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 at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe on the Adriatic Sea. It borders Slovenia to the northwest, Hungary to the northeast, Serbia to the east, and Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro to the southeast, and it shares a maritime border with Italy. Its capital and largest city 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 4.07 million.

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. 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, 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 Yugoslavia. Following the Axis invasion of Yugoslavia in April 1941, most of the Croatian territory was incorporated into a Nazi installed puppet state, the Independent State of Croatia. A resistance movement 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 and the Croatian War of Independence was fought 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, the United Nations, the Council of Europe, NATO, and the World Trade Organization and is a founding member of the Union for the Mediterranean. As an active participant in UN peacekeeping forces, Croatia has contributed troops to the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan and took a nonpermanent 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 economy and ranks very high on the Human Development Index. The economy is dominated by the service and industrial sectors and agriculture. Tourism is a significant source of revenue, with Croatia ranked among the 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, and tuition-free primary and secondary education, while supporting culture through numerous public institutions and corporate investments in media and publishing." Wikipedia






Latest Reviews

Sunsail Yacht Charter
4.9

A flawless service, especially given the current covid conditions and restrictions.

Sunlife Charter
5.0

Usually you go to the new place and you are impressed. First time is always the best. Second is worse and third time you change the place. Not with the SUNLIFE. It’s getting better and better prostuff, new boats, friendly and worth of yours trust. Excellent choice for charter company. If there is any problem, they will find fast solution, which will make you more happy on your vacations.

Orvas Yachting
1.6

Worst charter experience we had in Croatia. Rude staff at the checkout and never received our deposit back.

Skradin
4.1

A pretty town with boat tours up to famous Krka waterfalls. Alternatively there is a 1hour 30min walk or hire a bike for 50 kuna which we did. The breeze from cycling was a saviour. If we’d have walked it would have been so hot. The boat was crowded and not a good idea in Covid times.

ACI Skradin Marina
2.1

Totally rude staff working at this marina. It’s big, and looks ok, but the rudeness of the guy we dealt with was shocking. Very rude, and insisted on charging us 400 kuna for a buoy for a couple of hours only (same price for an overnight stop) even when we explained we only needed some groceries. Avoid this place!

ACI Skradin Marina
1.5

No welcome. No answer on vhf. Approached main quay to then be told to go other side. Went other side to be told your can’t just take any mooring’. We only wanted to stop 1 hour to get groceries but minimum payment was 540 kuna (£70) for 24 hours. Anchoring not allowed and buoys were 400 kuna. Really bad service.

Rogac Harbour
3.6

We stopped to refill diesel (as suggested by Sunsail as it’s cheaper on Fridays than Marina Agna), and have been very pleasantly surprised. It’s very pretty. After refilling, we dropped anchor in a pretty Bay, and jumped on our dingy for a tasty lunch. Had a quick swim and off we headed again. Worth a stop!

Krknjas
4.6

We stopped for lunch and found the place very pretty but busy with day trippers. Decided to moor a little way out and then scoot around the shallow areas in our dingy.

Sesula Bay
4.8

Very pretty secluded bay with anchor and shore lines. Konobo in bay is super clean and nice. Great sunset. Walking distance to Mascalinca nearby.





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Top facilities

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Sunlife Charter
1 . Sunlife Charter
4.2

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...

Bruneko Charter
2 . Bruneko Charter
3.8

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
3 . GTF No1 Charter
3.7

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
4 . Sunsail Yacht Charter
3.7

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...

Sunsail Yacht Charter
5 . Sunsail Yacht Charter
3.7

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...

Bavadria Yachting
6 . Bavadria Yachting
3.6

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...

Waypoint Yacht Charter
7 . Waypoint Yacht Charter
2.5

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
2.5

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
2.5

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
2.5

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
3.8

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

Sunj Bay
2 . Sunj Bay
3.8

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 Marina
3 . ACI Milna Marina
3.8

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 Marina
4 . Marina Trogir Marina
3.8

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
3.8

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
3.7

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 Marina
7 . Lumbarda Marina
3.7

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

Polace Bay
8 . Polace Bay
3.7

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

Planjak Bay
9 . Planjak Bay
3.7

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

Podskolj Buoys
10 . Podskolj Buoys
3.7

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

Sipanska Quay
11 . Sipanska Quay
3.7

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

Sesula Bay
12 . Sesula Bay
3.7

A long secluded bay provides some shelter for overnight mooring.

