Planning to Sail in Croatia? Excellent choice, while Croatia already attracts many people who are witnessing about this little cruising paradise as the one perfect for sailing. 

Croatia with its mainland with 1777,3 kilometres of coast with more than 1000 islands and islets of further 4058 kilometres, gives you huge potential of different ways to explore it. As we have pointed out, Croatia is a small country, but do not let that fact fool you to think you can see it in one week visiting time. Rather pick one area and make route planning, but keep in mind that probably you will come back sometime in the future for further exploring.

Here below you will find some information about main areas and their characteristics in order to help you get prepared in the easiest and the best possible way.

In general Croatian coast and islands are divided in 3 large areas according to geographical position

  • North Adriatic
  • Central Adriatic
  • South Adriatic

Yes, those main geographical areas are further divided in regions, so you will find that North Adriatic, also known as Hrvatsko Primorje consist of three main regions: Istria, Kvarner and Islands which are further divided into Counties according to their administrative centres.

north_adriatic_charter_region   map source:upoznajHrvatsku.info

Central and South Adriatic is refer to as Dalmatia. Area that cover whole Coastal area and Islands from Velebit mountain to Cavtat, city which is the last point before entering neighbouring country of Montenegro. Dalmatia is also one of the oldest name for Croatian regions. Dalmatian coast is 1200 km long and it include the most of Adriatic islands. It consist of 3 regions: North Dalmatia, Middle or Central Dalmatia and South Dalmatia. The biggest city and port in Dalmatia is Split and it is centrally located.

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We will help you customise your itinerary according to your preferences and charter duration so you could live the best sailing experience ever.

In order to give you most adequate service, please answer following questions (these questions can also be your guide when considering which area to visit and how to plan your sailing route):

  • How many guests will be travelling with you i.e. you are small group renting one boat, or you are larger group planning to rent several boats and sail in group (flotilla)?
  • Does your group consist of families with children, or young people seeking for adrenaline and parties, or you are all couples or singles and you are interested in more quiet areas, or you want to visit as many as possible cultural or historical sites and museums, or your group is mixture of all mentioned elements? Think about it before you start to plan your holiday!
  • Have you already booked your flights? Are you ready to travel more to get to the area meeting your needs, or you want to explore the region of your incoming destination?
  • How long do you want to stay in Croatia and are you combining land stay with sailing or you only want to stay on board and travel by boat?

The choice of the sailing area and sailing route depends completely on your wishes and preferences but keep in mind  current weather condition for the dates in question, because sometimes it would be necessary to slightly modify your plan to maintain safety and comfort of your sailing trip.  We bring you here just highlights for each area in Croatian Adriatic in order to make your decision easier

Istria - incoming destination Pula

A perfect area for people who like to dine and wine, and simultaneously explore charming coastal cities in combination with visiting islands with rich flora and fauna.

What to see and where?

  • City of Pula – a seafront city on the tip of Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula, is known for its protected harbor, beach-lined coast and Roman ruins. Settled in the prehistoric era and valued for its strategic location, Pula has been occupied, destroyed and rebuilt numerous times.Made a trace in all tourist bookswith famous Arena, antic monuments, secret underworld, many marinas and reach culural and night life.

  • Brijuni National Park – group of 14 islands and islets, real piece of paradise for boaters. Veliki Brijun is the largest and most visited.
  • City of Rovinj, champion of tourism in 2019 and another Croatian pearl is one of the most beautiful coastal towns in the world.
  • City of Poreč, with well known Euphrasian Basilica. The town is almost 2,000 years old, and is set around a harbour protected from the sea by the small island of Sveti Nikola/San Nicola (Saint Nicholas).
  • Vrsar, is a tourist town in west Istria, located 9 km south of Porec. It was known as Ostera in the past and has been inhabited since the ancient history and main export harbour for Istraian rock. The town preserves its Mediterranean atmosphere with its narrow streets which lead to small intimates squares.
  • Lim channel, Sometimes called the “Lim Fjord“, “Limski Bay“, “Limski Kanal” or “Limska Draga“, this 9km-long sea inlet cuts into the west coast of Istria between Rovinj and Porec.
  • Hum with its 30 (2011 Population Census) inhabitants is formally listed as the smallest town in the world. It is located in the center of Istria region, near the town of Buzet, know as a “town of truffles”. The city which is only 100 meters long and 30 meters wide holds so much of history. According to the legend, Hum was created by accident when the Giants did not have many stones left when building the cities in the valley of the Mirna River, so they decided to build this miniature city.

