You’ll find a combination of Europe’s fascinating history and architecture, with the Mediterranean’s crystal clear water and sunny climate, in Croatia. It’s also a relatively affordable destination, offering great restaurants and bustling cities in addition to beautiful beaches and stunning countryside.
Hopping between the Dalmatian islands in the Adriatic Sea is an ideal way to explore one of the most unique aspects of this country. Croatia’s unspoiled coastline and offshore islands offer plenty of highlights for luxury cruises sailing this idyllic European destination. Don’t miss:
Hvar Island is a popular summer resort, with 13th-century city walls and the Renaissance Hvar Cathedral. Dubovica Beach attracts crowds of sunbathers, while lavender fields make for a picturesque break.
Pakleni Islands offer secluded beaches and coves.
Lokrum Island is an easy day trip from Dubrovnik. It’s a small island, but well worth a trip for the botanical gardens, dead sea and historic fort.
A cruise gives you the opportunity to visit parts of Croatia’s stunning coastline that aren’t easily accessible by land, giving you the opportunity to visit beaches and inlets that see few tourists. You’ll also get to enjoy time on the water, with plenty of breathtaking coastal scenery. Cruises are available in every port and vary from the most affordable to luxury. If you’re looking for a private experience, there are even exclusive private sailing tours.
If you enjoy SCUBA and/or snorkeling, there are plenty of great sites in Croatia’s crystal blue waters. One of the advantages of cruising is that you can SCUBA or snorkel right off your boat, letting you take advantage when weather conditions and visibility are perfect.
Cruising offers a way to meet locals, since Croatians use sailing boats as public transport. Maybe you’ll make some local friends who can recommend unique local shops, or intimate local restaurants to enjoy delicious and affordable meals.
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