Day 1) Maslinica or natural bay Necujam anchor island Solta
Embark on a sailing adventure to the captivating island of Solta, just a short distance from Split, Croatia. As you set sail, you have two fantastic options for your first day. Choose to moor your vessel at the prestigious Marina Martinis Marchi, where luxury and comfort await. Alternatively, anchor in the breathtaking natural bay of Necujam, surrounded by untouched beauty. Whether you seek upscale amenities or a secluded haven, Solta offers the perfect starting point for an unforgettable sailing journey.
Maslinica - Island Šolta
Day 2) Island Vis Komiza buoy or Porat Bisevo anchor (Blue cave trip)
Sailing to the enchanting western side island of Vis. When you arrive, you'll have two delightful options to choose from. Take a buoy in the charming fishing village of Komiza, where authenticity and charm abound. Alternatively, anchor your boat in the stunning natural bay of Porat on the nearby island of Bisevo, boasting an incredible beach. Whether you crave village life or pristine natural beauty, Vis offers a perfect destination for your sailing adventure.
Porat - Island Biševo
Day 3) Vis town buoy Kut eastern part of bay or Stoncica buoy (sailing south side of island Vis and checking Stinva cove, Green cave)
On the third day of your sailing expedition, prepare to be captivated by the wonders of Vis island in Croatia. Your first stop is the legendary Blue Cave on the neighboring island of Bisevo. Marvel at the mesmerizing blue hues created by sunlight reflecting off the cave walls, a truly magical sight. Next, venture to the unique cove of Stiniva, a hidden gem known for its dramatic cliffs and crystal-clear waters, perfect for snorkeling. As night falls, consider taking a buoy in the serene Stoncica bay in the northeast or opt to dock in the charming town of Vis. Alternatively, choose the eastern part of Vis, known as Kut, to enjoy its rich history. With roots dating back to ancient times, Vis has served as a strategic naval base and boasts fascinating archaeological sites. Immerse yourself in the island's storied past while savoring its natural beauty.
Day 4) Island Korcula - Gradine lagoon buoy or anchor or Vela luka mooring or buoy
Embark on a remarkable sailing adventure on the fourth day as you set course towards the southern side of the picturesque island of Korcula, Croatia. En route, make sure to stop and indulge in a refreshing swim on Proizd Island, located just off the coast of Korcula. Its pristine beaches and crystal-clear turquoise waters create an idyllic spot for relaxation. As night approaches, consider taking a buoy in the enchanting Gradine natural bay, where the turquoise-colored sea complements the surrounding lush greenery. Alternatively, you can dock or secure a buoy in the vibrant town of Vela Luka. Vela Luka boasts a rich history and is famous for being the birthplace of renowned Croatian singer Oliver Dragojević. Immerse yourself in the town's culture, sample local cuisine, and experience the warm hospitality of Vela Luka.
Gradine lagoon - Island Korčula
Day 5) Island Lastovo (Veli lago, or Skirvena Luka marina or Zaklopatica restaurant mooring)
Embark on a remarkable sailing journey on the fifth day as you head towards the captivating island of Lastovo, Croatia. Lastovo, known for its preserved nature and untouched beauty, offers a unique experience. Until 1990, the island was off-limits to foreigners, resulting in its pristine state and authentic charm. Immerse yourself in its rich history and explore the island's cultural heritage. Nature enthusiasts will be enthralled by Lastovo's lush forests, stunning coastline, and diverse wildlife. As night falls, you have several options for anchoring and mooring. Consider anchoring in the serene Veli Lago, docking in the convenient marina of Skrivena Luka, or enjoying a free mooring at one of the charming fishing restaurants in Zaklopatica. With so much to explore, spending two days in Lastovo is well worth it, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in its enchanting atmosphere.
Marine life - Island Lastovo
Day 6) Island Mljet Saplunara beach
Embark on an exciting sailing adventure on the sixth day as you make your way to the captivating island of Mljet, Croatia. Discover the beauty of Saplunara, a wide-open natural bay boasting a stunning sandy beach. Located in the southeastern part of the island, Saplunara offers a picturesque setting with panoramic views of the open sea on the horizon. Immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere, soak up the sun, and take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters. Saplunara is a true paradise for beach lovers and nature enthusiasts, making it a must-visit destination during your sailing journey.
Day 7) ACI marina Dubrovnik or Marina Frapa Dubrovnik
On the seventh day of your sailing expedition, prepare to be enchanted as you head towards the world-renowned city of Dubrovnik, Croatia. As you approach this stunning destination, you have two excellent options for docking your vessel: the prestigious ACI Marina Dubrovnik or the esteemed Marina Frapa Dubrovnik.
Dubrovnik, often referred to as the "Pearl of the Adriatic," is renowned for its captivating beauty and rich history. Encircled by ancient city walls, this UNESCO World Heritage site offers a mesmerizing blend of medieval architecture and breathtaking coastal views. Explore the iconic Old Town, with its narrow cobblestone streets and baroque buildings. Visit the impressive Dubrovnik Cathedral and the majestic Rector's Palace. Don't miss the chance to walk along the famous walls and take in panoramic vistas of the Adriatic Sea.
