Hidden Gems

Step back in time when you yacht in Croatia

By Jenny Wilson
on  May 07, 2016

A sailing holiday can be an opportunity to visit lots of busy ports and enjoy a dizzying array of nightlife and activities; however, if you would rather take things a little easier, there are plenty of opportunities to do so. Croatia still has plenty of destinations largely undiscovered by tour companies, making it the perfect choice for a getaway if you are seeking a slower, more relaxed pace of life.

Sailing in Croatia - Chilling out on the water

One of the real joys of some of Croatia’s islands is that in many ways they are largely untouched by modern life. There are over 1,000 islands in this regions, many of which are either uninhabited or home to just a handful of residents. Scedro is among the most beautiful and is protected as a national park. Wander along the coastline to admire the secluded bays or take a stroll to the abandoned village of Nastane for a glimpse of old Croatia.

The enigmatic island of Vis has only recently appeared on the holiday radar, making it perfect for a quiet break. There are just two main roads, meaning that traffic is sparse, and the scenery is simply spectacular. Alternatively, head to Mljet National Park, which covers half Mljet Island and is quite simply one of the most outstandingly unspoilt places you could hope to find. Escape the frenetic pace of contemporary living when you take in some of these Croatian gems.

Croatia is also steeped in history, with the medieval city of Dubrovnik an absolute must-see. While obviously a busier destination than the islands, the rich heritage on display makes it well worth the trip and gives visitors the chance to imagine exactly how Croatia’s most important city would have looked in centuries past.

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