CROATIA YACHT CHARTER GUIDE
Charter a luxury yacht in Croatia for a truly unforgettable holiday on the Adriatic Sea. The striking coastline of Croatia -sprinkled with lush vineyards, fragrant olive groves and hundreds of unspoiled islands to explore – is justifiably a world-class sailing destination. With its clear waters being some of the cleanest in the Mediterranean Sea, it is not hard to see why this is such a popular charter yacht destination.
Marking a symbolic gateway where East meets West, Croatia is steeped in a rich cultural history that stretches back to ancient Roman times and the Ottoman Empire, with an abundance of enchanting myths and legends to tell.
Bordered by Montenegro and Italy, a one-way luxury charter across the Adriatic Sea could begin in Venice, for example, and explore the rugged coastline all the way down to Porto Montenegro, taking in the gems of Croatia en route. This particular journey can be made in one week if time is limited, but why not take a leisurely two-week trip, and spend some time enjoying some of this fabulous coastline’s rocky islets and isolated beaches?
Dating back to the 7th century, the ancient city of Dubrovnik displays unique architecture and fascinating history. Explore the fascinating Old Town filled with restaurants and shops and get a feeling of its rich history. The stone walls that once protected the citizens from seagoing marauders now provide an impressive landmark. Cars are not allowed in the old town, which comes alive in the summer months with its annual music festival as the town is filled with classical music and world-renowned performers. Private and charter yachts tend to anchor beyond the harbour, and charterers then enjoy the pleasant amble from the marina through the bustling streets and into the city’s fabulous old town. Following Croatia’s war for independence in the 1990’s, many of the beautiful stone and terracotta buildings have been reconstructed most sympathetically and with historical accuracy, inviting you to step back in time and savour the country’s rich history. A cable car to Mount Srd offers stunning views of town and coast, although superb views can also be seen from the promenade atop the city walls, overlooking the sparkling Adriatic Sea. Enjoy a dinner with a stunning view at the trendy 360° Restaurant set within the city great walls. The area is famous for its seafood dishes, peka in Croatian, which are made with octopus and potatoes. Great views of Croatia, however, can also be experienced from the deck of your private yacht charter, without a doubt.
If history and culture pique your interest, the second largest city in Croatia, Split is centered around the palace of Roman Emperor Diocletian, which dates back to the 4th century. Once home to thousands of people, the palace’s remains include more than 200 buildings. Spend an afternoon discovering this Unesco World Heritage and enjoy a drink in one of the dozens of bars by the atmospheric old city walls. Split is also known for its stunning beaches.
CAVTAT & KORCULA
Cavtat or the island of Korčula, which is believed to have once been inhabited by Marco Polo, are also interesting historical destinations. You can just imagine him strolling the waterfront as he planned his travels, although these days as you wander along the streets of Korčula you are more likely to spot movie stars shooting in this popular location.