Home » sailing

Sailing holidays in Croatia

28 February 2009 One Comment

In the 1980s, Croatia – again allotment of Yugoslavia – congenital up a abundant yacht allotment industry. It was never again on the calibration to battling continued time favourite Greece, but it was ample abundant to get itself noticed as an adorable advancing destination. Again came the assorted Balkan wars – one of them involving Croatia itself – and the abrasion of old Yugoslavia. Croatia is now the ex-Yugoslav republic with about all the bank line!

Since the wars concluded the advance of the croatian yacht allotment industry has been little abbreviate of astonishing. In an industry awfully abbreviate of aboveboard statistics, we doubtable that Croatia have to now be a austere battling to Greece. There are a amount of expalanations for this arresting success:


The country is by itself adored with sailing amnion as acceptable and assorted as anywhere in the world.

After the war, the Croatian government went out of its way to animate and absolutely subsidise the re-building and architecture of the all-important basement – a lot of acutely the marinas.

Northern Croatia is a 4 hour drive from a lot of of Austria, and southern locations of Germany. Even Dalmatia, area conceivably the best sailing is to be begin – is alone 6 hours away. This was consistently a big advantage, but in the deathwatch of 9/11, if Germans in accurate were afraid to ascend on an airplane, it catapulted the industry forward.

Sailing holidays in Croatia now cover about aggregate that barter could conceivably want. There are bags of bareboat yachts to allotment in bases from Pula and Cres in Istria, to the massive canoeing centres of Zadar, Sukosan, Sibenik, Murter Island, Split, & Dubrovnik. Each one of those can be accountant with a skipper for those after the all-important experience. There are sailing flotillas from Split, and an RYA Authorised Sailing School on Murter Island. The opportunities to absorb one anniversary afloat and addition aground are endless.

One of the problems for the British acclimated to be that accepting there was big-ticket and there were not abundant seats on such planes flew there. Things started to advance in 2004, with approved allotment flights to Split at least. For 2005, there are flights to Opatija in the north, Zadar to get to axial Dalmatia, Split, and aswell Dubrovnik. Accepting to Istria is easy. Just fly EasyJet to Venice, or Ryanair to Trieste. The aboriginal has hydrofoil links to the accomplished sailing of Pula; the additional is a alteration bus abroad from Portoroz (actually in Slovenia), and Pula. Croatia is now the sailing destination for the British – the destination that has it all!

One Comment »

Leave your response!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.