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Croatian Archipelago: Discover Hidden Gems of the Adriatic on a Catamaran

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“Whichever part of the Croatian coast you choose, you’re bound to stumble upon some secret bays and hidden natural phenomena.”
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A lot of people know Croatia due to its famous tourist destinations such as Split or Dubrovnik, but there’s so much more you can actually discover here. There are endless ways to discover these sights, but definitely one of the best ways to explore Croatia is by boat.

Its rugged coastline allows you to sail for days or even weeks, but no day will pass by without a memorable sight. Croatia yacht charter is perfect for flexible sailing and full freedom on your sea holiday. You can visit islets and islands you wouldn’t be able to otherwise and get yourself a truly memorable vacation. There are many popular tourist destinations, but you can actually plan a holiday in Croatia far away from the crowds. Discover hidden gems of the Adriatic in peace, and you’ll definitely want to return here next year.

Which Adriatic gems are perfect for nature lovers?

Many of the hidden Mediterranean jewels are located on islands. Some of them are large and as such popular tourist locations, but some are small and uninhabited. There’s something charming about these small islands with untouched nature and endemic plants. However, even the largest islands like Brač have plenty of nature to explore and hike through.

The first location you should visit is the Lastovo Islands, and you can do that by chartering a catamaran in Croatia. This place is ideal both for families looking for inclusive nature trails, or solo hikers who want to discover some more intense terrain. Starting from Lastovo Islands, you can head onto the southwest point of Croatia which is the island of Palagruža. Some people call Palagruža “the Croatian Galapagos” due to the number of species that live here in harmony.

Another island that is easily reached by a catamaran from Lastovo is Mljet. Here you can explore the Mljet National Park and discover a number of secluded bays. The most popular sight on Mljet is the Odysseus’ cave, which was once a home for a number of aquatic mammals.

Which Croatian islands are ideal for an all-in-one experience?

If you’d like to combine exploring hidden gems with amazing food and cultural programmes, visit some of the bigger islands. Hvar is an example which is perfect for both activities. Here you can stroll through the fields of aromatic herbs, olive orchards and wine groves.

Another good suggestion is Brač. Even though it’s probably the most popular Croatian island, Brač has a number of hidden gems such as the Blaca Hermitage. Hidden gems of the Adriatic aren’t located only on the islands, so it pays off to visit the coast. Head to Istra and Rt Kamenjak for phenomenal nature only a short ride from the ancient city of Pula.

Whichever part of the Croatian coast you choose, you’re bound to stumble upon some secret bays and hidden natural phenomena. That’s the true beauty of Croatia

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