Venice to Croatia yacht charter itinerary

Why not combine the history and charm of Italy with the rugged beauty of Croatia? Chartering a yacht in Croatia allows access to one of the most dramatic coastlines in all of Europe - soaring mountains, deep gorges, cascading waterfalls, immense fields of lavender and gently rolling hills dotted with ancient olive trees. More than a thousand islands, mostly uninhabited, rise out of the spectacularly clear waters.


day 1   Venice – The Most Beautiful City on Earth

Known as the 'Queen of the Adriatic', Venice has a rich nautical history and is the perfect place to spend the day before embarking on your Croatian yacht charter. Venice has been described as 'undoubtedly the most beautiful city on earth' and, as you enjoy a coffee amid the Renaissance splendour of St Mark's square, you will surely be inclined to agree.

day 2   Northwest Croatia

The second day of your yacht charter brings you to Croatia's northwest coast and Rovinj, a picturesque fishing port, which many consider to be one of the most beautiful towns on the Adriatic coast. Close by is the Limska Draga Fjord, an area of outstanding natural beauty that is well known for its oyster breeding.

day 3   Brijuni

Set sail for the Brijuni, a group of fourteen small islands, separated from the Istrian peninsula by the Fažana Straight. Enjoy the beauty of the national park of Brijuni, known for its rich harmony of flora and fauna, historical monuments and fine hotels.

day 4   Dalmatian Coast

The fourth day of your Croatian yacht charter brings you to the famous Dalmatian coast and the ancient town of Zadar, which dates back to the 9th century BC. Wander through the streets of this walled peninsula town and visit the carefully preserved Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque monuments.

day 5-6   Kornati Archipelago

Close to Zadar you will find the Kornati Archipelago, a group of some 130 islands many of which comprise the Kornati National Park. The park is an area of exceptional beauty and its outstanding features include its rugged coastline, which comprises an almost countless number of caves and coves, and its seabed, which offers stunning reefs and steep pinnacles.

day 7   Šibenik and Krka National Park

At the mouth of the Krka River lies the fortressed village of Šibenik, one of the oldest towns of the Adriatic coast. One of the highlights of the town is the Cathedral of St James, which is included on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Close to Šibenik is the Krka National Park, which is full of spectacular scenery, including a cascading waterfall, and archeological remains.

day 8-9   Trogir and Split

Set on an islet between the mainland hills and Čiovo Island, Trogir is a historic town replete with architectural treasures, in particular its Romanesque churches and fine Venetian villas. The town of Split lies 27 kilometers to the east of Trogir, and is not to be missed! The historic centre of Split is another UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the city is one of the cultural centers of Croatia.

day 10   Hvar

A short cruise of 30nm brings you to the island of Hvar, one of the longest Adriatic Islands and host to lavender fields, olive groves and vineyards. Hvar is an extremely popular tourist destination and is considered to be one of the most beautiful islands in the world.

day 11   Šćedro and Korčula

On the eleventh day of your Croatian yacht charter a short cruise from Hvar takes you to the wooded island of Šćedro. Following your visit to Šćedro, set sail for the island of Korčula with its olive trees and quiet coves. Amidst the winding streets of the medieval town of Korčula you will find the birthplace of the famous explorer, Marco Polo

day 12   The island of Mljet

Lying south of the Peljesac Peninsula, you will find the island of Mljet. The island is of volcanic origin and has numerous chasms and gorges, the longest of which is Babino Polje which connects the north and south of the island. A third of the island is National Park, making this an ideal spot to swim or cycle.

day 13-14   Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is considered the jewel of Croatia and is best known for its well-preserved historical centre contained within its thirteenth century city walls. The city has a rich nautical tradition and during the middle-ages it was one of the few local ports that could rival Venice. Dubrovnik is considered to be one of the most beautiful towns in the whole Mediterranean.

day 15   Cavtat and home

Your Croatian and Venice yacht charter draws to a close in Cavtat, an attractive seaside resort and one of the closest towns to Dubrovnik’s airport.