Catamaran rent Croatia
Making sailing holidays an unforgettable experience
We offer you boats from various marinas along the Croatian coastline. For example from cities like Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar, Šibenik, Pula and Kvarner. All these vessels can be chartered bareboat, skippered or with a full crew. That includes a cook and / or a hostess. We aim to meet the requirements of our costumers so that your sailing holidays are truly a lifetime experience. We can also help you organize your arrival from the airport to your vessel.
Why rent a catamaran?
In the mid-1980’s, the catamaran began attracting charterers because of its comfortable cruising accommodations. What they found was not only more space, luxury and sailing without heeling, but a shallower draft which allowed them entry into a world of anchorages that deeper draft mono-hulls were not able to enter… and a lot more speed.
Catamarans are a special type of boats. Since they have two hulls they are more stable and spacious than mono-hulls. They provide excellent sailing sensation in addition to great comfort. You can choose from our selection of bestseller models, luxury catamarans, or shipyards such as Lagoon, Nautitech, Bali, Fountain Pajot, Leopard.
Catamaran rent Croatia charter is your best way to explore Adriatic.
Sailing regions to explore in Croatia.
The evolving inland
Whether you choose hidden coves with white pebbles, small or larger bays or rocky sun-drenched fragrant reefs, the pure and intact Istrian beaches are true wonders of nature. Though it has always been easier to capture them in paintings than describing them in words, you just have to think about them and the sight will emerge before your eyes. Blue seas, white stone, and the green interior make up the color scheme of Istria, the largest peninsula in Croatia. The blueness of its shoreline is contrasted by the lush greenery of its interior and the tiny, “micropolitan” towns which, themselves somewhere between waking and sleeping, erase that thin line that divides the real from the illusion. And turn into your very own story.
The heart-shaped peninsula
Istria is called the “Terra Magica”.
It is a true cultural arboretum whose heritage comes from the Histrians, the Celts, Romans through to the Byzantines, Slavs and Venetians and all the way to the Austro-Hungarian Empire! Wherever you start from, either from Pula and its magnificent Roman amphitheatre, Rovinj that is called the small Venice, Porec’s Euphrasius, the town of ghosts of Dvigrad, the beauty of Motovun or perhaps the artists town of Grožnjan in the interior, one thing is for sure, Istria is a region of true wonders. In addition, 15 years ago on the seabed at Bale remains of dinosaur bones were found, which were the first, and for the moment, the only to be found in the entire Mediterranean area.
In Istrian inns the order of things is as follows: first, an aperitif of mistletoe, rue or honey schnapps, followed by cheese and prosciutto accompanied with Istrian soup, and during the spring scrambled egg made from asparagus. In terms of the main dish, you can choose from either continental or seafood dishes. If you are tempted for a taste of the Mediterranean then you can eat fish, crabs, and shellfish cooked in a thousand different ways. If you prefer continental food then start with a spoon of minestrone with broad beans, then eat some pasta with truffles, sauce of game or even ordinary goulash all the way to pork loin and sausages. For desert, try the kroštule, krafi or fritule pastries.
His Majesty the Truffle of Istria
This unusual, malodorous subterranean fungus of an
unattractive form is – the truffle. The rare and expensive tuber that grows in the fertile Istrian soil is the ultimate gastronomic delight… Istria truffles are a culinary winner that is hard to resist. Since the truffles are discovered in Motovun Forest some 80 years ago, it has continued to be a culinary “hit” of north-western Istria.
Gourmets rush by the thousands to Istria’s konobas to experience its superb taste. Popular belief in its aphrodisiac effect bolsters the magical cult of the truffle. Immediately after harvesting, the fresh truffle is either directly used as a food ingredient, or it is being processed in order to produce high-quality products such as a variety of spreads, cheeses, oils, sweets, etc.
