Nightlife from a boat here in Croatia
is a Cafe, small restaurant, majority of sailing charters are 6 to 8 men
, some families and some couples but predominantly men
. But never a problem, this is a very respectful country.
Yes there's nightlife on PAG ,ZADAR or in PULA, SPLIT,HVAR and DUBROVNIK but it's cosmopolitan/mediteranean style.
This is one country that's not very Americanised, god bless it!!!
We spend 90% of our time at anchor
when cruising, only going to a Marina berth when a good anchoring
position isn't available or if we have company.
here seems to start at 10 and knock off at 5'ish so long sails may involve some planning.
As summer nears the end the Italians infiltrate Croatia, it's less argumentative if you are in the southern sections at that time.
in the North is predominately stronger although we've rode
out in excess of 50knots around Trogir a couple of times.
Trogir is a gem you must go and tie along side the Quay, it has an old city beyond belief, likewise PULA is not to be missed with the working ROMAN ARENA If you were in the North! Although the Marina approach is a bit industrial.
FUNTANA if you have children
is stunning for the Dinosaur Park you'll lose them for a day, if you have adult teenagers and want to lose them for a week take them to PAG the party island, North again.
If i only had a week i'd pick a SUNSAIL Charter boat up at TROGIR it's closer to SPLIT Airport
than SPLIT $20:00 TAXI ride. I'd sail south heading for VIS (a great sail) the harbour there very safe, once in having toured VIS (best hire a cheap
as chips car) i'd decide the sailing route
back dependant on the breezes, exploring HVAR, BRAC, SPLIT then back into TROGIR to hand the boat back.
BUT do yourself 2 favours spend an extra 1 or 2 nights in TROGIR afterwards to debrief and suck in the CROATIAN atmosphere, walk the markets, you won't regret it and don't make it a whirlwind tour, the southern section islands can take 3 months alone, we know we came here for 3 months a year ago!!!!
Enjoy we know you will.
Frank & Viv.