Croatia is one of the most visited destinations for a cruise whose extensive coastline can not be seen by just one cruise. From the north to the south part of the coast, there are many islands, villages and towns that are beautiful. The surrounding area is surrounded by bays, mountains and national parks that give a cruise a special charm. The Croatian coast is very diverse and the possibilities for a great holiday and even better cruises are a lot.
The northern part of the Croatian coast is quite different from the south. Here is the largest Croatian peninsula, Istria, with the main port of Pula, where most of the cruises on this part of the Adriatic begin.
Istria's history has been influenced by different countries throughout history so that its culture is very diverse. This is a peninsula where at the same time there are lively places and quiet hidden coves that are waiting to be discovered. With its rich cultural and historical heritage, Istria attracts tourists from all over the world, and incredible nature is what is perhaps the most famous. The largest city of Istria is Pula, adorned with an arc-shaped arena that is 6th in size in the world. It is a historic city located at the end of the bay. On the west side of the coast there is Rovinj, a city that is famous for its romantic and medieval streets. In the vicinity of Rovinj there are many opportunities for active holidays. Poreč is a beautiful city that has become a famous tourist destination from a small town. As it is located in an excellent location, it is easy to get to the nearby famous places from the river. The islands of Cres and Lošinj are especially characteristic because a large part of their area covers the forest. Mountain trails are there to easily navigate these beautiful landscapes. In the southwestern part of the Istrian coast there is the Brijuni islands, which is adorned with the beautiful flora and fauna.
Pag is known as 'Croatian Ibiza' which, thanks to numerous festivals, attracts a large number of tourists every year who, with good cruise, want and have great fun on beautiful beac
Kornati is the largest island from the archipelago of the same name in Croatia and is best known for its National Park Kornati. The Kornati archipelago covers about 150 islands, making it one of the best destinations for cruising on the Adriatic.
Skradin is located on the bank of the Krka River and its history takes a long way in the past. The town is extremely popular among tourists; it is decorated with many attractions from which the National Park Krka is best known.
The yacht charter season in Croatia starts from May through the middle of October.
The high season runs from the midof July till the mid of August where the temperature is around 25°C.
During the summer season weather conditions in the Adriatic are generally very favorable for boating. This applies for period from June to September, when the weather is mostly sunny and warm and sea water temperature is more than suitable for swimming.
In summer there is a daily alteration of land and sea breezes. A local northerly wind, the bora, can affect the weather, especially in the winter, with prolonged bouts of strong and bitterly cold winds. Violent thunderstorms with strong gusts are an unpleasant feature of the summer months, mainly in Trieste Bay, Velebit channel famous for the Bura of Senj, Vinodolski channel, Bay of Novigrad. So, if you have not encountered Bura so far, we advise you to reach the nearest harbor. In short, it might be said that where coastal hilltops are lower than 600 meters or more than 4 kilometers from the coast, the mildest Bura winds occur.
The warmest months are July and August, with average temperatures of 25°C/77°F and day temperatures often well over 30°C/90°F
It is always a smart idea to avoid peak seasons, both in terms of charter cost but also to avoid crowed beaches, marinas and restaurants. The following graphs depict the demand* for yacht holiday in respect with average precipitation and average temperature.
To avoid peak seasons while still having comfort weather conditions, start your trip in from second half of June until first half of July or the second half of August until first week of September.
You can fly to Zadar airport and depart from one of the marinas of Zadar,Sukosan Biograd, Murter, Sibenik. Alternatively you can fly to Split and and depart from Sibenik marina.
For the northern part or you can fly to Pula airport and depart from Pula or Funtana.
Alternatively you can fly to Zagreb airport that is the is the largest and busiest international airport in Croatia but is a little bit far from the coast, and start your trip form one of the the marinas located in one of the above cities
Croatia is an EU country, and hence EU citizens require no visa to enter the country, while non EU citizens have to check before travel.
The local currency is the kuna, although some some establishments accept euros. However, the euro is an unofficial currency so it is best to get some kunas for your trip