As one of the world’s ultimate bucket-list locations (need I say any more than Game of Thrones?), you don’t want to miss a trip to Croatia’s most famous city for a Dubrovnik yacht charter. Of course, being so famous as a consequence of its television prowess, it can get pretty busy in this stunningly preserved walled Unesco World Heritage site. Luckily, your yacht can help you bypass the crowds and allow you to have the best possible Dubrovnik yacht rental experience.
Main resort on the Adriatic sea
Dubrovnik is one of the main resorts on the Adriatic Sea, included by UNESCO in the list of the best European monuments of the Renaissance. Even after swimming in the clear waters, sunbathing on pebble beaches and watching red-brick roofs framed by impregnable fortress walls, you inevitably catch yourself thinking of the need to come back here again.
Walk the city walls
Naturally, it would be remiss to embark on a Dubrovnik yacht charter without paying homage to what has made the city so recognisable around the world: its formidable walls. Spanning approximately 1,940 metres and reaching a maximum height of 25 metres, the bulk of the walls were constructed during the 14th and 15th centuries, but were continually extended until the 17th century. Allow yourself an hour to make the full circuit, and make sure you take time to stop and take in the panromas of the city, backed by breathtaking views of the Adriatic Sea.
Enjoy the freedom offered by your yacht for charter and take a breather on Lokrum Island. Covered almost entirely with deep green pine forest, there are numerous walking trails on offer. The coast is easily accessible from the walks and offers rocky coves perfect for secluded swimming, as well as families of peacocks which were brought to the island by the 19th-century Austrian archduke Maximullian. If you’re looking to immerse yourself in history during your Dubrovnik yacht charter, you can pay a visit to the old monstary, which also serves as a restaurant during the summer months.
Take the cablecar to Srđ
Allow your Dubrovnik yacht rental to reach new heights with a trip up Mount Srđ in a striking orange cablecar. Mount Srđ is a place of major historic significance, acting as both a frontier against the Turks and as a Napoleonic fort. Look down (if you dare!) as the old town disappears below you and the azure blue of the Adriatic sea fills the horizon. And, to top the evening off before heading back to the comfort of your yacht for charter, head to the Panoramic restaurant for cocktails, fresh seafood and delicious local wines