7 Secluded Mediterranean Yachting Playgrounds to Explore

Enjoy long days of sunshine, quaint fishing villages, and UNESCO-protected Old Towns steeped in history and character. Our curated Mediterranean voyages call on quiet beaches, historic wineries, iconic cathedrals, and bucket-list landmarks in the French and Italian Rivieras, Greek Isles, and Turkey. 

With our 2024 Mediterranean voyages, the brilliant azure waters are just steps away when SeaDream I and SeaDream II drop anchor in celebrated yachting harbors. During overnight stays in destinations like Livorno, Italy, Santorini, Greece and Istanbul, Turkey, delve deep into the fascinating cultures, local cuisines and natural beauty. 


Embrace the spirit of travel by planning your next journey to the secluded islands and playful yachting harbors of the Caribbean. From Antigua’s sheltered Falmouth Bay to the intoxicating glamour of St. Barths, the Caribbean shines with a world of delightful, off-the-beaten-path destinations—all best experienced by yacht. 

  • Porto Ercole & Porto Santo Stefano, Italy  

  • Livorno, Italy 

  • Monopoli, Italy

  • Milos, Greece 

  • Crete, Greece  

  • Antibes, France 

  • Kusadasi, Turkey

Porto Ercole & Porto Santo Stefano, Italy 

Porto Ercole & Porto Santo Stefano, Italy Porto Ercole (“Port Hercules”) sits pretty in the municipality of Monte Argentario, in the Province of Grosseto, Tuscany—one of two towns that form the township, along with Porto Santo Stefano located on the opposite side of this unique peninsula. Stroll their picturesque marinas with sidewalk boutiques, cafes, and restaurants. Travel to Montalcino for the tasting of fantastic Brunello in one of the most celebrated Italian wine regions. Hike to the few castellos (castles) located on top of the three hills surrounding the port, or take in a round of golf with one of the most picturesque backdrops in the Mediterranean.  

Livorno, Italy

Livorno, ItalyThe Italian port city on the west coast of Tuscany is celebrated for its seafood cafés, Renaissance-era fortifications and modern harbor. Its access to Florence and Pisa make Livorno the perfect gateway to two of Italy’s finest locales. Its very strollable Terrazza Mascagni, a waterside promenade with checkerboard paving, is Livorno’s main gathering place, and the perfect place to spend an afternoon. The bastions of the 16th-century Fortezza Vecchia face the yacht-dotted harbor and open onto Livorno’s Venezia Nuova quarter, comprised of multiple islands interlaced with canals. 

Monopoli, Italy

Monopoli, ItalyAn ideal yachting destination, few know that Monopoli boasts a beautiful coastline and quaint atmosphere, close to some of the most stunning beaches in Italy. Discover Cala Porta Vecchia, a beautiful beach and bay located near Old Town, with crystal-clear waters and upscale bistros. Don’t miss their signature seafood dishes and traditional regional focaccia. And a must-stop is one of the Old Town’s several gelaterias, serving up delicious Italian ice cream. A call on Monopoli provides easy access to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Alberobello.   

A Dramatic Transit through the Corinth Canal 

A Dramatic Transit through the Corinth Canal 

Envisioned several thousand years ago and embraced by various emperors who worked to convert the engineering dream into reality, today the Corinth Canal connects the Gulf of Corinth in the Ionian Sea with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland, arguably making the peninsula an island. Whether you sail through the canal during the day or night, it is a bucket-list experience that few can say they accomplished.  

Milos, Greece

Milos, GreecePerhaps providing the most diverse and dramatic coastline of all the Greek islands, sheltered, horseshoe-shaped Milos boasts more than 70 beaches and is heralded as the location where Venus de Milo was discovered. While discovering your favorite sand upon which to relax, don’t overlook Sarakiniko’s volcanic white cliffs and Papafragas’s emerald-green swimming holes and caves—shaped by the island’s unique minerals, including obsidian, barite, and sulphur, which happily bubble up in abundant hot springs.  

Crete, Greece 

Crete, Greece Located in the southern part of the Aegean Sea, Crete features abundant natural beauty, intricate architecture, and archaeological sites worthy of exploration. In the old port, visit Castello a Mare, a Venetian fortress, and the Palace of Knossos, one of the largest and most significant Bronze Age finds the region has to offer. Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of its capital, Heraklion, by spending an afternoon in one of its many museums and sidewalk cafés.  On the northwest coast of the island, explore Chania, known for its 14th-century Venetian harbor, narrow streets and charming waterfront restaurants. At the harbor entrance stands a 16th-century lighthouse with Venetian, Egyptian, and Ottoman influences; the former monastery of St. Francis houses the Archaeological Museum of Chania. In true SeaDream style, we anchor in the harbor and tender guests right into the heart of town.    

Antibes, France

Antibes, FranceInfamous for being home to Spanish painter Pablo Picasso, this ancient walled town is one of the liveliest and prettiest on the French Riviera. Defined by a relaxed beachy feel, thriving yachting port, and breathtakingly beautiful Old Town, Antibes lies east of Cannes, offering a more traditional French atmosphere. On the far side of Antibes, golden sandy beaches curve around the famous Cap d'Antibes, where gated villas perch along the rocky coast.  

Kusadasi, Turkey

Kusadasi, TurkeyThis lovely beach resort town on Turkey’s western Aegean coast is also your gateway the classical ruins at nearby Ephesus, among the world’s best preserved ancient Greco-Roman remains. Kusadasi’s seafront promenade, marina, and harbor are lined with quaint restaurants. Just offshore on Pigeon Island stands a walled thirteenth-century Byzantine castle that once guarded the town and is well worth a visit. Meet resident wild boars at nearby Dikek National Park, comprised of four secluded beaches, a spectacular coastline, and incomparable views of the Aegean Sea, just one of Turkey’s many protected conservation areas.  


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