Yacht Charter Itinerary | Sailing from Kotor to Dubrovnik
It is very popular to rent a yacht in Tivat or Kotor (Montenegro), cruise in the Bay of Kotor, and then sail to Croatia. Such yacht charter route allows you to explore 2 beautiful countries during one cruise. Both Montenegro and Croatia are must see for travelers who enjoy stunning landscapes, amazing nature, turquoise sea, kind local people, vibrant culture, and delicious food.
We would recommend to charter a yacht for 7 days in order to see more, but if your holiday is limited, and there are only few days, this itinerary is also great and will award you with so many charming memories about your Adriatic vacation.
Located in one of the most beautiful bays of the world, Kotor, a town of traders and famous sailors has many stories to tell. The old town is a well preserved middle age urban center typical for settlements built in the XII - XIV centuries.
Kotor is protected by UNESCO. Along the whole city there are many buildings, squares and intertwined streets. One of those squares contains the cathedral of Sv. Tripun which is a monument to Roman culture and one of the most recognizable symbols of the town.
Medieval churches, The Duke’s Palace (17th century), Napoleon’s Theatre (19th century); those are just some of the examples of the rich historical heritage. Kotor is also famous for its vibrant carnivals and fiestas organized every year.
PERAST AND NEARBY VILLAGES
Perast is a sleepy baroque town which is near Kotor. The most beautiful buildings of this little place were built between the XVII-XVIII centuries.
During that time the maritime trade was very profitable so the captains of various ships were able to build large villas which attract our attention with their beauty.
Perast is a quiet town with many sacral monuments. Two small islands in front of Perast are also worth of attention. One hosts the church "Our Lady of the Rocks", another - Monastery of St. George.
Suggestion for dinner if not eating on board: Catovica Mlini – excellent sea food restaurant at picturesque location. You can be transferred with a dinghy directly to the restaurant. Reservation needed.
TIVAT – CAVTAT, CROATIA or TIVAT - CAVTAT - DUBROVNIK
Leaving for Tivat, Porto Montenegro marina to make exit from Montenegro and possibly re-fuel. Marina Porto Montenegro is the nicest point for this obligatory stop regarding custom rules.
This recently built facility is the biggest foreign investments in Montenegro. Marina itself is a place for nice shopping, enjoying in spa treatments or simply admiring to yachts based there.
Customs procedure usually takes 45 minutes of your time, but that of course can vary. Your presence in the customs office is not needed; one of the crew members and local agents will take care of that.
Leaving for Croatia.
Although stopping in Cavtat is obligatory because of the customs reasons, it is definitely the place worth of visit. Recommended restaurant for dinner is the famous Leutin Cavtat with decades of tradition and reputation. Reservation needed.
We suggest to spend night in Cavtat (on anchor or in the port, according to your preferences) or to move to Dubrovnik after customs formalities. In case you would be interested in charming local places with excellent food, Zaton bay - couple of nautical miles from Dubrovnik - is a good alternative to spend the night at and enjoy food at the terrace of restaurant Kasar, located on the waterfront.
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KRKA NATIONAL PARK IN CROATIA
There is one place in Croatia, which you can name a true healing oasis, where you’re in a parallel world without hurrying and bustling. It is Krka National Park, a pride of this little and beautiful Balkan state.
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