Looking for the best destination to rent a boat in summer? July is one of the best months to enjoy the sun and beaches of the Mediterranean, as well as other destinations in Europe.
A month in which most of the Europeans have holidays at work and school making difficult to find quiet destinations without many tourists.
We would like to propose some destinations where it is easier to rent a boat and there are usually less tourist and sailors during the high season compared to other areas in Europe.
1. Zadar - Croatia
If you are looking for nature, places that surprise you and some adventures, then you should rent a boat in Zadar.
Thanks to the richness of its beaches and natural parks, its gastronomy and its lower prices compare to other destinations in Europe, Croatia has become one of the best destinations to enjoy a family sailing vacation.
The center of the Dalmatian coast has still areas unowned for most of the enthusiastic about sailing. Zadar is a destination where sailing can be more pleasant and quiet than in other areas of southern Croatia. If you want to rent a boat for a sailing holiday with children, Zadar is a great option to organize your summer holidays.
The possibilities offered by this region are endless; The proximity of Zadar to the beautiful islands of the Kornati National Park already worth a sailing trip from Zadar. In a sailing week, you will be able to discover some of the most beautiful and important Kornati islands, explore unspoiled beaches and land on uninhabited islets that can only be accessed by boat, anchor in remote and protected bays, visit small villages and ports, talk to the local people and learn about Croatian culture. Zadar is a sailing destination that pleasantly surprises anyone who visits it.
Zadar region hasn’t many historic monuments compared to other southern regions such as Split or Dubrovnik. However, if you are going on vacation to get away from the daily routine, Kornati National Park is an amazing place surrounded by nature and landscapes that will make your holidays special.
In Zadar you shouldn’t miss the beach of Sakarun, in Dugi Otok, one of the best known beaches in Croatia. Sail around the bay of Telascica, one of the largest and most beautiful natural harbors of the Adriatic Sea. Visit the traditional fishing villages such as Vrulje or Striznja. You can also enjoy numerous activities such as hiking, swimming and diving. The bay of Zlatna Luka is highly recommended if you like diving.
Zadar is the perfect destination to start a sailing trip in the Dalmatian coast, are you going to miss it?
2. Athens - Greece
If you are thinking about sailing in Greece, then renting a boat in Athens is a good option for your sailing holidays this summer.
If you are looking for a cultural sailing destination, we highly recommend you a sailing holiday in the Saronic Gulf departing from Athens.
Athens, one of the oldest cities in the world, has a long history and is the perfect place to spend a few days before or after your cruise. Starting your sailing trip from Athens, you have the opportunity to visit its most important monuments and archaeological remains.
Thanks to its international airport, Athens is an easy accessible destination from most of Europe’s capitals and cities.
During your sailing holiday in Athens you will discover not only one of the most historic destinations in the world but also islands with small picturesque ports and idyllic anchorages to spend unforgettable evenings with your family and friends.
The Saronic Gulf is a well-sheltered area with moderate winds and calm waters, thanks to this is more protected from the Meltemi wind, that usually affect most of the sailing areas in Greece during the summer months.
A further benefit of the Saronic area is the short distance between its islands full of interest places. During your bareboat charter in the Sarocin Gulf you can reach the small and beautiful island of Poros with its forests and coves where enjoy peaceful walks. The island of Ermini and its fishing port, a perfect place to taste Greek food made with local products. The island of Hydra, a real historical treasure. Visit the ancient theater of Epidaurus on the Argolid peninsula. Enjoy a wide variety of beaches and discover many sites of historical interest such as the Temple of Aphaia in Aegina.
Rent a boat in Athens and enjoy a pleasant sailing summer in Greece, combining cultural and nautical tourism.
3. Brittany - France
The region of Brittany on the Atlantic coast of France, is one of the best destinations for experienced sailors.
France is a country where sailing has a very important role compared to other European countries.
In a bareboat charter in Brittany you can sail along 3500 km of coastline full of coves, bays, cliffs, abrupt landscapes and well-equipped marinas. During your sailing trip in Brittany you can also taste one of the best cuisine in the world. The French gastronomy with its wines, cheeses and of course the crepes and gallettes accompanied by a good Breton cider.
Brittany is undoubtedly an ideal destination for people with sailing experience that are looking for new challenges.
If you embark from one of the bases of the Bay of Quiberon you can enjoy a splendid sailing with a milder climate than in northern Brittany; sail around Les Glénan, Belle Île, Groix, Hoedic, Houat, etc.
You can also sail north of Brittany and Mer d’Iroise, with its wild and rocky landscapes and its fabulous turquoise water beaches that have nothing to envy to those of the Mediterranean.
A sailing area for experienced sailors since It requires many skills and a good preparation. Also for bareboat charter in France is necessary to demonstrate previous sailing experience through a sailing resume.
Sailing in the north of Brittany, you will discover the Rade de Brest, Morgat and Camaret with their bays, the numerous islands (Ouessant, Molène, Sein …). Brittany offers endless possibilities for those who loves sailing.
The best season to rent a sailboat in Brittany is during the summer months.
If you have not yet decided where to sail this year or you have just come back from your summer holiday and are looking forward to sail again, contact us now and take advantage of our last minute deals in the last boats and weeks available for this summer!