Our Dubrovnik & Montenegro itinerary 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 250 NM, and gives you the opportunity to enjoy the best of two countries, Croatia & Montenegro.
Day 1. Start from Dubrovnik (or surrounding area) and sail to Cavtat, Croatia. Cavtat is the most southerly Croatian resort of all, located around 20 km south of Dubrovnik and only 22 km from the border with Montenegro. Cavtat is an exceedingly pretty town, and is a great place to base yourself in if you’re after all the sights and culture of Dubrovnik but don’t want the hustle and bustle. Cavtat is where you do the check-out from Croatia on your way to Montenegro.
Day 2. Sail to Herceg Novi, Montenegro. Although Herceg Novi is the youngest town in Montenegro, due to its location and lush greenery, it attracts special attention. It lies on the slopes of mount Orjen, the tallest of the Dinaric massifs, while at the same time it faces one of the most beautiful bays in the world-Boka Kotorska. They call it the „green city“, the „sun city“ and the „city of artists“ with very good reason. Due to its southern exposure, sea front position and, at the foot of a mountain location, Herceg Novi has been blessed with an unusual micro climate. It has on average more than 200 sunny days a year and 10.7 sunny hours per day in July and August.
Day 3. Sail to Kotor, Montenegro. The old town – that is the most famous part of Kotor, where the Kotor history, culture, and tradition are being preserved. The old town of Kotor has a great number of monuments of the medieval architecture: churches, cathedrals, palaces, and museums. Its beauty is complemented with the multitude of narrow streets, squares, and markets. The old town of Kotor stands out also by the great number of stylishly made gates, palaces of the wealthy families, and a great number of stairs. The old nucleus of Kotor today is considered to be the best preserved medieval urban entity in the Mediterranean. The largest and the most impressive are, by all means, city bulwarks which surround the town.
Day 4. Sail to Tivat, Montenegro. Tivat is the youngest town in Boka Bay. The sea on one side and Mount Vrmac on the other. Town has been transformed from a navy base into one of the most luxurious yachting resorts in the Mediterranean Sea. No, this is not Monaco… All these loafing super yachts in a posh marina, the high-class promenade and ritzy apartment blocks, the polished restaurants and shops are in Tivat, Montenegro. Once a modest and ordinary town, Tivat went through a major remodeling of its marina and the surroundings and today it is a place where the world’s jet-set resides and rests in the summertime.
Day 5. Sail to Budva, Montenegro. The old town is Budva’s trademark. It is raised on the island, which used to be connected with the land by a sandy covering and so it grew into a peninsula. The Old Budva’s town is a unique architectural and urban entity which is mentioned as a lodgment even in the antique period. According to those sources, Budva is one of the oldest urban centers in the Adriatic - it is more than 2.500 years old.
Day 6. Sail to Bigova, Montenegro. Bigova is a small fishing village in Montenegro on the Adriatic Sea, part of the Kotor Municipality (about 13 km to Kotor). There are 114 people officially living in Bigova. The town is located on the shore of the eponymous bay in the valley of Grbal - part of the municipality of Kotor, located on the open sea shore between the cities of Tivat and Budva. The main occupation of the inhabitants of Bigova and to this day remains fishing, however, due to the presence of the port zone, reliably sheltered from sea waves in a small bay, this place was chosen by the owners of yachts.
Day 7. 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 8. 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 9. 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 10. 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 11. 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 12. Sail to Elaphiti islands - Sipan, Sudurad, Croatia. Sudurad is one of those typical Mediterranean fishing villages they don't make anymore. Due to the Sipan Island once being one of the the most popular recreational destinations for wealthy families from Dubrovnik, one finds- as well as throughout the whole Elaphiti Archipelago – many magnificent summer residences and palaces.
Day 13. 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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