Croatia's North offers it's own delights, like beautiful Rovinj above!
Everyone seems to know something about Dubrovnik these days, with its medieval walls. Split is also gaining notoriety with events like the Ultra Festival and for being a gateway to the islands of Hvar, Vis, and Brac. But Croatia's North is also filled with beautiful towns, bays, and local delights like truffles and world-class wine. Our guests have always been happy they decided to venture there, and with our charter yacht Brazil you'll have a crew with local knowledge that will ensure you get to discover the very best it has to offer. Read on to discover 3 places we recommend in the north.
Rovinj, the “Blue Pearl of the Adriatic”, is one of the most picturesque towns in the Mediterranean. Part of the Venetian Empire for over 500 years, the old town is perched on a pear-shaped peninsula high up on a hill, crowded with Venetian terracotta-roofed houses and crowned by the 18th century Church of St Euphemia, whose bell tower dominates Rovinj's skyline. Atmospheric cobbled alleys in the old town invite visitors to wander around and explore colorful galleries and shops, filled with local arts and crafts. In the open-air market visitors will find stalls with fresh produce. The Italian influence is much stronger here than anywhere else in Croatia, and the central square is edged with lively cafes and restaurants spreading out on to a charming harbor crammed with sailing and fishing boats – perfect to watch the world go by.
As a bonus, Croatia's first Michelin Star restaurant Monte can also be found here. Dine, wander, and explore this town's delights.
2. Mali Lošinj
Mali Lošinj is undoubtedly the major attraction of Lošinj Island, largely because of its stunning setting. Luxuriant Čikat Bay is to the north of town while the cone-like peak of Umpiljak rises over Mali Lošinj's eye-catching port. The clear, blue sea and pine-scented air create an aura of healthy living, which is what put Mali Lošinj on the tourist map along with its sister town, Veli Lošinj. The pine forest on Čikat peninsula is a cool and attractive place to cycle, stroll, or jog. Plus, there are plenty of places to windsurf or just stroll along the seaside promenade and sunbathe on the sandy beach of the bay. Scuba diving is also good in the offshore waters.
The Brijuni archipelago is an attractive group of islands near the Istrian Peninsula, and the main island Veli Brijun is a national park that’s open to visitors. The fact that it was visited by the elite of the Austrian, Hungarian, and German aristocracy when Istria was part of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy speaks of its beauty and charm. In more recent history almost every major statesman visited the island as Brijuni was the residence of late Yugoslavian President Tito. It now encompasses a reserve of exotic animals as well as a golf course.