The route from gorgeous Split to the southern islands: Korcula, Vis, Hvar and Brac.
Day 1: Split - Milna (12 NM)
Split is a wonderful place to start your trip over Croatia. On the first day, you’ll have an opportunity to see the best-known sights of the city, but arrival at the marina will be the main event. Be sure to discuss the route with the manager and check the weather forecast.
Day 2: Milna - Stari Grad (15 NM)
Stari Grad is located in one of the northwestern bays of the island of Hvar. Numerous medieval monuments have been preserved here: the Dominican Monastery, the basilica with a baptistery dedicated to St. Mary and St. John, the Monastery of St. Peter. The palace-fortress of Tvrdal is especially amazing with a swimming pool in the inner yard, paintings on the walls, and high towers. The marina in Stari Grad is small – only 40 places – but it is wonderfully protected from winds by the natural landscape.
Day 3: Stari Grad - Korcula (48 NM)
The colourful island of Korčula was inhabited as far back as the Neolithic Age like many other cities and settlements on the Croatian coast. Later the Greeks, Romans, and Slavs lived here and each nation left its mark on the present look of the cities of Korčula and Vela Luka. The Cathedral of St. Mark, the Bishop’s Palace, and the Gabrielis Palace with the city museum inside are the main sights of the island. Korčula is the birthplace of famous traveler Marco Polo — you can even visit the house in which he was born. Yachtsmen from around the world appreciate the local marina for its 159 piers and 16 boat places on land, a restaurant, shop, and many other important infrastructure facilities.
Day 4: Korcula - Vela Luka (35 NM)
Vela Luka is a comparatively large city on Korčula Island, located in a big quiet bay. Here, you can fully enjoy a whole complex of health-improving treatments: coastal mud baths, thalassotherapy, galvanic mud, mud applications, balneological procedures and many others. Active leisure fans come hear for tennis tournaments and yachting competitions.
Day 5: Vela Luka - Vis (25 NM)
Of all the Croatian islands, it seems to tourists and locals alike, the most mysterious of them is the island of Vis. It is the most distant among the islands of Central Dalmatia, and for much of its recent history, up to 1989, Vis served as a military base for the Yugoslavian Army. Many local residents had to vacate the island. Consequently, it was problematic to develop tourist infrastructure for Vis after it was opened for the general public. However, this is exactly what attracts visitors here. Peacefulness, quiet, and serenity have become this virgin region’s trademarks. Guests are also drawn to the naturally lit grotto, Blue Cave, located on the island of Biševo just five kilometers southwest.
Day 6: Vis - Hvar (14 NM)
The best time to visit the island of Hvar is May-June when tourists can catch the most amazing rose-coloured oleanders and delicate lilac-coloured lavenders blooming. The main city of the island, also named Hvar, is included on the UN List of Historical Mediterranean Cities because of its architectural style. The Cathedral of St. Stephen with works by the well-known sculptor Juraj Dalmatinac (Giorgio Orsini), the Napoleon Fortress, Havarska Pjaca (Hvar’s Square), and the Archbishop’s Palace are just some of the city sights. You can visit other settlements on the island: Jelsa, Stari Grad, Vrboska. Fans of nudism will appreciate the Pakleni islands also known as Hell’s islands.
Day 7: Hvar - Split (24 NM)
Split will be the final destination of the cruise. Much like Day 1, your final day will be devoted to matters of handing over the yacht. You should take time in advance to clean everything on board and ensure the equipment is in working order. The smoother the transfer, the more time you’ll have for a walk in the city.
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