icon-tablet icon_arrow_down icon_arrow_left icon_arrow_left_large icon_arrow_right icon_arrow_right_large icon_arrow_up icon_back icon_bullet_arrow icon_bullet_dot icon_call icon_close icon_close_large icon_compare icon_facebook icon_favourite icon_googleplus icon_grid_off icon_grid_on icon_information icon_instagram icon_menu icon_message icon_minus icon_pinterest icon_plus icon_quote_end icon_quote_start icon_radio_on icon_refresh icon_search icon_share icon_star icon_tick_on icon_twitter icon_youtube icon_video_play

Subscribe to our mailing list

Newsletter Preferences

Choose one or more newsletters
No, thanks

Superyacht hotspot: Croatia

A superyacht charter in Croatia is fast becoming one of the most popular places to head to for the rich and famous. With its craggy coastline peppered with pretty islands, ancient towns and azure waters, it is little wonder so many yachts pass through it during the busy Mediterranean yacht charter season.

With this in mind, here is a definitive guide to a luxury yacht charter in Croatia.

Culture

Pula Arena was constructed somewhere between 27BC and 68 AD and it is the only remaining Roman Amphitheatre to have all four side towers completely preserved. It was built when the city of Pula became a part of the Roman Empire. Originally built in timber during the Augustus reign, it was replaced and rebuilt in stone when the emperor Cladius came into power. In 79 AD it was enlarged further to accommodate gladiator fights. The Amphitheatre remained in service until the 5th century when emperor Honorios banned Gladiator fights. It remained dormant until the Middle Ages when it was used for grazing, occasional tournaments and medieval fairs.

It wasn’t until 1932 that the ampitheatre was adapted for theatre performances and concerts – this is how it remains today.

Visitors are invited to wander the ruins and admire the stunning architecture.

Island love

The island of Korcula is by far one of the most stunning for those who love to take a trip back in time. Steeped in historic traditions, wander its narrow streets to discover old cathedrals such as St Marks, head to the Marko Polo Tower or take in one of its age-old festivals. In the height of summer, (July 29th) the males of the island take to the streets to perform the city’s sword dance – Moreška. The dance has been performed since the 17th century.

There are also a wide variety of beaches to take in too, the sandy beach Vela Pržina in Lumbarda and pebble beach Pupnatska Luka come highly recommended.

Rated and recommended restaurants

Antonio’s, Marinkovac Island

Antonio’s restaurant and bar, on the picturesque, lavender-scented island of Marinkovac near Hvar, is a welcome haven of good food on the coast. From deckchairs scattered on terraces in front of the restaurant guests gaze out across the beautiful waters of Zdrilca Bay, enjoying a pre-dinner glass of wine, while meals are served on the large terrace, surrounded by pine trees and fragrant rosemary bushes.

Restaurant Nautika, Dubrovnik

Patronised by celebrities, royals, the international political élite and even a Pope, Restaurant Nautika is recognised as the place to be seen – and eat – in the ancient city of Dubrovnik. Located on the seafront next to the Pile gate, the restaurant has stunning views of the Adriatic and the old fortresses of Lovrijenac and Bokar.

Best Place to drop anchor

Uvala Lovišce, Šcedro, Croatia: This popular lagoon is a lovely anchorage, busy in high season, with several restaurants onshore.

Top secret spots

Mljet Island, Croatia: The North end has a great big boat anchorage, you can explore further afield by tender.

Šcedro, Croatia: An amazingly indented island south of more famous Hvar, perfect to explore by yacht and tender.

Loading content...
Show all results for “%{term}