Celebrities the world over flocked to the Croatian luxury yacht charter grounds over the summer, and as the Eastern Mediterranean still holds its warmth, many are choosing to stay on or enjoy a late season cruise. So what makes this destination so appealing?
With an array of water toys, on-board amenities and an expert crew for the finest quality meals and service, there’s no better way to see Croatia – or any part of the world – and avoid the crowds than on a luxury yacht charter. Summer 2021 is already booking up fast
Istria in the northernmost part of Croatia is well-known with holidaymakers the world over for the naturally clear and bright colours of its land and sea, historic coastal settlements and flavoursome fresh food and wines produced by local vineyards.
Culture seekers will be impressed with the Euphrasian Basilica, a World Heritage Site in Poreč from the 6th Century, and in Pula the most famous sight is the Roman Amphitheatre: Once holding gladiatorial contests, locals now come fill its 20,000 capacity for open-air concerts and film screenings. Italian culture has come across from Venice and visitors can savour a gelato ice cream from while strolling through town. Local galleries, boutiques and markets offer excellent opportunities to pick up a souvenir or gift for loved ones back home, before spending the evening enjoying the fantastic nightlife or returning back on board for a private function.
The Kornati Archipelago – also known as the Stomorski Islands – is the location of the Kornati National Park where beautiful beaches, reefs and hiking trails await. The Vransko Jezero Nature Park is a great stop for bird watching either on foot or by bike, and fishing is permitted in the surrounding waters. The villages sell local crafts that keep alive the traditions of the region, and luxury yachts can drop anchor in one of the many secluded coves for a tranquil night surrounded by the sounds of nature.
The Dalmatian Coast stretches from the island of Rab to the bay of Kotor and incorporates the Kornati Archipelago along the way. Most visitors explore Brac, Vis and Hvar for their sandy beaches and lively clubs and bars, however these destinations also have impressive and scenic settlements and choice shopping opportunities. Luxury yacht charter groups can take advantage of their transport to cruise around the Mljet National Park at their leisure, stopping by at ruins and beaches inaccessible by land along the way.
Uninhabited Sveti Andrijais is truly away from everything for those looking for an island escape to spend quality time with family and friends with a great collection of water toys and amenities on board.
A short cruise south from Dubrovnik takes visitors to the beautiful Bay of Kotor in Montenegro, which shares the same stunning coastline along the Adriatic with Croatia. While you are surrounded by the same glassy blue waters, Montenegro has its own unique landmarks and wonders below the waterline – be sure to have your snorkelling or Scuba diving equipment ready for wreck dives and close encounters with the region’s enchanting marine life.
Take a look at the variety of vessels in the Croatian fleet for your next getaway inspiration and make the Adriatic your choice luxury yacht charter grounds for summer 2021.