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Dubrovnik is one of the most popular cities in Croatia. It is located at the southernmost edge of Croatia and it is also referred to as one of the country’s most beautiful cities. Its old town is part of the world heritage, the palace is one of the world’s most beautiful and largest Roman buildings that has survived history. Do you wish to lie in the sun on stunning beaches and explore many islands? Your best destination is Dubrovnik! The Adriatic Sea hides countless secrets and adventures, of which you can discover a lot. Due to the city’s great location, you can make wonderful boat trips on the sea, visiting many towns and islands. Even Montenegro is easy to reach by boat!
It can be found in the south of Dalmatia with a good transportation network. Dubrovnik is the county seat of county Neretva, it is also called the pearl of the Adriatic Sea. The sea coast and the land of Herzegovina are bordered by the peaks of the mountain chain of the Dinaric Alps. Many islands are located in front of the sea coast section of the county, e.g. Korcula, Lastovo, and Mljet. The city itself is at a wonderful spot. The island Lokrum is in front of it, while the Mediterranean Sea opens through the Strait of Otranto to the southeast. To the northwest along the coast, there are many islands, which are easy to reach by sailing boats.
Beaches of Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik’s beaches can be found north and south of the old town. They are attractive holiday spots for many tourists and worth visiting because they can meet various demands. Those arriving with families, lovers of water sports, and people searching for calm relaxation can all find the beach they prefer.
Buza is located to the southwest of the old town under the castle wall. You can get to the beach through the door of Saint Stephen. The beach is rocky and has small pebbles at some points. It is very popular for bathing during the day and it has a real Mediterranean lounge atmosphere at night.
Banje is a picturesque beach, where most of the beach photos of Dubrovnik are made. The beach has small pebbles everywhere. It offers very many water sports attractions and you can get very far from jetskiing on beach. Visitors can get a very special experience if they wait for the sunset here and see how the shadow covers the island of Lokrum and then the castle wall also receives a red colour.
Sv. Jakov beach:
It is located near the old city centre in a hidden bay, under the church of Sv. Jakov. The road leads to the beach through giant steps. The beach offers water sports for the adventurous ones.
Copacabana is one of the most popular beaches, locals come here most often. There is even an official Waterpolo court at the beach. The view from the beach is unrivalled since the Elafitt islands are just in front of our eyes. The beach itself is on the peninsula Lapard. If you enjoy adventures, you can rent a kayak and discover the external side of the peninsula with it.
Lokrum is a beautiful island, which is both a natural park and a botanical garden. You can have great fun jumping into the sea from its high cliffs. It also has a naturist beach section. Let us discover neighbouring coasts besides local beaches and we can get unforgettable experiences. Let us rent a yacht or a boat for these programs to make these trips even more exciting!
Besides the beach, Dubrovnik as a city with rich historical and cultural heritage is also worth discovering.
Dubrovnik Summer Festival:
This festival has taken place each year in July and August since 1950. Visitors are entertained by theatre, folklore, and dance performances, as well as ballet shows, operas, and concerts. This is Croatia’s most popular summer festival.
Europe’s most massive and fullest city wall, which was erected between the 8th and 16th centuries. The wall is 1, 940 meters long, 6 meters wide and at some points 25 meters high. Have a walk and enjoy your view!
The chairlift was established in 1969, but it was destroyed in the war. After its reconstruction, it was opened to visitors in 2010. Enjoy the fantastic view from the chairlift, because you can see as far as70 km from above. The upper station has an altitude of 405 meters and the journey length is 778 meters.
It is Dubrovnik’s 300 years old and 500 meters long busy main street. It is full of cafés and shops, which have preserved their outlook. One of the most beautiful main streets in the world with its atmosphere.
Weather of Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik has Mediterranean weather, its climate is determined by the vicinity of the Adriatic sea. The summers are usually hot and dry, while the winters are mild and humid. The number of rainy days is 10. The Indian summer usually lasts until the end of October-middle of November. You can still see people bathing in the sea at the beginning of November. The summer temperature often surpasses 30 degrees and you can expect extreme hot days already in June.
