Sapphire sea, crystal clear bays, wildlife, exquisite local cuisine and numerous marinas where can moor your boat are all you need for an amazing sailing holiday. Croatia is a country full of outstanding diversity of landscape and architecture. This is evident both on the charming, unspoiled Adriatic coast and in the areas of protected nature in the hinterland. Whether you want to visit picturesque islands, discover traces of past epochs, savour regional delicacies or practice sports, Croatia is a great place to spend time not only during the holidays, but also the rest of the year.
The coastline of Croatia, the sixth in Europe in terms of length, is extremely diversified, so it is a true paradise for sailing enthusiasts. On islands and on land, you can find over one and a half thousand ports and bays where sailors can moor a yacht. Croatian marinas, located in exceptionally well protected locations in both large cities and small island bays, are a haven for sailors. If it comes to the yacht’s maintenance, the marines are perfectly equipped and you can find almost everything necessary during a sea travel. Crew marina members also have a great culinary experiences in numerous restaurants and taverns, so never hesitate to ask them about their recommendations.
Among the most interesting regions on the Adriatic coast are the Kvarner Bay and South Dalmatia.
Kvarner Bay is a unique place combining the beauty of the sea, islands and mountains. It is visited by tourists throughout the year. The charming coastline of the bay and the island can be best explored from the boat deck, especially as you can find a superbly located, well-equipped marina. There are thirty ports in the region, and sixteen marinas offering in total 5,000 parking spaces.
The islands are an important part of Croatia’s tourist offer. Guests can explore the beauty of nature and discover a country full of traditions with a rich cultural heritage, and count on the right accommodation and enjoy quality services. Cres, Lošinj, Krk and Rab are a guest islands with a distinct history and traditions, but also a modern infrastructure providing all the amenities for sailing enthusiasts who, if lucky, can meet dolphins in the vicinity.
The warm sea, scenic landscapes, rich history and beautiful islands are all elements that make Dalmatia an ideal place for sailing. There is, among others, the estuary of Neretva and one of the most beautiful cities in Europe: Dubrovnik, called “the pearl of the Adriatic”. The region is known for its vineyards, olive groves and almond trees.
Water world for everyone
It would be wrong to assume that the Croatian coast is only conducive to sailors. Both on land and on numerous islands there are perfect conditions for diving, water skiing and canoeing. The bays are also friendly to those who are interested in the beauty of the Croatian coast. They are most likely to rent holiday homes near the coast, so they can devote themselves to their passions all day long.