Sailing from Split to Dubrovnik is one of the most beautiful  ways to see the best of what Croatia has to offer in one trip. Explore the Adriatic one sailing destination at a time. Sail towards Split, and visit Brac,Solta,Vis,Hvar,Scedro,Korcula,Mljet, and Sipan along the way. Enjoy stunning seascapes and stop off for some traditional local food and local wine at one of manny the family-owned restaurants right by the marina,bay. Get involved in Hvar  nightlife but also enjoy the tranquility of  Vis. Swim in pristine waters and sunbathe on the deck or your own private beach only accessible by boat. There’s a lot to do and see on this Dubrovnik to Split route but the beauty of sailing is that you can choose how much or little you do.

Split riva

 

Depart from Split

The historic town of Split,

largest city of the region of Dalmatia. It lies on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea, centered on the Roman Palace of the Emperor Diocletian. Spread over a central peninsula and its surroundings, Split’s greater area includes the neighboring seaside towns as well. An intraregional transport hub and popular tourist destination, the city is a link to numerous Adriatic islands and the Apennine peninsula.

Split is one of the oldest cities in the area. While traditionally considered just over 1,700 years old, counting from the construction of Diocletian’s Palace in 305 CE, the city was in fact founded as the Greek colony of Aspálathos  in the 3rd or 2nd century BCE. It became a prominent settlement around 650 CE, when it succeeded the ancient capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia, Salona

As the last stop on your sailing journey, the ancient city of Split will awaken your senses as you wander through the narrow city streets, dine on delicious traditional dishes with a modern twist, and enjoy master works of art.  After you’ve dropped off your boat in the historic harbor, enjoy a cup of coffee while watching people go by on Split’s famous promenade then take in a little bit of culture at one of the city’s museums. Hit the beach at the popular Bacvice city beach, located close to the city center or a relax on a more secluded spot along Marjan Park.

Peristil Split Croatia

Peristil center of Split Town. by Davor

Break in Brac or Solta night one.

Option A Bobovisca

The small harbour of Bobovisca is located on the W coast of the island of Brac in Croatia, at the head of a narrow inlet which forks into two at its head. In the N arm is a quiet anchorage with around 20 mooring buoys for visiting yachts. In the S arm is the village proper, with quays around the shore of the inlet, another 20 mooring buoys and 10 laid moorings on the N shore suitable for visiting yachts. Shelter in the harbour is good in virtually all conditions, although a swell develops in strong W or SW winds. The harbour is a popular destination for cruising yachts and flotillas during the summer months.

Option B Milna

The bay of Milna is situated at the SW tip of the island of Brac in Croatia, a mile E of the narrow channel that separates the island from its neighbour, Solta Island. It is a very busy harbour during the summer, hosting several hundred yachts at its two marinas of ACI Marina Milna and Marina Vlaska and its town quay to the north of the prominent church at the head of the inlet. As the most sheltered natural harbour on the island, Milna inlet has been in use since Roman times and was subsequently adopted as a naval base by Venetian, Napoleonic and Russian fleets. The harbour has good all-round shelter, although strong W winds cause some swell on the town quay.

Option C Solta Stomorska Necujam or Rogac

The village and harbour of Stomorska lie on the NE coast of the island of Solta in Croatia, just under three miles SE of Rogac. The harbour consists of a V-shaped inlet open N but partially protected on its NE side by a short rocky spit. The E side of the inlet and the narrow head are quayed and yacht berths provided along the deeper part of the quay. Visiting yachts moor stern or bows-to, using the laid moorings provided. There are water and electricity points on the quay. The inlet is protected in winds from most directions but is open N and berthing here is inadvisable in strong winds from this direction. During busy periods, there is often little room for visiting yachts arriving late in the day and it may be necessary to go on to the anchorages of U. Necujam two miles NW or U. Gornja Krusica just over a mile SSE.

Option D Outside bay of Island Brac Lucice

The Lučice Bay, at the southern side of the island of Brač, just two nautical miles from the Split Strait (Splitska vrata), make a must call for nautical tourists looking for a buoy anchorage, crystal blue sea and genuine gourmet specialties.

 

Continue to Vis

Vis is perhaps Croatia’s best kept secret. Dock at the harbour in Vis town, comfortably fitted with plenty of mooring lines and buoys, or choose the charming fishing village of Komiza instead. Either way, you’ll be welcomed by Vis’ friendly inhabitants with open arms. Roam the cobbled trees and admire the traditional architecture. From ancient times throughout today, Vis has been a home to fishermen and winemakers. Pay homage to one of the island’s most important traditions at the Fishing Museum in Komiza, which is considered to be the cradle of fishing in the Adriatic. The island is also reputed to be the spot where the ancient Greeks planted the first grape vine in Dalmatia and Croatia.Vis Island is the westernmost of the group of islands lying off the mainland coast of Croatia beween Split and Dubrovnik. Situated around 94 miles from the nearest point on the coast of Italy, the harbour of Pescara, and 32 miles from the Croatian coast,  The island’s distance from the mainland means that it is less overwhelmed by tourism than some of the other islands and it remains relatively unspoilt.Centre of the island is green with vineyards. Visiting yachts mainly make for the harbours of Vis Town on the N coast or Komiza on the W coast, although there are also several good anchorages around the coastline.