  • Rabac, today is a well-known tourist resort. By the middle of the 19th century, it was a small fishermen village with hardly ten houses. Due to the beautiful bay and splendid, tame surroundings, it soon attracted first visitors. In 1876, Richard Francis Burton, an English writer and a passionate traveler, was among the first tourists who stayed in Rabac. Having seen Rabac and other places on the Istrian coast, he wrote a book of the same title ‘The Istrian coast’, describing, among other things, the beauties and charm of Rabac.
  • Raša is the youngest town in Istra. On the personal initiative of Mussolini, the town construction started in the middle of 1936.
    The town square is dominated by St. Barbara church, the patron of all miners. The church itself is shaped like an upturned coal-mine cart, while the church tower reminds of a coal mine lamp. Church arcades resemble coal mine galleries as well.
  • Motovun, is a village and a municipality in central Istria. In ancient times, both Celts and Illyrians built their fortresses at the location of present-day Motovun. The name of the village is also of Celtic origin, derived from word Montona, that means “a town in the hills”.

  • Livade, a home of Istrian truffles or centre of the world of truffles… all these are designations for the small village underneath Motovun – Livade. In the past, when the river traffic reached the village from the mouth of river Mirna, Livade were an important traffic and trade centre for export from this part of Istria. When the river traffic ceased, its importance vanished as well. All until Giancarlo Zigante found the biggest white truffle in the world in the nearby Motovun forest, and so Livade became famous as the centre of adventures related to Istrian truffles.

 

Please note that Istria and Kvarner have less choices on yacht charter boats compering with Central Dalmatia.

Kvarner - incoming destination Rijeka (Airport is located on island Krk)

Natural beauties and less crowded islands with nice, secluded bays  in combination with touristic centres on land like Opatija, Crikvenica, Rabac and Rijeka as main administrative centre for this region. It is good to know that Rijeka this year represent European Capital of Culture and offer numerous art exhibitions, concerts and all kind of performances at open spaces and in other art institutions.

What to see and where?

  • Rijeka- is a Croatian port city on Kvarner Bay in the northern Adriatic Sea. It’s known as a gateway to Croatia’s islands.

  • Opatija-a magnificent coastal town on the Adriatic Sea and a well-known 19th-century health resort, is today a popular holiday destination for tourists from all over the world.
  • Mošćenička Draga-was formed in the 19th century when inhabitants of Moscenice, a medieval town situated on a hilltop above, decided to move closer to the sea and develop a new community. Founded as a fishing village, today Moscenicka Draga has a small marina, a symbol of what the city was established upon. It has a true Mediterranean atmosphere from the architecture to the everyday way of life.
  • Crikvenica – is the largest settlement on the coast of the Vinodol coastal area, and developed on the site of Roman era settlement and military base called Ad Turres. In the last twenty years, due to urban expansion of Crikvenica itself and expansion of the nearby town of Selce, the two were merged into a mini-conglomerate. Nowadays the Crikvenica Riviera is one of the most scenic parts of the Adriatic coast. It is a meeting point of the sea and the green hinterland of the Vinodol valley.
  • Novi Vinodolski – The Novi Vinodolski Riviera is located in the central part of the Northern Croatian Littoral. And in the middle of this riviera is the town of Novi Vinodolski, which grew up from the old fort of Novigrad that used to belong to the noble Frankopan family.
  • Bakar-13 kilometres from Rijeka, is one of the oldest towns in the northern Adriatic and was granted the status of royal town by Maria Theresa in 1779. It was built like an amphitheatre on a hill and its historical nucleus was declared a cultural monument in 1968.
  • Senj- is an old settlement which was founded on the hill Kuk, east of the town more than 3000 years ago. In the pre-historic times under the fortificated settlement, on the place where the brook flows into the sea bay, there was a port and a trade center, a place where people coming from different directions (inland, islands and the coast) could exchange their goods.

  • Island Krk – is the largest and the most populous Croatian island and it is connected to the mainland by the bridge.
  • Island of Rab – located in Kvarner Bay in the northern Adriatic, is a true paradise for nature lovers and guests who want to enjoy its authentic atmosphere.
  • Island Cres – one of the longest Croatian island and actually has the same surface as Krk. Just to mention most known attractions, do not miss Lubenice beach, Beli visitor centre – sanctuary for the last juvenile griffons and art centre in Cres town with traditional souvenirs made of wool weaving and felting.
  • Island Losinj and Mali Losinj – connected to island Cres by a rotating bridge in small village and port Osor. Islands known for their unspoiled nature, picturesque fishermen villages like Nerezine and Veli Losinj,  and town Mali Losinj with recently built and very modern Museum of Apoxyomen.
  • Unije island – the largest of the islands surrounding Losinj, was populated through all historic periods due to its favourable traffic position at the entrance of Kvarner.
  • Susak – unique islands both by its genesis and appearance. Population of Susak counts 151 inhabitants, who have still preserved their specific traditional female clothing practice signified by colourful and very short skirts made of several layers.

