Explore Beautiful South
Real freedom is born at sea
- Enjoy two weeks sailing exploring captivating southern Adriatic
- Experience best of Croatian islands and islands inland
- Homemade authentic food, beautiful bays, great choice of restaurants and wine and amazing nature with hidden gems
- It is advisable to go 15-20 miles per day (3 to 6 hours of sailing)
- The proposed route is only valid for ideal weather conditions. If weather is not good, change the route using nautical charts and guides
- A day or two before the end of your sailing, sail as close to home port (disembarkation port)
- We are suggesting first week detailed route. If you need help for second week, we will gladly asssist you.
Starting /ending point: Marina Kaštela, Kaštel Gomilica
MARINA KAŠTELA, KAŠTEL GOMILICA – MILNA, ISLAND BRAČ
Arrival to Marina Kaštela, Kaštel Gomilica for sailboat check in. We suggest to pay VIP Early boarding at 12:30h (180,00€) so you can early sail out to your next sailing point.
OFFICE CHECK IN: 12:00h
TECHNICAL CHECK IN: 12:30h
Sailing out towards Milna, island Brač at 14:00h. After a short navigation you come to Milna where you are going to spend your first night. Milna is a small village on the western part of the island Brač. It originates from the 16th century and it was known for its shipbuilding where the first typical Dalmatian boat ‘bracera’ was built.
We recommend to have dinner at restaurant Galicija.
MILNA, ISLAND BRAČ – VIS, ISLAND VIS
On a second day, we recommend sailing towards Vis, the furthest island of the Central Dalmatian archipelago. It is especially well known for its cultural and historical heritage. Famous Greek writer writer Agatharchides praised wines from Vis as being the best he had ever tasted. Their most autochthonous wine is most certainly Vugava which you can try in numerous restaurants and cellars all around the island. We do, however, recommend, to visit island inland restaurants where you can taste authentic homemade food (Peka – lamb or octopus under the bell) and wines from restaurant owner vineyard. One of those restaurants i Roki’s. Vis is also known as one of ‘the forbidden islands’ during the communist era. It was the centre of Yugoslav navy and therefore was forbidden to tourists. For that reasons, nature and other beauties are well preserved. Even today, there are many hidden tunnels all around the island, that can testify to that fact.
VIS, ISLAND VIS – KORČULA, ISLAND KORČULA
On the third day, sail to the island of Korčula, more precise, the town of Korčula – the birthplace of a famous traveller and writer Marco Polo. On your way to Korčula you can stop for a swim
You will have an opportunity to walk through this beautiful Dalmatian pearl and enjoy in numerous restaurants that charm their guests with the variety of gastro offer as well as with their view of the old town and the archipelago of the island of Korčula and the peninsula of Pelješac. For the first time, Korčula was mentioned in the 10th century in works of Byzantine historians under the name ‘Stone Town’. It flourished under the Venetian government. Today it’s a town where you can vividly feel the Mediterranean spirit of people who live and work in this mixture of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture.
ACI Marina Korčula is situated in a small inlet east of town. Its northern side is protected with a breakwater.
KORČULA – ISLAND MLJET
Our Your cruise continues towards the island of Mljet. You’čč spend the day relaxing, swimming and sunbathing. You’ll have a chance to visit the National Park Mljet (you have to pay additional 100 HRK fro adult and 50 HRK for children and students). Because of the same name in Roman and later in Latin scripts, Mljet was throughout history very often mistaken for Malta, and that is why today, two worldly known legends of Homer’s and Ulysses and St.Paul’s shipwrecks are set to more famous and bigger Malta. As a reminder that ancient Ogigia could have been on Mljet too, today you can find the Ulysses Cave and St. Paul’s Cliff, as well as votive church on the east part of the island. You can spend your night on Mljet (in Polača or Pomena, depending on weather conditions) where you can enjoy their extraordinary gastro offer. We especially recommend lobsters, which in restaurants on Mljet you can personally choose before the preparation.
ISLAND MLJET – ŠIPAN
Your next stop is the island of Šipan, one of the most famous Elafiti Islands, a small group of islands near Dubrovnik.
Afternoon can be free for your own activities, whether it will be sightseeing, swimming or just lying in the sun with a good book and a cold drink. Although it`s only 16 sq.km big, Šipan is the biggest island in the group. It flourished during the Dubrovnik Republic, a period when the most important economy were shipbuilding, shipping, olive growing, fishing and wine growing. Today, on this small area, there are 42 old summer residences and 34 churches; proof that this oasis of peace and beauty was recognized as a place of relaxation by Dubrovniks’ high society.
Konoba “Kod Marka” is excellent choice for seafood lovers and we recommend it as best restaurant on the island.
ISLAND ŠIPAN – ISLAND LOPUD
Continue your cruise towards Lopud, another one among the Elafiti Islands. It is only 5 km north-west from Dubrovnik, where you can spend another day relaxing, swimming and sunbathing. You can be anchored all day on the south-east side of the island, in a beautiful cove Šunj, on one of the most beautiful sandy beaches of the Adriatic, which is also very attractive to many sailors as well as to people from Dubrovnik. In the early afternoon, you can start towards your final destination Dubrovnik.
Dubrovnik – the pearl of Adriatic. It is one of the most important historical and tourist centres of Croatia which was included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1979. The prosperity of the town was always based on maritime trade. In Middle Ages it was, under the name of the Dubrovnik Republic, the only city – state on the east Adriatic coast which could compete with the Venetian Republic. Dubrovnik was one of the centres of progress of the Croatian language and literature and a place where many famous Croatian poets, writers, painters, mathematicians, physicists and other scientists have lived and worked. It overcame a mass destruction and many victims during the Civil war in Croatia. Today it charms numerous tourists with its divine beauty and cultural monuments among which the most famous are: the town walls and fortresses, churches and palaces, Stradun (the main street)…
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We wish you an unforgettable sailing experience!