Why choose Kaštel as you starting point?
Kaštel is situated between two UNESCO Sites - one being Diocletian's Palace in Split and the other the old town of Trogir. This unique geographical position is the reason why Kaštel `s nautical reputation is on the rise. The oldest of the seven settlements is Kaštel Stari, while the marina, located in Kaštel Gomilica, is capable of accommodating every nautical need, such as refueling, chartering, or planning the next sailing route with a hired skipper. On the slopes of mount Kozjak, the locals grow olives and grapes for an exquisite dining experience in the nearby taverns, which serve dishes made by following traditional receipts and locally grown and made wines.
What to do and see on your yacht charter holiday in Kaštel?
The white stone coastal settlements of Kaštel provide ample of opportunities for a relaxed and enjoyable boating excursion to nearby islands of Šolta, Brač, Hvar and Vis. The Kaštel Riviera, stretching throughout all seven settlements is home to a gigantic, very ancient olive tree, nearly 2000 years old. Also to see in the Riviera is the botanical garden in Kaštel Lukšić and the Vitturi castle, housing the town`s museum. The beauties of nature in the parts around Kastel are famous far and wide, especially the basin of Mount Kozjak, with its biblical gardens housing many scriptural plant species. The slopes connecting Kozjak with the Kaštel settlements are littered with vineyards, growing a traditional grape sort – Kaštelanski crljenak, placing Kaštel on the wine tourism map. The history of local wines and viticulture is presented with a focus on the hard work of the indigenous people, who worked the fields for centuries to be able to feel proud about the quality Kaštelan wines represent. The nightly entertainment is well diversified, featuring events such as Kaštel Summer of culture, which includes a wide range of exhibitions, concerts and performances. For instance, Dalmatian folk music nights proudly present the best of acapella Dalmatian choirs.
When to sail in Kaštel?
The best time for ideal sailing weather conditions in Kaštel is between early April and late June or from late august to early October. The hottest months are June, July and August, with the warmest time of the year being mid-July, with highs reaching 32 degrees Celsius during the day and 21 degrees Celsius at night. Winds in Kaštel are usually calm with the windiest months being March, February and December. Calm waters and winds in the summer usually mean perfect yachting conditions. Even the busiest months in Kaštel - July, August and May do not hinder the perfect conditions for a sailing holiday in the area.