Geographically diverse and totally underestimated Croatia sits in southeast central Europe and borders with transparent waters of the Adriatic Sea. Being surrounded by high mountain peaks, this wonderful country is full of warm sandy beaches and charming towns. This resort country is one of the most famous in the Mediterranean region, offering splendid cruising among many other opportunities. Croatia boasts one of the most admirable coastlines; therefore, a sailing holiday across the Adriatic Sea is a crucial experience one should have at least once in their life. Without doubt, after implementing this thrilling idea, you will come back to countless unspoiled beaches and emerald waters of the Croatian coastline again and again.
Sailing is not the only interesting and amusing thing worth spending your time on while in Croatia. It is also possible and even advisable to explore the country from all angles. An inveterate traveler can examine the historic ruins of ancient towns and villages, enjoy staying in a secluded anchorage, or communicate with friendly locals and take part in joint fishing. There are a lot of adventures here waiting for you to come and participate. It is obvious that Croatia can satisfy the needs of those who prefer a calm and steady tempo of their family vacation and those who are eager to have a blast with friends.
Choose What You Want
Generally speaking, the coastline of the Adriatic Sea can be divided into three counties. They are Istria, Central Dalmatia, and South Dalmatia. 12knots makes bareboat charters available all across the coastline. Let’s look at some peculiar features of every county.
Sailing across Istria
Istria is a peninsula in the north-western part of Croatia. The best time for renting a yacht and sailing across this area of the Adriatic Sea is from July to the middle of September. This period is notable for warm sunny days, mild steady wind, and calm waters, which is perfect for sailing. You can visit the city of Pula, the Brijuni Islands, and the Cres Island bridge during your vacation.
The most diverse part of Croatia welcomes you with tiny pretty islands, sharp mountain peaks, and quiet ports. It is also home to Split, the second-largest city of the country and the largest coastal city, which has a lot to offer for tourists. Rather warm and shiny weather from April to September enables you to enjoy the art of sailing on a yacht of your dream as well as to swim in the cool transparent water. Indeed, sailing is the best way of exploring the region, and it has been loved by experienced sailors for years.
South Dalmatia for Experienced Travelers
There is a belief among locals that South Dalmatia is good for a sophisticated traveler with excellent sailing skills. This is due to strong winds prevailing in this part of the country. If you don’t mind hot and dry summer weather lasting for many months, this is the place for you. Besides, South Dalmatia is the most valued by regional sailors for its breathtaking views, covering both cityscapes and sea pieces. Newcomers to sailing may find it difficult to catch a friendly wind and appreciate gorgeous fortresses and ancient towns at the same time.
Take into consideration all the mentioned above and choose an appropriate variant out of the abundant watercraft fleet delivered by 12knot. The company can offer over 3,000 yachts of different types for bareboat or crewed charter in Croatia. You can rent:
- a sailing yacht
- a powerboat
- a catamaran
- a gulet
- a trimaran
The right choice will definitely help you to take on your dream sailing trip.
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