Split is a bewitching coastal city at the core of Dalmatia, and its rich history is only matched by its overflowing beauty and the countless attractions it hides within its borders. Without further ado, here’s what you need to know before you charter a yacht in Split:
Weather and Mooring Options
As is generally the case in the country, May through September-October- is the best time to go yachting around Split (with September especially suitable) as temperatures usually average a range of comfortable mid-twenties. Moreover, during this period the North-Western breeze is stable and blows more consistently while it is cheaper to charter vessels during September which is basically at the start of the offseason.
There are many state-of-the-art marinas around Split so parking space shouldn’t be a problem. From the Marina Baska Voda just a few miles off the city to the Marina Again situated between Šibenik and Split, there are many options in-between which also includes free-swing anchorage points such as restaurants, coves and bays.
Yachting itinerary for Split
1) Start at Split
The old town is flooded with uncountable marvels from the ancient past and perhaps the most popular of the lot is Diocletian’s place which is a well-preserved piece of Roman history. Other places worth your while include the Temple of Jupiter, the Croatian National Theater, the marketplace and the beautiful main promenade where you can sit back with a tasty cup of coffee in a fairy-tale Mediterranean setting that seems too good to be real.
2) Solta island
Only 9 nautical miles away from Split, Solta is as alluring an island as they come. The southern part of the island is littered with many bays and covers for you to discover while the coastline is forged into a peaceful conglomerate of quiet shores perfect for unwinding. The azure clear waters sealing the land mass finish off the green and white outlay of the landscape gracefully whilst also providing excellent fishing and swimming spots.
3) Vis island
Located a little further out than Solta, Vis is best known for its former role as a military base in the previous century as well as its famed underwater museum that is so surreal. The island also boasts a number of hidden bays and other geographical jewels but what makes it especially appealing to sailors is that it’s less crowded compared to other islands within the Central Dalmatia archipelago and consequently it is better preserved than most.
Komiza on the Western end of Vis Island is the place to be if a quiet day of fishing is your cup of tea. The landscape has conveniently morphed to cast this area away from the rest of the land thereby affording a secluded haven where you can lay back without interference. From there, you can yacht on over to the adjacent island of Bisevo and explore the famous “Blue Cave”.
5) Hvar island
A rich wine history and the quality to match are just some of the impressive upsides of the vibrant town of Hvar that is also heralded for fun-filled water sports, partying, exquisite food and cultural landmarks.
Be sure to also visit Bol town on Brač island- home to Zlatni Rat which is the country’s most popular village- and also set some time aside for the romantic village of Milna on the other side of the same island.