his homeland. </p><p>The local night life is also very famous and really good fun. During your time in Mallorca on your chartered yacht you will have everything at your fingertips, on land and at sea. </p> <p>The coast line of Majorca is characterized by a multitude of landscapes, on the east side of the island you can admire bays and beaches with charming tones of blue; the north offers a safe selection of ports where you can moor your boat without a problem. The east coast will surprise you with its sheer cliffs and incredible views. Moreover, you should take your yacht charter and sail to Cabrera which hosts some stunning views and amazing water to sleep in. Explore on your yacht and enjoy all that it has to offer. All you have to do is choose your boat model and the dates for your yacht charter trip in Mallorca. Enjoy the great sensation that sailing provides in one of Spain’s favourite sailing destinations. </p> <h2>What to see in Palma de Mallorca</h2> <p>Palma’s boardwalk is over 5km in length and it is ideal for nice walks at sunset, or enjoying a delicious meal. The Mallorcan nightlife is very vibrant and you will find great bars, pubs and clubs throughout the city. </p> <p>To get to know the culture a little better, it is recommended that you visit Majorca's old town, accessed by the two railway lines and many enchanting bohemian streets. The Santa Maria de Palma Cathedral is without doubt the symbol of Mallorca but we shouldn’t forget other monuments of architectural value such as Bellver castle, the Lluc Monastery or Bendinat castle. </p> <h2>Beaches and Bays</h2> <h3>Cala de Formentor</h3><p>This cove, located close to the Port de Pollença in the gorgeous town of Pollença, is one of the most internationally well-known ports due to the quantity of famous people that have visited over the years including Winston Churchill and John Wayne. This kilometer long stretch of sand is an isolated, startling space, perfect for relaxing on you sailing holiday and one of the more peaceful bays in Majorca. </p> <h3>Cala Varcas</h3><p>This cove, situated to the south east, is one of the most untouched of them all. Its main attraction is the wide variety of activities you can take part in there: underwater caves and reefs admired by marine life experts as well as plenty of water activities such as diving or deep water soloing. Its great beauty can only be appreciated from the sea and therefore the best way to visit is by boat. </p> <h3>Cala Llombards</h3><p>Situated to the south, is one of the most beautiful in Mallorca, and removing the distance, it looks extremely like the Nordic Fjords (only properly appreciable from the water). It has fine white sand, and turquoise waters that would look more at home in the Caribbean. From this mix of Nordic and Caribbean influence you can also visit Es Pontás. If you are looking for a beach to make you feel fantastic, then this is the one. </p> <h3>Cala Mondragó</h3><p>This is also one of the most popular spots in Majorca and is situated in the region of Santanyi. It has one of the largest entrances to any cove in Mallorca making it ergonomic for boat access, with fine white sand and surrounded by pine trees. Its natural beauty is so extraordinary that it was declared a National Park in 1992. </p> <h3>Es Trenc</h3><p>Another untouched part of Majorca is Es Tranc, a vast expanse of sand located in the south which looks legitimately Caribbean. It mainly stands out as being the only non-commercialised beach in Mallorca, which makes it into a unique space. The beach is usually overwhelmed with tourists which makes it much more appealing to moor up your boat and enjoy the privacy that it provides. </p> <h2>Natural parks</h2> <p>Majorca has a significant quantity of unique natural spaces, considering its size. Discover its forests, cliffs, coves, bays and islets a short sail away. </p> <h3>Sierra Tramuntana</h3><p>With its highest point being in the Puig Mayor at a height of 1,445 meters, you can’t miss the gorgeous views that it offers.</p> <h3>Cabrera Archipelago</h3><p>In the coastal area you can find the maritime archipelago of Cabrera, which is an idyllic location to go diving in and is easily accessible by boat. The surrounding areas guarantee an exceptional diving experience. </p> <h3>Dragonera</h3><p>The rich flora and fauna of Dragonera, whose name comes from the local lizards, will leave you breathless. It is only accessible by boat and it is full of hiking trails that will allow you to discover the area when you sail there. </p> <h3>S'Albufera natural park</h3><p>Every year the marshes and the swamps of S’Albufera becomes home to numerous migratory bird species. Several hiking trails go through the park, allowing you to enjoy nature and admire the numerous animal species that make this park their home. </p> <h3>Mondrago Park</h3><p>Located in the eastern part of Mallorca, the natural park of Mondrago has some spectacular views. Mondrago cove is known by sailing enthusiasts, who drop anchor every year in its turquoise waters.</p> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>The Majorcan gastronomy is famous for its sweets, its rice dishes and its fresh fish and shellfish. Its dishes are simply another reason you must visit.</p> <p>Mallorca is an electrifying destination offering the best beach tourism and an undoubtedly interesting culture too. You can even visit Ibiza and Formentera with a skipper or on your own bareboat yacht charter! Don’t miss an opportunity to charter a yacht on holiday in Mallorca to experience all that this island has to offer including, sailing, diving and exploring, you will not be disappointed.</p>

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  • Yacht charter in Formentera
