Croatia Yacht Charter
Warm Mediterranean breeze, sparkling clear Adriatic waters and the myriads of islands to explore… this is what awaits you in Croatia! Visitors to Croatia will be astound by the sheer beauty of this country, represented by a combination of lush greenery, fantastic history, numerous UNESCO heritage sites, rich culture, fresh Mediterranean cuisine and a lively atmosphere. There are many ways of exploring this Eastern Mediterranean paradise, but there is only one way of exploring it in a true style, ultimate luxury and unprecedented comfort - and that is by means of a Croatia yacht charter. Amongst the favourite yacht charter destinations in the Mediterranean, Croatia provides travellers on luxury superyachts with a wide selection of various activities, breath-taking destinations, fine cuisine and friendly, welcoming locals.
Photo credit Croatian National Tourist Board
Lovers of island-hopping will get their fair share when visiting Croatia. With hundreds of unspoiled islands along the Dalmatian coast, there are plenty of hideaways as well as vibrant hot-spots to choose from. Whether you are into a bustling night-life or secluded anchorages, Croatia has everything and anything for all! The Northern Adriatic and the Kornati Archipelago offer more serenity with the Southern Croatian coastline being livelier and more energetic.
FUN IN THE WATER
Yacht charterers travelling to Croatia will find a huge selection of beaches, from small coves with pebbles and rocks through to beautiful secluded sandy beaches that can only be approached by a boat. The sea is crystal clear and, as opposed to many Mediterranean coastlines, still teaming with underwater life - so get your snorkelling and diving gear out and ask your Captain and crew for the best areas to explore under water. As well as diving and sunbathing, there are plenty of other water activities to engage in. Luxury yachts available for rent in Croatia all include a good selection of various water toys which are at guests' disposal. Yacht tenders, jet skis, water skis, donuts, bananas, water slides and other toys can be found aboard these vessels - please, ask our brokers for the full list of amenities and extras aboard your preferred boat.
If you are passionate about fine cuisine and wine, be prepared to indulge in a variety of Mediterranean produce and dishes while on your vacation. One of the perks of hiring a Croatia charter yacht is having your 'personal' chef on board. Superyacht Chefs are accustomed to creating high-quality dishes made of the best and finest ingredients on the market, and often source fresh produce from the local growers and producers. They are highly trained individuals with years of training and experience in fine-dining restaurants or five-star hotels. Prior to embarking on your holiday, in order to create a personalised menu and stock up on all necessary ingredients, you will be asked about your meal preferences, allergies, intolerances or desires. Croatia coastal region is mainly represented by fresh seafood and fish, accompanied by fresh salads and various vegetables, and the use of locally produced olive oil. The dishes are often paired with fine Dalmatian wines from the local vine-growers and producers. You will find a large Mediterranean influence and a wide variety of dishes to choose from.
UNESCO HERITAGE SITES
Renowned for its rich culture and heritage, Croatia is home to seven sites that have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. First one is the Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Porec, with the earliest constructions dating back to 313. The basilica features outstanding mosaics and tiled illustration. The Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik is the second site on the list and represents a cultural mix of Northern Italy, Dalmatia and Tuscany of the 15th and 16th centuries. Trogir, situated northwest of Split boasts beautiful Romanesque churches and Venetian-era Renaissance and Baroque constructions. Split's Diocletian's Palace is another UNESCO monument and a historical complex built in the 3rd and 4th centuries by Roman emperor Diocletian. Moving onto the island of Hvar, although unknown to many tourist, Stari Grad Plain is also on the UNESCO list. This is an ancient stone wall that divides the land into twenty-four plots of grapes and olives, which have been continuously used for the past 2400 years. The Old City of Dubrovnik is also popular with discerning yacht charter tourists, with its Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries and palaces, as well as fabulous atmosphere, lovely cafes, bars and a vibrant nightlife. The seventh UNESCO Heritage site are the Plitvice Lakes, located inland Croatia.
Kornati - Author- Damir Fabijanic - Courtesy of Croatian National Tourist Board
NATURAL PARKS IN CROATIA
There are numerous beautiful natural parks in Croatia well worth visiting when holidaying on a Croatia superyacht charter. Located on the western coast of Istria, National Park Brijuni consists of two larger and twelve smaller islands. The islands, in addition to their astonishing natural beauty, are renowned for their important cultural heritage which goes back to the Roman and the Byzantine eras. Represented by 140 islands, islets and reefs, the Kornati archipelago draws visitors, and in particular sailing and boating enthusiasts, thanks to the distinctive shapes of reefs and crags, and the imposing high cliffs.
