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Get ready for an unforgettable sailing trip in Split!

Sea and history: More than simple characteristics it is a bond that perfectly defines Split, a top boat rental location! This captivating sailing destination has a long seaside unique of its kind in all Europe that only by walking down it will take you back in time. The second-largest city of Croatia is ready to welcome you and all its visitors with its typically Mediterranean lively atmosphere, crystal clear waters, but above all with the charm of its ancient origins that emanate from every corner of its historic centre. Rent your yacht in Split and get ready to marvel at all its treasures!

Besides history and culture, those who want to spend a week-long boat charter under the sun and offshore can find wonderful sandy beaches, hidden cobbled coves and a sea of ​​extraordinary colours with all the nuances of blue and turquoise. With a private boat with or without skipper around Split, you'll be able to explore this exclusive coastal destination thoroughly! 

What do you think? Let’s discover the best things to see and do in Split to make the most between a day on the beach and another during your sailing holidays in Croatia!

Split Sailing Guide

Perched on a small peninsula, Split is considered one of the most beautiful sailing destinations in Croatia. As soon as you arrive in your private boat, you will immediately realize that just visiting the city will be not enough, as its surroundings are stunning too for a full week-long yacht charter! Located between mountain and sea, it stands out among the destinations as one of the most vibrant port cities of the Adriatic and the Dalmatian Coast. That’s why if you are looking for the perfect starting point for a boat rental in Croatia, Split is definitely an exclusive destination and a great choice!

Let’s have a look at the top activities, scenic spots, and beaches for planning the best sailing itinerary in Croatia starting from Split.

What to do in Split?

Split is a tourist town that offers options for your vacation both on land and at sea. Its old town is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1979. One of the most important buildings in the city is the Diocletian Palace, dating from the third century.

At sea, you can also do many activities during your vacation in Split. One option is to play picigin, a traditional game of the area in which you have to avoid a small ball from falling to the ground. It was originated in the Bacvice Beach and is now something you cannot miss if you visit this city. You can also sail off the coast with boat rentals in Split. The nearby islands of Hvar and Brac have fishing villages and a typical Adriatic landscape that will make you fall in love for its unspoiled nature. In addition, near the city of Hvar you will find a series of islands and islets that are a challenge for sailors and a unique natural spectacle characteristic of Croatia.

Split Beaches

The beaches of Split and nearby villages and islands are a clear example of how the beaches on the Dalmatian Coast are. Most of them are of pebbles or rock, although there are also some of sand. But overall, unlike the Caribbean or Mediterranean beaches, Croatia beaches have better water than sand. The waters here are clear and clean and allow easily seeing the seabed near the coast. Sometimes they acquire a beautiful turquoise color and are a mirror of the marvelous vegetation and trees that are close to the sea. Near the cities you can find big beaches with lots of entertainment. And thanks to boat rentals in Split you can sail and know more remote beaches to relax and enjoy nature. Here we list some of the best beaches in Split and its surroundings.

- Bacvice
Bacvice is the most popular beach in Split and it is located in the city center. It has fine sand and during summer it is visited by locals and tourists. It has plenty of amenities, restaurants during the day and clubs for night parties. If you like animation Bacvice is the ideal place, but if you prefer peace and quiet and relaxation, it is better to choose another beach a little less crowded.

- Kasuni
Kasuni beach is a bit further away from Split and is a little bit quieter than the Bacvice one. It is located west of the city, in the area of ​​Mount Marjan. Here you can enjoy the typical landscape of the Adriatic, with vegetation near the sea and clear water, perfect for swimming.

- Zlatni Rat
It is Croatia's most photographed beach and it is located on the island of Brac, south of Split. It is famous for the stretch of sand that goes into the sea and the green vegetation contrasts with white stones and blue water. Furthermore, it is perfect to enjoy with boat rentals in Split, doing a small excursion from the city to the island of Brac.

- Brela Coves
20 miles south of Split is Brela. This small town has several beautiful coves. Some are sandy, others are simple piers facing the water. Brela coves are perfect for enjoying a few relaxing days in Croatia.

What to eat in Split?

Croatian cuisine has a great flavor and wealth thanks to many influences, and the cuisine of Split is no exception. In this city the main ingredients are fresh fish and shellfish that are fished off the coast, but thanks to the climate and the topography of the country, you can also find dishes from fruit, vegetables and meat.

One of the typical dishes is the Dalmatian meat pasticada, a beef stew that is often accompanied by gnocchi or homemade pasta. And although it is more common in the interior of Croatia, another meat delicacy that you cannot miss in Split is the prsut, the Croatian ham.

The soparnik is one of the dishes that most resembles other Mediterranean cuisines and that uses the ingredients grown on land. It is a kind of pie stuffed with onion and parsley, but it may be filled also with other vegetables. As for sweets and desserts, paradizet is a delight from Split, and it is made with cookies, milk and eggs.

Weather and Navigation in Split

- Boating Season
The boating season in Split coincides with the sailing season in the Mediterranean. The best months are from May to October, thanks to the pleasant climate of the Adriatic. The months of July and August, when most Europeans are on vacation, it can be very difficult to get a mooring with little time. Therefore it is advisable to book in advance.

- Temperature
The temperature in Split during the boating season is very nice to be on board. The average temperatures are usually above 20°C between June and September, and the maximum values reach 30 degrees Celsius in July and August. In the colder months it is not usual to reach negative temperatures, and thermometers move between 5 and 15 degrees.

- Rainfall
Split is not a rainy city as often happens in the countries of southern Europe and close to the coast. In the summer months it hardly rains and the months with more rainfall are November and December, away from the sailing season.

- Sea Temperature
The sea temperature in Split is very nice during the summer months and invites to sail and swim in the waters of the Adriatic. The water from June to October is above 20 ° C, and in the warmer months it can reach 25 degrees, being very pleasant to be in the water.

- Wind
One of the best aspects of sailing in the Dalmatian Coast and of boat rentals in Split is the wind, which is ideal for sailing and for a totally relaxing holiday. Usually there is a wind of 5 to 20 knots in the sailing season. The Mistral wind is typical in the summer months. Blowing northwest, it is constant and moderate, and it helps sailing.

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