The South Adriatic is a remarkable coastline that stretches from charismatic, medieval Trogir to charming, unique Dubrovnik. This is the largest region and includes Central Dalmatia and Southern Dalmatia; major bases for yacht charters in the South Adriatic.
Central Dalmatia comprises Trogir, the Kastela Riviera, Split, the Omis Riviera and the Makarska Riviera.
There are altogether 170 islands to sail between. Nature’s abundance can be seen in the Biokovo Nature Park and Mljet National Park.
Southern Dalmatia includes the peninsula of Peljesac, Dubrovnik and its related islands.
There are many significant cities in the South Adriatic, but Split town and Dubrovnik dominate. The rocky coastline has beautiful bays and beaches. It is an interesting area for a sailing charter in the South Adriatic as it has mild Mediterranean climate with dry warm summers and moderate winters. There are two airports in this region, at Split and Dubrovnik, with good connections to Europe and the world.
In the South Adriatic you can find all types of vessels for charter. The most requested boat charters are from Split and Dubrovnik.
Being the oldest and most famous nautical destination in Croatia, while sailing in the South Adriatic, you will find more than 100 harbours and ports of departure, with great offers on charter boats, especially Gulets. Most of the boats are located in Trogir, Kastela, Split and Dubrovnik.
There are a variety of possibilities for an active holiday in this rich and diverse region. The striking seascapes and the popular islands are the reason so many sail the archipelagos of Southern Dalmatia. The islands of Brac, Hvar, Korcula and Vis are the most frequently visited destinations followed by Elafiti, Peljesac Peninsula, Mljet and Lastovo.
There are lots of good anchorages and marinas on many islands. Some of most interesting places are the Blue Cave near Vis Island, Paklina Islands near Hvar and Zlatni Rat beach in Bol, Brac Island.
Here you can hire sailing yachts, motor boats or catamarans. Besides this, you can choose among luxury sailing yachts and crewed motor boat charters for your trip in Croatia. For those that like the elegance of another era, gulet charters are the most popular choice.
Yacht charters in the South Adriatic offer something for everyone.
Trogir is a historically picturesque old town listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Its cobbled-stone streets and Romanesque and Renaissance building have provided inspiration for film makers and artists over the years.
The Kastela Riviera consists of seven separate harbour towns. Each one is named after a castle with its own story.
The buzzing city of Split is the largest city on the Dalmatian coast and the cultural and economic hub of Central Dalmatia. Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO site, is not to be missed!
Makarska Riviera has a lengthy coastline; sixty kilometers with exquisite beaches. Positioned between the Biokovo mountain cliffs and the turquoise Adriatic Sea, it is a busy, fun area for an active holiday. Ston is known worldwide for its quality oysters and other shellfish.
Magical Dubrovnik is the most famous town in Croatia. Its limestone streets, baroque buildings and ancient city walls have been casting spells over travelers for thousands of years.
Peljesac Peninsula is known for its ancient vineyards and high-quality red wine. Further out is Vis Island, a natural oasis with a distinct cuisine.
Hvar, the sunniest and most beautiful island in Croatia, according to some, is home to fields of lavender and excellent wine. It is also a glamourous party hotspot attracting a glittering international crowd.
On Brac Island is Zlatni Rat, possibly the most photographed beach in Croatia. Protruding into the aquamarine sea like a white fin, its whiteness comes from the millions of tiny pebbles that are constantly shifting.
All these features combined will make your sailing holiday in Croatia unforgettable.
No holiday on a yacht in Croatia would be complete without sampling the local fare. Dalmatian coastal cuisine is simple and delicious. Adriatic fish and seafood are said to be some of the best in the world. Food prepared by grilling or "gradelanjem" with olive oil and spices is the regional favourite. There is also a tasty selection of cheese, smoked ham and meat dishes.
Other meals not to be missed by any serious gastronome are Ston Bay oysters, Dalmatian Pasticada - lamb or veal cooked in embers under an iron bell, traditional Dalmatian Soparnik, Viska Pogaca, Dubrovacka Rozata and egg cake. These are the prime flavours of the South Adriatic charter region.
Local honey and a variety of marmalades and jams are also produced on the islands of this region. The South Adriatic abounds in vineyards which can be glimpsed during a charter week in the South Adriatic. Some of the best wine to sample is Dingac, Postup, Plavac, Plavac Mali and Vugava. As an aperitif don’t forget the Prosek or Rakija.