After a year long break from the top position, the Dalmatian Islands in Croatia have bounced back as the most popular sailing destination in the Mediterranean for British bareboat charters. While the Saronic Islands in Greece have dropped a spot, it is the Ionian Islands that have made the biggest improvement, bouyed by strong interest in sailing from Corfu.
The Dalmatian Islands have gone from strength to strength in recent years. It has all the components of a great sailing destination - hot and dry summers, short hops from island to island, great nightlife, easy sailing breezes and beautiful waters
Sailing from Athens, this area is a fantastic example of Greek island sailing. Visit small islands with quayside tavernas, swim in lovely clear waters, explore ancient Greek temples and amphitheatres. Enjoy lovely sailing breezes and bask in long hot days.
Turkey is a cultural and historical experience. Explore beaches and bays inaccessible by road, feed loggerhead turtles, visit thermal mud baths, get a birds eye view while paragliding from 1600m or snorkel over ancient submerged villages.
A stunning sailing area with hundreds of islands scattered down the Croatian coast. Unesco listed as a place of outstanding natural beauty, the Kornatis are perfect for 'getting away from it all'. Visit dramatic uninhabited islands and isolated moorings.
Marmaris offers the best of both worlds - discover a lively bustling tourist town and then sail off into the tranquil reaches of the Bozburun Peninsula with its natural beauty, small villages, beautiful anchorages and traditional Turkish restaurants.