The luxury of the Dubrovnik River, the beauty of Korčula in the middle of the city and the experience of waking up in the Slano Valley – the options are many and varied and each has its own special charm. Incredible beauty, full high-quality service and superb additional facilities, with constant new investments, all make the ACI marina chain a regional leader in nautical tourism.
Sometimes unimaginable challenges, like over the past two years, gave birth to new ideas and new projects and persistent working in the tourist sector. We are proud to emphasize the role of the largest chain of marinas on the Mediterranean, ACI d.d., as the one who not only survived during the greatest crisis, but also remained a regional leader and protected the entire nautical community, without limitations and restrictions. The focus on the future is one of ACI's strongest drives. Namely, we have already realized it during the past year, with our strategic investments in the excellence of infrastructure and services, expanding the business portfolio worth 44 million Kuna.
Some of the most beautiful marinas in the world are located along the Adriatic coast, and sailors just love it, the three southernmost gems in the crown of ACI – ACI marina Dubrovnik, ACI marina Korčula and ACI marina "Veljko Barbieri" in Slano, in which as much as 95 million Kuna has been invested in the last five years. The extraordinary beauty of nature and some of the most special islands and cities on the Mediterranean provides sailors with an unforgettable visit and, almost as a rule, a plan for their next arrival as soon as possible.
One of the most luxurious and award-winning ACI marinas is the one in Dubrovnik, which is not surprising considering the importance of Dubrovnik for Croatian tourism, and the Dubrovnik River, as a protected natural landscape, with historical links and incredible beauty, it has been the first choice of numerous sailors from all over the world for years. After comprehensive reconstruction works, worth as much as 35 million Kuna, Dubrovnik welcomed guests in a new, refreshed edition at the beginning of this season. A 232.3-metre new coastal line was built, a wall that allows the reception of up to five metres longer vessels than before, the whole infrastructure of the entire marina was invested into, and in the plans are the construction of the largest service zone in this part of the Adriatic.
In addition to the existing golf and tennis courts, two top quality restaurants, an outdoor swimming pool and facilities for children are in place. And what everyone is eagerly awaiting - the reconstruction of the Gothic-Renaissance summer beauty in Dubrovnik, the summer house Sorkočević. This huge undertaking will turn Dubrovnik's ACI marina into one of the most special jewels in the Mediterranean. Results this season and this year have been very encouraging, and the marina is already up to the pre-pandemic levels.
Boaters love Korčula and the beautiful ACI marina, which is in its own right rivals Dubrovnik, right next to the old town itself, the core of the City of Korčula, offering sailors everything that is available. And the marina has already received recognition as the best island marina. And with the 25 million Kuna reconstruction of a breakwater it is in an even better position to receive guests. It's a breakwater lined with stone, which is the lifeblood of the city and has also aesthetically fitted into its surroundings. The plan of this small, boutique marina in the city centre, with 42 luxury accommodation units with four stars, a square, a bus interchange and a taxi stand, next to garages with more than 300 parking spaces will make this island beauty to shine in full glory.
The majority of sailors who set off to southern Dalmatia will not miss the newest link in the largest chain of marinas in the Mediterranean, ACI marina Slano. Marina Veljko Barbieri is celebrating its sixth birthday in Slano, and the name which it bears, the name of the originator of the idea of founding the ACI marina chain. Perhaps one of the most beautiful marinas in the far south of Croatia, Slano has always been a shelter for all ships.
In an ideal position and near the fairy-tale Elaphite Islands, Dubrovnik and the southernmost Croatian seas, it easily charms local and international tourists who return to it, and because of its location at an important nautical junction is one of the most popular choices for mooring, rest and refreshment among many sailors. Tesla charging stations for e-cars, nautical equipment stores, charter companies, a perfect gastronomy spot - the Perast restaurant known to foodies for its exclusively homemade food from local producers and its own olive oil, rent-a-car and transfers, technical service of vessels, are just a few options of this trump card in the ACI Marina group.