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Top 3 destinations with a rented sailboat in Europe

Imagine waking up to the relaxing sound of the sea before eating your breakfast under the Mediterranean sun as colorful fish swim peacefully by you.

Whether you have yet to find your passion for the seas or are a seasoned captain, one of the most fascinating ways to discover a new destination is aboard a sailboat. Take charge and be the captain of your next adventure. The best part of being aboard is that you can control when and where you go. If you fall head over heels into love with a particular island why not stay an extra day or two. There is no rush!

With 71% of the world covered by water, the places to set sail from are limitless. To help make your decision easier, we compiled a small list of our favorite sailing locations around Europe. Also, don’t worry about the cost of your sailing adventure, we show you where to rent sailboats on a budget.



Island hopping the Greek Isles on a borrowed sailboat is the perfect way to spend your next holiday. Explore Greece’s stunning ancient ruins as you navigate the Cyclades.

Start your journey from Santorini and be amazed by the dazzling white washed buildings that line each cobblestone street. Make Mykonos, Paros, and Naxos stops on your adventure. If beautiful scenery or incredible ancient ruins do not entice you, go for the food! Greek food is some of the best on this planet. You can never have enough Tzatziki in one day! Or rent a car for a day and go for a road trip to discover the beautiful landscape!

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Sailors from every corner of the globe are flocking to the Dalmatian coast to experience a little bit of Mediterranean magic! One glance and you’ll understand why. Sprinkled with glorious beaches, mesmerizing landscapes, and a desirable climate make it an alluring destination for all.

Renting a sailboat in Croatia is undoubtedly the best way to discover Europe’s popular hotspot. Croatia has over 1,750km of a captivating coastline to cruise along. At each marina you will find that a charming city awaits you. Split, Dubrovnik, Zadar, the places to experience Croatian culture are endless. Sail the sea while soaking up the warm weather and sunshine for a holiday you will never forget.

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Sea, sand, and romance! Sail through the glamorous French riviera and soak up the rich French culture present in every coastal town. Dock in places such as Nice, Cannes, and St. Tropez and enjoy one of the many beaches along the coastline.

Dine at chic restaurants and enjoy the vibrant nightlife by dancing into the hours of the morning. The French Riviera is the essence of luxury and a sailing holiday here will make you feel like a true celebrity!

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