  • <p>Choose a <strong>yacht charter in Formentera</strong> for your holidays this year and explore this truly magical island. Swim in the crystal clear waters and relax on the idyllic sandy shores, to a backdrop of spectacular cliffs and explore hidden coves where the pirates in times past used to drop anchor. Moreover, sail to the other Balearic Islands such as Ibiza, Menorca or Mallorca and the Illetes on your skippered yacht charter during one of our boat hire holidays! This isle is just 16 kilometres long, and can only be reached by travelling on the sea, therefore we recommend discovering it in the best possible way; by enjoying your time chartering a yacht in Formentera. </p> <p>Formentera is renowned for its Caribbean-like features, with blue-green waters and white sandy beaches. In addition to its spectacular landscape, Formentera is an ideal sailing destination, thanks to its calm sea conditions and its myriad of seashores where you moor your skippered yacht and relax all day. </p> <h2>Ports</h2> <p>There are some ports in Formentera where it is possible to moor our boat. Some of them are:</p> <UL><li>Formentera Mar</li><p>This port has 93 moorings in which it is possible to moor boats up to 30 meters long and 3 meters draft.</p> <li>Marina de Formentera</li><p>This port allows boats with a maximum length of 38 meters and a maximum draft of 4.</p> <li>Boyas de s´Espalmador</li><p>Located in the north, this place is in the middle of an inhabited place, and its main feature is the calm of its water and its wonderful landscapes. There are 33 moorings for boats with a maximum length of 15 meters and a maximum draft of 6 metres.</p></ul> <h2>Sailing routes</h2> <p>You can visit the other Balearics from Formentera, such as Ibiza, located just 3 miles away, which takes just half an hour by boat. Mallorca is located 65 miles away, which is on average, is a 9 hour boat trip. Other possible sailing routes include visiting the uninhabited isles of Espalmador and Espardell, or the cities of Valencia and Dénia, on the Spanish mainland’s eastern coast. Make sure you explore during your holiday chartering a yacht with aBoatTime. </p> <p>The port de la Savina is the only marina and it is located on the northeastern coast. It has 150 moorings, which is a rather modest figure, especially in high season. We therefore recommend reserving your mooring in advance. However, if you’re an experienced sailor, or choose a skippered boat hire, you can choose to drop anchor in one of Formentera’s many beautiful coves. This is the most popular option amongst visitors, as you can avoid mooring costs and wake up each day to a different view and witness some spectacular sunrises.</p> <h2>What to do in Formentera</h2> <p>You can enjoy nautical activities, such as swimming, diving, fishing and kayaking, in hidden spots such as Sahona Cove. The blue-green sea is an ideal place for snorkeling, as the area has actually been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which has helped to protect its gorgeous natural environment. Another great place for snorkeling are the natural pools of Can Marriog, which house magnificent underwater caves. </p> <h2>What to see in Formentera</h2> <p>Aside from enjoying sailing in the beautiful natural environment, you can enjoy the lively nightlife scene, sunbathe on the white sandy coasts or pamper yourself with a therapeutic mud spa treatment.</p><p>Street markets are another integral part of the culture, and definitely worth visiting, with a wealth of local handcrafted goods available. The most famous markets are San Francesc and La Mola. San Francesc market is located in the city centre, and open every day; here you’ll find a wealth of trinkets, jewelry and decorative pieces. La Mola market is open every Wednesday until 10pm and there are always concerts and street performers around, making for an exciting experience. </p> <h2>Beaches</h2> <p>Formentera’s beaches are the main tourist attractions, and the perfect places to rest, sunbathe or take part in some sports during your sailing holiday. </p> <ul><li>Ses Illetes</li><p> Although only just 500 metres long, it is one of the Mediterranean’s most spectacular beaches, its typical blue-green sea, fine white sand and a rocky backdrop. In addition to its undeniable beauty, it is clean and has is very shallow, allowing you to walk a few metres into the sea without even getting your knees wet – perfect for paddling! </p> <li>Punta Prima</li><p> Is a scenic cove, surrounded by rocky cliffs. It can be reached by steps down from the cliff, and is rather secluded. If you’re a fan of snorkelling, you’ll be amazed by the abundant marine life, with a variety of species such as crabs and lobsters. </p> <li>S’Alga</li><p> Is a small and idyllic beach can be easily reached by boat from Formentera. It has no human settlement, and construction is banned, making this a true natural paradise.</p></ul> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>Why not immerse yourself in the local environment, and try the delicious Mediterranean cuisine. Take a walk round the San Francesc area, near the church and you’ll find many bars and restaurants where fish, shellfish, rice and paella are served fresh every day.</p> <p>If you want to see the island at its liveliest, visit on the 16th of July, which is the day of the Virgen del Carmen, and when Formentera’s most popular festival is celebrated.</p> <p>Visit Formentera on a skippered yacht or boat charter and experience one of the most enriching holidays that the Mediterranean has to offer. Sail to a different port or marina every day and enjoy sailing or visit the nearby Balearic Islands of Menorca, Ibiza or Mallorca. Charter a yacht in Formentera, you will not regret it!

