1st day: Saturday / DUBROVNIK, ZATON VELIKI - ŠIPAN
Check in starts at 4 PM. After embarkation you`ll have enough time to make yourself at home and meet other guests and a crew. Before departure you will be served with a traditional welcome drink. After a short navigation we come to the island of Šipan where we`re going to spend our first night on board enjoying a homemade meal and company.
Šipan is one of the most famous among Elafiti Islands, a small group of islands near Dubrovnik.
Although it`s only 16 sq.km big, Šipan is the biggest island in the group with only two bigger villages: Šipanska Luka on the west and Suđurađ on the east side of the island. It flourished during the Dubrovnik Republic, a period when the most important economy were shipbuilding, shipping, olive growing, fishing and wine growing. Today, on this small area, there are 42 old summer residences and 34 churches; proof that this oasis of peace and beauty was recognized as a place of relaxation by Dubrovniks' high society. Although today many of them are in bad condition, family castle of Vice Stjepović-Skočibuha is being renewed. In this castle there is a Renaissance square fireplace with preserved plaster-decorated hood (which was an exception in Dubrovnik area), an elegant Renaissance stone sink with relief decorated edges and a rare example of the only preserved wooden balcony in the Mediterranean from the 16th century.
2nd day: Sunday / ŠIPAN – MLJET (POLAČE or POMENA)
After enjoying beauties of Šipan, it is time to see the natural beauties of the most beautiful Adriatic island - Mljet. You`ll spend the day relaxing, swimming and sunbathing. After lunch you`ll have a chance to visit the National Park (tickets are not included in the cruise price and you`ll have to pay additional 100 kn for adults and 50 kn for children and students). We`re spending the night on Mljet (in Polača or Pomena, depending on the weather conditions) where you can enjoy their extraordinary gastro offer. We especially recommend lobsters, which in restaurants on Mljet you can personally choose before the preparation.
3rd day: Monday / MLJET – KORČULA
We`re sailing to the island of Korčula, more precise the town of Korčula - the birthplace of a famous traveler-writer and adventurer Marco Polo. On our way there we`re going to stop for a swim and we`ll spend the night in this famous tourist destination of south Adriatic. You can spend the evening walking through this beautiful Dalmatian pearl or enjoying in numerous restaurants that charm their guests with the variety of gastro offer as well as with their view of the old town and the archipelago of the island of Korčula and the peninsula of Pelješac.
For the first time Korčula was mentioned early in the 10th century, in works of Byzantine historians under the name ‘Stone Town’. It flourished under the Venetian government and later on it has spread around the town walls. Today it`s a town where you can vividly feel the Mediterranean spirit of people who live and work in this mixture of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture.
4th day: Tuesday/ KORČULA – HVAR
After breakfast we continue our cruise towards Pakleni otoci ('The Hell Islands'). It is a group of small islands in front of the city of Hvar. In Croatian Pakleni means Hell, but in fact the islands got their name after Paklina, a sort of black rosin which was once used as a protective coat for boats (with time the word changed from Paklinski to Pakleni Islands). It is a unique and the most recognizable natural beauty of the island of Hvar. Surrounded by that beauty you will enjoy your lunch which will be served on board. In the afternoon or in the evening (depending on your preferences) transfer by dinghy will be organized for you to the city of Hvar. You will have to take a taxi-boat in the harbour to get back to the yacht, on which you will get additional information by your captain.
Hvar is a tourist, administrative and cultural center of the island. It is worldly known for its wild night life and numerous elite bars (Carpe Diem, Kiva, jazz Cafe...), restaurants (Pasarola, Luna, Giaxa, Pirate sushi bar...) and hotels where many celebrities enjoyed themselves (Prince Harry, Eva Longoria, Beyonce...). But apart from that, Hvar is also very well known for its rich cultural and historical heritage that will leave breathless guests of all age. You will be swept away with its rich history that goes back to prehistoric times, more exactly to the Iron Age when the Illyrians built their hill-fort and started a development of this Dalmatian pearl, with its cultural heritage amongst which the most prominent is the first public theatre in Europe, opened in 1612. We`re spending the night anchored.
5th day: Wednesday / HVAR – VIS
After breakfast we sail for Vis - the furthest island of the central Dalmatian archipelago. It is especially well known for its cultural and historical heritage, but also for its natural beauties. Even the Greek writer Agatharchides in his scripts praised wines from Vis as being the best he had ever tasted, in comparison to other sorts he had tried. Their most autochthonous wine is most certainly Vugava which you can try in numerous restaurants and cellars all around the island. We recommend you try their autochthonous Viška pogača which will definitively go well with their wines. Vis is also known as one of ‘the forbidden islands’ during the communist era. It was the centre of Yugoslav navy and therefore was forbidden to tourists. Even today there are many hidden tunnels all around the island that testify to that fact. Some of them are now tourist attractions and others are used by the Croatian navy. We`re spending the night in Vis.
6th day: Thursday / VIS – BRAČ
After breakfast we sail towards one of the central Dalmatian islands - Brač. On our way we`re going to stop for a swim and lunch which will be served on board.
7th day: Friday / BRAČ - SPLIT, STOBREČ or ŠOLTA
After breakfast we continue our cruise towards Split, our final destination. Depending on your return flight we can spend our last night on board on the island of Šolta, or in Stobreč.
8th day: Saturday / SPLIT, STOBREČ
Our last breakfast together will be served on board, after which we have to say goodbye to this fabulous gulet, the crew and, hopefully, new friends you have acquainted in these 7 days. Check out is by 9 AM.
After check out you can visit, as we like to say, the most beautiful city in the world - Split! With its 1700 years-long history it offers so many things to see to its visitors, from cultural and historical heritage to entertainment. The place you musn`t, and can`t, avoid in Split is definitively Diocletian`s Palace. Built in the 3rd century it was created as a summer residence for the Roman emperor Diocletian, but with time the palace has become a city which today is the administrative, cultural and trade centre of Split-Dalmatian County and second largest city in Croatia. The Palace itself was included in UNESCO`s World Heritage List in 1979. Apart from the Palace there are many other things to see in the city like the Diocletian`s substructures (cellars), the smallest and the oldest cathedral in the world - St. Duje`s Cathedral (the patron saint), numerous squares, museums, galleries, city park-forest Marjan... An interesting stop would be the statue of Grgur Ninski whose big toe you must touch and make a wish to make it come true.
For any additional questions you might have during the trip you can, at all times, ask the captain or any other crew member, who are always at your disposal.
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