Mljet National Park on the island of Mljet is perhaps the most significant protected area on the Southern Dalmatian coast. Mljet island is regarded as one of the most alluring islands to visit in Croatia, with the 12th century Benedictine monastery being one of its cultural heritage attractions. Krka with its seven amazing waterfalls is another famous and popular national park in Croatia, which deserves a day-trip inland. In addition to the waterfalls, historical monuments such as the Franciscan monastery on the little island of Visovac and the Krka Orthodox monastery are also sought-after attractions for visitors. Renowned for peculiar karstic formations - Hajducki kukovi and Rozanski kukovi, the Northern Velebit National Park offers biggest selection of flora and fauna in Croatia. There is also a pothole Lukina Jama (Luka's pothole) or a lovely botanical garden to visit.
Northern Velebit National Park is a fantastic place for hiking and trekking, offering unparalleled views of the Kvarner islands from the trail. Plitvicka Jazera is perhaps the most famous Croatian National Park and only one of eight on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. The park is made up of sixteen small lakes joined by waterfalls and surrounded by dense forests. Plitvicka Jazera (or Plitvice Lakes) is located inland Croatia and can be visited on a day-trip. Another Croatian natural wonder is the Plaklenica National Park where yacht charterers with passion for hiking and tracking will find their peace. Plaklenica is renowned for its two gorges - Velika and Mala Plaklenica, as well as for its interesting karstic forms, caves and lush flora and fauna.
Island of Brac in Croatia - Bol beach
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Brac is the third largest island in Croatia and perhaps the most famous thanks to the small village called Bol and it's very photogenic Golden Horn beach. The island is covered in pine forests, olive groves and vast vineyards with a somewhat romantic feel to it. It has a wealth of cultural and historical heritage dating back to the prehistoric times, unique cuisine and lovely beaches. More about BRAC yacht charter ...
With its UNESCO Heritage site the 'Old Town Dubrovnik', Dubrovnik is a must stopover on any Croatia yacht charter. Step into the world of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque walking the narrow cobbled streets awing at the fascinating architecture this beautiful city has on offer. After a day of culture and history, enjoy a fabulous meal in one of the many fine-dining restaurants recommended by your Captain and the crew, followed by a cocktail or two with other jet-sets in an exclusive night club. If loud music and dancing is not your thing, you could sample some of Croatia's excellent wines in one of the relaxed and quaint little wine bars or sip on a late night coffee watching the passersby. Dubrovnik's high stone city walls are a trademark of this city, and other attractions such as Luza Square, Stradun, Sponza Palace, Orlando's Column, the City Hall, the National Theatre, the Rector's Palace, the Bishop's Palace and the grand facade of the Baroque Cathedral are all well worth visiting. More about DUBROVNIK yacht charter ...
Dubrovnik Wall - Photo credit Dubrovnik Tourism Board
Hvar, a gorgeous Croatian island, is a popular stop-over for discerning yacht charterers and elite. It is also known as the Queen of the Dalmatian Islands, priding itself on having several stunning Gothic palaces, romantic marble stone streets, 13th-century walls as well as plenty of fantastic night-clubs, bars, up-market restaurants and cafes. Hvar is a perfect destination for families or friends looking for quality service, great beaches as well as ancient history and cultural heritage. More about Hvar charter vacations ...
Well known for its traditional Knights' dance celebrating the Turkish assaults on the island, Korcula is one of the destinations to include in your Croatia yacht charter itinerary. This beautiful island, covered with lush green forests of Aleppo pine, cypress and oak trees welcomes its visitors with a colourful cultural heritage and interesting legends. Stroll the enchanting narrow cobbled streets of the town of Korcula, surrounded by 13th-century walls. More about KORCULA yacht charter ...
Approaching Mljet aboard your Croatia motor yacht or sailing yacht you will be witnessing one of the most beautiful and greenest islands of the Adriatic. Mljet is also home to the Mljet National Park boasting two interconnecting salt-lakes of Veliko Jazero and Malo Jazero. The lakes are proclaimed unique geological and oceanographic phenomenons of worldwide importance, with origins dating back 10, 0000 years. An interesting fact about these lakes is that they were freshwater lakes up until the Christian era. Beautiful rich forests descend all the way down to the lakes, thus creating an impression of an unspoiled natural environment. The Benedictine Monastery of St. Mary from the 12th century is situated on the Big Lake, and represents an important part in the history which dates back to the Illyrian tribes, the Roman Empire and the Republic of Dubrovnik. More about MLJET yacht charter ...
Mljet - Photo by Damir Fabijanic - Courtesy of Croatian National Tourist Board
Visitors on luxury yacht charters travel to Pula to admire its magnificent roman ruins that incorporate remains of an ancient roman amphitheatre, still standing as an imposing structure on the higher point of the city port. The city is located at the southern tip of the Istria peninsula with a great tradition in fishing shipbuilding and winemaking. There are beautiful beaches running almost one hundred miles along the stunning coastline, as well as outstanding restaurants, bars, boutiques and souvenir shops in town. There are many events organised throughout the year in Pula, with one of the most famous events being the International Film Festival. For hiking enthusiasts, the city is surrounded by the lush Brijuni National Park. More about PULA yacht charter...
