Croatia, officially the Republic of Croatia, is a country on the coasts of the Adriatic Sea, where Central and South Eastern Europe meets. Across its seas lays Italy and is neighbouring countries with Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro to the South East. Its capital and largest city, rooted in Roman history, is Zagreb, located in the North West of the country, beside the Sava river. Croatia is home to an absolute treasure trove of historical, cultural and natural beauty. Chartering a yacht in Croatia offers nearly 2,000 kilometres of Adriatic coastline, peppered with medieval architecture and leafy green backdrops to be explored – and with over 1000 islands and islets to sail between, it makes for a fantastic adventure.
Sailing a yacht in Croatia really does spoil you for choice. The Dalmatian coast, a slender strip to the South East that covers a large portion of the Adriatic coastline, is one of Croatia’s four historical regions, along with Croatia Proper, Slavonia and Istria. Croatia is renowned for the clarity of its waters and awe-inspiring scenery. Hvar, known for attracting the wealthy and famous, is also home to idyllic sheltered beaches, olive groves and fields of vibrant lavender. Vis, one of the islands furthest from the mainland, is popular with those wanting a more serene experience. For those interested in history, the island of Korcula is a must visit. Said to be the birthplace of Marco Polo, Korcula is the sixth largest of the island in the Adriatic.