Rovinj Yacht Charter, Croatia
As Croatia sits on the border between the Western and Eastern Mediterranean luxury yacht charter grounds, the region has seen an explosion of interest for those desiring new adventures in addition to familiar events and sights, and Rovinj in particular has captured visitors' attention. History, culture, cuisine and coast-lands all coming together to make a singular destination worthy of inclusion in an Adriatic Sea itinerary: Art galleries and an open air theatre can be found in the city's heart, while bars, clubs and restaurants will delight your taste buds after a day of relaxing on a tranquil sandy beach.
The surrounding Istria peninsula has been a popular tourist spot for decades, and exploring by luxury yacht gives you access to the islands and secluded beaches any time you please, without the worry of accommodation or the quality of meals with your professional on board chef. Skip the crowds and see the very best of the region, hosting your own private parties on board and having fun to your own schedule with the array of water toys and on board entertainments.
Five quick reasons to visit Rovinj:
Picturesque city on the Istrian peninsula, Vibrant artistic scene, Fantastic international music scene, Great family beaches, Flavoursome cuisine
More about this part of Croatia
Situated in the north of the Adriatic Sea, Rovinj is one of nine major cities in Istria as well as being conveniently close to the world-famous Italian city of Venice. Italian as well as Croatian is spoken in Rovinj, so it would be easy to continue practising your language skills or using your fluency to delve deeper into the local culture.
To the south is the Dalmatian Coast and the capital city of Dubrovnik, as well as the small and scenic country of Montenegro. The plethora of islands between Rovinj and Dubrovnik are locations for some of the region's most stunning natural habitats, with soft sand beaches and waters teeming with fish. Dive sites are plentiful and offer everything for beginner divers through to experts, and there is an enticing selection of wreck dives and cave dives to add to any trip.
Rovinj Yacht Charter Experiences
Rovinj is one of the major draws of Istria County and a prime reason why it is a favourite destination of Croatia luxury yacht charter groups on holiday or celebrating a special occasion.
The city lies on an area that used to be a separate island until it merged with the mainland in 1763, and ancient influences from Rome as well as Greece can be found in the hence the old town and the new. Rovinj looks relatively the same as the other cities in Croatia, teeming with Italian influences in their ancient architecture and landmarks. In fact, the fortification of the city showcases strong Mediterranean orientation.
To protect the pristine condition of the main streets, these areas have been pedestrianised and has resulted in cleaner air and less noise pollution for a more sedate ambiance. Take a leisurely stroll through these streets and take your time absorbing the characteristic buildings and the history they hold.
If you are only in the city for a day or so, it is recommended that you rent a bike (or use the ones aboard your luxury yacht) to reach places of interest such as Valdibora Market, the imposing entrance to Old Rovinj known as Balbi Arch, Grisia Street where artists paint and sell their canvases, and on top of the hill the Cathedral of Euphemia.
As an established destination for motor yachts and sailing yachts of all shapes and sizes, visitors to Rovinj will find marina services ready to cater to their requirements with bars, clubs and restaurants along the seafront that include the Michelin-starred Monte. Croatian cuisine is strong in Italian influences, and you can find top restaurants that serve pasta, pizza and risotto. Local specialties are also the regular fare in these establishments, and these include sauerkraut with sausages matched with asparagus and eggs, smoked ham and grilled seafood.
In the summer, international performance artists come to Rovinj and other cities in Croatia for a season of music in the clubs, bars and along the beaches. Monvi is the multi-media centre in Rovinj and has an array of options to suit various tastes.
Night-time is also a great time to discover the markets and local bazaars, which offer a variety of items including souvenirs, jewellery, truffles and truffle oil - the latter two your expert on-board chef can use to create a mouth-watering meal.
There is an excellent choice of nearby pebble beaches ideal for snorkelling, kayaking and similar water sports in crystal clear waters: Cape Skarba and Amarin Beach are some of the prettiest in the area, although there are plenty of beaches close to town for convenience. Leave the crowds behind and visit the islands for quieter beaches such as Katarina Island Beach, Sveti Andrija (St. Andrew) Beach and Maskin Island Beach.
Things to Consider:
Yachting Seasons & Climate:
Temperatures in Rovinj tend to be on the mild side, with the average reaching 24°C/75°F in July and August and temperatures usually remain above 15°C/59°F from May until October.
July is the driest month while November is the wettest, however visitors in spring and autumn will have many dry days and sunshine hours last for nine hours or longer.
Sea temperatures are warmest in August at 25°C/77°F and June, July and September have similar warm temperatures.
Clothing to Pack For Your Charter:
While T-shirts and shorts will be perfectly comfortable on hot days, temperatures can be mild along the coast outside of the summer season and visitors are advised to pack a longer sleeved item or two in addition to beachwear and smart-casual attire.
Visitors should take a waterproof layer in case of showers, which are more likely in autumn and winter.
Main Ports and Marinas:
Rovinj Port, Rovinj Sjeverna Luka Marina
Famous Restaurants & Clubs:
Monte restaurant, Batel Bar, Wine Bar Piassa Grande, Havana Bar, Valentino Cocktail & Champagne Bar, Steel Club
A Must See Attraction:
The Cathedral of Euphemia, Old Rovinj, Balbi Arch, Grisia Street
Best beaches to visit in your yacht:
Cape Skarba, Amarin Beach, Katarina Island Beach, Sveti Andrija (St. Andrew) Beach, Maskin Island Beach
Local Yacht Events:
Adris RC44 Cup
Best time to go:
Summer is the best time to visit Rovinj due to the excellent weather and number of music events on in the city. Those looking for a more staid holiday can visit outside this peak time during the shoulder season for a more personal service in the cafes and fewer tourists at the main tourist sites.
Further Charter Information
Yacht Rentals Available: Go here for the current list of yacht rentals in Rovinj.
Full Croatia Yacht Charter Guide: Go here for the essential Croatia yacht charter guide.
Rovinj Itineraries: Here is a selection of broker itineraries for Rovinj.
News: Read the latest superyacht news about Rovinj.
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