Combination of good wine and untouched nature
Sailing and exploring south Dalmatian coast will bring you memories you will not forget.
The pleasant climate and steady winds makes the Dubrovnik Riviera ideal for scenic coastal cruising.
Whether you are searching for scattered islands, fresh local food combined with tasteful wines, or perhaps seductive sandy shores, this region will not fail you.
TO THE SOUTH
Dubrovnik, as majestic as it is, it is not only highlight of southern Dalmatia.
Cavtat, with pine-scented hiking trails, or a garden full of exotic trees in Trsteno, are only beginning of richness which this region provides.
Whether you are visiting ancient salt factory, or you are into world-class oyster feast and superb red wine from the Pelješac Penninsula, you will not fail if you choose southern route.
14 days sailing itinerary is best choice if you want to see best of Adriatic. Don't forget to explore Marco Polo's birthplace on Korčula or Odysseus' mythical cave on Mljet.
Elaphiti Islands is another pearl; this archipelago northwest of Dubrovnik makes a perfect escape from the summer crowds. Only the three largest – Koločep, Lopud and Šipan – are permanently inhabited.
Along the way you’ll find some of the best windsurfing and sailing in Europe, centuries-old houses, millennia-old caves, fresh seafood, and always, everywhere, blue and crystal clear sea.
Croatia presents conditions ideal for those new to coastal sailing, with gentle winds and fine weather promising many pleasant hours on deck. Dubrovnik Riviera is no exception. City of Dubrovnik, also know as "Pearl of Adriatic", is truly amazing, but definitely not only gem of this particiular region. If you decide to explore Southern Dalmatia, we definitely suggest 14 days itinerary, so you have plenty of time to enjoy central and southern region of Dalmatia.
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.
You can 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 for 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.
ELAPHITI ISLANDS - ŠIPAN
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.
ELAPHITI ISLANDS - LOPUD
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.
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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Can you call yourself a true sailor if you've never participated in regatta? You should definitely try.
There are plenty regattas in Croatia; some of them are for racing, some of them are more for gatherings and having fun, but all of them guarantee a great time.
Our favorite one is Vis Regatta. It's a great way to close the summer and sailing season.
Rich cultural heritage combined with beautiful beaches, spectacular national parks and deserted islands, makes this part of Dalmatia an amazing sailing destination. Along the coast are beautifully preserved medieval towns poised above some of the clearest waters in Europe, while offshore are myriad islands adorned with ancient stone villages and enticing coves. The region increasingly serves both as a focus for the party crowd and as a get-away-from-it-all destination, with a burgeoning roster of festivals dovetailing neatly with stirring scenery and soothing beaches.Find out more
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