The Adriatic has unlimited sailing options, and all of them are worth seeing, especially Croatia and Montenegro.
If you are planning a Croatia sailing trip, keep in mind that charters in the region tend to be one week minimum, especially during the peak season, from June to September.
First Day: Dubrovnik
Your charter trip begins at the historic and timeless city of Dubrovnik. Make sure to walk around its narrow streets and charming harbour.
While at sea, paddle along the impressive city walls until you reach Betina, a cave beach, where you can snorkel and explore the fascinating marine world.
Second Day – Pomena on the island of Mljet
Your second day takes you to the beautiful Dalmatian island of Mljet - one of Croatia's top sights.
Then, a good sail to the north of the island of Mljet brings you to the small town of Pomena, an incredible place that has just over 50 permanent inhabitants. The main industry used to be solely farming and fishing. However, since the growth of tourist trade in the area, and construction of Hotel Odisej, Pomena has also become a popular tourist destination.
Third Day – Luka Velji Lago on the Island of Lastovo
Lastovois an island that demands you to relax, but so much more! Washed by the cleanest seas in the Med, this is a green spot dipped into the blue of the Adriatic Sea, studded with a sequence of 45 little silver islands and cliffs in the south of Dalmatia. It is under the protection of the Ministry of Culture - and truly stunning.
Fourth Day - Vis
Vis is a must for those who love scuba. Vis means Blue Grotto and a true gem of a diving spot is located just off her shores. It is a mystical looking sea cave, logged with sea water, and due to its location, you can only reach this one via boat from the port on Vis. When you arrive you can enjoy incredible visibility and a huge variety of marine life including lobster, octopus, corals and scorpion fish among plenty more.
We also highly recommend sampling its local wines - Vugava and Plavac from their homegrown grapes from the island.
Fifth - Hvar
The beaches in the Island of Hvar are generally rocky - pebble, situated in bays, surrounded by pine forests. There are also several natural sandy beaches. All of them are awesomely beautiful, and you can be sure wherever you go you will find perfectly transparent and unpolluted sea.
The town has some excellent jewelry shops. Hvar is also famous for its fragrant lavender fields, don´t miss this destination!
Sixth Day - Trogir
Although the mainland facing Trogir is not particularly captivating, most people choose Ciovo (a tiny island in front of Trogir) for the beaches and landscape of vineyards, olive and almond plantations. An interesting alternative to the beaches and a great place to pick up some wines and unique olive oils.
Seventh Day - Split
With many fantastic sights - dating back to its Roman foundations, Split makes a perfect end to your sailing adventure. Kick back here and discuss all you have seen in one of the many delightful restaurants, it also has excellent drinking and nightlife options. If you want a lovely tasting menu and beautiful sea views, our recommendation is Dvor.
What are you waiting to start planning your next sailing holidays in Croatia? Give us a call and we will find the perfect yacht for you.
PH: Gus Hildebrant