First time in Croatia? Don’t worry, we prepared some guides and routes that will give you an idea of where to go and what to see. Our skipper will also make a sailing plan with you!
Cities you should definitely visit (according to our experience)
The main city in Dalmatia – second largest citie in Croatia, and is the largest city on the Croatia Adriatic coast. The city’s main attraction is its historic core of beautiful Gothic and Renaissance architecture of which the Diocletian’s Palace is the crown jewel. Always sunny, impressive sights, shopping, dining and nightlife all make Split a popular tourist destination. What’s more, the buzzing city serves as a transportation hub to many of the Adriatic islands.
Outside the historic center, tourists will find plenty to see and do including strolling along the seaside promenade, shopping at the lively Green Market, swimming at Bacvice beach, hiking and cycling on the scenic Marjan hill and watching football at the Poljud Stadium. In addition to many museums and art galleries, there is a wide selection of restaurants with cuisines ranging from Croatian to Italian, Mexican and more. Nightlife in Split is exuberant with an abundance of bars and clubs.
Trogir is simply remarkable! It is one of the oldest and most exciting cities on the Croatian side of Adriatic coast. The sculptural artistry on the stone of the town is what makes it so specific. Trogir’s historical core got its place on UNESCO’s list of world heritage sights because of its beauty and cultural value. Walking through the streets of Trogir is like travelling to the time of Grecians, Romans and Venetians.
The small, narrow streets and small village squares, numerous restaurants, cafes, souvenir shops and galleries, along with numerous cultural and music open air events give this town a special atmosphere of the Mediterranean.
Also, Trogir Riviera is assemble of 20 islands, islets, small counties and villages, so you will spend some fantastic time enjoying in numerous beautiful beaches, hidden coves, beach bars and famous restaurants.
Šibenik is in the central part of the Croatian Adriatic Coast, in the picturesque and indented bay where the Krka River, one of the most beautiful karst rivers in Croatia enters the sea. Šibenik today is the administrative, political, economic, social and cultural centre of the County of Šibenik and Knin which extends along the 100 kilometre long coastline between the Zadar and Split Rivieras, extending up to 45 kilometres into the hinterland area, at the bottom of Dinara mountain.
For fans of art and history, we warmly recommend a sightseeing trip to the ancient Dalmatian town of Šibenik. Also, Šibenik is famous for his beautiful beaches, resorts (like Solaris), national parks, sporting goods and great food!
Zadar is an ancient Mediterranean port city. The old town, surrounded by walls and towers on a peninsula, with a new, urban part is connected by a bridge, a symbol of the city.
In a city with the most beautiful sunset, in a maritime archipelago facing a multitude of islands and islets, which protect the city from the strong winds, enjoy the symphony of the Sea Organ and magical urban light installation Pozdrav suncu [Greeting the Sun] near the new harbour for cruise ships.
Zadar is a powerful cultural and economic city whose life is comfortable all year round, but shows all its splendour in the summer. Visit the traditional events or contemporary events like the full moon nights, Zadar dreams, Millennium jump, Kalelarga art… Enjoy the Mediterranean cuisine, taste the sweet Maraschino cherry liqueur, and take a swim from one of the sandy beaches in the Zadar area!
Having visited Dubrovnik, the Irish writer George Bernard Shaw wrote: “Those who search for paradise on earth should come and see Dubrovnik”.
Unique for its impressive medieval forts, churches, monuments and palaces, Dubrovnik is often called the pearl of the Adriatic.
More than a thousand-year old history of Dubrovnik made it a cultural centre of Europe. When you find yourselves in Dubrovnik and promenade along its narrow streets and squares you will come across a large number of sights.
During one of the oldest and most prestigious events, the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, the city palaces, churches and squares turn into unique stages on which musical, theatrical and folklore programmes are presented in July and August.
Dubrovnik is a place of gastronomic delight, and its life in the open air and Mediterranean style are completed with rich and varied culinary choice – the recipes from the past when time was going by more slowly.
Dubrovnik is also an excellent choice for those searching for challenge and active holiday. Entertainment, recreation and sports are available all the year round. Enjoy a jeep safari, horseback riding, canoe safari, kayaking, sailing to the Elafite Islands and a visit to the national park on the Island of Mljet.