Croatia has become an increasingly popular summer destination, but with over islands 1,000 dotted along its beautiful Adriatic coastline, how do you choose where to go? A luxury yacht charter in Croatia is the perfect way to get the most from your Croatian holiday, and you’ll only need to unpack once.
Read on for the Luxisto list of the top 5 events in Croatia this summer that you can reach from your vessel.
1. Mediterranean Film Festival Split
You’ll find a multitude of delights in the wonderful city resort of Split this summer – we love it so much that we named it on our list twice. We’re starting with the 7th edition of the Mediterranean Film Festival Split which takes place from 6-14th June. The program will have international film buffs drooling, with 81 films from 30 different countries on show. Whilst there are no Hollywood blockbusters on show, there are screenings of 2 Oscar nominated films.
2. Dubrovnik International Wine & Jazz Festival
Dubrovnik is one of the world’s most beautiful cities and is certainly an essential stop on any Croatian itinerary. However, the opportunity to visit at a time when you can enjoy a world-class jazz program and sample award winning Croatian wines seems like the perfect way to finish off the summer season. This year’s festival takes place from 25th – 28th September.
3. Moreska Sword Dance, Korcula
If your yacht charter itinerary takes you to the island of Korcula on any Thursday evening from June to October, you may be in for a shock when you encounter the Moreska Sword Dance. No need for concern, this four centuries’ old tradition is performed by local historical societies. It sounds like a perfect excuse to join in the party on what is a charming and beautiful island.
4. Summer carnival on the Island of Pag
This event is the oldest carnival on the Adriatic, so we say you should don your best carnival mask, dance and make merry for 2 whole days from 26th August. Make sure you stay for the closing ceremony when the Carnival Prince Marko is burnt on the main town square, which should cast away all evil forces for the whole of the following year.
5. Ultra Music Festival, Split
Back again to Split for the Ultra Music Festival. For music fans, this world-famous electronic dance music event is the highlight of the season. It takes place from 11th – 13th July at the Poljud Stadium. There are also several beach and boat parties which run alongside the event, allowing you to enjoy a few drinks, some sun and great music all with the fantastic backdrop
Croatia is one of the many enchanting destinations available to Navis Yacht Charter clients. We’ve created several recommended itineraries for your luxury sailing holiday in Croatia, but we can of course customize your luxury yacht rentals to meet any special requirements.
Photos are courtesy of specialised yacht photographer Mark OConnell.