Sailing in Croatia – Infographic
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Croatia is one of the hottest sailing destinations in the world. This may come as a bit of a surprise to people who are not that acquainted with sailing and who perceive it as a relatively small country.
What they do not know, however, is that Croatian coast is the most indented in the entire Mediterranean. The air distance between the northernmost and the southernmost point of the coast is only 562 km, but in that area, there is more than 5835 km of coastline. Aside from that, there are more than 1246 islands scattered around the Adriatic Sea, which, thanks to its utter beauty, annually attracts a large number of tourists. It is not wonder that the Croatian Adriatic is a paradise to every sailor. Check out our first ever infographic and prepare yourself for an unforgettable sailing experience!
It is very simple to reach the Croatian coast. Most sailing visitors come by plane. There are international airports in the coastal towns of Pula, Rijeka, Zadar, Split and Dubrovnik. Most places on the coast can be quickly accessed by highway. Some of the inhabited islands are connected with the coast by bridges, whereas others can be reached by ferries and catamarans.
Places worth visiting on the Croatian coast are plenty and cannot all be visited in one take. The infographic suggests you some of the popular sailing routes, but there is so much more to explore, both on foot and aboard your sailing yacht. There are a lot of interesting towns, such as Rovinj, Pula, Rijeka, Zadar, Šibenik, Split and the spectacular Dubrovnik. Some of the popular islands for sailors are Lošinj, the stunning Kornati archipelago, Brač, Hvar and Korčula. Always worth visiting are beautiful national and nature parks that offer a break from sailing, for example Brijuni, Telašćica, Krka, Kornati, Lastovo and Mljet.
A perfect sailing holiday cannot be complete without local cuisine. In Croatia, you must try a variety of fish dishes, which are a mix of the Mediterranean cuisine and the Croatian culinary tradition. Pršut (smoked ham) can be an excellent meal aboard a yacht in combination with cheese from Pag, as well as with olives, figs and wine. Wines of the highest quality include plavac, dingač, postup, grk and pošip. Excellent aperitifs come in the form of rakija, a strong authentic brandy. Just make sure you do not drink too much and forget to enjoy the real pleasures of sailing: the sun, the sea and peace!