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Croatia

Croatia is well known as a paradise for sailing holidays and yacht chartersExplore the beauty of the colorful seaside and dazzling Adriatic waters and its islands with the guidance and experience of the people who know the islands and their secret bays better than anyone.  

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A few words about Croatia

Croatia is a Mediterranean country on the eastern side of the Adriatic Sea, a land of exceptional, diverse, and comparatively well-preserved natural beauty. A thousand islands, one of the most rugged coastlines in the Mediterranean and world, and a mild climate make Croatia a natural paradise for sailing and yacht charters holidays.

To get to know Croatia means to experience its sunny Adriatic coastline, the dense Dinaric Alps beauty, and the forests of Gorski Kotar, the fertile Pannonian plainLika, and the picturesque hills of Croatian Zagorje.

Inspired by the coast’s sensational landscapes and the islands, it exquisitely blends cultural and historical heritage with top-notch service.

The wealth of cultural and historical heritage is noticeable on every corner. Learn and explore the rich history, which dates back to Greek and Roman times, while walking the stone-paved cozy streets. 

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Climate

Croatia enjoys three different climates. The coast has a pleasant Mediterranean climate with many days of sunshine per year. Summers are hot and dry, and winters are mild and wet. Temperatures drop slightly as you move inland, where the climate is continental and moderate. Once you climb above 1,200 m, expect the fresh mountain and temperatures around 13 ºC in the summer month.

A mild Mediterranean climate with many sunny days enables a pleasant stay and sailing throughout the year. Croatia is an exquisite sailing destination offering a wide array of holiday activities. Enjoy relaxed and smooth sailing, island hopping, hiking, sightseeing, wine tasting, and adventurous water sports.

Sailing season and yacht charter last from April until early November. Gentle cruising, island hopping, and moderate winds will help you make the most of Croatia's three main sailing regions.

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Nature

Croatia is proud to have one of the most preserved natures and seas in the Mediterranean. Eight national parks are the biggest treasure Croatia has. Four National Parks are inland: North VelebitRisnjakPaklenica, and Plitvice Lakes are inland.  The other 4 parks you can visit by boat: NP Krka - close to Šibenik, Brijuni, Mljet, and the Kornati. 

Croatian Adriatic divides into three central sailing regions, North AdriaticMiddle Adriatic, and South Adriatic. These regions are divided into subregions: Split – Dalmatia, Dubrovnik – Dalmatia, Zadar – Dalmatia, Kvarner, and Istria. Although these regions are located in a relatively small area and distance, each has its specifics and characteristics.

1244 islands, reefs, and rocks remained after the rise of the Adriatic Sea 13 000 BC. Today, only 50 islands are permanently populated. The largest island on the Croatian Adriatic: LošinjCresKrkRabBračHvarVisKorčula and Mljet.

The best way to explore the islands, hidden coves, and secret bays is by boat. By chartering a yacht, you have the freedom to wake up on a different island every day. Explore authentic small fisherman villages and experience the islands’ traditional way of life. 

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History & Culture

A journey to Croatia will take you back through time as you discover centuries-old traditions and the remnants of the civilizations that have passed through and taken root in this remarkable land.

Numerous rulers and authorities have left traces and monuments that have been preserved to this day. The cultural influence of former rulers (Romans, Venetians, Turks, Austrians) is present to this day.

The most famous ancient monuments: the Roman Amphitheater in Pula, Diocletian Palace in Split, Salona, Dubrovnik old Town, Trogir old Town, and many more. Croatia is rich in cultural and historic buildings and traditions that are among the world's cultural and historical heritage and are under UNESCO protection.

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General Info

  • Capital: Zagreb (806.341 inhabitants)
  • Inhabitants: 4,058 million (2020.)
  • National territory: The Croatian national territory totals 56.594 km2 with 31.479 km2 of coastal waters for sailing, swimming, and diving
  • Coastline: 6.278 km
  • Euro. You can exchange money at any country's banks, bureaux de change, post offices, and at almost all travel agents, hotels, and campsites. The majority of establishments and ATMs will also accept credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners, etc.
  • Emergency number: 112NATIONAL HEADQUARTER FOR SEARCH AND RESUE AT SEA MRCC 24/7 phone: (+385 1) 195
  • Power Supply: 220 V / 50Hz
  • International airports in Croatia: Zagreb, Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik, Pula, Rijeka, Lošinj, Bol, Osijek

Travel Documents

In most cases, the only form of ID required is a valid passport. And if you’re an EU citizen, you can also use your national ID card. For more information, please reach any of our diplomatic missions and consular offices abroad or visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Croatia website.

Croatian customs regulations are almost entirely in harmony with EU standards.

Pets

Pets are welcome in Croatia! If you wish to bring your four-legged friend to sail in Croatia, the only requirement is that they pass a brief examination before entering the country. Of course, pets are not allowed in all accommodation types. When you book accommodation in a hotel, villa, or yacht, it is necessary to check and confirm if the pet is allowed in. In most cases, you`ll have to pay an extra cleaning fee.

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Croatia is a Mediterranean country on the eastern side of the Adriatic, a land of exceptional, diverse, and well-preserved natural beauty. Croatia is a real paradise for sailing holidays and yacht charters. It has a thousand islands, one of the most rugged coastlines in the Mediterranean and the world, and a mild climate.

North Adriatic
North Adriatic

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Middle Adriatic
Middle Adriatic

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South Adriatic
South Adriatic

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