9 Days Itinerary
Begin your adventure at the beautiful Kornati Archipelago before cruising to the south of the coastline and beyond to discover some of Croatia's most majestic islands.
Departure from the city of Ancona (Italy) located on the Adriatic Sea. The city has a very accessible airport. Start off in the direction of the beautiful Kornati Archipelago consisting of 140 islands, islets and cliffs, 89 of which have been declared a national park due to the natural beauty of its numerous coves, crystal clear blue water and bays with sandy beaches offering the perfect anchorage.
Cruising to the South of the Coastline, the first stop is a small, pretty village that is home to a very good restaurant called “Cathy” where you can try the specialty of the house “Dalmatian Prawns”. Continue on to the historic town and harbour of Trogir, situated on a small islet lying between the gentle hills on the mainland and the coast of the Island of Ciovo. Everywhere you go, you will meet friendly, charming people and experience warm hospitality. The town’s rich culture reflects the influence of the ancient Greeks, Romans and Venetians. Since 1997, the historic centre of Trogir has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Spend your evening exploring the famous Benedictine Monastery.
Start the day cruising to Brac Island, the largest of the beautiful Dalmatian Islands, separated from the mainland by the Brac Channel. Here you will find picturesque fishing harbours and the most popular tourist spot, Bol, with its famous sandy beach, Zlatni Rat. The especially pleasant climate, abundant vegetation and beautiful beaches are a great bonus for visitors to Brac.
Arrival at Hvar Island. In the sunny and picturesque natural surroundings of the southern part of the island, you will find one of the best sandy beaches of the Dalmatian Archipelago. Today, the town of Hvar is an ideal choice for all lovers of nature and the sea. Stroll around the main square enjoying the atmosphere of the bars and restaurants. You will appreciate how Hvar could be called the “Saint Tropez” of Croatia.
On leaving Hvar sail to Korcula. The town of Korcula was built by craftsmen of the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries, using stone from near-by Vrnika. This famous stone was also used in the construction of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul and the White House in Washington. The house of Marco Polo is one of the many monuments to be seen there. Korcula is a beautiful town full of history and a great place to visit.
The untamed Dalmatian island of Mijet is one of Croatia's top tourist attractions and a paradise for anyone looking to get away from it all. Half of the island is a pristine national park. There are few residents, no large towns and only one major road. The seaside villages of Pomena, Polace, Sobra and Saplunara attract the most visitors who come for the hiking, biking, swimming in the turquoise water and stunning scenery, together with the peaceful atmosphere that reigns everywhere. The lushly forested island is so seductive, it's said that Odysseus came and stayed for seven years.
Last but not least, spend a day in the city of Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik offers an unusual blend of modern culture and established tradition. Polished marble streets, a labyrinth of alleyways and breathtaking architecture characterise the Old Town. Dubrovnik’s most stunning feature is the 82-foot tall city wall, which extends over a mile in length. Enjoy the unique cuisine of the Nautica restaurant where dishes grilled over an open-fire are a specialty of the region, as well as fresh seafood caught in local waters. The nightlife is also exciting with plenty of choice to keep you busy until dawn.
Departure from Dubrovnik airport.