Sensory overload is unavoidable where so much culture, history, flavour and colour collide: the oriental-occidental meeting point is dissected by the crystalline coastlines of Croatia, Montenegro, Greece and her Islands, Italy, Turkey, and Cyprus.
Between Turkey’s picturesque anchorage points, the ethereal white-washed beauty of the Aegean Islands, Croatia’s buttery beaches flanked by forest, Italy’s wild Adriatic coast and the ivory shores of Cyprus – not to mention Montenegro’s inland fjord – there’s almost too much to choose from.
Most first-time travellers start in Montenegro and head north, taking in Croatia’s principal cities Dubrovnic and Split before heading up Italy’s coast and into Venice; or focus on Greece and her islands, a sun-blushed and breezy bona fide yachting paradise.
From enchanting cities and shipwrecks, to ancient archeological sites and romantic waterways, the trick in the East Med is to come often and take it slowly.
Watch the great and good of Superyachting congregate at the epicenter of East Med glam, Porto Montenegro.
For the best of Greek culture, wine, architecture, diving, beach and gastronomy, Mykonos and Santorini are a must.
Stroll the alleyways of the Croatian St Tropez in Hvar before dinner at Giaxa as the sun sets.
The Krka Waterfalls within the Krka National Park, just north of Sibenik, are stunning and never fail to wow people. Enjoy tranquil walks alongside the many crystal clear streams and waterfalls. It is nature at its finest.
When To Go : May to October