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Yacht Charter Sardinia – The Second Largest Island in the Mediterranean
The one thing about yacht charter Sardinia
is diversity. Here you’ll find miles of dunes with gnarled juniper trees and hidden coves that are surrounded by odd-shaped cliffs, lines with fine sand or pebble beaches. This island is home to the famous Costa Smeralda and the La Maddalena Archipelago of islands which is considered by some as one of the best yachting spots in the world.
The total surface of yacht charter Sardinia
is 24090 sq km and it is considered to be one of the oldest inhabited places in Europe. The relief of the island used to be mountainous but millions of years of erosion have dulled the granite cliffs. Today, the highest point on the island is 1834m (Punta La Marmora) located in the middle of the island.
The best anchorage points are along the high cliffs where there are deep bays protected by smaller islands which provide good cover for yacht charter vessels. The typical Mediterranean
weather affords a lot of sunny days in Sardinia, even during the mild winters which means that this places isn’t bad for a sailing trip even during the off season.
The history of the island is long and tumultuous but one of the most important reaches back to Phoenician and Roman times which set up ports here for trading with Carthage. Then the Byzantines took over the island but they were driven out by Arabs which made constant raids on yacht charter Sardinia
played an important role on the island, which is why today still there are those Sardinians who adhere to Catalan ways. It wasn’t until the world wars that the island became a touristic hot spot, when people discovered its yacht charter potential.
Nowadays, this activity is very much in demand here in ports such as Alghero, Cagliari, Cannigione, La Maddalena, Olbia, Palau or Portisco. The majority of tourists arriving here are British, Spanish and German who all come here for the lovely setting and the wonderful weather.
Sailors particularly enjoy the good weather which has a few seasonal winds that arrive like clockwork, like the Mistral, the Levant and the Scirocco. This also brings out a different breed of tourists, those who enjoy watersports and who rely heavily on the force of the wind. For regular sailors, the best time to arrive is from May to September when the breeze blows from the west and there are no significant tides.