Cruising has something to offer for everyone, to the young and to the young at heart, to a first-time cruiser to the hardened professional. This is due to the fact that from relaxing pursuits to invigorating experiences, the sailing choices are almost endless. A cruise to a new destination transforms the way you look at the world, and if that destination happens to be Croatia, you will discover places that will remain etched in your memory, long after you have experienced them. For our coming season of sailing, we have delved deep into the Dalmatian Coast to curate some of the most incredible cruising spots to kick-off your 2021-2022 cruise vacation.
Once you see the sights of the beautiful Old Town, a sense of awe is sure to descend on you, irrespective if you are visiting Dubrovnik for the first or the umpteenth time. Few can imagine a city which was shelled in 1991, can bounce back with so much vigor to enchant the visitors.
The foremost fishing village of Pag is in northwest Dalmatia and has a rich coastline full of secluded bays and dense forests. The island is popular with young travelers because of its vibrant nightlife, and due to the easy access after the opening of the road bridge from Zadar.
The magnificent medieval city of Split provides a magical time in exploring such captivating spots as the 4th century Diocletian's Palace and the palm fringed Riva promenade with its breathtaking oceanfront views. The Old Town, surrounding the Palace, is a maze of cobbled streets, with cafes and restaurants lining it.
Located just 17km from Split, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Trogir is home to some spectacular attractions, the most famous being the St Lawrence Cathedral, which itself was constructed in 1213 on the site of an earlier cathedral. The main feature here is the 1468 built St John's Chapel, considered the best Renaissance in Dalmatia.
Brac is not on the radar of most cruise enthusiasts, when it comes to choosing from Hvar, Mljet or Korcula but it has its fair share of admirers. Firstly, it has the most spectacular beach in the Mediterranean, Zlatni Rat, and secondly it is also home to the highest peak in the Adriatic, Vidova Gora, both of which are worth visiting.
This 1000-year-old enchanting fortified city is a popular base for those wishing to visit the nearby Krka National Park. Other major attractions here are the Skradinski Buk Falls and the St James Cathedral. The crowd free coastline, exceptional wines and historic marvels has made Sibenik rise rapidly on the tourist radar.
Nestled between the two big Croatian tourist hubs of Sibenik and Zadar, Tisno finds a spot partly on the island of Mutter and partly on the Tisno peninsula. The famous pebble beach, Jazine, is the favorite spot of locals and tourists alike. Tisno is also a party town and home to some of the most popular summer festivals of Croatia.
The Istrian peninsula is steeped in history and offers an ideal getaway to those looking for some relaxation and tasting fine food and wine. The town's within Istria bear a strong Roman influence, as is evident from the well preserved amphitheatre at Pula.
Considered to be one of the ten most beautiful islands in the world, Hvar has been a celebrated tourist attraction for over 140 years. From boat excursions to Pakleni Islands to the ancient town of Stari Grad, Hvar has everything that one looks forward to on a vacation.
Vis may be tiny in size, but it gets top billing for its 17th century architecture, seafood restaurants and stunning beaches. It takes just 15 minutes to drive from Vis to the other hub Komiza, a major fishing port. The town has remained under the tourist radar as it opened to tourism only in the 1960's.
A region rich in history, natural beauty and still more or less undiscovered, you can enjoy the surreal sunsets, wander the quiet streets, and enjoy the beaches at a fraction of the cost than Dubrovnik. Just a short ferry ride away is Saharun, one of the best beaches in Croatia. With a dramatic hinterland of Plitvice and Krka to explore, there are few people to enjoy it, but that is the beauty of the place.
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