Europe & Mediterranean

From the pristine Greek isles to the colorful coves dotting Italy’s Amalfi Coast, chartering Europe and the Mediterranean is a truly unique experience.

Europe & Mediterranean
Sunsail flotilla

Myth-Busting Flotillas

Whether you have a family that’s new to sailing or are an old salt who’s ready to try a new cruising ground, a Sunsail flotilla sailing vacation in the Mediterranean might be just what you need.

Vivian Vuong

The Outlook for Cruising 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic raised some serious questions for cruisers in 2020. Here, sailors around the world share their experiences and offer insight into the possibilities during the new normal.


Sail the Greek Isles in Style

Greek Sails, a family-run yacht-charter company and sailing school, has been providing exciting Mediterranean getaways since 1983.

Cap'n Fatty Goodlander

Turkey Tie-Ups

Cap’n Fatty shares the joy of sharing a feast with a raft up in the islands in this classic Thanksgiving tale.


Microburst Mayhem

A sudden squall in the Med wreaks havoc and provides a warning to sailors who spot ominous clouds on the horizon.


High and Dry?

An unusual sight was spotted along the Loire River last summer in France…


From Mountains to the Sea

Perched in the mountains of Slovenia, Elan Yachts’ factory might seem like a strange place to make boats, but the factory has an eclectic heritage.


A Scandinavian Sailing Adventure

With 6,500 islands, snug anchorages and charming towns, Finland’s archipelago proves the perfect setting for a summer adventure on a borrowed boat.


Lübeck Layover

After three months of high latitude sailing, Lübeck’s historic harbor offers a welcome respite in the Baltic Sea.

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Planning a Canal Charter

Thinking of planning a canal charter in Europe? Here’s what our experts learned when they took to the rivers of France.

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Canal Cruising in France

Five knots — by boat and by bike — is the ideal pace to take in the old stone, the sublime landscapes and the terroir delicacies of southern France.


Glorious Greek Isles

The sailing can be challenging, but the landfalls — full of history, diverse towns and tasty cuisine — are worth it.

Go Deep on your Next Charter

If you’re in search of a new adventure to augment your next Mediterranean charter, and are within reach of the island nation of Malta, consider a submarine ride.

The Golden Triangle of Spain

A few days sailing off the historically rich east coast of Spain can offer a soothing shift in perspective from the exuberance of Fallas and its fireworks.

Cabrera, Spain: A Gem with a Grisly Past

Cabrera is about 30 nautical miles south of Palma de Mallorca, the main city on Mallorca, one of Spain’s Balearic Islands. And it’s the largest island within the Archipiélago de Cabrera, a natural reserve administered by Spain’s national park system.