A 7-day itinerary to discover the wonders of the Cilento Coast with your sailboat

If you are looking for an authentic and little-known coastal area of Italy, the Cilento Coast in the southern part of Campania is your ideal destination for a sailing vacation. This fascinating 100-kilometer-long stretch of coastline, suspended between sea and mountains in the province of Salerno, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers unique and unspoiled landscapes with cliffs, caves and secret beaches accessible only by boat, picturesque fishing villages and important archaeological evidence. The Cilento Coast is now a national park that protects its extraordinary natural beauty and biodiversity. Begin your journey in Agropoli, a perfectly preserved historic village accessed through a magnificent 17th-century monumental gateway. Acciaroli is a seaside village famous for its imposing Norman Tower, its ancient harbor that comes alive during the day and beautiful beaches. Cape Palinuro is one of the most incredible places on the Cilento coast. The long, narrow cape is a labyrinth of sea caves, white sandy coves, and beautiful beaches such as Baia del Buon Dormire, the most striking on the Cilento coast. Marina di Camerota, an oasis of tranquility by boat, will surprise you with its vitality: in summer the town becomes populated and lively with events and festivals of all kinds. Scario, one of the most beautiful villages in Campania, overlooking the Gulf of Policastro, boasts a beautiful beach, the Spiaggia dei Francesi. Lastly, the “pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea,” Maratea, a romantic and lively village with its breathtaking views, is a must-see. Don’t miss the opportunity to discover an authentic and unspoiled coastline full of white beaches with crystal clear waters, ancient villages, and a culinary culture that will delight your palate.

Map 7-day itinerary for the Cilento Coast by sailboat with Spartivento Charter

Day 1: Agropoli

Departure at 6 p.m. from Salerno for Agropoli, where you will ormegger to visit the picturesque historic center that is accessed through an impressive monumental gate from the 1600s.

You will come across a triumph of alleyways, small houses carved into the rock and steep steps that plunge into the blue sea below. Unbelievable a visit to the Angevin Aragonese Castle and a relaxing walk along the San Marco waterfront.

Sunset view of the Monumental Gate of Agropoli, Cilento Coast
Monumental gate of Agropoli

Day 2: Acciaroli

Plan your morning with a convenient transfer to visit the Paestum Archaeological Park. In the afternoon, leave Agropoli and sail to Acciaroli, a typical all-stone village, passing Punta Licosa, where you can take a refreshing swim and snorkel in crystal-clear, shallow waters.

In Acciaroli, you will also find a charming harbor where you can moor and visit the town. In the afternoon, indulge in a walk through the narrow streets of the village, admiring the Church of the Annunziata and the Norman Tower.

Sunset view of the Church of the Annunziata and the Norman Tower in Acciaroli, Cilento Coast
Church of the Annunziata and Norman Tower

Day 3: Cape Palinuro

Depart in the morning for Cape Palinuro, one of the most beautiful destinations on the Cilento Coast. Here it is possible to circumnavigate the Cape while passing very close to the coast safely, thanks to the absence of rocks, admiring the beautiful surrounding coastline.

An obligatory stop is the Bay of Good Sleep, an enchanting cove surrounded by verdant rocks overhanging the crystal clear sea. If weather conditions permit, you may decide to spend the night at anchor on this small beach with golden sands and emerald waters, considered one of the most striking in the Cilento area and in Italy.

Top view of the Good Sleep Beach in Palinuro, Cilento Coast
Good Sleep Beach

Day 4: Marina di Camerota

Spend your morning sailing to Marina di Camerota or Infreschi Bay, where you can find convenient buoys to moor your boat. In the evening, you can decide to dine on board while enjoying a unique experience away from population centers under the starry sky. If you opt to moor in the harbor, you will be enchanted by the liveliness of the village, bustling with an endless variety of stores and people. The centerpiece of Marina di Camerota is the Piazza di San Domenico, where concerts and shows enliven the summer evenings.

View from shore of the turquoise waters of Baia deli Infreschi near Marina di Camerota, Cilento Coast
Bay of the Infreschi

Day 5: Scario

Early in the morning you will set sail for Scario, one of Campania’s most picturesque towns overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Policastro. Here you will find numerous bays, coves and dream beaches, including the renowned Frenchmen’s Beach.

Scario is a charming fishing village belonging to the municipality of San Giovanni a Piro, which offers not only a crystal-clear and unspoiled sea, but also lush nature and lots of greenery, typical of the Campania region. The main beaches, located along the Masseta Coast, can only be reached by sea.

Don’t miss the opportunity to admire this magical place and enjoy the local hospitality.

Panoramic view of Frenchmen's Beach in Scario on the Cilento Coast
Frenchmen’s Beach

Day 6: Maratea

On the sixth day of your boating vacation with Spartivento Charter you will set course for Basilicata’s most popular tourist destination, Maratea: one of the region’s most popular tourist destinations, thanks to its sea caves, quiet beaches and lush mountains that plunge into crystal-clear waters.

Known as “the pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea,” Maratea is a romantic and authentic city. Here you can engage in exciting underwater activities such as snorkeling or diving to admire the diverse vegetation of the sea floor. In the afternoon, you can hike to the famous Christ the Redeemer, located on the top of Mount San Biagio, from which you can see the spectacular Aeolian Islands.

The evening can be spent in the charming seaside village of Maratea, also known as “The City of 44 Churches” because of the many churches, hermitages, shrines and monasteries scattered throughout the city and surrounding area.

View of the emerald waters of Maratea, Cilento Coast

Day 7: Cape Palinuro & Return to Base

The journey back to the base will begin in the morning, but not before making a leisurely bathroom stop at Good Sleep Beach along the way. En route, you can admire the striking Cape Palinuro before heading to Punta Licosa and finally Marina di Arechi, located about 18 miles away. Our staff will be ready to welcome you at 5 pm for check-out.

The next day, disembarkation is scheduled for 8:00 am.

View from above of the Good Sleep Beach in Palinuro, Cilento Coast
Good Sleep Beach