ARE YOU TIRED OF WEARING A FACE MASK? OF SOCIAL DISTANCING? SPENDING YOUR TIME INDOORS? ON LINE SCHOOLING?
Mediterranean country of terracotta rooftops & blue OCEAN
CROATIA is one of the richest stretches of land for natural beauty. Land of glittering Sea, greens pines & picturesque islands. Here is just a glimpse of what one can experience sailing one of the most intimate seas in the world – ADRIATIC SEA.
DAY 1 ISLAND BRAČ
Embark the yacht at Marina Kastela, 9 km south from Split Internation Airport, and head out to the beautiful Island of Brac, known for the highest peak in the Adriatic with 780 meters high Vidova Gora, and covered in pine forests, olive groves, and vineyards. Port Milna or as the Venetians called it “Valle di mille navi” (the bay of a thousand ships) is the best natural harbor on the island. Nice coves with sand and pebble beach’s stretch in the vicinity of the harbor (Pasika, Osibova, Lucice, Maslinova). Enjoy the wine tasting dinner in a small preserved ethnic village on the island of Brac or aboard in the bay, your choice for the first evening aboard.
DAY 2 ISLAND VIS
Today cruise to the islands of Bisevo & Vis. Halfway between Croatia & Italy, island Vis is the cradle of history and culture. The Island of Bisevo is to the southwest of the Island of Vis. This island is famous for its Blue Cave (Modra Spilja) with entrances both above and below sea level. You will want to visit the cave between 10 am – 1 pm when the sun’s rays pass through the underwater opening to bathe the interior in an unearthly blue light.
After lunch, continue to Vis. It’s beautiful in nature and history and is far from the bustle of the mainland. We can book a diving rendezvous or military tour for the younger guests. Check if there is a party at FORT GEORGE in the evening.
DAY 3 ISLAND HVAR
Today you will go to Hvar – one of the world’s finest islands. With 2800 hours sunshine per year, the island of Hvar presents one of the sunniest places in the Mediterranean basin. Covered in lavender fields, effusive and vibrant in the summer, peaceful in the winter, this is a year-round sailing destination; it has the old world charm of the Greek islands combined with the elegance of Venice. Hvar harbour swells with beautiful yachts and beautiful people, who gather after supper at Carpe Diem, the mothership of Croatia’s coastal clubs.
DAY 4 ISLAND KORCULA
The island of Korcula is the greenest Croatian island covered with aromatic Aleppo pine, Cypress and Oak trees; Greek settlers named the island Korkyra Melaina (Black Korcula). Legend says Korcula is the birthplace of the first “travel influencer” MARKO POLO. Because of its cultural heritage and numerous legends told over the generations it is undoubtedly one of the most interesting islands on the Adriatic. The town of Korcula is perched on a peninsula surrounded by strong 13th century walls reinforced with towers and bastions by the Venetians after 1420. The town is known also as “little Dubrovnik” but has its own identity: the vibe is more relaxed and the whole town is enchanting.
DAY 5 BOL, ZLATNI RAT beach
Bol is situated in the southern part of the island Brac, beneath the Vidova Gora and it is known for the famous Croatian beach – ZLATNI RAT (the Golden Cape). The white pebble and sandy beach extends 10 kilometres and forms a striking contrast with the turquoise waves.
Bol has a long history of wine production. A local cooperative was established around 110 years ago and a winemaking facility is situated in the town centre. As we arrive at the cellar we are met by Jeri, STINA’s head sommelier who takes us into the bar and wine tasting room.
DAY 6 ISLAND SOLTA
ŠOLTA is an unavoidable sailing destination. Although just an hour’s sailing from Split, its natural environment and absolute peace and silence have remained untouched. Its 24 bays and 4 ports can take more than a thousand small yachts.
Did you know that old Romans used donkeys as help in building roads? They would let donkeys walk in front of them knowing that they are so lazy that they would surely find the shortest and the easiest route. One of the remaining families of this endangered species found their place on the island of Šolta.
DAY 7 SPLIT
The Diocletian Palace of Split is a perfect example of the evolution of late classical architecture, with its shapes and embellishments exemplifying not just the development of early Christian art, but also the prelude to the Byzantine and early medieval architectural styles.
When Roman Emperor Diocletian built his retirement home, he chose the sunnies & most sheltered port in this part of the world. Don’t expect a palace though, nor a museum – this is the city’s living heart, its labyrinthine streets packed with people, bars, shops and restaurants. Split is a classic city with all the energy and dynamism of a young pretender.