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Top 10 Charming Croatian Harbours And Marinas

The unique charm of the Croatian coast, which combines stunning natural beauty and vibrant historical towns, leaves a lasting impression on all who visit this popular summer destination. Millions of tourists spend their holidays swimming in the warm Adriatic, lounging on some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe and sailing the nearly 1,000 Croatian islands.

Ladislav - 25 October 2020

Šibenik Sailing Itineraries - Explore Croatia's Oldest Native Coastal Town

Šibenik, a historically significant coastal city in Croatia, is situated where the river Krka flows into the Adriatic Sea. Šibenik is the third-largest city in the Croatian region of Dalmatia and serves as a transport, industrial, cultural and tourist hub of central Dalmatia. Unlike other towns on the Adriatic coast, which were founded by the ancient Romans or Greeks, Šibenik was established by Croats and is the oldest native Croatian coastal town. The first mention of the city dates back to 1066, to a Charter of the Croatian King Petar Krešimir IV, who made Šibenik the capital of his kingdom. That is why Šibenik is also referred to as "Krešimirov grad" (Krešimir's city). Šibenik is a city rich with history, cultural heritage and impressive architecture. The main church in Šibenik, the Cathedral of St. James, is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Šibenik is also famous for its four fortresses: St. Nicholas Fortress, St. Michael's Fortress, St. John Fortress and Barone Fortress, all strategically placed across the city area. Each of them offers views of the city, sea and nearby islands and attracts thousands of tourists each year.

Ladislav - 17 September 2020

Sukošan Sailing Itineraries - The Gateway To Croatia's National Parks

Sukošan is a small Croatian coastal town located in the Zlatna Luka bay, some 10 km southeast from the city of Zadar. This quaint Dalmatian town with a population of only 3,000 has a rich tourism history, which has been growing since the 1920s. Similar to most towns on the Adriatic, Sukošan boasts a rich history, spanning back to the ancient Romans. There are several well-preserved churches worth visiting, as well as the remains of old city gates and walls. Sukošan also makes an ideal starting base for you sailing holiday due to its proximity to several National Parks like the National Park Kornati, National Park Paklenica, Plitvice Lakes National Park and nature parks Telaščica. For those looking for more culture, historical cities of Zadar and Šibenik are a short car ride away. Sukošan is also home to one of the biggest marinas on the Croatian side of the Adriatic, the Marina Dalmacija. The marina offers 1,200 berths and 500 dry berths, and it even has its own private beach.

Ladislav - 13 September 2020

Biograd Sailing Itineraries - The Best Way To Croatia's National Parks

Biograd na Moru, often referred to as Biograd, is a small coastal town located in central Dalmatia. The town is nestled between two big Croatian coastal cities, sitting 30 km south of Zadar and about 50 km north of Šibenik. Biograd sits in the Pašman bay, just opposite the island of Pašman. Due to its location and proximity to several national and nature parks, Biograd has developed a robust nautical infrastructure. Following the latest expansions and upgrades, the Kornati Marina in Biograd now boasts 805 berths, out of which 70 are dry berths. The marina is also a proud recipient of the Blue Flag. A symbol of its high standard in the protection of the sea and coastline around it. It is the 6th year in a row that the award has been received. Biograd is a perfect starting location for exploring some of the most beautiful spots on the Croatian coast and an ideal start of an unforgettable sailing holiday. 

Ladislav - 13 September 2020

Istria and Kvarner Sailing Itinerary - The Ultimate in Peace and Tranquility

The Croatian region of Istria is located on the largest peninsula in the Adriatic, which bears the same name. The Istrian peninsula is situated between the Gulf of Trieste and the Kvarner Gulf. Istria is a diverse region with a mountainous interior, fertile valleys and a beautifully indented coast. Due to its rich history, heavily influenced by the ancient Romans and later the Venitian Republic, Istria is filled with significant historical landmarks and beautiful architecture. Today, Istria attracts food and culture seeking visitors, looking to experience exquisite local dishes and world-famous wine. Music festivals and concerts organised in bigger cities like Pula, Rovinj or Umag attract lots of visitors from all around Europe each summer. Despite its northern location, Istria still enjoys a Mediterranean climate, and its beautiful coast and islands present an

Ladislav - 07 September 2020

Vis Sailing Holidays

The Croatian island of Vis sits southwest of the island of Hvar and west of the island of Korčula. It is located just 60 NM from the Italian coast, making it the furthest island from the Croatian coast. This charming island, famous for its fishing industry, boasts a rich history. The island originally got its name from the Greek settlers who founded a colony here in the 4th century BC and named it Issa. Following Greek rule on the island was succeeded by the ancient Romans, and then another dominant force in the Mediterranean, the Venetian Republic, ruled from the 15th century until the end of the 18th century. The local dialect also dates back to this time with its Venetian origin. During the second half of the 20th century, the island was used as a Yugoslavian military base which saw the island isolated from all foreign visitors until 1989. However today Vis is a popular tourist destination, attracting visitors with its spectacular beaches, unspoiled nature and rich cultural history.

