Without a doubt, the Dalmatian Coast is one of the best places in the world for sailing and spend an unforgettable holiday. Its clear blue waters, the large number of islands and the Mediterranean climate make Croatia a paradise for sea and coast lovers. The best way to enjoy this idyllic land is touring its most beautiful islands sailing.
Any itinerary on the Dalmatian Coast should start from the city of Split, an architectural gem declared a World Heritage Site. Solta and Bra? are the two islands closest to Split. Solta is an ideal destination for all those looking for an idyllic place, full of vines and olive trees. Other of its main attractions are the coves and prehistoric ruins of Roman times. Bra? is a larger island where it is possible to enjoy the sun, beach and the mountain. Here it is necessary to make a special mention to the beautiful and curious beach of Zlatni Rat, located in Bol, also called Golden Cape or Golden Horn, which is a spit of land mostly composed of a white pebble beach, with a pine grove behind the horn.
The next destination is Hvar, the longest island of the Adriatic. The charm of Hvar lies in the mixture of architectural styles, Gothic, Renaissance and its environment that smells of lavender, rosemary and pine. This long island is plagued with virgin forests and white sand beaches. Near Hvar there are the Pakleni Islands, a group of small islands where is typical to practice waters sports such as diving, fishing and swimming.
If you desire look at one of the most beauty spots on the Adriatic you should sail to the island of Biševo, where is the Blue Grotto (Blue cave), an amazing show cave popular due to the glowing blue light that appears when the sun shines.
The next island in this sailing itinerary is Korcula, a green land where abound vineyards and olive trees. In its south coast, you will find many fishermen’s villages such as Pupnatska Luka, where you can enjoy diving, Brna, Prizba and Potirna. You will find nice beaches and coves in all them, some with sand and others with pebbles. From there you can also reach the small island of Badija, where there is a nudist beach.
The last island of this sailing itinerary is Mljet, a natural paradise that offers you green meadows and pine forests. There is also a Natural Park in the island where you can see abrupt cliffs, caves and rocky walls. This is the perfect place if you are looking for relax and tranquility but also want to make some activities such as hiking, diving or fishing.
A sailing itinerary on the Dalmatian islands cannot be completed without a visit to Dubrovnik, “The Pearl of the Adriatic”. This lovely city, surrounded by medieval walls, is an ideal fusion of history and modernity; there you will be able to do many activities such as enjoy its huge cultural offer, relax and sunbathe on the beach or enjoy its day and nightlife.
The best way to enjoy this stunning area is to rent a boat in Croatia. This will give you the freedom to discover the Dalmatian Coast at your own pace, stopping and staying in the coves and spots you like the most.