Croatia is one of the best nautical destinations in the world. With 1,244 islands, of which 67 are inhabited, and many beautiful towns on the Croatian coast, this European maritime attraction is a top destination for those who love the sea.
Croatia is a land of thousand islands, stunning natural diversities, wonderful nature and rich heritage.
It abounds in natural beauty, islands, national parks, monuments such as Diocletian’s Palace in Split, cities of Trogir and Dubrovnik and many other sights. The greatest peculiarity is the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea, which is, as reported by the European Environment Agency, the second cleanest sea in Europe. A mild Mediterranean climate with 2400 to 2800 hours of sunshine per year contributes to natural beauty and picturesque Croatian coast, making it one of the sunniest European coasts. Many features of Croatia will delight and charm you. The unique harmony of natural beauties, the waters which are considered a paradise for yachtsmen, a wealth of cultural heritage and accessibility and warmth of people make Croatia an ideal destination for your nautical adventure.
Did you know (a few interesting facts about Croatia):
- … A tie, now an indispensable male but also a female accessory, is named after a part of the uniform of Croatian soldiers in the Thirty Years’ war
- … Nearly 10% of Croatian territory is protected within 11 nature parks, 8 national parks and two strict reserves.
- … Hum in Istria is known as the smallest city in the world.
- … The latest archaeological findings, dating from about 6300 BC., show that Vinkovci (Slavonia) is the oldest European city, with an urban continuity older than eight millennia.
- … The biggest truffle in the world, weighing 1.31 kg, was found in 1999 near the village Livade in Istria, and in 2000 it was recorded in the Guinness Book of Records.
- …Operation of an MP3 player, which embellishes lives of many people with music, is based on the invention of a Croatian programmer Tomislav Uzelac.
Dalmatia is the largest tourist region in Croatia, and is widely known for its many islands, picturesque coastline and mild climate that represent the foundation of the development of nautical tourism.
Dominated by a karst relief of the Dinarides, and the climate is mostly Mediterranean, or sub-Mediterranean with associated vegetation communities. Diversity, natural resources, national parks and an incredible wealth of cultural monuments and historical heritage make this region a leader in the Croatian tourism. This is the region of Croatia whose monuments and history tell the story better than any book. In coastal cities there are many artists and rulers who left their legacy from both cultural and the socio economic aspect.
Did you know (a few interesting facts about Dalmatia):
- …that the Dubrovnik Republic was the first country to recognize the independence of the United States
- … that the oldest municipal theatre in Europe was built in Hvar in the year 1612
- … that Zlatni Rat beach in Bol changes its shape depending on the wind
- … that Hvar lavender is the finest example of this fragrant plant in Europe. It is grown in ideal conditions on the island of Hvar and due to its medicinal properties and intoxicating scent it is recommended against stress, headaches, for boosting immunity…
Trogir is situated in the heart of Dalmatia on the Adriatic coast. Due to its location and natural protection, it is a favourite destination for yachtsmen.
The heart of Trogir is a small peninsula that stretches between the mainland and the coast of the island of Čiovo. The historical core of Trogir is a unique monument of culture which is why it was inscribed in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1997. Trogir is a remarkable example of an urban continuity. The octagonal street plan of the island part of the settlement dates back to the time of ancient Greece. The powerful rulers complemented the city by their own public and private architectural solutions and fortifications. The town has a beautiful Romanesque churches and a number of beautiful Renaissance and Baroque facilities from the Venetian period. If we add to that all those sunny days, we get an ideal destination for an adventurous exploration of Dalmatia, lazy vacation, an escape from the mainland and wandering through its waters.
Did you know (a few interesting facts about Trogir):
- First pharmacy in Europe was opened in Trogir in 1271
- It is considered the best preserved Romanesque-Gothic town in central Europe
- Trogir is named after goats. Tragos – the Greek word for a goat. When the Greeks arrived in the 3rd and the 4th century they saw a mass of goats in the hills and so the name Tragos remained
- In the immediate vicinity of Trogir, in the cave of Trapljeni Dolci, a small flint weapon was found that was used by a Neanderthal man 45.000 years ago
Seget Donji is located 2 km west of Trogir. Seget is also known as “the centre of the Adriatic”, as per its geographical location it is exactly in the middle of the Adriatic sea coast.
It is an ideal starting location to many nautical destinations. In 1564 a nobleman of Trogir Jakov Rotondo received permission to build a tower around which a village was established in mid-16th century. Today Seget Donji is a charming village with all necessary facilities such as pharmacy, post office, shops, tourist board and other.
Did you know (a few interesting facts about Seget Donji):
- Seget Donji is located inside a rectangular medieval castle, constructed by the model of monumental Diocletian’s Palace in Split
- Seget was called Kaštel Rotundo until the 17th century
- The ancient past of Seget is witnessed by two altars dedicated to the Greek hero Heracles, found in a quarry beneath the hill of St. Elijah