Ladislav - 26 August 2020

Zadar Sailing Guide

Zadar is a Croatian coastal city located in the region of Dalmatia. Zadar’s central location on the Croatian coast makes this historic city an ideal starting location for your sailing holiday. Before you set sail, take a day or two and explore this beautiful city on the Adriatic coast. The city is heavily influenced by its previous rulers, first the Romans and later on the Venetian Republic. The well-preserved remains of the Roman Forum are a popular tourist attraction. Zadar was later heavily fortified during the rule of the Venitian Republic which led to the city being included on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list as part of Venetian Works of Defence. Today, Zadar attracts visitors with its rich cultural scene and numerous festivals and exhibitions. Recently-built art installations like the Sea organ or Sun Salutation transformed the city’s waterfront into a popular destination. Here you can enjoy the sounds of the sea while witnessing spectacular sunsets. As the night approaches, popular Zadar nightclubs, bars and restaurants eagerly await all looking for a good time.

Ladislav - 26 August 2020

Trogir Sailing Itinerary - A UNESCO World Heritage Treasure

Trogir is a coastal town in the Croatian region of Dalmatia, located just 30 km west from the city of Split. This historic city sits on a small island between the Croatian mainland and the island of Čiovo, separated from the mainland by canals. Trogir was founded by Greek colonists from the island of Vis in the 3rd century BC. The Greeks were later succeeded by the Romans, who developed Trogir into an important port on the Adriatic. After several centuries of turmoil, Trogir came under the rule of the Venitian Republic, where it prospered for nearly 400 years. During that time, Trogir developed a strong economy and became one of the most important cities in the Adriatic. Under Venitian rule, Trogir created numerous works of Renaissance art and architecture, many of which can be seen today. Trogir’s high concentration of palaces, churches, and fortifications led to the city’s inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997. Today, Trogir is a popular tourist destination, equally attracting families, sailing enthusiasts and culture-seeking tourists. Sailing enthusiasts visiting here will appreciate the well-protected marina and the proximity to famous Croatian islands of Hvar, Brač and Korčula.

Ladislav - 26 August 2020

Vis Destination Guide - All You Need to Know

The Croatian island of Vis is the farthest inhabited island off the Croatian mainland, located just 60 NM from the Italian coast. The island sits just west of the island of Hvar and 25 NM away from the island of Korčula to the east. Greek settlers founded a colony in the 4th century B.C. and named it Issa, which is how the island got its name. Like many other ancient settlements on the Croatian coast, Greek rule on the island was succeeded by the Romans. Until the end of the 18th century, the island of Vis was under the rule of the Venice Republic. During their ruling, large settlements of Komiža and Vis developed along the coastline. The Venetian influence is noticable in architecture found on the island, while the specific dialect spoken locally is Venetian in origin. Due to its strategic location, the whole island was used as a Yugoslavian military base which saw the island isolated from all foreign visitors until 1989.

Ladislav - 20 July 2020



The Ultimate Furnari Sailing Guide - Explore Sicily

Founded in the 14th century, Furnari sits near the northeast coast of Sicily, 55 kilometres west of Messina and 180 kilometres east of Palermo. The town overlooks the valley north towards the Tyrrhenian Sea and offers stunning views of the mountains to the south. Here you will be absorbed by the slow pace of everyday life and relaxed atmosphere, typical of the small Sicilian village.

Ladislav - 18 April 2021



Greece Destination Guide - The Cradle of Western Civilisation

Greece, located in southern Europe, is the southernmost country on the Balkan Peninsula. It is home to over 2,000 islands and has the longest coastline in the Mediterranean, and the 11th longest in the world. Despite its extensive coastline, 80% of Greece is mountainous. Mythical Mount Olympus is the highest peak in Greece, standing at almost 3,000 m. These geographical features forced the ancient Greeks to focus their expansion towards the sea. A mighty maritime nation, Greeks settled many colonies throughout the Mediterranean. They established trade connections with Africa and Asia and created some of the earliest naval charts and maps known today. Ancient Greeks were spread across various independent city-states, known as polis. The most prominent and most influential were the city-states of Athens and Sparta. Often referred to as the cradle of Western civilisation, ancient Greece is home to some of the most brilliant political, philosophical, architectural, cultural and military minds in all of human history.

Ladislav - 26 February 2021



Canary Islands Destination Guide - Year-round adventure

Nestled in the Atlantic Ocean, about 100 kilometres off the coast of Africa and a full 1,000 kilometres away from the Spanish mainland, Canary Islands are a mesmerising volcanic archipelago full of natural beauty. A truly unique region of Spain, tucked far away from its mainland, Canary Islands are a tropical oasis that almost touches the African continent. You will be welcomed by intoxicating lush forests, towering volcanoes and their surrounding lunar-like landscapes, stunning sandy coves and dunes.

Ladislav - 03 May 2021