Central Dalmatia

In Central Dalmatia, you can explore historic port towns, pine-scented islands, as well as fine pebble beaches. In the region’s main city, Split, see Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nearby, check out the tiny medieval-walled town of Trogir, also UNESCO-listed.

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Split, Croatia

Places to See

  • Split. With its small-town atmosphere, noisy streets, and easy-going residents, Split embodies the essence of the Mediterranean. Split is also the main departure port for yacht charters to the islands of Central Dalmatia.
  • Brac. Brac is famous for its brilliant white stone that was used to build Diocletian’s Palace in Split. This is where you’ll also find Zlatni Rat celebrated as one of the most beautiful beaches on the Croatian coastline.
  • Hvar. Don’t miss Hvar’s has glamorous nightlife.
  • Vis. Here you can visit the enchanting Blue Cave on Bisevo.

Things to Do

  • Scuba dive.
  • Windsurf
  • Kayak
  • Bie
  • Hike
  • Dine
  • Shop

Gastronomy

In Dalmatian cuisine, fish is a major part of the diet along with fresh vegetables, olive oil, and seasonings like garlic, rosemary, and parsley. Traditional cooking methods include Buzara, Gradele, and Peka.

The Buzara method involves preparing seafood in olive oil, wine, garlic, and fresh herbs. This preparation method creates a unique flavorful sauce.

Gradele involves grilling fresh fish or meat over an open fire. Although fish is the most common option, meat and snails can also be prepared similarly. The fish is usually brushed with a rosemary branch dipped in olive oil.

The Peka method involves putting all ingredients (such as lamb or octopus, served with seasoned potatoes) in a bell-shaped pot under a heavy iron lid. After that, the ingredients are slowly simmered in their own juices.

No matter the dish you would like to try, your personal chef will undoubtedly be able to create it.

Marinas and Anchorages

  • ACI Marina Split. Accommodates boats and yachts up to 90 meters long. Amenities include: currency exchange, Cash machine (ATM), Wi-Fi, Laundry, Restaurant and cafe, Grocery store
  • ACI Marina Milna. Accommodates boats and yachts up to 25 meters long. Amenities include: currency exchange, Cash machine (ATM), Wi-Fi, Laundry, Restaurant, and cafe, Grocery store
  • ACI Marina Palmižana. Open from April to the end of October. Accommodates boats and yachts up to 30 meters long. Amenities include Wi-Fi, Restaurant, Electricity, Water, Bar, Market, ATM

Bisevo

Bisevo
The island of Biševo is located near the island of Vis. A total of 11 people live there permanently. On Bisevo, you will find gorgeous beaches, hiking trails, and solitude. It is a genuine untouched gem of nature. During the summer, it is famous due to the Modra Spilja (Blue Cave). It is called Blue Cave because when the sunlight enters the main cavern, it is bathed in a beautiful fluorescent blue light. Blue Cave on Bisevo Bisevo: Things to see and do Drop anchor in a sheltered bay. Porat is among the most popular, and it has a pebble beach and a couple of informal summer eateries too.Join an organized tour of the Blue Cave. Small tender boats take visitors into the Blue Cave, passing through a narrow tunnel to enter the main chamber. The best time to visit is around midday when the sun is at its height.Hike...

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Brac

Brac
Brac is a popular port of call for yachts sailing the Adriatic. It is the biggest island in Central Dalmatia and the third biggest on the Adriatic. Brac is well known for its impressive Zlatni Rat Beach, in Bol, on the south coast. Zlatni Rat is a fine pebble spit jutting out into the sea, perpendicular to the coast. In addition, Brac is famed for its stone quarries, which have supplied stone for buildings far and wide since Roman times. Brac Brac offers rugged landscapes, with rough pastures, pinewoods, vineyards, olive groves, and a deep blue sea. The local specialty is Brac lamb. Brac | Things to See and Do Bol. This former fishing village is now the main tourist resort on Brac. You will find the lovely Zlatni Rat beach and excellent water sports facilities here. Art lovers should spend an afternoon at the Deškovic Gallery. Zlatni Rat beach...