North Dalmatia - incoming destination Zadar

Natural beauties and less crowded islands with nice bays and coves. Two national parks: Kornati and Krka waterfalls, Telaščica with salty lake Mir as park of nature.

  • City of Zadar, is where the modern and the ancient collide in happy confusion to create one of Dalmatia’s most dynamic and exciting towns. Its central location and an international airport have made Zadar a popular gateway to Croatia but it’s more than just a place to pass through. Zadar is a place to explore Roman ruins and Venetian architecture, marvel at a solar-powered light show, enjoy fine dining and watch a spectacular sunset to the soothing sounds of the sea.

  • City of Nin, evaluated from an exciting past to a lovely present. On a small island in the middle of a shallow lagoon the small town of Nin can be found with its old centre, connected to the mainland by two stone bridges. All its stories, all its beauty and natural wealth are here to be enjoyed and to find joy, health and spiritual satisfaction which are so much needed today.

  • Biograd, is a city in which you feel equally welcome as a family with children, young person looking for fun, sailors in love with the sea and islands, seekers of natural beauty, couples who want a romantic corner of the world filled with rich cultural and historical heritage. You’ll find Biograd 30 km south of Zadar, and recognise it by numerous, lovely beaches and warm welcome!

  • City of Šibenik, is situated in the central part of the Croatian Adriatic Coast, in the picturesque and indented bay where the Krka River, one of the most beautiful karst rivers in Croatia enters the sea. Today Šibenik, with 46,332 inhabitants, is the administrative, political, economic and socio-cultural center of the Šibenik-Knin County. Šibenik is famous for its cultural and historical sights and natural beauties, and boasts two monuments under the protection of UNESCO, the Cathedral of St. James and the St. Nicholas’ fortress as well as the two national parks, Krka and Kornati. There are even three fortresses in the city: St. Michael’s, Barone, St. John’s and St. Nicholas’ on the sea side with a beautiful view over the St. Anthony’s Channel and the city of Šibenik.

  • City of Primošten, according to archaeological research, life in this region dates back to the VII century BC (Archaeological site Kunara). Administratively viewed, this region of Primosten covers part of the Hilli peninsula which is mentioned by many ancient sources. This region was inhabited by Hilli who were members of the Illyrian tribe by which the peninsula received its name.

  • City of Vodice, first settlements developed in Vodice hinterland as early as the prehistoric age. Our roots and history are hidden on both sides of the road leading into town. Today, Vodice is a renowned tourist center, the most famous one in Central Adriatic. And not by chance.

  • City of Skradin, located about 15 km from Šibenik, is one of the oldest Croatian cities, first mentioned under its current name in the 10th century. The area was already inhabited by the ancient Illyrians, however the antique town of Scardona owes its name to the Romans, as it was their vital administrative, traffic and trade centre of Province Dalmatia. Skradin’s position at the very entrance to Krka National Park makes it one of the most important nautical destinations in the Adriatic and one of the most significant tourist destinations in Croatia.

  • Island Pag, with interesting cultural heritage (both tangible and intangible) sheeps’ cheese, lamb meet, history of lacemaking and also incredible beaches, including Zrce, very popular for clubbing at the beach and hosting world’s famous DJs.

