Croatia has 4 to 5 main sailing areas. Most famous area and for that reason also most crowded and busy is the area around Split and its islands (Šolta, Brač, Hvar, Vis and Korčula).
Starting your sailing holidays from Dubrovnik will give you an opportunity to visit many top Croatian spots, like Dubrovnik itself, stunning Elaphiti islands just outside Dubrovnik, as well as Lastovo, Mljet, and Korčula, not to forget Ston. A tour like that has it all – UNESCO World Heritage Sites, National Parks, unspoiled nature, a lot of history and culture and a unique and pristine traditional island lifestyle.
If you wish to start North of Split, the area between Zadar and Šibenik offers plenty of charter opportunities as well as out of this world sailing routes. Starting from this area allows you to visit Kornati and Krka national parks as well as Park of Nature Telaščica all in one week. Just sailing to Krka National park is an experience on its own as you have to sail up the river and through the lake to reach the amazing small town of Skradin, from where you can easily access to Krka National Park and its famous waterfalls.
There are 2 more areas that are less known and less crowded but offer just as much if not more in some terms as the above mentioned more famous sailing areas of Croatia. We actually believe these are unrecognized gems and would encourage you to include these 2 areas in your 2020 sailing itinerary and really discover something new and stunning – Istria and Kvarner with starting points in Poreč, Pula, Lošinj and Krk are where we like to sail in high season.
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