08 Aug Sailing on the Adriatic sea: route Split- Dubrovnik
Day 1: Split – Brač ( Milna )
Check in starts in 4 PM in Marina Kaštela a nice small town 10km distant from Split. After a short navigation you come to Milna where you`re going to spend your first night on board enjoying a homemade meal and company.
Milna is a small village on the western part of the island. It originates from the 16th century and it was known for its shipbuilding where the first typical Dalmatian boat ‘bracera’ was built.
Day 2: Brač ( Milna) – Vis
On a second day you sail towards Vis – the furthest island of the Central Dalmatian archipelago. It is especially well known for its cultural and historical heritage. Famous Greek writer Agatharchides praised wines from Vis as being the best he had ever tasted. Their most autochthonous wine is most certainly Vugava which you can try in numerous restaurants and cellars all around the island. Vis is also known as one of ‘the forbidden islands’ during the communist era. It was the centre of Yugoslav navy and therefore was forbidden to tourists. Even today there are many hidden tunnels all around the island that testify to that fact. Some of them are tourist attractions now and others are used by the Croatian navy. We’ll spend the night in one of numerous bays on Vis.
Day 3: Vis- Hvar
uAfter breakfast you continue your cruise for Pakleni otoci (‘The Hell Islands’). It is a group of small islands in front of the town of Hvar. It is a unique and the most recognizable natural beauty of the island of Hvar. In the afternoon or in the evening (depending on your preferences) transfer by dinghy will be organized for you to the town of Hvar.
Hvar is a tourist, administrative and cultural centre of the island. It is worldly known for its wild night life and numerous elite bars, restaurants and hotels where many celebrities enjoyed themselves. But apart from that Hvar is also very well known for its rich cultural and historical heritage and it will leave breathless guests of all age.
Day 4: Hvar- Korčula
You`re sailing to the island of Korčula, more precise the town of Korčula – the birthplace of a famous traveller-writer and adventurer Marco Polo.
For the first time Korčula was mentioned in the 10th century in works of Byzantine historians under the name ‘Stone Town’. It flourished under the Venetian government. Today it`s a town where you can vividly feel the Mediterranean spirit of people who live and work in this mixture of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture
Day 5: Korčula – Mljet (Pomena)
Your cruise continues towards the island of Mljet. You`ll spend the day relaxing, swimming and sunbathing. You`ll have a chance to visit the National Park Mljet (tickets are not included in the cruise price and you`ll have to pay additional 100 kn for adults and 50 kn for children and students).
Because of the same name in Roman and later in Latin scripts, Mljet was throughout history very often mistaken for Malta, and that is why today, two worldly known legends of Homer`s Ulysses` and St. Paul`s shipwrecks are set to more famous and bigger Malta. As a reminder that ancient Ogigia could have been on Mljet too, today you can find the Ulysses` Cave and St Paul`s Cliff, as well as a votive church on the east part of the island. We`re spending the night on Mljet (in Polača or Pomena, depending on weather conditions) where you can enjoy their extraordinary gastro offer. We especially recommend lobsters, which in restaurants on Mljet you can personally choose before the preparation
Day 6: Mljet- Šipan
Your next stop is the island of Šipan, one of the most famous Elafiti Islands, a small group of islands near Dubrovnik. Afternoon will be free for your own activities, whether it will be sightseeing, swimming or just lying in the sun with a good book and a cold drink. Although it`s only 16 sq.km big, Šipan is the biggest island in the group. It flourished during the Dubrovnik Republic, a period when the most important economy were shipbuilding, shipping, olive growing, fishing and wine growing. Today, on this small area, there are 42 old summer residences and 34 churches; proof that this oasis of peace and beauty was recognized as a place of relaxation by Dubrovniks’ high society.
Day 7: Šipan- Dubrovnik, Zaton Veliki
You continue your cruise towards Lopud, another one among the Elafiti Islands. It is only 5 km north-west from Dubrovnik, where you`re going to spend the day relaxing, swimming, sunbathing and enjoying all the benefits of this cruise. We`ll be anchored all day on the south-east side of the island in a beautiful cove Šunj, on one of the most beautiful sandy beaches of the Adriatic, which is also very attractive to many sailors as well as to people from Dubrovnik and their guests. In the evening, after a long day filled with sea pleasures, we`ll start towards our final destination – Zaton Veliki
Day 8: Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik – the pearl of Adriatic. It is included in 10 most favourable and most beautiful tourist destinations in the world. It is one of the most important historical and tourist centres of Croatia which was included in UNESCO`s World Heritage List in 1979. The prosperity of the town was always based on maritime trade. In Middle Ages it was, under the name of the Dubrovnik Republic, the only city-state on the east Adriatic coast which could compete with the Venetian Republic. With its richness and diplomacy the city achieved an extraordinary level of development, especially during the 15th and the 16th century. Dubrovnik was one of the centres of progress of the Croatian language and literature and a place where many famous Croatian poets, writers, painters, mathematicians, physicists and other scientists have lived and worked. It overcame a mass destruction and many victims during the Civil war in Croatia. Today it charms numerous tourists with its divine beauty and cultural monuments among which the most famous are: the town walls and fortresses, churches and palaces, Stradun (the main street)… Dubrovnik Summer Festival is the most important cultural event in Dubrovnik that takes place every year from 10th July to 25th August during which time you can see many music, theatre and dance performances all around the town.