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  • Yacht charter in Lavrion
  • <p>A <strong>yacht charter in Lavrion</strong> will be an unforgettable for you. Visit this beautiful coastal town located on the southernmost tip of the Attica peninsula. In ancient times this town was a major mining area and though the mines are closed now, there are aspects of the area which remind the visitors of times gone by. Nowadays, the busy port is one of the most important in Athens, and serves as the perfect starting point for your yacht charter in Lavrion after spending a couple of days sightseeing in Athens. So set sail on your next holiday and visit Greece with a yacht charter around the Cyclades, the Aegean Sea and amazing cities like Athens. </p> <p>Besides the old mining areas, the town is home to the country's largest amphitheatre, and the cruising waters that surround Lavrion are among some of the most spectacular surroundings in Greece. Additionally, there are many beautiful bays and stunning beaches to visit while on your yacht charter holiday. </p> <p>This city acts as the perfect starting point to explore Greece and the islands in the Aegean Sea. For example. It gives you’re the opportunity to sail to stunning and gorgeous places like Paros, Mykonos, the Sporades, the Saronics, Ionian and Dodecanese Islands as well as many Greek cities and ports like Athens that are found along Greece’s coast and the local gulf. Moor your bareboat or crewed boat in any town, island, port or beach you wish during your sailing holiday, your yacht charter in Lavrion offers you unparalleled flexibility when compared with more traditional holidays. Just think about it, you are in complete control and can decide which Greek beaches and islands you want to sail to and relax on that day! </p> <h2>Beaches and coves </h2> <h4>Kaki Thalassa</h4> <p>It is a beautiful beach with a free access located in Keratea, the eastern area of Atica. Recently remodeled, this beach has very modern infrastructure, excellent taverns and cafes, an open air cinema and a basketball court for the sport enthusiasts. Kaki is the perfect option for the entire family. </p> <h4>Anvyssos</h4> <p>One of the biggest beaches of Atica. This beach has a free access and has several organized areas where umbrellas and chairs are available. Windsurfers claim this beach as their favourite. </p> <h4>Hamolia</h4> <p>Is a small beach located just 4 km from Porto Rafti, it offers easy access a peaceful atmosphere and a special area available to nudists. </p> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>During your yacht charter in Lavrion, you’ll get to taste some delicious food. Given the geography and the history of Greece, the style of the Greek cuisine is typical Mediterranean, sharing characteristics with the Italian, Middle Eastern and Balkan gastronomies. The main and most sacred ingredient is the olive oil, which has a presence in almost every dish. </p> <p>The most famous dish of the Greek cuisine is formed by a combination of appetizers served with a typical liquor, the Ouzo. Several sauces are used in combination with the pita bread. Another recognized dish is the Musaka, similar to the Italian lasagne, with the difference being that eggplant is used instead of pasta to separate the multiple layers of the dish. </p> <p>Lavrion is well known for its rapid development; so much so that the port is changing faster than any other town in the country. New taverns, cafes, and other yachting facilities are opening constantly, offering more and more opportunities for tourists who choose a yacht charter here for their sailing holiday in Greece. You can enjoy numerous water sport activities such as snorkelling, swimming and fishing. A variety of restaurants ensure that culinary enthusiasts will not be disappointed. </p> <p>As a starting point to your sailing holiday, a yacht charter offers a great number of opportunities. You will enjoy sailing through the scenic ocean of the Saronic Gulf and the Aegean Sea and visiting famous Greek islands such as the Cyclades, Dodecanese, Sporades, or Ionian isles. Opt for a yacht charter holiday in Lavrion and you will find much more than you were looking for. </p>

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  • Yacht charter in Biograd
  • <p>This port city is situated on Dalmatia’s northern coastline, near the Sveta Katarina Islands and the Kornati archipelago. It is renowned as one of Europe’s sailing paradises, due to its beautiful shores, the favourable sailing conditions of the Adriatic Sea and its warm sunny climate throughout most of the year. Discover one of Croatia and Europe’s most picturesque medieval cities on your<strong>yacht charter in Biograd</strong>. Why not rent one of the luxurious Jeanneau or Bavaria models and fall in love with sailing on one of our yacht charters in the amazing sailing destination of Biograd on board one of aBoatTime’s great boats. </p> <p>Biograd’s seafaring tradition is one of its main features, and makes it a popular location for regattas, nautical competitions and sailing. The coast is long and meandering, and thus has many interesting sailing routes for yacht charters in Croatia. Biograd features interesting locations close by, nearby small islands to discover and is an excellent starting point for a sailing trip in Croatia. Moreover, some examples of Mediterranean destinations that you could sail to on your crewed or bareboat yacht charter are Kornati, Zadar, Trogir, Dubrovnik and even more places in the Adriatic, Dalmatia and the rest of the Croatian coastline including many islands. </p> <h2>What to do</h2> <p>One of the main attractions is its rich cultural heritage. Until the Middle Ages, the city was Croatia’s capital, and during the 10th century, the seat of the monarchy. Due to its strategic importance, many civilisations have invaded and laid claim to Biograd over the years, such as the Venetians in the 12th century and the Turkish in the 17th century. Its rich cultural heritage is a direct result of these occupations, and many archaeological relics from these periods can be found in the museum, whilst on your yacht charter in Biograd.</p> <p>If you set sail on your very own sailing holiday in Biograd, Croatia and the Adriatic Coast, you will be unlocking an area that will give you an amazing holiday! Take one of our crewed or bareboat yachts and go sailing in places like Zadar, Trogir, Dubrovnik, Kornati and many other places in Dalmatia and along the Adriatic coast. These areas have some fantastic ports for you to moor your boat in during your time on your yacht charter in Biograd.