The North Adriatic in 14 Days
Guests can board their yacht in mid-afternoon in Marina Kaštela.Marina Kaštela is a recently built marina in Croatia. It is situated on the south east side of Kaštela Bay. The bay is shielded by Kozjak Mountain from the north while the Marjan Peninsula and the Čiovo Peninsula guard the bay’s southern side. Due to its outstanding geographical position in the central Adriatic and its expert project design our marina is a safe harbor for private and charter operated yachts a pleasant place to spend your holidays enjoying a Mediterranean climate.
Solta Island is now almost a suburb of Split. It lies just a short distance away, and itself measures around 20 kms by 5 kms. With 24 bays on the Island, it is a paradise for yachtsmen with so many good places to anchor. The best bays are on the southern shores which are only really accessible from the sea. Divers will find great waters while those just enjoying lying on the beach will find few better places. Cyclists can explore the island and will enjoy the experience.
Maslinic Village on the west coast of Solta is sheltered by six small islands that sit in a group. Some of the westerly winds are fairly strong at times and a breakwater extending from the south provides great protection. A popular anchoring place with good facilities, including water and electricity, you should try to arrive early to avoid disappointment. Sunsets are good here so spend some time wandering around and wait until the sun sinks over the horizon.
The archipelago that has become the Kornati Islands National Park is made up of nearly 100 islands. It is difficult to imagine a better place for sailing. Located just a short distance north west of Kaprije, yachts need to buy a ticket in order to sail in these waters. They can be bought in advance or from rangers in locations within the Park. There are few better places for simply relaxing and cruising amongst the islands, exploring the many coves and bays. Ravni Zakan is a good island for mooring overnight if you wish to enjoy lovely local cuisine.
Lošinj in the Kvarner Gulf in the Northern Adriatic is known for its lush vegetation and wonderful bays. This Croatian Island has been welcoming visitors for many centuries. Known as the ‘’Island of Vitality’’, visitors have sought to reinvigorate body and mind. The largest town is Mali Losinj in the centre of the Island. Its natural harbour is surrounded by lovely traditional town houses below forested slopes. No one will regret stopping a while to see more of the Island.
Pula is a large city on the Istrian Peninsula of Croatia. It has a rich history with excellent examples of Roman architecture which are one of its real attractions, especially the very well preserved amphitheatre which is still in use during the summer. There is more than just history however because many excellent beaches add to the beauty of the area.
Rovinj is a popular tourist resort in Istria, Croatia. It is on the west coast and has gained a reputation as one of the most beautiful towns in the Mediterranean. The tourist infrastructure is excellent and visitors can expect the finest cuisine as just one aspect of this infrastructure. The Old Town has protected status because of its historical importance.
Some 14 little islands make up the archipelago known as the Brijuni islands. They lie off the south west coast of Istria close to Pula. The islands have become a holiday resort as well as a Croatian National Park. The Brijuni Archipelago has well preserved Mediterranean vegetation as its typical landscape.
Cres is a northern island in the Kvarner Gulf, the largest island in the Adriatic. Although only a little over 2 kilometres wide, it is 66 kilometres long. Lake Vrana is a freshwater lake on the Island which is among the deepest in the whole of Eastern Europe. Those interested in flora and flora will delight in its many endemic species.
Opatija is established itself as a year-round resort. It is a town on the Gulf of Kvarner, and the wellness and spa centres in the region attract significant numbers even in the middle of winter. The coastline is very picturesque, largely rocky but there are some excellent beaches. Other attractions are the cultural monuments, villas, green parks and lovely local cuisine.
Krk in the northern Adriatic Sea, is an island close to Rijeka in the Bay of Kvarner. A large and diverse island, there is plenty to attract the visitor; small towns with history dating back many centuries, rural villages unaffected by tourism but modern well-equipped beach facilities. By night, there are lively bars and clubs after a relaxing day in one of the secluded bays. You can still enjoy a quiet time however in one of the restaurants serving excellent local cuisine.
Zadar is a beautiful Dalmatian City which is famous for its historical and cultural content. Tourists visit in numbers and they enjoy the ramparts that leave them imagining the place in ancient times. The architecture is a mix of cultures, some Renaissance and others more modern. The famous Sea Organ was the first of its kind in the world.
Trogir is a picturesque historic town and harbor on the Adriatic Coast in Croatia. Today, being situated 25 kilometers north of Split, it is part of the greater Split metropolitan area. It is on the UNESCO World Heritage List as it is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe. Trogir is surrounded by medieval walls, and has many beautiful buildings that testify to its rich history.