Top 22 Countrys
Greece is a large country in south eastern Europe consisting of two mainland peninsulas and thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. Greece is known for its beautiful beaches, from the black sands of Santorini to the party resorts of Mykonos, and offers a good introduction for new sailors via the many offered flotilla sailing holidays.
Spain, on Europe's Iberian Peninsula, is really 17 autonomous regions, each with its own geography and culture. The capital, Madrid, is home to the Royal Palace and singular Prado museum, housing works by European masters, and Segovia to the north has a fairy-tale medieval castle and Roman aqueduct. Catalonia's capital, Barcelona, is defined by Antoni Gaudi's quirky modernist architecture, including the Sagrada Famlia basilica.
France, in Western Europe, encompasses medieval and port cities, tranquil villages, mountains and Mediterranean beaches. The country is also renowned for its sophisticated cuisine and its wines and beautiful mediterranean coastline.
The United Kingdom is a great historical sailing nation island in northwestern Europe. Home of the Royal Yacht Association and many international sailing championships.
Martinique is a rugged Caribbean island that’s part of the Lesser Antilles. An overseas region of France, its culture reflects a distinctive blend of French and West Indian influences. Its largest town, Fort-de-France, features steep hills, narrow streets and La Savane, a garden bordered by shops and cafes. In the garden is a statue of island native Joséphine de Beauharnais, first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte.
Italy, commanding a long Mediterranean coastline, has left a powerful mark on Western culture and cuisine. Its capital, Rome, is home to the Vatican as well as landmark art and ancient ruins. Other major cities include Florence, with Renaissance treasures such as Michelangelo?s David" and its leather and paper artisans; Venice
Malta is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. It lies 80 km south of Italy, 284 km east of Tunisia. With a population of about 475,000 over an area of 316 km2, Malta is the world's tenth smallest and fifth most densely populated sovereign country. Its capital is Valletta, which is the smallest national capital in the European Union by area at 0.8 km². The official and national language is Maltese, which is descended from Sicilian Arabic that developed during the Emirate of Sicily, while English serves as the second official language.
Croatia is an Eastern European country with long coastlines on the Adriatic Sea, encompassing more than a thousand islands, crossed by the Dinaric Alps and dotted with castles. The major coastal city Dubrovnik has massive 16th-century walls encircling an Old Town with Gothic and Renaissance buildings. Visiting Croatia is a must as it's beauty is outstanding!
Saint Lucia is an Eastern Caribbean island nation with a pair of dramatically tapered mountains, the Pitons, on its west coast. Its coast is home to volcanic beaches, reef-diving sites, luxury resorts and fishing villages. Trails in the interior rainforest lead to waterfalls like the 15m-high Toraille, which pours over a cliff into a garden. The capital, Castries, is a popular cruise port.
Portugal is a southern European country on the Iberian Peninsula, bordering Spain and the Atlantic Ocean. Its oceanside location influences many aspects of its culture ? salt cod and grilled sardines are national dishes, the Algarve's beaches are a major tourist destination and much of the nation?s architecture dates to the 1500s-1800s, when Portugal had a maritime empire.
The Republic of Ireland occupies most of the island of Ireland, off the coast of England and Wales. Its eastern capital, Dublin, is the birthplace of writers including Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett, and home of Guinness beer. Nicknamed the Emerald Isle? for its lush landscape of rolling green hills
Puerto Rico is a Caribbean island and unincorporated U.S. territory with a landscape of mountains, waterfalls and the El Yunque tropical rainforest. In San Juan, the capital and largest city, the Isla Verde area is known for its hotel strip, beach bars and casinos. Its Old San Juan neighborhood features colorful Spanish colonial buildings and El Morro and La Fortaleza, massive, centuries-old fortresses.
Trinidad and Tobago is a dual-island Caribbean nation near Venezuela, with distinctive Creole traditions and cuisines. Trinidad’s capital, Port of Spain, hosts a boisterous carnival featuring calypso and soca music. Numerous bird species inhabit sanctuaries such as the Asa Wright Nature Centre. The smaller island of Tobago is known for its beaches and the Tobago Main Ridge Forest Reserve, which shelters hummingbirds.
Australia is a country, and continent, surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans. Its major cities ? Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide ? are coastal, but its capital, Canberra, is inland and nicknamed the Bush Capital. The country is known for its Sydney Opera House
Bosnia and Herzegovina, a country on the Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe, encompasses mountainous terrain, medieval villages and Muslim and Christian landmarks. Its countryside is marked by deep gorges, turquoise rivers and lakes, and the Dinaric Alps? forests and crags. It's a popular destination for outdoor sports such as hiking, mountain biking, white-water rafting and skiing.
Turkey is a nation straddling eastern Europe and western Asia with cultural connections to ancient Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Cosmopolitan Istanbul, on the Bosphorus Strait, is home to the iconic Hagia Sophia, with its soaring dome and Christian mosaics, the massive 17th-century Blue Mosque and the circa-1460 Topkap? Palace, former home of sultans. Ankara is Turkey?s modern capital.
The United States is made up of 50 individual states and has both western and eastern coastlines with the Pacific and Atlantic, as well as a southern coast in the Gulf of Mexico.
Panama is one country in Central America with a eastern coast in the Caribbean and a western coast on the Pacific. It is famous for the the Panama Canal that links the two oceans.
Morocco borders both the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea separated from Spain by only 14km and the narrowest part of the Strait of Gibraltar.
Algeria borders the Mediterranean Sea separated on the north of Africa next door to neighbours Morocco and Tunisia.