Exploring the stunning anchorages in Croatia by sailing is an absolutely thrilling experience! The Adriatic Sea provides a truly breathtaking backdrop and a seemingly endless coastline of coves, bays, and islands to explore.  

The popularity of Croatia’s coast as a sailing destination is due to its ideal climate, stunning shorelines, and diverse sailing conditions. The Adriatic Sea basks in an average of 315 sunny days per year, and during the peak chartering season from May to November, the skies are clear and the weather is warm. 

With spectacular sunsets, hidden hamlets steeped in history, world-class cuisine and hospitable locals waiting to greet you everywhere, sailing Croatia is a dream come true for any yachting enthusiast. 

We have hand-picked some of the most picturesque anchorages to provide shelter in Croatia. You can view all anchorages of the region via the Keeano app using the “Coast View” feature.   

1. Veli island 

Veli anchorage is located on the southeast side of the island of Drvenik Veli, nestled in the shallow area between the main island and two off-lying islands of Krknjasi. 

The breathtaking views will transport you to a world of natural beauty, whether you’re exploring hiking trails, taking a dip in secluded coves, or simply soaking up the sun. You can savor the authentic flavors of Dalmatian cuisine at the nearby restaurant. 

No matter what time of year you visit, Veli anchorage won’t disappoint – so come explore this secluded corner of magnificent Croatia!

Veli island croatia
Aerial view of Veli anchorage, Croatia

2. Viska Luca anchorage, Vis Island

Visit Vis, the furthest island from the Croatian coast and most enigmatic. In the northeastern part of the island, you will find the anchorage Viska Luka, next to the town of Vis. 

An evening stroll through the town of Vis is a truly ethereal experience. With its ancient fortifications, beautiful sunsets and stunning views from many points – Vis town is simply a must-visit spot when in Croatia! 

The idyllic island of Vis is a tranquil destination that becomes bustling with activity during the month of August. 

TIP: Don’t forget to include the Blue Cave in your itinerary; it is one of the most renowned natural attractions on Vis Island. 

Luka Veli anchorage, Croatia
Aerial view of Luka Veli anchorage, Croatia

3. Luka anchorage, Brac Island 

Luka in Brac Island is truly an epic anchorage! The crystal clear waters, spectacular setting and well-protected cove make it a paradise for sailors. It’s no wonder why this location has become so popular!  

Here you can experience the best swimming and snorkeling that Croatia has to offer, with plenty of fish & coral to explore. The beach is encircled by a lush pine forest, providing a natural canopy of shade that shields visitors from the sun’s rays. 

Luka boasts a sandy seabed, making it an ideal spot for safe mooring. As the sun sets, you can enjoy a tranquil evening before the night sky comes alive with stars. 

With picturesque views from all angles, Luka will leave you with memories you won’t soon forget – perfect for both relaxed days out or active pursuits like scuba diving and paddle boarding! 

TIP: Download the Keeano app now to explore Croatia and create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime!

Luka anchorage, Brach island-Croatia
Aerial view of Luka anchorage, Brach island-Croatia

4. Luka Vira anchorage, Hvar island 

Located in the northeast corner of Hvar Island, Luka Vira is an exhilarating anchorage. The bay is sheltered from almost all winds, providing a tranquil atmosphere. 

Glistening aquamarine waters, crystal-white sand and rugged yet beautiful rocky coves make it a paradise for any sailor. Rarely crowded even during peak times, Luka Vira provides a tranquil setting to take a dip in the clear waters, admire striking sunsets or simply relax beneath one of its natural umbrellas.

With such peaceful surroundings and plenty of amenities nearby, this beautiful anchorage offers limitless opportunities for an unforgettable holiday experience. 

Don’t forget to try the delectable Dalmatian delicacies at the restaurant on the coast. It’s an experience you won’t soon forget! Sample the region’s unique flavors and savor the local cuisine’s unforgettable taste.

 Luka Vira anchorage, Hvar island-Croatia
Aerial view of Luka Vira anchorage, Hvar island-Croatia

5. Mlini anchorage, Marinkovac islet 

Mlini anchorage in Marinkovac Islet is pure paradise! Gorgeous turquoise waters and white beaches surrounded by a stunning mountain backdrop create an unforgettable experience.  

The sandy seabed of Mlini provides an ideal anchorage, making it a great choice The area is secluded and peaceful, offering a unique opportunity to explore the rich culture, history and natural beauty of Croatia.  

However, during the month of August, it can become quite crowded with beachgoers, so be prepared for a bit of company. Despite this, it is still well worth a visit to this idyllic anchorage. 

Mlini anchorage, Marinkovac islet-Croatia
Aerial view of Mlini anchorage, Marinkovac islet-Croatia

It’s that time of year again: the sailing season in Croatia is here and the stunningly beautiful anchorages are calling! 

Whether you’re just starting out on your sailing journey or have plenty of experience under your belt, there’s no better way to get into the nautical swing than an idyllic summer sailing around Croatia.

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