Croatia

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Croatia is an Eastern European country with long coastlines on the Adriatic Sea, encompassing more than a thousand islands, crossed by the Dinaric Alps and dotted with castles. The major coastal city Dubrovnik has massive 16th-century walls encircling an Old Town with Gothic and Renaissance buildings. Visiting Croatia is a must as it's beauty is outstanding!




"Croatia ( (listen), kroh-AY-shə; Croatian: Hrvatska, pronounced [xř̩ʋaːtskaː]), officially the Republic of Croatia (Croatian: Republika Hrvatska, listen ), is a country in Southeast Europe. It borders Slovenia to the northwest, Hungary to the northeast, Serbia to the east, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro to the southeast, sharing a maritime border with Italy. Its capital, Zagreb, forms one of the country's primary subdivisions, along with twenty counties. Croatia has an area of 56,594 square kilometres (21,851 square miles) and a population of 4.28 million, most of whom are Roman Catholics.

Croatia has been inhabited since the Paleolithic Age. The Croats arrived in the area in the 6th century and organised the territory into two duchies by the 9th century. Croatia was first internationally recognized as an independent state on 7 June 879 during the reign of duke Branimir. Tomislav became the first king by 925, elevating Croatia to the status of a kingdom, which retained its sovereignty for nearly two centuries. During the succession crisis after the Trpimirović dynasty ended, Croatia entered a personal union with Hungary in 1102. In 1527, faced with Ottoman conquest, the Croatian Parliament elected Ferdinand I of Austria to the Croatian throne. In October 1918, in the final days of World War I, the State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs, independent from Austria-Hungary, was proclaimed in Zagreb, and in December 1918 it was merged into the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (renamed the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in 1929).

Following the Axis invasion of Yugoslavia in April 1941, most of the Croatian territory was incorporated into a Nazi-backed client-state, the Independent State of Croatia. In response, a resistance movement developed. This led to the creation of the Federal State of Croatia, which after the war became a founding member and constituent of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. On 25 June 1991, Croatia declared independence, which came wholly into effect on 8 October of the same year. The Croatian War of Independence was fought successfully for four years following the declaration.

A sovereign state, Croatia is a republic governed under a parliamentary system. It is a member of the European Union (EU), the United Nations (UN), the Council of Europe, NATO, the World Trade Organization (WTO), and a founding member of the Union for the Mediterranean. As an active participant in the UN peacekeeping forces, Croatia has contributed troops to the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan and took a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2008–2009 term. Since 2000, the Croatian government has constantly invested in infrastructure, especially transport routes and facilities along the Pan-European corridors.

Croatia is classified by the World Bank as a high-income country and ranked 46th on the Human Development Index. The economy is dominated by service, industrial sectors and agriculture. Tourism is a significant source of revenue, with Croatia ranked among the top 20 most popular tourist destinations in the world. The state controls a part of the economy, with substantial government expenditure. The European Union is Croatia's most important trading partner. Croatia provides social security, universal health care system, and a tuition-free primary and secondary education, while supporting culture through numerous public institutions and corporate investments in media and publishing." Wikipedia






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Sunlife Charter

I have just booked our second sailing holidays with them. Excellent service, good boat, and perfect sailing area.

Waypoint Yacht Charter

The company gave us a broken boat and when we got back they took our deposit. We were expecting some kind of compensation for all the damages the boat had but insread took our deposit with any chance to dialog and wothout giving us any explanation.

Waypoint Yacht Charter

Worst time ever. We rented a boat with them for a week in Summer. When we got there, they gave us a broken boat without telling us. In the middle of the week, the platform from the back broke hurting some of us that were standing there at the time. When we called them to explain what happened they kept telling us to go to some islands that they had someone that could help us. But no one did. On the check out, they didn't want to gave us the deposit back. Never again. They were rude and liars.

Dubrovnik Airport

The airport is under a lot of construction outside. Inside the new building is a nice extension. There’s very little to do airside, one single cafe selling sandwiches. We headed across the road outside to a tiny roadside cafe and grill which served amazing burgers, salads and other options.