Best Istrian wines paired with delicious Istrian cuisine
Istrian wine is nowadays another unique symbol that truly defines the Istrian identity. There are various types of wines that reflect the diversity of climate and soil on which they
are grown. Nevertheless, the most famous sort of Croatian wine is the Istrian Malvasia. Apart from Malvasia, in the area Northern Istria you can enjoy the great tastes of Teran, Muscat, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. In addition, a wine tour is also an adventure through the landscapes and picturesque hills of Istria that you shouldn’t miss out on. When you travel the wine roads of the Umag-Novigrad region, you are setting out on an adventure through indigenous Istria, its landscapes, and picturesque hills. While in search of wine cellars, you will come across secluded rural estates and a perfect blend of countryside life and modern trends. Each season adorns the vineyards with a new image; each harvest creates new champions.
From the Sea to the Sky
In this sailing region, you will find islands like Rab, Krk, Lošinj, and Pag. You can visit Plitvice, national park, or try the champagne Valomet. The only champagne that ripens on the seabed. Charter a catamaran in this part and discover the beauties of Croatia. You can rent boats like Lagoon, Nautitech, Fountain Pajot.
Here the littoral landscape is practically in the immediate vicinity of the mountainous and forested region of Gorski kotar, the Mediterranean clime and way of life are first neighbours with the harsh mountain climate, while the world of a fashionable tourist resort boasting a150 year long tradition is so vastly different from the simple rhythm of the island life. Kvarner is a place where those seeking the glitter of trendy summer resort – like the lovely Opatija whose tourist tradition, parks replete with lush greenery and elegant villas, combined with the 12 km long promenade by the sea, attract guests throughout the year.
Perhaps you imagine an ideal holiday, one where you can set off from the shore towards sunny islands, and then sail back to seek the peace and quiet of a mountain peak. In the process you dream of a sun-bathed Riviera that can, should you so wish, be replaced within a span of 10 km by ascetic peace and fresh mountain air where you are in the company of eagles, wolves and bears, and where your lungs are filled with forest scented air. If that is indeed the case, then you are looking for Kvarner and Gorski kotar – separate parts of this small country that differ significantly one from the other.
Kvarner covers the area of the mythical Absytrus islands and has unforgettable rivieras: Opatija, Crikvenica, Vinodol and Rijeka. Asides for being famous as the celebrated elite summer destination of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, the coastal Rijeka metropolis is also here. The Kvarner islands are, however, a totally different story. Called the Absytrus islands, after Medea’s brother Absytrus, the islands of Krk, Cres and Lošinj have a rich antique and medieval heritage. The Apoxiomen should definitely be mentioned here, a very famous bronze statue of an athlete found in 1999 in the sea near Lošinj, which was the work of the Greek sculptor Lizip from the 4th century B.C. The Baška tablet should also be mentioned, the first sculpted memorial of the Croatian language from 1100 found on the island of Krk.
Cres, Lošinj and the islands of its archipelago, Krk, Rab …each island is a world unto itself, disclosing a special story about past and present times, tradition as well as modern tourist programmes and facilities. All together, these islands represent an extraordinary tourist value of the Kvarner region and provide an opportunity for a delightful stay, with quality service and a unique world of nature, customs and cultural heritage. Watch the flight of griffon vultures – almost extinct elsewhere -, adopt a dolphin, set off along the Glagolitic paths or participate in old knights’ games… bathe on marvelous secluded beaches, dive, sail, walk along arranged paths, taste delicious dishes and equally delicious wines… and enjoy the rich cultural and historical heritage.
To put it simply, exactly what one wishes…everything one dreams about, something for everyone!
Tourist towns along the Opatija Riviera are booming with cafés, bars and restaurants offering delicious Mediterranean dishes made from fresh fish, seafood, fruit and vegetables. Advocates of continental and national cuisines will enjoy masterly prepared international dishes. Great places to eat are authentic local taverns (konoba) and cozy restaurants by the sea. Opatija, once a fashionable holiday destination for the Austro-Hungarian aristocracy, still stands out with the greatest pastries served in cafés with a typical Viennese atmosphere.
What is so special about Kvarner scampi?
Find out why gourmets have confirmed that the meat of Kvarner scampi is by far the most delicious and delicate among other Adriatic seafood. Kvarner scampi distinguish themselves by their light red color and thin shell. That is why they became one of the most highly appreciated delicacies of the Mediterranean seafood.