</p> <h2>What to see</h2> <p>In the evening, the seafront promenade becomes one of the city’s premier nightlife destinations, with many bars and clubs which open at dusk. Both the bars and clubs of the area make for an unforgettable night, it’s common for places to stay open until the early hours of the morning. You’ll fall in love with the city from the moment you arrive. When you sail in Croatia, one of the first things you’ll notice is the typical architecture of southeastern Europe, such as the quintessential white houses with red tiled rooves, clustered in the city centre. </p> <h2>Ports</h2> <p>There are some fantastic ports in the area, the most important and popular are: </p> <ul><li>Sangulin Marina </li> <p>This marina has the capacity of boats with a maximum length of 80.00 meters and a maximum draft of 4.50. In addition, it has a lot of services available to users. </p> <li>Marina Kornati </li><p>This port has a capacity of 750 boats with a maximum length of 23 meters and a maximum draft of 65. It also includes several amenities for users.</p></ul> <h2>Biograd’s Coastline</h2> <p>The beaches are idyllic destinations for relaxing, with crystal clear waters, golden sand and wooded areas. The most popular are the following: </p> <ul><li>Drazica Beach</li><p> A 300 metre long Blue Flag certified beach, flanked by a pine forest where you can picnic after swimming in the vivid blue sea. </p> <li>Kumenta Beach</li><p>Is a small and quiet beach, where you can relax in the sun and escape the crowds. </p> <li>Crvena Luka</li> <p> Located 3 kilometres from the city and can be reached by car or public transport. It is one of Croatia’s idyllic and top-rated pieces of coast for visiting on your yacht charter in Biograd. </p></ul> <h2> Natural Reserves </h2> <p>Surrounded by wonderful natural landscapes: this city is located close to some stunning natural areas. Some of them are: </ p> <ul><li>Kornati </li><p>Consists of a total of 147 islands, and some of its main tourist attractions are the “krune” or crowns, big cliffs with dizzying heights. </p> <li> Krka </li> <p>Declared a National reserve in 1985, this place is situated along the river of the same name. It is famous for its high waterfalls (some 30 meters tall) and its large lake. </p> <li>Telascica</ li> <p> Located at the entrance of Kornati National Park, this place has the longest cliff in the Adriatic Sea, Grpašćak cliff, and a salty lake whose waters change with the tides. </p></ul> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>You’ll find a variety of local restaurants in the city centre and port area, serving fresh seafood, Mediterranean salads and pizzas, due to the heavy Italian influence on the region. Selected yacht charter centres also house small restaurants where you can enjoy an evening meal once you’ve moored your yacht. </p> <p>There are two main places to moor your boat in and around Biograd, Marina Kornati and Segulin Marina. Both are open throughout the year, making it easy to moor your yacht whenever you travel to Croatia. If you choose to charter a yacht in Biograd, you can also spend the night in either one of these marinas. </p> <p>Visiting this coastal city on a Croatian yacht charter holiday guarantees the best sailing experience in the Adriatic Sea and one of the best sailing destinations in Europe! Sailing and spending your days on the Adriatic Riviera will make your yacht charter the trip of a lifetime. Relax in beach clubs, try the region’s delicious seafood cuisine and take in the breathtaking landscapes of Croatia. Enjoy the sun, sea and sand in Croatia without the crowds and immerse yourself in the local culture with a yacht charter in Biograd. </p>

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  • Yacht charter in Tenerife
  • <p>Why not spend your next holiday in Spain and <strong>rent a boat in Tenerife</strong> this year? Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and is situated to the northeast coast of Morocco in the Atlantic Ocean. The average annual temperature is 22ºC, making boat rental in Tenerife an ideal destination all year round. If you rent a boat, yacht or catamaran and go sailing in Tenerife you will not regret it as there is so much to explore. Tenerife has a population of around 900,000 people, although despite this high population many locations on the island remain relatively untouched and if you rent a boat and decide to sail one of our motor yachts bareboat for example, you could explore these areas by yourself. If you want to, you can sail to great towns, ports (puerto in Spanish) and beautiful bays like Adeje or Cristianos. </p> <p>Renting a boat in Tenerife is a worthwhile idea as the island’s year-round warm and sunny climate makes it a favourite destination amongst yacht enthusiasts. Private boat hire in Tenerife provides the opportunity to explore the island’s coastline and its many benefits, such as beautiful coves, whale watching, sunbathing, diving and the island itself. Renting a boat on a sailing adventure in Tenerife allows you to visit the capital Santa Cruz, the island’s volcano and its traditional villages or enjoying the coast’s vibrant nightlife which enhances your experience of boat hire in Tenerife.</p> <h2>What to do in Tenerife? </h2> <p>Tenerife’s centrepiece is El Teide, the island’s volcano, which at 3,700m tall is the highest point in Spain. A visit to the volcano whilst you rent a boat will allow you to take in the breath-taking views it provides over the island, such as the contrast between the park’s rocky terrain and the blue expansiveness of the ocean. El Teide National Park is one of the largest protected areas in the EU, with approximately 42% of the island being under protection. </p> <p>A visit to the capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, situated on the island’s northern coast is highly recommended. It is a city filled with character, with various attractions such as theatres and squares, such as the Plaza de España and Plaza de Weyler. Why not walk through the city’s old bohemian streets, and stop for a drink at one of the city’s ocean view bars? A particular attraction is the Auditorio de Tenerife, Tenerife’s Opera House, where you can not only see Opera, but also a variety of different shows. This had led to Tenerife being nicknamed the ‘Sydney of the Atlantic’, as it is also a modern architectural symbol of the island. Rent a boat in Tenerife from aBoatTime and visit the Auditorio de Tenerife from beautiful angles on the water. </p> <p>Boat hire in Tenerife is a fantastic opportunity for you to visit one of the island’s major attractions is the Santa Cruz Carnival, held every February in the island’s capital. Second only to Rio de Janeiro’s festivals, it attracts people from all over the world, with over 100 music groups taking part, it encourages people to celebrate on the streets, and most wear typical fancy, flamboyant dress. Feel free to embrace the carnival, but you don´t have to join in! </p> <p>Elsewhere on the island, there are numerous other scenic locations. For example, San Miguel de Abona, on the southern part of the island, allows you to go horse riding. Additionally, the Acantilados de los Gigantes, or the Cliffs of the Giants, located on Tenerife’s south-western coast, are