The eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea belongs to Croatia but is really nothing more than a series of islands the number and diversity of which makes it a very special and, lately, very popular place to visit. The islands still retain that sense of remoteness that suggests a place that time forgot.
The islands seem made for sailors as they are dispersed as if they had a charter vacation in mind. They stretch along the entire coast running from Rijeka to Dubrovnik. There is often less than ten nautical miles between the islands and the coastline making is safe as well. There are just over 1,000 bays and harbors each filled with berths and anchorages to spend the night.
The weather is classically Mediterranean with mild winters and dry summers along the coast Croatia's coast and its island from Istria and Kvaerner in the north and Dalmatia and are governed by this Mediterranean climate although it's usually several degrees cooler in the northern Adriatic than in the south. In summer, the mean temperature is between 75.2 (F) and 78.8 (F) along the coast. Yet the Istrian interior is somewhat cooler at 71.6 (F). In winter, the coast has a mean temperature of 35.6 (F) in the north and 48.2 (F) in the south. Summer is usually the driest season and winter the rainiest with twice the amount of rain falling during this season than in the summer months. The Croatian islands can be very, very dry in the summer months with the islands furthest from the mainland being the driest. The sunniest island is Hvar which boasts of 2,700 hours of sun per years just in case you are counting!
Since there is so much to see and sail in this group of islands, let us just tell you about a few of the major starting points. Let's start with the jewel of the chain which is Dubrovnik, located along the coast of Croatia near the order with Serbia.
If you start your charter vacation here, you will see ninth century walls rising from the water's edge. This town is one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Europe and miraculously escaped serious damage in Serbo-Croatian War. Within the ancient walls of this city are many, many alleyways and a broad Renaissance boulevard called the "Stradun". This medieval walled Croatian city is over 1,000 years old. Dubrovnik has been listed as a city-monument on the UNESCO cultural heritage register. On your charter yacht vacation, particular sights of interest here include the oldest pharmacy in Europe, located in the Friars Minor monastery (1317).
Well, you get the idea, Croatia is an absolutely stunning place to charter with so many islands to explore, history to see before your eyes and lovely warm days that you can simply not see it all in one short charter vacation. Let the Multihull Company's charter brokers help you sort out the best itinerary for your particular interests here. You can charter a yacht to cruise the Croatian coast to visit the numerous nature reserves and national parks such as the Islands Brijuni, Kornati and Mljet, the River Krka, Plitvice Lakes and Paklenica Canyon.
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