Croatia’s Top 10 Sailing Destinations
For the experienced sailor, Croatia is the perfect destination. With the excitement of island hopping and ideal weather conditions, you can expect nothing but relaxation, breathtaking views and smooth sailing.
We’ve compiled a list of the Top 10 Croatian islands we think are a “must-sail”. Choose one to conquer or get your fill with as many as you can on the ultimate Croatian yacht charter.
1. Krk- Home to a gorgeous inland area of hills and wide landscapes, this island is the nearest to Western Europe, making it just a hop, skip and a jump. Find a safe and calm spot to anchor and enjoy scuba diving or stay in the marina and take part in other island activities such as waterskiing, sunbathing or paragliding.
2. Rab- Just off the northern coast of Croatia, Rab is home to a wide array botanical life. There are more than 300 fresh water springs on the island, making Rab one of the greenest of the Adriatic Sea. Visit this island any time of the year and you won’t be disappointed by it’s perfect climate.
3. Pula-Istria- Clear seas and gentle summer climate is the best way to spend any holiday. Wander through quaint villages and historic towns. Drop anchor in a peaceful bay or head to the marina. Visit fishing villages or just take a day to relax sea.
4. Kornati- Made up of about 130 islands, reefs and islets, Kornati is scattered with stunning vineyards, olive groves and fig trees. Take a stroll among the chalk limestone backdrop and enjoy the view of the open sea and cliffs.
5. Brac- Situated just off the Split coast, Brac’s rolling hills, isolated bays, clear water and green pines are a site to see. Take this time to visit museums, caves and a gorgeous mountain area. Or get involved in activities such as windsurfing, kite surfing, diving and many others.
6. Hvar- Get your fill of beautiful beaches, vineyards, and nightlife all on the Croatian island of Hvar. This island makes the perfect getaway with a variety of activities, entertainment and history. Considered one of the most beautiful islands, Hvar has adventure, luxury and relaxation.
7. Dubrovnik- One of the most popular sailing destinations, Dubrovnik has a lot to offer for the seasoned sailor. Sip coffee at a local café or take a stroll through the farmers’ market. During summer months, you can always count on reliable winds and steady afternoon breezes.
8. Mljet- Croatia’s greenest island is covered by forests with vineyards and small villages strewn in between. Here you’ll find 2 salt lakes and breathtaking views you won’t want to miss.
9. Pag- This island has the longest coastline in Croatia with plenty of bays, coves, capes and beaches. The town of Novalja is very popular among locals and tourists. Ditch the yacht for a night at the marina and go on a camping adventure.
10. Cres- This island is one of the largest in the Adriatic Sea. Here you’ll find hills and pebbly beaches. A must-see is the fresh water lake, Vrana, which happens to be one of the deepest fresh water lakes in Eastern Europe.
Croatia as an incredible 718 islands; almost too many to choose from – so take our advice and put these 10 on your list! Charter a yacht and make your way through the Adriatic Sea.