Explore the charming coastline of Croatia

With isolated islands, beautiful beaches, watersport hotspots and historic ports, Croatia’s coastline offers all the ingredients for a perfect seaside getaway.

Day 1| Montenegro

The day starts at the airport in Tivat, a coastal town in south-west Montenegro. Here the captain will meet you and escort you to your yacht at the Marina Porto Montenegro.

Surrounding the marina are many quality restaurants, beautiful shops and a 5-star spa at the regent hotel located just at the waterfront.

Sightseeing:

  • Relax in the infinity pool at the marina
  • Visit the submarines displayed at the Naval Heritage Site Museum
  • Spend a relaxing morning at the village, trying some of the popular restaurants such as Mitsu (Japanese cuisine), Byblos (Lebanese cuisine) or enjoy shopping at some of the brand stores at the unique waterfront shopping galleria

The captain will now take you on a short scenic cruise to a pretty anchorage in the Bay of Kotor, all the while you will enjoy a delicious lunch at deck overlooking the bay. 

After lunch you can either enjoy watersports in the crystal-clear water of the Bay, or for those who prefer history over a leisure you can visit Perast, the best preserved baroque architectural settlement on the Adriatic. In this small fisherman village, it looks like time has stopped centuries ago and everything reminds of the famous maritime past of this city.

Spend the evening at Port of Kotor, overlooking the old city. Medieval architecture and numerous monuments of cultural heritage have made Kotor land on the UNESCO’s World Natural and Historical Heritage Site list. The town is filled with museums, churches, cafe-strewn squares and Venetian palaces and pillories. Climb the old city walls to get some amazing views of the fjord. At nightfall these walls are lit-up spectacularly. Behind the bulwarks, the streets buzz with bars, live music – from soul to serenades – and castle-top clubbing.

Restaurant tip:

  • Catovica Mlini

Day 2 | Cavtat

Cavtat is a unique town situated on the hilly part of the peninsula Rat, near Croatia’s capital Dubrovnik. This ancient city with its surroundings keeps many traces of the old, several thousand-years' long history. A tour through this city will bring you past traditional red-roofed brownstone houses, simple bars, fancy restaurants, art galleries and bookshops.

Close to the cities’ coastline is a quiet anchorage available where you can find beautiful reefs to snorkel or enjoy any other watersports of your choice while you escape the hot hours of the day.

In the evening you can choose to come back into port to enjoy the nightlife of Cavtat or stay at anchor.

Day 3 | Dubrovnik

The next stop of your charter yacht is the city of Dubrovnik. Once anchored, a tender will be ready to take you ashore to stroll around this beautiful city to explore its cobbled stone streets, stairways and alley ways.

Sightseeing:

  • Visit the city walls:
    Dubrovnik city walls represent a bond between the present and the past and serves as one of the best protection systems in Europe. Together with the five defensive towers, the wall is an impressive 1940 meter in length and is truly a must-see. Walk on the walls that surround the old town, enjoy the view over roof tops, the shimmering sea and Lokrum and you will soon feel like a time traveller.
  • Sponza palace:
    One of the few buildings in the old town to survive the 1667 earthquake, is the Sponza palace where currently the state archive is kept together with documents from the 12th century. Architecturally it's a mixture of styles beginning with an exquisite Renaissance portico resting on six Corinthian columns. The 1st floor has late-Gothic windows and the 2nd-floor windows are in a Renaissance style. Here you can learn more about how Dubrovnik developed its political, trading and economic relations with the rest of Europe since it became an independent republic.
  • Lovrijenac:
    This monumental and impressive fortress outside the city wall is built upon a 37-meter-high rock overlooking the sea. It was witness to the origin of the city and of the heroic feats of its guards and defenders. Today it is quite picturesque during the Dubrovnik Summer Games, and “Hamlet” is one of the traditional performances held every season.
  • Orlando's column:
    Near Vrata od Ploča, under the City Bell Tower, stands a stone column carved in the form of an ancient king. At the top of the column is a small platform, used for public proclamations. The knight carved in the column is Orlando, a hero from the Middle Ages, who is a supposed nephew of Carl the Great. Orlando's column dates back to the 15th century and is a symbol of freedom and state independence. Even today, during the Dubrovnik summer games, a flag with an inscription Libertas (freedom) is placed on this column. Orlando's column is a place of gathering of Dubrovnik residents.

Restaurant tip:

  • 360 Restaurant
  • Banje Beach Restaurant

Day 4 | Mljet & Korčula

Visit the islands of Mljet and Korčula and you will discover the natural beauty of Croatia. Mljet Island is Croatia’s greenest island with its Mediterranean vegetation, clear and clean sea, beautiful sand beaches and a rich underwater sea life. The island would be anyone’s idea of an Adriatic island paradise. Korčula Island is the sixth-largest Adriatic island and is rich in vineyards, olive groves and small villages.

