Central Dalmatia

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The area of Dalmatia is a popular area for sailing with many hidden coves and beautiful coastal villages and towns with the backdrop of mountains.




"Dalmatia (; Croatian: Dalmacija [dǎlmaːtsija]; Italian: Dalmazia; see names in other languages) is one of the four historical regions of Croatia, alongside Croatia proper, Slavonia, and Istria.

Dalmatia is a narrow belt of the east shore of the Adriatic Sea, stretching from the island of Rab in the north to the Bay of Kotor in the south. The hinterland (Dalmatian Zagora) ranges in width from fifty kilometres in the north, to just a few kilometres in the south; it is mostly covered by the rugged Dinaric Mountains. Seventy-nine islands (and about 500 islets) run parallel to the coast, the largest (in Dalmatia) being Brač, Pag, and Hvar. The largest city is Split, followed by Zadar and Šibenik.

The name of the region stems from an Illyrian tribe called the Dalmatae, who lived in the area in classical antiquity. Later it became a Roman province, and as result a Romance culture emerged, along with the now-extinct Dalmatian language, later largely replaced with related Venetian. With the arrival of Croats to the area in the 8th century, who occupied most of the hinterland, Croatian and Romance elements began to intermix in language and culture.

After the Medieval Kingdom of Croatia fell in 1102, its cities and lands were often conquered by, or switched allegiance to, the kingdoms of the region during the Middle Ages. The longest-lasting rule was the one of the Republic of Venice, which controlled most of Dalmatia between 1420 and 1797, with the exception of the small but stable Republic of Ragusa (1358–1808) in the south. Between 1815 and 1918, it was a province of the Austrian Empire known as the Kingdom of Dalmatia. After the Austro-Hungarian defeat in the First World War, Dalmatia was split between the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes which controlled most of it, and the Kingdom of Italy which held several smaller parts, and after World War II, the Socialist Republic of Croatia as a part of Yugoslavia took complete control over the area. Following the dissolution of Yugoslavia, Dalmatia became a part of the independent Croatian state." Wikipedia






Latest Reviews

Vinogradisce Bay
2.4

English translation: "For 41 feet on the buoy 50 euros that is highway robbery. Without electricity water breakfast. There are many charter yachts in Croatia without a sewage tank. So what happens in this bay every morning? I guess 50 - 100 people do their business in the promised bay every morning, mind you." Original review: "Für 41 Fuss an der Boje 50 Euro das ist Wegelagerei. Ohne Strom Wasser Frühstück. In Kroatien gibt es sehr viel Charter Yachten ohne Abwasser Tank. Was passiert also jeden Morgen in dieser Bucht? Ich schätze mal so 50 - 100 Leute verrichten ihr Geschäft in die gelobte Bucht wohl gemerkt jeden Morgen."

Sunlife Charter
5.0

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

Waypoint Yacht Charter
1.0

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
1.5

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.

Lovisce Cove
5.0

We anchored here one night in the left finger of the bay, the other two fingers of the bays have a Konobo each offering grills. During the night we had a beautiful clear sky and out of the darkness a small (tiny) fishing boat with a young man came with bottles clinking as a mobile bar/shop also taking orders for breakfast pastries. Very entrepreneurial!

Hvar
5.0

We struggled and failed to find space to moor in Hvar so chugged on round to the next bay (Milan) and took a red restaurant buoy and had the most amazing dinner during sunset. A lucky find. We headed back to Hvar the next day to stroll around and grab some groceries. An interesting hustling busy city.

Fortunal Charter
1.4

Disgraceful and not a serious company. The same issues as the other people. Complete disregard for you as people, as a customer. Not asking for anything special, just what's been agreed. From the other reviews, our boat was ready at least by 8.30pm but we were waiting for stand up paddleboards for 4 hours. After a pre-agreed 2pm early checkin. Cleanliness is a problem, and no curtains in the cabins. Unbelievable. Dave, New Zealand

Fortunal Charter
1.8

Ugly and disgusting service. I rented Lagun 400 for myself, a child (12 years old) and a wife from July 21 to 28 in Split. The boat was dirty, with a broken fence, without pillows in the cockpit. There are all photos. Boorish attitude of staff. We arrived to take the boat at 14 o'clock, could only get off at 22. Horror. Never again with Fortunal Charter I will not have a charter of affairs and would not recommend it. Sergey.

