Sailing in Croatia

Sail the Adriatic – One of the most popular Mediterranean destinations


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Map of Croatia

Croatia is one of the most popular sailing destinations in the Mediterranean. Wherever you start your sailing holiday from, you will find superb sailing conditions in stunning surroundings, reliable winds, pristine seas, excellent food, a sunny Mediterranean climate and a welcome to match.

The Adriatic coast of Croatia is known as ‘The Coast of A Thousand Islands’ and its idyllic sailing conditions and easy line-of-sight navigation mean that it has long been a favourite flotilla holiday destination. 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 marina ports.

Whether you are looking for the culture, history and wonderful architecture of a cosmopolitan city as well as the best of the Adriatic’s sandy beaches from Dubrovnik, or the tiny island towns, modern marinas and Kornati National Park within Kremik’s sailing area, you won’t be disappointed.


Yacht Charter Service

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In Croatia, you can find a great number of operators who are able to provide you with excellent yachts and service. There is something for everyone – from small monohulls to spacious and luxurious catamarans.

The best way to explore the Adriatic’s diamond – Croatia – is sailing. You will be able to visit all its well-hidden beauties and explore a wide variety of places in just a few days.

Croatia has adopted Resolution 40 and you need to have a skipper license in order to bareboat charter a yacht – not just experience. You can find the qualifications needed to charter a bareboat on our website, here. Or combine your sailing in Croatia with learning and gain your ICC diploma. Find out how it works here.

 You can check out our Last Minute Sailing in Croatia offers here

Regional Croatia

Croatia is divided into four (4) main regions: the Istrian Coast, Southern Dalmatia, Northern Dalmatia and Southern Croatia.itinerary-tivat-dubrovnik-korcula itinerary tivat dubrovnik korcula

The Istrian Coast includes Cres, Mali Losinj, Pula and Rovinj. Southern Dalmatia consists of Split – considered the most attractive tourist attraction – followed by Trogir, Rogoznica and Baska Voda.

To the Northern Dalmatia belong Biograd, Murter, Primosten, Sukosan, Sibenik, Vodice and Zadar. It is interesting to note that Kornati Islands, another popular tourist destination, is located in this area.

Southern Croatia’s most popular destination is Dubrovnik.

Tourism in Croatia

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Sightseeing in Korcula

Croatian has million of visitors each year, not only during summer. One reason that it is so attractive to tourists is that it has some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters. Around 110 beaches in Croatia carry the blue flag award, including 8 marinas. You can find from cosmopolitan beach bars to quiet and hidden beaches – something for everyone’s needs and taste. Some of the most famous beaches are Plava Plaza in Vodice, Bijela plaža Solaris in Sibenik and Plaza Bacvice in Split.

Sightseeing is another must-do in Croatia. There is a wide range of attractions you can admire in all the Croatian Medieval cities – old towns, castles, churches are some of the many things you will explore while being in Croatia.

Historical Trivia

Although Croatia developed under the impact of many different cultures,

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Medieval Dubrovnik

it gave its own and unique imprint to the history of European civilization. Croatia was occupied by the Romans, Illyrians, and Slavic tribes. All have left their mark on the country’s development and culture.

Croatia was founded on the ruins of the Roman Empire. It is indeed unique, not only for its crystal, clear waters, but also for a thousand years of different cultures. The Croats are believed to be purely Slavic people who migrated from Ukraine and settled in present-day Croatia during the 6th century. Croatia is bounded by Slovenia in the northwest, by Hungary in the northeast, by Serbia and Montenegro in the east, by Bosnia and Herzegovina in the south, and by the Adriatic Sea in the west. The Adriatic Sea is not only a deep gulf in the Mediterranean, it is also known as the cradle of ancient civilization.

Recreational Activities in Croatia

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Diving in Croatia

Sports like diving or cycling are prevalent in Croatia. There are available swimming lessons from mid-May to September. During winter, warm, moist air flows from the South East Scirocco winds and enter the country. This provides a challenge to professional sailors seeking to navigate the seas during this season.

Potential navigators are guaranteed to enjoy the warmth of the Croatian sea and to relax on their sailing holiday even at the most discomforting weather.

Sightseeing is another worth-doing activity, as well.

Admiring places full of culture and history as well as beautiful National Parks that line the diversity of its many islands and the long coastline of the Adriatic makes Croatia an ideal location for travelers to marvel at her splendor.

 Check out our Adventure Flotilla here and make your Sailing in Croatia unforgettable.

Weather and Climate in Croatia

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Enjoy the sunset

Croatia has a Mediterranean climate and an abundant sunshine. The sailing season is between April and October or November. The ideal wind conditions make Croatia an inviting and perfect sailing area.

Summers are long, warm, mostly arid and usually not unbearably hot. The average temperature in its warmest month (July) is 23 degrees Celsius while water temperature ranges between 13 degrees Celsius (February) and 24 degrees Celsius (August).

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Croatia Travelers

Catch up with your fellow travelers and navigators in Croatia and spend your time frolicking under the warm Croatian sun and sailing in the friendly, gentle waters.

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