  • Island Ugljan,situated accros the channel  and opposite to the city of Zadar. Known as green island and also called Zadar Garden due to the fact that here are grown more then 200 thousand olive trees.
  • Island Pašman,situated near famous heart shaped Galesnjak, has many sandy beaches strecthed along its north side, while inland and south side offer numerous possibilities for activities
  • Dugi otok, 7th largest Croatian island, located off the coast and west from Zadar and derives its name from distinctive shape it forms. Dugi otok or in English Long island is story for itself with so many natural beauties and attractions which are impossible to describe in short.
  • Island of Ist, with a town bearing the same name, is a true destination for a peaceful and quiet vacation.
  • Silba, my Robinson Crusoe style vacation ☀️Silba is a small island located in the Zadar archipelago, one of croatian no-car islands.
  • Rava, is an island in the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea. It is situated in the Zadar Archipelago, between Iž and Dugi Otok, 16 nautical miles from Zadar. Its area is 3.6 km², and it has a population of 117. The only settlements on the island are Vela Rava and Mala Rava
  • Molat – King Edward VIII, in the company of Wallis Simpson, visited the island on his Adriatic cruises in 1936. Molat is an island overgrown with maquis and pine forests
  • Kornati, the Kornati National Park is often mentioned as “nautical paradise” in tourist publications. And really, in “slalom” sailing through the 89 unforgettable islands, islets and reefs in the Kornati National Park, you will test all of your nautical skills, particularly if the weather puts in some effort…
  • Murter, the Island Murter belongs to the North Dalmatian group of islands, which contains almost 40 % of all Croatian islands and is the most dense archipelago in both the Adriatic and the Mediterranean.
    Island Murter is located in the northwest of both the Šibenik archipelago, as well as the Šibenik county. Only 6 meters away from land and connected with it by a bascule bridge, the island is very easy to reach, which makes it even more attractive.

  • Zlarin, is a small undiscovered jewel of our coast that is distinguished by its pristine nature and exceptionally rich historical and cultural heritage. Due to its geographical position, Zlarin has always held the strategic role of St. Ante Channel gatekeeper and the guardian of Šibenik.

  • Prvic,is a small island in the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea. It is situated in the Šibenik archipelago, about half a mile from the mainland, in the vicinity of Vodice. The whole island is under protection of the Croatian Ministry of Culture since the island is considered a cultural heritage.

  • Zirje, this island is the furthest and the largest island in the Šibenik archipelago. It is known as a fishing settlement and a rich fishing area.
  • Zmajan,is an uninhabited Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea located south-southwest of Vodice and west of Zlarin. Its area is 3.3 km2(1.3 sq mi)

  • Kaprije, an island in the Šibenik archipelago is a pretty small island with area of just under ten square kilometers. The island has only one village – Kaprije
  • Krapanj, an island of Croatia in the central Dalmatian county of Šibenik-Knin. Krapanj is one of the smallest inhabited islands of the Adriatic Sea covering 0.36 km². It is also the most densely inhabited island and has the lowest elevation.

 

Central Dalmatia - incoming destination Split

This is most popular area and in general one would say is more suitable for younger people looking for the fun and night life. But with clever planning of sailing route, with our help or with help of professional skipper, you will be able to avoid crowds and discover less known spots.

  • City of Split, as a short intro in this special city we would just add that without hiding their pride, the people of Split will tell you that their city is “the most beautiful one in the world and beyond”. You better not discuss this with them for well spirited Split will convince you in this as soon as you discover it!

  • City of Trogir, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Little Venice of Dalmatia or as some call it The Stone Beauty – Trogir and its surrounding area featuring island Čiovo. The islet where Trogir is located lies in a narrow sea passage between the mainland and Čiovo. The islet itself is just 500 m long and 250 m wide. The highest point is the tower of Saint Lawrence Cathedral at just 47m. It is in close vicinity with the airport and city of Split, and its cultural heritage combined with nautical its importance has made Trogir one a deservedly well visited destination.
  • City of 7 Kastela, hide at least 7  reasons to visit, and here are some statistc facts. The town of Kaštela is located on the coast of the Bay of Kaštela. It has over 40 000 inhabitants, and it is the second largest town in the Split and Dalmatia County. It stretches over the length of 17 kilometers.

  • Solin, following the intensive industrialisation that characterised the 20th century, in 1990 Solin was granted the administrative status of a city, when its intensive development, planning and building begun. This gained this, historically among the oldest towns in Croatia, the title of the Family Friendly City, and the status of the youngest Croatian town by the age of its inhabitants.
  • Klis- The hill of Klis is a connection between the Mount Mosor to the east and Kozjak to the west. Over history it has been a target for many nations, from the Illyrians and the Venetians to the Ottomans who considered it the port of Dalmatia, an open path towards old Salona and Split. At the peak of this hill a village was built which the Ottomans later fortified. The well known Klis fortress is not only a symbol of the village but also of the resistance of united Dalmatians in their fight against the Ottomans. Today too Klis represents a link between the sea and Zagora as both the old and the new roads leading towards the Croatian hinterland pass through here.

