Shimmering coasts, windswept soft sand dunes or Eden-like secluded coves kissing emerald waters is not a rare scenery in Europe, especially on the lacy Mediterranean coasts. Conde Nast Traveler named their top picks across the continent for 2017, listing an amazing selection of dreamy destinations to explore on yacht charter holidays in the Mediterranean!
Cala Tonnarella, Sicily, Italy
A small beach with a big name, accessible only by boat or trekking. Gently embraced by low, limestone cliffs, Cala Tonnarella is an oasis of relaxation and tranquility for those who deserve it!
Playa de Migjorn, Formentera, Spain
A three-mile long stretch of sand embraced by low, rocky cliffs and stroked by transparent emerald waters, is arguably the loveliest among Formentera’s beautiful beaches! With rather enough space, pick your personal secluded spot , blend in with the crowd in beach activities or tease your tastebuds at the pretty nearby restaurants and bars.
White soft sands and emerald waters against the dunes and the bold pine forests create an amazing scenery all around, where every beach is a top-pick itself! The elegant, pale architecture and the low-key vibe of the area, make the perfect mix for those who desire to feel time has stopped.
Cala Goloritzé, Sardinia, Italy
On Sardinia’s northeastern coasts, this gem of a beach is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Italy, yet still feels like a secret paradise: Perfectly hidden behind the towering limestone cliffs, a tiny stretch of white sand kissing bright blue waters, a peace of Eden on Earth!
Cala Macarella, Menorca, Spain
Requires some effort to get there hiking along the cliffs of Cala Galdana or driving through craggy mountains, unless you are on sailing holidays in Spain! Unwind in its white power, ultra-fine sands and tune in to its own mellow vibe, discover a surprisingly serene alternative among the vivid Balearic islands!
Navagio, Zante, Greece
Strikingly embraced by sheer white cliffs making it accessible only by boat, this crescent-shaped, bone-white sandy beach, gently kisses the spectacular blue waters of the Ionian Sea. In the middle of the cove, lies the rusted shell of a smugglers’ boat, set against the dramatic beauty of Zante island, creating a breathtaking scenery, once seen-never forgotten!
The meaning is "Golden Horn" in Croatian, and explains it all! Backed with dense pine woods, is a golden dagger of pebbled land extending more than a quarter mile to the sea, stroked by impossible hues of turquoise, changing colours, sizes and shapes depending on the currents, creating an amazing beautiful scenery that pushes you straight to dreamland!