Zadar, the fifth largest Croatian city, sits right in the middle of the Croatian coast. It is smaller than Split and less crowded than Dubrovnik but is just as interesting as those two towns. With its highly indented coast, filled with hidden bays, coves and beaches, it will definitely satisfy your inquisitive nautical spirit.
Charter a yacht in Zadar and go on a quick island-hopping tour, from Silba and Olib in the north to Dugi otok and Pašman in the south. If you're looking for a quiet vacation, book a bareboat charter and fully explore Premuda and Ist islands. At the southern end of Dugi otok lies Nature park Telašćica. Right across Telašćica, you'll see Kornati National Park.
Kornati is the densest archipelago in the Mediterranean. Take your catamaran on a cruise around the islands and they will impress you with their stark and naked beauty. Ugljan and Pašman islands are ideal for those who like to catch their own food while sailing. However, it gets very crowded in ports and marinas during summer so book a berth in advance.
Beautiful Croatia is a perfect sailing destination and a true Mediterranean paradise due to its crystal clear sea with over a thousand islands.
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The sailing season starts in April and finishes in October. However, for experienced sailors, regattas are held all throughout the year, even on New Year's Eve.