Sailing from Split to Split via Croatian islands offers you an opportunity to discover one of the parts of Dalmatia - historical region of Croatia. The Adriatic coastline in this area has everything to impress you and fill you with the most beautiful travel experiences.
The itinerary below can be tailor-made according to your preferences. Please, inquire if you wish to charter a yacht in Croatia and follow this route
Day 1: Split - Trogir - Solta
Board the yacht in Split - having made a visit to the city’s most notable historical monument, the Diocletian Palace - a palace built for a retired Roman emperor. Sail for the Krknjasi Lagoon on the island of Drvenik Veli and enjoy swimming from a delightful pebble beach.
Trogir is an interesting port of call, not far from Split. Once a trading post for the ancient Greeks, this town has a lovely, relaxed vibe with small bridges connecting it to the mainland and surprises around every turn. It comes as no surprise that Trogir was once the centre of Dalmatian culture, and today, as a World Heritage Site it’s having its second Golden Age.
Architecture and culture enthusiasts will find a thousand reasons to love this part of Croatia. Overnight in Trogir with dinner ashore.
As an alternative you can sail to Solta island, the nearest island to Split. It is still somewhat off the beaten track. Drop anchor in the vicinity of six islets, Stipanska, Balkun, Saskinja, Polebrnjak, Grmej and Radula which are ideal for swimming and water sports activities. In the evening we enter a charming fishing port, Maslinica, also on the western side of the island, where its possible to moor at one of the nicest marinas in all of Croatia, the Martinis Marchi. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner out in Maslinica.
Day 2: Solta - Vis
Following a stop at Sesula cove for a morning swim, set sail for Rogačić cove on the island of Vis. This is quiet bay with beautiful clear water for swimming, and it is just a short sail from the town of Vis, where we are anchored for the night. Stroll around and explore this small city: one of the first Roman settlements in the area, that went by ‘Issa’ back in those days. There are some very fine restaurants here in Vis, so dining out is part of the experience.
Day 3: Vis - Lastovo
Today you’re welcome on the island of Lastovo. It makes a stunning sailing destination for its unique landscapes and secluded coves that serve as a quiet shelter for nautical enthusiasts. Two-thirds of the island is covered with the forest, which is why Lastovo is also called “The Green Island”. Roman and Venetian architecture, summer music festivals, rocky headlands, cliffs, unspoilt nature and the blue sea, beautiful churches and evocative ruins of the old town are the main attractions of this enchanting land. Lastovo is quite a remote island comparing to its neighbors, which means it’s less crowded. It is a perfect choice for those who love travelling off the beaten paths.
The island is filled with popular tourist centers situated in charming bays, most famous of which are Zaklopatica and Pasadur on the north coast, Skrivena Luka and Ubli on the south coast and Lučica, small port underneath the town of Lastovo. Characteristic beauty of Lastovo was admired, from secluded bays, by Luciano Benetton, Bono Vox, Hollywood divas and other famous people.
Day 4: Lastovo - Korcula
Korcula is a unique Adriatic island with lush nature, vineyards, and olive groves, cute little villages, and a stunning medieval town of the same name. Locals claim that Korcula is the birthplace of the world-renowned traveler, Marco Polo. Dropping the anchor in front of the old harbor of Korcula town gives you a breathtaking view of the walled gem that looks like a mini version of Dubrovnik. Here in the maze of narrow streets, pretty-little balconies, art galleries, and cafes you’ll have some doubt whether you’re in the twenty-first century. Everything looks as if you’ve travelled to the medieval times. Don’t miss the house where Marco Polo lived.
Visit the Cathedral of Saint Mark and the bell tower from where a stunning panoramic view opens up. Explore local souvenir shops for some interesting pieces - something special to remember by this wonderful yacht charter vacation in Croatia. Meet the locals at the piazza in front of the gate that leads to the old town. There town’s residents sell seasoned vegetables and fruits. Choose to dine in one of many authentic konobas where you’ll be offered to taste the delicious culinary fusion of Dalmatian and foreign cuisines. Also in the summer months, you can witness beautiful local folk events such as Korkyra Baroque Festival and a festival of traditional dances with swords.
Day 5: Korcula - Hvar
To Stari Grad in the morning for chance to visit one of Croatia’s oldest towns. This settlement dates back to 385 B.C. and was a Greek colony known as “Faros”. See the Dominican monastery, founded in 1482 , and the church of St. Nicholas nearby. Another must-see place in Stari Grad is Tvrdalj, a well-preserved fortified castle, which once belonged to the Croatian poet, Petar Hektorovic. To the beautiful port of Hvar, where Venetian townhouses line the streets, and shops, restaurants and cafes give the town a decidedly 'St. Tropez' atmosphere. The island of Hvar boasts more hours of sunshine than any other Croatian island, so you are certain to have views extending off to the far horizon when looking down on the port from the Spanjola Fortess, high on the hill above Hvar town. Hvar is a party-goers town, so tonight is your chance to enjoy some nightlife.
Day 6: Hvar - Brac
Perhaps, nature is the most significant and amazing heritage of Brac, one of the largest islands in the whole Adriatic. Pick a place to linger and enjoy some fun during water sports activities. Turquoise sea and its crystal-clear waters are perfect for snorkeling, swimming, canoeing. Whereas on land you’ll find attractive scenery - perfect for a nice and relaxing walk. Climb the hill above Zlatni Rat - one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe, and take perfect holiday photographs. Brac also invites you to visit one of its olive factories and pick up some souvenirs to bring back home or find out more about local stonemasonry traditions in the school where young boys and girls master beautiful art of working with white stone - a local pride. For history enthusiasts, Brac features some archaeological findings from times of The Paleolithic.
Day 7: Brac - Split
On your penultimate day of a yacht charter you’re back to Split. If you’ve already visited a fascinating relic of Roman architecture heritage - the palace of Emperor Diocletian, then maybe you’re up for something different this time. You probably know that Game of Thrones filming crew also left their footprints in this UNESCO World Heritage site. And if you’re a fan of the TV series, we recommend to explore those places. Split also features several great food markets that are interesting to explore. If you’re not much into that, we recommend visiting Klis Fortress that was used as a film set for the world-renowned American TV series “Game of Thrones”.
Klis Fortress is a well-preserved citadel that stands on top of the mountain outside of Split. It takes about 30 minutes to drive up to the site. The trip is totally worth it for the fantastic panoramic views it offers. On your final evening of the yacht charter vacation, have a nice walk along the waterfront that’s studded with the names of Olympians from Split. This is a local version of the Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. It’s a wonderful time to recall the week you’ve spent in one of the most beautiful cruising areas and perhaps think of your next adventure wherever that would be.
Day 8: Split - Departure Day
As the time runs fast, the moment to say goodbye to your beautiful yacht charter journey in Croatia has come. However, we’re sure you’ll plan to come back for one more sailing vacation in the Adriatic as there are still so many beautiful places to visit.
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