Trstenik

We enjoyed our visit to this pretty town. Much nicer than Slano.

Podskolj Buoys

We ate at Steramasi restaurant a very short walk up from the bay. Lovely view over the bay and great service.

Okuklje

A pretty bay well set up with free mooring, wifi, water and electric. Friendly shoreside help. But prefer neighbouring bay prozura for the setting.

Planjak Bay

A beautiful bay. Caution on approach. Very shallow.

Prozurska Luka

A spectacular small bay with a cluster of 15 buoys tomorrow up to.





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Top facilities

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Bruneko Charter
1 . Bruneko Charter

Bruneko is a small family own company chartering boats and renting apartments. Our goal is to provide quality and well equipped boats ensuring pleasant holidays for you.

GTF No1 Charter
2 . GTF No1 Charter

GTF d.o.o. is family company with over 20 years experience in the charter. Our goal is to supply you with a top quality yachting holiday.As we ourselves lovers of the sea, boats and sailing, are a...

Sunsail Yacht Charter
3 . Sunsail Yacht Charter

Sunsail have been at the forefront of sailing vacations for over forty years. Since our very first Flotilla set sail from Aegina in the Saronic Gulf in 1974, we've expanded to destinations across t...

Sunlife Charter
4 . Sunlife Charter

SunLife charter is a family owned company. The company has been operating successfully in the past 12 years. Our base is in Aci marina Split.All of our boats - sailing boats, catamarans, motor yach...

Bavadria Yachting
5 . Bavadria Yachting

Thanks to many years of experience, our convenient prices, lots of new yachts and our qualified staff, BavAdria secured one of the leading positions among the charter companies in Croatia. Marina K...

Sunsail Yacht Charter
6 . Sunsail Yacht Charter

Sunsail have been at the forefront of sailing vacations for over forty years. Since our very first Flotilla set sail from Aegina in the Saronic Gulf in 1974, we've expanded to destinations across t...

Waypoint Yacht Charter
7 . Waypoint Yacht Charter

Waypoint yacht charter was established in 1994 in Rovinj and has bases in Trogir and Dubrovnik. The main goal is to provide clie

Ultra Sailing
8 . Ultra Sailing

Charter fleet made from Beneteau boats and extra cruiser racers. Main headoffice in Split but bases in Trogir, Dubrovnik, and Ka

Ultra Sailing
9 . Ultra Sailing

Charter fleet made from Beneteau boats and extra cruiser racers. Main headoffice in Split but bases in Trogir, Dubrovnik, and Ka

Ultra Sailing
10 . Ultra Sailing

Charter fleet made from Beneteau boats and extra cruiser racers. Main headoffice in Split but bases in Trogir, Dubrovnik, and Ka

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Top Marinas, Harbours and Anchorages

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Lovrecina Bay
1 . Lovrecina Bay

A small bay to the west of Postira offering some unsheltered anchoring.

Sunj Bay
2 . Sunj Bay

This touristy beachy bay on the south-eastern side of Lopud island offers little opportunity for visiting yachts to moor. Anchoring may be possible beyond the swimming area.

ACI Milna
3 . ACI Milna

Milna is situated in the west of Bra, 18 km from the island capital of Supetar. It is one of the most graceful small Baroque towns on the Dalmatian coast as well as the best natural harbour on the ...

Marina Trogir
4 . Marina Trogir

Marina Trogir represents an ideal starting point for expeditions to one of the most interesting cruising areas in the world the attractive Adriatic coast.Service Center Trogir (SCT) aims to positio...

Parja Cove
5 . Parja Cove

A very pretty cove with two buoys and a beautiful house. A fisherman on his noisy putt-putt boat leaves very early in the morning.

Lovisce Cove
6 . Lovisce Cove

A natural bay on the small island of Scedro. It has three forks. The most inland of the two each have a grill style restaurant.

Lumbarda
7 . Lumbarda

This harbour (small marina) provides moorings with basic facilities.

Polace Bay
8 . Polace Bay

There are opportunities to anchor to the north of the bay away from the ferry route into Polace.