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Hvar

Hvar
Hvar is Croatia's most fashionable island destination. Located in Central Dalamatia, it is much-loved by sailing crews, who moor up in Hvar Town or Stari Grad on summer evenings. Most importantly, in Hvar Town, you must see the main square, rimmed with cafes and overlooked by the Renaissance cathedral. After that, walk up to the Venetian-era hilltop fortress for stunning views of the fishing harbor. Likewise, Stari Grad is a romantic huddle of old stone buildings and home to some excellent Dalmatian seafood restaurants. Stari Grad sits at the end of a long sheltered bay, and as a result, it has offered refuge to passing boats for over two millennia. Hvar: Things to See and Do Firstly, explore Hvar Town. Stroll through the romantic narrow stone alleys of the old town. Check out the 17th-century Theater above the Arsenal and the lovely Franciscan Monastery. If you plan to eat out,...

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Solta

Solta
Solta is the closest island to Split in Central Dalmatia. Solta is relatively undeveloped and has a rocky coastline and an interior of rough pastures, woodland, and olive groves. Maslinica, Solta Island, Croatia As a result of its proximity to Split, sailing crews often stop here, either on their first or final night touring. In particular, the small bays near Maslinica are popular spots to drop anchors. Climate The climate on Solta is similar to that of Split. During May, September, and October average temperatures fall between 68°F and 77°F. On average, the warmest months are July and August. The coldest month is January with an average high temperature of 50°F. Solta | Things to See and Do Take an olive oil tour and discover the ancient groves of Olynthia Natura in Gornje Selo.Spend some time in Grohote, Šolta's main village. Here, learn about beekeeping and honey making at Tvrdic...

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Split Yacht Charter

Split Yacht Charter
Split is the second-largest city in Croatia and the largest port city on the Adriatic. It was founded by Roman Emperor Diocletian some 1700 years ago. Diocletian built a magnificent waterside palace here, and today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the heart of the city. Don't delay, start planning your Split yacht charter today. Split is an ideal departure port for your Croatia Yacht Charter. Certainly, the city offers excellent options for sightseeing, dining, drinking, and nightlife. Above all, it is the gateway to the islands of Central Dalmatia. Sailing itineraries can be Split to Split, Split to Dubrovnik, or the reverse. Or you might cruise north to the Kornati Islands. Split: Things to see and do Firstly, explore Split's car-free Old town, centering on Diocletian’s Palace, the Roman Peristil, and the Cathedral.Stroll along the Riva, Split's bustling waterfront boardwalk, with cafes, restaurants, and majestic sea views.Browse...

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Trogir, Croatia

Trogir, Croatia
The medieval-walled town of Trogir, Croatia sits on a tiny island, joined to the mainland by a footbridge. Trogir was settled by the Ancient Greeks, some 2300 years ago. After that, during the Middle Ages, it became an important cultural center, known for its artists, sculptors, and stonemasons. More than 3,000 years old, Trogir is the sailing capital of the Adriatic. The surrounding islands are home to numerous coves and inlets, making them perfect for yacht charters in central Dalmatia. Below is a brief guide to the best yacht charter stops around Trogir Croatia. As a result of its beautifully preserved historic architecture, today Trogir's Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In short, the pedestrian-only Old Town is a joy to explore on foot. Above all, you should see the 13th-century Cathedral and the 15th-century Venetian loggia, both on the stone-paved main square. Situated in Central Dalmatia, Trogir...

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Vis

Vis
Vis is the most remote of the Central Dalmatian Islands. Wild and unspoiled, it has a rocky, indented coastline, rugged hills, and fields planted with vineyards and olive groves. The island's two main settlements are Vis Town on the north coast and Komiža on the western coast. Komiza town on Vis island Vis was first settled by the Ancient Greeks, who were attracted by its safe harbors and fertile interior. Later, in the 20th century, as part of Yugoslavia, the island was a military naval base. Thus it was closed to foreigners, and tourism was not developed here. Still today, you will find that the island is relatively undeveloped and is visited mainly by yachting crews. Climate: The island enjoys a Mediterranean climate, similar to most of the islands on the Dalmatian coast. In summer temperatures often rise above 75 degrees Fahrenheit. During the summer the Mistral winds cool the...

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