Boat hire Dubrovnik – the most popular ports
ACI Marina Dubrovnik
This well-equipped marina is 6 km from the old town of Dubrovnik. As you would expect, it is open all year round. It possesses 425 berths in the water and 140 on the land. The berths are able to accept a maximum 60 m long yacht.
Mostly local yachts stay in the port of Lopud. The water depth is 1.5-5 m. There are just a few temporary berths for shorter stays with a depth of 6.5 m. The huge traffic of yachts and ferries triggers strong seawater movements so check the tightness of your anchor. Moreover, it is important to keep a distance from the pier by casting an anchor.
Koločep ferry port lies 8 km from Dubrovnik. You can drop your anchor here. The water depth is 2-7 m. The water bottom is sandy and full of seaweed.
Port of Dubrovnik
This port is located North-West 3 km from the old town of Dubrovnik near Gruz. There are restaurants, cafés, gift shops, exchange offices and banks nearby. You can even rent a car here. Furthermore, there are no restrictions on the size and length of yachts. The maximum depth of diving is 11 m. The water depth for anchoring is 42 m.
ACI Marina Slano
In 2014 a marina for 200 sailboats was built to improve sailing in the region. Since it‘s the southmost county of Dalmatia, it’s an optimal choice to rent a boat or yacht. From Slano all of South Dalmatia is approachable. If you wish for more, you should head to Peljesac Peninsula, which is the largest peninsula in Dalmatia, and the second-largest one in Croatia after the Istrian Peninsula. Besides the breathtaking scenery, it is a true surf paradise. Information about sailing in Slano
The port of Cavtat can be found in the western part of the old city, east of the Sustjepan peninsula. It can accommodate boats as long as 60 metres. The depth of the water varies between 1.5–4 metres. The port is well-protected; only the western wind may cause some inconvenience. Information about sailing in Cavtat or boat hire in Cavtat
Sobra is the main ferry port where yachts can anchor at the V-shaped pier. The depth of the water is 4-5 metres. They offer fuel, and if you get hungry, you can go to Konoba Lanterna nearby. The only inconvenience you might have is the northeastern and southern winds in the wide bay.
Port of Polače can be found on the North-West part of the island of Mljet. The island lies near Dubrovnik, Korčula Island, and the Pelješac peninsula divided by the Mljet canal. Polače lies in the territory of the Mljet National park; it is, actually, an entrance of the park. You can find here a travel agency, food stores and a lot of diners. For getting ashore go to the North-West part of the bay. The water depth for berths is 3-4 m. Although by the Roman castle ruins it is only 2-3 m.
The pier is mostly occupied by local yachts. The permanent berths are between the pier and the beach. The depth of the water is 1-3.9 m. Watch out for strong summer winds.
The harbour is located in Lumbarda Bay, in a wonderful natural environment. It accommodates 115 yachts, up to 25-30 metres in length. The depth is 8 metres. It has water, electricity and a shower; There is also a bar, a restaurant and a supermarket nearby. The harbour is open to sailors all year round.
ACI Marina Korčula
The harbour of the picturesque town of Korčula has 159 berths for yachts up to 45 metres long. The depth is 5 metres. There is Wi-Fi, laundry, gas station, ship maintenance is also provided. In terms of catering units, you will find a bar and a restaurant. The latter offers an excellent opportunity to taste Croatian cuisine and fresh seafood. Information about sailing in Korčula, or Korčula boat hire
The harbour on the southern side of the Pelješac peninsula can accommodate 220 yachts, up to 12 metres in length. The depth is 2 metres. As the large pier is used as a ferry port by ferries and small passenger ships, this space should always be left free for them. Information about sailing in Orebic, or rent a boat in Orebic
Lovište is located in a beautiful bay at the northwestern end of the Pelješac Peninsula. Its harbour offers 20 berths for yachts up to 20 metres long. The settlement is also a popular stop for sailors due to its rich gastronomic offer. The delicious dishes are based on the excellent Dalmatian fish specialities.
