Croatia is still booming and with its many islands, short distances, great harbors and beautiful bays it is simply difficult to beat - especially since there are no cheaper charter yachts anywhere in the Mediterranean. So this year again, thousands and thousands of crews swarm out to spend a carefree holiday between Umag and Dubrovnik.
Around the "offshore" island of Vis: It is almost 30 miles from the mainland there, even if other islands can serve as a station on the way. With beautiful bays, the Blue Grotto of Bisovo and the pretty little island capital Vis Luk, the island, which was closed as a military area until 1995, is now a popular destination for many crews. We give tips for the best stops, sights and restaurants to go around.
So that area insiders are also up to date, we have compiled all the news from the area in a detailed update: How is the booth at the mega construction site in Rovinj, where are new ports being built, where is the service issue, which buoy fields have been opened or orphaned? And what about the last status in this year's dispute, topic number one, the drastically increased living allowance, which saddles owners with up to 700 percent more costs. Expert Karl-Heinz Resistant, author of the area guide "888 harbors and bays", provides information.
The topic of costs is also a concern for charter crews: Again, harbor prices, especially for day berths, have risen sharply again in many places, and again more bays have been equipped with buoys that are subject to a charge. For years there have been ports that are particularly expensive and even charge more on the weekends than during the week. We tell you where you are being ripped off, which ports you should avoid when and how you can save demurrage through clever trip planning.
Last but not least, an information piece for owners: Anyone looking for an alternative in view of the spiraling costs in Croatia will find what they are looking for at the Italian-Slovenian Adrirasch. Between Piran and Venice there is a multitude of exciting alternatives of ports that make a visit or even a change of territory attractive.