  • City of Omiš, not many towns in the world count their history in thousands of years, but the town of Omiš is one of them!
    The mouth of the Cetina river was first permanently inhabited in ancient times, more than 2000 years ago, and historians believe that the origins of the present-day Omiš are to be found in the small settlement of Oneum, which lay at the very foot  of the impressive mountain guarding the town from the north – Omiška Dinara.
    Over the centuries the local people started building their houses closer to the sea, and for a very good reason. The inhabitants of medieval Omiš were, as a matter of fact, pirates!

  • City of Makarska; evolved in a natural harbour bordered by the Osejava cape in the south-east and the Sveti Petar peninsula in the north-west. In the last 50 years, the town spread incorporating the villages of Veliko Brdo, Puharići, Batinići and Makar, which are located at the very foot of the Biokovo mountain. Today, it is a tourist destination with numerous hotels, villas and boarding houses, diverse high-quality gastronomy, as well as numerous entertainment, sporting and cultural events on offer.

  • Baska voda, in the past a settlement of labourers and fishermen, salesmen and seamen, by the endeavors of the hard-working inhabitants was made into a modern tourist resort with all the contents and trade-marks of a little Mediterranean city.
  • Brac island, (pronounced “Bratch”) is the longest and most elevated island in central Dalmatia, 48km long, 14 km wide, covering 394 square kilometres. Brač is famous for two things: its radiant white stone, used to build Diocletian’s Palace in Split (and, depending on whom you believe, the White House in Washington) and Zlatni Rat, the pebbly beach at Bol that extends languidly into the Adriatic and adorns 90% of Croatia’s tourism posters.

  • The Island of Šolta is situated near Split, and, with only 9 nautical miles of distance and 6 ferry lines and 1 speedboat line per day during the season between them, has become practically a suburb of Split. Šolta will undoubtedly be one of the must-see destinations on your nautical chart.

  • Hvar island, boasts 2718 hours of sunshine a year, making it Croatia’s sunniest island. You can count on the warm Adriatic sun in winter just as you can count on the softly rounded Pakleni islands lying just offshore that make a stroll along Hvar town harbour incomparably beautiful.

  • Pakleni islands or more correctly Paklinski islands, taking its name from ‘Paklina’, a resin once used to coat ships, the Pakleni Islands offer small, secluded beaches, deserted coves and sun-drenched hills. Lying on the south side of Hvar, just in front of the city Hvar, they are the best that Adriatic can offer and in any case must stop for all boaters.
  • Vis island,In many ways, the island of Vis is the most fascinating of all the Croatian islands. This is mainly due to the fact that the island was entirely closed to foreigners when it was part of Yugoslavia (as it was used as a naval base), only being opened to visitors in 1989.

  • Bisevo island is one of the remotest Croatian islands located about 4.5 nautical miles from Komiža, the town and the port on the southern shores of Vis island.The Island’s natural beauty spots are two sea caves – a well known Blue Cave (Modra Spilja/Blue Grotto) and Medvidova Spilja situated on the very steep eastern shores, accessible by boat only.
  • Palagruza, is a small, remote Croatian archipelago in the middle of the Adriatic Sea. It consists of one larger island, called Vela or Velika Palagruža, and a smaller one, Mala Palagruža, as well as a dozen nearby rocks and reefs composed of dolomite. All the main islets are in the form of steep ridges.
  • Sveti Andrija, often called Svetac, is an island situated 14 nautical miles from Komiža. It is uninhabited, although it used to have permanent residents. This unique island is part of preserved geo-park of so called volacnic triangle together with Jabuka and Brusnik.
  • Jabuka is an isolated lady, which has attracted the interest of sailors since the 14th century, when it was drawn on maps for the first time. The impressive hundred-meter-high black cliff is made of volcanic rock full of magnetite. A parallel universe worth sailing to. It is worth mentioning that the area around Jabuka is one of the richest in fish, especially dentex, in all the Adriatic.

  • The other end of the Vis triangle closest to Jabuka is the neighbouring islet Brusnik. It is almost 150 million years old and also made of volcanic rock rich in magnetite. Due to this phenomenon, a compass needle goes haywire when near the island. Boaters should access this 23-meter-tall island very carefully due to the numerous underwater rocks on the north-western side, near the small beach full of grey pebbles of all sizes, or try to moor off the south-eastern coast.
  • Ciovo Island is the largest island of the Trogir archipelago and is connected to the town of Trogir by a bridge! Due to extensive traffic over the small old bridge in centre of Trogir, recently has been built and opened new Ciovo bridge which has partially eliminated summer traffic congestures through historic Trogir town.
  • Drvenik Veliki is an island situated 8 nautical miles away from Trogir. The only settlement on the island is the near-eponymous village of Drvenik Veliki  with a population of 168 and the island was first inhabited in the 15th century. In Croatian monuments from the 13th century the island is mentioned as “Gerona” or “Giruan”. The coast is rugged and consists of many bays with sandy and pebbly beaches. On the south side of the island is beautiful bay Solinska, and on the east side is a nice place called Krknjaši famously known by the name of Blue Lagoon.

