Sailing from Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik via Croatian islands is a beautiful journey to discover Croatia's iconic part - the Dalmatia. This itinerary includes everything to make you feel impressed, relaxed, happy and inspired. Together with the captain we will make this route tailor-made for you if you need some changes.
Day 1: Dubrovnik - Korcula
If you have just arrived at Dubrovnik and boarded your charter yacht, enjoy refreshing drinks or a light lunch prepared by your chef. Once you have settled in and relaxed, set yourself on a date with one of the most beautiful towns in the Adriatic.
Travelers from all over the world adore Dubrovnik for its exterior magnificence. The Pearl of the Adriatic looks like a time capsule. Enjoy the beautiful encounter between blue waters of the sea and amazing, perfectly preserved medieval architecture.
Explore the beauty of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Have a walk on top of its fortified walls that circle the old town, wander around its narrow cobblestone streets, churches, and cathedrals, shop in little, authentic stores that are perfectly poised in the centuries-old buildings.
Get on top of Srd hill and enjoy the amazing panoramic view of the fairytale-like Dalmatian coastline. Have a glass of wine as the sun slowly prepares to hide behind the horizon.
After getting back on board your charter yacht, enjoy a delicious dinner while watching illuminated Dubrovnik from a spacious aft deck of your charter yacht. Stay overnight on anchor or sail towards charming Korcula.
Day 2: Korcula
Korcula is a unique Adriatic island with lush nature, vineyards, and olive groves, cute little villages, and a stunning medieval town of the same name. Locals claim that Korcula is the birthplace of the world-renowned traveler, Marco Polo.
Dropping the anchor in front of the old harbor of Korcula town gives you a breathtaking view of the walled gem that looks like a mini version of Dubrovnik. Here in the maze of narrow streets, pretty-little balconies, art galleries, and cafes you’ll have some doubt whether you’re in the twenty-first century. Everything looks as if you’ve travelled to the medieval times. Don’t miss the house where Marco Polo lived. Visit the Cathedral of Saint Mark and the bell tower from where a stunning panoramic view opens up.
Explore local souvenir shops for some interesting pieces - something special to remember by this wonderful yacht charter vacation in Croatia. Meet the locals at the piazza in front of the gate that leads to the old town. There town’s residents sell seasoned vegetables and fruits. Choose to dine in one of many authentic konobas where you’ll be offered to taste the delicious culinary fusion of Dalmatian and foreign cuisines.
Also in the summer months, you can witness beautiful local folk events such as Korkyra Baroque Festival and a festival of traditional dances with swords.
Day 3: Hvar
After spending some peaceful and quiet time on Korcula, this island has to offer to its guests something very different. Hvar is a perfect spot for any luxury yacht charter holiday: antiques, lavender fields, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, fishing villages, turquoise waters, and parties all night long.
The island’s main town, which is also called Hvar, turns into the vibrant hotspot, where life doesn’t slow down even for a minute. Its old harbor boosts with perfect postcard views: yachts, small wooden fishing boats, a clock tower, seaside restaurants and cafes where tourists leisurely enjoy the life. After the sun is off for the day, the waterfront turns into one party place where live bands and singers play their music and people dance and celebrate life.
Besides partying experience Hvar town also offers stunning architectural heritage that is ready to impress travelers with beautiful churches, narrow cobblestone streets, unique facades, art galleries. The highlight is the Fortress Španjola built centuries ago. It looms high above the old town and offers an incredible view of the whole town, the harbor, and the nearby Pakleni Islands.
Remember to taste locally produced ice-cream with lavender flavor. You can find this Hvar specialty in any seaside café.
You may also like Stari Grad, a smaller town on the island of Hvar that was founded by the Greeks in the fourth century BC. One of the oldest towns in Europe is surrounded by olive trees, lavender fields, and fruit gardens that create the unique aroma. Stari Grad looks like a museum under the sky for its perfectly preserved medieval architecture.