Mediterranean seafood from Kvarner Bay
Due to many Mediterranean influences, the cuisine of Opatija Riviera is based on Mediterranean seafood – fish and shellfish combined with pasta, fruits and vegetables, olives and olive oil, sweet chestnuts and wine. But when asked to name the most delicious of all Adriatic specialties, most people will say without hesitation: scampi. Everybody seems to agree with the claim that the most delicious scampi in the world come “from the blue mud of Kvarner Bay”. Many gourmets from across the globe are willing to pay much more for the Kvarner scampi than for any other type of this delicacy.
The origins of Kvarner scampi
It is often said that Kvarner scampi are the result of accidental crossbreeding of indigenous scampi with those that were brought to the harbor of Rijeka from the South China Sea stuck to the hulls of British warships. Restaurant owners are very fond of telling this rather exotic story to their guests, convinced that it will make the scampi even tastier. However, this story, like so many others, is only part of marketing. It is much more plausible that the present Kvarner scampi were brought from Norway and artificially colonized into the Adriatic, as concluded by a study some 30 years ago, but due to warmer and shallower sea their armor is thinner and their meat pliable and full of flavor.
How to catch the scampi?
If asked how scampi are caught, most people will just shrug their shoulders or say it is with fishing nets. This answer is only partly true. The most delicious and most appreciated scampi, those from the Kvarner bay, are caught exclusively with fishing traps on a long line. There is a great difference between scampi that are caught by fishing traps and those “picked up” from the seabed with nets. Fishing nets are not selective – they just pick up whatever they find on the seabed, which is why fish and scampi in the nets are often bruised. Moreover, there is no mud or sand in the Kvarner scampi caught by fishing traps.
A Riot of Color
If you want to visit National parks, some islands and towns form the ancient Roman period. You are in the right place. Archipelago Kornati, lakes of Plitvica to name just a few parks to visit. Islands like Dugi Otok, Pašmam, Murter. And the famous city of Zadar. Renting a catamaran charter for sailing holidays in this region will be the best choice of them all.
With the intense blue sea, the lush deep greens of pine and olive groves and the pure white of Dalmatia stone, the Zadar region’s color palette is extraordinary and unique in the world. It is only in this part of the land that you will peek into the world’s smallest cathedral –the Church of the Holy Cross, in the city of Nin–, before touring the largest Roman forum on these shores of the Adriatic. And if that were not enough, you will discover the origins of Croatia’s cultural identity in the city of Zadar, with over 3,000 years of history. Welcome to the city of Zadar, a city of exceptional history and rich cultural heritage, a city of tourism. Our web site will try to offer you a complete tourist offer, from searching for an ideal accommodation, autochthonous gourmand delicacies, cultural monuments, a variety of excursion programs and numerous tourist activities that the city offers by combining the beauty of the past and all the privileges that the modern traveler demands. The particularity of the city is irresistible for those who respect and admire historical monuments and cultural heritage, artists, tourists and its citizens. Zadar is a city monument, surrounded by historical ramparts, a treasury of the archaeological and monumental riches of ancient and medieval times, Renaissance and many contemporary architectural achievements such as the first sea organs in the world.
Zadar is a city where huge spaces are left for pedestrians. Using your guidebook, your walk along the cobblestone streets of the city will become a walk through history, and also anexperience of the contemporary life of the city. When tired, do try to take a break in one of our restaurants, pastry shops or coffee shops that you can find in the gastro offer of this guidebook. Enjoy listening to the concerts, visit the theatre, museums, and exhibitions.
Situated in the heart of the Adriatic, Zadar is the urban center of northern Dalmatia as the administrative, economic, cultural and political center of the region with 75,000 inhabitants. The coast is particularly indented, the islands and the untouched nature allures many boaters to this regions. The archipelago counts 24 bigger and about 300 smaller islets and rocks, 3 nature parks – Telašćica, Velebit and Vransko jezero and 5 national parks – Paklenica, Plitvice lakes, Kornati Islands, Krka and Sjeverni Velebit classifying Zadar and its surroundings at the very top of the Croatian tourist offer.
Gastronomy and Attractions
It is essentially based on fish, seafood and mollusk dishes. As a side dish, boiled vegetables “na lešo” (cooked with nothing added) are usually served, and everything is seasoned with homemade olive oil, which is of exceptional quality in this region.
