Yacht Charter Croatia

Yacht Charter in Croatia

One of the most picturesque coast lines in Europe, the Dalmatian coast, with its innumerable bays and stunningly beautiful islands, is one of the most attractive and accessible cruising areas in the Mediterranean.

The area has become a popular cruising ground for visiting and charter yachts and the Croatian government has invested in some fantastic facilities making it a very well equipped sailing ground.

Finding your way around the Dalmatian coast.

Navigation is generally line of sight but the sheer number of islands can be confusing so it is highly recommended that the skipper is a competent navigator, able to use electronic and paper charts.

What's it like to sail the Dalmatian coast?

The prevailing north westerly wind is a consistent presence during the summer and allows for exciting sailing for both beginners and more experienced sailors throughout the season.

 

Split

Croatia’s second largest city is one which brims with history having been a major port during the Roman occupation of the area. The renovated sea front blends ancient and modern in a stylish way and in the summer the town hums with life as visitors and locals mix in the bars and cafes with the stunning mountainous coastline in the background. While here make sure to explore Diocletian’s Palace which has been declared a UNESCO world heritage site.

Solta

The island of Solta is often overlooked by visitors to Croatia, because of this it remains one of the most unspoilt on the Croatian coastline despite its proximity to Split. Solta is a great place to observe the locals growing olives and tending to the vineyards. Recently the island has been tipped as a hot new spot to visit so it is definitely worth checking out before the crowds arrive.

Brac

Famous as a wind surfing resort and for the white pebble beach which extends out on a spit on the south side of the island, white limestone from Brac was used to build the White House in Washington D.C. For a lively night out head to the exclusive resort town of Bol where the stylish bars are sure to entertain, for something a little more sedate head out to one of the islands villages where authentic local food is available.

Makarska Riviera

The Makarska Riviera is a 38 mile stretch of coastline which contains many of Croatia’s best beaches. The dramatic backdrop of Mount Biokovo is a magnet for hikers and mountain bikers who can enjoy spectacular views of the turquoise water. Makarska itself has a rich history and there are a plethora of cafes and restaurants in the main square where you can soak up the local atmosphere.

Hvar Island

This long, narrow island is one of the jewels of Croatia’s string of Adriatic islands. Away from the bustling resort of Hvar town you will find pristine beaches leading down to crystal clear waters and inland, fields of rosemary and lavender give off exotic scents. As well as the busy  moorings at Hvar town harbour there are two other marinas, one at Palmizana island, which is accessible by water taxi, and one at Vrboska.

Vis Island

As it was used as an army base, until 1989 was cut off from visitors, because of this it remains one of the least developed islands in the Adriatic. Nowadays visitors are allowed and they come to see an authentic glimpse of island life and relax on the unspoilt beaches. The food on the island is authentic local cuisine and the locals produce some of Croatia’s best wine. The two towns on the island offer contrasting pictures of the island, Vis town in the North is wealthier and rich with history while the fishing town of Komiža has much earthier charms.

Korčula Island

With its vineyards and olive groves covering the island and small villages dotted between Korčula is an island which has retained its traditions and remains unspoilt by mass tourism. The coves and sandy bays are mostly quiet and are great places to swim in the turquoise water. The old town is steeped in history and the famous local wine is available in all of the charming towns on the island.

Pelješac Peninsula

The spine of mountains running through the centre of this long , thin peninsula give it a unique character and distinguish it from the islands in the area. There are loads of stunning beaches to explore during the day and in the evening moor up in one of the towns to try the seafood and wine for which this peninsula is famous. Orebic  with its tree lined promenade has a line of rustic , authentic restaurants is the biggest town on the island.

Dubrovnik

One of Croatia's most famous cities has been bewitching visitors for centuries, so much so that it is known as the jewel of the Adriatic. The beautiful old town, completed in the 16th century, is one of the most awe inspiring in Europe with its huge stone walls and limestone paved streets. The choice of shops and restaurants is unsurpassed in the area.

Otok Čiovo

With history dating back to the Romans, this beautiful island full of rich cultural heritage is actually connected to the town of Togir on the mainland by a drawbridge. The vegetation is typically and hidden bays towards the less inhabited South of the island are perfect for swimming and sunbathing. Dock at the harbour at Slatine or drop a hook in one of the many other bays dotted around the island.

 

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