Rovinj is one of those places that you instantly fall in love with. Besides its undeniable beauty and charm, Rovinj has a unique characteristic that keeps visitors returning - once you set foot on its busy streets, you feel like you have just encountered an old and very dear friend. And it is that feeling of familiarity that makes Rovinj one of the most visited cities in Croatia.
A luxurious yacht charter in Rovinj is your chance to get familiar with this amazing city and its surroundings. You will be able to visit some nearby islands renowned for their allure, experience traditional, authentic lifestyle, sunbathe at white, stone beaches characteristic for this region, enjoy awe-inspiring vistas, explore hidden coves, and take a dip in the deep blue waters of the Adriatic sea.
Planning a yacht charter in Rovinj is not so easy, so take a look at our quick guide and learn more about some of the go-to locations in and around the city.
Rovinj is a charming little city located on the Istrian peninsula and surrounded by the beautiful Adriatic sea. The city itself is truly remarkable and only one look at its magnificent walls and breathtaking sunsets will make you feel like you are right where you are supposed to be.
With predominantly Venetian architecture, buildings and walls made out of characteristic pale limestone that emits a magical glow, vibrant streets, and a picturesque port, Rovinj is among the most popular tourist destinations in Croatia, loved equally by adventure-seekers, foodies, history buffs, and those who wish to relax under the sun.
Once you find yourself at the heart of the Old Town, you will become instantly captivated by the city’s fascinating history. Everywhere you look, you will see some remnants of days gone by - the Church of St. Euphemia, Grisia thoroughfare, and Maklavun archaeological site are just some of the fascinating monuments you will have the opportunity to wander at.
Sveta Katarina Island is the second-largest island in the archipelago of Rovinj. Located only a couple of minutes from the center of Rovinj, this beautiful island is a wonderful getaway for all those looking for some peace and quiet. Mediterranean vegetation, mysterious coniferous forest, green parks dotted with fragrant flowers, and a great number of astonishing oleander bushes are a dream come true for all nature lovers who find themselves exploring the island.
Sveta Katarina Island is best-known for its lovely, sun-drenched beaches and sandy bays that line up the island’s east side. Also, there are a couple of magnificent cliffs, like Zlatna Stijena (Golden Rock), that attract thrill-seekers.
Only 2 kilometers off the coast lies Red Island, or Crveni otok, which is another must-visit location near the harbor of Rovinj. The island actually consists of two smaller islands - Otočić Sveti Andrija and Otočić Maškin. Red Island is quite a popular yachting destination, mainly due to its intimate and secluded stony beaches, scented pine trees, pebble-covered coves, and mesmerizing, crystal-clear turquoise seas perfect for snorkeling, scuba diving, and swimming.
Out of the two islands, Otočić Sveti Andrija is the larger, more inhabited, and touristy-oriented one, whereas Otočić Maškin is ideal for those looking for an off-the-beaten-path experience.
The famous Brijuni Islands consist of fourteen islands and islets, the largest of which are Veliki Brijun and Mali Brijun, which are a part of Istria. The Brijuni Islands have been the subject of the increasing interest of tourists for a while now, mainly thanks to their stunning beauty, unspoiled nature, spectacular views, and fascinating history. The former president of Yugoslavia, Tito, turned these islands into his own private summer residence where he invited many distinguished politicians and celebrities of that time.
Thanks to their stunning nature, the islands got the status of National Park, so make sure to spend some time enjoying this green paradise.
Rovinj is blessed with a very mild climate, which makes it a great destination to visit during the shoulder seasons (spring and early fall), as well as the peak season, which takes place in July and August. However, keep in mind that this part of Croatia is known for its somewhat strong northeast winds, so take some warm clothes with you in case it gets windy.