Croatia is home to some of the most fascinating landscapes and seascapes, not just in Europe but in the entire world. Here are seven compelling reasons to charter a yacht in Croatia.
Sailing in Croatia
Sailing is inarguably one of the best ways to tour the country. If you have a fortnight, then you must charter a yacht in Croatia. If you have a week, then too you should consider sailing. You may choose a motor yacht if you are pressed for time. You can go for a sailing yacht if you aren’t in haste. Here are seven compelling reasons to charter a yacht in Croatia.
1. Set your own pace
You will get to decide the pace of your tour. There are so many interesting places in the country that one trip is insufficient to explore everything, unless you are planning to spend a few months.
While Croatia is a small country in terms of size, its major attractions have a lot of history and the sheer beauty of various hotspots will compel you to pause and marvel for a while.
Even the ports or harbors, marinas and beaches are stunning, and you will want a leisurely tour. A yacht allows you to regulate the pace and you can soak it all in. A sailing yacht is recommendable for this very reason. You will get to truly experience the various wonders along the coast.
2. Explore the Croatian Islands
There are quite a few islands of Croatia that you should consider exploring. There are one thousand, two hundred and forty-four islands, including crags and islets. Only forty-eight of them are inhabited.
You may choose to take a ferry to and from one of the inhabited islands, but a yacht is a much better option. You can even explore some of the uninhabited islands if you charter a yacht.
3. Hiring a Yacht is cheaper than you think
Many tourists think that that they will have to spend a lot of money, especially if they wish to sail away from the coast and explore the islands. This is not true.
Yacht charter in Croatia is affordable. Less than Two hundred pounds per head for a group of a dozen people can pay for an exclusive charter for a whole day.
There are many operators to choose from. Research a little and you will find a reasonable deal without making any compromise on the kind of amenities you shall get aboard the yacht or the exact route you may want to pick.
4. Swap busy streets for open seas
You may be traveling to Croatia during the peak season. This small country is usually quite crowded during the peak times. The streets are chockablock, the popular cafes and restaurants are filled, the partying hotspots have very little vacant space and you may not have a leisurely time at many of the hotspots.
A yacht takes you away from the busy streets, beaches and harbors. While you can halt at chosen ports and tour the towns as and when you want, you will be blissfully offshore and having a luxurious and leisurely tour aboard a yacht.
5. Amazing sailing destinations in Croatia
There are over a dozen sailing destinations in Croatia. You can start at Split and sail to Dubrovnik. You can interchange the origin and destination and expand the route to cover all the places from Zadar to Kotor if you have more time. Tourists love exploring Skradin, Primosten, Trogir, Maslinica, Milna, Stari Grad, Hvar, Vis, Komiza, Korcula, Lastovo and Mljet.
6. Enjoy water sports
You will get to indulge in a plethora of water-based activities if you charter a yacht in Croatia. The onset of the peak season is not the ideal time if you are looking for warm waters. The water is still relatively cold through May, but it warms up towards the end of June. July is the perfect time if you love to splash.
7. Check out Game of Thrones locations
You are perhaps aware of the phenomenon known as Game of Thrones. Perhaps you are a bibliophile and prefer A Song of Ice and Fire. Even if you do not like the television series or the books, you will fall in love with the locales where the show has been shot in Croatia.
There has been a spike in tourism after the world discovered the real locations where their favorite show has been set. Chartering a yacht lets you secure some enviable views of these popular places. The most obvious location featured in Game of Thrones is Dubrovnik.
You may not need any help to identify Fort Lovrijenac in Dubrovnik that served as Red Keep in King’s Landing, but you must not miss the views of Old Town from your yacht, the Baroque Staircase, Fortress of Kliss, Trsteno Arboretum, Minčeta Tower and Papalićeva Street in Split among others.
Sailing on a yacht is itself an experience to remember forever. Sailing in Croatia is going to a unique adventure for any and sundry. There are many who revisit Croatia for many reasons including the sailing experience.
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