Marina Kremik Marina
13 . Marina Kremik Marina
3.6

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 ...

Krknjas
14 . Krknjas
3.6

Also known locally as blue lagoon, this beautiful area is extremely popular with day trips from nearby towns such as Trogir. The waters get very shallow in places.

Maslinica Harbour
15 . Maslinica Harbour
3.4

The most western safe haven on the island of Solta provides a harbour with a solid break-water and some shore-side mooring. The town provides some good restaurants and facilities.

Stari Grad Marina
16 . Stari Grad Marina
3.3

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.

Magarna Cove
17 . Magarna Cove
3.3

This pretty and remote cove on the southern tip of Zlarin island offers some natural shelter for anchoring.

ACI Dubrovnik Marina
18 . ACI Dubrovnik Marina
3.2

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
19 . Dubovica Cove
3.2

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

Stari Grad Marina
20 . Stari Grad Marina
3.1

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 Marina
21 . Marina Agana Marina
3.1

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...

Rogac Harbour
22 . Rogac Harbour
3.1

This medium sized harbour provides shore side mooring with good facilities and is also the only ferry link to Split on the mainland.

Sicenica Marina
23 . Sicenica Marina
2.7

A few buoys and natural shelter for anchoring in this forked bay.

Vira Bay
24 . Vira Bay
2.7

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

ACI Trogir Marina
25 . ACI Trogir Marina
2.5

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 Marina
26 . Marina Baotic Marina
2.5

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 Marina
27 . Okrug Gornji Marina
2.5

A small local marina hosting local boats.

Drvenik Veli Harbour
28 . Drvenik Veli Harbour
2.5

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

Bol Harbour
29 . Bol Harbour
2.5

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

ACI Umag Marina
30 . ACI Umag Marina
2.5

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

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Top Towns

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Sipanska Luka
1 . Sipanska Luka
(Sipan Island )
4.2

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 )
4.2

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 )
4.2

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 )
4.2

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 )
4.1

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 )
4.1

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.

Korcula
7 . Korcula
(Korcula Island )
3.8

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
8 . Komolac
3.8

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
9 . Bol
(Brac Island )
3.8

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

Rogac
10 . Rogac
(Solta Island )
3.8

Rogacis a port village in Croatia on the northern coast of Solta island in the Split-Dalmatia County. It is connected by the D112 highway and by ferry. Wikipedia

Zadar
11 . Zadar
3.8

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 )
3.8

A small harbour town on the east of Pasman island.

Betina
13 . Betina
(Murter Island )
3.8

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

Hvar
14 . Hvar
(Hvar Island )
3.7

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...

Zavala
15 . Zavala
(Hvar Island )
3.7

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

Sibenik
16 . Sibenik
3.7

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

Trstenik
17 . Trstenik
3.7

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

Korita
18 . Korita
(Mljet Island )
3.7

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

Kaprije
19 . Kaprije
(Kaprije Island )
3.7

A small pretty ferry town with good facilities on the inside of a natural bay.

Primosten
20 . Primosten
3.6

An old mainland town limited mooring and facilities.

Veliki Drvenik
21 . Veliki Drvenik
(Veli Drvenik Island )
3.6

Drvenik Veli (Great Drevnik), along with its smaller companion Drvenik Mali (Small Drevnik) are real nature pearls among other tourist destinations in Trogir area. These two small islands are only ...

Bobovisce
22 . Bobovisce
(Brac Island )
3.5

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
23 . Stari Grad
(Hvar Island )
3.5

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
24 . Vis
(Vis Island )
3.4

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

Dubrovnik
25 . Dubrovnik
3.4

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
26 . Murter
(Murter Island )
3.2

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

Umag
27 . Umag
3.2

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

Razanj
28 . Razanj
3.1

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

Zivogosce
29 . Zivogosce
3.1

A coastal mainland village with limited mooring.

Marina
30 . Marina
(Mali Drvenik Island )
3.1

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.

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