One of the more popular destinations yet often overlooked destinations in the Mediterranean is yacht charter Croatia which offers a whole different experience than the more “regular” countries in this tourist circuit like Italy, Greece or France for example.
This country has been very popular in the past, for example in Roman times, when the aristocracy used to come and spend summers here in fancy built villas whose remains are still visible to this day. The reasons for this popularity are apparent when you first lay eyes on the lovely shade of blue of the Adriatic waters which seems to contrast so perfectly with the deep green of the pine forests.
The reason why Croatia today is a great holiday destination is because of the 1800km of coastline that offer a wide assortment of sailing opportunities. Apart from that, some of the best resorts and harbor towns in Europe can be found here, places like Biograd, Dubrovnik, Split, Pula, Zadar or Rijeka. Here, you’ll find a unique blend of modern and ancient that resonates in the culture, the cuisine, the architecture and even in the people’s way of life.
When you tire of the busy cities, head out on the water and in the middle of nature as Croatia has some of the most stunning natural parks in the Mediterranean. Out of these, the best known to sailing enthusiasts are the Kvarner Bay, the Kornati archipelago, Dalmatia as well as islands like Krk, Cres and Mali Losinj.
As far as sailing goes, you’ll find that the Croatian seaside is quite skipper-friendly as there are lots of anchoring points, lots of small fishing harbors when you can moor your boat so there’s no need of sailing great distances before reaching a safe anchorage, leaving you with the time to explore the country and enjoy its beauty. Other strong points are the predictable winds and the seemingly endless sunshine throughout the summer months.
The latest survey estimate the total number of berths in yacht charter Croatia somewhere between 15000 and 1600 on the water, with an additional 5000 on land which are divided between some 50 classic marinas which all offer top services for top prices when compared to other, more classical sailing places in the Mediterranean, like Greece.
The advantage of the marinas is that they’re all almost brand new, having been built in the last 30 years and many as early as the last decade. They all keep up to date with the latest development s and offer the best services which is why they ACI marina club was created, a club with international standards that offers prestige to the local establishments and also insures the mooring crews of the quality and professionalism they’ll encounter here.
If prices prove too steep for you or you just want to experience ultimate freedom, don’t forget that Croatia has over 1500 coves out of which 200 are qualified as anchorage points for over 20 vessels. So just mark them on your map and head down to the Croatian stunning coasts.