From our Salerno base, you will be able to set off on a sailing holiday along the beautiful and relatively tranquil Cilento coast and Maratea. Less famous than the Amalfi coast, the Cilento coast offers a relaxed cruise along a gorgeous coastline, renowned for it’s rocky inlets, crystal-clear seawater, pretty seafront villages including Agropoli, Acciaroli, Palinuro, and Scario. You will also sample the superb local cuisine!
On a typical one-week’s cruise, your skipper will take you to visit:
Agropoli: Set right at the beginning of the Cilento coast, Agropoli is famous for it’s medeval Old town built on a rocky outcrop overlooking the port. Observe your boat from your restaurant table, 150 meters up!
Punta Licosa: Although there’s no port at Punta Licosa, your skipper will always make a stop at this spectacular headland, famous for it’s wonderful seabed – perfect for snorkeling or underwater fishing. Here you will anchor in 4 meters of crystal-clear water and either simply enjoy the wonderful swim or the thrill of catching a 30lb. Grouper!
Acciaroli: A beautiful fishing village of stone-built houses and famous for it’s excellent seafood restaurants on the seafront. Ernest Hemingway, the famous American writer, often stayed in Acciaroli and it is said that a local fisherman inspired his character in “The Old Man and the Sea”.
Palinuro: Probably the most “Jet-Setty” of the villages along the Cilento Coast, Palinuro boasts numerous shops, clubs and restaurants near it’s pretty port. For those who prefer peace and tranquility, just behind the headland you will find one of the most beautiful anchorages in Southern Italy the “Baia del Buon Dormire”, so named because the sea there is nearly always flat calm.
Scario: Known as the “Positano of the Cilento Coast”, Scario is a truly beautiful little port, set towards the end of the Cilento Coast. Beautiful architecture, pretty shops and excellent restaurants make this a “must do” stop.
Although Maratea is technically beyond the end of the Cilento Coast, being situated in the region of Basilicata, it’s just a short hop across the Bay of Policastro and is well worth a visit.
Maratea is divided into Maratea Porto, the stunningly beautiful little port, huddled in a little cove surrounded by pretty houses, and Maratea, the town itself, which is just a short taxi ride up the side of the mountain. It is internationally regarded as one of the most beautiful little towns in southern Italy with beautiful architecture, pretty shops, interesting art galleries and numerous excellent restaurants.
With an average distance of only 15 miles between one destination and another, there is plenty of time for your skipper to take you to the best beaches and coves (which only someone with local knowledge knows about) to chill or to swim and have fun the warm, crystal-clear waters that are typical of this area. On arrival at your destination for the night, he will also take you to visit the places of interest and can recommend the best restaurants.