If you follow our Instagram account (which we highly recommend you do), then you'll notice that we have taken Sail Croatia to the skies! These incredible drone photos of Croatia have been captured on several of our cruises, giving you a birds eye view of this stunning country.
But before we get into these stunning snaps, fly with us over these mesmerising towns and natural wonders before reading below what makes them so special.Table of contents
Zlatni Rat Beach, Bol - Brac Island
This incredible drone shot was taken on one of our Elegance cruises above Zlatni Rat Beach, on the island of Brac. Arguably one of the most beautiful beaches in Croatia, the tip of the beach constantly changes shape due to the currents, winds, waves and sea and is popular among kite surfers, kayakers and swimmers.
The incredibly beautiful Mljet National Park
Mljet National Park has always been a picturesque spot in Croatia and drone shots are no exception! The bottom centre of the photo shows Mali Most Bridge, which is a stone bridge that connects the large and small lakes. At the top of the photo, in the distance, you can see the St Mary's Island and Monastery.
Hvar Fortress, Hvar Island.
The views from the top of this 16th Century fortress are some of the most iconic in all of Croatia, with views of the city of Hvar, its surrounding areas and the Pakleni islands. Rumour has it that on a clear summers day, it's possible to see the Italian coastline as well! The top of the fortress can be reached either by walking up a path which takes about 20-30 minutes or by car from the bus station.
Stivina Beach, Vis Island
Stiniva Beach is one of Vis islands hidden gems and was named as the 'Best Beach in Europe' in 2016 by more than 10,000 holiday makers. Tucked away in a private part of the island, the beach itself can only be accessed by hiking down a narrow path or by water taxi. The drone shot shows the narrow gap between the two cliffs, meaning that only small boats and yachts can get access to the beach.
St Mary's Church, Mljet National Park
Enjoy a short boat ride out to the Monastery from Mali Most bridge, and discover St Mary's church, which was built in the 12th Century at Islet Melita. The monastery here now serves as a cafe/restaurant.
Old Town, Korcula
Affectionately known as 'little Dubrovnik', the architecture of Korcula Old Town is mostly influenced by the Renaissance period with a succession of narrow, cobbled streets branching off the main street. Visitors to Korcula can visit the alleged birthplace of Marco Polo, or watch the sun go down over a cocktail from the rooftop bar, Massimo.
Makarska has always been a incredible location for drone photos in Croatia - the area is known for its Riviera style beaches and is one of the most famous tourist destinations on the Dalmatian coastline.
Srd Hill, Dubrovnik
The best views of this enchanted city are, without doubt, taken in from the top of Mt Srd. Take the cable car to the top and treat yourself to incredible photo opportunities. While you don't necessarily need a drone to replicate this exact photo, we still think that the Dubrovnik views from above are certainly worthy of a mention.
Krka National Park
The Croatian National Parks boast some of the most incredible drone scenery, and Krka National Park is no exception! This bird's-eye view highlights the 7 waterfalls cascading down before dropping into a lake below - providing the perfect swimming opportunity for visitors to the park.
The Adriatic coast is renown for its crystal clear waters and has enchanted sea-lovers for centuries. This photo below was taken onboard our Elegance ship, Esperanza, at Vela Luka, and clearly showcases the beautiful blend in water colours. It's not hard to see why enjoying a midday swim here is one of our favourite summer pastimes!