The beauty of the Adriatic sea, coupled with Croatia’s mix of modern chic and authentic Mediterranean, is the reason it is known today as one of the world’s greatest spots for sailing.
Croatia is still relatively cheap too with its own currency (the Kuna), meaning eating out is a fraction of the price (despite Croatia still being part of the EU). By far the best way to see the islands is by cruise boat, but don’t forget there are plenty of things to see and do on land too! Let’s take a look at what you can discover on a cruise around Croatia.
Cruising Around Croatia
Dubrovnik is quickly becoming well known for being the set of the award winning HBO series, Game of Thrones, but it’s not just the promise of dragons and danger that draw visitors back again and again.
On entering Durbovnik by boat, you might think you have stepped back in time with its sun drenched atmosphere and Baroque churches. Stepping onto the shore, limestone paving leads the way through the Old Town where you can enjoy dishes like pizza, pasta and fresh off the boat shellfish from a local restaurant. The local dish of Dubrovnik is capon (young rooster) which you will be expected to wash down with local wine.
After dinner, admiring Dubrovnik’s beautiful views from afar has never been easier, as visitors will find a 412 metre cable car at the summit of Mount Srd which gives you sensational views of the city.
Bustling and chaotic Split harbour is an exciting place to stop over and well worth an overnight stay because of its vibrant night life- perfect for younger travellers.
Split harbour is lined with tiny local restaurants and seafront stalls selling incredible fresh seafood. Be sure to visit UNESO heritage site Diocletian’s Palace whilst you’re on the mainland- only, 1km from the port of split terminal. The palace lies in a bay on the south side of a small peninsula running out from the Dalmatian coast.
When you find yourself back at sea, the cruise liner will likely sail South to Makarska and Pelješac peninsula for a refreshing swim before spending the rest of the afternoon soaking up the sun on the deck. Just sit back with a cold beer or glass of wine and relax.
From Split, you can sail on into the Med and visit Greece, with Athens just a four day sail away via Albania and Montenegro (don’t miss a swim in Montenegro’s Kotor Bay whilst you’re there!) Just check out the many cruise deals available and make your Adriatic dream a reality.
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