Marina Vela Luka
The marina on the west side of the Island of Korčula has 45 berths for boats up to 17 metres in length. The depth of the seabed is 3-4 metres. The marina has a refuelling station, directly next to the yacht pier. Information about sailing in Vela Luka, or rent a boat in Vela Luka
The climate diagrams are based on 30 years of hourly weather model simulations. They give good indications of typical climate patterns and expected conditions (temperature, precipitation, sunshine, and wind). The “mean daily maximum” (solid red line) shows the maximum temperature of an average day for every month for Dubrovnik. Likewise, the “mean daily minimum” (solid blue line) shows the average minimum temperature.
The wind rose for Dubrovnik shows how many hours per year the wind blows from the indicated direction. The diagram for Dubrovnik shows the days per month, during which the wind reaches a certain speed.
Boat hire Dubrovnik: rent a boat in Dubrovnik!
Day 1. Dubrovnik – Lopud 13.65 km (8.48 mi), Day 2. Lopud – Sobra (Mljet) 28.79 km (17.89 mi), Day 3. Sobra – Vela Luka (Korcula island) 94.69 km (58.84 mi), Day 4. Korcula – Vis (Vis island) 45.80 km (28.46 mi), Day 5. Vis – Rogoznica 58.47 km (36.33 mi), Day 6. Rogoznica – Zirje 31.36 km (19.48 mi), Day 7. Zirje – Murter 23.44 km (14.57 mi), Day 8. Murter – Pirovac 7.87 km (4.89 mi), Day 9. Pirovac – Tribunj 19.25 km (11.96 mi), Day 10. Tribunj – Krka waterfall 28.77 km (17.88 mi), Day 11. Krka – Primošten 36.04 km (22.39 mi), Day 12. Primošten – Stari Grad 72.01 km (44.75 mi), Day 13. Stari Grad – Lastovo 86.28 km (53.61 mi), Day 14. Lastovo – Saplunara (Mljet) – Dubrovnik 107.53 km (66.81 mi),
Day 1. Dubrovnik – Lopud 13.65 km (8.48 mi), Day 2. Lopud – Vieste (Italy) 170.26 km (105.79 mi), Day 3. Vieste – Manfredonia 42.31 km (26.29 mi), Day 4. Manfredonia – Barletta 47.31 km (29.40 mi), Day 5. Barletta – Molfetta 28.78 km (17.88 mi), Day 6. Molfetta – Bari 24.96 km (15.51 mi), Day 7. Bari – Bar (Montenegro) 213.70 km (132.79 mi), Day 8. Bar – Budva 29.02 km (18.03 mi), Day 9. Budva – Herceg Novi 35, 62 km (22, 13 mi), Day 10. Herceg Novi – Kotor 25.58 km (15.90 mi), Day 11. Kotor – Cavtat 65.19 km (40.51 mi), Day 12. Cavtat – Sobra 54.16 km (33.65 mi), Day 13. Sobra – Ston 27.46 km (17.06 mi), Day 14. Ston – Koločep – Dubrovnik 39.50 km (24.54 mi).
Day 1. Dubrovnik (ACI Marina Dubrovnik) – Cavtat 23, 04 km (14, 32 mi), Day 2. Cavtat – Zelenika 44, 42 km (27, 60 mi), Day 3. Zelenika – Kotor 25, 00 km (15, 53 mi), Day 4. Kotor – Tivat (Porto Montenegro Marina) 14, 68 km (9, 12 mi), Day 5. Tivat – Herceg Novi 13, 59 km (8, 44 mi), Day 6. Herceg Novi – Lustica Bay – Budva 41, 53 km (25, 80 mi), Day 7. Budva – Bar 29, 87 km (18, 56 mi)
Day 1. Dubrovnik (ACI Marina Dubrovnik) – Cavtat 23, 04 km (14, 32 mi), Day 2. Cavtat – Zelenika 44, 42 km (27, 60 mi), Day 3. Zelenika – Kotor 25, 00 km (15, 53 mi), Day 4. Kotor – Tivat (Porto Montenegro Marina) 14, 68 km (9, 12 mi), Day 5. Tivat – Herceg Novi 13, 59 km (8, 44 mi), Day 6. Herceg Novi – Budva 35, 80 km (22, 24 mi), Day 7. Budva – Lustica Bay – Dubrovnik 91, 80 km (57, 04 mi).
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