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Yacht Charter Croatia General Tips

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When preparing for a charter vacation in Croatia you should know some general things about packing and what to bring with you or what you should leave at home. Many people come unprepared which spoils their vacation to some extent so it is best to prepare in advance for your long avaited charter vacation in Croatia.

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The Answer to Your Yacht Charter Provisioning Worries

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So how it works is: you find a yacht that you wish to charter and you contact the agency to book the vessel. Once you have booked it the agent will inform you of the payment plan: as usually the payment is done in advance, in different time intervals.

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Travel Insurance Protection When Chartering a Yacht in Croatia

yacht-charter-croatia-insurance1If you have every taken out a charter yacht for a while you will in all likelihood comprehend the enticement to take one out for longer period. This can be an highly enjoyable way to spend a few days but it is amazing how many individuals neglect to arrange insurance cover for this event.

There are many circumstances where the employment of insurance is ignored even though in all good conscience it should not be but when you hire a yacht for a long period, there is no excuse not to have sufficient travel insurance protection. Regrettably the vast majority of people think that they are covered by the yacht insurance they take out when they arrange the charter.

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Hydrofoil Tour of Islands Mljet and Korcula

Home town of Marco Polo
– full day tour by hydrofoil

korcula-croatiaLying on a small peninsula surrounded by city walls and fortresses, Korčula is one of the most beautiful medieval cities on the Adriatic Coast. Korcula is entirely covered in pine forest so the Greeks named the island Korkyra Melaina, meaning “Black Korčula”. Famous traveler Marko Polo was born there or so many believe. We tour its charming streets to magnificent Cathedral of St Mark who is the city’s patron saint. There are a lot of squares with Renaissance palaces, town loggia which can be seen along the way. The excursion by boat will takes you to Korčula sailing along the island of Mljet and Elaphite islands.

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Cetina River Rafting

cetina-rafting-croatiaFor Croatia vacationers who enjoy adventure or sport and fun as the favorite vacation type, Omiš is an excellent vacation destination for them. Cetina River and its canyon of unparalleled beauty give you an unforgettable experience, justifying epithet of town Omis, as the best place for rafting, either for the beginners or for the experts. You don’t have to go far from the sea to meet the charm of the River; just few kilometers upstream from the mouth of Cetina begins three hours trip-adventure through picturesque river cuts, dancing waterfalls and rapids, meanwhile offering the clear water surrounded by green woods.

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Visit Lipica Stud Farm and Caves in Postojna – Istria

lipica-stud-farm-istriaAfter a pleasant trip e we arrive at the small place Postojna, where we will see one of the best known and most beautiful caves in Europe. The caves are 22 km long, and an electric train will take us through one part, after which we will walk about 2 km through the most beautiful part of the caves. Then we proceed to Lipica, the place where the well-known Lipizzaner horses have been bred for centuries. From there a professional guide will take you to the stud farm where you will be witness a special performance program.

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Wine Tour Istria

wine-tour-istria2Wine tour of Istria starts with a pleasurable drive through the Istrian countryside to the village of Markovac. After visiting the wine cellar, you are invited to sample their wines (White, Red and Sweet) and Grappa accompanied with cheese, istrian pršut and fritule. This half-day excursion is lovely way to spend a afternoon and there is also oportunity to buy some of their quality wine.

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Truffle Tour – Search For and Later Feast with Istrian Truffles

truffle-search-istria-truffle-tourCulinary agree only on one thing – truffle in gastronomy is on top level. Unusual underground hidden bulb, with no plant above ground is very difficult to find. Only, a well trained dog can sniff them. Truffles grow in grey soil, in woody humid area of Motovun in the valley Mirna.

Exactly that is where we go with a truffler and with his well dressed dogs seeking his majesty –truffle.

During our 3 hour walk through the forest truffler will tell us all the secrets and particulars about truffles. After that, lunch will be served on base of truffles followed with wine in a specialized restaurant.

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1,500 Year Old Olive Tree in Kastel Stafilic, Croatia

kastela-olive-tree Now this is what impresses me. Imagine how many generations were rested in the shades of this beautiful tree, how many bottles of olive oil it provided or how many battles were fought in it the vicinity of this proud tree during the last 15 centuries. Just touching this tree with your bare hands takes you far away into the imaginary land of how it used to be.

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Visit Kastela – When 7 Towns, 7 Castles come Together as One

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Kastela is the city adjacent to Split and is composed of 7 Kastela towns. The names of 7 Kastela are as follows:

Kastel Stafilic – From my point of view, the must see thing in Kastel Stafilic is the olive tree which is 1,500 years old. It bears a witness of continuous noble surroundings and the arts and crafts of local farmers.

Kastel Novi – a walk through the narrow typical coastal streets of Kastel Novi, along the stone halls and arcades leads you to the cellars of Kastela’s wine makers. That is where they store their quality wines for which they cared through the year.

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