When sailing in Croatia, you have the advantage to enjoy 1800km long coast with over 1200 island and islets, of which only 47 are inhabited. Another advantage is the distance between the islands is not very far so you can easily find a berth in numerous bays, marinas and harbors on each island.
Yacht charter is a very popular type of holiday since you have the opportunity to explore the mainland and the islands which offers tradition, culture, historic old towns, gastronomical specialties and much more. Guests which would like to explore entire Croatian Adriatic coast should be aware, that it requires more than one sailing trip to see all the beauties of this part of Adriatic Sea.
Every charter guest has their own preference, some always prefer to start from same base, others change the sailing area, sometimes start from North, Middle or South Adriatic. There are also guests which prefer to do a one-way, to start in one charter base and leave the boat in another.
Below we offer you a list of some of our most popular sailing areas that are worth visiting.
It is one of the most famous tourist centers of Dalmatia (organized tourism has been developing since the Sixties of the 20th century). Simultaneously, it is one of the most picturesque small localities on the Adriatic coast with a variety of typical narrow streets situated in the old part of the town, on the hilly little peninsula. On the other peninsula north of the town center, there are the Slava/Zora and Raduča hotels, whereas the Marina Lučica hotel lies in the southern part. The Kremik hotel is situated nearby.
Trogir is a town with a port on the coast of Kaštela Bay 27 km westwards from Split. Its old city nucleus is situated on a small islet between Čiovo and the land. The airport Split is nearby. ACI marina Trogir has 200 sea berths and 80 berths on land. Trogir is overflown with preserved historical monuments. Lovers of cultural monuments, works of art, original buildings, and beautiful streets shall learn here about its magnificent and multi-layered heritage.
Split - Aspalatos, Spalatum, Spljet. Split... as its name changed from the days of Ancient Greece until today), is the second-largest city in Croatia and the heart of the Dalmatia region. The old town is built around a sheltered harbour, on the south side of a high peninsula sheltered from the open sea by many islands. Ferries to these islands are constantly coming and going. The entire west end of the peninsula is a vast wooded mountain park, while industry, shipyards, limestone quarries and the ugly commercial/military port are mercifully far away on the north side of the peninsula. High coastal mountains set against the blue Adriatic provide a striking frame to the scene. Split is the best starting charter destination from where you can reach islands as Vis, Hvar, Korcula.
Maslinica is the only place on the island of Šolta which is situated in the bay on the western side of the island. It reminds us of the main attractions of this area, which is a picturesque bay and pine trees on the south side, and nearby deep and sheltered bay Šešula and an archipelago consisting of 7 islands. Maslinica came into being in 1703 where the aristocratic family Marchi asked Venetian representative for permission to form a settlement and to build a castle fortified with towers so it can defend itself from frequent pirate’s attacks. Castle has been turned into a well-known restaurant Conte Albert. Today Maslinica draws attention for those seeking peace during the day and night. Ferry do not stop here so to reach Split one has to travel from Rogač. Beside the safe anchor point is the bay of Šešula, Maslinica offers 25 berths with water and electricity supply.
The bay of Milna (the port of Milna) with its spacious outer and shallow inner part is the best port on the island of Brač. It is situated on the regional road that passes through the whole island. It is the best natural port of the island of Brač. There is a range of beautiful small bays with sand and gravel beaches nearby (e.g. Pasika, Osibova, Lučice, Maslinova). ACI marina Milna is the biggest and the safest marina on the island of Brač, it has 200 sea berths and 20 berths on land.
The historic center of island Hvar, ancient settlement Faros is built at the spot where the deep bay meets the island coastline full of grapevine and olive fields. Surrounded by the pine trees, cooled by summery breeze (maestral) Starigrad during hot summer days is one of the rare Dalmatian places where the air is cool. Not to be missed in Hektorović Palace, a renaissance building with a fish pond and pergola and it is the best place to show the towns’ history. Stari Grad Marina offers 40 berths with water and electricity supply and 40 buoys.
Hvar is a town with a port on the southwestern coast of the island with the homonymous name; it lies in a small bay protected by Pakleni Islands southwards and in the north it is protected by a low ridge. The pronouncedly Mediterranean climate is here without any greater oscillations; there are 2715 sunny hours in the year. This is a town with an exceptional cultural and historical heritage and simultaneously a tourist center with a centennial tourist tradition. Pleasant climate, plenty of sunny days, natural attractions, varied hotel, catering, sport and recreational offer attract tourists during the whole year.
The best features of island of Vis are beautiful, blue, crystal-clear sea, pebble and sand beaches. The beaches are an oasis of peace and are perhaps the most treasured part of Vis. There are many restaurants in Vis, from luxurious to traditional taverns in the center of Vis and Komiža but as well as plenty are situated in many beautiful bays and what they all have in common is that they offer local specialties in a relaxing environment. If you wish to explore inland, only 10 km away you will find village settlements offering village tourism with good quality accommodation and traditional dishes and you will encounter remarkable hospitality.
Komiza is a locality with a port on the foothills of the hill Hum (587 m) on the west coast of the island of Vis. It is situated in a deep bay with an eastern side full of gravel beaches (Gusarica, Nova pošta, Velo žalo). Komiza is famous for its top-quality accommodation - there is a hotel with numerous apartments. The island’s famous historical and cultural component includes a monastery, fortress and the fishermen from Komiza are well-known (they are famous in San Pedro, California, too), so fish and the fruits of the sea have become traditional food on this island. Wines from Komiza are also known and highly esteemed. However, St. John’s bread is a special pastry of the island of Vis.
Korcula is a town with a port on the northeastern coast of the island with the same name situated on a peninsula connected with a narrow isthmus. Marina Korčula is situated in the small bay on the eastern side of the town. Korcula is a historical center of the island being remarkable for its exceptionally beautiful geographical position in the Pelješac Channel, for the richness of its monumental and cultural heritage, shipping trade, shipbuilding, stone-carving, etc. Korčula is the birthplace of the famous sailor Marko Polo.
Lastovo is a locality overlooking the northern coast in the north-eastern part of the homonymous island. Over Lastovo, which is the largest place on the island, there is a peak with a meteorological station, with a wonderful view overlooking the eastern part of the island, the neighboring islets Lastovčići and the island of Korcula. Pristan lies in a small shallow bay Sveti Mihovil, protected from the southern winds only.
Mljet is for many tourists one of the islands lost in the sea. Mljet is an island that is actually hard to reach. Don’t allow that this island, which is mentioned in stories about Odyssey, St Paul, Benedictines and Mediterranean sea bears remain unknown to you. Mljet appears as a long straight island, 34 km wide and 37 km long. Mljet is an island of specific characteristics and contrasts, National Park Mljet occupies its north western part, and it stretches over 5375 hectares of sheltered coast and sea. In this National Park these are two deep bays, which because of very narrow channels with sea are called lakes. Mljet has very long history and the most important is the Benedictine monastery founded in 12 century on the small island in the middle of the lake-bay.
It is a town with a unique political and cultural history, with a worldwide famous monumental heritage and an extraordinary beauty (included in the UNESCO register of the World Cultural Heritage). It is one of the most attractive and the worldwide best-known cities of the Mediterranean. Marina Dubrovnik is situated in the locality of Komolac in the inner part of Rijeka dubrovačka, approximately 4 km from the entry to the port of Gruž.