Last Updated on January 12, 2022
The perfect way to explore Croatia
The vibrant towns and cities, stunning coastline and the mountainous, verdant landscape of Croatia appeals to all kinds of visitors, be that families, couples, friends travelling together and solo travellers of all ages. A tiny country, around the same size as Scotland, it’s somewhere well worth spending time exploring. But, while inland Croatia has plenty of rural charm, the coastline with a range of over one thousand two hundred islands takes a starring role. Navigating by road can be challenging. Instead, we recommend taking to the sea – with a luxury gulet charter in Croatia, cruising around the Dalmatian coast.
Instead of a cramped car, you could travel in style, sun-bathing on the deck or relaxing in your luxury cabin. Instead of searching for a decent place to eat, your onboard cook will create a meal that suits you and all your family. And, instead of worrying whether your hotel room will be quiet and comfy, you can simply pick a route that suits you perfectly – whether that takes in the livelier destinations or focusses on uninhabited bays where you can sleep peacefully and wake up with the sun, on your own private floating hotel.
A luxury gulet charter in Croatia is the perfect way for a family or group to travel together, with a fully managed experience to ensure you don’t have to worry about a thing. It’s essential to work with a reputable gulet charter company like Croatia Luxury Gulets. You’ll find that even before you leave, the team there will be on hand to help you plan your route, answer any questions you might have and check that any housekeeping issues like dietary requirements are taken care of.
With a professional luxury gulet charter, the captain will be on hand throughout the trip to act as your guide. So, if you have questions about what shoes to wear for a hike or whether you need a swimming costume, they will be able to help. It makes looking after your family on holiday so much easier.
If you are travelling with a mixed age group, you can also get help finding things that will make everyone in your family happy. From the very start, when you are planning your itinerary, right through to when you are on board.
You can start your cruise from Dubrovnik, Split or Trogir. Each has plenty to offer the visitor to Croatia and it’s worth building in enough time to go sightseeing before you board. In Dubrovnik, you’ll probably want to explore the old town and walk around the famous city walls. Do take the cable car from just outside the old town right up to the top of Mount Srdj, where you’ll get a panoramic view out over the old town and across the Adriatic.
Trogir is an island, joined to the mainland by footbridges. The stunning old town spreads over the entire island, with some of the original medieval city walls still intact. A rambling network of cobbled lanes and alleys connects the Renaissance, baroque and Romanesque buildings while the city is dominated by the 13th-century Cathedral of St Lawrence which offers sweeping views from its bell tower.
The medieval city of Split on the Dalmatian coast is contained within what was originally created as the retirement home of Emperor Diocletian. He build a palace that originally housed somewhere between 1500 and 2000 people. Much of the original palace remains, built of white limestone and marble from the nearby island of Brac. You can, of course, include a visit to Brac on your itinerary – and we promise you there’s a lot more to see and do there than just look at the rocks!
Where else will you choose to go? The Dalmatian coast and the islands offer plenty of choices. For those looking for luxury bars, restaurants and shopping, a trip to Hvar is essential. Apart from being considered one of the ten most beautiful islands in the world, Hvar has an excellent nightlife and some great places to eat. But, if you are not into clubbing, you’ll still be astonished by the rich history of this tiny island and the tranquil beauty of the surrounding Pakleni Islands.
Perhaps you are looking for heritage – something you’ll find plenty of in Croatia. If you prefer off the beaten track destinations, then gulet sailing will give you the perfect opportunity to find ancient towns and cities without the tourist overload.
With small children, you’ll no doubt want to find perfect, clean beaches like the ones on Drvenik Veli, where you can swim in the Krknjaši lagoon or relax in one of the small coves with sandy beaches.
For nature lovers, a trip to the tiny port of Skradin is recommended. From there you can head inland to visit the National Park of Krka. An unspoilt region of great beauty, the park was established in 1985 and spans 109 km sq. The park centres around the jade green Krka River, there are bike trails, seven waterfalls and five medieval fortresses. Take the boat ride to Visovac Island to see Roški slap (waterfall) and the Krka monastery, before heading to the most popular tourist area to see the park’s crown jewel: Skradinski buk. Krka is particularly popular with families because you can swim right under the waterfalls and, with bathrooms and a nearby café this is a great place to spend a day.
A gulet cruise in Croatia is more than the sum of the destinations though. It’s about taking things at your own pace, about enjoying spending the day kayaking, swimming and snorkelling in a deserted bay and about sleeping under anchor in the Adriatic, watching the sun set over the sea and waking before sunrise to catch dawn. It’s about giving your friends and family the chance to explore in safe waters and about enjoying good food in your own private paradise.
Croatia Luxury Gulet Company was founded by Alenka and Mitja Mirtič in 2004 after they were inspired by their gulet cruise holiday in Croatia and, thanks to an excellent reputation for luxury, a high standard of customer service and a determination to help all their customers enjoy gulet cruising has gone from strength to strength. What are you waiting for? Make sure you reserve the gulet of your choice for a luxury gulet charter in Summer 2022 and make it a holiday to remember.