Sicily and beyond yacht charters, turn a vision into a reality

Our recommended itinerary of the 5 hot spots to cruise from Malta to Sicily for a 5 to 7 day holiday. Sicily is a beautiful island to visit and the best way to see so many stunning bays and restaurants is on a yacht. You can see the many things Sicily has to offer.

1. Marina Di Ragusa

This modern marina, has great facilities with a long sandy blue flag beachfront, known as Lungomare Mediterraneo. Cycling is safe here with extra-large designated cycle lanes along the coast.  Bicycles are available to hire locally just by the Main Square.  The main square (Piazza) has a lively atmosphere, with a selection of waterfront restaurants. The Piazza offers live music for entertainment in the evenings amongst a choice of restaurants and bars.


2. Marzamemi

With Crystal clear waters and white sand this is the perfect beach location. Set among a quirky yet trendy town. Marzamemi is clearly one of Sicily’s best-kept coastal secrets. Boutique shops are a short walk along the streets from the Marina to the Piazza. There are plenty of restaurants offering good food. During the day the Piazza has a unique kind of lazy vibe, it’s so laid back and peaceful. Then at night the Piazza comes to life! being packed with locals and tourists. There are lanterns that alight the streets whilst the restaurants get ready for outside alfresco dining, simply picture perfect. There is home-made Granita is delicious with many flavours to choose from. Bike and Scooter hire is easily accessible. If you have water sports on your yacht, here is a good place to enjoy them.

3. Syracuse

The largest city of the ancient world, dating back to the 8th century BC. A brief stroll from the marina, you can soon be at the Doric Temple of Apollo. Lively food markets are open every morning excluding Sunday, you can hear and enjoy the music playing. Sample exquisite Sicilian delights, you can even try before you buy! Sampling the tasty breads with oils is simply divine.  There is also a variety of tomato pastes, cheeses and cured meats and cannoli and much more to sample. The Medieval streets and Piazza Duomo are aligned with shops and restaurants. The city is filled with culture, rich in history, with temples, Greek outdoor theatres, museums and other tourist attractions.

4. Riposto

Marina di Riposto lays at the bottom of the eponymous volcanic mountain. With easy access for day trips, such as Mount Etna, Giardini Naxos, Botanical Gardens, Gorges, helicopter rides and shopping. From here you can visit Savoca, this is where some of the Godfather movie was filmed. Whilst looking at the amazing back from, sit back and enjoy a drink at Bar Vitelli. The stunning panoramic views are worth a visit alone. Also another place to visit from here is the Capuchin Monastery. With  around 32 ancient mummies of monks and dignitaries dating back as early as the 17th Century. Riposto is a good place to stay and makes a good hub for visiting tourist attractions close by, which also boasts a fantastic golf course. Another place to visit from here is Catania, which is ideal  for the shopping super fans with large shopping centres.

5. Taormina

The panoramic bay of Taormina is just delightful and sits just below the city, where there is the ancient town of Castlemola.  As you drive along the road winding road, after a little while   look below and you can see Isola Bella. Isola Bella is one of the prettiest beaches from a nature reserve, picturesque and stunning.  Taormina is a shoppers paradise, with plentiful bars and restaurants offering fantastic food, with some top restaurants. There is easy access to go exploring and see the many sights, including  culinary tours and Roman theatres. The best thing to do whilst here  is to check the local calendar, as popular events are often held here.


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We have many yachts that can cruise from Malta to Sicily, a popular choice is the Sunseeker Predator 62,  also offering holidays to the Aeolian Islands


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