Escape the everyday life and enjoy a fabulous Adriatic yacht holiday aboard the 54m (178ft) Benetti charter yacht Starfire this summer! An Adriatic yacht charter can be a blissful way to spend a week and it is second to none when it comes to discovering such beautiful Mediterranean countries, as Greece, Montenegro, Croatia or the eastern coast of Italy. Lap up the luxury of some of Europe’s most ancient and inspiring sights, under the heat of the sun as it makes the sea sparkle all around you.
With so much on offer, it can be hard to know where to begin. The Adriatic superyacht charter itinerary below should offer some insights and guidance to ensure that a week spent exploring this wonderful region includes beach time, historic sights, fine food and much more.
ADRIATIC SUPERYACHT CHARTER ITINERARY
To guide your next Adriatic charter, Captain Sputh of MY Starfire, a 178′ luxury yacht for charter, gives you his insider’s tips on what to do on an eight day adventure.
Day One: Corfu
Start your tour at the delightful island of Corfu – a famous Greece yacht holiday destination, stopping at Myrtiotissa beach for a morning of pure relaxation, alternating between sunbathing and cooling dips in the sea. For the afternoon, wander a little way up the road to visit the historic Myrtiotissa monastery, stopping for a delicious, homely lunch at the Bella Vista taverna on the way.
Day Two: Ulcinj
From Corfu, head to Montenegro’s southernmost town of Ulcinj, which sits prettily on the water’s edge. With some of the most beautiful beaches in Montenegro, as well as a quaint old town in which to lose yourself in the winding streets, Ulcinj provides a full day of exploration, as well as relaxation time on the sand.
Day Three: Herceg Novi
Further along the coastline, stop off at Herceg Novi, an appealing town to include in any Montenegro yacht charter itinerary, situated at the base of Mount Orjen. Spend the day visiting the cluster of exceptionally pretty beaches reached by boat from Herceg Novi, such as Miriste or Zanjic, or delving into the town itself to take in sights such as the castle Forte Mare, the Kanli tower and the St. Michael Archangel church. At night, head into town for dinner, accessing it via the old town gate in order to admire the clock tower lit up in all its glory.
Day Four: Korcula
From Montenegro, insert Croatia yacht charter in your vacation and head to the small island of Korcula, which makes for beautiful anchorage just off the Dalmatian coast. A day meandering around the quaint town on foot is well worth it and be sure to sample the local seafood, olives and wine to make the most of your day of exploration.
Day Five: Trogir
The lively Croatian town of Trogir makes for the perfect stop after the quiet charm of Korcula. Spend a leisurely morning exploring the many lovely nearby bays, before heading into town for a late lunch of wonderfully fresh seafood at Piccolo Ponte in the old town. The afternoon can be spent visiting a selection of the town’s many palaces, towers and churches, including the town’s most famous building – the church of St Lawrence.
Day Six: Mali Losinj
Continuing with Croatia luxury yacht charter, head to Mali Losinj next, being ready to admire the beautiful view of the town from the water as you approach. Follow the coast until you find the bay of your choice (there is an ample supply to choose from), then spend the day relaxing in the sun and frolicking in the delightfully clear and warm water.
Day Seven: Venice
Finish the week in the wonderfully romantic Italian city of Venice, with its myriad canals, lively shopping scene and original examples of Venetian architecture. At night, enjoy the starlight reflecting off the canals as you dine al fresco at one of the city’s many fine dining establishments, before heading to the opera to end the week in true Italian style.
Day Eight: Venice
Venice is so intoxicating that you must simply stay for another day. Take a tender ride to nearby Murano to admire the gifted glassblowing artist at work. Don’t be surprised if you come back with arms full of glass blown masterpieces. Nothing beats buying a Murano vase in Murano.
About Superyacht STARFIRE
Luxury superyacht STARFIRE is an elegant Benetti-built vessel, with a number of refits since her launch in 1998. The latest refit in 2012 provided Starfire with beautiful new interior styling transformation from Traditional Orient to Art Deco. She is furnished with lovely custom-made furniture, coupled with exquisite fabrics and materials, creating a stylish and inviting yacht.
Conscientious expertise, craftsmanship and care have been worked into the construction and refits to ensure that she looks and performs to the highest level. That professionalism is now carried on by a vibrant and friendly crew who are waiting to welcome you aboard.
Accommodation layout was created to offer 12 charter guests with the ultimate in comfort and luxury in 6 lovely and spacious cabins, including one master cabin, two twin cabins with Pullman bunk, two cabins with queen beds and an additional cabin with a king-sized bed. Starfire’s crew have a separate companionway and accommodation.
Bio: Captain Carl Sputh spends the majority of his time at the helms of Luxury super yacht Starfire, a 178′ superyacht for charter. When ashore, he enjoys traveling the world, driving his custom Triumph motorcycle and learning to fly helicopters.
Images provided by MY Starfire & LuxeInACity.