Check-in: Saturday at 17:00 at ACI Marina Split
Day 1: Split
Depending on your arrival time in Split, we prepare for you sightseeing of Split, which is located on the Adriatic coast in mid-Dalmatia. It’s second largest city in Croatia. Obviously, the most important sight here is Roman emperor Diocletian's Palace. Do not miss the Peristyle which is the main open space in the palace. On the eastern side of them is Cathedral of St. Domnius, where we prepare to climb to the top of the cathedral. Another of the most visited sights in Split is the Statue of Gregory of Nin, by Ivan Mestrovic. Grgur Ninski was a Croatian religious leader from the 10th century. The big toe on the statue's left foot is shiny gold, having been rubbed by many people over the years - rubbing 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 deep bay touches the green of the wide and famous field of Pharos, with vineyards and olive-groves. Because of its position in the middle of the Hvar island, for centuries Stari Grad was a safe harbour to sailors, which have been welcomed by town inhabitants on harbour promenade. Stari Grad bay is still regularly visited by most of the travellers on boats passing through middle Dalmatia. The town is surrounded with pine tree forests and cooled by the summer breeze (maestral). In the hot summer days it is one of the rare Dalmatian places where the air is fresh and the sleep refreshing. A thousand-year-long history of the town has left many monuments in the urban structure of it.
Day 3: Stari grad (Hvar) – Komiža (Biševo)
Komiža, the port and town, is situated on the west coast of the island of Vis, along the northeastern side of the spacious bay of Komiža. The port is protected against the east and northeastern winds, but is exposed to the west and southwestern winds. Komiža is considered the cradle of fishing in the Adriatic, as the Fishermen's museum in town testifies. Unique in Croatia, it is located in the old Venetian tower at the town riva. 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. It is renowned for its beautiful sandy beaches, colorful underwater life and unusual natural phenomena. The coastline of Biševo is dotted with many caves, the most famous of which being the Blue Cave, in the Balun cove. On sunny days, at high noon, the sunlight penetrates the cave through its underwater entrance, is reflected off the white rock bottom and illuminates the cave in astounding shades of blue, and items submerged inside in all the shades of silver. Entry to the Blue Cave is permitted by small rowboat only, and only in quiet, waveless weather.
Day 4: Komiža – Vis (marine hor “Lobster” – Green Cove)
Before the next place, we will take you on a little cruise around the island of Vis. It is the destination of choice for those visitors who desire an experience that is unique to the true Mediterranean atmosphere and way of life, largely lost today. A unique cultural and historical heritage, crystal clear sea; beautiful, secluded beaches, and many small coves and isles will leave you breathless. The entire history of Vis is linked to fishing, wine growing and wine production. The most renowned authentic white wine is the famous Vugava of Vis, which you can taste in many restaurants and wine cellars here. There are numerous empty barracks and unforgettable memories of local people at that time. Mines and underground tunnels along, reaching a length of 70 kilometers, turn the bowels of the island in an underground labyrinth. You will see marine hor called "Lobster", a Parja hideout and shelter for submarines and military ships.
Following the Green Cove, which is located on Ravnik, an uninhabited island located about 500 meters from the bay Wrist, on the south side of the island. 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 color to green. In World War II many boats found shelter there. You will have free time there for swimming, diving, or just enjoying the sun!
Day 5: Vis – Hvar
Hvar is one of the most desired and most visited destinations on the Dalmatian riviera. It is characterized by a warm, pleasant climate with lots of sun, a picturesque natural environment, various options for quality accommodation, Mediterranean cordiality and hospitality, numerous restaurants and taverns offering exquisite domestic specialties and wines, sports and recreation possibilities, 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. Representative 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 the island provides.
Off the southwestern coast of the island of Hvar, a group of around 20 isles and reefs is situated, known as the Pakleni otoci (infernal islands). Pakleni otoci are unique and the most distinguished natural beauty of Hvar. Forested isles amidst crystal clear blue sea, countless secluded beaches and beautiful desolate inlets, present a far-known 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. It is situated at the bottom of a spacious cove at the western coast of Brač. Crystal blue sea, shades of centennial pine forests, sunlit facades built of Brač stone, ideal diving conditions, domestic and healthy food - all the reasons for coming to this beautiful Mediterranean town. There is a large selection of excellent fish restaurants, pizzerias and many cafe bars in Milna, situated in the immediate vicinity of the sea.
It is our pleasure to offer you one extremely interesting program, during your cruise, which will take you to the beautiful oasis of nature, enriched with animals and smells of local specialties, made in traditional way. In the middle of the pine forest near Sutivan on the island Brač is a nice park of 12.000 m2 called Natural Park Sutivan. The park is about 14 km from Milna, in direction of Sutivan, where the ship stops. The park area is full of contents that are part of nature and with good care it preserves the best of both modern and genuine resources. The whole place gives our guests the possibility to rest and have fun, far away from the city noise, rush and concrete. The park is also organized in a way to give you intimate entertainment and socializing with your partner or friends. The park is divided into several parts which all together make one very interesting unity: Place for wandering, sport grounds, animal housings, stone fountain, restaurant, playgrounds, parking
Day 7: Milna – Split
After a wonderful sailing week we are coming back to Split. Check out is at 09:00 at ACI Marina Split.