Region around Split, UNESCO town of Trogir and of course fabulous Island of Hvar is by far the most popular tourist and sailing destination in Croatia.  All celebrities are to be found here in August.  Usual itinerary would also cover neighbouring Palmizana on Pakleni Islands, as well as Island of Vis, Island of Bisevo, Islands of Solta, Veli Drvenik and Korcula.  For party animals, Carpe Diem in Hvar town and Makarska town on the coastline are a must visit.

About Yacht charter in Middle Dalmatia  
One way yacht charter between Split and Dubrovnik is one of the most popular sailing routes in the world.  A 7 day cruise is a typical journey most sailors undertake.  On a motor yacht, this can make for a pleasurable cruise, to sailing enthusiasts who like to take their time we recommend 2 weeks charter or at least a 10 day charter.  If you are on a tight schedule and decide to visit only Middle Dalmatia, you can certainly have your own fun here, without the need to go as far South as Dubrovnik or as far North as North Dalmatia.  Circumnavigating Islands of Hvar and Brac is a weeks itinerary in itself.  Lovely locations such as Vrboska, Stari Grad, Hvar town, andJelsa are only some of the locations one can visit on Hvar alone.  Martinscica on Solta, Bol on Brac and Krknjasi on Veli Drvenik are just some of the locations any sailing group should not miss out on.

When to sail:
For sailing and motor yacht charters, the best season is from early May to mid October.  During these months you can enjoy all the best of what the region has to offer.  Apart from fabulous sailing itineraries amongst its spectacular islands and along the coast, you will also find numerous, festivals, concerts and other types of entertainment. Most of all you will find lovely family run or luxury restaurants, markets with fresh food and fish on display every day as well as major tourist resorts for lively nights and partying.  True sailing enthusiasts will also encounter private secluded beaches and harbours for a relaxing or indeed an active day at sea.  April, May and October are best times for real sailing enthusiasts, while other months are best for relaxing family adventures.

More about Middle  Dalmatia:
It is by far the most popular tourist region of Croatia.  Sitting in one of the cafe bars in Split Riva, buying a fresh fish off one of the local markets, snorkelling or diving before the sunset, strolling along many beaches or even collecting your luxury vessel in the Marina Lav is a typical life style many locals and tourist enjoy in Middle Dalmatia.  Resorts such as Makarska, Baska Voda or Brela are some of the best you can find in Croatia.

How to get here: 
In addition to the very good flight connections to Split Airport, Middle Dalmatia is also well connected with Western Europe through its modern motorway network which was completed  in 2002.  The same network is due to be fully completed in the next 2 years and will reach as far South as Dubrovnik.  Split is less than 1 hour flight time from Zagreb, and only two and a half hours from London.  Access to Bosnia Herzegovina and the rest of Eastern Europe is also possible and excursions to Bosnia and Montenegro are readily available.

Events in Dalmatia:
There are numerous events in Dalmatia throughout the year. The best known are certainly Dubrovnik Festival, Sinjska Alka or Split Festival of Popular Music. Below is a listing with direct links to a few more of the local events.

Trogir Summer Festival (Middle Dalmatia)
International Children's Festival in Sibenik (North Dalmatia)

Garden Festivalin Petrcane near Zadar (North Dalmatia)

Evenings of Dalmatian Chanson in Sibenik (North Dalmatia)
Electric Elephant another Festival in Petrcane  near Zadar (North Dalmatia)