Split or Spalato in Italian, with its Adriatic feel and ancient Roman roots, is another popular stopover for Croatia boat charterers and the second largest city in Croatia. Boasting of a unique cultural heritage and various events, Split is a fantastic holiday destination in any season. A meeting point of modern lifestyle with traditionalism, this city is always vibrating with life and energy. Here you will find UNESCO's Diocletian's Palace as well as numerous bars, night clubs, exclusive restaurants, high-fashion boutiques and other fun places to visit. More about SPLIT yacht rental...
Intriguing history and cultural heritage make Sibenik another destination worthwhile visiting. The archipelago of the Sibenik Riviera is made up of 242 islands, islets and reefs boasting of picturesque coves, pristine sea and tranquility. In this area you will find the Krka and Kornati national parks, and the towns of Sibenik, Vodice, Primosten, Rogoznica and the island of Murter being perhaps the most renowned to visitors. Sibenik town is located in a gorgeous bay, where the river Krka flows into the sea. Historical monuments to visit in Sibenik include Cathedral of St Jacob, St Krsevan church, St. Francis church, the city hall and the St Michael, St Ivan, Subidavac and St Nicholas fortresses. More about SIBENIK luxury yacht vacations...
Crkva Svetog Martina - Image credit to Sukosan Tourist Board
Sukosan is a picturesque little town located in the Zlatna Luka bay, about 7km south-east of Zadar. Sukosan is known for its vineyards, olive groves and farming as well as a sought after destination amongst sailors thanks to its marina Dalmacija - the largest marina of the Adriatic Coast. The marina represent a meeting point between two important vacation hot spots - Sukosan and Bibinje, both renowned for their rich history and colourful traditions, as well as an important stopover for yachtsman and sailors. Interesting monuments to visit in Sukosan include the Church of Our Lady of Mercy, situated in the centre of the old village and dating back to 1650. Other historical sites include the church of St Cassian, All Saints Church, Crkva Sv. Martina, The Upper Gate, or the 15th century Archdiocesan mansion - Palac. More about SUKOSAN yacht holidays ...
Trogir represents one of the oldest cities on the Adriatic coast in Croatia, with the main 'centre' of Trogir being a small island located between the hills and the coast of the island of Ciovo. The entire Trogir Riviera is made up of 20 islands, islets, small counties and little villages, making this area a lovely destination to visit aboard a luxury yacht. Its rich history was built upon the old Greek, Roman and Venetian culture, offering plenty of churches, towers, fortresses and other monuments to visit. Torgir is also on the list of UNESCO world heritages sites. More about TROGIR yachting vacations...
Trogir - Image courtesy of Trogir Tourism Board
Also located on the Trogir Riviera is the small and quaint little fishing town of Vinisce. The first mention of Vinisce dates back to 1272, although it is believed that it was inhabited much earlier. There are numerous beautiful churches to visit with the church of the Blessed Virgin Mary being the most important, as well as the church of St Antun Padovanski from the 18th century. Several beautiful bays can be found around Vinisce with attractive pebble and sand beaches. Yacht charterers will find a good selection of lovely restaurants, cafes, bars as well as souvenir shops. Vinisce is a great location for surfing, swimming, sunbathing, snorkelling or simply relaxing enjoying its warm Mediterranean atmosphere. More about VINISCE boat rental ...
Although Montenegro is a country of its own, many Croatia charter vacations start or finish in this enchanting place situated south of Croatia in the Eastern Mediterranean. You will be instantly captured by the beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage Site - Kotor and the Bay of Kotor, also known as Boka. It used to be called Europe's southernmost fjord and runs about 28km from the open sea to the harbour of the city of Kotor, offering lush green scenery and awe-inspiring panoramas. Find out more about Montenegro Yacht Charter here…
With Croatia becoming one of the most popular destination in the Mediterranean when it comes to sailing and cruising vacations, there has been also a large increase in the fleet of yachts available on the market. Anything from smaller, sporty motor yachts right through to large ultra-luxurious mega yachts, spacious sailing catamarans to large performance sailing yachts, as well as gentlemen-style classic yachts and traditional gullets, there is a boat for everyone! Some charterers are pretty clear on the idea of a perfect boat, while others may need some help and suggestions … and this is why our team of experienced brokers is here to help you to choose the best suitable vessel, whether you are a first-time sailor or a seasoned charterer. There is no need to have any experience in yacht charter when it comes to crewed luxury yachts, as you have a team of professional and friendly crew members taking care of everything at all times. All you need to do is to relax and enjoy your time aboard!
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