Beautiful bays are ideal for yacht Parking and recreation, because not everyone likes crowded marinas and public beaches. To see the bay area beautiful, you don't have to go to exotic Islands in the tropics or subtropics. They can also be found in the Mediterranean. Most of the interesting Mediterranean bay is accessible only by water, and this is a great reason to visit them during a yacht trip. Often there is no basic infrastructure, but there are beautiful landscapes and a peaceful atmosphere. Picturesque, but little-known Mediterranean Sea area often surpass the beauty of popular resorts.
General information about the region
The Mediterranean Sea washes the countries of Europe, Asia and North Africa. Its basin includes the Aegean, Adriatic, Ionian, Tyrrhenian and Ligurian seas. How deep is the Mediterranean Sea? The deepest point of the Mediterranean Sea has a depth of 5267 meters. The water area covers more than 2500 m2. The mild climate, beautiful nature and many attractions have contributed to the active development of tourism on the coast. You can sail from April to October, and you can also travel along the Eastern coast of Spain in winter. The holiday season starts in May and ends in September and October. In the summer months, the water warms up to 24-26°C. The air temperature ranges from 25-27°C at the beginning of the season, and by mid-summer reaches 30-35°C.
Boko Kotor Bay, Montenegro
It is considered the most beautiful Bays in the world, not just the Mediterranean Sea. The Bay is located in the Western part of Montenegro and is the pride of the Adriatic. The Bay cuts into the land for 28 km, it is divided into several smaller bays, for which it was called the "southern fjord of Europe". A trip on a yacht along the Bay is accompanied by contemplation of picturesque views. Along the shores of the Bay grow citrus and palm groves, coniferous forests. The main attraction of the Bay is the Islands of St. Petersburg. George Mamula, SV. Marco, our lady of the rocks. If possible, you should set aside time to explore the medieval cities of Herceg Novi, Tivat, Perast, Kotor, where churches, palaces, and fortresses have been preserved. Foodies should visit one of the oyster and mussel farms. In addition to excursions, you can treat yourself to a generous portion of seafood with garlic sauce and lemon juice, as well as buy them at a bargain price.
The title of the most beautiful bays in the world can be claimed by Orosei on the East coast of Sardinia. Its highlight is the wild beach of Cala Luna. The way to it is only by sea, which is why mass tourism has not reached here. Near the beach there is the mouth of a small river, after a boat trip you can cool off in the cool fresh water. Snorkeling enthusiasts will find caves with stalactites and underwater rocks. From the infrastructure there is only a small cafe. Those interested can visit the Bue Marino grotto. Quite interesting is the road to the cave — it is carved directly into the rock and rises several meters above sea level.
Sarakiniko Bay is located in the North-West of the island of Milos. There is also a beach of the same name, it is famous for its unique landscapes — snow-white rocks of volcanic origin, which stand out against the blue of the Aegean Sea. Spurs of rocks form natural pools, so there are no high waves. Divers can explore underwater caves, while walkers can visit the village of Mandrakia. Its hallmark is the fishing garages of sirmat, as well as the best fish restaurants on the island. Due to the complete lack of vegetation, it is also called "moon Bay". In addition to food and water, it is recommended to bring an umbrella or awning to protect yourself from the sun. If desired, you can go to the Islands of Kimolos and Sifnos. You can rent a yacht in any resort town or island.
The picturesque Bay of Balos is located in the Western part of Crete. There are wild and civilized beaches where you can rent an umbrella and a sun lounger. There is no developed infrastructure, you need to bring everything you need (food, water, diving equipment). The beaches of the Bay are famous for their unusual pink sand. The rocks are home to seabirds, and the lagoon is home to Caretta-Caretta turtles. The color palette of water has more than 20 shades, the color depends on the weather and time of day.
The picturesque Kabak Bay is located between Fethiye and Antalya. It is surrounded by mountains covered with coniferous forests. The beach is equipped with a sunshade and freshwater shower, and kayak rental is available. There are several waterfalls in the mountains that form natural pools. You can get to them by the Lycian trail. The road is marked with signs, the journey will take about an hour. A magnificent panorama of the Mediterranean Sea opens from the height.
La Cala Estreta is considered the least busy Bay on the Costa Brava. It is located in the city of Palamos. It will appeal to those who are looking for a secluded holiday in a beautiful place. The beach is covered with Golden sand, but the bottom is rocky, so it is recommended to bring shoes for swimming. The place is famous for its rich underwater flora and fauna. Palamos is home to the only fishing Museum on the Mediterranean coast.
In the North-East of the island of Formentera, the fishing beach of Cala en Baster is hidden. It is surrounded by high cliffs that form a natural Bay. You can only get here by water, which is why the beach is not crowded. The exception is local fishermen — residents of the nearest villages. Divers will appreciate the caves and grottos carved directly into the rocks. There are no hotels or supermarkets within a few kilometers. Heading to the Bay, you should stock up on drinking water and provisions.
Porto Vromi, Greece
The Bay is located in the North of the island of Zakynthos, it is framed by limestone rocks, which formed natural grottoes. The bottom is rocky, the depth is gained almost immediately, so this place is not suitable for families with children. The coastal cliffs are covered with dense vegetation, where you can hide from the scorching southern sun. Despite the lack of amenities, Porto Vromi has become a favorite destination for yachtsmen. The famous Blue caves are easily accessible from here. They are located near Cape Skinari. They got this name for the unusual color of water, which is formed due to the refraction of light. It is believed that the water in the caves has a rejuvenating effect.
Pomeranian Bay, Italy
The Bay is located in the Gulf of Zagare (Apulia region) and is part of the Gargano National Park. The unusual name is associated with the evergreen orange trees that grow in abundance in the region. During flowering, their fragrance fills the entire coast. The pride of the Bay is the ethnic rocks covered with oak and beech forests. If you are bored with wild holidays and want social entertainment, you can go to the neighboring resorts of Mattinata and Vieste.
Cala Rossa, Favignana
The Bay is located in the North of the small island of Favignana, located 7 km off the Northwest coast of Sicily. The Bay is framed by white limestone rocks. From the sea, they resemble an ancient amphitheater that descends directly into the turquoise water. The bottom is rocky, and special shoes are recommended for swimming. The local waters are home to colorful fish, lovers of marine life should take equipment for snorkeling. The beach offers views of the island of Isola di Levanzo. In the evening, you can climb the cliffs to enjoy the sunset of incredible beauty. The water here is so clear that from a distance it seems as if the yachts are floating in the air.
The Mediterranean is the largest tourist region in Europe. Tourists are attracted by the warm sea, mild climate, and natural beauty. This is a popular yachting destination. Not all yachtsmen are thrilled with the hyped but crowded resorts. On the Mediterranean coast, there are many beautiful bays that have preserved their original appearance. During your stay, you can swim in the clear water and enjoy the silence, which is interrupted by the cries of sea birds and the sound of the surf. The Mediterranean bays are a great place to relax between long crossings. Their unusual beauty and peaceful atmosphere fills you with calmness and inspires you to new feats.