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Sailing Holidays with Catamaran Charter Croatia

CatamaranCity presents sailing holidays along the Croatian coast line as a one time experience. You can explore ancient ruins and more than 1000 islands, secluded anchorages and traditional fishing villages.

Croatia is blessed with a wealth of natural riches, boasting almost 2000km of rocky, indented shore and more than a thousand islands, many blanketed in luxuriant vegetation. Even during the heavily visited months of July and August there are still enough off-the-beaten-track islands, quiet coves and stone-built fishing villages to make you feel as if you’re visiting Europe at its most unspoiled. There’s plenty in the way of urbane glamour too, if that’s what you’re after, with swanky hotels, yacht-filled harbors and cocktail bars aplenty – especially in destinations such as Dubrovnik and Hvar.


A renewed respect for natural ingredients has become the watchword of Croatian cuisine, with locally sourced foodstuffs, wines and olive oils standing up increasingly well to globalization. Croatia has a growing reputation for niche festivals – not just in the party-the-weekend-away music events held on beaches and in abandoned factories and ancient sea-forts up and down the coast, but also in the mushrooming number of arts festivals and small-town cultural shindigs. And in Zagreb and elsewhere, a raft of new galleries and art attractions has given the country a cool and contemporary sheen.

The Mediterranean diet is among the healthiest in the world. Not surprisingly so, since it involves a lot of fish, vegetables, olive oil etc. And healthy does not mean ‘yuck!’ in this case. Dalmatian cuisine includes the best of the Mediterranean way of cooking, but it also incorporates elements from the Dalmatian hinterland and Croatia in general. It’s all about indulging in excellent food moderately, according to the carpe diem (‘seize the day’) way of life.


Weather in Croatia

In the warmer period, Dubrovnik is bathed in the sun from dawn to dusk, with rare cloudy days and temporary summer showers. There are over 250 sunny days throughout the year and the average annual air temperature is 17°C. August is the hottest month of the year, with the average air temperature of 26°C, but it can get much hotter than that. It is therefore essential to seek out refreshment in the sea. Its average temperature is always around 21°C ensuring the pleasant relief from the daytime swelter. Thanks to such pleasant climate, bathing season usually starts already in April and lasts until the late September, often even longer. Maestral is a pleasant breeze that often blows along the coastline in the summer afternoons announcing fine weather and bringing the most welcomed sea-scented refreshment.

The best time to visit Istria is in the period from April – October period. Highest temperatures in hot summer months (July and August) can reach over 38⁰C (100⁰F), while the water at the same time reaches a comfortable 26⁰C (79⁰F).

Istrian penninsula has a pleasant Mediterranean climate with mild winters and dry and warm summers with an average of 2400 hours of sunshine per year.Owing to the longest insolation with a daily average of 10 hours on the Istrian coast and tourist resorts, it has plenty of clear days throughout the summer.
The climate along the coast slowly changes into continental as you move towards the Istrian hinterland which is favorable for plenty of outdoor experiences.

Istria is probably the largest Mediterranean green oasis with its natural Mediterranean flora and fauna, picturesque vineyards and old olive groves, dense evergreen macchia, meadows and fields as well as oak forests and evergreen pines which extend all the way to the coast.

The Dalmatian coast and the offshore islands of the Adriatic are Croatia’s most well known, and most visited, tourist destinations. Whether you choose to start your journey in Split, at the top of the Dalmatian coast, and sample a few islands before ending in one spot and relax for a week or two, you are bound to be astounded by the beauty of Croatia’s landscape. The Dalmatian Coast is home to a Mediterranean climate that boasts long hot summers and mild winters. Atypical of a Mediterranean climate, rainfall is generally moderate year round towards the north but towards the south it follows the Mediterranean dry summer wet winter pattern to a greater extent.

The most popular time to visit the region, and when the most suitable weather occurs, is during the summer months from June to September. Summers along the coast and in the islands see about 10 to 12 hours of sunshine per day and temperatures in the mid to high 20’s, occasionally reaching into the 30’s in the very height of summer. Croatia boasts very low humidity, sitting at about 60%, so even in the scorching sun the heat is bearable; you are also never far from the crystal waters of the Adriatic which you can dive into to cool off.

Weather in Šibenik is influenced by Marine – Mild Winter climate. Mild with no dry season, warm summer. Average temperature of all months is lower than 22°C (72°F). At least four months with average temperatures over 50°F (10°C). Year around equally spread rainfall.

The hottest month is July, when max temperature is about 30℃ Usually second week is the hottest. But be aware of Rain and Thunderstorm. The coldest month is January. In this month temperature could be even 3℃ at night! In fifth week you should wear the most warmth clothing.

The coast has a typically Mediterranean climate consisting of hot, dry, sunny weather during summer, and relatively mild – though somtimes wet – weather in winter.

Average temperatures during summer should lie in the mid-to-high 20s °C/77-86°F, although it is more likely that you’ll have temperatures well into the 30s °C/high 80s or low 90s °F.Summers, on the other hand, can very often be sweltering with temperatures often reaching the mid to high 30s °C/high 80s or low 90s °F and when there’s no cool sea breeze (or the sea itself), it can get a little uncomfortable at times. Average temperatures in the interior would be around the low 20s °C/low 70s °F.

Air-conditioning is becoming more and more common in Croatia all the time, so wherever you are during summer, it is more than likely that your accommodation will have it, providing you with a bit more comfort in summer. Air-con is also pretty common in cafes, restaurants and bars these days.

The Kvarner Bay with its beautiful beaches offers beach lovers, in terms of climate and weather everything your heart desires. The bay and the Ucka mountain range in the hinterlands protects the region from cold air and weather extremes, thus spoiling visitors most of the year with sunshine and warmth. When it comes to the bathing season, it is long: From May to October water lovers and sun worshipers fill up the beaches of the region. In May only the bravest swimmers can withstand the around 16°C cold water, and the majority of tourists wait for the warmth of the hot summer months. Between late July and early September the temperatures rise to about around 30°C and the water temperatures peak at around 21-23°C, making for pleasant swimming conditions. August and September are considered the driest months of the year in the Kvarner bay. This is especially true on the coast, even though the coastal mountains may drop a rain cloud or two in midsummer. On the other hand the high altitudes, especially in summer, bring a welcoming change and cool down. Here it is a few degrees cooler than in the hot, continental climate hinterlands. The winter is relatively mild and rainy, so is, therefore, less suitable for bathing or walking holidays. Active vacationers will find the most ideal condition in the mild and mostly sunny transitional seasons.

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Sailing routes suggestions

A few routes that we at Catamaran rent Croatia have prepairedfor you. As a suggestion of what to do and where to go in Croatia.

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