Charter Destinations | Croatia
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Lying at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe, Croatia has become one of the hottest yacht charter destinations in recent years. Given its thousands of miles of gorgeous coastline along the Adriatic Sea, is anyone surprised? The biggest cities in Croatia – Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, and Rijeka – are well-known for their old-world charms and extraordinary cuisine. But what many people don’t realize, at least not yet anyway, is that the country boasts more than a thousand islands and eight national parks. Not only that, but there are ten National Heritage sites in this relatively small country of four million inhabitants. And the best way to see Croatia? By yacht, of course!
Croatia is nothing if not an old country. It was first settled during the Paleolithic Age, and the first Croats established settlements way back in the 6th Century. History abounds in this magical country. While Croatia experienced serious hardship in the early 1990s, with the dissolution of Yugoslavia, it is an economically-thriving, extremely-welcoming country today.
EXPLORE DUBROVNIK'S OLD TOWN WALLS
Even if you’re not a fan of Game of Thrones, you’ll still fall head over heels for the centuries-old defensive stone walls that surround Dubrovnik, located in the south of Croatia. These impressive walls run over a mile long, and reach 82 feet at their highest point. File this one away as a “must see”.
Located just a block from Split’s legendary harbor, Diocletian’s Palace is one of the largest Roman structure’s still in existence. But this isn’t some no-longer-in-use historic landmark – no this “palace” is jammed pack with narrow streets, excellent restaurants, tucked-away shops, and a surprise around every corner.
KRKA NATIONAL PARK
The Krka River runs for over 73 kilometers – but it’s the waterfalls at Krka National Park that are a true national treasure. Pictures don’t do this natural wonder justice – they simply must be seen in person. The park runs all the way to the Adriatic, and the nearest “big” city is Šibenik, nestled in the middle of Croatia, along the coast. Absolutely gorgeous.
GET OFF-THE-GRID IN THE PAKLENI ISLANDS
Just off the coast of Hvar, in the southeast of Croatia, lies the jaw-droppingly gorgeous Pakleni Islands. Though only 10 kilometers long, these islands, made of limestone, are world-renowned for the many diving, underwater fishing, and snorkeling opportunities they provide. Yachts fit right in at Palmižana’s harbor.
UNWIND IN KORČULA
One of the jewels of Croatia, Korčula Island can be found just off the country’s Dalmatia Coast, roughly 75 miles from Dubrovnik. This island, Croatia’s most populous one not connected to the mainland by bridge, simply needs to be seen. It’s absolutely beautiful. Random fact: Bill Rancic from “The Apprentice” owns a villa on the island.
BEACH TIME IN BRAČ
Just a few miles south of Split, the enchanting island of Brač awaits. Its most famous attraction is the white-pebble beach of Zlatni Rat. The word on the street is that the windsurfing on Zlatni Rat, which translates to “Golden Cape”, is among the best in the world. The island’s largest town, Supetar, features a stunning horseshoe-shaped beach. The bottom line? No matter where you go in Brač, you’re bound to wind up on a world-class beach.