Sailing in Croatia – crystal clear water, lunch breaks in turquoise lagoons and breath taking views.
This is a short inspiring guide for you guys that still haven’t decided what to do for your summer holidays!
Sailing in Croatia – Two year in a row friends, my better half and I rented a sailing boat with a skipper to enjoy our summer holiday floating on the crystal-clear Adriatic sea.
First out was idyllic Dalmatian coast on the east coast of the Adriatic sea. More exact we decided on the route Split – Dubrovnik, because we had heard of it’s stunning archipelago and being sailer friendly for newbies.
We set sails for a week of dreamy, relaxing and fun in the southern Dalmatian islands. But before we could leave the marina behind us we had to stock up on wine, food and other necessities, yes in that order. While we were busy loading the eatables, Bruno our Croatian skipper did a last check up of the sailing yacht.
The first morning waking up in a bay close to Milna, Brač with nothing else but the sea slightly rocking the sailing yacht and the birds chattering in the distance. Get up, jump straight in the turquoise water, after the swim I sat with salty hair dangling my legs in the water with a cup of coffee. While I sipped my coffee, I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn’t dreaming.
Sailing in Croatia, our route in the Dalmatian archipelago
During the day we normally stayed on the boat, so breakfast and lunch we always enjoyed on deck. The rest of the day we spent in the water, reading, chatting or just existing. In the evening we anchored the sailing yacht for the night in some remote bay with a couple of other boats. In every bay dropped anchor were a small restaurant were we savoured the freshest of seafood, damn I could live of it forever and ever.
We started out from Kastela Marina, Split, from there we visited the islands Brač and the restaurant Lučice Bay, a hidden gem not far from Milna with it’s laidback charm.
Hvar – Hvar Town is known to be most fashionable of all the islands towns. Stroll along the small charming streets. But don’t forget to get out of town, in every little bay you will find a great sea food restaurant, we had a great meal at Konoba Arsenol.
Korčula – if your in need of some city time the town of Korčula offers small shops, restaurants and bars with beautiful view over the Dalmatian archipelago. We visited restaurant Aterina which gets thumbs up!
Mljet – Mjlet National Park covers the whole north-west part of the island, hike around the two salt water lakes both within the park. In the village Polače we enjoyed a meal at Konoba Antika. In the isolated bay Okuklje the restaurant Porto Della Vita also offers accommodation.
Dubrovnik – don’t miss the views from the wall that runs 2km around the city. The dinner we savoured in the old port at restaurant Lokanda Peskarija, after we sauntered the streets with ice cream in hand.
July and August is when Croatia is the most busy do to holidays, although it’s when the temperatures in the salty Mediterranean sea are at it’s warmest and just impossible not to love.
We found our sailing yacht through noa-yatching.com. Other companies to check out, they all offer different ways to sail: Sail Croatia link, Cosmos yachting link, Interpac yachts link, More Sailing link
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