- Gentle winds and occasional Mistrals
- Rich history and spectacular scenery
- Line-of-sight navigation and island hops
The 1,000 or more islands of Croatia's famous Dalmatian Coast offer gentle cruising and island hopping in the calm, clear waters of the Adriatic. More experienced sailors can enjoy longer spells out on the open ocean and take part in regattas and other events, while occasional strong mistral winds provide more challenging conditions for those who relish the sensation of speed and the feel of blown spray.
A Croatian sailing holiday allows you to experience a Mediterranean paradise of turquoise seas, quiet, colourful islands and picturesque port towns steeped in history, delicious fresh seafood and friendly, welcoming locals. Unspoilt coves and dramatic waterfalls, ancient forts and lush, green forests all lie in wait along the country’s celebrated Dalmatian Coast.
Strike out on your own on a Croatian bareboat charter holiday. You’ll have the freedom to explore the country’s stunning coastline at your own pace and to your own schedule.
Join a Croatian flotilla holiday and make new, lasting friendships as you get to know the region’s spectacular coastline with a group of fellow Mediterranean explorers.
Relax and enjoy the scenery on a Croatian skippered sailing holiday, taking in the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of this beautiful coastal nation from the luxury of your own private yacht.
The ocean plays a key role in Croatian lifestyle and culture. Historically a country of strategic importance, Croatia has seen empires come and go and military concerns shape the landscape. Sail the Dalmatian Coast and drop in on ancient forts and castles, former Roman palaces and medieval cities with countless tales to tell.
Visit historic Dubrovnik—one of the world’s ten best-preserved medieval walled cities—or dine in remote fishing villages where the pace of life has remained unchanged for centuries. Explore the ancient ruins of Diocletian’s Palace, now home to the citizens of Split, and island hop your way through a network of pristine national parks teeming with wildlife.
Croatian coastal cuisine features excellent fresh seafood, including the celebrated Ston oysters, delicious squid, tuna and prawns. Heavily influenced by Italian cuisine, Croatian cooking is a unique combination of Slavic and Mediterranean food cultures that varies from region to region.
Onshore, the Dalmatian Coast is a haven for sightseers and hikers alike, with the nation’s numerous national parks providing stunning landscapes and abundant wildlife. Croatia’s coastal towns are overflowing with the country’s unique culture and history, and visitors can leave with a little piece of Croatia in the form of lavender and rosemary honey and essential oils.
To celebrate the sixth series of Game of Thrones, we’ve put together a Game of Thrones guide to exploring Croatia. Why pay for a walking tour when you can do it all yourself? Check out our guide and start planning your trip.
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