Why choose Zadar as you starting point?
Skippered or bareboat, traversing the Adriatic near Zadar is an experience one does not easily forget. The Zadar archipelago consists of nearly 300 islands, tiny and big, usually uninhabited and ideal for island hopping. Sailing around this area, breathtaking panoramas of green and blue horizons merging in the distance and the gentle feel of warm winds and summer sun, rejuvenates the mind and soul. The city itself is a stunning example of sturdiness of Roman architecture and the hard work the local population put in constructing the numerous stone buildings in typical Mediterranean style. Entering the old town of Zadar is like stepping into an older era, but with all the benefits of a modern home.
What to do and see on your yacht charter holiday in Zadar?
The sites to see in and around Zadar are plentiful in number and large in scale. Inside the city, the millennia old church of St. Donat dominates the old core with the church of St. Stošija, one of the biggest churches in Dalmatia, calling the faithful to prayer. The main promenade is incredibly long, housing stores, boutiques and plenty of local restaurants serving fresh fish. The cuisine in Zadar is an interesting blend of Italian, Slavic and Mediterranean influences, creating some of the most distinguished and tasty dishes on the Croatian coastline. The narrow, little stone streets, called kale, always lead to something of great architectural importance, a fun happening or a cultural manifestation. Outside the city, many prime sailing locations await. Dugi Otok, with lush flora and fauna, a beauty of nature, connecting with Kornati National Park, a unique archipelago of countless islands, untouched by man and magnificent to witness. There is also Ugljan with top shelf diving and snorkeling spots and a wide array of aquatic life to observe.
When is the best time to sail in Zadar?
For the ideal summer temperatures, the best time to visit Zadar is July and August, with mid July being the hottest, with constant day temperatures around 30 degrees Celsius and rarely dropping below 22 degrees at night. The busiest months in Zadar, in terms of crowds, high prices and no vacancies are June followed by May and April. In the summer time there is at most 2 to 3 days of precipitation per month. With weak and moderate winds in the area around Zadar, it is the perfect location for a sailing vacation.