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Sailing holidays in Croatia: What makes it so special

Sailing holidays in Croatia:  What makes it so special

What makes Sailing Holidays in Croatia so Special

Welcome to Croatia, the land of a thousand islands and a sailing paradise!

Croatia has become one of the most popular sailing destinations in the world, thanks to its crystal clear waters, breathtaking scenery, and numerous historic sites. Sailing in Croatia is an excellent choice for an action-packed yet relaxing summer break.

Croatia's Adriatic coastline is 1,700 kilometers long and home to over 1,000 islands, making it a sailor's paradise. There's something for everyone, from the buzzing cities of Split and Dubrovnik to the secluded coves and picturesque fishing villages of the islands. And, with a wide range of yachts and routes to choose from, you're sure to find the ideal sailing vacation for you.

Thanks to the indented coast, Croatia has more than 1000 islands, islets, and rocks. This diversity of the islands and natural environment offers a wide range of activities, not only for sailors but for all visitors to the Croatian coast and islands. From various sports and recreational programs and activities, cultural events, well preserved historical heritage to rich gastronomic offers.

sailing-holidays-croatia-kornati-islands.jpgNational Park Kornati Islands

Sail, Explore, Learn

No matter what sailing route you choose, you'll be surrounded by stunning natural beauty and have the chance to explore historic towns and villages along the way. From the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik to the charming island of Hvar, there's no shortage of sights to see and places to discover.

Explore and learn about thousands of years of history. Explore the stone-paved streets that date back to the Greek and Roman ages. Visit well-known towns that are themselves museums; Split, Trogir, Dubrovnik, Šbenik, Zadar, Pula, etc.

Enjoy the perfectly preserved nature and environment. Don`t miss the chance to visit the beautiful National Parks. Some of the parks you can include in your sailing itinerary: Kornati islands, National Park Krka Waterfalls, National Park Mljet, and National Park Brijuni.

When it comes to sailing routes, there are endless possibilities in Croatia. One popular route is sailing from Split to Dubrovnik, which takes you through some of the most beautiful islands and coastal towns in the country. Another popular option is sailing around the Kornati Islands, a stunning archipelago in the central Adriatic that is a designated national park.

south-adriatic-sailing-dubrovnik-towers.jpgDubrovnik old town

Sail, Stay Active, and Have Fun

A sailing holiday is an excellent way to experience the beauty of the sea, but it is not the only way to enjoy it. Combining sailing with water sports activities can make for an even more exciting and memorable vacation.

One of the lately most popular activities during sailing holidays is paddle boarding. This is convenient for all ages, adults, as well for children. Paddleboards are not standard equipment on the boats if you would be interested to try them, reserve them in advance.

Water skiing, wakeboarding, and kneeboarding - these activities are also convenient for all family generations. If you are renting a bigger sailing yacht or catamaran, you can rent a bigger RIB with an Adrenalin pack which you can tow with the boat.

Adrenalin Pack is what the children will like for sure. Adrenalin Pack includes a RIB boat with 50 or 100 HP, Water skis, Water tube, and Wakeboard. Please note this service is not available from all ports and should be booked in advance due to limited availability.

If cycling is what you prefer, you can enjoy the beautiful hiking trails and scenery of the Adriatic islands. The best part is getting to the top of the hills, from where you can enjoy the magnificent views of the open sea.panoramic-view-from-the-mountain-biokovo-dalmatia.jpg

Panoramic view from the mountain of Biokovo, Dalmatia

Sail and Taste

Sail and taste are two things that go hand in hand when it comes to exploring the beautiful coastline of Croatia. With its stunning islands, charming coastal towns, and delicious cuisine, Croatia is the perfect destination for a sailing holiday that combines adventure and culinary delights. Sailing holidays would not be complete if you don't try the local, traditional cuisine and wines.

One of the best things about sailing in Croatia is the opportunity to explore the local cuisine. Croatia has a rich culinary tradition that includes fresh seafood, meat dishes, and a variety of cheeses and vegetables. Many coastal towns and islands have local restaurants that specialize in traditional cuisine, and sampling these dishes is a must for any foodie. Check out the TOP traditional dishes in Dalmatia.

In addition to traditional dishes, Croatia is also known for its excellent wines. The country has several wine regions and each region has its own unique grape varieties and wine-making traditions. Sampling the local wines is a great way to experience the local culture, therefore add some winetasting tours to your sailing itinerary.


Wine tasting

Sail and Relax

The most important activity on a sailing holiday is to RELAX! Remember to leave your daily work routine at home. Recharge your batteries to the fullest and bring back lifetime memories.

If you're new to sailing or prefer a more relaxed pace, there are plenty of opportunities for guided sailing tours in Croatia. That said, you can include an experienced skipper, hostess, and chef to take care of all your needs on board. With a professional skipper onboard, you'll have the chance to learn the basics of sailing while exploring the beautiful Croatian coastline.

charter catamaran in Croatia, sailing in Dalmatia.jpgLagoon 570 Mala

Whether you're an experienced sailor or new to the sport, a sailing holiday in Croatia is an unforgettable experience. With its stunning coastline, charming towns and villages, and delicious cuisine, it's no wonder why Croatia has become one of the world's top sailing destinations. So pack your bags and get ready to set sail on an adventure of a lifetime. Croatia is waiting for you!

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