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(150 nm NM)

Dubrovnik - Split

Dubrovnik - Split /

7 days

(150 nm NM)

Itinerary

DAY 1: Dubrovnik – port of Šipan (island of Šipan)

DAY 2: Port of Šipan – Polače cove (island of Mljet)

The island of Šipan – the prince of the Elaphites

This picturesque string of islands in the vicinity of Dubrovnik scattered within the Deer Archipelago consists of 13 evergreen islands, islets and rocks. Situated between Dubrovnik, theIsland of Mljet and Pelješac Peninsula, and surrounded by the waters of the Koločep and Mljet Channel, they were first mentioned as the Elafite Islands by Gaius Plinius Secundus Maior in his work Naturalis historia in the 1st century A.D.

There are two main anchoring spots on the island – Suđurađ in the east and Šipanska Luka in the west, while a third one is located in the Harpoti strait, although big sailboats need to be careful of the electrical cable stretching above it. When you sail into Šipanska Luka, you will find a small berth for yachts on the north side, and a few buoys opposite it.

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DAY 3: Polače – Bili Žal (island of Korčula) – Korčula (island of Korčula)

The main attraction and most unusual feature of Mljet National Park is the two inland salt water lakes called Malo Jezero (Small lake) and Veliko Jezero (Big lake). The are connected to the sea by a narrow canal. Stroll along the lakes on paths shaded by pine trees, rent a bicycle to explore the park, kayak rent is also available, don't miss to paddle the along the lakes or simply swim in the crystal clear, blue water. In the middle of Veliko Jezero is the small islet of Sv. Marija (St Mary), featuring a Benedictine monastery dating from the 12th century. The Islet of Sv. Marija is accessible by regularly scheduled boats.

DAY 4: Korčula – Saplun (Lastovo Archipelago) – Ubli (island of Lastovo)

Korčula – The Town of Marco Polo

The birthplace of Marco Polo was built on the foundations of a Greek colony, and is the historical and tourist centre of the largest island in the Dubrovnik region. It is famous for its streets that are shaped in the form of a fish bone and well-preserved Gothic and Renaissance buildings.
Among them stands out the Cathedral of sv. Marko [St. Mark], whose rich interior guards the works of great Italian painters. The people of Korčula have preserved their customs and the medieval knight’s game “Moreška” that takes place on the town streets. The gentle Mediterranean cuisine will challenge the palates of even the most fastidious gourmets.
Along with the gifts of the sea (mussels, fish, crabs), delicious desserts such as Cukarin, the Dubrovnik cakes rožata and klašun go very well with the local Korčula wines - Grk, Pošip, Plavac and Rukatac.
Near the town of Korčula, there is an archipelago of 20 uninhabited islands covered with dense thicket, and an accessible coastline. Here is also the slightly larger islet of Badija with its pebble beaches and beautiful Franciscan monastery.

Mooring at ACI Marina Korčula

DAY 5: Ubli – Stončica cove (island of Vis) – Vis (island of Vis)

Vis, a town situated in an indented cove, became the first and most significant Greek colony in the Adriatic for many reasons. The breath-taking beauty of this maritime tourist Mecca is best represented by the Franciscan monastery and Priovo peninsula, a magical promenade along the coast, and harmonious stone houses perfectly “anchored between blue sea shades and surrounding green slopes. Today it is also famous for its biggest natural berth in the Adriatic, which is always packed during the sailing season

DAY 6: Vis – Vinogradišće cove (island of Sv. Klement) – Hvar (island of Hvar)

Hvar, also known as the Croatian Saint-Tropez, is one of the most beautiful island towns in the Adriatic. A spectacular view of winding stone allies, a photogenic town harbour, long promenades along the coast and turquoise lagoons from the intertwining Pakleni islands, can be found from the hill above the town where the symbol of Hvar is located, the Fortress of Fortica overlooking the town from above and containing, among other things, the oldest theatre in the world. It is equally magical to approach Hvar from the sea while sailing virtuosos – the barkarijoli of Hvar – are masterfully going around you. This is just a short preview of the atmosphere and beauty of the town recognised by many sailors, celebrities and night-life enthusiasts.