Sightseeing:

  • All sort of watersports: diving, sailing, fishing expeditions and many more
  • ​Cycle around the islands:
    The islands are filled with biking paths, but the most beautiful ones are in the National park area at Mljet Island.
  • Bay of Mali Ston:
    Visit the Bay of Mali Ston to see the untouched nature of Peljesac. Cruise with a tender through the protected natural area, covered with lush vegetation and blue crystal clear waters.
  • Windsurfing:
    The Peljesac channel is a very popular windsurfing destination. What makes it such a mecca for wind and kite surfing, is the specific shape and location of the channel which is flanked by the mountains of the Peljesac peninsula on one side and the island of Korcula on the other. This creates a funneling effect for the winds, which create great windsurfing conditions.
  • Lešić Dimitri Palace:
    Visit this spa at this beautiful 5-star boutique hotel at just 400 meter from the yacht and book a relaxing Thai massage. For the perfect ending of the day, enjoy a private, romantic dinner on an isolated beach near the hotel.

Day 5 | Hvar

The Pakleni Islands are the prettiest part of Hvar’s, if not the of whole Croatian riviera, with a very indented coastline and a low forest of black and Aleppo pine. They provide numerous peaceful coves for diving, spear fishing, swimming, and water sports.

Hvar is the sunniest of the Croatian islands. Called the ‘Croatian Madeira,’ it receives 2,724 hours of sunshine a year. The stunning interior is a panorama of lavender fields, peaceful villages, and pine covered hills.

Hvar town is often called Croatia’s St. Tropez. It’s a place to see and be seen, with a beautiful fort on its hill top. You can moor in the bay and take a tender to shore or book a berth on the busy “riva”. You can spend the day visiting the town, enjoying spa facilities in one of its premiere hotels, or just relax on some nearby beaches. You might also dine in one of the great restaurants and spend the rest of the night in the popular local lounge and wine bar Vintage.

Sightseeing:

  • Pakleni Islands:
    Start the day with a sea kayak tour to the nearby Pakleni Islands. Enjoy the many hidden beaches, crystal clear sea and unspoiled waters of Hvar
  • Hvar Island:
    Ride along scenic and mostly flat road on the north side of the island, riding along beautiful coastal and inland villages, lavender fields, olive groves, and vineyards. The island is noted for its lush vegetation of palm trees, agaves, myrtle, rosemary, pine woods and extensive lavender fields.
  • Swim at Dubovica Beach
  • See the old city of Hvar

Restaurant tip:

  • Restaurant Gariful
  • Dalmatino

Day 6 | Split

Initially built as the retirement home of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, over the years it turned into a city where 3000 people live. The streets and alleyways are one of the finest examples of the architecture of the late Empire and have been inhabited for over 1700 years. From the 12 sphinxes that the Romans brought from Egypt to the remarkably preserved Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque palaces, Split is truly a treasure to discover. 

This beautiful center is a UNESCO world heritage site. After your city stroll, enjoy the sunset from the terrace of a coffee bar on Split’s newly remodelled “riva” (waterfront). In the evening, find a bar, a pub, a club, or simply an open-air café to whittle the night away. In Split the choice is yours.

Restaurant tip:

  • Bokeria kitchen & wine bar
  • Konoba Matoni restaurant

Day 7 | Krka

After a beautiful navigation along the river on board of your charter yacht, jump onto one of the wooden boats of the national park to see some amazing waterfalls.

Krka National Park lies within Šibenik-Knin County, and covers a total area of 109 km² of the loveliest sections of the Krka River, and the lower course of the Čikola River. The national park is a vast and primarily unaltered area of exceptional natural value, including one or more preserved or insignificantly altered ecosystems. The purpose of the park is primarily to serve science, culture, education and recreation, while tourism activities have also been introduced for its visitors.

Including the submerged part of the river at the mouth, the Krka River is 72.5 km long, making it the 22nd longest river in Croatia. It springs in the foothills of the Dinara mountain range, 2.5 km northeast of Knin. With its seven waterfalls and a total drop in altitude of 242 m, the Krka is a natural and karst phenomenon. The travertine waterfalls of the Krka River are the fundamental phenomenon of this river.

Day 8 | Trogir

Trogir was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997 and is home to a number of fascinating historic sights, the best of which is the Cathedral of St Lawrence. It’s the perfect place to finish the cruise, right next to Split airport. You can enjoy a last swim at anchor or the beautiful old town with its great restaurants.

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