The Eastern Mediterranean charter grounds have been attracting more luxury yachts in 2020, and with summer-like warmth extending long into the autumn months, many luxury yacht Owners and charter groups are choosing to cruise in Turkey.
The Turkish Riviera, also known as the Turquoise Coast for its brilliant blue waters, is the most popular place for motor yachts and sailing yachts. Traditional gulets in particular offer ambient surroundings culturally tied to the country and their large open deck areas grant charter guests an ideal place to host a special event charter such as a birthday celebration or wedding.
There are numerous bays and coves for guests to anchor and sunbathing in peace and quiet, or to cruise along to some of the incredible sights such as the cliff-carved Lycian Tombs. Fethiye is a popular stop along the coast for authentic Hammam spa treatments and to see two Wonders of the Ancient World. Read a sample Turkish Riviera itinerary here to find out more of what the region has to offer.
Across the Aegean Sea, Croatia and Greece both initiated lockdown swiftly early in the year, emerging in time for the summer tourist season with a few isolated cases. The extensive islands in the region make isolation easy for yacht charter groups, who have their pick of incredible beaches and secluded bays ideal for hours of sunbathing and fun with the water toys. Find out more about yacht charter in the Eastern Mediterranean.