Rosemary, Laurel, caper, fennel, sage and sweet basil are some of the spices also widely used. The vegetables grown on the islands and in the hinterland can by all account be considered healthy food, which is available at the markets both in summer and winter owing to a moderate climate that allows for a number of harvests per year.
The best-known local delicacy is lamb, especially the one from the island of Pag. As an appetizer one should also try the well-known sheep’s cheese of Pag and Dalmatian smoked ham from Posedarje, which owes the secret of its wondrous flavor to the specific method of processing (air drying). Our region is an ideal gastro-location for those who enjoy good food, wine, scents and the atmosphere of Dalmatia.
Sea Organ is situated on the western end of Zadar´s Riva and can be observed as a differently shaped part of the coast which consists of several stairs that descend into the sea.
The stairs extend for about 70 meters along the coast, under them, at the lowest sea-tide level, 35 pipes of different length, diameter and tilts were built in vertically to the coast
and they raise aslant until the paved part of the shore and end in a canal (a service corridor). On the pipes, there are LABIUMS (whistles), which play 7 chords of 5 tones. Above the canal there are perforated stone stairs through which the sound comes out, the air pushed by the sea. This site is a blend of human ideas and skills and the energy of the sea, waves, tide and flood, a place for relaxation, contemplation, and conversation while listening to an endless concert of mystic harmonies of the “Orchestra of Nature”.
Sea Organ is constructed according to the project made by architect Nikola Bašić with the help of several experts: Professor Vladimir Andročec was the sea hydraulics consultant from the Zagreb Civil Engineering University, the pipes were made by Goran Ježina from Murter, a well-known organ art workshop – Heferer from Zagreb made 35 labiums for every pipe, and it was tuned by professor Ivica Stamać from Zagreb. In 2006 Croatian architect Nikola Bašić received the European Prize for Urban Public Space in Barcelona for his Zadar Sea Organ project, as the best among 207 candidate projects from across Europe.
The Greeting to the Sun
On Istarska obala, at the very end of the Zadar peninsula, next to the famous Sea Organ, shines the Greeting made by the same architect Nikola Bašić.
The Greeting to the Sun consists of three hundred multi-layered glass plates placed on the same level as the stone-paved waterfront in the shape of a 22-meter diameter circle. Under the glass conduction plates, there are photo-voltage solar modules through which symbolic communication with nature is made, with the aim to communicate with light, just like the Sea Organs do with sound. Simultaneously with the „most beautiful sunset in the world” the lighting elements installed in a circle turn on, and, following a particularly programmed scenario, they produce a marvelous, exceptionally impressive show of light in the rhythm of the waves and the sounds of the Sea organ. The photo-voltage solar modules absorb the solar energy and then transform it into electrical energy by releasing it into the distributive voltage power network. It is expected for the entire system to produce around 46.500 kWh yearly, being, actually, a small power plant from which energy will be used not only for the Greeting to the Sun installation but also for the lighting of the entire waterfront. This energy will be three times cheaper than the actual one, and the project itself is a unique example of connecting the use of renewed energy sources, energy efficiency and city space arrangement.
In cooperation with prof. Maksim Klarin from Zadar Maritime School, the names of the saints after which present and previous churches on the peninsula have been named are carved in the ring surrounding the Greeting to the Sun. They are sanctae Anastasiae, sancti Donati, Simeonis Ivsti, Chrysogoni and Zoili, and also Hieronymi, Lucae, Platonis, Eliae… Next to their names and the date of their feast day are the declination and the altitude of the sun, the length of the sunlight on that day and in that place on the waterfront. Thus the connection is emphasized between Zadar and the Saint Grisogonus Calender, who contributed greatly in marking time and astronomic navigation at its very beginnings.
240 beautiful islets and reefs adorn the crystalline waters of the Šibenik region, each of them clamouring for a place on your Adriatic itinerary. The unspoil landscapes of the Kornati archipelago or the mind-blowing waterfalls and lakes of Krka are both designated national parks and only two of the unmissable stops on your island-hopping route.
