The urban whirlwind of Bucharest juxtaposed with the breezy Croatian coast satisfies travelers’ thirst for the two extremes of both rush and repose. Romania’s capital has slowly begun to establish itself as one of Europe´s great metropolises. Meanwhile, seemingly on another planet, the contrasts of Croatia lay a relaxing tapestry of serenity along the Adriatic Sea.
To integrate luxury with the island way of life along the coast of Split, Croatia, charter a sailboat or private yacht to explore the myriad islands that rest a few miles from Split’s shores. Along the Riva (promenade) next to Split’s harbor, locals set up booths to provide more information for visitors about daily boat rentals and all-inclusive excursions. For a reasonable fare, some include unlimited drinks, onboard meals, snacks and anchor stops for swimming and snorkeling in the Adriatic Sea. Some also offer tours of the islands via bus or on foot. Knowledgeable local guides lead visitors through the history of Split’s mostly still untouched chain of islands that are quickly progressing past their status of secrecy.
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