Croatia truly is the Country of Islands. Believe it or not, there are more than 1200 islands and islets which are perfectly poised for the most enjoyable cruising experience in that part of Europe. Many islands are populated, while others provide seclusion and privacy for the most peaceful vacation you can imagine.
It is a difficult task to single out the most popular ones because of the abundant beauty of each and every one of them. Despite that, the most picturesque of them is Brijuni. It is a group of 14 islands and islets stretching over seven kilometers (4.3 miles). What makes this island group unique? The pheasants and roe deer roaming the island freely while you can enjoy the shade of rich evergreen forests and centuries-old olive trees.
Furthermore, people commonly mistake Cres and Lošinj for being one island- That is because they were joined by a canal dug by the Romans long ago. Today, these two are separate and abound in historical and cultural heritage. The island of Rab is an exciting one as well. Namely, the British king Edward VIII continuously encouraged the development of its tourism. It is also a known idea that he spent his vacations there accompanied by his great love, the American Wallis Simpson. Some say that he loved skinny-dipping, ultimately starting nudism culture in Rab.
There is also the island of Pag. An island that is world-renowned for its cheese, saltworks and sheep’s milk. Another interesting thing is that Pag’s terrain resembles the surface of the Moon. Nonetheless, this list would not be complete with Kornati. This is a group of as many as 140 islands and reefs. Legend has it that God accidentally made them by throwing leftover rocks after creating the Earth, and that he loved what they looked like. Moving on to Hvar, which is the longest island in the Adriatic. It is surrounded by crystal blue sea and has, in fact, the most sunny days per year.
There are also many summer and winter resorts as well as rich heritage. And if that didn’t convince you yet, maybe the subtropical vegetation and temperate climate will. On the other hand, Korčula is the island with the most legends and monuments. It is as well one of the most forested ones in Croatia. Except for its indescribable beauty, it is also famous for a naval battle between Venice and Genoa in the 13th century. This is, of course, only a fraction of the beauty available while visiting Croatia, so we highly encourage you to discover and explore many other floating paradises.
The Adriatic Sea is part of the Mediterranean Sea, and the deepest cuts are 1,233 meters towards the south, but it is primarily a shallow type of sea. The most superficial parts are on the north by the Istrian peninsula, which only go as far as 50 meters.
Secondly, the high and low tides have proportionally low amplitudes but are fairly irregular. The temperature of the sea is rather considerable in fluctuation, so the average annual temperature is around 17.5°C (63.5°F) which is very pleasant for outdoor activities because it is very warm and usually sunny.
The winter average of 1°C (33.8°F) at sea diminishes the possibility of feeling cold, but encourages the feeling of coziness while it is relatively mild and rainy outside. Accordingly, the waves are relatively small thanks to the rugged coastline and numerous islands so you can enjoy a safe cruising experience.
Finally, hot and dry summers with highs of 38°C (100.4°F) will make you want to add hours to your day for exploration. The long daylight is ideal for activities like swimming, snorkeling, sightseeing and much more. All of these are assets for an exceptionally comfortable and cozy vacation that you will truly never forget.
There are also a few types of wind that might be of significance if you plan on travelling: bura (bora; cold and dry north-eastern wind) and jugo (scirocco; warm and humid east-southeast wind) are the two most dominant in the Adriatic area. You can utilize them for hobbies like wind surfing or just enjoy from the window. Another interesting fact about these winds is that they have a special task along the Croatian coast – they help in the production of various specialties such as pršut and Pag cheese by allowing them to air-dry.
The Croatian people have been inhabiting the area for fourteen centuries. Because of its geographic location, Croatia presents a fusion of cultural circles. Therefore, Croatians tend to be very friendly and show long-term commitment to their families. They are also very happy to help; interestingly, Croatians will carry out almost every conversation with a smile.
Croatia is significant for its Paleolithic monuments, including 100,000-year-old Neanderthal bones near the city of Krapina. Another valuable artefact is the walled citadel near the town Pula which are remains from the Iron Age.
Croatia is also world-renowned as one of the favorite spots of the Ancient Greeks and Romans, who named numerous islands and cities. Accordingly, Solin (Greek: Salona) was the largest city in Dalmatia whose emperor, Diocletian, built one of the most important monuments of late antique architecture in the world – Diocletian’s Palace (year 300 AD), located in nearby Split.
To make this history lesson even more interesting, here are some inventions you had no idea were actually Croatian:
These and many more are some of the most interesting Croatian contributions to the world.
Mediterranean cuisine not only belongs to the most beloved food, but it is among the healthiest diets in the world. Hardly anyone remains unaware to the specialties that can be found in the Mediterranean, especially Adriatic.