Do you know that the inventor of the parachute, Faust Vrančić, was born in Šibenik? Unique because of its fortresses and towers such as Sv. Mihovil [St. Mihovil], Sv. Nikola [St. Nicholas], Sv. Ivan [St. John] and Šubićevac, Šibenik is most famous for the cathedral of Sv. Jakov [St. Jacob] that was built in the 15th century. Constructed by the masterful hands of Juraj Dalmatinac and Nikola Firentinac, and because of its original architecture of large stone slabs, this cathedral was entered on the UNESCO list of world heritage and voted at the same time to be most beautiful sacral building in Croatia. Not far from Šibenik, hidden between two of the most beautiful waterfalls of the river Krka, there are two buildings that are almost as famous: the orthodox monastery of Sv. Arhanđela [St. Archangel] and the Franciscan monastery on the island of Visovac with a rich treasury of art, books and a variety of other valuables.
Set amid the wild beauty of white karstic rock and the azure sea, the Šibenik aquatorium is a yachting paradise, boasting as many as 240 isles and reefs, each of which holds an interesting feature or two. If you want to meet the best known coral hunters in the Adriatic, set sail for Zlarin. If you wish to see the centre of sea sponge harvesting, then Krapanj is your destination. On the other hand, if you seek an experience like no other, then venture into the open sea and discover the Kornati Archipelago.
Two national parks with only 50km between them could not be more different. The Kornati National Park is an archipelago of 89 islands, isles and reefs (numbering in total 152 units) of incomparable beauty which offers the boaters the pleasure of sailing, the formidable sheer cliffs filling them with delight and awe in the same breath. Enchanted with their striking beauty, the famous writer George Bernard Shaw wrote one of the best descriptions of the Kornati: “On the last Day of Creation God wished to crown his work and he created Kornati out of tears, stars and breath”.
In contrast, the Krka National Park is full of travertine barriers, waterfalls and lakes the wondrousness of which take one’s breath away. Indeed, they are regarded as one of the favourite tourist picture postcards from Croatia.
Gastronomy and National Parks with waterfalls
Start with a morsel of cheese ripened in a lamb sack and Drniš prosciutto washed down with a glass of red wine from Primosten’s Babić. For the main dish, asides from a rich fish menu that ranges from small sardines to slices of fresh tuna on the grill, you should not miss out on the so-called “Skradinski Kumbasice” [Skradin sausages] and the famous “Soparnik”. Made from a simple pastry filled with a mixture of olives, figs and olive oil, the cooked and rolled Soparnik is served and eaten cold. For pudding asides from dry figs, jujube and cakes made from almonds, you can try some cake from Skradin.
Kornati National Park
Kornati consists of 89 uninhabited islands, islets and rocks in an area of only seventy square kilometres. Due to the dangers of navigating through this maze of rocks, the Kornati feature many old lighthouses and islands such as Blitvenica and Sestrice, which are nowadays a destination for adventure-seeking travellers. Kornati are the most dense group of islands in the whole of the Mediterranean. It is located between the islands of Žirje, Dugi otok and Pašman. The arcipelago is divided into two groups: Lower Kornati consisting of Kornat and surrounding islands and Upper Kornati made of Sit, Žut and surrounding islands. Because of the extraordinary beauty of landscape, the abundance of natural bays and the rich sea flora and fauna, out of 152 of the Kornati islands, 89 of them were declared a national park in 1980.
One of the most impressive natural phenomena on Kornati are cliffs on many islands of the Lower Kornati, facing open sea. The cliffs have always been referred to as “crowns” (corona) and that is probably where the name of Kornati originates from. The highest cliffs can be found on the island of Klobučar (80m high), Mana (65m) and Rašip veli (64m).The cliffs can reach even up to 100 m under water.
Krka National Park
Krka National Park lies within Šibenik-Knin County, and covers a total area of 109 km² of the loveliest sections of the Krka River, and the lower course of the Čikola River. The national park is a vast and primarily unaltered area of exceptional natural value, including one or more preserved or insignificantly altered ecosystems. The purpose of the park is primarily to serve science, culture, education and recreation, while tourism activities have also been introduced for its visitors.
Including the submerged part of the river at the mouth, the Krka River is 72.5 km long, making it the 22nd longest river in Croatia. It springs in the foothills of the Dinara mountain range, 2.5 km northeast of Knin. With its seven waterfalls and a total drop in altitude of 242 m, the Krka is a natural and karst phenomenon. The travertine waterfalls of the Krka River are the fundamental phenomenon of this river.
