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Ston and The Great Wall of Europe

He gazes down from his post on the lofty lookout, slowly turning 360 degrees. Sharp eyes combing the scene for any potential disturbances to the peaceful rhythm of life below. People bustle in the streets and on the placa (marketplace) between stone buildings with red-cobbled roofs, within the safety of tall walls surrounding the town. Their voices drift up on the breeze touching the tranquility enveloping him. Satisfied that all is well, he adjusts his helmet feeling the heat pounding upon h..

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A day in the city of Šibenik with its two UNESCO monuments

Every sailor cherishes being on a yacht, gliding on the waves with a fair wind in the sails and the compass pointed towards new and interesting destinations. I have always been a child of the sea and simply love that feeling of freedom, my eyes on faraway horizons and the taste of salt on my lips. What I also have a passion for is discovering places that speak of history and ancient cultures. While sailing the multi-faceted Croatian coastline, where the river Krka flows into the Adriatic Sea,..

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A Guide to Sailing in the Sporades Islands, Greece

The remote and scattered green islands of the Sporades offer sublime sailing in cobalt blue waters with good, constant wind and charming harbours. What’s not to love? With more challenging sailing than the Ionian Islands, but not quite Cyclades conditions it’s great for novices who want to gain more experience and old sea hands alike. Here is our guide to ensure you enjoy the best sailing in the Sporades. Location and Charter Bases The Sporades islands are in central Greece and stretc..

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Charter a Boat, Provision like a Pro

Keeping your crew well fed and watered on a sailing trip needn’t be a nightmare. With some forward planning, you’ll be sorted with a healthy breakfast buffet, and whipping up light lunches and tasty dinners in no time. We have written a helpful guide to make sure you have all bases covered and thrown in a cheat sheet to make it even easier. Follow these tips and you’ll be lounging around the sundeck, reefing in the sails and swimming in secluded coves without stressing about supplies. Kee..

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Nature and bird-lovers’ paradise

Not only does Croatia encompass the glistening Adriatic Sea, with its renowned 1000 islands that I know you sailors love, but there are some special places, not too far from the sea that are really worth exploring. Follow me to Vransko Jezero and once you have experienced its beauty, you will wonder why you haven’t heard of it before. Vransko Jezero (which literally translated means “Crow's Lake”) or as it's also called  in English – Lake Vrana, is Croatia’s largest natural lake. Not..

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Superb Sailing and Snorkeling in Croatia – where to go

Love snorkeling almost as much as you love sailing? Taking a peek under the surface on a sailing holiday is one of the most pleasurable activities to do off your charter boat. Rocky outcrops, small caves and sandy sea beds can keep the whole family entertained for hours. Kids will enjoy diving for shells (make sure no one’s living in them!) and working on their snorkeling skills. The pristine waters of Croatia offer much for the avid snorkeler. Although there are not any tropical fish in the ..

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Zavratnica – a hidden gem on the Adriatic

Croatia is a land of many secret treasures and offers a myriad beautiful places for sailors to explore. One such jewel is Zavratnica, an inlet on the Velebit channel, slightly south/east of the southernmost tip of Rab island on the northern Adriatic coast. At sunset we had sailed into the quaint, small town of Jablanac, just over 0,5 NM north of Zavratnica. Sailors take note: Depth on the South/Westerly side of the port is 3,2 m. Shops, restaurants and hotels in Jablanac are closed in win..

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Okrug’s joie de vivre in the way of the sea wolves – enthralling easiness of sailing!

The island of Čiovo is located only about 2nm south of two large marinas in Seget Donji and Trogir. When planning their cruise itinerary, boaters tend to unfairly skip the island, likely due to the rush to get further and further in one’s journey. Despite this, there is no reason for a journey not to start or end in Čiovo. The coast is indented in the island municipality of Okrug and provides more than enough shelter for safe anchorages, so guests of nearby marinas will often choose one of th..

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Cruising itinerary Pula-Pula 7 days (by Robert Gal)

The ACI Pula, Veruda, Pomer and Medulin marinas, with their ample offerings of boats for chartering, are situated at the top of the Istrian Peninsula and only a few kilometres from the airport. As they are very well connected with inland areas via the highway, the Istrian Ypsilon, I would definitely recommend that you travel to Central Istria and visit Motovun, Grožnjan or one of the many picturesque places and fortresses and savour the local gastronomy and wines, all of which make Central Is..

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Cruising itinerary Punat-Punat 7 days (by Robert Gal)

The Punat marina on the island of Krk is very well equipped and the centre of several yacht charter bases. It is perfectly connected to the bridge and the highway to the inland. Likewise Krk Airport is only 40 km away. Usually, especially because of the summer crowds and heat, the first thought is to sail away as soon as possible! Of course, as soon as you set off and the wind starts to stream across the deck, your face, your hair … the feeling of heat is reduced by half! But hold on ..

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