Now, we all know the Adriatic is very rich in quality fish and seafood and that there are many different dishes you can try, but we tried to list the most special and interesting ones. Categorizing the cuisine from North to South makes the most sense, so you are in for a treat below:
There are, of course, numerous other gastronomic treasures waiting to be discovered by your palate. If anything, visit at least for the food. That alone makes the journey worth it.
As you can already imagine, Croatia offers a variety of wet and dry berths available all year long.
Aside from that, there are modern and contemporary marinas which please each guest. You can also enjoy the charm of uninhabited bays along the coast, where you can anchor your boat.
The segment of Croatian nautical tourism is continuously growing, which is a true example of the pure infrastructural quality, touristic offer and overall experience quality.
Croatian maritime infrastructure is comparable to the world’s best. With its 142 nautical ports, 72 marinas and 17,000 moorings, you can be sure that you will have variety for any activity you choose to do.
Some of the most popular Croatian mooring spots are Milna on the island of Brač, Vis and Komiža on the island of Vis, Maslinica on Šolta and Palmizana on Hvar. Furthermore, the D-Marina Dalmacija is the largest marina in Croatia, close to Zadar International Airport. Besides that, scenic Croatian cities like Rijeka, Zadar, Šibenik, Split, Ploče and Dubrovnik offer ports for convenient city visits, which will keep you talking for a long time.
If you want to experience the beauty of the Croatian coast and islands in their true form, yacht charters are the type of travel for you. Not only do they guarantee unforgettable adventures, but they also include stunning combinations of utopian vineyards, crystal-clear sea, picturesque villages and secluded bays.
Luxuriating on your very own yacht makes it possible for you to enjoy the nearby dreamy destinations by island-hopping and experiencing various underwater worlds full of life. An additional gem of such a vacation is visiting world-famous coastal cities such as Dubrovnik, Split and Zadar, which will leave you breathless. All this and more while you savor your superb level of accommodation, well-appointed inclusions such as a personal chef, a skipper, and highly personalized service.
In addition, private yacht charters provide premium and luxurious conveniences like hot tubs, spa areas and more. It is a first-class intimate atmosphere due to the well-equipped vessels for a group of 6-8 passengers, but it can go up to 20 just for your pleasure of enjoying your much-deserved vacation in peace. This makes it very easy for the vessels to get in and out of various smaller ports to guarantee solitude and quiet.
Step aboard our luxury yachts and set sail on the adventure of a lifetime. Our exclusive charter service offers the ultimate in comfort and style, with top-of-the-line amenities and personalized attention from our experienced crews. Imagine waking up to the sound of waves lapping against the hull, sipping champagne on the deck as you watch the sunset over the horizon. Spend your days exploring secluded coves, diving into crystal-clear waters, or simply lounging on the deck with a good book. At night, dine on gourmet meals prepared by your private chef, and retire to your plush stateroom for a restful sleep.
Make your Croatian yacht charter dreams a reality. Enjoy being pampered and book now. Let us take care of all the details, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the ultimate luxury travel experience.
Are you a person who enjoys well-balanced cruises, loves to relax while someone else handles all the logistics and is open to making new friends? In addition, do you prefer excellent inclusions combined with well-appointed on-board service?
Mini cruisers, as they are often referred to in Croatia, are small group trips tailored to fit the broadest range of interests, and they might be the ideal vacation option for you. They accommodate up to 38 passengers who can slumber in one of the vessel’s lush cabins. You can indulge in delightful inclusions such as half board (opulent breakfast, three-course lunches and dinners) while taking in the remedial smell of salt from the sea.
Also, walking tours along with fabulous food and wine tastings are included as well. Moreover, inclusions that make this type of cruise particularly special are home-hosted meals with our favorite prosciutto producer or winemaker, which offers an authentic experience unique to Croatian culture.
Furthermore, live music from local musicians and tickets to other tourist attractions are also included in this type of cruising so you can enjoy your journey carefree. Not to mention the top-notch professional cruise manager who will guide you through relaxing breakfasts, swim stops and other pleasures because they are your concierge and guide as well.
What makes this experience extra special is the idea of direct support of the Croatian local economy as the crew does the restocking in each of the small ports, combined with the educational dimension of the cruise. The whole crew is Croatian as well, so, in additional to savoring delightful Croatian hospitality, you might learn ‘poneku riječ na hrvatskom’ (an occasional word in Croatian).
All things considered, this option offers you a wonderful small ship cruise full of character and endless delight for you and your family or friends. Accordingly, it guarantees to be your best trip ever!
So, what are you waiting for? Escape to Croatia and discover its stunning coastline and the tranquil Adriatic Sea. Meet locals and explore the vibrant culture of the Mediterranean. Whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation, a Croatia cruise is the perfect getaway. So, book now and experience a holiday of a lifetime!
Croatia is quietly waiting for You!