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Sailing* "The gods wanted to crown their creation and on the last day they turned tears, stars and the sea breeze into the isles of Kornati" so said George Bernard Shaw of just a part of the spectacular Croatian coastal islands. The Adriatic Sea is an extraordinarily interesting and attractive resource of the Croatian nautical possibilities. Croatia has 41 marinas with all necessary accompanying facilities at its disposal. In addition to that naturism is well accepted all along the Croatian Adriatic coast which makes Croatia ideal for naturist sailing holidays. Croatia has well-indented coast with a total of 1,185 islands, isles and cliffs, 4,012 km of island shoreline, 36, 000 ha of land in three island national parks (Kornati, Brijuni, Mljet), thousands of berths in island marinas. It has 2,600 sunny hours per year, which makes it one of the sunniest countries in Europe. When to come The best season for sailing is early summer: there are good winds in May and June. In July and August, when periods of calm prevail, conditions are ideal for those motor boat fans who prefer calm waters. In the autumn and winter, seas can be rough with prolonged periods of the bura/bora (strong north wind) and the široko/scirocco (humid east-southeast wind). The most crowded period is July and August when sailing enthusiasts from Europe flock to the coast but the months of May, June, September and October should not be overlooked for a quieter visit to this unspoiled coast during good weather. The sailing is excellent, as the wind funnels down between the islands. Predominantly westerly in the summer, the occasional "Jugo" blows from the south east to keep you on your toes. All the ingredients are there for fantastic sailing holidays. You can experience excellent sailing, spectacular scenery and visits to lots of places that would otherwise not be accessible. There are many places for history buffs to have a great time, to mention just Dubrovnik, Korcula, Split, Zadar and Hvar.

 

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