Croatia is famous for a few things, with stunning scenery and excellent bars being two of them! Each destination on your Horizon Sail trip has its own scenic quirks, whether it be amazing waterfront views or the ancient winding streets of the Old Towns. This is our guide to the best places to enjoy a cocktail on the Croatian coast and islands. Treat yourself.
Split: Sanctuary Bar
Our favourite cocktails: Espresso martinis all round!
The Old Town of Split was once the palace of the Roman Emperor, Diocletian. Small, hidden, beautiful public squares are everywhere, and Sanctuary Bar sits on one of these squares. Tables spill out into the ambient space where you can soak up the atmosphere over an excellent cocktail or a local craft beer.
Hvar Town: Aloha Bar
Our favourite cocktails: Strawberry daiquiri and Aperol spritz
It is hard to find a better location for cocktails and scenery! Aloha Bar sits right on the waterfront of Hvar and offers up an excellent selection of cocktails, as well as wines, beers and cheese platters. Enjoy watching the buzz of this popular port filled with yachts and travellers from all over the world. In the evenings, the colourfully-designed inside bar transforms into a fabulous party with a lovely bunch of staff and music to get anybody dancing.
Korcula: Massimo Fortress Cocktail Bar
Our favourite cocktails: Mojito and watermelon daiquiri
Massimo’s is really something else, and the kind of unique experience you will remember for a long time to come! This bar is an icon of Korčula, and is situated in the top of the original city fortifications. Right on the waterfront, the views across the channel to the Pelješac Peninsula as well as along the coast and over the old town are truly sensational. Access to this medieval fortress is by a ladder, and on occasion you will be greeted by a waiter in a knight’s uniform. The cocktail list here is excellent, and be sure to pay attention to the way your cocktails arrive up by a basket and pulley system.
Dubrovnik: The Bar
Our favourites: The Martini
This classic and sophisticated cocktail bar is tucked down a marbled alley in the Old Town. Be served by top bar staff whilst enjoying nice chilled music – the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle outside. This place has a friendly and laid back ambience, and you might even enjoy the opportunity to get chatting to some fellow punters.
Onboard . . .
Finally, our favourite place to enjoy a drink is onboard one of our beautiful ships. What could be better than relaxing up on the top deck with a drink in hand, and watching the stunning Croatian coast pass on by. On both our classic and deluxe ships you can enjoy an expertly prepared cocktail from our crew. We try to remain environmentally friendly onboard, so we try to keep the use of straws to a minimum, and ensure that they are paper, biodegradable straws. We want to keep Croatia and the beautiful Adriatic Sea clean!