DAY 7: Hvar – Zlatni rat (island of Brač) – Split

This is the second largest city in Croatia, and an urban and cultural centre at the crossroads of Dalmatia. It straddles a peninsula at the foot of the Marjan hill, with the Kozjak and Mosor mountains ascending behind the city and waterfront. This increasingly popular tourist destination had its ‘official’ beginning in the year 300AD. In that year the Emperor Diocletian began the construction of his palace here, which combined the elements of an imperial villa, a Hellenistic city and a Roman military fort. However, there are archaeological findings attesting to a more ancient history of Split.

The historical centre was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1979, and the number of annual tourists is steadily increasing.

In the former home of Diocletian, you cannot miss the well-known Peristyle, nor the Cathedral of St Duje with its wooden doors fashioned by Andrija Buvina.

For culturelovers, Split offers a theatrical and exhibition programme, including the international festival of opera, concerts, drama, dance and street theatre. Due to various sporting events that are organized here, as well as the fact that Split has produced many top athletes, Spalatians call their city the sportiest city in the world. The city is connected with smaller islands in the Split archipelago by ferry. The archipelago includes Šolta, whose name is believed to come from the Greek word olynthia, which means ‘unripe fig’.

Read more about Split City 

Sail the Beautiful Adriatic from Dubrovnik to Split

It is not easy to choose the most popular part of the Croatian coast. This task is all the more difficult because of the rich offer for sailors along the entire Croatian coast – each cove can be your private bit of heaven. Many sailors choose always the same locations, depending on their personal preferences. You have to decide how you will choose the best vacation for you, and you can choose from peaceful places full of natural beauty, lively towns full of fun, luxury marinas, culinary destinations, active vacations… Sailors visiting Croatia for the first time usually choose the route between Dubrovnik and Split to discover its beauty and landmarks.

Except for a great motorway connection and international airports, another reason to visit both of these symbols of Croatian tourism during your sailing trip is the fact that those two gems of the Croatian coast are home to UNESCO World Heritage sites rich history, preserved heritage and architecture, but also a lifestyle that is all about fun and a great culinary offer for guests.

On the other hand, when you leave the busy towns and head for the open sea, you will discover a magical world of sailing the Croatian islands. The Elaphiti Islands stretch northwest from Dubrovnik and offer excellent berths and wonderful local restaurants.

Only three nautical miles from the Elaphiti islands lies the island of Mljet with its national park whose salt water lakes in the western part of the island are visited by many sailors. Nearby is the Pelješac peninsula where you can also visit the best Croatian wine makers whose red wines are among the finest in the world. If you choose to do so, we recommend that you also try the locally farmed oysters

The route then takes you to the medieval town of Korčula and its first-class marina. The town streets are home to charming taverns offering homemade pasta made according to a five-century old recipe. Then you should decide whether you want to continue sailing to the island of Hvar or the Lastovo Archipelago, which is a protected nature park. Apart from its natural beauty, Lastovo has an excellent culinary offer of seafood specialties, with the Adriatic lobster as our favourite.

Then you can continue sailing to the island of Vis, that was a prohibited zone for foreign tourists in Yugoslavia, making it all the more popular today. That island is home to the most beautiful coves in Croatia, such as Stiniva located on its south shore or the world famous Blue Grotto on the neighbouring island of Biševo. The town of Vis offers a lot of fun, and you can also visit some of the rural households inland.

The next place that attracts thousands of sailors is the town of Hvar and the nearby Pakleni islands. Numerous restaurants in hidden coves offer every seafood specialty imaginable, and the town is a proper example of the Mediterranean lifestyle and a wild night life. Hvar was the starting point of nautical tourism 50 years ago and it represents the Croatian seaside at its best. Sailors then usually go to Zlatni rat on the island of Brač, another symbol of Croatian tourism, before mooring their sailing boats in the largest coastal city – Split. By choosing that route, you will have barely scratched the surface of its offer during your seven-day trip, but you will visit many landmarks of interest to sailors visiting Croatia for the first time.

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