Sea & Coast
This historical region bordering the east shores of the Adriatic Sea
is basically constituted of the greater part of the Croatian littoral, the southern part to be precise. Though in ancient times the region of Dalmatia
stretched from Istria to modern-day Albania, today, it’s known to Yacht Charter regulars as having the best beaches in Croatia
Only 50km at its widest point, Dalmatia is a coastal region and thus its relief is made up of coves, secluded beaches, islands and islets, many of which form archipelago, like the Kornati archipelago
. However, there are also high regions covered by the Dinaric Alps, whose slopes are covered in the famous pine forests, with their deep green throughout the year. The water quality is renowned here, which is why so many Yacht Charter resorts are located in Dalmatia.
The vegetation is also made up of Mediterranean
species, especially in the south side. It’s not uncommon to find olive groves and vineyards, as well as some species that belong to a more subtropical climate such as the magnolia. The northern and central part is characterized by a more continental vegetation, with the evergreen forests. Yacht Charter holidaymakers are advised to make their choices accordingly.
The climate too differentiates from north to south but also according to the altitude. Generally, the winters are cold and wet and the summers are hot and dry. In the south the winter temperatures are somewhat milder and less windy than the north or the central part. The best season for Yacht Charter tourists to visit is from April to October when day temperatures stay in the 30s and sunshine all day.
Culture & History
Being a region inhabited since ancient times, the entire Dalmatian coast is virtually littered with small, quaint resorts with white-washed stone house with red tile roofs and narrow roads. These sit hidden in small coves on islands or surrounded by stretches of beach that appeal to the visiting Yacht Charter public.
The Romans, Carolingians, Byzantines, Venetians, Turks and Hapsburgs took their turn in governing this beautiful and bountiful stretch of land and all left their mark in towns or on the countryside. History is the one thing you won’t miss out on this Yacht Charter vacation to Dalmatia
. There are tons of museums, old buildings and remnants of vestiges to be found all along the coast.
The biggest towns and ports in Dalmatia are Split
, Primosten, Rogoznica
and Vodice, incidentally also the biggest points attraction for the Yacht Charter crews for understandable reasons.
Seamanship & Experience
As mentioned, the Adriatic is one of the most beautiful places in the Mediterranean to visit, for its unspoiled nature: the clean water, the clean air and the pristine landscape. There are lots of marinas all along the coast which provide safe mooring at decent intervals, there are plenty of routes to be taken and numerous day trips to be planned. Especially around the central Dalmatia the options for Yacht Charter crews are endless.
There are 8 major winds blowing across the Adriatic but none of them pose any major problems during the summer season when most of the Yacht Charter population arrives on the Croatian Riviera. Added the lovely weather and lots of sunshine, will guarantee a perfect Yacht Charter holiday by the sea.