7 Yachting Destinations to Explore in Greece, Sicily, Malta & Turkey

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 Greek Isles, Southern Italy, Malta, 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, Valletta, Malta, and Istanbul, Turkey, delve deep into the fascinating cultures, local cuisines and natural beauty. 


  • Valletta, Malta 
  • Livorno, Italy 
  • Lipari, Sicily, Italy 
  • Corinth Canal 
  • Gozo Island, Malta 
  • Milos, Greece 
  • Patmos, Greece 
  • Kusadasi, Turkey 


Valletta, Malta 

Valletta Malta

Established in the 1500s by the Knights of St. John, this fortified city on a hilly peninsula soars between two of the finest natural harbors in the Mediterranean. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Valletta is defined by its sites of historical significance, with architecture dating back to the 16th century. Valletta is a pleasant and charming city to stroll, with little vehicle traffic and lots of stories to be discovered around every corner.  


Livorno, Italy 

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The 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.   


Lipari, Sicily, Italy 

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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.  



Gozo Island, Malta 

Part of the Maltese three-island archipelago, at just 26 square miles Gozo basks in the Mediterranean off the coast of Sicily. Visit Mgarr Harbor, with its quiet marina and hilltop church. Crystal-clear water, beautiful beaches, and walks in the countryside define this idyllic spot, and all roads lead to the Citadel in Rabat (Victoria), a fortified town that dates to 1500 BC.  


Milos, Greece 

Perhaps 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.  


Patmos, Greece 

patmos island greece

Tucked away in the South Aegean Islands, Patmos was named by Forbes as “Europe’s most idyllic place to live.” Its Cave of the Apocalypse is where John of Patmos (St. John) is said to have written the Book of Revelation. A fortress-like, 11th-century monastery dedicated to the saint overlooks the whitewashed houses of the hilltop capital, Chora, itself notable for its more than two dozen ancient churches and stone pathways only accessible by foot.  


Kusadasi, Turkey 

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This 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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