Croatia is a Mediterranean country on the eastern side of the Adriatic Sea, a land of exceptional, diverse, and comparatively well-preserved natural beauty. With a thousand islands, one of the most rugged coastlines in the Mediterranean and world, and a mild climate, Croatia is a real paradise for sailing holidays and yacht charter.
To get to know Croatia means to experience its sunny Adriatic coastline, the dense Dinaric Alps beauty, and forests of Gorski Kotar, the fertile Pannonian plain, Lika, 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 Mediterranean tastes and flavors, the rich gourmet tradition, will fascinate even the sharpest and sensitive palate.
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.
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 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, adventurous water sports.
Croatia is proud to have one of the most preserved natures and the seas in the Mediterranean. The biggest treasure of Croatia is its eight national parks. Four National Parks are inland and four at the sea and coastline. North Velebit, Risnjak, Paklenica, and Plitvice Lakes are inland. National park Krka is close to Šibenik, Brijuni, Mljet, and the Kornati on the Adriatic sea.
Croatian Adriatic divides into three main sailing regions, North, Middle, and South Adriatic. These regions are divided into subregions: Split – Dalmatia, Dubrovnik – Dalmatia, Zadar – Dalmatia, Kvarner, Istria.
Although these regions are located in a relatively small area and distance, they have their specifics and characteristics.
1244 islands, reefs, rocks remained after the rise of the Adriatic Sea 13 000 BC. Today only 50 are populated. Among the largest islands are Lošinj, Cres, Krk, Rab, Brač, Hvar, Vis, Korčula, Mljet.
You can explore numerous small fisherman villages on the islands and meet the islands’ traditional way of life.
History & Culture
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 most famous are The Roman Amphitheater in Pula, Diocletian Palace in Split, Salona, Dubrovnik old Town, Trogir old Town, and many more.
- 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
- HRK (Croatian Kuna): Croatia joins the euro in 2023; until then, the national currency is the kuna, with one kuna equal to 100 lipas. 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
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 website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Croatia.
Croatian customs regulations are almost entirely in harmony with EU standards.
Pets are welcome in Croatia! If you wish to bring your four-legged friend with you to 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.