Endless days of sun and warmth await us in the Eastern Mediterranean even as winter approaches, but you can start planning your next spring or summer vacation and take your friends and family to Turkey for a beautiful luxury gulet adventure in 2021.
Schooners are traditional, wooden-hulled ships that are locally built and provide the perfect ambient environment for celebrations: many are used for weddings and birthdays, but generally, schooners provide a fantastic option for vacations with friends and on holidays. family. The beautiful Turkish Riviera, also known as the Turquoise Coast, is full of beautiful wonders such as Lycian tombs that can become the picturesque backdrop to your festivities. Pack the hours with golden sandy beaches, crystal-clear snorkelling and scuba diving sites, and plenty of history and culture in Bodrum and beyond.
Highly coveted luxury yachts - whether new or with an established reputation - come with an abundance of onboard space for your party size, a wide and varied selection of water toys, generous cabins with TV entertainment , a fully stocked bar to accompany all of those delicious meals and a talented crew that could include a Dive Master, a masseuse or even a Michelin trained chef.
The luxury schooner HIC SALTA offers a timeless rich mahogany environment with every space effectively utilized aboard this 43m / 141ft vessel. Dine al fresco in the shade and refresh yourself with fruity cocktails and desserts that will vanish the moment they arrive at the table. Lounge chairs covering the foredeck will be used extensively by the 10 guests, and the air-conditioned interior offers a last place for a nightcap before bed. Another outstanding choice for celebrations is NURTEN A, designed with an outdoor bar close to large outdoor dining areas, and plenty of plush seating and loungers to make the most of every sunny day.
For those who prefer a more modern environment, KAPTAN KADIR and UBI BENE both have a deceptively traditional exterior that gives way to an explosion of contemporary colors and textures both outside and inside, and to 'other luxury gulets such as PERLA DEL MAR II, OGUZBEY and ELARA 1 have a jacuzzi to relax together around cocktails and the scenery. NAUTILUS not only has a Jacuzzi, but a fireplace for added ambiance, and a voluminous master suite ideal for honeymooners, while the aptly named LOVE BOAT can accommodate up to 32 people in 16 en-suite cabins - much more than the usual 12 guests.
Water sports enthusiasts will want a boat similar to CANER IV or DIDI, both of which have a fantastic selection of water toys ranging from jet skis to fishing gear and towable toys for thrill seekers as well as those who want to stay dry. on board.
Kaş is a sensational destination for scuba diving due to the wreck dives, caves and relics in the area. These natural sites are teeming with colorful corals and fish of all shapes and sizes that create a fascinating spectacle for visitors of all ages. Guests arriving for culture will find a plethora of offerings and landmarks in Fethiye such as Hadrian's Castle Gate in the historic Old Town, Düden Waterfalls, and the Antalya Museum. The shopping opportunities abound with malls and markets for upscale gifts and authentic souvenirs. Bodrum, meanwhile, is home to one of the wonders of the ancient world - the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus.
After a full day in these bustling metropolises, head to a quiet anchorage to listen to the sounds of nature under a clear starry sky. The ATALANTE and DEA DEL MARE sailboats are two small gulets ideal for accessing these shallower places, and the modern amenities on board complement the traditional surroundings for a welcoming and warm environment with everything customers could wish for.
Trina Howes is a director of CharterWorld America. CharterWorld is a luxury private yacht charter company that creates exceptional vacations with great yachts at incredible prices - all over the world.
The best time to visit Italy are the months of May, June, and September. Compared to the peak summer months of July and August, these months offer more comfortable temperatures and there are fewer crowds ( except around Easter ). The country experiences four classic seasons per year, although there is a marked difference between the wetter, cooler North and the drier, warmer South. The rainiest months pretty much everywhere are usually October and November.
Fall ( September – November ) : temperatures cool down gradually, although September is usually still very pleasant. Expect crisp fall leaves and some sunnier days, but plan for wet weather too. Fall carries many of the same benefits as spring, but with slightly less predictable weather.
Winter : temperatures in the South remain mild in winter, while Northern Italy is normally wet and cold. Winter in the Italian Alps is fantastic though for skiing and snowboarding, but the ski resorts do get crowded so book early.
Travelers wishing to visit Italy can use a bus, train, plane, or boat to get there. Most tourists arrive by plane though, often landing in Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, the country’s busiest airport. This is the preferred point of entry in Italy when you want to visit Rome, or tour the entire country. Click here for a continuously updated list of airlines that offer direct flights to Rome.
Although Rome is the main getaway for most visitors to Italy, it’s often easier and cheaper to fly directly to/from one of the country’s other airports. It can also save you a lot of time to book a multi-city ticket, hereby arriving in one airport and leaving from another ( for example fly in Milan in the north and fly out Naples in the south ). The following airports are of interest for most tourist itineraries :
Milan Malpenza Airport ( north ) is the largest international airport in the Milan metropolitan area in northern Italy ( and also the main getaway to the Italian Lakes ). Click here for a continuously updated list of airlines that offer direct flights to Milan.
Venice Marco Polo airport ( north ) is the international airport of Venice. It offers flights to many European metropolitan areas as well as some partly seasonal long-haul routes to the United States, Canada, South Korea and the Middle East. Click here for a continuously updated list of airlines that offer direct flights to Venice.