Planjak Bay
9 . Planjak Bay

This beautiful bay enclosed by the Planjak islets against the larger Mljet island offer a natural harbour for anchoring.

Podskolj Buoys
10 . Podskolj Buoys

The narrow channel behind the islet may provide good shelter. Buoys are provided by the restaurants.

Sipanska Quay
11 . Sipanska Quay

The pretty village on the south-western side of Sipan island offers a couple of options for limited shore-side mooring.

Marina Kremik
12 . Marina Kremik

The Kremik Marina is located in a picturesque bay surronded by hundred year old vineyards that produce the famous Babis wine. Located south of Sibenik, and set snugly into the land, this marina is ...

Stari Grad
13 . Stari Grad

This natural safe harbour has been developed into a large marina offering a pleasant stay with moorings for many yachts. It hosts a multitude of restaurants and facilities.

ACI Dubrovnik
14 . ACI Dubrovnik

This large marina is some way from Dubrovnik up to the narrowing of the Dubrovacka river. It is a bustling campus of nautical activity due to the numerous charters based here.

Dubovica Cove
15 . Dubovica Cove

A small pretty cove with a nice beach to the east of Hvar and Milna.

Stari Grad
16 . Stari Grad

This natural safe harbour has been developed into a large marina offering a pleasant stay with moorings for many yachts. It hosts a multitude of restaurants and facilities.

Marina Agana
17 . Marina Agana

A pleasant marina at the end of a long natural bay providing natural shelter in addition to a man-made breakwater at the entrance. Home to several yacht rental agencies. Visiting boats are very wel...

Vira Bay
18 . Vira Bay

A small (read tiny) harbour with no breakwater packed with local fishing vessels.

ACI Trogir
19 . ACI Trogir

The marina is open all year round and offers a fabulous view of the charming promenade of Trogir and of St. Lawrence's Cathedral bell tower. Visitors may think that time stands still in this town, ...

Marina Baotic
20 . Marina Baotic

Marina BaotiАр is located in an idyllic location, the central part of the Croatian coast, in Seget Donji. Exceptional location, professional and kind personnel, equipment according to highest sta...

Okrug Gornji
21 . Okrug Gornji

A small local marina hosting local boats.

Drvenik Veli
22 . Drvenik Veli

A small man-made harbour with a few safe moorings.

Bol
23 . Bol

This small man-made harbour provides modest shelter with immediate access to the centre of Bol. Plenty of supermarkets and restaurants.

ACI Umag
24 . ACI Umag

A large marina on the northern side of Umag harbour with good shelter and facilities.

Nautica
25 . Nautica

A newish marina with a modest number of berths based around the large hotel complex. Some additional bouys on the outer break-water near the bathing area.

Spina
26 . Spina

A small natural bay south of Umag near Duba with possible anchorage, no shelter.

Potocina
27 . Potocina

A small bay with possible anchorage with no facilities.

Novigrad
28 . Novigrad

An exposed harbour with some limited mooring along the breakwater and a dozen or so bouys.

Lovrecica Bay
29 . Lovrecica Bay

A natural bay just south of Lovrecica that offers unsheltered anchorage.

Dajla
30 . Dajla

A large natural bay shared with Karigador with no shelter other than a jetty to the north and a small breakwater to the south. Shallow ground on the approach is marked with a cardinal.

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Top Towns

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Sipanska Luka
1 . Sipanska Luka
(Sipan Island )

This village is found at the base of a natural cove near on the western coast of the Sipan island. There is a small channel between this island and neighbouring uninhabited Jakljan island.

Okuklje
2 . Okuklje
(Mljet Island )

This small village on the northern side of Mljet island is to the east of Sobra and is not easily seen from the sea as it is hidden within a curved horse shoe shaped cove.

Prozurska Luka
3 . Prozurska Luka
(Mljet Island )

This pretty village is at the base of the bay on the northern side of Mljet island protected by the Planjak islet and a natural land forming break-water.

