Split is the largest city on the Adriatic coast. It has impressive sights, brilliant restaurants and large marinas to start the Croatian sailing boat. There are numerous bays and beaches for anchoring and relaxation. Croatia has about 3,600 miles of coastline, the most popular Dalmatian coast with beautiful islands and steep limestone cliffs. Split is right in the center and offers great sailing infrastructure as well as unforgettable experience because of its unique beauty. Sailing Split is one of the kind, so tell you something about it.
You are planning to rent a boat from Split – How to get there?
Split is very easily accessible. Its international airport is located 24 km northwest of the city. This is the second largest in Croatia after Zagreb and each year handles millions of passengers. During the summer, there are plenty of seasonal charter flights, mostly for all major European destinations, so departing on a sailing boat in Split is really easy.
If you want to travel by car, you can rely on a well-developed road network in Croatia, and the Adriatic motorway will take you straight to Split.
Split is also well connected by ferry to Italy, and there are many ferry lines from Split to the summer resorts and port of the Dalmatian coast.
Which marinas in Split are best suited for charter sailing?
The Split ACI marina, southwest of the historic center, has 364 yacht berths up to 80m. It is strictly protected by a long breakwater and offers a whole range of services and repairs.
Marina Lav Split, with its neighboring luxury resort Le Meridien Lav, is located 8 km southeast of the city center and has 74 berths for boats up to 40 m. There are restaurants, bars, spa and wellness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pool , casino and night club, beach, kindergarten, laundry room and many other facilities that marinas can use.
Marina Kaštela, 7 km from the airport, can accommodate 400 yachts up to 100 m, and it contains all the basic needs such as water and electricity as well as some nautical services.
What did Split have to offer for short sailing?
On a charter holiday in Split you can combine sailing with exploring the city and getting to know the local culture. Below you can find some suggestions on what to do:
Sightseeing in Split is great. They must see Diocletian's palace and the 4th century mausoleum. It is one of the best preserved Roman palaces. Visit the Grgur Nin Statue or the Cathedral and the Bell Tower of Sv. Louis. Domenius – you can walk to the tower and see Split from above. The whole old town with the street labyrinth is beautifully painted. Walk along Riva, which is a water walkway. Look at the Archaeological Museum that contains many Roman ruins and artifacts.
Relax on the beach at Bačvice.
There is a great shopping in the garden and the buzzle of the lively Old Town – you encounter many elegant and very funky boutiques and galleries.
Go to wine and cheese tasting, for example in Jazz Bar Marcus Marulus. Try out local products from Croatia and Bosnia in the atmosphere of the 15th century surrounded by about 1,000 books. The bar is located in the front of the City Museum in Old Town.
Try the Dalmatian cuisine with lots of seafood, as well as hearty meals like roast lamb.
For a taste of nightlife, try Hemingway Bar in the middle or join the smoking pub if you want to meet other people.
Look at dolphins or sea turtles. Enjoy water sports like diving, snorkeling, fishing, water skiing, wakeboarding, kayaking and much more. Or rent a bike and circulate around that area. In Split you have plenty to do and explore, so go ahead and enjoy the beauty of this wonderful Dalmatian town.
What are the best day charter flights from Split?
When renting a sailing or motor yacht in Split, there are many very attractive destinations that you can visit on a day trip. Here are a few examples:
The beautiful town of Trogir is only about 8 NM away, and you can easily sail to Čiovo, an island located just off the coast of Trogir. Go to Drvenik, or Solta with the Maslinica summer resort. Both islands are only about 10 NM from Split.
You go to Brac with the beautiful beach Zlatni Rat, located on so many postcards and enjoy the beautiful bay of Lucica with stunning turquoise water. Visit the village of Bol and Milna. Buy local olive oil and sheep cheese or try lamb which is a specialty meal.
Stroll and swim in the beautiful bay of Stivan on the island of Vis, approx. 27 NM from Split. Go to Ravnik, a mini island south of Visa. It is worth visiting the so-called. The green pit is very large and you can take a boat. Then the twin of the neighboring island of Bisevo with the amazing Blue Cave for which you need entry tickets. Snorkel in the Blue Lagoon on the island of Budikovac, also south of Visa. Only one person lives on the island all year round.
Cruise to the lively town of Hvar with Venetian palaces and charming streets and squares. Visit Hvar fortress. Go to Paklinski archipelago on the southwestern coast of Hvar. It is against entrance to Hvar harbor. The name is derived from wrinkle resin that used to be used for dredging ships. It is a long chain of 10 km with a very indented coastline, providing numerous bays for anchoring, snorkeling and fishing, for example, the beautiful bay of Palmizana.
Korcula, about 32 NM from Split, and its beautiful old town with its beautiful souvenir shops and galleries.
Then the Nature Park of Lastovo, south of Korcula, with an absolutely amazing, clean, pristine nature.
Last but not least the exalted National Park Mljet, cca. 60 NM from Split, has the same untouched nature for you to admire.
These are just a few suggestions. There is a lot to discover, and the destinations for Split for sailing boats are countless and are undoubtedly beautiful.