1st day: Saturday / SPLIT, STOBREĆ - ROGOZNICA
Check in starts at 4 PM in a port of Stobreč, a small and quite place just 5 km distant from Split. 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 Rogoznica where we`re going to spend our first night on board enjoying a homemade meal and company.
Rogoznica is a small Dalmatian town only 32 km away from Šibenik and around 50 km away from Split. This part of Croatian coast is one of the safest and most protected bays in the Adriatic. That fact was crucial when deciding where to build the most beautiful Adriatic, and certainly one of the most beautiful Mediterranean marinas - Marina Frapa. Situated on karst terrain this territory has always been related to legends of dragons, fairies and sea monsters. Even two geomorphologic phenomenons in Rogoznica got the names - Dragon`s Eye (a lake that sometimes foams and boils and where, according to a legend, lived dragon Murin, the extramarital son of Hera and Poseidon) and Dragon`s Ear (a cave in the middle of an artificial island in Marina Frapa). Rogoznica sea bed is also very interesting to researches and tourists because it`s full of shipwrecks from different historical eras, so we can say that there`s a real submarine museum out there. Parish of Rogoznica is, on the other side, rich in sacral objects which show a real, primordial faith of its people. Churches and votive churches dedicated to Our Lady, speak of a pronounce Marian parish.
2nd day: Sunday / ROGOZNICA – SKRADIN (ŠIBENIK / KRKA WATERFALLS)
After breakfast, which will be served on board, we continue our cruise towards Skradin, a small town at Krka estuary.
Skradin is a romantic Mediterranean town with narrow, paved streets, passages, arches and stairs. Whole town centre is a protected cultural heritage. Houses is Skradin mostly date from the 18th and the 19th century and their facades are decorated in typical Venetian style. In Roman times it was the capital of their province Liburnia, and at the beginning of the 14th century it was the capital of Croatia and Bosnia. The original Statute is still guarded in Venice, in the Library of St Mark's (also called the Old Library).
However, Skradin is most famous for being the nearest town to the National Park Krka. Of course, you too will have a chance to visit it. National Park Krka was declared in 1985. It is a natural and karst phenomenon which attracts tourists and scientists with the richness of its flora and fauna and travertine waterfalls. There are also many cultural and historical monuments within the Park among which there is an especially interesting ethno village, for which the management of the Park got the Golden Flower of Europe award in 2006. All additional information about the Park and the prices check on www.npkrka.hr
After the visit to the park, depending on the weather conditions, it is possible to visit Šibenik, the biggest city in Šibenik-Knin county. It is worldly known for its cathedral of St. Jacob and the International Children`s Festival. We have to recommend a walk through the old streets of this beautiful Dalmatian city and also a visit to St. Michael`s Fortress which gives an unforgettable view of the old part of the city and near-by islands.
3rd day: Monday / KORNATI
After breakfast we sail to Kornati - another Croatian National Park. It`s a 220 km 2 large area between Šibenik and Zadar which includes 89 islands, islets and rocks with approximately 238 km of coast. In 1980 most of Kornati maritime zone was declared a National Park thanks to its great indented and especially for its rich marine ecosystem. Today NP Kornati covers also a land part which makes only 1/4 of the total area, all the rest is marine ecosystem. Apart from natural, park is also abundant in cultural particularities bearing in mind that the first human traces on this area date to the Neolithic. Vertical cliffs, or ‘crowns’, of Kornati Islands, facing the open sea, are the most popular phenomenon of this Park. They are also the habitat of rare species. All additional info about the Park and its prices check on NP Kornati web pages - www.kornati.hr
We`ll be spending the next two days in NP Kornati, enjoying all the advantages this unique surrounding offers.
4th day: Tuesday / KORNATI
5th day: Wednesday / ŽIRJE
After two relaxing days you`ll probably have a problem getting back to your usual, fast rhythm of everyday life, and that is why we are first taking you to a more vivid, but still very relaxing, small Dalmatian village known as the place from which a worldly known pianist Maxim Mrvica comes from. It`s the only continuously inhabited island in Šibenik archipelago. On a small area of only 15.08 km2 we can see eight natural caves and pits. On the highest top - Kapić (131 m) there`s a preserved circular wall of a prehistoric refuge, and on the top of Vela Glava, which dominates Samogradska Vrata (the southern entrance of the Kornati Islands) there`s a belvedere offering an incredible view of Kornati.
You`ll have a chance to spend some more time in peace and quiet before returning to ‘civilization’ enjoying good company, sea, cicadas and pines.
6th day: Thursday / PRIMOŠTEN
After couple of days of real Robinson`s holidays we come to civilization again, and in grand style. Primošten, our next stop, according to a folk tale was created by God himself to rest after the creation of the world. But according to archaeologists, life in this area really began in the 7th century BC. Scarce inhabitants ran on an island to save themselves from the Turks. With time they`ve built a wall around the island and a wooden bridge, that was later on transformed into a causeway, so today Primošten is a peninsula. Tourism starts to develop at the beginning of the 20th century, making Primošten a real Mecca for all those who want to have fun and enjoy beautiful beaches and clear sea.
You`ll have a chance to feel it all for yourself. Near Primošten there`s one of the biggest discotheques on this part of the coast – ‘Aurora’, hosting many great names especially those of electro music, like Carl Cox, David Guetta... This means that those who eager for fun will finally have it their way.
7th day: Friday / TROGIR
After a good rest and breakfast we continue our cruise towards another Croatian coastal pearl, the town whose old part is completely under the protection of the UNESCO - Trogir.
Founded in the 2nd century BC and only 25 km from Split, Trogir is considered the best preserved Romantic - Gothic town surrounded by city walls. The most important cultural monument is, without doubt, the cathedral whose western gate portal was made by master Radovan. It is also known as the town where the first pharmacy in Europe was opened in 1271. Historic part of Trogir is situated on the coast of Kaštela bay, on a small island between the island of Čiovo and the mainland. It is connected with both sides by bridges; one stone bridge and other movable. Trogir charms its visitors with its cultural and historical monuments, art collections with numerous works of art and especially with the liveliness of its picturesque little streets full of shops and Mediterranean ambient with just a hint of some long gone times.
To the young and those who feel like that, Trogir offers wild night life in numerous bars and restaurants, especially on the Seaside (Riva) under the supervision of Kamerlengo Tower. Use well your last night of the cruise!
8th day: Saturday / SPLIT
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 center 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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