particularly spectacular when seen by boat. Why not go sailing in Tenerife now and see these amazing sights first-hand! Finally, if you rent a boat in Tenerife, you give yourself the chance to see dolphins and whales that share the sea that you sail your yachts and boats with. Who knows maybe you could even go diving with some dolphins? </p> <h2>Beaches and Coves</h2> <h4>De las Teresitas beach</h4> <p>This beach is perfect if you are travelling with children as there are many beach activities such as volleyball and aerobics that they can partake in. De las Teresitas is located near Santa Cruz and is unusual for having white sand, imported from the Sahara, unlike most of the island’s naturally occurring black volcanic beaches. It is one of the island’s most popular bays, and is the perfect place to swim and snorkel, due to its calm waters. If you are passionate about marine life, there are fantastic opportunities to go on a submarine safari on your chartered yacht holiday in Tenerife and see even more underwater spectacles of The Mediterranean. </p> <h4>De las vistas beach</h4> <p>Is the sister beach of “de los Cristianos” beach, some consider the two beaches as just one, as they are only separated by the southern port. They share a privileged location in one of the most animated areas of the region. It is ideal for both relaxing and fun. </p> <h4>Beach of Troy</h4> <p>Located in the southern part of the island, this beach has golden sand and clear blue waters, in addition it has all the necessary facilities for visitors to enjoy their day to the fullest and participate in some water sports. </p> <h4>Del Camison beach</h4> <p>Del Camison, is barely 100 meters in length and is totally protected from the waves, so sit back, relax and sunbathe in front of the calm waves. </p> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>Choose your preferred sailboat model and enjoy your private boat hire in Tenerife, spending your holidays sailing round its volcanic coasts and enjoying its unique cuisine, fresh seafood and the famous papas arrugadas, or Canarian potatoes, which are served with a pepper sauce called “mojo”. The island is also home to numerous vineyards, producing wine unique to the island, including Tacoronte–Acentejo and Abona. You can also tour the island’s wineries and vineyards if you want to, just don’t drink too much! </p> <p>There are a variety of interesting things to do and see with family or friends whilst enjoying hiring a boat in Tenerife, both in summer and winter. Despite its small size, the island offers a huge variety of landscapes; more than 140 scenic bays, coves and exotic black-sand volcanic beaches, large pine forests, vineyards, olive groves and much more. A boat rental holiday in Tenerife will be the experience of a lifetime, all this is waiting for you on your sailing charter to the Mediterranean as you explore Tenerife and the Canary Islands. Isn’t it aBoatTime you rent a boat in Tenerife?</p>

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  • Yacht charter in Barcelona
  • <p>Take one of our luxury yachts and enjoy a <strong>rent a boat in Barcelona</strong> - a great option for your holidays this year. The capital of Catalonia is the 2nd most populated city in Spain. Located on the Mediterranean coast, just 120km from the Pyrenees and the French border, it’s in the perfect spot for our crewed or bareboat yacht charters and idyllic for a Spanish sailing trip. Your skipper will be helpful and friendly, and our yachts are safe, comfortable and relaxing. </p> <p>Surround yourself with the life and soul of Catalonia, with a rich culture combined with sandy shores and water sport activities to enjoy. There is a wonderful mix of architectural styles, art, museums, and plenty of leisure activities for you to enjoy too. It has developed into one of Europe's most important yacht charter marinas, allowing you to discover the amazing coastline. </p> <p>Hiring a boat here is a popular idea as it is a great starting point for trips across the Mediterranean, and it is for this reason it is one of Europe’s most important, both for tourism, including cruises and yacht charter tourism as well as commercial traffic. In the marina you’ll find all the services and facilities you need for your trip, such as refuelling, supplies for your boat, and a wide variety of shops and bars on the promenade for you to revel in. Moreover, there are numerous hotels that are ideal for a short stay around the time of your sailing holiday. If you want to enquire about the chance to hire a boat, perhaps a catamaran either bareboat or crewed, you could visit the gorgeous Balearic Islands of Mallorca, Ibiza, Formentera or Menorca. Ibiza is a superb destination for a stag or hen party that you will never forget! Barcelona also has many options for stag and hen parties, including bar crawls and other festivities to explore, imagine renting a boat in Barcelona with the family and friends and sailing on the Spanish coast! </p> <h2>Ports</h2> <h4>One Ocean Port Vell</h4> <p>It provides you with anything and everything you will need during your vacation. Here you can perform many activities, as it has a variety of cultural and sports activities inside. It also has the capacity to house a total of 410 vessels with maximum draft of 16 meters. </p> <h4>Olimpic port</h4> <p>Built for the 1992 Olympic Games, it’s characterized by the wide variety of restaurants located in the area. It has 743 moorings for boats with a maximum draft of 5 meters. </p> <h4>Real Club Marítimo de Barcelona</h4> <p>It is one of the oldest, and has many facilities adapted to any need. The maximum draft of its boats is 8 meters. </p> <h2>What to do <h2> <p>If you go sailing aboard your own private crewed or bareboat yacht, you will find windsurfing, kite surfing and lots of fun to do on the local shores. There are many agencies that provide you materials and classes all over Barcelona. The water sports center is the ideal marina where you start the rental of your boat. It’s very lively and offers a good atmosphere and there is plenty of space to moor one of our yachts, one of our skippers can help you moor as well. Its stylish restaurants, clubs and bars are all splendid for any tourist activity. On the other hand, this port offers refuelling services, entertainment, culture and dining. Also, chartering gives you the chance to sail along the Costa Brava or to the south of France. Furthermore, as mentioned previously, you should try and visit the neighbouring islands of Ibiza and Mallorca whilst sailing your private crewed or bareboat yacht or catamaran. With good weather almost guaranteed, picturesque coastal towns and proximity to other attractions, Barcelona will meet and probably exceed your expectations. </p> <p>There are several options when you decide to rent a boat in Barcelona and go sailing in Catalonia: to sail towards the north of the Mediterranean Sea, stopping in France, or going for the