Day 4: Solta
Solta is still somewhat off the beaten track even though it is the nearest island to Split.
Drop the anchor in the vicinity of six islets, Stipanska, Balkun, Saskinja, Polebrnjak, Grmej and Radula which are ideal for swimming and water sports activities.
Sesula cove is a beautiful spot for a refreshing afternoon swim.
Visit a charming fishing port, Maslinica, also on the western side of the island, where its possible to moor at one of the nicest marinas in all of Croatia, the Martinis Marchi. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner out in Maslinica or set sails for the evening cruise to Vis island.
Day 5: Vis - Vela Luka, Korcula
Rogačić cove on the island of Vis is a popular place among yachting enthusiasts. This is a quiet bay with beautiful clear water for swimming. Start your morning unhurriedly. Revel in the serenity of the surrounding landscapes, go for a refreshing swim in the tender waters of the Adriatic, and enjoy the breakfast. Water sports activities and sunbathing in one of the most beautiful natural decorations ща the Adriatic is a great choice.
Later stop by the town of Vis and explore this small city: one of the first Roman settlements in the area that went by ‘Issa’ back in those days. There are some very fine restaurants here in Vis, so dining out is part of the experience.
Sail to your next yacht charter destination - Vela Luka located on the island of Korcula. This is the time to take pleasure in while listening to the music of the waves and winds, bask, and watch how joyfully dolphins pass by. When arrived at the busy harbour of Vela Luka, take a walk ashore in this pretty Dalmatian town. While here, you may want to visit a local farmhouse and taste some of the local delicacies or have a refreshing drink in one of the seaside cafes overlooking the harbour.
Day 6: Lastovo - Mljet
On your sixth day of a beautiful yacht charter journey, you’re welcome on the island of Lastovo that lies west of Mljet and makes a stunning sailing destination for its unique landscapes and secluded coves that serve as a quiet shelter for nautical enthusiasts. Two-thirds of the island is covered with the forest, which is why Lastovo is also called “The Green Island”.
Roman and Venetian architecture, summer music festivals, rocky headlands, cliffs, unspoilt nature and the blue sea, beautiful churches and evocative ruins of the old town are the main attractions of this enchanting land. Lastovo is quite a remote island comparing to its neighbors, which means it’s less crowded. It is a perfect choice for those who love travelling off the beaten paths.
The island is filled with popular tourist centers situated in charming bays, most famous of which are Zaklopatica and Pasadur on the north coast, Skrivena Luka and Ubli on the south coast and Lučica, small port underneath the town of Lastovo. Characteristic beauty of Lastovo was admired, from secluded bays, by Luciano Benetton, Bono Vox, Hollywood divas and other famous people.
Day 7: Mljet - Sipan
A day spent by the side of Mljet is like a therapy for those who are seeking a getaway from a busy and urbanistic daily routine into the wild and Edenic ambiance. Enjoy the pristine nature of the national park that covers a significant part of the island. Mljet is one of the least crowded islands in the Adriatic. Its calm turquoise waters of the sea are perfect for snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing, and diving rendezvous. And wild trails that pierce the island will fit those enjoying hiking, vineyards, and olive groves.
Wine lovers are welcome to taste locally produced red and wine. North of the island there’s a small town called Pomena from where you can reach two saltwater lakes and have a swim in the crystal-clear waters. Around the lakes you’ll find paths that are suitable for a good cycle or a pleasant walk under the shade. There’s also a small islet with a Benedictine Monastery and the Church of Saint Mary almost in the middle of the Great Lake (“Veliko Jezero” in Croatian).
Returning to the yacht, set sail for the island of Sipan. This is the largest of the Elaphiti Islands and is a beautiful tapestry of chutes, olive groves, citrus groves, fig groves and vineyards. Sipan is famous for its wine, and you will have a chance to try some when dining ashore tonight.
Day 8: Dubrovnik - Departure Day
As the time runs fast, the moment to say goodbye to your beautiful yacht charter journey in Croatia has come.
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