Croatia Yacht Club
3.0

The crew was great - the company NOT GREAT. No cushions on the boat, skipper and hostess sleeps in the galley so you cannot use the space, luggage everywhere. Times for arrival miscommunicated, not enough drinking glasses on the boat, most of the time you will be on a buoy, and have to pay water taxis. WiFi doesn’t work, no resolution from the company when issues are expressed, just excuses. If you like to stay in hostels, go for it, otherwise STAY AWAY!





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Sunlife Charter
1 . Sunlife Charter
3.7

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
2 . 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...

Sunsail Yacht Charter
3 . Sunsail Yacht Charter
2.7

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...

Waypoint Yacht Charter
4 . 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
5 . 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
6 . 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

Pitter Yachting
7 . Pitter Yachting
2.5

Founded the charter agency in Croatia in 1987 and provides 10 bases for charter across Croatia.

Sailing Forever
8 . Sailing Forever
2.5

A one design fleet of Beneteau First (45' and 35') boats available for complete regatta organisation, flotilla sailing, corporate events, team building and charter.

Navis Yacht Charter
9 . Navis Yacht Charter
2.5

Navis Yacht Charter (NYC) is ISO Certified an innovative company specialized in virtually all aspects of yacht charter and yacht management. First and foremost, NYC offers a unique service organisi...

Navigare Yachting
10 . Navigare Yachting
2.5

Navigare Yachting stands for: A perfectly personalized, carefree charter holiday with top of the notch service, amazing locations and highly trained staff. We are the only Swedish organizer with a ...

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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.

ACI Milna Marina
2 . 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
3 . 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
4 . 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
5 . 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.

Stari Grad Marina
6 . 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.

Dubovica Cove
7 . Dubovica Cove
3.2

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

Stari Grad Marina
8 . 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
9 . 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...

Vira Bay
10 . Vira Bay
2.7

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

ACI Trogir Marina
11 . 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
12 . 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
13 . Okrug Gornji Marina
2.5

A small local marina hosting local boats.

Drvenik Veli Harbour
14 . Drvenik Veli Harbour
2.5

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

Bol Harbour
15 . 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.

Trogir Palace Harbour
16 . Trogir Palace Harbour
2.5

A busy local harbour on the island side of trogir full of local craft.

Sveti Kriz Harbour
17 . Sveti Kriz Harbour
2.5

A tiny harbour behind a strong breakwater for local boats.

Arbanija Harbour
18 . Arbanija Harbour
2.5

A small harbour on the north western side of Arbanija full of small local power boats.

Slatine Harbour
19 . Slatine Harbour
2.5

A moderately sized harbour on the eastern side of the Ciovo island with a long outer breakwater. The inner harbour is home to many local boats.

Gornji Liveli Harbour
20 . Gornji Liveli Harbour
2.5

A small harbour (the only on the southern coast of the island) in the base of a natural bay offering little shelter for visiting yachts.

Donji Harbour
21 . Donji Harbour
2.5

A small natural harbour on the western coast of Ciovo island offering little room for visiting yachts.

Donji Bay
22 . Donji Bay
2.5

A natural long deep bay with some options for mooring.

Poljica Shore
23 . Poljica Shore
2.5

A long shore with mooring to the east of Poljica.

Stari Trogir
24 . Stari Trogir
2.5

A small bay midway between Vinisce and Razanj near the small Arkandel island.

Borak Harbour
25 . Borak Harbour
2.5

A local harbour with little space for visiting vessels. The island offers very little in the way of mooring.

Veli Drvenik Jetty Harbour
26 . Veli Drvenik Jetty Harbour
2.5

A small jetty on the east side of the breakwater provides some sturdy shelter and is nearby two restaurants.

Mala Luke Bay
27 . Mala Luke Bay
2.5

A small forked bay on the south of the main village offers natural shelter in light winds.

Rina Bay
28 . Rina Bay
2.5

A shallow bay on the west of the island with limited anchoring.

Solinska Bay
29 . Solinska Bay
2.5

One bay with two coves offering shallow anchoring on the south of Veli Drvenik island.

Krknjas
30 . Krknjas
2.5

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.

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Top Towns

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Milna
1 . 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.

