Composed of breathtaking scenery and culture, the lively Mediterranean plays host to many of the most famous events in Europe. It is also one of the most exquisite and best-known destinations for yacht charters.

Although the climate is lovely year-round, the summer months are the most favourable to spend cruising the Mediterranean grounds by motor or sailing yacht.

The West Mediterranean is highly acclaimed for its sparkling yachting destinations including the Italian Riviera, the Amalfi Coast, the Cote d’Azur, and the Spanish Balearic islands. The East Mediterranean is notorious for its fabled history and waters. Beloved charter destinations in the East Mediterranean include Greece, Turkey, Croatia, and Montenegro.

On either an Eastern or Western Med Private Yacht Charter, culture vultures and art-lovers will be in heaven. That’s because fantastic museums abound close to western ports such as Barcelona and Nice, as well as Eastern stops such as Athens and Istanbul. Anyone chartering a yacht can also enjoy an incredible variety of summer events. Europe-bound foodies will be thrilled with yachting both the West and the East Mediterranean as the onboard chef picks up produce and spices from the local markets. On a Western Mediterranean trip, you can imbibe Spanish cava and Provencal wines in lovely seaside cafes. In the Eastern Med, you’ll be surprised by how good the food and wine are, especially in Croatia; Greece and Turkey also have outstanding cuisine. And Italy, as we all know, is the world capital of cuisine.

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If you like to shop, you’ll be spoiled for choice on both itineraries. Italy is famous for its leather goods, while you’ll also find food and art souvenirs in France and Spain. The markets in Greece and the bazaars in Turkey are also a lot of fun.

Last but certainly not least, both itineraries also include historically significant islands, such as Corsica, Sardinia, Malta and Crete, that may be more difficult to reach otherwise.

Using a luxury yacht as hotel accommodation is an excellent way to enjoy exclusive services in privacy but also offers the possibility of hopping ashore for famous events in Europe such as the Formula 1 in Monaco.

Book your private yacht vacation during any of the following summer events with Worth Avenue Yachts, one of the top yacht brokers in Monaco. Europe’s calendar is so full of world-class happenings that it can be difficult to choose. We’ve put together a list of upcoming events that are worth attending if you’re planning a Mediterranean yacht charter.

Cannes Film Festival: 17th-28th May 2022

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The prestigious Cannes Film Festival awards. Image credit: Bonjour Tristesse

The dates of the infamous Cannes Film Festival generally tend to coincide well with the Grand Prix, taking place May 27th through May 29th, 2022, meaning you can enjoy two of the world’s most glittering events in Europe all in one yacht charter. The Cannes Film Festival is undeniably one of the most glamorous events on the luxury yachting calendar.

Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix: 26th-29th May 2022

Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix
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The Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix is the hardest circuit of the Formula 1 World Championship, and one of the greatest and most challenging racing events on the sports calendar. It is the most prestigious motor race in the world, under exceptional conditions. Read about the history behind the Grand Prix here. Professional racers travel laps at unthinkable speeds around the twists and hairpin turns of the famed Principality with elevation changes and challenges not faced on any other track. For example, this circuit includes a tunnel at the track’s fastest point, forcing drivers to quickly adjust their vision. The circuit is known as an exceptional location of glamour and prestige. Avid Formula 1 fans watch from thousands of terraces and balconies, as well as from the aft decks of hundreds of yachts filled with spectators in the glimmering harbour of Port Hercules.

Cannes Lions: International Film Festival of Creativity: 20th-24th June 2022

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The Cannes Lions is a four-day festival and awards ceremony that explores creative new ideas that pioneer the consumer research and productivity industry. See the future of creative marketing communications first-hand. The event is held yearly at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès bringing together the most brilliant individuals to collaborate and network.

Ultra Europe Festival, Croatia: The Yacht Week: 8th-10th July 2022

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Festival-goers enjoy the party atmosphere at Ultra. Image credit: Data Transmission

Set sail to Ultra Europe Festival happening in Split, Croatia. Music lovers around the world gather together to revel in high-energy shows from the best electronic artists. Exclusive after-parties tend to follow these shows. This top-tier event and elaborate stage design provide an experience like no other. Participate in The Yacht Week: Croatia, Ultra Festival Route, a 7-day long cruise along the coastline of Croatia.

Formula E Grand Prix: July 30th-31st 2022

Formula E Grand Prix
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The Formula E-Prix returns to London from July 30th to July 31st, 2022. Attendees will have the opportunity to get up close with the latest features and innovations of the car manufacturers while watching action-packed city street racing. For Superyacht agency services in the UK, contact MGMT Yachts.

Venice Film Festival: 31st August – 10th September 2022

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The star-studded Venice Film Festival red carpet. Image credit: Verdict

The 79th annual Venice International Film Festival will take place at Venice Lido. This event raises awareness and promotes international cinema in all art forms. It is the oldest film festival in the world and therefore one of the most prestigious.

Cannes Yachting Festival: 6th-11th September 2022

Cannes Yachting Festival
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The Cannes Yachting Festival celebrates its 44th anniversary in 2022 in the elegant surroundings of the sparkling city of Cannes. Between the two ports of Cannes: the Vieux Port and Port Pierre Canto, you will find over 600 boats in the show as major yacht builders launch the start of the yachting season by showcasing their new build models.

Monaco Yacht Show: 28th September-1st October 2022

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The Monaco Yacht Show takes place in late September and is one of the most glittering yachting events in Europe. The show has been one of the Principality of Monaco’s iconic events since 1991 and is an unmissable annual highlight on the yachting scene. The show features numerous new launches unveiled annually in a worldwide debut.

Worth Avenue’s Luxury Charter Professionals can assist you in designing a tailor-made charter experience, catered specifically to you and your guests’ wishes in the Mediterranean, or any one of our other luxury yacht charter destinations.

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