Where to cruise
In Croatia most of gulets operate from Zadar to Dubrovnik. This area is particularly full of islands – just note that Croatia has more than 1200 islands, coastline of 1100 miles (3700 miles including the islands). Apart from numerous islands, ports, countless coves and bays, this area is also location of two national parks – Kornati and Mljet. National park Krka is also very close to the Adriatic sea and is easily accessible if your cruising route is near to Šibenik, Trogir or Split.
Apart from visiting places old for thousand years, Croatian coast offers lot of happenings and rich nightlife. Basically, whether you want to party on Hvar or escape from civilization, Croatia can easily offer it. Gulet cruise in Croatia mostly starts from Split, Trogir or Dubrovnik. Other possible departure ports are Zadar, Šibenik and Omiš. To avoid heavy crowds, embarkation and disembarkation are mostly organized in some smaller ports and bit outside from the city centers. After all, it’s not the nicest thing to stand in heavy crowd with your luggage.
During cruise in Croatia accent is usually put on breathtaking landscapes, clean sea and carefully prepared food. Eating your breakfast on the stern of a gulet while the Sun is still not too strong or having a dinner in a quite cove is something that simply needs to be experienced.
If you’re first time in Croatia having the gulet cruise, we would suggest having Split – Split route including visits to several Central Dalmatian islands. One way Dubrovnik – Split or reverse is also always a great idea offering plenty of places to see.
Homeland of Blue Cruise and place where all started is must-see for all those who prefer gulet as a holiday. Gulet cruise in Turkey mostly covers area from Bodrum to Kekova including numerous ports, ancient sites and islands. This particular area is located in Southwest part of Turkey, opened to Mediterranean and Aegean Sea. This is even more attractive knowing that you can easily sail to the Greek islands, especially Dodecanese. For a longer routes, it’s also possible to go sailing towards Cyclades.
Following the coast from Bodrum to the east, there are stunning bays, beaches and coves. Further to the east, there are ruins of the Lycian civilization and from Byzantine governance. Don’t get surprised if you see pieces of ancient buildings in the Turquoise Sea.