Croatia - full of life

Not far from the Austrian and German border, a paradise for a diverse sailing holiday awaits – on the coast of Croatia. Located in the northern and central Adriatic, Croatia, which has been a member of the European Union since 2013, offers a sailing area with over 5,800 kilometers of coastline. More than 4,000 kilometers of this coastline belong to the 1,244 islands.


The northern part of Croatia's coast is characterized by its many lagoons. As you sail south, the coastal landscape becomes steeper. Numerous islands surround the peninsula of Istria located on the west coast. Most of the west coast is made up of fertile Dalmatia, which invites sailing holidaymakers on an exciting journey along the coast of Croatia.


It's no wonder that Croatia is considered one of the most attractive sailing destinations worldwide. The Mediterranean climate with summer temperatures of 35°C, the crystal-clear seawater, and the consistent winds enrich every sailing holiday. In the summer, the water temperatures range from a pleasant 22°C to 25°C.


Even at Easter or in September, you can explore the wonderful coastal landscape with a sailing yacht under equally good conditions but with a much milder climate. During these times of the year, the water temperature ranges between 5°C and 15°C.



A sailing holiday in Croatia means being able to enjoy nature away from mass tourism, reaching secluded bays, isolated beaches, diving into the turquoise-blue water and experiencing Croatia's rich and  diverse culture.


You can wonderfully conclude a varied day of sailing at sea with a culinary evening in the dreamy coastal towns. As an aperitif before enjoying the freshly caught seafood, a glass of Sliwowitz, a smooth plum brandy, is recommended. A glass of cool Karlovac, Croatia's famous beer, or one of the many quality wines makes the perfect accompaniment to a pleasant evening.

Highlights along the Sailing Route



Take a break in Split, Croatia's second-largest city, and marvel at the Diocletian's Palace while strolling through the narrow streets of the enchanting old town.



Dubrovnik, also known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic," is a must-see. The well-preserved old town with its massive city walls and historic buildings offers an impressive sight both from the sea and the land.



The island of Hvar is famous for its lively nightlife, picturesque beaches, and historical landmarks. The harbor of Hvar and the old town provide numerous restaurants, bars, and cultural attractions.



The island of Mljet, with its national park in the western part, offers pristine nature, two saltwater lakes, and numerous hiking and biking trails. Explore the bay of Polače and take a walk to the Benedictine monastery on the small island of St. Mary.





Kornati National Park

The Kornati National Park consists of more than 80 islands and is a paradise for sailors. The impressive rock formations, crystal-clear waters, and rich underwater world make this area ideal for exploration and water sports.


Vis and the Blue Cave

Vis is one of Croatia's most remote islands, known for its pristine nature and history. A highlight is a trip to the nearby island of Biševo, home to the famous Blue Cave, a breathtaking natural phenomenon where sunlight illuminates the cave in a magical blue hue.



Korčula is known as the birthplace of Marco Polo and offers a charming old town often referred to as "little Dubrovnik." The narrow streets, historic buildings, and impressive city wall make it a cultural highlight.

In addition to cultural highlights, Croatia also offers excellent sailing conditions and a variety of activities that will make your sailing holiday unforgettable:


Local Cuisine: Enjoy fresh seafood, Dalmatian ham (Pršut), Ćevapčići with Ajvar, as well as traditional liqueurs such as Kruškovac (pear liqueur), Pelinkovac (herbal liqueur), and a wide selection of Croatian wines.


Water Sports: Popular activities include snorkeling, diving, kayaking, and stand-up paddling.


Navigation and Safety: Pay attention to weather forecasts and local sailing conditions, especially the winds Mistral, Jugo, and Bora.



Experience Croatia with the exclusive offer of YACHT-HOLIDAY and book your next sailing vacation today.




Allgemeine Informationen zu Kroatien

  • Area: 56.594 km²
  • Population: 4,5 Mio.
  • Capital: Agram (Zagreb)
  • Language: Croatian
  • Foreign languages: German, Italian, English
  • Currency: 1 Kuna (HRK) = 100 Lipa | € 1,00 = HRK 7,6
  • Ideal traveltime: April - October
  • Religion: Catholicism is the predominant religion. Minorities include Serbian Orthodox Christians and Muslims.

Our Packages in Croatia

[Translate to English:] Segeln in Dalmatien

Sailing vacations from Split or Trogir to Hvar, Vis, Korcula, Brac and Solta


Bay in the national park of Telascica in the Kornati islands

Sailing holiday in the Kornati from Zadar