Join the boat in Kotor on from 12.00. If you are due to arrive later than 20.00 please let us know in advance.
Direct flights to Montenegro are infrequent, but Montenegro Airlines flies to Tivat (near Kotor) from several Europen cities. Alternatively, numerous airlines fly to Dubrovnik, Croatia, from where there are buses to Kotor. Catania, Sicily is well served by international airlines and good bus services link the airports with our points of disembarkation.
Disembark in Messina by 12.00.
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Finding Hercules – Montenegro to Sicily
Join at Kotor, Montenegro
Leave from Messina, Sicily
Kotor (the gulf)
One of the great natural jewels of the Mediterranean, the gulf of Kotor, skirted by mountains and peppered with picturesque medieval towns is simply breathtaking.
Kotor (the city)
At the end of bay, lies the atmospheric UNESCO listed city of Kotor (Котор) its cobblestone streets and, Venetian Palaces and cafe-lined squares are hidden behind the city walls, which light up spectacularly each night.
Experience night passages across the Adriatic and northern Ionian. Sip hot drinks and marvel at the stars as you stand watch in the wee-hours.
Strike a bargain for some fresh squid from the fishing fleet in Otranto harbour and then head ashore to explore the stunning floor mosaics of the town’s
Approaching the east coast by sea is an unforgettable experience. Seeing Mt Etna appear over the horizon, as she towers over the picturesque coastline.
Sail from Montenegro to Sicily on this incredible adventure, exploring some of the Mediterranean’s lesser known wonders. Starting from the bewitching city of Kotor in Montenegro, we’ll explore one of the world’s finest natural harbours before heading across the South Adriatic sea to Otranto on the heel of Italy. From here we’ll sail the North Ionian sea to Calabria and then onto the coast of Sicily.
Be a part of the crew, navigating the Med and getting involved in everything from sail trimming and night watches to victualling in Montenegrin markets. No previous experience is required, but an appetite for adventure and good sense of humour are essential. This combination of exciting offshore passages, historic city exploration, natural wonders and cultural curiosities, wrapped into one amazing voyage is a must for those looking for a different type of holiday.
What follows is a idea of what may unfold. However, expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.
Join the boat in Kotor, meet your skipper, crew and shipmates and make yourself comfortable. Explore the old town and enjoy dinner, Montenegrin style.
Explore the extraordinary bay of Kotor and surrounds, before embarking on a night passage across the Southern Adriatic sea, to Italy.
Arrive in Otranto. Explore the walled town, walking atop the fortifications and discover one of Italy’s most bizarre cathedrals with its altar of human skulls and exquisite floor mosaics.
Another overnight sail – continuing southwest across the gulf of Taranto, before arriving in La Castella marine park or nearby harbour, from where we’ll discover the rustic charms and unique cuisuine of Calabria.
Our final night passage to Sicily, where we’ll spend the last few days exploring east coast treasures such as Syracuse, Catania & Taormina before heading into the mighty straights of Messina and tying up in the local marina.
Trainers/ deck shoes (no black soled shoes please – they mark the deck)
Waterproof sailing kit
Clothes for on-board and on shore
A small backpack for trips on-shore (30-40 litres)
A water bottle
Sun glasses (polarized)
Sun cream – SPF50+
Small quick dry towel
USB cord to charge your phone
Printed out Insurance details
Any medication you require