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Charter Destination Guide: Discover Croatia

The unique coast of Croatia has long attracted wealthy sailors to its shores, with its inspiring harbours and anchorages. Here, we discover the benefits to chartering a yacht amongst this beautiful collection of islands in the Adriatic Sea.

Join us on a voyage from Montenegro to Trogir, taking in the rich colours and contrasts of the Croatian islands as we sail forth. Set your course to explore idyllic destinations such as Dubrovnik, Korcula and the Drvenik Islands.

St Stefan
This charming seaside hideaway lies on the Adriatic coast of Montenegro, offering historic cobbled lanes, shaded courtyards and 600-year-old buildings. Team this with its untouched pink sand beaches and you have the perfect secluded getaway.

From St Stefan, you can explore the historic town of Budva and the UNESCO World Heritage-protected Bay of Kotor, best visited by boat. Budva is a hidden gem of Croatia with just 14,000 inhabitants making it a must-visit destination for its unspoilt streets, boutique cafés and shops. The Budva Riviera is the target for Montenegro tourists, known for its well-preserved medieval city wall, sandy beaches and diverse nightlife.

Whether this is your first time visiting Dubrovnik or your 100th time, the feeling of awe never fails when you set sights on this beautiful old Croatian town. Lose yourself in the city’s narrow white limestone streets and baroque buildings. During its golden age in the 16th Century, Dubrovnik was known to have one of the largest merchant naval fleets in the world, with consulates in more than 50 international ports. Today, Dubrovnik is seen as a top tourist destination. Not only that but also a top filming location with The Game of Thrones recently filmed here.

MIjet is one of the most seductive of all the Adriatic islands to charter to, an unspoilt oasis of tranquility. The island is home to vast forests, rich vineyards and small villages. This lesser known destination is becoming more popular nowadays with boating tourists, especially for its spectacular salt water lakes which are exceptionally scenic and will definitely leave an impression.

The island of Korčula is the sixth-largest island in Croatia, stretching nearly 47km in length. It is an expanse of stunning vineyards, olive groves and boutique villages. The old town boasts the true heritage of this island, with folk music and dance performances to enjoy. Arguably the best of all Croatian white wines is produced here, so a trip to a vineyard is a must whilst ashore.

Known as the party town of the Croatian islands, Hvar can draw around 20,000 visitors a day in the peak season. Don’t let this put you off though, as the main square with its winding stone streets and quirky restaurants and bars allow an escape from the outside world. The harbour can house some of the most magnificent super yachts making it the perfect destination to show off your yacht charter.

The idyllic bohemian getaway, lose yourself to the mystery of the island of Vis. In the early 1950’s the island was cut off from foreign visitors serving as a military base, leaving an unspoilt destination. Its lack of development on the island is what draws in the majority of tourists to escape their day-to-day.

Drvenik Islands
A pair of islands creating a barrier between Split and the open sea, best to visit by boat, they are a quiet haven with little to do and little to worry about. The smaller of the two islands has a population of just 56, creating a secluded oasis of sandy beaches which curve around the cove of Vela Rina. Veli, the larger of the two islands, has more of a historic feel with rocky coves and a handful of interesting religious buildings.

Set within medieval walls on a tiny island is the bustling town of Trogir. Its wide seaside promenade lined with bars, cafés and restaurants is a must to enjoy on a summer evening. The old town has retained its beautiful historic buildings dating back to the 13th Century. With its maze-like marble streets, you can truly get lost in the natural beauty of this World Heritage destination.