Part of the northern Dalmatian sailing region. Its the biggest base for the catamaran charter in Croatia. Home to the yacht builders like Lagoon, Fountain Pajot, Nautitech, Bali, Leopard, Sunreef and more.
Split; the heart of central Dalmatia.
The most visited part of the Croatian Adriatic coast. Visit the infamous city Split with it’s Diocletian palace. Charter a catamaran and sail on your holidays to islands of Vis, home to the set of mamma mia 2 film set. The most sunnier island of Hvar or go to the island Brač. Most famous for its beautiful beaches. Boats that are available for rent are Lagoon, Nautitech, Bali, Fountain Pajot. Split is situated on a peninsula between the eastern part of the Gulf of Kaštela and the Split Channel. It is the most popular sailing region in Croatia, maybe because you can reach most islands from here, or because it’s called UNESCO Region. Split has three marinas in which catamaran charterers can hire all sorts of yachts. Plus there are two more marinas in Trogir and Kaštela harboring even more vessels and catamaran types. Split Airport, also known as Resnik Airport, is the international airport serving the city of Split, Croatia. It is located 24 km (15 mi) from Split, on the west side of Kaštela Bay, in the town of Kaštela, and extending into the adjacent town of Trogir. It is an important hub offering flights to European cities, such as Athens, Frankfurt, London, and Paris. Split offers a wide variety of concerts, festivals, and exhibitions that will satisfy even the most fastidious. The lively bustle of the city you feel on Pazar – the main town market. Take a walk along the ‘’Riva’’, waterfront promenade of central Split, proceed to Diocletian Palace or charter a catamaran and explore the surrounding islands. Split has a Mediterranean climate, characterized by dry and very hot summers and cool, but moderate and humid winters. The average temperature of the warmest month of the year is 22°C, and the coldest 4°C.
From the town of Primosten and towards the southwest, Dalmatia’s landscape varies. There are larger islands which are quite far apart from each other and are rich in vegetation. With the islands being so far apart, the Maestral wind blows quite strongly through the canals in between the islands and, as a result, the waves get quite rough. Islands in this area are bigger compared to ones in the North Dalmatia, but they have interesting towns and villages.
It’s also important to mention that you can rent a catamaran charter for a one-way sailing trip from Split to Dubrovnik. These are quite interesting routes and are easier to organize from this area than from the Northern Dalmatia. Hvar, Brac, Vis, Pakleni Islands, Korcula… those are only a few amazing destinations on your sailing holiday in Central Dalmatia. These are the islands of rich history and tradition, unique beauty and natural phenomena. One of them is the sea cave Modra špilja on the island of Biševo, where the sunrays break turning the sea into blue silver. Central Dalmatia stretches from the river Krka in the northwest down to Makarska. The islands of Central Dalmatia differ from one another. For example, the island of Šolta is small and quiet and lies right across from the city of Split. The Island of Brac is the largest island in Central Dalmatia as well as one of the most developed in regards to tourism. Some of the main tourist spots on the island are Bol, Supetar, and Milne as well as many others. The island of Hvar is also a well-known tourist destination and has the cities of Hvar, Stari Grad (Old City), Jelsa, Vrbovska, and Sucuraj. Vis, with its many coves, inlets and untouched nature, is leaning more and more towards tourism. The town of Komiza is one of the better-known fishing towns in Central Dalmatia. The island of Bisevo is unique because of its dark caves which are considered an unbelievable natural phenomenon. On the mainland, along with the coastline, there is the city of Split and its surrounding towns and villages. Split is the most populated and it is the center of this region’s economy as well as the largest maritime destination in Croatia. In Central Dalmatia, there are two sites which are under the protection of UNESCO: Diocletian’s palace in Split and the old town in the heart of Trogir. Split is the center of the Split-Dalmatian County which makes the city a major and central tourist destination in Central Dalmatia.
In AD 305, the world’s most powerful man, Emperor Diocletian, was faced with the decision of where to spend the rest of his days.
