Best Gulet home port for first-timers

We congratulate your idea to spend summer holidays on board a gulet at the Adriatic.
Still, you haven’t chosen the home port as a starting point of your Adriatic adventure. As a first timer you probably still have some doubts and concerns about specific spots you would like to visit.

In general, nobody wants to be disappointed with their holidays, especially in a new country. Therefore, we can give you a hint that might be helpful. Croatian Adriatic coast stretches from Istria on the NW, bordering Slovenia and Italy; to SE where Croatia meets the border with Montenegro.

Very well indented coastline includes nearly a hundred islands, several hundreds of islets with belonging rocks and reefs. It is definitely too much to see them all in one week of sailing. Deciding where to start sailing one has to choose the region of Adriatic that might be the most interesting at the moment. To the first timer Split region might seem the most convenient place to begin. We will mention only some of them while you are expected to come back to us with your opinions and remarks, after your sailing trip. Firstly, Split refers to the centre of Dalmatia (Croatia’s largest coastal region) regarding its accessibility by air, ground or sea.  Split airport is located some 30 minutes away from the city port while Croatia’s major highway connects Split with major European road connections; not to mention that Split port is one of the most frequent ones in the Adriatic. On the other hand, thanks to its location, Split refers to the ideal home port to embark the gulet regardless of your route. You may choose either to sail Central Dalmatia which includes the most popular Adriatic islands such as Brač, Hvar, Šolta or Vis; or to take southern route towards Korčula, Lastovo or Mljet.

Northern route might include visits to coastal cities of Rogoznica or Primošten, Šibenik archipelago or even the archipelago of Kornati National Park. All mentioned routes may include careless sunbathing, swimming and snorkelling in beautiful, untouched pristine nature as well as sightseeing and nightlife. Not to forget, Split alone is worth taking a tour too.

Enjoy your stay aboard!

Author: Ivo Biočina
Source: Hrvatska Turistička Zajednica