The prevailing wind is a sea breeze that blows onto the coast from the west, but at times the dreaded bora, first cousin of the mistral in France, blows with some violence from the north. Then there is theyugo, a wind that blows from the south. If either wind threatens, stay tucked up in harbor.
The medieval walled city of Dubrovnik, is a "must-see" on the Dalmatian coast. Sail north and you are in Venice; sail south and you reach the ionian.
CLiMATE Mediterranean: hot, dry summers.
WHEN TO ViSiT Most visitors favor May to September, although you can, with care, cruise outside this season.
DON'T MiSS Dubrovnik; the Krka waterfall, Skradin; Sucuraj harbor on Hvar.
MOORiNG Marinas on the mainland and islands; numerous anchorages.
FAVORiTE ANCHORAGES Dubrovnik; Korcula town harbor.
DON'T FORGET All boats must clear in and out at a designated port. A cruising permit will be issued.
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