The gleaming gem of the Adriatic coastline, Croatia is becoming an increasingly popular charter yacht destination due to its incredible scenery, memorising cities and fascinating past. A Croatian yacht charter is the best way to discover everything this magnificent country offers in complete luxury, privacy and style. Croatia’s stunning and pristine coastline is known for its magical views, azure seas and blue skies. The beauty of the Dalmatian coast, lined with dramatic limestone cliffs, magnificent islands and secluded coves, is sure to set anyone’s heart racing. Take in the sights of its many medieval port cities and seaside towns, which will leave visitors spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing their anchorage. Here we share two main reasons to explore Croatia via a yacht charter.
Natural beauty and splendours abound
Croatia is said to be one of the most spectacular cruising and sailing destinations in Europe for a good reason. Home to over 1,200 islands, from uninhabited islands with protected coves and national parks to pristine beaches and rich waterfalls, the landscapes will leave visitors yearning for more. Due to the warm Mediterranean climate, visitors can leisurely explore the Adriatic’s glistening seas, gorgeous beaches and rocky coastline with secluded islets and isles all year round. The island of Brač is home to several lovely beaches, with Zlatni Rat said to be the jewel of the island, together with Murvica beach. Nature lovers will fall in love with Croatia’s abundance of national parks, which offer everything from hiking to rafting and more. From trekking up to the waterfalls of Krka National Park or visiting the shimmering lakes and waterfalls of Plitvice National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and seeing safari animals by the Brijuni National Park, visitors can take their pick for outdoor adventure.
The underwater world of Croatia is just as beautiful as the realm above and filled with many dive and snorkelling sites, including Cave Lučice and the world-famous Blue Grotto. Featuring two chambers filled with stalagmites, stalactites, and the walls of Cave Lučice are lined in magical red coral. In contrast, the electrifying blue light that fills the Blue Grotto seems nearly ethereal.
Rich history and fascinating architecture
Known across Europe for its rich history and fascinating architecture, visitors will experience a taste of Croatian life when strolling through any one of its ancient cities and towns. The walled city of Dubrovnik has been a beacon for history lovers over the years, as it is nearly surrounded by forts and walls that date back to the 9th century. Serving as the backdrop for the famous HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’, visitors can see first-hand where several scenes were filmed, including Pile City Gate, Bakar Fortress and St Dominika street in the Old Town. The Pile City Gate marks the entrance to the historical Old Town of Dubrovnik, which is filled with architectural landmarks and historical sites worth visiting in person, including the Minceta Fortress with great views over the Old Town and Sponza Palace, an excellent example of Gothic and Renaissance architecture. Split, the second-largest city in Croatia, is also home to several stunning ancient sites, like the 1700-year-old Diocletian Palace built in the 3rd century and the ancient Klis Fortress, with panoramic views over the valley and city beneath.
During a Croatia yacht charter, visitors can fully customise their itinerary to see the country’s magnificent beauty while sampling its beaches, cuisine and vibrant nightlife.