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Croatia - An Elite Destination for Yacht Charters
The Croatian Adriatic coast is part of the sailing route of many large yachts, the most luxurious and biggest vessels for leisure in present times. They service guests who are in search of the highest level of service quality. Since they always enjoy this kind of service quality in Croatia, many often return. Even though there are numerous sailing opportunities along the Croatian coast, certain destinations have a higher profile and there you will regularly see luxurious yachts moored in berth.
Dubrovnik, the international star of Croatian tourism with its recognizable city walls, equally attracts large and small yachts, but only on the deck of large yachts will you be able to enjoy breakfast with a view of the Old Town. Dubrovnik is also the most southern Croatian port and the ideal starting point for sailing around Croatia.
Korčula, a medieval city located on a peninsula, cannot even be imagined today without the numerous yachts moored beneath its fortifications. In the immediate vicinity of Korčula you can find a wondrous archipelago protected by the majestic Pelješac peninsula from the north, otherwise known as the holy land of Croatian winemaking.
Hvar is not to be missed if you are a sailor. Undoubtedly the most popular destination for yachtsmen in the Adriatic where almost every yacht makes a stop, Hvar is a place known for its architecture, charm, cuisine, night life and a warm reception that extends to the Pakleni islands located nearby.
Split used to be a transit harbour, but today it is the tourist centre of Dalmatia. This shift was followed by a rising interest from yachtsmen who moor their vessels at the newly built berth in the town centre. Featuring the 1700-year-old Diocletian’s Palace and with an urban offer typical of a big city, Split has become a must-see port for all yachts, offering plenty of fun to its guests.
Šibenik, with the first Croatian marina for mega yachts, is the ideal starting point for excursions to the nearby town of Skradin and the Krka National Park, as well as the Kornati National Park which is in the surrounding area. The spirit of times long gone can still be felt in the streets of the charming old town located between four fortresses, while the Cathedral of St. James is the town's symbol and a jewel of Croatian cultural heritage. The cathedral has also been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Zadar, an ancient Croatian town with deep urban roots, full of historical and modern attractions, lies north of the Kornati National Park , on the border between the northern and southern Adriatic. The international airport located nearby makes it a frequent starting port for sailing north or south.
Rijeka, which has recently become popular as a winter berth for large yachts, is easily accessible and an ideal starting point for sailing across the Adriatic, while the Opatija riviera and Kvarner Bay in the immediate vicinity offer excellent cuisine and entertainment typical for guests of large yachts.
The Brijuni National Park, with its “boutique” marina and preserved islands, is a popular berth for the most luxurious vessels due to its historical use as a favourite summer residence of the former Yugoslav dictator.
Rovinj and Poreč
Rovinj and Poreč, two Istrian towns that are mostly used as the sea border for large yachts heading for Italy, have a specific charm and beauty that is immediately recognizable, apart from their wonderful cuisine and entertainment on offer. They make for a perfect welcome to sailing in the Croatian seas.