Both ACI Marina Dubrovnik and Marina Frapa Dubrovnik provide excellent facilities and services, ensuring a comfortable and convenient stay. After docking, immerse yourself in Dubrovnik's vibrant culture, sample local cuisine, and indulge in some retail therapy at the bustling markets.
Dubrovnik's allure lies not only in its physical beauty but also in its rich history and cultural heritage. From being a major maritime power in the Middle Ages to surviving wars and earthquakes, the city has stood the test of time. Experience its fascinating past by visiting museums, palaces, and historical sites.
Sailing to Dubrovnik is an experience that combines natural beauty, rich history, and coastal elegance. Whether you choose ACI Marina Dubrovnik or Marina Frapa Dubrovnik as your docking spot, be prepared to be enchanted by the city's timeless charm and unforgettable allure.
Day 8) Elaphit islands (either Lopud or Sipanska Luka)
Embark on a delightful sailing journey on the eighth day as you set sail towards the enchanting Elaphit islands, located near Dubrovnik, Croatia. Comprised of Kolcep, Lopud, and Sipan, these islands derive their name from the Greek word "elaphos," meaning deer, as they were once inhabited by herds of deer.
Start your exploration with Kolcep, a tranquil island renowned for its untouched nature and pristine beaches. Next, head to Lopud, known for its idyllic sandy beach, Sunj. Relax on the soft sand, swim in the azure waters, and soak up the sun's rays. Lopud is also home to charming villages and historic ruins, adding to its allure.
Continue your island-hopping adventure to Sipan, the largest of the Elaphit islands. Explore the picturesque village of Sipanska Luka, adorned with medieval architecture and stunning coastal scenery. Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere, sample local cuisine, and immerse yourself in the island's rich cultural heritage.
As the day comes to a close, consider anchoring your boat on the sandy beach of Sunj on Lopud, where you can enjoy a peaceful night surrounded by natural beauty. Alternatively, dock in the bustling port of Lopud or find a serene spot in Sipanska Luka on Sipan.
The Elaphit islands offer a serene escape from the bustling mainland, allowing you to reconnect with nature and discover the unique charm of each island. Whether it's exploring Kolcep's untouched landscapes, unwinding on Lopud's sandy shores, or immersing yourself in Sipan's rich history, this sailing adventure is sure to leave you with unforgettable memories.
Day 9) island Mljet Polace or Pomena national park Mljet lakes trip
On the ninth day of your sailing journey, set course towards the captivating island of Mljet, Croatia. As you approach the island, you have two wonderful options for anchoring your boat: the picturesque bays of Polace or Pomena.
While on Mljet, a visit to the Mljet National Park is highly recommended. Explore the island's stunning inland area, which is home to the magnificent Mljet Lakes. These pristine lakes, known as Veliko and Malo jezero, offer a tranquil oasis surrounded by lush greenery. A highlight of the park is the picturesque island located in the middle of Veliko jezero, where you can find an enchanting church.
Veliko & Malo Jezero - Island Mljet
Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Mljet as you take a leisurely stroll around the lakes, rent a kayak to explore their tranquil waters, or simply relax and take in the serene atmosphere. The harmony between the lakes and the island with its charming church creates a truly enchanting setting.
Anchoring your boat in either Polace or Pomena allows for convenient access to the Mljet National Park and its breathtaking lakes. Whether you choose to explore the lakes, hike through the park's lush trails, or simply bask in the island's natural splendor, Mljet promises a memorable experience that will leave you in awe of its captivating beauty.
Day 10) Arriving in Korcula - A Sailing Odyssey with Badija's Enchanting Swim
On the thrilling 10th day of your sailing adventure, the charming town of Korcula beckons with its alluring beauty. As you approach the island, the glistening waters invite you for a refreshing swim near the captivating small island of Badija. This idyllic spot offers a blissful escape into the azure seas, setting the stage for an unforgettable experience.
Swimming Near Badija: A Slice of Paradise
Badija, a small island just a short distance from Korcula, boasts secluded coves and crystal-clear waters, making it the perfect spot to immerse yourself in nature's wonders. Diving into the pristine sea, you'll feel the stresses of the journey wash away, replaced by a sense of tranquility unique to this enchanting location.
Korcula: Where History and Beauty Unite
As you sail into Korcula's welcoming harbor, you'll find yourself in a town rich with history and culture. Steeped in legends, Korcula is said to be the birthplace of the famed explorer, Marco Polo. The echoes of his adventures resonate throughout the town, adding a touch of mystery to its charming streets and ancient architecture.
A Kaleidoscope of Experiences
Korcula offers a myriad of experiences, from exploring the medieval old town's narrow alleys to savoring delicious local cuisine in traditional taverns. Don't miss the stunning views from the Marco Polo Tower, a testament to the island's unique connection to the world-renowned explorer.
