The search engine for holiday homes Holidu and the Sailsquare platform for sailing holidays have compiled an interesting top 10 list of the best dream locations accessible only by sailboat.

  1. Sa Dragonera Nature Reserve – Majorca, Spain. A fantastic Dragon-shaped island, full of diving areas, hiking trails and breathtaking views like the one from Far Vell. To reach it you can go by boat from Port d’Andratx, Camp de Mar, Paguera or Sant Elm.
  2. Cala Luna – Sardinia, Italy. Beautiful wild bay with several caves located on the east coast of Sardinia with golden sand and cliffs overlooking a turquoise sea. Being reachable also through a hiking trail, it is worth visiting it with a private skipper to be able to hoist the sails at any time and visit another bay, in case it is too crowded.
  3. La Graciosa – Canary Islands, Spain. It is located north of Lanzarote and can only be reached by sea. A permit is required to drive to the port or to anchor in front of one of the designated bays. Beautiful pristine beaches of Playa de las Conchas and Playa de la Cocina.
  4. Lavezzi Islands – Corsica, France. Paradisiacal islands between Corsica and Sardinia, they are also called the “Mediterranean Seychelles” and are almost completely wild and dominated by nature. Only Lavezzi, Cavallo and Piana can be reached by boat and it is advisable to start by boat from Bonifacio.
  5. Bay of Navagio – Zante, Greece. The spectacular Baia del Navagio, with its rusty wreck and surrounded by imposing gray cliffs, is a striking and impressive place. Of course, the beauty of this place attracts crowds of tourists, so it is advisable to visit the bay early in the morning or in the late afternoon.
  1. Lalaria beach – Skiathos, Greece. A beach of white gravel, turquoise sea, picturesque chalk cliffs and a suggestive underwater rock portal, above which it is said that those who swim there receive eternal youth. The nearby sea caves are also worth exploring, which, depending on the position of the sun, shine with a charming blue tone.
  2. “Island of lovers” – Galesno, Croatia. Located in northern Dalmatia, its perfect heart shape is a work of art of nature although, of course, it is not visible when you sail around it but, like many other Croatian islands, it is a dream destination for boat trips.
  3. Blue Grotto – Bisevo Island, Croatia. The deep blue of the sea and the reflected light give the cave an extraordinary brilliance and spectacular plays of light. The entrance was artificially created to allow tourists to enter, but only on small boats that leave from the nearby island of Vis. In the cave, in fact, one cannot enter alone.
  4. Skellig Michael – Ireland. Located off the south-east coast of Ireland, it became famous thanks to the movie “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens”. It is not possible to get there alone, because even when the sea is calm, it is not entirely safe to dock here. The place has a wild beauty and on the way to Skellig Michael, travelers will also pass by the island “Little Skellig” where, depending on the time of day and the season, they will have the opportunity to observe the puffins.
  5. Stockholm archipelago – Sweden. Navigating through the breathtaking “garden” of these small rocky islands, called skerries, and the larger inhabited ones, promises an unforgettable experience! Recommend the island of Sandön and Utö with beaches and paths perfect for walking and bicycle and kayak rental stations.