Our Dubrovnik Sailing Itinerary - 14 day begins from the beautiful old town of Dubrovnik (or surrounding area). Dubrovnik old town with the spectacular city walls, the finest in the world and the city's main claim to fame. From the top, the view over the old town and the shimmering Adriatic is sublime. This itinerary is planned for 2 weeks of sailing, approximately 275 NM, this itinerary gives you the opportunity to enjoy the best of two most popular sailing regions in Croatia, Split and Dubrovnik.
Day 1. Start from Dubrovnik (or surrounding area) and sail to Elaphiti islands - Lopud, Croatia. Lopud Island is famous for having the one of the best beaches in the Dubrovnik region. Sunj (pronounced shoon) beach is certainly the best beach in the Elafiti Islands. It's composed of fine, white sand and is backed by lush, green hills.
Day 2. Sail to Pomena, island Mljet, Croatia. Pomena lies on the north-western tip of the island of Mljet and is the most developed for tourism of all the harbours and anchorages on the island. From Pomena you can walk or hire a bike and cycle to the lakes of Mali Jezero (Small Lake) and Veli Jezero (Big Lake) in the Mljet National Park. Swim in the clear, blue-green waters of the lakes, take a tripper boat to visit St. Mary’s Island, the Benedictine monastery in the centre and walk around the lakes along tree-shaded pathways. This is an area of great natural beauty and well worth spending a few hours exploring on your Dubrovnik yacht charter.
Day 3. Sail to Skrivena Luka, island Lastovo, Croatia. It got its name because it cannot be seen from the open sea – Skrivena luka in Croatian literally means the hidden port. It is also known as Porto Rosso as the Italians call it. In the middle of the southern side of the island of Lastovo, at the entrance to the bay of Skrivena Luka lies the Cape of Struga where the lighthouse of the same name was built in 1839. While in Skrivena Luka try local dishes, as pasta with lobster, fresh grilled fish, great deserts, and finest wine selection.
Day 4. Sail to Vela Luka on island Korcula, Croatia. Surrounded by hills covered with olive groves, Vela Luka is a port town set in a lovely natural harbour. Be sure to stop for a swim at the idyllic offshore islands of Proizd and Osjak. In the end, Vela Luka is a large bay facing west, so imagine the sunsets!
Day 5. Sail to Komiza town, Vis island, Croatia. Komiza has a long fishing tradition which is reflected in the appearance of this small town and in the warmth of the local people. It is well protected from all the northerly winds and is subsequently the warmest place in Croatia in winter. When in Komiza be sure to visit Blue Cave, a stunning natural treasure on island Bisevo.
Day 6. Sail to Vis Town, island Vis, Croatia. The island's original settlement, the ancient town of Vis stands at the foot of a wide, horseshoe-shaped bay. Peaceful town of coastal promenades, crumbling 17th-century town houses and narrow alleyways twisting gently uphill from the seafront. When in Vis visit some of the local restaurants and try local dish 'Peka'.
Day 7. Sail to Maslinica, Solta island, Croatia. The south side of the bay boasts a beautiful pine wood with secluded rocky beaches. In front of it lies an archipelago of seven islets, making Maslinica one of the most wonderful spots in the Adriatic. The beauty of the surrounding nature is in harmony with the old castle and picturesque stone houses.
Day 8. Sail to most popular and largest old town Split, Croatia. In Split, you will be impressed by the remarkable historic old town that drives you back to the Roman times. Be sure to visit the Dioclerian palace - The Emperor's Palace was built as a combination of a luxury villa - summer house and a Roman military camp (castrum).
Day 9. Sail to Milna on island Brac, Croatia. Milna is one of those typical Mediterranean fishing villages they don't make anymore. In the past Milna cove was used as a safe shipping harbor for a famous Brac stone when Diocletian’s Palace was being built in Split.
Day 10. Sail to Palmižana, island Hvar, Croatia. A paradise of cultural tourism, renowned for the absence of traffic and with extensive footpaths and trails, kids can run around safely, parents can relax with no worries, and lovers can discover hidden bays and crystal-clear sea. Even though in July and August the scene gets bustling and eventful, one can still find moments of tranquility just minutes away, in numerous bays and coves.
Day 11. Sail to Korcula Old Town, Croatia. The main attraction of island Korcula – a medieval walled city positioned on a oval-shaped swelling of land pointing deep into Peljesac Channel. The Old Town itself is grooved with a succession of narrow streets that branch off the spine of the main street like the fish bone.
Day 12. Sail to Polace, island Mljet, Croatia. Polace is the main port for yachts entering the stunning Mljet National Park on the northern end of Mljet Island. It is a fantastically well sheltered bay (the best on the island) and is utterly charming with its tiny village and heavily treed backdrop. Polace also comes complete with the ruins of an ancient roman palace (5th century); hence the name Polace.
Day 13. Sail to Sipanska Luka on island Sipan, Croatia. Once a traditional Dalmatian village, Sipanska Luka is located on west side of island Sipan, the largest of the Elafiti or Deer Islands. Sipanska Luka was once popular with the gentry of Dubrovnik and is now enjoying a renaissance.
Day 14. Sail to old town Dubrovnik, Croatia. The stunning Walls of Dubrovnik are a series of defensive stone walls surrounding the city of Dubrovnik in southern Croatia. With numerous additions and modifications throughout their history, they have been considered to be amongst the great fortification systems of the Middle Ages.
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