Off the eastern coast of Italy lies the Adriatic Sea which separates Italy from the Balkans and makes the northernmost extension of the Mediterranean Sea. This is a geographically unique region with a warm climate, gorgeous beaches, rich history and hospitable locals. This is one of the oldest regions in the world that has witnessed and experienced many incredible events during history. If you want to get away from the everyday hustle and bustle of life and experience something completely new and exciting, this is the place to go. And seeing it all with the freedom a yacht charter offers is a promise of a dream vacation! Here are a few ideas to help you get started on your yacht adventure.
Throughout your trip, you’ll notice that the Adriatic Sea boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Make sure you take your time and enjoy some sunbathing and dipping in the warm waters all along the gorgeous Dalmatian coast. There are many charming towns and villages worth exploring, and each city offers a unique culture and history, including beautiful Venetian architecture and Roman ruins, lively nightlife, and some of the best seafood and wines in the country. The Adriatic Sea is also famous for its exquisite local delicacies, so don’t miss out on the Buzara – a dish made with mussels, garlic, and white wine; rakija – a type of brandy popular in the entire Balkans; fish soup – a dish made with fresh fish, vegetables, and herbs; and the famous pasticada, a traditional Croatian dish made with beef, spices and red wine.
Pula, the northern gem of Croatia
Deciding on luxury yachts for charter for your vacation ensures you’ll be having the ultimate fun time in Croatia on a trip exclusively tailored to your wishes. You get to select the yacht itself, the date and all the destinations and activities. With so many amazing places to see in this beautiful region of the Mediterranean, why not start from the top? The city of Pula, on the Istrian peninsula in the north of Croatia, will unravel the wonders of the ancient times – you’ll be soaking in the atmosphere around the remarkable Roman amphitheatre, and if you’re lucky to be there in the time of the film festival, you’ll be able to catch an open-air screening inside the arena.
Don’t miss Zadar, Šibenik and Hvar
Next, head for Zadar, passing by the long, thin island of Pag, famous for its lace, cheese, and party atmosphere. Dock in the outer part of Marina Zadar Tankerkomerc and see the city’s museums, boutiques and take in the ambience and history. Make sure you catch a glimpse of the sunset that charmed Alfred Hitchcock while dining in old-fashioned style at Fosa. As you make your way to the Kornati islands towards Šibenik and Krka, you’ll enjoy the stillness and wild beauty of the area. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience a unique rustic lunch between Ravni Zakan and Kameni Zakan from where you can take a dinghy to Konoba Larus. After the splendour of the unspoiled islands of the Šibenik archipelago, head over to the Krka estuary, where you can see the cathedral and fortresses of Šibenik. Another remarkable island on your way is Hvar, a bustling and charming old city. Use your day to explore the magnificent spa facilities of Suncani Hvar, and at night, get ready to party in the city or opt for a quiet private beach.
Sail further to Dubrovnik
Croatia is brimming with destinations that are a must-visit! With so many tiny islets, majestic and popular islands, and coastal little towns abounding with historic importance and modern beauty, Dubrovnik is a well-worthy pick for many yacht lovers. Thanks to its well-developed yachting scene, you’ll surely feel comfortable on the familiar terrain. Allow your crew to manage the yacht while you take a stroll in the Old Town and explore the Lovrijenac Fort, the famous Franciscan Monastery with its impressive library and one of the oldest working pharmacies in the world, established back in 1317. If you’re Game of Thrones enthusiast, you’ll surely recognise some of the architecture that was featured in the series.
Mix with celebs at Sveti Stefan
With a high-class yacht at your disposal, you’ll blend in perfectly with the elite tourists and celebrities that frequent the island of Sveti Stefan (St Stephen). Located in the central part of Montenegro’s coastline southeast of Budva, the tiny islet of Sveti Stefan is a living homage to the country’s glorious history and culture.