Of all of the known world, he chose to build his home in the heart of the region of Dalmatia, setting the first stones in place for the future city of Split. Follow in his footsteps by exploring Diocletian’s Palace and a region filled with islands, stunning natural landscapes (Biokovo Mountain and Zlatni Rat beach on the island of Brač) wealth of culture that will defy your expectations. Diocletian Palace is one of the best-preserved monuments of the Roman architecture in the world. The Emperor’s Palace was built as a combination of a luxury villa – summer house and a Roman military camp (castrum), divided into four parts with two main streets. The southern part of the Palace was, in this scheme, intended for the Emperor’s apartment and appropriate governmental and religious ceremonies, while the north part was for the Imperial guard – the military, servants, storage etc. The Palace is a rectangular building (approximately 215 x 180 meters) with four large towers at the corners, doors on each of the four sides and four small towers on the walls. The lower part of the walls has no openings, while the upper floor is open with a monumental porch on the south and halls with grand arch windows on the other three sides. Over the centuries the Palace inhabitants, and later also the citizens of Split adapted parts of the palace for their own requirements, thus the inside of buildings, as well as the exterior walls with the towers, significantly changed the original appearance, but the outlines of the Imperial Palace are still very visible.
In Split, try the famous “Dalmatinska Pašticada” [Dalmatian stew], a meat dish that takes two days to prepare. If you want some simpler tastes then there are the aromatic Viška, Forska and Komiška “pogača”, savory cakes which go wonderfully with a glass of wine from Vugava and Plančić from the island of Hvar. Of course, you can rent a catamaran charter and go and see the vineyards for your self. If you need extra invigoration then drink a glass of Brač or Hvar “smutiče” – red wine that is mixed either with sheep or goats milk.
In the regions of Cetina and Sinj, asides from the stew made out of river crabs, there are the famous “Luganige” sausages as well as “Arambašić” from Sinj – small cabbage rolls filled with mutton. Black risotto is another Dalmatian meal that is a must try dish. It is a delicacy, whose main ingredient is the cuttlefish. The dark “tinta” gives this cuisine featured a Mediterranean flavor. For the perfect pleasure sprinkle black risotto with a little grated hard cheese. This risotto is easy to make and you can make it on your catamaran charter as well.
Dubrovnik – Heaven on Earth
If you are a fan of Star Wars, Games of Thrones or Robin Hood, This is a place for you. Dubrovnik was a set for many film sets that shaped our culture. With its untouched nature, it’s a great place to go sailing and to spend holidays on one of the closer islands. Korčula, Lastovo, Mljet are just a few to mention. Yacht builders Lagoon, Fountain Pajot, Nautitech are also present. Over a thousand year old history of Dubrovnik is visible in every part of this city. The city is a living museum and a live stage, and has an ideal connection between its historical past and the modern era. It is surrounded by medieval walls that are 1940 meters long and are preserved in their original form. They are open to visitors and are the city’s greatest attraction. Since 1979 the town has been under UNSECO protection. Dubrovnik is referred to as the ”Pearl of the Adriatic” mostly because of its cultural and historical heritage. Even the famous George Bernard Shaw wrote that “those who are looking for heaven on Earth should come to Dubrovnik”. The harmony of its centuries-old buildings and the walls surrounding it seems to come from a fairy tale. Anyone who fails to visit this piece of heaven on Earth will be deprived of enjoying the second most beautiful place in the world. Because one’s birthplace is always number one. Dubrovnik is mainly a cultural destination. Aside from monuments of interest, offers a series of cultural events and festivals. It’s a destination where you can enjoy and rest. Dubrovnik has extremely good air connections with all the larger European centers. It’s a city that charms, a city that you fall in love with and always like to return to. So charter a catamaran to discover more unique experiences. Dubrovnik is located at the coast of the Adriatic Sea, one of the world’s bluest and cleanest seas. It has been said that Adriatic is the bluest point on Earth seen from space. Amazing natural beauties and countless beaches are among the main assets that are making Dubrovnik such a desirable summer destination for visitors from all over the world. Bathing in fragrance of aromatic herbs and surrounded with pine trees that offer pleasant shade, most of the beaches in the Dubrovnik area are ensuring you the most welcomed summer refreshment along with various sport activities. Dubrovnik is one of the top five destinations with the most beautiful beaches on the Adriatic coast. Most of the beaches are pebbly, but there are even a few sandy beaches perfect for vacationing with children and enjoying various activities on the sand. For those in search of privacy, there are beautiful and sheltered rocky coves perfect for romantic getaways. All of the beaches are easy to access on foot, by car or by boat.
