Throughout the Mediterainnian few places match the staggering local beauty of Croatia. For Bareboat or Skipper Yach Charter it provides an irresistible charm for our European Yacht Charter clients. Natural resources have allowed Yachting and Charter to thrive throughout this Mediterranean region. Additionally, deepwater harbours, with plenty of shelter and an abundance of marinas, are the main attractions for sailors.
Officially named Croatian Republika Hrvatska this is a country at the crossroads of central and southeast Europe. Yacht Charter has become very popular along the coast as they roll out into the Adriatic Sea. The capital is Zagreb which forms one of the country’s subdivisions, along with its twenty counties. Typically of the Mediterranean region, the long summers have excellent sailing and boating weather. Bareboat or Skippered Charter is well catered for.
Dubrovnik,Split, Zadar, and Pula have well-serviced airports along the coast, close to many Charter locations. The capital Zagreb also has a fully serviced international airport.
Car Rental can be a challenge in Dubrovnik, especially if you intend to cross a country border. Do check with your Yacht charter company before booking any travel restrictions. Although this is the Mediterranean many parts of the county are recovering from a lack of infrastructure.
There are direct rail links to Croatia from Austria, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Germany, Hungary, and Slovenia. Before you book a Yacht Charter do investigate travel arrangements.
Rail developments since 2004 saw the introduction of the 160 kph “Tilting trains”. These connect Zagreb with Split and other major cities such as Rijeka and Osijek. High-speed rail service is progressively being introduced into this ever-developing country. Croatia has a long way to go to catch the rest of Europe. Tourism, sailing and charter holidays will help to keep them on the map of progress.
Most internal trains do not require a seat reservation. Additionally, from Zagreb airport, one or two buses leave every hour to the Zagreb city bus terminal. At the station, you can also take a tram to the central train station. Euro Rail (Eurail) passes are not valid on the buses or trams.
The service sector dominates Croatia’s economy, followed by industry and agriculture. International and European tourism is a primary source of income during the summer, with boating and Yacht Charter being a substantial contributor to this Mediterranean economy.
In 1918, after World War one, Croatia was included in the unrecognized European State of Slovenes. Correspondingly, Croatia and Serbia seceded from Austria-Hungary and merged into the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. In World War II, Croatia was a fascist puppet state. Significantly, it was supported by the then fascist Italy and Nazi Germany. The Croatian government finally declared independence on 25th June 1991. The country´s independence came into effect in October that year.
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