Day 11) Sailing to Hvar - An Idyllic Oasis in ACI Marina Palmizana
On the 11th day of your sailing expedition, the captivating town of Hvar awaits, nestled in the Adriatic's embrace. A visit to ACI Marina Palmizana is a must for a serene and luxurious docking experience. Sailors planning to moor here should secure a reservation in advance. This picturesque marina offers boat taxis, whisking you away to the enchanting town of Hvar, just a short ride away.
ACI Marina Palmizana: A Nautical Haven
ACI Marina Palmizana, known for its superb facilities and stunning surroundings, offers a tranquil haven for weary sailors. With clear waters and lush greenery, this island oasis is an ideal place to unwind and soak in the beauty of the Dalmatian coast.
Sailing to Hvar: Exploring St. Clement Island
Consider a delightful stop at St. Clement, an island adorned with lush gardens and exotic plants. Discover hidden coves and relax on pristine beaches, immersing yourself in the island's serene atmosphere before continuing your journey to Hvar.
Hvar: A Gem of the Adriatic
Hvar town's charm is unrivaled, with its elegant Venetian architecture, lively promenades, and a rich cultural heritage. Explore the medieval streets, visit the historic Hvar Fortress for breathtaking panoramas, and indulge in delectable local cuisine at charming restaurants.
Vinogradisce Bay: An Anchorage Alternative
For those seeking a more secluded experience, Vinogradisce Bay offers a serene anchorage option. Nestled amidst lush vineyards, this hidden gem provides tranquility and a chance to immerse yourself in nature's embrace.
As your sailing adventure unfolds, day 11 brings you to the exquisite town of Hvar, with ACI Marina Palmizana as a gateway to its wonders. Don't miss the opportunity to explore St. Clement Island and revel in the charm of Hvar's historical streets. Whether you choose the comfort of the marina or the serenity of Vinogradisce Bay, Hvar will leave an indelible mark on your heart.
Day 12) A Serene Arrival in Starigrad-Hvar - Unraveling the Beauty
On the 12th day of your sailing odyssey, Starigrad-Hvar welcomes you with open arms. This charming town, steeped in history, offers a captivating blend of old-world allure and modern delights. As an alternative anchorage, consider the tranquility of Tiha Bay, a secluded oasis away from the bustling crowd.
Starigrad-Hvar: Timeless Charm and Cultural Treasures
Starigrad-Hvar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, boasts cobblestone streets, ancient architecture, and a picturesque harbor lined with cozy cafes and local shops. Discover the Dominican Monastery, an architectural gem, and wander through the charming town squares that exude a unique Mediterranean ambiance.
Starigrad - Island Hvar
Tiha Bay: An Oasis of Peace
For those seeking an off-the-beaten-path escape, Tiha Bay offers a secluded sanctuary. Surrounded by lush greenery and crystal-clear waters, this hidden gem invites you to bask in the tranquility of nature.
Savoring the Delights of Starigrad-Hvar
Indulge in the local delicacies at waterfront restaurants, where freshly caught seafood and regional wines tantalize the taste buds. As the sun sets over the horizon, the town comes alive with vibrant nightlife, offering a perfect ending to a day of coastal bliss.
The 12th day of your sailing voyage leads you to the enchanting Starigrad-Hvar, a town that seamlessly intertwines history and modernity. Consider the secluded bliss of Tiha Bay as an anchorage option. Embrace the timeless charm, cultural treasures, and gastronomic delights that Starigrad-Hvar has to offer, creating lasting memories of your sailing expedition.
Day 13) Arriving at Golden Horn Beach, Brac - A Paradise of Serenity
On the 13th day of your sailing journey, an idyllic paradise awaits - Golden Horn Beach on the stunning island of Brac. With its unique shape and crystal-clear waters, this beach is a must-visit for every sailor seeking tranquility and natural beauty. As night falls, consider mooring in the charming town of Bol or the modern comforts of ACI Marina Vrbovska.
Goldern Horn - Bol, Island Brač
Golden Horn Beach: Nature's Masterpiece
Golden Horn Beach, also known as Zlatni Rat, is a natural marvel with its iconic horn-like shape that changes with the currents and winds. Surrounded by fragrant pine forests, this breathtaking stretch of pebbled shoreline invites you to relax and soak up the sun.
Exploring Golden Horn Beach
Indulge in a leisurely swim or try thrilling water sports like windsurfing and paddleboarding. Stroll along the beach, savoring the stunning views of the azure Adriatic Sea on one side and the lush greenery on the other.
Night Mooring: Bol or ACI Marina Vrbovska
For a lively atmosphere, Bol offers a charming town with a vibrant waterfront, cozy cafes, and quaint alleys. Alternatively, ACI Marina Vrbovska provides modern facilities and a peaceful ambiance, perfect for unwinding after a day of sailing.
As the 13th day unfolds, Golden Horn Beach beckons with its natural allure on the island of Brac. Delight in the beach's splendor and the various water activities it offers. Choose between the lively charm of Bol or the serene comforts of ACI Marina Vrbovska for a relaxing night, creating unforgettable memories of your sailing escapade.
Day 14) return in Split or Trogir
Day 15) Disembarkation