The wind in your hair while you are sailing the world's seas and oceans and an irresistible feeling of freedom; isn't that a real adventure? Or, if you are less free spirited and more of a hedonist, imagine that you are sunbathing on a luxurious yacht that is elegantly breaking the ocean waves, with its course set for a tropical island paradise or some famous sailing destination. Doesn't this sound like a perfect vacation? Some of the most famous sailing adventures and destinations are waiting for you and here you will find out a few interesting facts about some of them.
Visit the sunny Greece
Greece is a wonderful European country whose mainland is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea and the Aegean Sea. It also has a lot of beautiful islands, like Mykonos, Santorini, and approximately 200 more, most of which are vacation paradises. Greece is rich in culture dating from the Hellenic era and there are a lot of ancient historical monuments you can visit. It has safe and quiet harbors that are just waiting for you. Its white dreamy beaches are alluring and offer relaxation and joy. Cuisine is fantastic here. Dishes that are a mixture of sea food and authentic Greek dairy products, like the famous feta cheese, will satisfy all of your senses. Small villages with hospitable hosts who will offer you cheap wining, dining and lodging will definitely put a smile on your face. It is a mixture of modern and traditional, and apart from these little peaceful villages with quiet harbors you can set sails towards a modern marina and enjoy a night in the town, while staying in a luxury hotel.
Appeal of the exotic Caribbean
Buy or rent a yacht or a sailing boat made by famous and skilful shipwrights and let your tropical sailing adventure start. Visit the exotic Caribbean islands which are a definition of tropical paradise. The islands are real gems with pure white beaches, palm trees and the most tranquil and warm ocean you have ever seen. Conditions for sailing are fantastic here. There are a lot of harbors and marinas on all of the islands and they are all near the inhibited areas, so after you dock, you can visit the beautiful and colorful towns and villages and get familiarized with the people who live here and their culture. Try the local food in beach restaurants and bars. The islands are also famous for marine sports that you just have to try. So try snorkeling and discover the beauty of the underwater world of corals and fascinating sea world. On one of the islands you can even visit a dormant volcano and plantation of bananas. You can also try scuba diving and on some islands even surfing. There are yacht charters in Grenada, St. Lucia, and St. Martin.
Call of the luxurious French Riviera
The French Riviera screams luxury and hedonism. Saint Tropez, Nice, Cannes, Monte Carlo are marine cities that will fascinate you. High fashion and high culture and the bon vivant lifestyle, this is what you will experience on your French sailing adventure. Be prepared to dock your yacht next to the luxurious yachts of famous rock stars, Hollywood actors or members of the European royalty. This is the glitz and glamour sailing destination and they all will be here enjoying a hedonistic and pampering vacation. On the other side, the Riviera has its meek and peaceful, more down-to-Earth side and a great example is the island of Port Cros. So if you get overwhelmed by all of the extravagant and luxurious spending and partying, you can escape to this peaceful little island where you can find retreat and relaxation. It has white sand beaches and the atmosphere is so relaxing you will want to meditate and just enjoy the peace and quiet swimming or sunbathing.
So there you have some of the most famous sailing destinations in the world. They offer everything and anyone can find what suits them best. If you want to party hard and enjoy the lavish parties, there is the French Riviera. If you want a peaceful vacation, visit Greece and as for that bohemian and exotic touch, the Caribbean is waiting for you. So set sails, what are you waiting for?!