Autumn is the perfect time for sailing. Especially in the early autumn and especially in the Mediterranean. If you want to go sailing Mediterranean Sea, you basically cannot go wrong. The weather is mild and warm and sun is still strong, but not as in the middle of the summer. That means that you can spend more time sunbathing without fear of getting sunburns. And in rare days when it’s raining you can spend the day relaxing in your boat or in some local port, enjoying bars and restaurants. Here I’ll give you a short list of 3 destinations that are considered few of the best autumn sailing destinations.
Corfu is Greek island in the Ionian Sea. If you choose sailing in Corfu, not only you’ll get the perfect weather, but you’ll get to enjoy few autumnal pleasures. When you visit capital city of Corfu which bears the same name, you can spend part of your day just strolling around. You’ll find beautiful pieces of history, from ancient times, through Venetian monuments until First World War. Corfu’s main natural attractions are enchanting Agios Georgios Bay, and beach in Canal D’Amour near settlement of Sidari. If you want visit historic places, then you must visit Byzantine fortress Angelokastro or old Corfu town with tis historical walls and beautiful turquoise sea beneath them.
If you think that Cannes is just for jet-set, then you’re wrong. Although is one of the most famous towns in whole world and certainly on French Riviera, it is available for almost every budget. When you decide to rent a boat in Cannes, first you need to visit some of the main sights in the town, like Promenade de la Croisette, prominent boulevard where you’ll spot famous face for sure. You can visit all the important places of Cannes film festival and get a dash of glamour. And after all that you can get into your sailboat in Cannes marina and sail away. Cannes is great place for autumn vacation, with mild temperatures and gentle weather. consider it strongly as an option among autumn sailing destinations.
Coastal city of Zadar is one on the biggest sailing centers in Croatia. Centered in the middle of Adriatic Sea, it is close to three big archipelagos in Rijeka, Zadar and Šibenik area. It is very close to one of the most important sailing destinations, Kornati Islands. There are two big marinas in the town, and just few kilometers to the south, in the village of Sukošan, there is marina Dalmacija, the biggest marina in Dalmatian area. So, there are really lot of options to rent a sailboat in Zadar. And after sailing around islands in Zadar archipelago, you should visit the old town. It is more than 3000 years old, older than Rome. It is great for autumn vacation because of great historic places for sightseeing, cozy restaurants and bars and beautiful weather.
No matter what you choose between these autumn sailing destinations, you’re hardly go wrong. And options for fun are endless just in destinations I choose. For example, if you want to enjoy citrus fruits in autumn, Corfu is also place for you. If you want to visit Nice, St. Tropez or Monaco, Cannes is the best place to start. And if you want to see huge medieval monument on huge Roman monument, visit Zadar’s Roman forum with church of St. Donatus on top of it. And that’s just a start…