Waterfronts are like magnets, attracting visitors with their beauty, history, food and drink, irresistible atmosphere and other characteristics.
Mooring on any Adriatic waterfront, especially on the islands, is a special experience. When you berth, you will encounter the history and very heart of the little town to which you have sailed. Do not forget, most of them were built to provide safe harbours and secure berths. Whether they were used by fishing, merchant, war or passenger vessels, building and protecting the waterfront was the most important task for the local residents. So waterfronts were, and still are, the central, most important part of these small towns. The most beautiful, largest houses and churches were built next to them, along with forts for defence. They form the stage where life is played out. People come to the waterfront to see their friends, find out all the latest news, see who has arrived on the ferry (if the waterfront is on an island) or what the fishermen caught last night. They are places of both joy and sorrow.
Berths on waterfronts are usually safe, since most are located in sheltered parts of harbours, but keep in mind that even waterfronts can sometimes be exposed to wind and waves from certain directions. Waterfronts are often bustling with traffic. Some parts are reserved for passenger traffic and smaller cruise ships, and other parts are intended for sailors. They are generally equipped with moorings and water and electricity connections, and berths cost a bit less than in marinas. Although a waterfront does not offer the same level of comfort and quiet as a marina, since most of the nearby restaurants and cafes stay open until the early hours of the morning, most sailors choose to berth on a waterfront at least once or twice during their summer cruise. This is why we have decided to give you an overview of the 15 most popular waterfronts, with a description of the experience you can expect on each one, as well as the services offered.