In the Labyrinth of Beauty
Traces of inhabitation at the Croatian coast go back as far as the Neolithic period, and the coastline has been continuously inhabited from then through Antiquity and the Middle Ages, up until today. You can find remnants from all periods of western civilisation in Croatia, and many of these well-preserved cultural monuments can be visited from the sea. In this way you will understand the current way of life at the Croatian coast which is intertwined with tradition and a modern lifestyle where sailing plays a vital role. Seamanship in Croatia is as old as life in these parts, and it is best reflected today in nautical tourism. The modern sailor can enjoy numerous activities offered on the Croatian coast, as well as visit the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites and cultural monuments. However, this type of historical-cultural heritage cannot be visited in a bathing suit. :)
One of the main reasons of carefree sailing in Croatia is the quality of the nautical infrastructure. Apart from offering safe and proper berth for a large amount of visitors, Croatian marinas are also urban centres that aim to please its guests. Once you are moored, rest assured your boat is safe and you can just enjoy yourself. Besides marinas, every coastal town or village has a berth which in a way makes Croatia the biggest marina in the world.
After sunset, the night life comes alive. From romantic moments under the stars, local summer events typical of coastal towns and festivals of classical and modern music, enjoyed equally by all generations, Croatia is undoubtedly the ideal place for having a good time, and when you are aboard a ship, you can pick a different location every day.
We have listed here only the most important aspects of the modern nautical lifestyle in Croatia. What is especially easy to do in Croatia, and what makes this country unique, is the possibility to pick how you want to spend your seaside vacation on the spot. The choice is almost infinite, and you only need to cross a few nautical miles to reach a lively town from a hidden cove. Different forms of entertainment are always available, with high quality being the common denominator, reflected in the quality of your stay in Croatia.