southeast Spanish coast, as well as visiting the Balearic Islands by sailing yacht or by visiting the Levantine coast. </p> <h2>What to see <h2> <p>There are lots of things to do in this world famous city. The main tourist attractions are located in the Las Ramblas area, which is defined by its numerous shops and flower stalls, Parc de la Ciutadella, Plaça de Catalunya and of course the magic of Gaudi’s famous architecture. </p> <p>The Sagrada Familia is a must see for anyone visiting Barcelona. We also recommend seeing his other works, such as the Casa Milà, Casa Batlló, and the Parc Güell. If you’re a football fan you can’t miss out on seeing the Camp Nou, Europe’s largest football stadium. </p> <p>If you choose Barcelona for your sailing holidays, you can spend days on the beaches or in nearby towns on the Costa Brava. Located just 10 minutes from the centre is the famous la Barceloneta. </p> <h2>Currency<h2> <p>The currency used is the same as the one used in the rest of Spain: the euro (€). </p> <h2>Beaches and Coves<h2> <h4>Barceloneta</h4> <p>It is the third longest shoreline in Spain, with more than one kilometer long. The sand has a toasted tone and is full of palm trees, and the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea are perfect for swimming. It is the main place for tourists and has showers, toilets and all the amenities you need. </p> <h4>Icària </h4> <p>It is also a few metro stops from the town center. It has a long promenade and sandy areas where it is possible to practice any sport. </p> <h2>Gastronomy<h2> <p>Some of the typical dishes are, for example, Escudella I Carn D'olla, stew with vegetables, rice, noodles and potatoes, served as soup, cooked with white beans, which includes sausage (traditional Catalan sausage), pilots ( ground beef), bread, egg and spices, and rice casserole, like paella. </p> <p>In its fish specialties we can cite the "zarzuela" (name given to the operetta in Spain) grouper, monkfish, prawns, shrimp, squid and mussels. There is a higher quality version of zarzuela which has prawns instead of lobster. Another typical recipe is suquet peix, spiced cod in a tin container. Among its most typical desserts, it´s included the famous Catalan cream, which is a kind of egg custard, the mel i mato, cottage cheese with honey, and musician dessert, made with pine nuts and raisins. Among the local wines, reds include Peralada, Alella, Tarragona and Priorat. Among whites, the Penedes. And of course, the famous sparkling or cavas from Penedes and Peralada. </p> <p>Visit any time of the year, as there is such a wealth of cultural and art institutions, as well as a myriad of leisure opportunities, including shopping, bars and of course the beach. Sailing lovers will find everything they need to have a great time when not out sailing. Charter a yacht here and experience both the city’s rich culture and the beauty of sailing on the Mediterranean. </p> <p>There is a wealth of cultural and leisure activities just waiting for you, whenever you travel to Barcelona on your rented boat, don’t miss out on an amazing sailing trip on board a bareboat or crewed luxury private boat! Take advantage of our bareboat and crewed yacht charters with a skipper and sail in Barcelona whilst also sailing to amazing holiday destinations like Formentera, Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca, the other Balearic Islands and other destinations around Spain. You will love your yacht rental as it is so different to anything you have experienced before when compared with your previous holidays. So make it a year to remember and embark on a luxury Spanish sailing trip. Why not sail in a catamaran along the Costa Brava and visit the luxury islands, towns, restaurants and marinas that are scattered along the Catalan coast on your boat rental break. </p> <p>Isn’t it aBoatTime you rent a boat in Barcelona?</p>

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  • Yacht charter in Athens
  • <p>Set sail and choose a <strong>yacht charter in Athens</strong> and explore the capital, cultural and financial centre of Greece, and cradle of European civilisation. Rent a crewed, skippered or bareboat yacht and experience all that Greece, the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean has to offer. With more than 5000 years of history, this city is home to marvellous monuments, squares, parks and museums, intermixing the old and the new. Mythology is woven into the fabric of the city, with hills and ruins being a normal part of the city’s landscape. </p> <p>Athens is home to over 3.8 million people, and the average temperature varies between 12º and 22º Celsius, with 260 days of sun annually. Athens has a warm, mild climate throughout most of the year, with the busiest times being from May until October. The best way to get to know Greece is by relaxing on its sunny beaches, taking tours round its monuments, and enjoying its vibrant nightlife, all of which you can enjoy when you charter your yacht in Athens. This choice offers you the most flexibility in terms of adapting your trip to your preferences and needs, without having to waste time on a cruise; instead being able to spend your holiday doing what you want, where you want.</p> <p>The Ionian Islands make up a significant amount of Greece, two of the most exciting groups of islands are the Cyclades and the Saronic Islands, which include many sites to visit such as the fun city of Mykonos. You simply have to explore! Moreover, with easy access to the Mediterranean, you can visit nearby islands such as Sicily, Malta and also Turkish islands. Owing to the sheer variety of Greek islands in terms of population, activities available and wildlife, we recommend you plan a route in advance, to your needs and preferences. Wherever you go however, we recommend visiting Athens, or at least stopping at this historic city on your voyage. </p> <h2>What to see in Athens</h2> <p>Athens boasts a huge range of things to see and do during your yacht charter holiday in Greece. Whilst on your yacht charter in Athens, you will have the opportunity to explore this city's incredible past. Among Athens’ many extraordinary sights, some of the must-sees include the Acropolis, the Pantheon, the Dionysus Theatre and the House of Music. If you’re interested in art and archaeology, be sure to explore the National Archaeological Museum, where you’ll find a huge collection of pottery and many other objects from Ancient Greece, which will take you to the origins of modern civilisation, art, and history.