Marina Kaštela is a modern marina that was recently built in Croatia. Located in the south east side of Kaštela Bay, this marina provides excellent access to the Adriatic Sea. The Marina Kaštela provides secure harbor for visiting private and charter yachts. The closest airport is Split, which is only 7 kilometers away, making this marina an exceptional pick up and drop off location.
If you are near the city of Split then you have to visit the Island of Šolta, this beautiful island lies 9 nautical miles off the coast of Split. Šolta is only 19 kilometers long and has 24 bays that support a multitude of local boats and visiting yachts. When visiting this exceptional spot, try the south coats where you will find the more vibrant coves, bays and beaches. Obviously, when visiting Šolta you have to dine on the local delicacies.
If its beautiful beaches, exclusive bays, and exceptional nightlife you are seeking, then don't look further than Hvar. This amazing 299.6 square mile island is one of Croatia's most popular sites and is a preferred destination of jet-setters seeking romantic meals and wild parties. This island is part of the Dalmatian archipelago and the action is all focused into the Islands namesake city, Hvar. If you want to anchor in a more secluded location, you will find the Pakleni Islands chain nearby.
Korčula is the birth island of Marco Polo, the famous explorer that ventured along the Silk Road all the way to China. The island of Korčula is built over an ancient Hellenic colony, so its history is over 2,500 years old. The island is located in the Dalmatian coast and is connected to the mainland via a frequent ferry. Korčula is renowned for its cultural heritage and birthplace of many a famous artist. The town on Korčula (aptly named Korčula) boasts an amazing red roofline that hides the most delicious local cuisine. Local sweet dishes such as Cukarin, Rožata and Klašun will go well after a classic seafood dish of freshly caught crabs, mussles and angle fish. Local wine is also exceptional, and includes such names as Plavac, Pošip and Rukatac. If you desire to visit around the island you will find Badija, a small islet that houses a Fransican Abbey. There are many small islets dotting the area, so for the more explorative visitor, this is a great place to enjoy.
In 1979, UNESCO added the "Pearl of the Adriatic" to its World Heritage List. This is the amazing city of Dubrovnik. Settled over 1,500 years ago, and completed in the 17th Century, Dubrovnik is situated to the south of Croatia’s coastline, the city is Croatia’s leading tourist attraction. With its multitude of beautiful shops, restaurants and palaces. This 1,970-meter walled city provides you with a plethora of attractions, excursions, and sea sport opportunities that us a must stop site for all visitors to the Mediterranean.
One of the exciting points on the Croatian riviera is Cavtat. This lovely town is located approximately 20 kilometers south of Dubrovnik and like a lot of the Croatian coastal towns is a pearl of beauty nestled in green and surrounded by blue. With over 1,000 years of history, Cavtat harbor is a must stop for visitors, especially when you want a quiet anchor that provides access to some of the loveliest bars and restaurants this coast provides.
Only 17 kilometers north of Dubrovnik nestles "the golden island" of Šipan. This is a historical location, already cited as far back as the 14th Century, and was the preferred site for the rich Dubrovnik residents in the 15th Century. Here, they built beautiful palazzo’s, and holiday villas. Šipan island is the largest in the Elaphiti Islands chain, it’s like a nature reserve, providing lush vegetation and pristine beaches where you can enjoy a relaxing time under the sun.
When sailing to Croatia, you must anchor off Mjet. This is the greenest island, thick with vegetation bordering on clear sandy beaches. The sea life surrounding this island is as abundant as the foliage covering its surface. The residents of this island are renowned for their olives, goat cheese and red and white wines. The northern side of this island is home to the world famous Mljet National Park.
Lastovo Island is part of a 46-island chain off the coast of Croatia in the Adriatic Sea. This pre-historic island now houses around 796 residents and boasts over 40 chapels and churches. That have been raised over the centuries. The island has been an important stopping place for Greeks, Romans and finally Croats in the 7th Century. This is a must stop for the explorative visitor and will provide some amazing views and photo opportunities.
While sailing along the Dalmatian coastline up the Adriatic sea you will encounter the ancient land of Vis, that was first populated back in pre-history by the Greek tyrant of Syracuse, Dionysius the Elder. Issa was the first colony on Vis and ever since then has been populated by locals. The town of Vis is found in a secluded bay and the island is one of Croatia’s best kept secret tourist spots. With its beautiful beaches and hidden coves, dotted with bays and boats. Vis is a must visit for any discerning tourist seeking a quiet respite.
Pirates of Koniza, if you like pirate tales then you have to visit Komiza on the island of Vis. Komiza is a small fishing port with a history of sea going residents. You will find a 13th century Benedictine monastery, as well as a medieval port. Komiza has everything to offer for a visit, wonderful sights, amazing food and amazing stories.
Stari Grad is located on the north coast of Hvar Island. This was the Adriatic’s first settled island town, and in fact one of the oldest towns in Europe with Neolithic settlements dating as far back as 3,500 BCE (Over 6,000 years ago). Originally named Faros by the early Greek settlers, Stari Grad (Old Town) is now a thriving UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site that fascinates visitors seeking more than just culture. Stari Grad provides amazing local delicacies in old town taverns, and a lot of lovely cozy spots to sip local wine while enjoying the views that have been watched by visitors over centuries.
If its quaint its Vrboska, a small village on the Island of Hvar. Vbroska is located on the northern coast of Hvar, nestled in a deep enclave, it is called “Little Venice” due to the multiple bridges built around this small town. This fishing port was built in the 15th century and provides some amazing photo opportunities.
Brač Island is the third largest island in the Adriatic. This island provides visitors with ample local culture, gastronomy, bays and beaches. There are many great hotels for all budgets, and when visiting this lovely jewel you will be completely immersed in Adriatic culture.
Bol is the oldest town on Split island, and the Ztalni Rat beach is world famous, and the best known and most beautiful beach in Croatia. Bol is always full in season.
The UNESCO World Heritage List contains the beautiful town of Trogir. Trogir is a town with two embankments and is located 25 kilometers north of split. Trogir provides visitors with astounding Renaissance, baroque and Romanesque architecture mixed together and is considered to be one of the best maintained medieval towns in Europe. There is so much to see in Trogir that you need to visit to truly experience all that is has to offer.
Your luxury yacht charter ends early-morning after breakfast and you are likely to already have some lovely memories of your time in the stunning waters of the Dalmatian Coast.