Famed for its stunning coastline, varied cultural history and divine cuisine, Sicily is a foolproof charter destination. The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily was formed by years of volcanic activity and is home to landscapes of the wildest and most dramatic natural beauty. The coastline is lined with beaches of black sand and nature reserves as well as Roman-Greco ruins, castles and churches. Offering a rich past, as the region was ruled by the Phoenicians, Romans, Greeks, Arabs, Normans and Spaniards throughout history, it’s said that the heavy Greek influences can still be seen today. With a distinctive character, a charter journey through Sicily is an experience of a lifetime.
Pretty Palermo & Filicudi
Day 1 Palermo
Embark on your Sicilian yacht charter in the beautifully sun-filled city of Palermo. The capital city of Sicily, take your time to explore some of the city’s historical sites, like the Piazza Bellini, the Arab-Norman Palatine Chapel in the Royal Palace and the cathedral before setting off. Visit Monreale and take in the panoramic views of the Conca dÓro before heading to the port and cruising to Filicudi. One of the smallest islands of the archipelago, it remains largely untouched. Home to an extinct volcano, it is dotted with cute villages and local restaurants. Spend the afternoon strolling through its fern-covered landscapes or swimming and snorkelling amongst the caves along its rocky coastline.
Day 2 Lipari
Cruise to the largest and most populated island of the Aeolian archipelago, Lipari. Take the tender ashore and spend the morning exploring the town. The charming streets are lined with boutiques and local trattorias, while the ancient citadel, which overlooks the historical centre, offers insights into Lipari’s colourful past. Explore the fortified walls and the fortress area, which is home to an archaeological museum, cathedral and Norman cloister. Afterwards, return to your charter yacht and enjoy a swim in the glistening waters by one of the island’s many coves, only accessible by water. Enjoy a leisurely dinner on deck under the stars prepared by your chef.
Breathtaking Stromboli Island
Day 3 Stromboli
Awake to the magnificent views of Stromboli. Home to one of the region’s active volcanoes, the island is known for its breath-taking, untouched nature and tranquil town. Take the tender and head ashore to spend the morning wandering through the peaceful cobbled streets, admiring the whitewashed buildings. After a picnic lunch, embark on a private and guided hike to the crater at the peak to see the ‘Sciara del Fuoco’ in person. Afterwards, recover on one of the beautiful black sand beaches and small creeks, formed by long cooled lava.
Day 4 Capri
Head ashore and take the railway car to the heart of Capri. Stop by the famous Piazzetta square, lined with colourful cafes and stop by the Baroque dome of Santo Stefano. Enjoy a coffee or ice cream in the sun before going to the town of Anacapri and exploring the excavations at the imperial villa of Damecuta. Enjoy a local lunch under the lemon trees before returning to your yacht. In the afternoon, visit one of Capri’s main attractions, the beautiful Blue Grotto. An underwater sea cave, flooded with blue light thanks to the influx of sunlight. Take in the magical atmosphere and enjoy swimming in the azure waters.
Day 5 Ischia to Naples
Cruise to the volcanic island of Ischia, located a mere 30km away from Naples. Home to over 100 healing mineral thermal springs and sandy beaches, this relatively undiscovered gem is the perfect spot for complete relaxation. Then cruise to Naples, a vibrant and bustling city renowned for its cuisine and history. Explore its wonderful narrow and winding streets, lined with bright shops and enjoy a delicious meal. Head back to your yacht for a final cruise towards the Sorrento peninsula and take a final dip in the warm, glistening water while admiring the famous town of Sorrento, perched on a cliff’s edge, from the deck of your charter yacht.