Yacht Charter Croatia – The Mediterranean’s Most Famous Sailing Destination
The Adriatic coast of Croatia is known as ‘The Coast of A Thousand Islands’. Its idyllic sailing conditions and easy line-of-sight navigation mean that it has long been a favourite sailing holiday destination for many.
This historic coastline has it all: majestic walled cities with Medieval cobbled streets, ancient ruins, romantic cities, vineyard-covered hillsides and national parks offering pine forests with deserted coves and crystal clear turquoise waters – one stunning sight after another. The islands also offer charming fishing villages and historical marinas.
Where to sail
In Croatia, you will find the perfect sailing conditions regardless of where you are. There are many different areas to sail into and you can also try a one-way route. From Dubrovnik to Zadar, there are so many majestic places to visit that you will find it difficult to choose only one area. The Split area is probably the most famous sailing destination in Croatia and not without reason. If you start your sailing trip from ACI Marina Split or Marina Kastela you can either do a one-way trip to Dubrovnik thus finding some great places such us Hvar, Stari Grad and Korcula along the way, otherwise, you can do a roundtrip from Split and explore mostly Hvar, Stari Grad, Palmizana and Trogir. Whichever of these routes you choose, we can ensure that you will find great sailing conditions and, of course, you can visit some of the UNESCO’s heritage sites, such as evergreen parks and medieval cities. The Dubrovnik area is the second most popular sailing destination in Croatia. The medieval city of Dubrovnik will definitely catch your eye and transport you back to the past. If you start your sailing holiday in Dubrovnik, you can do either a one-way trip to Split or to Montenegro (Kotor Bay) or do a round trip exploring the Dubrovnik area. Korcula is a must-see island, with great restaurants by the sea and many beautiful beaches to explore. The Mljet National Park is a not-to-miss destination. This National Park hides two world-unique salt lakes. The islet of Saint Mary, with its ancient Benedictine Monastery, is located in one of them, namely the Big Lake. Take a swim in the salt lake with a view of the monastery and take a break for lunch in one of the restaurants of your choice. The Zadar area is dominated by arguably the most beautiful and most dramatic of islands in the entire Kornati area, with sheer cliffs plunging into the sea and a celebrated national park in the south, Telesica, which offers a safe harbour, lots of wildlife, and even an inland saltwater lake. The Kornati National Park, which lends its name to our wider section, lies south of Zadar and north-west of Sibenik. It is composed of 109 islands and is the densest archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea, despite the fact that 76 of these islands are less than one hectare in size.
Your can join like minded sailors partying to the until the small hours, or dine on first rate gastronomic delights. As you sail amongst Croatia's limitless possibilities, with hundreds of small islands, idyllic fishing ports and well-appointed marinas, you will discover the most wonderful areas of outstanding natural beauty .
Istra is a heart-shaped, 3600-sq-km peninsula, connecting the continental Croatia with the Adriatic. If you like the idea of getting back to basics and spending a few solitary nights at anchor then head north out of Split and aim for Istria (Istra to Croats). This geographical wonder, including the Učka mountain ridge, and the rivers Dragonja, Mirna and Pazinčica, is the ideal place to take in nature at its most unspoilt. As you can imagine with that many little islands and secluded bays, it is the perfect place to drop you anchor and avoid any mooring fees.Area page
Split is the second largest city in Croatia, with just over 200,000 inhabitants, and undoubtedly, amongst the most famous sailing areas in Croatia, with frequent flights from almost every location. Starting your charter in Split, is one way of keeping the cost of your charter down; such is the volume of charter fleets and therefore competition in this area, that we find offers are far better suited to picking up a great yacht at a great price, than other locations. There are various itineraries that you can follow when starting from Split, which give you the opportunity to visit some of the most famous islands of the Croatian archipelago, such as Hvar, Korcula and Vis. Please feel free to contact our experienced charter consultants for more information.Area page
The charming walled city of Dubrovnik, now a Unesco world heritage site, is one of Croatia's most talked about sailing destinations. Once the capital of the wealthy sea-faring Republic of Ragusa, now sailors visit Dubrovnik to relax and unwind, not to trade. There are many routes you can follow from Dubrovnik, making your way north (towards Split), or south (towards Montenegro), whilst basking in the warm Mediterranean sun (always a bonus!) Please feel free to contact your consultant for more information about your yacht charter holiday exploring Lokrum or the Elafiti islands.Area page