Thinking about spending vacation on board? You’ve browsed a few world known sailing destinations, but still haven’t made up your mind which one to choose? We bring you reasons which will make you choose Croatia and Dubrovnik as your next sailing destination.
Why is Croatia and Dubrovnik such a popular sailing destination?
Besides the pleasant Mediterranean climate with favorable winds for sailing, Croatia can offer you crystal clear sea with more than 1200 beautiful islands and islets. Also, 40% of the world’s total charter fleet is located in Croatia, making it the leading charter power in the world. What does this mean for a guest in charter? Wide choice of boats on the Adriatic, excellent infrastructure, in other words network of marinas and anchorages. However, in spite of such large and significant numbers, Croatia can still offer beautiful peaceful and quiet coves where you will be able to enjoy the natural beauty while relaxing from sailing.
In addition, there are many wonderful destinations and natural wonders that are definitely worth a visit:
1. Secluded coves
As already said, Croatia is a destination with more than 1200 islands, meaning it has numerous bays. And regardless of the large number of boats you can rent, you will surely find a bay where you will have complete privacy on your own. Inside Dubrovnik’s Elaphiti archipelago, you can find top-notch local food restaurants, anchorages, perfect bays sheltered from the winds and crystal clear sea. If you choose one of the boats from our fleet, the Elaphiti archipelago will be at your fingertips, and your sailing will be a real pleasure on our greatly maintained boats, yachts or jet ski.
2. Natural Wonders
What nature has written on Croatian soil is rarely seen anywhere in the world. Some of the natural wonders are protected as national or nature parks.
Speaking of natural wonders, we must also mention the caves you can visit. ‘The Blue Cave’ on the island of Biševo near island Vis is indispensable.
2. Historic Sights
What makes each country special is its history. Throughout history, Croatia has been ruled by various powers (Romans, Venetians, Austrian Empire, Yugoslavia) and each has left its mark. Today, Croatia is an independent state, and buildings built in the past have become real tourist attractions. The most popular destination in Croatia is certainly the city of Dubrovnik. Bordered by the walls which are part of the world’s Unesco Heritage,beautiful old buildings and its rich history, a few years ago it became the famous making scene for the popular ‘Game of Thrones’ series. The ancient walls of Ston on Pelješac peninsula are less popular but equally beautiful. The defensive wall and one of the largest preserved fortifications in the world (the only wall that follows behind it is the Chinese Wall itself). The walls are 5.5km long and you will come across about 40 stone towers while walking along them, and enjoy the sea view. Somewhat more recent history has left its mark on the island of Vis, which by the early 1990s had been converted into a military base and therefore closed to the public. Today it is accessible to all, and is especially interesting for curious boaters who want to look into the past and sail into military tunnels and caves famous from the Yugoslavia times.
For all those who want a little fun in terms of nightlife while sailing, we definitely suggest island Hvar. A place that is always looking for a berth more during the summer is a famous party destination. When nightlife in Hvar comes to an end, taxi boats transport everyone who wants to party to the ‘Pakleni Islands’, where the fun continues until the early morning hours. Due to the extremely clean sea during the day, both Palmižana and Hvar are wonderful destinations for swimming and enjoying many special beach bars.