Tour Of Eastern Med Destinations #2. Northern Croatia
We are now on the other side of the Adriatic, in northern Croatia. We looked at many different charter yachts based in Split. Two were getting ready to receive our clients!
Split is an interesting mixture of modern marinas and ancient history. There is a Roman palace in the center of town, right on the waterfront. This was built by one of the Caesars in 293 AD, for his retirement. The original outside walls are still standing, though much of what is inside is more recent.
Further up the coast, Trogir is a pretty port and can be a better choice for starting a crewed charter. It’s closer to the airport and less commercial, though the docks can get crowded in the summer, particularly when several megayachts moor along the waterfront.
The many off-islands along the coast from north of Split, all the way to Dubrovnik in the south, are what make this area such a great cruising ground. They vary from barren but spectacular uninhabited rocks, to large islands with several villages, farms and a thriving community. Split and (magnificent) Dubrovnik are the two charter centers. You can start and finish in either one, or do a one way between them. Both have small airports with plenty of connecting flights to larger cities. For crewed boats that cannot start and finish in Croatia (which is normally the case), consider starting in Montenegro, just to the south.
Ed Hamilton & Co can advise you on starting/finishing ports and itineraries, for your particular group.