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What to Eat while Sailing Croatia - Enjoy the Croatian cuisine and wines

 Croatian cuisine aboard

The best of the Croatian cuisine

Croatian cuisine is very diverse, however, in the coastal region it is almost uniquely based on the Italian influence and the flavors are rather Mediterranean. The cuisine uses a lot of olive oil, fish and other seafood such as squid, octopus, mussels and shrimps, fresh herbs, spices and vegetables, such as rosemary, sage, oregano, lemon and tomato. When thinking about what to eat in Croatia, do not miss the delicious prosciutto and cheese, the latter mostly produced on the islands. An important companion of the food are the delicious wines from both Istria and Dalmatia. Desserts include fritule (deep-fried dough), kroštule (crunchy deep-fried pastry), the rožata (creme caramel) and many more.

Croatian wine selection

The best Croatian wines

Croatia has a long wine-growing tradition, dating back to ancient times, when Greek settlers came to South Dalmatia and started producing wine on the islands of Vis, Hvar and Korčula, around 2,500 years ago. There are many vineyards both in the continental and the coastal region. In Croatia, wine is drunk alongside main meals and is sometimes diluted with water. The most famous white and red wines you must taste while sailing in Croatia include the wines from the region of Istria, such as Malvazija, Cabernet, Teran, Pinot and Žlahtina and those from Dalmatia, such as Plavac, Pošip, Vugava, Postup and Dingač. A particular must-do on your sailing trip are many organized wine tastings and tours along the coast of Croatia.

Other cuisines to try on a charter vacation

Croatian cuisine is one of the tastiest in Europe due to its many influences, including the Mediterranean. If you want to try other types of Mediterranean cuisine on your charter vacation, check out our articles on the Italian cuisine or the most famous Greek dishes. If you are thinking on chartering a yacht in the Caribbean, read about its cuisine on Sail Caribbean Yachts. Some of the pages offer you additional information on the local drinks, wines and spirits, typical for the land you are visiting. Get informed and maybe the cuisine will be that which will make your choice of charter destination easier.