</p> <h2>Central Athens</h2> <p>Athens is a highly pedestrian-friendly city, and you can easily walk around the city centre, whilst shopping and stopping at one of its quaint restaurants. For those who are interested in the evening entertainment of Athens, it’s worth visiting Athen’s harbour, Piraeus, home to many typically Greek bars, with a relaxed atmosphere. The most tourist-oriented areas are Plaka and Monastiraki. In Plaka, you’ll find Arabesque architecture, and remnants of ancient Ottoman traditions in its shops and street markets. Monastiraki is also a tourist-oriented shopping district, with influences from many civilizations. Typical of the area are street markets, where you can see locals selling all kinds of things, from sofas to televisions on market days. </p> <p>As the country’s capital, Athens is home to a Greece’s diverse range of establishments, restaurants, cafés, casinos and nightclubs with a lively and vibrant atmosphere in the evenings. Its nightlife is matched only by that of Mykonos, nicknamed the Ibiza of the Aegean, due to its sophisticated, vibrant culture and its many nightclubs and festivals. </p> <p>Once you’ve taken in Athens’ scenic coastline from your chartered yacht, why not go walking amongst one of Athens many hills, which are ideal for hiking and also provide spectacular views of the city, the most famous being Mount Lycabettus, Filopappos and of course, the ancient Acropolis. The Acropolis is an ancient Greek citadel which contains buildings that were built almost 2,500 years ago! Here you’ll be able to see Athens’ ancient streets, monuments and the distant sea, from above. A truly amazing sight to behold, especially at the beautiful Greek, Athenian sunset. </p> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>Immerse yourself in the Greek way of life and go out to dinner, taking your time to enjoy the various local dishes and watch the evening entertainment. For tourists looking to enjoy a bit of partying while on their yacht charter in Athens, a night in Piraeus is a popular choice. Piraeus is Athens’ Harbour, one of the most important shipping junctions in the Mediterranean from ancient times and the largest port in Greece. From here it is possible to take a ferry to other Greek islands and enjoy the scenery that they have to offer. In Athens, it’s not a place where old meets new in this fantastic city, but also a place where east meets west. For example, one can spend time in the colourful Turkish bazaars, whilst seeing beautiful 18th century neoclassical architecture in the same street. It is for this reason that many people have nicknamed Athens “The pearl of the Mediterranean”. </p> <p>Don’t miss out on this glorious city and take advantage of the opportunity to visit the nearby islands of Santorini, Mykonos and Crete. Choose a yacht charter in Athens to enjoy this vibrant, exciting and city, which is unparalleled in its historical, artistic and cultural heritage. </p>

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  • Yacht charter in Kos
  • <p><strong>Yacht charter in Kos</strong> is a popular choice for sailing holidays, and when you see this beautiful island you will understand why. The island of Kos, one of the largest islands of the group known as the Dodecanese, is full of contrasts. The historic heritage and ancient ruins combine with bustling, modern towns to provide tourists with both a rich cultural experience and a more modern atmosphere which will make you feel right at home. Yacht charter in Kos gives tourists access to some of the best sailing areas in the Aegean Sea, and definitely needs to be experienced to be believed. </p> <p>The capital and the biggest port of the island of Kos is the city with the same name, a vibrant, cultural town brimming with entertainment. While on your yacht charter in Kos you will admire the views of the city, dominated by a wonderful mix of Turkish, medieval, and Italian architectural styles that reflect its rich history and give the city its unique charm. Castles, fortresses and churches are combined in the city with narrow cobbled streets, busy taverns, cafes and restaurants. </p> <p> For those partial to a more active lifestyle, the city's bar scene is definitely worth a look whilst on your yacht charter in Kos; the combination of restaurants offering a variety of delicious local dishes and clubs drawing in the tourists and encouraging all night parties. </p> <p>Finally, rent one of our yachts and maximise its use by using Kos as your hub to travel around as many of the islands as possible during your yacht charter holiday. The Mediterranean offers some amazing sailing destinations in both Turkey and Greece, some places you have to visit are; Lefkas, Rhodes and many groups of islands like; the Saronics Islands, the Cyclades, Sporades, the Dodecanese and many more islands, marinas and towns along the Greek and Turkish coasts. So rent one of our bareboat or crewed charters and set sail and experience a holiday unlike any you’ve ever had before on your yacht charter sailing holiday in Kos! </p> <h2>Kos’s beaches</h2> <p>The most popular one is Paradise beach, in the Northeast area of Kos. It is a beach of soft and fine grain sand in which you can rest during the entire day feeling as if in paradise. Water sports are also available. </p> <p>Another recognized beach is Agios Stefanos, a rocky beach in the Western part of Kos, it offers incredible views of the coast. While in the Southern part of the island you can find a beach of golden sand called Kamari, a long fine grain beach on which you can rest after a day of sports. </p> <h2>Water Sports</h2> <p>The favourable currents and wind in some areas of Kos make it a especially attractive destination for windsurfing and kitesurfing. There are various schools that will be able to advise you and provide you with the necessary equipment. </p> <p>Snorkelling is another attraction of the Greek Isles as it is an impacting way to discover the fauna. </p> <h2>Historic monuments</h2> <p>Kos has participated in a number of wars throughout its history, the most renowned being the Trojan War, between 1194 and 1184 b.c., and it has been an object of conquests by civilizations of all types. Its privileged position in the Mediterranean and its proximity to Turkey always made it a strategic target. Because of this, it has a cultural heritage only found on some of the Greek Isles. </p> <p>Some of the most famous historic monuments are the Aslepeion’s sanctuary, a Doric temple that honours this scholar of medicine. Although its construction date is unknown, it is known that it was restored in the II century b.C. The inscriptions on the front of the temple indicate that it constituted the headquarters of Hippocrates’s school of medicine. Opt for a summer yacht charter in Kos to experience the yearly Festival that celebrates him, hosted by the city in July and August, organized in honour of the father of medicine, who spent his life in Kos. He was born in Kos, and you can still find the tree where he used to gather with his students in ancient times, it is located in the Plaza of the Banana. You can also visit the sculpture of the famous man in the archaeological museum. In his honour, every year between July and August, a festival is celebrated, it is the most popular on the island. </p> <p>On top of this, Kos preserves the remains of