Croatia is a favourite destination for cruises of the Mediterranean Sea. This country faces Italy in the Adriatic Sea. Among the main ports, there is Dubrovnik. Croatia has more than 1770 kilometres of coastline and 1,185 islands. There are several ways to cross the Adriatic Sea along Croatia; the best way to do it depends on the style of vacation that one prefers.
All best known cruises do trips in this part of the Mediterranean. Usually the starting point is Barcelona, Venice, Rome or Crete and include a visit to the Croatian coast, which is one of the most important ports that the cruise ships visit. Usually they stop one day in the Croatian port, allowing you to take a tour around the city or a hike that goes into the wilderness.
To spend more time on Croatian waters it is better to opt for a kind of cruising with smaller boats that specialize only in visits of the Adriatic region. These cruises make stops in the smaller ports of the country and devote more time to the local waters, unlike the big known cruises, visiting only the most important ports and stopping by a couple of days at most. Instead, with this type of cruise you can opt for programs of eight days with visits to the Croatian ports of Koper, Zara, Ploce, Dubrovnik and Split. These cruises begin their journey from one of the major ports of the Adriatic, such as Venice or Dubrovnik.
Gulet cruises offer one more chance that is the possibility of taking a vacation aboard small wooden engine powered boats. Gulets are traditional Turkish boats carrying 20 to 30 passengers on short cruises in Croatian waters. The activities that these boats offer include swimming and excursions to some of the many local islands. Gulet cruises offer the transport of people to the smaller local ports, both on islands and on the mainland. It is the kind of cruise for those who want to spend their holidays in a swimsuit and T-shirt. Usually, the duration of this wonderful adventure is one week.