A bareboat Croatia cruise is an excellent way to see a part of southeastern Europe that most people will never see. The beautiful country of Croatia is south of Slovenia and Hungary, and northwest of Bosnia and Montenegro. There are several seaside destinations you can explore while bareboat cruising along the Adriatic Sea:
- Dubrovnik: This ancient city was built on maritime trade, and is reputed to rival Venice in both beauty and culture. You can enjoy the stunning architecture of the city’s monasteries, museums, churches and fountains, as well as the relaxing atmosphere of Lapad and Banje beaches. Walk atop the famed city walls that have surrounded Dubrovnik for centuries. While you’re in Dubrovnik, take some time away from your bareboat Croatia tour to visit little-known destinations such as the Elaphiti Islands, the Peljesac peninsula, Korcula Island and the Konavle Valley.
- Zadar: This peninsula town was once a Roman colony, and at different points in history was ruled by the Turks, Austrians, Italians and Germans. The city is filled with cafes and bars that sit alongside historical wonders, offering an intriguing mixture of the old and the new. While you’re here, be sure to see the ancient ruins dating back to the city’s Roman rule, as well as St. Donat church, which features Byzantine-style architecture. Like Dubrovnik, Zadar is surrounded by imposing walls – don’t miss these photo opportunities! Also, make time to see The Gold and Silver of Zadar, the city’s permanent collection of church art.
- Split: Often called “the capital of Dalmatia,” Split evokes the essence of the Mediterranean. While on your bareboat Croatia cruise, you can stop to soak in the sun and watch the locals on the Promenade, stroll through the fish market and amble through the Pjaca market area. The city is known for vibrant nightlife and busy streets, so you’ll never be at a loss for people-watching opportunities. Don’t miss the Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments, which houses writings, stone fragments, tombstones and other relics from Croatia’s colorful past.
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