- access_time20 August 2020
The many wonderful destinations of southern Croatia are what put this country on the map, for most tourists.
Sail with us to the famous island of Hvar, the lavender and party capital of Croatia, the island of Vis, where Mamma Mia was filmed among the ancient Greek and Roman ruins, the island of Brač, our most populous island, known for beautiful beaches and olive oil, the island of Korčula, where history and wine meet in perfect harmony.
The beautiful towns of Hvar, Korčula and Dubrovnik are brimming with stone fortresses, historical facts, authentic experiences, excellent cuisine, sunset spots and nightlife. Dubrovnik, the “King’s Landing” of the “Game of Thrones” TV series, is especially unique, enclosed by its 2 kilometers of thick medieval walls, as the capital of one of the world’s oldest republics should be.
Explore Split, the second largest city in Croatia, and the home of the Diocletian’s palace, a 1700-year-old structure, intended to be the retirement home for the Roman emperor the palace was name after. Today, Split sprouts out of this palace in all directions, with distinct rings of neighborhoods that expanded with the times, leaving behind building from many periods, such as the Antique, Renaissance, Baroque, Classicism and many more.
Explore the Mljet National Park or Šipan island, true nature oases, where the untouched pine forests blend into the crystal clear and warm waters of the southern Adriatic. Mljet sunsets are especially beautiful, as the sun explodes in a pallet of warm colors, as it sets between the islands.
Sail with the wind in your hair and swim as we anchor in secluded bays, in the shade of the pine trees and the sun-kissed blue of the sea.
Day 1: Trogir - Bol
- Welcome to Trogir, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997, the town is home to a number of fascinating historic sights. After boarding our ship Lastavica we will have a short meeting in front of a dining area for a welcome drinks. After the welcome meeting we will set sail towards island of Brač, town of Bol, boasting Zlatni rat (Golden Cape) a beach that was many times voted among the most beautiful beaches in the whole Europe. As we stop in Bol, you can enjoy this nice Dalmatian town by having a walk, a cup of coffee or take a swim. You can also visit first Dalmatian winery collective whos wine was awarded with golden medan on international wine show in Paris in the year of 1909. You can still find 2 conrete barrels saved from that period in their wine cellar.
- Our overnight stop.
Day 2: Bol - Hvar
- We we'll continue cruising along of the many coves and bays on our way to Hvar, the sunniest island in Croatia. Hvar is one of the most popular and very attractive Croatian routist destinations and a meeting point for the international jet set. Upon your evening arrival to Hvar, we suggest you to take a walk through the town so you can feel the history, culture and a way of life on this island. You can learn how lavender was traditionally farmed on the Islan of Hvar, for many centuries. Afterward you'll have a free evening in Hvar, explore and dine around in one of the numerious family-owned restaurants.
- Our overnight stop.
Day 3: Hvar - Pomena
- Following a breakfast, we will cruise to the Mljet national Park and pass by the magnificent shores of the Korčuča island archipelago, with a swim stop along a way. Lunch will be served on board. Upon arrival to the Mljet National Park, you can explore. Enjoy Mljet National Park's prestine beauty as you walk around the Great and Small lake, and the Islet of St. Mary with its Benedictine Monastetry dating from the 12th century. This evening we'll have Captain's dinner on board.
- Our overnight stop.
Day 4: Pomena – Dubrovnik
- In the morning we'll depart to the historical center of Dubrovnik, a world-famous city enlisted as the UNESCO's World Heritage Site. We will cruise along the Dubrovnik City walls and fortifications. After some relaxed time you can explore the city, visit City Walls on your own. You can also take the cable car to the top of the mount Srđ and have intimate farewell dinner. Our ship will be located in the Gruž harrbor.
- Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Day 5: Dubrovnik - Korčula
- After breakfast we will start our pleasant cruise to the Korčula. On our way we will cruise by magnificent shores of the Elaphiti islands archipelago, to the northwest of Dubrovnik. We shall stop for a swim before lunch and in the afternoon we will arrive in Korčula town, on Korčula Island. Korčula is a city known as a birthplace of Marko Polo, the famous explorer.
- Our overnight stop.
Day 6: Korčula - Vis
- Morning cruise to Vis Island where we expected to come after lunch with swim stop. Vis is a pearl among Croatian Adriatic islands, left untouched by the development of tourism for so many years - due to its strategic location on the open sea, it served as a military zone for many years. Beautiful beaches, and preserved nature, ecological agriculture and preserved traditional architecture are unique advantages of this unique Croatian island where we will spend afternoon.
Day 7: Vis – Blue Cave - Trogir
- Morning cruise to Island Bisevo with its Blue cave. The cave has its own natural entrance which is located below sea level, which required that it visitors dive deeply only to resurface into the cave’s mysterious blue depths. This natural phenomenon creates a magical effect of deep blue and shiny silver, mystifying her visitors. After the Blue Cave visit, we will continue our sail to the starting point of our journey, the town of Trogir. Trogir has 2300 years of continuous urban tradition. Its culture was created under the influence of the ancient Greeks, and then the Romans, and Venetians. Trogir has a high concentration of palaces, churches, and towers, as well as a fortress on a small island, and in 1997 was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List. "The orthogonal street plan of this island settlement dates back to the Hellenistic period and it was embellished by successive rulers with many fine public and domestic buildings and fortifications. Its beautiful Romanesque churches are complemented by the outstanding Renaissance and Baroque buildings from the Venetian period", says the UNESCO report. take the opportunity to explore the local surroundings as we dock overnight.
Day 8: Trogir
- After the breakfast it is time to farewell to the crew. Check out is until 09.00 am.
Sailing in Dalmatian islands - South Adriatic
The Southern Adriatic boasts an absolutely magnificent 340 average sun-hours monthly, during the summer, with and average air temperature at a warm 33 degrees Celsius, with the air humidity sticking to an average of 60%. The sea maintains a warm average of 23 degrees Celsius, and the average windspeed is 6 knots for the area, with the potential disruptions due to Bura and primarily Jugo winds, but in sporadic episodes.