Croatia is a country of 1000 islands and thus a destination with 1000 flavors and gastronomic experiences. Sailing in itself is inseparable from the gastronomic experience of the region you are visiting, and Croatia is a real gourmet paradise.
Croatian gastronomy is a collage of different nations, cultures, and traditions. As different nations have lived and ruled this area throughout history, part of their customs and culture has remained rooted in today's culinary scene.
Croatian islands and coast abound in restaurants, taverns, eco-friendly farms that offer excellent service, freshly prepared fish and meat specialties from local ingredients, accompanied by world-renowned indigenous varieties of wine.
Konoba Levranka @Kornati islands
Croatians are generally big gourmands, who give a lot of importance to food, big family gatherings around the table. Croats like to discuss food, share recipes, and generally spend time at the table. An integral part of life is going to the green market or fish market every day, and this is one of the experiences you need to try while sailing the Adriatic.
Street market in Croatia with fresh products
Discover hidden coves, indulge and relax in untouched nature, soothe your thoughts by walking the paths in the dense pine forests, inhale the scents of nature, please yourself and your body. In the company of family and friends, explore small fishing villages, get to know the local culture and history, and experience an unforgettable gastronomic experience sailing one of the most beautiful seas in the world.
In all towns and villages on the coast and islands have local markets, small family farms, and wineries where you can indulge in tasting the original specialties prepared in the traditional way.
If you are going to rent a boat with a skipper or crew, they will give you the best recommendations for restaurants and traditional dishes that you should taste. For sailors who rent a boat on their own (without a skipper), we bring you a list of traditional foods and dishes that you should try on a Gourmet sailing in Croatia.
- Pag cheese
- Olive oil
- Ston oysters
- Black risotto
For hundreds of years, the primary source of life in Dalmatia and its islands was wine. Every household had some connection with wine, which makes Croatia a wine country. The list of native grape varieties is as long as the Croatian coast, even 200 of them.
Once visiting Dalmatia, you should not leave without tasting some of the most famous wines of Dalmatia, which are: Red wines - Babić, Dingač, Plavac Mali, Merlot, Syrah, and a world-known Zinfandel which is a Dalmatian indigenous varietal - Crljenak. White wines - Pošip, Malvazija, Žlahtina.
Sv. Nedjelja vineyards, Island Hvar Visit Zlatan Otok Marina & Restaurant