Polace
4 . Polace
(Mljet Island )

This is on the north-western coast of Mljet island within the national park and found on the south side of a natural bay protected by two islets."

Milna
5 . Milna
(Hvar Island )

Two places in Croatia have the name Milna, one on the island of Brac and this one on the island of Hvar.

Lumbarda
6 . Lumbarda
(Korcula Island )

A large town on the eastern side of Korcula island just south of Korcula town. Lumbarda spreads around the coastline concentrated within the bay behind Otok Vrnik.

Hvar
7 . Hvar
(Hvar Island )

Hvar is a city and port on the island of Hvar, part of Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia. The municipality has a population of 4,251 while the city itself is inhabited by 3,771 people, making it the l...

Korcula
8 . Korcula
(Korcula Island )

Korcula is a beautiful medieval town, home of Marco Polo, overlooking the long winding peninsula that stretches north form the mainland. The stunning town is built on a small peninsula and accessib...

Komolac
9 . Komolac

Komolac is a village set back from the base of the Dubrovacka river on the south side. It is home to a large natural spring and many charter companies are based here forming a bustling campus of ac...

Bol
10 . Bol
(Brac Island )

Bol is a town on the south of the island of Bracin the Split-Dalmatia County of Croatia, population 1,661. Bol is renowned for its most popular beach, the Zlatni Rat. Wikipedia

Zadar
11 . Zadar

A busy historic old city on the Zadar peninsula with various places to moor up and visit. The city offers a medley of roman and slavic history and it's prominent location has encouraged growth over...

Banj
12 . Banj
(Pasman Island )

A small harbour town on the east of Pasman island.

Betina
13 . Betina
(Murter Island )

A small local village to the east of Murter on the northern tip of the island.

Zavala
14 . Zavala
(Hvar Island )

A small town on the island of Hvar with views of Otok Scedro.

Sibenik
15 . Sibenik

A large historical town (small city) hidden inside the channel fed from the river Krk.

Trstenik
16 . Trstenik

A pretty village on the western side of a natural bay on the southern side of the Peljesac peninsula.

Korita
17 . Korita
(Mljet Island )

This town is set back from the coast but is the most southern on the island of Mljet.

Primosten
18 . Primosten

An old mainland town limited mooring and facilities.

Bobovisce
19 . Bobovisce
(Brac Island )

Bobovics┴a is a village located near Supetar on the west coast of the island of Brac, off of Split, in Croatia. It is connected by the D114 highway. It is located on a cove that branches into two...

Stari Grad
20 . Stari Grad
(Hvar Island )

Stari Grad is a town on the northern side of the island of Hvar in Dalmatia, Croatia. One of the oldest towns in Europe, its position at the end of a long, protected bay and next to prime agricultu...

Vis
21 . Vis
(Vis Island )

Vis is a popular ferry town on the Northern coast of Vis island.

Dubrovnik
22 . Dubrovnik

This city is most famous it's 16th century historic town on the small natural mainland outcrop boasting impressive walls. However the historic town joins the main city which stretches north and sou...

Murter
23 . Murter
(Murter Island )

A large town with a large marina on the northern tip of Murter island.

Umag
24 . Umag

A medium sized town in the north of Croatia, with a decent sized Marina.

Razanj
25 . Razanj

A small village sharing a bay with Rogoznica offering some shelter and mooring.

Zivogosce
26 . Zivogosce

A coastal mainland village with limited mooring.

Marina
27 . Marina
(Mali Drvenik Island )

Marina is a medium sized town in Croatia just north of Trogir up the Adriatic Highway. It is a tourist village with a good sized popular yacht harbour and sandy beach shaded by olive and pine trees.

Kastel Kamblelovac
28 . Kastel Kamblelovac

One of seven castles along the mainland forming part of the town kastela.

Trogir
29 . Trogir

Trogir is a beautiful ancient coastal town near Split. The heart of Trogir is on a small island between the larger Ciovo island and the mainland, while the town spills onto both the mainland and Ci...

Biograd na Moru
30 . Biograd na Moru

A large and busy town with good shelter in a number of marinas.

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