The coast of Croatia offers numerous offshore islands and some of the most beautiful cruising grounds in the Mediterranean. The coastline is deeply indented and the cliffs and mountains are dotted with stunning medieval villages and towns. Here’s our quick guide to get you started on your Croatian adventure, and with the country well organised for yachting there is no better time than the present to start exploring this southern-European destination. Better still, Fairline 43, a fractional ownership yacht is conveniently located on the Adriatic coast at Šibenik. Potential owners can purchase ⅓ shared yacht ownership for €84,000.
Šibenik: Klapa music on the Dalmatia Coast.
If you’re looking to get away from the bustle of Croatia’s usual tourist destinations, the dazzling city of Šibenik may be perfect for you. Being the home of Motor Yacht Fairline 43, the bohemian city is the perfect starting point for your Croatian adventure. With 24 churches and six monasteries, it’s as though the city is talking to you when the church bells ring. You cannot visit Šibenik without going to watch a live performance of klapa music. A traditional form of a cappella singing – klapa music is native to Dalmatia and in 2012 it was included in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Rustic Taverns and Medieval Castles in Trogir.
A short cruise south will lead you to the town of Trogir, situated on the Adriatic coast in Split-Dalmatia County. It’s around 45 kilometres south of Šibenik. For berthing, ACI Marina is located on the northern side of Ciovo Island and faces the town. It has 180 berths and all have water and power supply. Alternatively, Marina Agana lies on the western side of Trogir bay in the heart of the small village. Discover the tiny city by strolling through the maze-like streets, offering the perfect opportunity to view the unique mix of Romanesque and Renaissance architecture. For lunch or dinner, Konabo Trs offers a unique dining experience, a rustic tavern with a beautiful cobbled courtyard shaded by grapevines. The restaurant serves Balkan cuisines and the signature dish is a must have, a lamb pašticada stew with savoury pancakes. Before heading back to your yacht, be sure to visit Kamerlengo castle. Situated within the medieval walls, the mid-15th century fortress was built by the Republic of Venice.
Dense Narrow Streets and Shipwrecks in Rovinj.
On the second day, cruising for a few hours north will lead you to the west coast of the Istrian peninsula. Approximately 260 kilometres from Trogir lies the magnificent city of Rovinj. The cruise will no doubt allow yachters to discover the Adriatic coast and soak up everything it has to offer. Upon arrival at Rovinj, you will discover that it is a dense medieval fishing town. Navigating through its many tangled cobbled streets may eventually lead you to the St. Euphenia church which dominates the cities skyline. After strolling around the old town for an hour or two, you will find that it is secured by medieval walls with three of the seven historic gates still preserving the historic area. Try and catch a glimpse of all three while observing the houses and buildings that are constructed in a series of narrow streets and small squares. For diving enthusiasts, the wreck of Baron Gautsch cannot be missed. It’s located just a few kilometers from Marina Rovinj. The passenger ship sunk only two years after the Titanic in a tragic series of events.
Sources for weather forecast:
Rijeka Radio VHF channel 04, 20, 24, 81 at: 05.35, 14.35, 19.35
Split Radio VHF channel 21, 07, 81, 23 at: 05.45, 12.45, 19.45
Dubrovnik Radio VHF channel 07, 04 at: 06.25, 13.20, 21.20
Navtex: 518kHz “Q” from Split Radio at: 0545, 1445, 1945
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