Although the calendars say we’re still in winter, spring is actually just a week away. It’s time to get in the grove and plan your sailing holiday! No need to wait for the summer to leave the winter blues behind. As you return from your ‘spring sailing break’ in a springy mood, those waiting for a summer vacation will be surprised to see your smiles.
Although the calendars say we’re still in winter, spring is actually just a week away. It’s time to get in the grove and plan your sailing holiday! No need to wait for the summer to leave the winter blues behind. As you return from your ‘spring break’ in a springy mood, those waiting for a summer vacation will be surprised to see your smiles.
Springtime might be the more jovial time for a sailing holiday in a number of ways. If you can coincide your holiday with one of the most important events of the Mediterranean, there’s no doubt it will be an experience to remember for many years to come.
The Adriatic and all the Mediterranean are perfect for cruising in the springtime. Mare nostrum has this great characteristic of an early-beginning and late-ending season. With all its fresh fragrances, nature awakens on April, or even earlier, by the end of March. The happiness of nature’s renewal reflects on people’s faces in every port you touch at. Instead of being a part of the daily work during the busy summer season, you’ll be longed for and welcomed with amity everywhere. All the beaches are yours, all restaurants await to serve you. The sun won’t burn but gently caress your skin, warm you up and fill your soul with the breath of life. The months of spring have an incomparable serenity when it comes to enjoying nature, history and sea to the full extent.
Although these conditions call for a romantic holiday on the boat, the timing is also ideal for a family vacation during Easter or the spring break. Every moment of spring holiday is calmer and more rewarding than a fast-paced summer vacation. This will reflect in all the family: the kids will surprise you with their performance when they get back to school.
And don’t forget that nature’s awakening time brings special advantages in diving. It’s true that the sea is warmer and livelier during the summer, but that’s scary for some of the creatures underwater, who then prefer to hide in secluded hollows. In springtime, however, you become a part of the fauna when you dive and share their blue world. Especially for the rather crowded wreck diving spots, we do recommend this quieter time of the season.
If you’re a yacht charter client you can just ask your operator about these organizations and actually treat yourself to an unforgettable experience for quite a good price. In Italy, Spain, Croatia, Greece and many other countries, the cities start cheering up with new exhibitions and activities during the spring.
It’s the best time to stop off in the port cities of the Mediterranean. With the suggestions of your charter operator, you may plan a route that visits one of these:
• Ravello Art Concerts - April 3-October 30 2020 - Ravello, Amalfi, Italy
In Ravello Concerts that continue from spring to autumn, classical music and jazz concerts take place every few days every month. The events, where 1,750 concerts are held in two concert seasons, are held in the wonderful hall and gardens of Villa Rufolo. Ravalli is a stop-over for the Amalfi coast tour.
• Las Fallas de Valencia – 15/20 March 2020 - Valencia, Spain
Las Fallas is a very pleasant and noisy time to visit Valencia. After the days of street entertainments, dance, music, fireworks and light games, the big entertainment start in the last day. Valencia residents celebrate the arrival of spring by burning colorful giant sculptures made of wood and foam last night.
• Calvacata Sarda - 24 May 2020 - Sassari, Sardinia, Italy
The festival, held in Sassari, the second largest city of Sardinia, to celebrate the arrival of spring, has been continue since 1899. Participants dressed traditional clothes and make parade through town on horseback. Then the races start.
• Big Beach Spring Break - 29/31 May 2020 - Novalja, Croatia
Three days & nights full of parties, sun, beach and sea.
Corfu Beach Festival - 30 April/4 May 2020 – Corfu, Greece
5 days and 4 nights full of parties.
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