Gastronomy, Night life and Game of Thrones
South Dalmatian people are famous for their love for tasty food and quality wines, and Dubrovnik is no exception with its rich gastronomic offer. There are numerous venues to eat ranging from fast food to fine dining restaurants. Most of the popular eating places are located in the city center, making it easy for the guests to choose their preferred restaurant during leisure walks through the city. Depending on the guests’ preferences, there is a venue for everyone. In Dubrovnik you can enjoy renowned French cuisine, Japanese sushi and even quality steaks. For those preferring more dynamic lifestyle and the familiar tastes of the world’s most beloved
dishes, there is a number of pizzerias at the city center and even a Mexican restaurant. Most of the restaurants are situated in the attractive ambiances reflecting the romantic Adriatic atmosphere. The guests are often interested to try the local cuisine and Dubrovnik is the perfect place to enjoy the simple richness of the famous South Dalmatian dishes. Traditional Dubrovnik cuisine rests on fresh, locally grown vegetables and fruits, quality meat and fish with as little spices as possible and lots of olive oil. While in Dubrovnik you should try some of the local fish specialties in some of the many city taverns and restaurants. We warmly recommend Lokanda tavern and Proto restaurant, both located in the city center. For those interested in trying some of the Dubrovnik signature meals, it is essential to taste the green menestra, a smoked meat and cabbage stew. No fish lover can resist the famous Dalmatian octopus salad, black risotto, shellfish or grilled sardines. All the fish specialties are made of freshest fish from the Adriatic depths and shellfish grown in unpolluted sea. And for those with a sweet tooth there is a variety of beloved local desserts such as Dubrovnik Rozata (crème brulee Dubrovnik style), Ston cake, kotonjata (quince pudding), arancini (candied orange rind) and many others. All of the Dubrovnik fine dining venues are offering a rich selection of wines. Dubrovnik grape growers and vineyard owners are proud of their quality red wines; Plavac Mali being the most famous one. The variety is named after the small dark blue grapes grown in the central part of the nearby Pelješac peninsula.
As one of the most desirable summer destinations on the Mediterranean, Dubrovnik has a rich and variable nightlife scene to satisfy all the different preferences of its guests. After the sunbathing, swimming and daytime relaxation by the sea, it is logical to continue the fun even after dark. Dubrovnik offers something for everyone; there are numerous nightclubs, bars, galleries and concert venues; the majority of them inside the Old City walls and easy to reach wherever you are staying. Even a simple evening walk through the city can turn into a fun and memorable experience in Dubrovnik. You can enjoy excellent music and other acts of the street performers during your walk down the Stradun Street and all around the city center. In spring and summer almost every city square becomes a stage for the countless theater and concert performances. If you want to experience the authentic beauty of Dubrovnik and the enchanting South Dalmatian atmosphere, it is essential to hear the Dalmatian vocal groups. The singers often spontaneously gather in the city streets and sing old Dalmatian songs about love and the sea. The Rector’s Palace often hosts some of the world’s greatest musicians. If you are interested in getting to know more about the Dubrovnik contemporary art, there are numerous galleries in the city center.
King’s Landing Dubrovnik
Game of Thrones filming locations in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Dubrovnik was the main filming location in Croatia for King’s Landing, a fictional city in Game of Thrones, the famous television series based on the series of fantasy novels “A Song of Ice and Fire” and distributed by HBO. For those who have seen the series and are passionate about it, a visit to Dubrovnik will become a beautiful déjà vu because of the way in which it was so well integrated into the setting of the series.
With a base such as that of the Old Town of Dubrovnik, no special measures were necessary for scenery or special effects in order to play the fortified port city of King’s Landing, a stronghold of the Lannister family. Filming grandly exploits the large outer walls, fortifications built over time by human hands, as well as the narrow streets of the old town where several scenes happen during the course of the episodes.
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