Bol
2 . 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

Hvar
3 . 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
4 . Zavala
(Hvar Island )
3.7

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

Bobovisce
5 . 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
6 . 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
7 . Vis
(Vis Island )
3.4

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

Zivogosce
8 . Zivogosce
(Central Dalmatia )
3.1

A coastal mainland village with limited mooring.

Marina
9 . 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.

Kastel Kamblelovac
10 . Kastel Kamblelovac
(Central Dalmatia )
3.0

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

Trogir
11 . Trogir
(Central Dalmatia )
2.9

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...

Stomorska
12 . Stomorska
(Solta Island )
2.7

Stomorska is the oldest coastal village on the Solta island. It offers a pleasant environment with local restaurants. The bay is unsheltered and does not hold anchors well.

Milna
13 . Milna
(Brac Island )
2.5

Milna is a village and municipality on the western side of the island of Brac, Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia. The village has a population of 833. Wikipedia

Sutivan
14 . Sutivan
(Brac Island )
2.5

Sutivan is a town on the island of Brac, Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia. It has a population of 759, 93% which are Croats. Wikipedia

Okrug Gornji
15 . Okrug Gornji
(Ciovo Island )
2.5

Okrug is a municipality located on the western side of the island of ╠уБ╒iovo, Croatia. It is divided into Okrug Gornji and Okrug Donji, two traditional Dalmatian villages. It is the centre o...

Veliki Drvenik
16 . Veliki Drvenik
(Veli Drvenik Island )
2.5

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 ...

Mastrinka
17 . Mastrinka
(Ciovo Island )
2.5

Mastrinka is a village in Croatia. It is connected by the D126 highway. Wikipedia

Arbanija
18 . Arbanija
(Ciovo Island )
2.5

Arbanija is a village on Ciovo Island.

Slatine
19 . Slatine
(Ciovo Island )
2.5

Slatine is a village on ╠уБ╒iovo, an island in Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia. It is a small fishing and tourist village situated on the northeastern side of the island ╠уБ╒iovo, only 8...

Okrug Donji
20 . Okrug Donji
(Ciovo Island )
2.5

Okrug Donji provides many opportunities for enjoyable holidays. Countless coves and crystal clear sea, with pine forests, ideal for long walks and relaxing holiday. We recommend that you rent a bik...

Okrug Gornji / Liveli
21 . Okrug Gornji / Liveli
(Ciovo Island )
2.5

Okrug is a municipality located on the western side of the island of ╠уБ╒iovo, Croatia. It is divided into Okrug Gornji and Okrug Donji, two traditional Dalmatian villages. It is the centre o...

Okrug Gornji / Businci
22 . Okrug Gornji / Businci
(Ciovo Island )
2.5

Okrug is a municipality located on the western side of the island of ╠уБ╒iovo, Croatia. It is divided into Okrug Gornji and Okrug Donji, two traditional Dalmatian villages. It is the centre o...

Seget Vranjica
23 . Seget Vranjica
(Veli Drvenik Island )
2.5

Seget Vranjica is a village in the Split-Dalmatia County of Croatia. It is located on the Adriatic coast of Dalmatia, about 6 km west of Trogir, population 1,027. Wikipedia

Poljica
24 . Poljica
(Veli Drvenik Island )
2.5

Poljica is a small tourist town located only 2.5 km away from Marina. It is the perfect vacation place for those in search of a quiet vacation.

Vinisce
25 . Vinisce
(Mali Drvenik Island )
2.5

Vinics┴e is a village and small harbour 12 km southwest of Trogir, Croatia; population 774. Main occupations are fishing and tourism. Wikipedia

Mali Drvenik
26 . Mali Drvenik
(Mali Drvenik Island )
2.5

Drvenik Mali is a town on a small island in Croatia.

Maslinica
27 . Maslinica
(Solta Island )
2.5

Maslinica is a port village on the island of Solta in Croatia in the Split-Dalmatia County. It is connected by the D111 highway. Maslinica has 208 inhabitants. Wikipedia

Rogac
28 . Rogac
(Solta Island )
2.5

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

Necujam
29 . Necujam
(Solta Island )
2.5

Necujam is a bay and village on the island of Solta in Croatia in the Split-Dalmatia County. It is connected by the D111 highway. Necujam has 171 inhabitants. Wikipedia

Sumartin
30 . Sumartin
(Brac Island )
2.5

Sumartin is a port village in Croatia on the island of Brac. It is connected by the D113 highway and by ferry. Wikipedia

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