The most charming city of Dalmatia is located in the south of Croatia. Dubrovnik is a coastal city on the Adriatic Sea that offers culture and tourism together with beach time and if you want, sailing time too. Also called as “The pearl of the Adriatic”, Dubrovnik joined the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1979 for its Cathedral, the ancient City Walls and the medieval Old Town.
From the main port you have an amazing panoramic of the city: the sea that ends where the walls begin, a mount behind and awesome medieval streets where time does not go by. You can find beautiful beaches and stone coves and of course a Mediterranean vegetation where hiking and similar activities are a good choice. Yacht charter in Dubrovnik can be a great destination to visit this old city and sail around the magic islands in Croatia.
The climate in Croatia is mild in winter and very hot in summer with annual temperatures between -2ºC-35ºC. The best season for sailing in Dubrovnik is summer if you want to get the most out of your beach time, sun and sea. If you like to do more sightseeing but also enjoy the beach, spring and autumn are perfect. Temperatures in this Croatian region, usually never go down more than 20ºC, offering 2675 annual sunshine hours.
What should you not miss in Dubrovnik?
While you are leaving your boat in the main port of the city (Marina Dubrovnik) you definitely need to enjoy all its sightseeing places, shopping areas, cuisine, nightlife and its natural sites. Here we recommend you some top places to visit during your sailing vacation in Dubrovnik.
- Old Town: medieval streets and charming places.
- Placa or Stradum Street: it is the main street of Dobrovnik.
- Pile Gate : one of the 1 entry doors that gives access to Stari Grad (old town)
- The Cathedral: a treasure from the 6th century.
- The Clock Tower: one of the most important buildings.
- Rector Palace:old residence of the Duke.
- The fountain of Onofrio: situated just inside the main entrance to the old city.
- The church of St: Blaise: baroque church
- The islet of Lokrum: an amazing natural area with tropical plants and ruins of a Benedict Monastery.
Sailing in Dubrovnik and the Elaphiti islands:
The city of Dubrovnik offer lovely islands around the coast area where sailing can be a real pleasure. Most of the people take a ferry during a few hours to visit the main ones but this option, does not offer enough time to swim or enjoy them. During your yacht charter in Dubrovnik you can visit the following islands: Daksa, Kolocep, Sv. Andrija, Lopud, Ruda, Sipan, Jakljan, Tajan and Olipa. The Elaphiti islands are named like that because of the Greek meaning “islands of deers” and are beautiful places with forests, small bays and stone coves with turquoise waters where you can swim and enjoy your vacation. Rent a boat in Dubrovnik and get the most out of this experience.