 

Hello, Hvar Ready for party

 

Hvar port.

Hvar port. Image by Davor

Stylish beach bars and cocktail lounges juxtaposed by tall mountains and charming bell towers on Croatia’s most popular and sunniest island. Hvar has something to offer for everyone. Whether your looking for unique gastronomy, striking Gothic architecture, picturesque beaches or vibrant nightlife, Hvar is sure to take your breath away.Summer night life in town Hvar is one of „the richest on the Adriatic“. Town has a special flair and there is always something going on. Parties last all night long, and guests can visit numerous events, restaurants, taverns, pubs, clubs etc.

The town of Hvar becomes a destination for the young people when the temperature of the sea and the air reaches its highest point. When the port becomes very busy the number of young people looking for entertainment increases significantly.
However, the face of the town is changed from month to month together with the different frequency of visitors, so the town is interesting in different periods.

Party people

Vivacious on the streets can be remarked from the middle of May to the middle of October, so if you exclude July an August, there is enough time to go sightseeing slowly and on your way.

Apart from this, at that period the conditions for swimming, sailing or just spending time in the countryside are also favorable. That’s the time for travellers who don’t follow trends but their own senses and who enjoy in lunch, coffee and the ambience of the town together with enough calm. July and August are for those who like crowded streets, restaurants and beaches.

Carpe Diem day party

The popularity of the town among the young people has been certainly increased thanks to the most known club „Carpe Diem“. However, there are some other great bars and summer clubs in Hvar Town which you can visit any time during your stay.

Early-morning cup of coffee you will have in „Kofein“ or „Loco bar“, listening the slow music and reading your newspaper or book. After coffee, you would get to the nearby Pakleni islands, where you will find yourself place on some of the small beaches and enjoy on the sun and swim.

Carpe diem beach bar

Here you will meet a young people and by the afternoon you will be dancing in the rhythm of the Latin music at the after beach party in the „Carpe Diem Beach“ (owned by the same team as „Carpe Diem“ in town Hvar). When you come back to town Hvar at evening, people will gathering around many bars such as “Archie’s bar” or “Atelier“.

If you are into some “harder” partying do not miss to visit “Kiva“, and later on don’t forget the best cocktail bar “Carpe Diem”. You should finish your day (or shall we say night?) in club „Veneranda“, with the most beautiful sunrise.

Hvar. Image by Davor

Spend a day in Korcula

As you continue your way to Split, you won’t want to miss spending a day on the enchanting island of Korcula. This island with ancient roots hosts an abundance of natural and cultural heritage. The island is also rich in vineyards and olive groves. Be sure to visit  winery in Lumbarda or the Cara winery in the village of Cara. In addition to the strong traditions of winemaking, the people of Korcula continue to practice historic cultural traditions such as the Moreška sword dances of Korčula, Kumpanija and Moštra in Cara. Explore the medieval town and supposed birthplace of the famous world-traveller and writer, Marco Polo.

As one of the greenest and most beautiful islands in the Adriatic, Korcula offers many terrific beaches, private coves and caves to explore. You’ll be sure to enjoy Przina and Bili zal Lumbarda.

Lumbarda Korcula

 

 

 

 

Continue to Mljet

 

Mljet-Polace

Continue to Mljet

Escape to the heavenly island of Mljet and surround yourself in the beauty of unspoilt forested landscapes, pristine beaches, charming villages and historic fortresses. Go for a hike,bike in Mljet National Park, the oldest National Park in the Adriatic and most important protected area in southern Dalmatia. The park boasts a remarkable diversity of flora and fauna and offers hikers breathtaking views of the island and the deep blue sea. Explore Mljet mystical caves  the legendary Cave of Odysseus, the famous hero of Greek mythology who took shelter in this stunning grotto for many years. Visit the old Benedictine monastery in the middle of Veliko Jezero, one of the island beautiful lakes and then take a swim after relaxing on Saplunara beach. Wander around the island’s historic villages where you will be able to savor some of Mljet gastronomic pleasures including olives, goat cheese and  wine.

 

Finish your rout Dubrovnik

 

Dubrovnik is  an excellent finish point for a sailing holiday but also a thrilling destination to explore on its own. An ancient settlement, Dubrovnik grew in beauty and wealth as a leading maritime trade center. Through the centuries, this remarkable walled city attracted several important cultural figures as a place of literature, art and academia. Dubrovnik continues to inspire the world today and was honored as a World Heritage Site in 1979.

Get a unique perspective of the city by walking along the city walls then head down to the marble streets to visit some of the Dubrovnik’s fantastic cultural and historical sites before you make your way outside of the city walls to enjoy the gorgeous beaches that surround the city. Take a walk to Lapad Beach and Banje Beach, which are located close to the city center or hop back on your boat and head out to the stunning Elafiti Islands.