Flotilla Sailing Holidays in Croatia
Flotilla sailing in Croatia has rocketed in popularity over the years and it’s easy to see why. To put it simply, the scenery is just stunning. The rocky coastline, most of which is a world heritage site, is broken up with thousands of picturesque islands, many of which are uninhabited. While most of coast is secluded there are many picturesque harbours and marinas of varying sizes dotted around the coast. When alongside either an ancient fishing harbour or a modern marina you can enjoy the gastronomical delight that is the traditional local Croatian cooking, it is some of the best in the med!
For actual sailing the winds are fantastic. They are generally light, force 2 to 5 from the North/North East. The Archipelago of islands breaks the sea up to offer smooth sailing. Perfect!.
You can choose 2 areas for your flotilla sailing holidays in Croatia. They include the vibrant and truly spectacular walled city of Dubrovnik with its rugged coastline, the UNESCO Kornati archipelago with some of the most picturesque islands in the world and the beautiful old town of Split with its own bustling towns and markets
Croatian Flotilla Conditions
The Croatian flotilla season runs from the end of May to mid October. Temperatures range from the low 70s in early and late season to the high 80s plus, in late June through September. Winds are usually predictable, moderate and occasionally fresh (force 2-5) in the afternoon.
Dubrovnik Flotilla Holidays
This historical and stunningly beautiful walled city offers the perfect place to start your flotilla holiday in Croatia from. Once you tear yourself away from the cobbled streets of Dubrovnik it’s time to hit the water and explore this often sparse coastline including many picturesque little harbours. Some of the highlights include the sleepy fishing village of Sipan then accross to the national parks and islands of Mljet and Korculam, both equally stunning.
Split/Dalmatian Coast and the Kornati Archipelago
The UNESCO Kornati national park is regarded as one of the most beautiful sailing grounds in the world. Thousands of islands make up this incredible national park and no two islands are the same, each has its own charm and characteristic. You can choose from bustling market towns in ancient harbours to quiet secluded bays with your own private beach, even if it is only for the one night!