South Dalmatia

South Dalmatia is the southernmost region in Croatia. It is best known for its magnificent port city, Dubrovnik. Protected by impressive fortifications, Dubrovnik was once a wealthy independent republic. Nowadays, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It also starred as the film set for Game of Thrones.

Southern Dalmatia includes Brac, Hvar, Vis, Korcula, Mljet, and Lastovo, as well as all of the landmass south of Makarska.

Dubrovnik is the ideal starting point for a luxury yacht charter. From here, you can sail around the islands of South Dalmatia. Firstly, you might visit Mljet, home to the salt-water lakes and pine forests of Mljet National Park. Secondly, head for Korcula, known as the birthplace of Marco Polo and the producer of some of Dalmatia’s best white wines.

In contrast, opposite Korcula, the Peljesac peninsula produces Croatia’s best red wines.

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik, Croatia's best-known and most glamorous tourist destination, lies in South Dalmatia on the Adriatic Sea. Formerly a wealthy independent republic, today Dubrovnik is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Each year, tens of thousands of tourists visit its Old Town. Above all, they come to see Dubrovnik's beautifully preserved historic buildings. Aerial photo of Dubrovnik's old town. Starting your yacht charter from Dubrovnik and ending in Split allows you to enjoy the busy city first, then take in the relaxed island atmosphere. Likewise, you can start in Split and end in Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik | Places to see City Walls. Dubrovnik's medieval city walls are among the best-preserved fortifications systems in Europe. They are 1940 meters (1.2 miles) long, with five forts, sixteen towers, and bastions. Lokrum Islet. This tiny green uninhabited islet lies in front of the Old Harbor. It is a nature preserve with a botanical garden and peacocks....

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Elafiti Islands

Elafiti Islands
The green, rocky, car-free Elafiti Islands in South Dalmatia include a dozen islets, of which three are inhabited: Šipan, Lopud, and Koločep. You can explore the Elafiti Islands on your Croatia Yacht Charter or on a day trip from Dubrovnik. However, if you'd like more time to relax and explore, visit the islands one at a time. Elafiti Islands Climate The weather in the Elaphiti Islands is very similar to Dubrovnik’s weather. Spring and autumns are mild while summers are hot. Temperatures are much lower in winter, early spring, and late autumn (November to March). Elafiti Islands | Things to see and do Drop anchor in Sunj Bay on Lopud's east coast, home to one of the only sandy beaches in Croatia. Swim and snorkel - the tranquil turquoise waters around the Elafiti are perfect for viewing the underwater world. Hike from Gornje Celo to Donje Celo on Kolocep, passing...

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Korcula

Korcula
Korčula island, part of South Dalmatia, lies approximately halfway between Split and Dubrovnik. Certainly, Korčula is steeped in history, culture, and natural beauty. The main settlement, Korcula Town, sits on a small peninsula protected by medieval fortifications - as a result, it is often called "Little Dubrovnik." Korčula's second town, Vela Luka, lies in a deep sheltered bay on the island's west coast. ACI Marina Korčula In addition, there are excellent white wines. The little-known Grk grape variety hales from Lumbarda. Similarly, the esteemed Posip grape grows in Cara and Smokvica. Korčula is quite beautiful and has an easily accessible coastline. Sailing down the windy sea channel between the island and Peljesac is especially exciting. Things to see and do First, explore the Old Town. See the town walls, with forts and towers, and the main square, home to the majestic Cathedral. Also, visit the Marco Polo House, supposedly the...

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Lastovo

Lastovo
Lastovo Island is the most remote island in South Dalmatia, and it is an excellent Croatia Yacht Charter destination for those who love unspoiled nature and old stone buildings. The sole permanent settlement, Lastovo Town, is not on the coast but lies hidden away, facing inland. This is because, when it was founded, pirates were a threat to waterside dwellings. The island of Lastovo is what you might call an imperial estate - one where the emperor and his family (along with nobility) used to escape city life's stresses. It was here where they found solace in their private retreat, surrounded by natural beauty and thriving nature. With olive trees around every turn and aromatic scents wafting through each moment, it's a magical place worthy of a stop on your Croatia yacht charter. Struga Lighthouse in Lastovo, Croatia Lastovo Island | Things see and do Explore Lastovo Town, a huddle...

