English French German Italian Portuguese Russian Spanish

Search this website

Close me

+90 532 340 9058

+7 926 537 1907

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Destinations / Croatia / Dubrovnik - Split/Trogir

Croatia / Dubrovnik - Split/Trogir

Day 1: Dubrovnik.  Embarkation to the yacht in Dubrovnik, the jewel of the Dalmatian coast, girded in 9th century walls that rise cheerily from the water's edge. Dubrovnik is one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Europe and miraculously escaped serious damage in the recent war. Within the ancient fortifications is a labyrinth of alleyways and a striking Renaissance boulevard called the 'Stradun.' Dubrovnik is not only beautiful, it is an architectural marvel. This medieval walled city is over 1,000 years old and virtually untouched by the modern world. Dubrovnik has been listed as a city-monument on the UNESCO cultural heritage register. Particular sights of interest include the oldest pharmacy in Europe, located in the Friars Minor monastery (1317). 

Day 2: Dubrovnik – Mljet (25 nm).  Mljet is situated 25 nm from Dubrovnik. It is a green paradise, unique in the Mediterranean because of its environment. As a consequence of the rising sea level, two beautiful salt lakes were created on the island: Veliko and Malo Jezero, which are surrounded by luxuriant pine and oak woods. Because of its extraordinary beauty, this part of the island was proclaimed a national park in 1960.

Day 3: Mljet - Korcula (30 nm)  Korcula contains many monuments dating from its days under Venetian rule. It was the home of famed traveler Marco Polo. His house may be visited - though little remains but his garden and a staircase to the tower from which he is presumed to have gazed out on the world and deemed it a place to explore. An interesting feature in Korcula is the manner in which its streets were re-built in the thirteenth century. Most of the lanes run west to east in order to block out the northeastern Bora, a cold and powerful wind that at times stirs up the Adriatic while allowing the gentle Mistral breezes from another direction to air-condition the town.  On the island of Korcula (pronounced "kor-chew-la"), exploration is more than a pastime, its heritage. For tourists wanting to follow Polo's footsteps closer to home, the explorer's birthplace is near the almost 700-year-old Saint Peter's Church, another popular sightseeing destination.

Day 4: Korcula - Vis (25 nm)  Island Vis, the beauty of limpid waters and protected submarine world rich with sunken ships and magic marine images that has been hidden for years.  Vis is the most westerly of the larger Croatian islands and the oldest established town in Dalmatia, founded in 397 B.C. by the ruler of Sicily, Dionysus - the Latin name for the island is Issa. In World War II, the island was major base for British troops stationed there and there is a British military cemetery on the island. After 1945, Vis was closed to tourism by the Yugoslav army and only reopened when Croatia declared its independence in 1990. Some of the most exclusive wines in Croatia are produced there, such as Plavac and Vugava. 

Day 5: Vis - Sibenik (40 nm) Today, you will leave the yacht to spend the day exploring the amazing Krka National Park. This area of outstanding natural beauty boasts countless inter-connected lakes and waterfalls with the opportunity of short boat tours or walks around the many bridges and footpaths. The Franciscan monastery of Visovac located in the middle of one of the lakes makes a picturesque visit.

Day 6: Sibenik - Kornati (10 nm)  Kornati National Park, which includes a bigger part of Kornati archipelago, covers an area of 218 km sq. and consists of 89 islands, islets and reefs. An impressive contrast between bare, almost desert like land and a rich and erogenous underwater world is the best feature of the area. The fascinating crowns on the islands facing the open sea, remarkable geomorphology of the land, but also the magnificent scenery, the mystical submarine world and amazing harmony of nature and man that inhabits the area are only a few of the numerous priceless properties adorning this region.

Day 7: Kornati - Split(or Trogir) (40 nm).  Split is the second largest city in Croatia. It is located on the coast in the South of the country. It is a very old and beautiful town and it is also an excellent base for water sports such as sailing or windsurfing. Obviously, the most important sight is big Diocletian's palace.  In town center, you may spend the last evening of your holiday doing some shopping and enjoying the restaurants, bars, cafes ashore.