Croatia Nautical Guide

It has become common practice to recommend the best Croatia sailing routes to every sailor. Although we have already proposed some of them, it is still not enough, considering all the opportunities Croatia has to offer, more than 1000 islands and much more advantages. It is for this reason that we have decided to assist you in your search: regardless of whether you are looking for uninhabited coves, national parks, food specialities and good wines, or lively nightlife; get to know some destinations with our help.

Kornati (Telascica)

A group of 147 islands situated north from Split. Owing to their exceptional beauty they were declared a national park.

Island of Brac

Easily accessible from Split (15 Nm). Famous for its beach Zlatni Rat in Bol, a natural phenomenon, a lively nightlife, lots of restaurants with exquisite cuisine.

Hvar Island and Pakleni Islands (cca. 30 Nm from Split)

A charming old part of the city of Hvar, tourist villages such as Jelsa, pine forests, fish specialties and good wines.

Island of Vis (cca. 25 Nm from Hvar)

Dating from the 4th century, sandy beaches, interesting diving sites; the Blue Cave (Grotto)/ Modra Spilja on the Island of Bisevo is a natural phenomenon too; Komiza, a fishing village.

Korcula Island (cca. 50 Nm from Dubrovnik)

The old town of Korcula with its unique architecture, a birthplace of the famous traveller Marco Polo, and numerous hamlets with their costumes, vineyards and wine cellars.

Peljesac Peninsula

The town of Ston is known for salt-works and oyster farming; as well as for Plavac Mali, a wine produced from the homonymous wine grape.

Island of Lastovo

And the Island of Palagruza, both at a border line with Italy. A place offering high privacy.

Island of Mljet (35 Nm from Dubrovnik)

A national park with two salty lakes surrounded by pine forests, numerous restaurants and plenty of places that can serve as shelter.

The rest of the Elaphite Islands

The rest of the Elaphite Islands on the way to Dubrovnik, Sipan, Lopud, Kolocep, are easy to reach and ideal for daily excursions offering clear blue waters.


A botanical garden and a monastery on a small island next to Dubrovnik.