  • Drvenik Mali, also belong to the islands around Trogir and it is very specific because the lack of traffic, crystal clear sea and peace and quite.

  • Marina, is a small place located in the bay with the same name. Local residents have been engaged in fishing and agriculture for a long time. On the surrounding hills grow the centuries-old olive trees, it is therefore not surprising that this region is widely known for its production of olive oil. Marina is dominated by the picturesque fortification, the former mansion of the bishops of Trogir from the 15th century.
  • Seget Vranjic, is situated on a small peninsula Vranjica, 5 km west of UNESCO city Trogir. The peninsula is abounded with beautiful sandy and rocky beaches that have an incredible view on Adriatic island Šolta and Drvenik. Seget Vranjica is a destination for those who want a relaxed vacation, far from the hustle and the bustle of larger tourist resorts.
  • Sevid, is an ideal place for a quiet holiday away from the city noise and large tourist centers. One of the most beautiful coves is Stari Trogir (Old Trogir), which is also an archaeological park, adorned with sandy beaches, clear water and the remains of a Roman villa.

South Dalmatia - incoming destination Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, wellknown as the Pearl of Adriatic is definitely busy destination, but beside old city with ancient walls, protected by UNESCO, there are many other less known locations on land and on the islands.

Suitable for families with kids as here you can find beautiful nature, so definetly do not miss Mljet with its national park, and Lastovo because it south side with islets is Park of nature.

  • City of Dubrovnik, George Bernard Shaw was enchanted by this beautiful city, about which he said “those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik”, as well as, famously, describing it as “the pearl of the Adriatic”. It really is a stunning city with an amazing Old Town, which became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979. Nowadays is getting even more fame as a place where many episodes of Game of trones have been filmed, and recently also a part of Star war’s sequel.

  • City of Cavtat, is probably the most southerly Croatian resort of all, located around 20 km south of  Dubrovnik and only 22 km from the border with Montenegro. Cavtat is an exceedingly pretty town, and is a great place to base yourself in if you’re after all the sights and culture of Dubrovnik but don’twant the hustle and bustle.
  • City of Ploče, is not among the biggest or popular places in Croatia but it has some unique features you will find nowhere else. There are mountains, lakes, river, lush valleys and sea – all within 10 kilometers distance. It is perfect for: adventurers, families and anyone seeking something different. There is nothing easier than coming to Ploče since it’s one of the best traffic-connected cities in Croatia.
  • City of Metković. Where hills merge with a fertile valley, where a green river and mystical swamps combine with clear blue sea, that is where you find Metković.
  • Peninsula Peljesac, is the longest of all Dalmatian peninsulas, abounding in natural bays, mostly covered with woods, with a coast full of beaches, reefs, bays and fjords. The slender, fingerlike peninsula of Pelješac is coastal Croatia at its most relaxed. Blessed with craggy mountains, sweeping valleys, idyllic coves and fine wines, it’s a glorious place to visit.

  • Elafiti islands, are an archipelago situated close to – and slightly northwest of – Dubrovnik. There’s actually six islandsin the archipelago, not including any small islets, although the three main ones to visit and stay on are Kolocep, Lopud and Sipan.
  • Korcula Island, rich in vineyards, olive groves and small villages, and harbouring a glorious old town, is the sixth-largest Adriatic island, stretching nearly 47km in length. Dense pine forests led the original Greek settlers to call the island Korkyra Melaina (Black Corfu). Quiet coves and small sandy beaches dot the steep southern coast while the northern shore is flatter and more pebbly.

  • Mljet  Island, the most beautiful and most forested island in the Adriatic and one of the most beautiful pearls of the Mediterranean.  Untouched nature, the island’s mysticism, olive groves, vineyards and rich forests are ideal places to research the rich flora and fauna, and to peacefully enjoy the pristine beauty of the natural surroundings.
  • Lastovo Island, Imperial Island….island of dreamlike beauty…preserved nightly landscape and unique Carnival tradition….discover, dive, taste Croatian youngest Nature park… as we will mention this special island many times through attractive sailing routes.