Puerto PortalsAndraitxCala SaladaValldemossaLa ForadadaSollerPuerto PollensaHotel FormentorAlcudiaIncaManacorMahon FornellsCalla MorellCalla AlgayarensCiutadellaPorto ColomPonçaPALMAMEDITERRANEAN SEACANAL OF MENORQUAISLA DE CABRERAPUNTA GROSSACALA BLANCABAHIA DE PALMACALA DE CALOBRACABO SALINASCALA FIGUERABAHIA DE ARTABAHIA DEALCUDIACALA MEZQUITACABO FORMENTORIBIZAMALLORCAMENORCACala SaladaEs PalmaderIbizaSan AntonioCala SaonaPUNTA GROSSACALA BLANCAISLA VEDRAPORT ROIGILLETAS BEACHCABO BERBERIAFORMENTERAIBIZAbalearicsLying in blissful sunshine off the east coast ofSpain, the Balearic islands of Menorca, Mallorcaand Ibiza offer wonderfully diverse cruisinggrounds. Mallorca, the largest of the archipelago, haslong attracted visitors with an interest in culture andarchitecture. Endless sandy beaches and coves fringethe rugged coastline, and vineyards and pretty rusticvillages dot the landscape. The neighbouring island ofMenorca is the Mallorca of yesteryear, with a slowerpace of life. Throwing together the best of both worlds,the Bohemian island of Ibiza has a beautiful interiorand countless secluded coves away from the hustleand bustle of Ibiza Town and San Antonio.Day 1Palma, Mallorca to Andratx(17 nautical miles)Day 2Andratx to Ibiza Town, Ibiza(60 nautical miles) Day 3Ibiza Town Day 4Ibiza Town to Es Palmador, Formentera(10 nautical miles) Day 5Es Palmador to Isla Vedra to Cala Salada(32 nautical miles) Day 6Cala Salada to Soller, Mallorca(80 nautical miles)Day 7Soller to Pollensa(30 nautical miles) Day 8Pollensa to Cala Morell, Menorca(35 nautical miles)Day 9Cala Morell & Cala Algayarens to Palma,Mallorca(80 nautical miles) aboardhSa Calobra beach on Mallorca makes for aspectacular, secluded anchorage hSnorkel in the calm bay at Benirras, Ibizadon't misshThe hippy market, held every Wednesday inIbiza's old town ashorehDine by the water at The Sea Club found inthe awe-inspiring Cap Rocat, Mallorca hTake the self-guided 'patio itinerary' touraround the old town of PalmahHang out with the 'IT' crowd at the PuroBeach club, Mallorca CRUISING GUIDE I19?Expert opinion Charter BrokerSandra AtriachThe small island of Formentera is relativelypeaceful, even during the peak summermonths and its beaches are possibly the best inthe Mediterranean. Hire a bike and spend theday cycling along the paths that cover the entireisland. Have lunch at the beach restaurant Juany Andrea, which started as a small shack in 1972,and try the lobster paella.?
20I ICHARTER COLLECTION 2012eastmediterraneanAlive with an eclectic mix of colour, cultureand charm, the clear, warm waters of theEastern Mediterranean wash over a mosaicof islands and nations. Ancient ruins,spectacular churches, medieval villages and sacredtemples will take your breath away, but just as the sheerscale and history of these manmade treasures will amazeyou, so too will the natural wonders. Volcanic islandssimmer, lush pine forests infuse the sea breezes and thevarying, electrifying shades of the water defy belief. The birthplace of western civilisation, Athens and theislands of Greece are suffused with extraordinarymythology and stunning cruising grounds with beautifulbeaches. Further west discover the little known wonders ofCroatia, or the extensive coastline of southern Turkey wherethe east meets the west at the gateway to the Orient.