Croatia Yacht Charter Guide
WHERE HISTORY-STEEPED CITIES MEET THE GLITTERING ADRIATIC COASTLINE
Croatia is a Mediterranean gem boasting many hidden treasures along its seemingly endless coastline, as well as a profusion of spectacular cruising opportunities. With hundreds of unspoiled islands, beautiful marinas, historic cities, charming towns and inviting beaches, it’s no surprise that Croatia is rapidly increasing in popularity as a favoured charter destination.
An exciting and timeless destination, Croatia is welcoming more and more superyacht visitors to its daydreamy Dalmatian Coast each summer. Untouched islands are strewn across the glittering Adriatic waters and a multitude of anchorages beckon, making this glorious stretch of coastline simply unmissable. Out of a total of 1,185 islands, only 66 are inhabited and this means a yacht charter here will guarantee seclusion and privacy for that ‘get-away-from-it-all’ feel. Yet, the Dalmatian archipelgao is also extremely rich in variety, with many fabulous inlets, bays and beaches to be discovered, along with an abundance of picturesque harbours and medieval ports to explore.
The most fascinating stretch of this spectacular coastline lies between Split and Dubrovnik. The old town of Dubrovnik is a UNESCO world heritage site and a must see when in the area. Located at the southernmost tip of Croatia, it’s ancient city walls and baroque buildings will no doubt draw discerning travellers away from their superyachts to meander along the white limestone streets. Increasing the coastal city’s appeal is its recent star role as King’s Landing in HBO’s Game of Thrones saga, and there are many museums and art galleries to trace the ups and downs of this timeless city’s fascinating past.
Among the glorious sun-kissed islands to explore are Hvar, Vis, Korčula, and Brač. Korcula, steeped in culture and history, is reputed to be the birthplace of Marco Polo and, brimming with verdant vineyards and olive groves, is one of the greenest islands in the Adriatic Sea. Brac and Zlatni Rat are idyllic locations for water sports, with the former boasting great windsurfing conditions and the latter replete with excellent scuba diving sites. Meanwhile, Hvar is one of the most beautiful and fashionable islands within this archipelago, offering designer shopping, exquisite wineries and unparalleled nightlife.
Behind Croatia’s gleaming beaches hides a horde of exhilarating inland adventures and romantic medieval towns, which are framed by a stunning backdrop of rolling hills. The gorgeous temperate days, vibrant clear skies and diverse flora make it a popular charter destination.