A North Dalmatia yacht charter includes many fascinating places such as Kornati Islands, Krka Waterfalls, and more
Stretching from the Kvarner Riviera down to Croatia’s largest coastal city, Split, North Dalmatia is home to some of the world’s most beautiful islands, making it a popular destination for yacht charters. With medieval towns dotted along its dramatic coastline, each with their ancient stone buildings and quaint, picturesque coves, the islands of North Dalmatia are both cozy and interesting.
Steeped in history, modern North Dalmatia is the result of Roman and Venetian rule; from its antiquated architecture to its narrow streets and whimsical churches. From countless beaches, bars and local tavernas, to mountains perfect for hiking, endless vineyards poised to produce award-winning wines and town squares bustling with activity, the enchanting islands of North Dalmatia have something for every type of yacht charter guest.
During your next yacht charter escape to North Dalmatia, be sure to explore these attractive towns and islands to experience the best the Adriatic Sea has to offer:
Zadar: As the ancient capital of Dalmatia, Zadar is the meeting point of medieval history and modern-day Croatia. With its mixed architectural styles, Romanesque churches, Roman and Venetian ruins and city walls, vibrant bar scene and inherent hospitality, Zadar is a town unlike any other – and one many visitors are still clamoring to see today.
Sibenik: One of the oldest towns in North Dalmatia, Šibenik is popular for both its natural beauty and its Cathedral of St. James – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its stone, maze-like Medieval center, unique culture, winding alleyways and delicious, local fare, Šibenik gives visitors a taste of authentic North Dalmatia like they’ve never seen before.
Kornati Islands: Recognized as a national park, the Kornati Isles are the wildest archipelago of all of Croatia. Composed of 147 isles, islands and islets – some of which are just made of rock – the majority of the Kornati Isles are vast and unpopulated. What they lack in residents, however, they make up in natural beauty; the islands are praised for their idyllic stone coastlines.
Krka National Park: Established as a national park in 1985, Krka National Park is home to seven waterfalls and countless acres of beautiful land. With Krka River flowing straight through a canyon, and forming multiple lakes and rapids along its path – Krka National Park is as whimsical as it is impressive. It is most known for its waterfalls, the most popular being Skradinski buk.
Paklenica National Park: Home to two expansive canyons, Paklenica National Park is rich in caves, unusual karst formations, and colorful flora and fauna. It is located at the base of Velebit Mountain, in Starigrad, just a short distance from the town of Zadar. For more adventurous charter guests, it is well worth spending a day from the water and exploring this amazing mountain chain.
Pag: As the second longest island in the Adriatic Sea, the island of Pag is recognized for its limited vegetation and plentiful stone walls. Popular for its sheep’s cheese – or as the locals call is, “paski sir” – and lace making, the majority of the island is rocky and bare, with select areas dotted in Mediterranean shrubbery.
Murter: Not far from Šibenik, Island Murter is a picture of ancient history: covered in olive and fig trees, diverse landscapes, plain, but beautiful beaches and its main access point, a bascule bridge. Home to four main towns – Murter, Jezera, Tisno and Betina – Island Murter is most known, today, for its sandy coastlines, gravel beaches and hidden caves.
Dugi Otok : Combining the best of island living, like an unparalleled serenity and inherent adventurous spirit, Island Dugi Otok has something for every type of traveler. Draped with majestic cliffs and verdant flora, Island Dugi Otok is also home to plentiful hidden beaches, beautiful villages and an active social life; making it one of the Adriatic Sea’s true buried treasures.