Croatia is the perfect European country for a sailing holiday. The beautiful islands, ancient ports and the mesmerizing coastline make the country a charming destination for those who want to embark on an amazing sailing trip. The picturesque villages on the coastline and turquoise waters are other reasons this sailing destination is as amazing as it can be. If you plan to visit Croatia and to enjoy a sailing trip on the Adriatic Sea, there are a lot of departure points from where you can start your adventure. Dubrovnik, Opatja, Sibenik and Split are four of the most beautiful ones and you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to visit them. During your sailing trip you will also have the opportunity to stop for breaks in the charming Croatian islands where you can explore secluded beaches, medieval fortresses and admire superb inland lakes.
Dubrovnik is a historic coastal city that it’s a must-visit if you plan a trip to Croatia. The Old Town is surrounded by massive stone walls that was built in the 16th century. The buildings in the city are reminiscence of many historic moments. The churches are imposing and their Gothic, Renaissance and baroque architectural styles are admired by tourists from all over the world.
If you set sail from Dubrovnik you will be able to discover the beautiful Dalmatian Coast and all its wonders: charming villages, secluded bays, stunning beaches and elegant islands.
Split is an amazing city for history nerds who can admire the Old Town and the Diocletian Palace that was built more than 1700 years ago. A walk along the beach is also something to enjoy before embarking on your sailing adventure, the seaside views are truly amazing.
From Split you can sail towards Hvar, the sunniest island in Croatia. If you stop here, you will be able to see the lavender and rosemary fields the island is famous for. This beautiful sunny place should absolutely be explored so opting for a walking tour might be a good idea if you want to learn more about Hvar’s history.
Hvar is a truly nice place to visit, however, sailing from Split can also lead to other incredible places like Korcula, one of the most romantic islands on the Adriatic coast and Sipan Island, a place with pristine beaches and coves and a multitude of fresh water springs.
If you choose Opatja as a departing point, you will sail along the charming Kvarner coastline and visit some pretty remarkable islands that are scattered around the coast. Krk, Cres, Losini and Rab (the island of love) are some of the islands in the area you will be able to visit.
All these amazing stops will make you learn a little bit of history in the best way possible: admiring and visiting important historic landmarks like ancient monuments and magnificent cathedrals. But, before, leaving Opatija make sure you spend some time in the city exploring the rocky and picturesque maritime coast and admiring the majestic Austro-Hungarian style buildings.
Last but definitely not least, Šibenik is another historical city in Croatia from where you can embark in an amazing Croatian sea adventure. Zlarin, Logorun, Prvić and Karapanj are a few places you will be able to explore during your sailing trip.
Zlarin, or the Coral Island, is a destination where tourists can purchase red coral, Logorun is the first donkey reserve in the world and Karapanj is the smallest inhabit island in the Adriatic Sea. All these places allow tourists to live various exciting experiences that will surely make them want to return to Croatia for more adventures.