Regardless of where in the Adriatic you charter your yacht, everything is quite close, so you can see plenty of beautiful sites on your sailing vacation in Croatia. To discover the history and culture of this beautiful Mediterranean country, UNESCO cultural tour is one the best options for you. Out of the seven World Heritage Sites in Croatia, six of them are located along the coast, one in the Northern part of the Adriatic and other five in the South. The Southern Adriatic sites include:
- Split – Diocletian’s Palace Built at the turn of the 4th century AD, this amazing edifice has successfully stood the test of time. It is an example of the most preserved remains of a Roman palace in the world. The whole complex was built as a Roman military camp. Today, the most important structures include the Cathedral of St Domnius, other smaller churches, fortifications and Gothic and Renaissance palaces.
- Dubrovnik – Old Town As one of the most popular destinations in the Mediterranean, Dubrovnik is rightfully described as the “pearl of the Adriatic”. It was founded in the 7th century and was a strong maritime power throughout history. The historic churches and palaces in the center were built in Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles. The most characteristic monument of Dubrovnik are the City Walls.
- Trogir – The historic city of Trogir was included in the UNESCO list due to its culture and architectural remains. The city developed under the Greek, Roman and Venetian influence and some of the important monuments are the castle and tower in the medieval center surrounded by walls.
- Šibenik – Cathedral of St James The Cathedral of St James is a triple nave basilica dating back to Renaissance. The exterior frieze contains 71 individualized portraits of Šibenik’s citizens of the time.
- Hvar – Stari Grad Plain Stari Grad Plain was colonized by the Greeks in the 4th century and remains in use today. Ancient walls divide the plain into 24 plots used for grape and olive growing. Some of the sites on the coast are also on the world heritage Tentative List, for example, Zadar and Ston, which are nearby if you want to visit them while exploring the UNESCO trail. Many areas in Croatia are internationally protected, including the parts of island of Mljet or the Kornati archipelago, both national parks. Take the time and explore Croatia’s most beautiful sights aboard your charter yacht.