Nature Parks Along Your Croatian Sailing Route

Nature Parks Along Your Croatian Sailing Route

Did you know that Croatia has 444 protected areas, making up 9% of the entire country? And in addition to Croatia’s popular national parks, which you’re likely familiar with, Croatia packs a punch with even more unparalleled beauty? As if the entire Croatian coast wasn’t already a natural wonder, the country is decorated with parcels of protected land that honor the even more pristine pieces of Croatian territory - nature parks.
Mljet - 'Green Island'

Mljet - 'Green Island'

Just 14.5 nautical miles and about 27 kilometers from Dubrovnik is the magical Mljet, the southernmost of the largest Adriatic islands which runs parallel to the eastern half of the Pelješac peninsula. Stretching an impressive 100 sqm, Mljet is honored as Croatia’s ‘green island’, and not without good reason - over two-thirds of the island is carpeted by dense forest, the northwestern half of which has been named a national park! But we will get more into that later.
Elaphiti Islands

Elaphiti Islands

Located west of the captivating walls of Dubrovnik, you’ll encounter the enchanting Elaphiti, a group of islands that decorate Dubrovnik’s coast. Owing its name to the Ancient Greek word for ‘deer’ (elaphos), this archipelago abounds in ragged reefs, sharp cliffs, and breathtaking seascapes with some of the Adriatic’s most stunning settings.
Dubrovnik Day Trip - Explore the Konavle Region

Dubrovnik Day Trip - Explore the Konavle Region

If your sailing holiday darts you down to Dubrovnik, you’ll likely take your time delving into the ancient core of the old town, embracing the 360-degree views from the mesmerizing defensive walls, and likely taking your sailboat to hop around the Elaphiti Islands to explore the best beaches, bays, and sunny days. And while many may think that beauty fails to extend beyond Dubrovnik and its Kings Landing fame, we believe that they have yet to meet one day-trip-worthy region just southeast of Croatia’s Games of Thrones paradise - the Konavle region.
Must-Try Foods on the Croatian Coast

Must-Try Foods on the Croatian Coast

Croatian cuisine isn’t as internationally applauded as, say, French or Italian, but that’s only because it is founded on simple ingredients and ancient recipes which don’t necessarily pack a punch. Instead, this cuisine makes you feel the comfort of home cooking. In Dalmatia particularly, seafood-focused dishes use few but careful ingredients to craft standout creations from the Adriatic. But that doesn’t mean that meat loses its shine in the spotlight, with tried-and-true hearty classics to enjoy on the coast. So, what should you absolutely eat on your next sailing holiday? Keep reading, then start eating.
Dubrovnik - "The Pearl of the Adriatic"

Dubrovnik - "The Pearl of the Adriatic"

Lord Byron once called Dubrovnik ‘the Pearl of the Adriatic,’ and it’s impossible to think of Croatia without mentioning the glory that abounds in this ancient walled city. Dubrovnik’s celebrity status is seen in countless postcards and travel brochures, and its numerous inclusions on Europe’s ‘best of' lists have promoted it to one of the continent’s leading destinations. Dubrovnik’s charm is seen in all of its corners, filled with history, picturesque streets, squares, and steep alleyways that lead to unparalleled views. International tourism has certainly taken note, exposing the ins and outs of this jewel to help rank it as one of Croatia’s most visited harbors.