Croatia, a small Mediterranean country packed with natural wonders, landmarks, and a wide range of fun activities… such as sailing!
The Adriatic is a small sea, a relatively shallow sea, but nevertheless breathtakingly beautiful! Did you know there are more than 1000 islands scattered along the small surface of the Adriatic? Each one of those islands offers unique experiences, and a new adventure! Croatia truly is full of life (as it’s promo says) and the absolute best way to experience it is by sailing its islands.
And luckily you can rent a yacht in Croatia! There are different types of yachts you can choose from. However, if you want to have a luxury adventure, hire a catamaran! Catamarans are perfect vessels to experience Croatia. This post briefly describes a sailing trip aboard a luxury catamaran in Croatia, Lagoon 560.
Upon entering the yacht you really get why this is a luxury catamaran. Lagoon 560 is a large yacht, with 4 spacious, beautiful guest cabins, a luxurious salon, and a fly deck the size of a smaller boat. There’s so much space you can play sports on the foredeck! The back opens into twin staircases which lead directly into the sea, and really comes in handy for a quick (and safe) dip in the clear blue Adriatic. Best of all it’s a perfectly safe yacht, stable, and capable of handling all conditions you can come across in Croatia!
Lagoon 560 is a great charter choice for 2 reasons! First it’s a luxury catamaran, a twin hull, which means lots of space and a greater level of comfort than say aboard a sailboat. Secondly a shallow draft (the depth of a yacht underwater), making even the shallowest areas accessible which is important in Croatia with all of the shallow passages between the many islands.
Now, there are a lot of different itineraries to go with when sailing Croatia. Dubrovnik route is the most glamorous, Split is perhaps the most famous. But if you’re looking for a real sailing getaway, the most interesting one, and the one that really makes use of a catamaran is the Sibenik route.
The route begins and ends Sibenik, a beautiful coastal city in Dalmatia. Sibenik offers culture, food and fun to any “would be” sailor. While in Sibenik, you can visit the St. James Cathedral and the St. Nicholas fortress. Both are famous Croatian landmarks and masterpieces of architecture under UNESCO protection.
Once under sail you can visit some of the most beautiful Croatian islands, such as Kaprije, Ugljan, Molat, and the Kornati archipelago! Kornati are a group of 140 islands scattered on a relatively small area of 320 sq kilometers (124 sq mi). This paradise of stone and sea is one of the rare beautiful natural places left in the world (a large part of the archipelago is a National Park of Croatia). Perhaps the greatest thing about Kornati is that it can be reached almost exclusively by a yacht! That’s why it’s the best place to avoid all the chaos of party tourism, and enjoy a relaxing holiday aboard your luxury yacht rental!
All of the places you visit on this 7 day route are amazing, and just to give you a taste of the experience here is a description of a couple…
Though not exactly in the Kornati archipelago, but “Dugi otok”, there is no denying Telascica is among the most beautiful bays in the world! Telascica is nature park in Croatia, a beautiful bay (or a number of smaller bays), and truly unique. After dropping anchor in the bay, you can walk a short distance to a lake. Yes, a real natural lake on an island, where you can take a dip, and have an unforgettable experience. Another 100 (or so) meters and the island opens to high rocky cliffs for the best possible view of the open Adriatic.
..a sail away from Telascica you drop anchor in Piskera, a beautiful marina in between two small islands of the Kornati archipelago. There you can enjoy both the crystal clear Adriatic, and the amazing natural surroundings, while sipping on a cool cocktail on you catamaran.
All this exploring can be exhausting, but luckily you can enjoy an authentic Croatian specialty in a nearby restaurant in Opat bay. Mediterranean cuisine at its best, with fresh seafood, and probably the best wine you’ll ever try. All of this is a perfect environment. Finally, when the day is done you can find shelter in a comfortable luxury cabin of your Lagoon 560. What more could anybody wish for?
When the weeklong trip is finally over you will leave with a smile on your face, an unforgettable adventure, and a wish to come back!