Check-in: Saturday at 17:00 at ACI Marina Split
Day 1: Split
Depending on what time you arrive to Split, we may go sightseeing. Split is the second largest city in Croatia and we cannot miss the most important sight here, Roman emperor Diocletian's Palace. Take a look at Peristyle which is the main open space in the palace. On the eastern side of them is Cathedral of St. Domnius with a beautiful view at the top so be prepared to climb! We will then visit another of the most visited sights in Split, the Statue of Gregory of Nin. The big toe on the statue's left foot is a shiny gold, having been rubbed by many people over the years - it is said to bring good luck!
Day 2: Split – Stari Grad (Hvar)
Stari Grad ("old town") is the historical heart of the island of Hvar. The town is situated in a
landscape where the blue of the bay meets the green of the famous field of Pharos, with its vineyards and olive-groves. For centuries, Stari Grad was a safe harbour to sailors which have been welcomed by town inhabitants on harbour promenade. The bay is still regularly visited by most of the travellers passing through middle Dalmatia by boat. The town is surrounded with pine tree forests and cooled by the summer breeze and, on hot summer days, it is one of the rare Dalmatian places where the air is fresh and the sleep refreshing. Many monuments exist here due to the town’s thousand-year-long history so take some time to just look around!
Day 3: Stari grad (Hvar) – Komiža (Biševo)
Komiža’s port and town are located on the west coast of Vis island, along the northeastern side of the spacious bay of Komiža. Komiža is considered the cradle of fishing in the Adriatic according to the Fishermen's museum in town. It is located in the old Venetian tower at the town riva and is very unique. The construction of wooden ships over the centuries has given birth to the "falkuša", a fishing ship endemic to Komiža, unique in the world for its specific build and sails.
Not far from the island of Vis, a small paradise island rises from the sea - Biševo. Known for its beautiful sandy beaches, colorful sea life and unusual natural phenomena, Biševo’s coastline is dotted with many caves, the most famous being the Blue Cave. On sunny days, at high noon, the sunlight penetrates the cave through its underwater entrance and reflects off the white rock bottom, illuminating the cave in stunning shades of blue, with everything submerged inside turning a magnificent silver. Entry to the Blue Cave is a luxury as it is permitted by small rowboat only, and in quiet, waveless weather.
Day 4: Komiža – Vis (marine hor “Lobster” – Green Cove)
Before the next destination, we will take you on a little cruise around the island of Vis. Discover the destination of choice for those visitors who desire a true Mediterranean experience, difficult to find these days. Wonderful culture, rich history, crystal clear sea, secluded beaches, and many small coves and isles will leave you breathless here. The entire history of Vis is linked to fishing, wine growing and wine production. Taste the most renowned authentic white wine, the famous Vugava of Vis. There are also numerous empty barracks to explore; mines and underground tunnels reaching a length of 70 kilometers turn the island’s underground into a maze. You will see marine hor called "Lobster," Parja hideout that shelters submarines and military ships.
Then we will head for the Green Cove, located on Ravnik, an uninhabited island located about 500 meters from the bay Wrist. It is an Abrasion cave with two entrances and an opening at the top through which the light bounces off the walls from the bottom to color it green. Many boats found shelter there back in World War II. You will have free time there for swimming, diving, or just relaxing in the sun!
Day 5: Vis – Hvar
One of the most desired and most visited destinations on the Dalmatian riviera, Hvar is characterized by a warm, pleasant climate with lots of sun, picturesque nature, various options for quality accommodation, Mediterranean hospitality, numerous restaurants and taverns offering incredible local specialties and wines, sports and recreation options, and an active nightlife, especially in the famous disco bar Carpe Diem where you can enjoy daily beach parties. Thanks to its position along the ancient maritime route, Hvar has a far richer history than any other island on the Adriatic. Palaces and churches, valuable paintings and statues, as well as literary and musical works of art created on the island are a result of the inexhaustible inspiration provided by the island.
Off the southwestern coast of Hvar, we will find a group of around 20 isles and reefs, known as the Pakleni otoci (infernal islands). Pakleni otoci is unique and the most distinguished natural beauty of Hvar. Forested islands in a crystal clear blue sea, countless secluded beaches and tranquil desolate inlets, present the sunny Arcadia of Hvar. You may go on a little excursion there:
- 1 day kayaking + lunch (9am -3pm) to Pakleni Islands
- Sunset kayaking + meal (4pm- 8pm) to Pakleni Islands
- 1 day hiking (8am - 2pm) to Brusje and Velo Grablje
- 1⁄2 day hiking (5pm - 8pm) to Brusje and Velo Grablje
Day 6: Hvar – Milna (Brač)
Milna is the most protected as well the most beautiful port on the island of Brač. Located at the bottom of a spacious cove at the western coast of Brač, you will find crystal blue sea, centennial pine forests, sunlit facades built of Brač stone, perfect diving conditions, local and healthy food options. Enjoy the large selection of excellent fish restaurants, pizzerias and many cafe bars in Milna, immediately next to the sea.
Next we will take you to the beautiful oasis of nature, enriched with animals and smells of traditional specialties. In the middle of the pine forest near Sutivan is Natural Park Sutivan. This beautiful park is about 14 km from Milna, towards Sutivan, where the ship will stop. The park is full of nature that has the best care to preserve both the modern and genuine resources. The whole place gives you the possibility to rest and have fun, far away from the bustle of the city. The park is also organized in a way to give you intimate entertainment as well as the opportunity to socialize with your partner or friends. The park is divided into several parts which all together make one very interesting unity: places for wandering, sport grounds, animal homes, stone fountain, restaurant, playgrounds, parking..
Day 7: Milna – Split
After a wonderful sailing week will return to Split. Check out is at 09:00 at ACI Marina Split.