This month's feature will highlight three ports you may or may not have considered visiting. Journey with me to the eastern Med and have a look at some marinas whose cultural depth goes far beyond the harbor's surface.
In Cyprus, Limassol Marina has hosted yachts for a year, but the amenities on land are just now ready to welcome visitors. Harborside attractions include a classy yacht club, cultural center, and plenty of boutiques. You'll also enjoy Limegrove Spa and Fitness where serious workouts meet proper pampering.
At Limassol, you'll dock alongside top-brand yachts and be in close proximity to the marina's well-appointed residences that lend a feeling of seaside community living to your whole experience. In Cyprus you have the opportunity to swim in open water and ski a mountain all in one day. Go to Castle Kolossi to sample the island's famed dessert wine. Eat fresh fish in a local tavern. And then rest on the deck of your charter yacht while being ensconced in the evening glow of Limassol's dramatically lit harbor and reflective green waters.
At Greece's Sani Marina in Halkidiki, you will find a full service destination in the middle of Sani Resort on the Kassandra Peninsula. Halkididi is the birthplace of Aristotle so you should play it smart and book one of the marina's 215 berths in order to best explore this area. In conjunction with a Greek itinerary, you might want to consider a cruise to Turkey, too.