For those who don’t want to get away from it all, visiting the Aeolian Islands on a superyacht in June is perfect. If you want a taste of Mediterranean season glamour but Monaco and Saint-Tropez have lost their shine, head to the Aeolian Islands north of Sicily. June is pleasantly buzzing with glitterati and Panarea is where to mingle – principally at the Hotel Raya or the Bridge sushi bar. But it is also gorgeous, with rugged walks and islets perfect for exploration by yacht. Further on, Lipari has a wild and wonderful coastline, Salina, boutiques and vineyards and, on Stromboli, an active volcano.
Must-know: Zimmari is a good secure anchorage in Panarea, with clear water and great diving over volcanic rock formations and wrecks.