Take a film-inspired cruise of Croatia
Croatia—jewel of the Adriatic—has something to offer every traveller. Whether you’re a Game of Thrones “Thronie” wanting to walk in the footsteps of your favourite character, or simply looking to escape to a beautiful country steeped in ancient history and natural beauty, then a visit to Croatia is something for the bucket list.
The options for travellers to explore the Adriatic, one of the world’s best cruising regions, by yacht are now better than ever. Over the last few years, more yachts are servicing the Croatia and Montenegro charter scene—and they are reasonably priced and of a high quality.
Contact Travel have recently expanded its successful Mediterranean charter business to the region and with over 25 years’ experience will expertly plan a cruise to tick all your boxes, with options to suit a range of budgets, interests and schedules.
“One of our most popular itineraries is to start your cruise in the stunning port of Kotor, Montenegro and sail up the coast to Dubrovnik and Split, stopping along the way to explore the attractions—including many recognisable sights made popular by the hit TV series Game of Thrones,” says Victoria Hamilton Boz of Contact Yachts.
Stop-over in Dubrovnik and walk the paved streets of ‘King’s landing’ and visit a plethora of other recognisable locations from Game of Thrones including St Dominika street (the scene of Cersei Lannister’s walk of penance),Minčeta Tower (house of the Undying in Qarth) and Fort of St Lawrence.
“At the Trsteno Arboretum—a short distance from Dubrovnik—you can walk the palace gardens of King’s landing (a popular spot for characters to conspire and share secrets),” says Victoria.
The coastal city of Split is the set for the ancient slave city of Meereen. Disembark and explore the highlights such as the ancient ruins of Diocletian’s Palace, built by the Romans at the turn of the fourth century.
The best time to visit weather-wise is between June and September. Swimming in the beautiful sea along the Croatian coast is possible from mid May and almost till the end of September.
Start planning your summer escape right now to book your magnificent afloat five star hotel. Contact Yachts offer a fleet of luxurious, beautifully-maintained sailing yachts, gulets and motor yachts, all of which are calling Croatia home during the summer of 2017.