a medieval fortress of the XIV century at its entrance, erected in 1315 by the knights of the order of San Juan of Rhodes. </p> <h2>Travelling from Kos</h2> <p>The island of Nisyros is just an hour away from Kos and is one of the mandatory places to visit on your yacht charter in Kos. It is a small and peaceful island defined by its volcano and spectacular vistas. </p> <p>On the other hand, the location of Kos on the West of Greece and just 4km off the coast of Bodrum in Turkey, allows you to visit several countries during your yacht charter adventure. Another mandatory visit is to the Greek isles of Astipalea and Kalimnos, which are located less than a day worth of sailing from Kos. In addition, the Aegean provides optimum winds and currents for you to be able to visit one isle after the other with ease. </p> <p>The port of Kos has over 40 spaces for mooring and basic services of resupply. Don’t forget that besides the marina, you have a number of beaches and coves in which to drop the anchor throughout your yacht charter holiday in Kos. </p> <p>A yacht charter in Kos is something that sailing enthusiasts shouldn't miss. Exploring ancient sites, anchoring in marvellous coves and swimming in shimmering, blue Aegean waters is an adventure that, once experienced, will never be forgotten. Plus, don’t forget to sail to and spend some time in nearby destinations like Lefkas, Kos, Rhodes and islands like the Dodecanese, the Cyclades and the Saronic islands in Greece, also, sail up and down the coast of Turkey and experience a different holiday compared to sailing in the Mediterranean! This year, opt for a yacht charter holiday in Kos and we guarantee you will not regret it. </p>

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  • <p>A <strong>Lefkas yacht charter</strong> is the perfect way to spend your next holiday. This beautiful hilly island of the Ionian archipelago lies on the west coast of Greece, and is connected with the mainland only by a narrow causeway and a floating bridge. It is hard to find a better option than a yacht charter in Lefkas as this island boasts everything desired by sailing tourists: plenty of safe anchorages, scenic beaches, beautiful spots for snorkelling and scuba diving and picturesque fishing villages lining the coast. Balmy breezes, a pleasant climate, and friendly locals make a yacht charter here ideal. So take one of our boats or yachts bareboat or crewed, perhaps an Oceanis or Bavaria, and enjoy all that are charters have to offer when you set sail in one of the best sailing holidays in the Mediterranean. </p> <p>Located on the northern part of the island, Lefkas is a base from which to start your yacht charter holiday and sail to some amazing areas in Greece, Corfu, the Ionian Islands or many more Greek beaches and islands during your holidays. Whether you choose to sail to Corfu, Nisos and Paxos in the north or to Kefalonia, Preveza and Ithaca in the south, there are islands to fit all tastes and desires. Enjoy the opportunity to take in this breathtaking scenery. The town is known as the capital of the island's nightlife, and like many other Greek islands, it has numerous bars and clubs, meaning that those who seek a variety of entertainment options won't be disappointed with a yacht charter in Lefkas. </p> <h2>What to do</h2> <p>There are a variety of water activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving in which you can take part and discover the underwater flora and fauna. You will also be able to visit many beautiful and charming fishing villages. </p> <p>One the things that you should definitely visit is the Panagia Faneromeni monastery. It is regarded as the most important religious center of the island, which being located on a hill overlooking the city; it offers spectacular views of the capital as well as the continental coastline across the sea. </p> <p>During your skippered or bareboat yacht charter sailing holiday, it is worth visiting the Dimossari waterfalls. There is an abundance of underground water, the main reason for the island being covered in extensive vegetation. One has to be careful while walking on the slippery rocks, but the view is worth it. After a path among the vegetation, rocks and streams, you will find a natural pool that leads to a 30 meter fall. </p> <p>Moreover, Lefkas can act a hub to explore Greece and the Aegean Sea, sail to the nearby Ionian Islands and gorgeous destinations like Preveza, Nisos, Vassiliki and Ithaca. If you want to, you could even sail to the wonderful island of Corfu, which will be a very entertaining time in the middle of your stint on a yacht charter sailing holiday! </p> <h2>Beaches and coves</h2> <p>Nidri</p> <p>Is a beautiful sandy beach with crystal clear waters, where you can enjoy the impressive vistas of the islands of Heloni, Scorpius, Sparta, Scorpidi and Madouri. Its port is normally full of fishing boats, yachts and luxurious sailboats. On the outskirts of the town, you can explore the ruins of a prehistoric settlement, an aqueduct and some ancient tombs. </p> <p>Vassiliki</p> <p>Is a charming village surrounded by dense vegetation and has a long shingle beach that attracts windsurfers above anyone else. In addition, many shores only accessible by boat are nearby, making a yacht charter in Lefkas the best option to explore the island in the most thorough way. </p> <p>Milos Beach </p> <p>Located close to the lively town of Agios Nikitas, and to which you can access only by boat, it is quite a large beach, of fine white sand and turquoise waters, where it is common to see some nudists. </p> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>There is a great production of farm products of excellent quality: olive oil, citrus products, honey, grapes and wine. The island is also known for producing the best wine of all of Greece, the Bertzami. In addition to wines, you can try some of the aromatic liquors like the Rosoli, made on a base of mint and roses, or the Soymada, a drink based on almonds. The island’s cuisine is similar to the Mediterranean gastronomy, but also has elements of the Venetian cuisine. This is a common occurrence in all of the Ionic Isles due to them being controlled by Venice for many years in the past. </p> <p>Among the most famous dishes, you can find the Savoro, a fish baked with garlic, onions and rosemary; the Alada, a fresh fish dish; the Ladopita, a pie made with olive oil; and the Pasteli, which is a honey made nougat.</p> <p>Thanks to its unbeatable natural landscapes, its historical wealth, its climate, its gastronomy and its lively nightlife, this is the dream holiday destination. Discover the Greek islands aboard a crewed or bareboat chartered yacht like one of the Oceanis or Bavaria models from Lefkas as a base, you will not regret it! So rent one of our boats and enjoy one of the best holidays of your life in Greece on a Lefkas yacht charter! </p>

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