Monday, September 25, 2023

Explore the ‘Pearl’ of the Adriatic, Croatia, via yacht charter this summer


Sparkling clear turquoise waters, the warm coastal breeze and perfect blue skies over spectacular islands await you this summer in the East  Mediterranean. Immerse yourself in the fascinating history, scenic coastline and ancient towns of Croatia from the comfort of your own superyacht. A charter yacht to Croatia is the best way to discover all the hidden gems this beautiful country has to offer while relaxing in complete luxury. Nicknamed the ‘Pearl’ of the Adriatic, Croatia retains its old-world charm, blending its traditional Mediterranean lifestyle with cosmopolitan living. Home to more than a thousand islands lined with gorgeous beaches and bays and lush greenery, it is the ideal charter destination for island hopping. Of the approximately 1,185 islands, only 66 of these are inhabited, which has led to the untouched and pristine beauty of the region.

The Dalmatian coastline, which spans from the romantic city of Rovinj in the north down to the historical city of Dubrovnik in the south, offers guests plenty to do and see during their Croatian yacht charter. Ancient cities filled with cobbled streets and red roofs, untouched forests, national parks and chains of inhabited islands in between have helped make the Dalmatian coast in Croatia one of the most sought-after destinations in the East Med. The ‘crown jewel’ and the second-largest city in the country, Split, is a must-see. Dating back to the 4th century, it is home to the Diocletian Palace, an ancient remnant of the Roman influence on the country. The city is also home to some of Croatia’s largest and most advanced marinas. It is within easy cruising distance of other stunning islands along the Dalmatian coastline, including Korčula, Hvar, Vis, and Brač. Zlatni Rat, also known as Golden Horn, is located on the southern coast of Brač and is regularly listed as one of the top beaches in all of Europe. Further south lies the UNESCO World Heritage site of Dubrovnik, a city of substantial architectural prominence. Best known for its beautiful and distinctive Old Town that is encircled by stone walls, several of its preserved historic sites include the baroque St. Blaise Church, the Gothic Rector’s Palace and the Renaissance Sponza Palace.

The region is also overflowing with natural beauty and unique sites, like the Blue Grotto. Nestled in the centre of the Dalmatian archipelago, this water-filled cave is known for its electrifying glowing blue light that appears on its walls at certain times of the day. The Mljet National Park is the first protected ecosystem in the Adriatic, overflowing with local flora and fauna.

No matter what route you choose to cruise, a charter along the coast of Croatia will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.