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Mljet

Mljet
Mljet is an unspoiled green island in South Dalmatia in, Croatia. Mljet National Park makes up approximately one-third of the island. It encompasses two interconnected saltwater lakes immersed in dense woodland. Several small villages on the island, but no significant settlements were ever built. Tourism is not significantly developed in Mljet - most visitors arrive on day trips from Dubrovnik. This means that the island is wonderfully peaceful after the last tour boat has departed. Mljet Climate Mljet has a Mediterranean climate with dry, hot summers and rainy but mild winters, with most rainfall in late autumn and early winter. Places to see Mljet National Park. It would be best to walk or hire bikes to cycle the two saltwater lakes' perimeter (approximately 8 miles). St. Mary's Island, in the middle of the Veliko Jezero (Big Lake). It is home to an abandoned Benedictine Monastery from 1198. The town of...

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Peljesac Peninsula

Peljesac Peninsula
The Peljesac Peninsula in South Dalmatia is a 44-mile-long mountainous peninsula known for its excellent local wines, quaint villages, and pebble beaches. The two main towns are Orebic and Ston. It lies opposite the island of Korcula, about a one-hour drive from Dubrovnik. It's connected to the mainland near Ston. Peljesac Peninsula. Photo by Ivan Ivankovic on Pixabay. Peljesac's vineyards grow the Plavac Mali grape variety. Moreover, the sun-soaked grapes from the steep seaward vineyards near Potomje produce Dingac, Croatia's top red wine. Climate Like most of the Dalmatian Coast, Pelješac has a consistently mild climate. Temperatures reach their peak in July and August. Plenty of sunshine certainly means lots of perfect beach days. Places to see Ston's 14th-century defensive walls connect the twin towns of Ston and Mali Ston, thus dividing Peljesac from the mainland. This is one of the world's longest-preserved fortification systems. From Orebic, climb to the...

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Ston and Mali Ston

Ston and Mali Ston
The tiny twin towns of Ston and Mali Ston lie at the very beginning of the Peljesac Peninsula in southern Dalmatia. Medieval walls connect the two towns. They lie about 34 miles northwest of Dubrovnik. Many things make this area special, including its beautiful town walls, saltworks, and mussels.  Town of Ston and historic walls aerial view, Peljesac peninsula, Dalmatia region of Croatia You can find a lot to do and see here, such as sunbathing on one of the country's many beautiful beaches or hiking through its lush countryside. Photograph fantastic mountain landscapes and sail along picturesque coastlines. Ston and Mali Ston | Places to see The Ston Walls. These fortifications, built in 1358 mainly to protect the valuable salt pans, connect Ston and Mali Ston. Prapratno Beach, with calm shallow water, is perfect for children. The beach has several amenities, including a volleyball area, paddle boats, and a...

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South Dalmatia | Climate

Southern Dalmatia gets about 250 sunny days per year, resulting in a wide variety of subtropical plants and flowers. The average annual temperature is about 63 °F. The hottest month is July, with an average of 81 °F. The coldest month is January, with an average temperature o just 48 °F. The most rain falls in November, and the windiest month is March.

South Dalmatia | Places to see

The mainland and islands of South Dalmatia offer many places to see. Following are just a few examples. For more in-depth information, click on the individual destinations above.

  • Mljet National Park on Mljet island.
  • Zlatni Rat beach on Brac island
  • Town of Korcula
  • Korcula city. Known as a small Dubrovnik, it’s famous as the birthplace of Marco Polo.
  • Rača Cave, Lastovo, where evidence of man's existence on the island date to the fourth millennium BC.

South Dalmatia | Things to do

There are countless activities to do while on your yacht charter. Following are a few ideas. Please click on the individual destinations above for more ideas about what to do.

  • The narrow sea channel between Korcula and Peljesac is a top venue for windsurfing.
  • In Ston, marvel at the town's walls. They are even longer than the walls in Dubrovnik.
  • Also, in Ston, try some of the local oysters.
  • Go on a tour of a winery and taste the local wine.
  • Visit Dubrovnik's old town. Wander the maze of streets and browse the many shops and art galleries.

Cuisine

Food in Southern Dalmatia is simple and delicious. Fresh fish, vegetables, olive oil, garlic, and wine are featured in many dishes. One particular specialty to try is pašticada. It is usually served during holidays and other festive occasions like weddings.

Marinas

ACI Marina Dubrovnik. One of the safest and most beautiful marinas of the Adriatic. It offers 380 wet berths for vessels and mega-yachts up to 60 meters in length. Amenities include:

  • Reception with currency exchange
  • Grocery store
  • Laundry
  • ATM
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Swimming pool
  • Golf practice area
  • Restaurant
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