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5 Day Split to Dubrovnik adventure

 

–visiting Brac, Hvar, Vis, Korcula and Mljet

 

Our overnight sailing programs are PRIVATE tours  – meaning that you, your family or friends will be only guests on our boat during your tour.

Please note that all itineraries depend upon weather conditions and that they are given as an example of what can be done within booked number of days on a sailing boat.

Split all the way to Dubrovnik! Every morning in a different bay. The first stop is the island of Brac, and Milna, a small 16thC. village. We’ll visit Hvar, listed among the top 10 islands in the world and Vis, the outermost island.  On our way, the famous Blue Cave on Bisevo island.  From Vis, we sail to legendary Korcula, famous for it’s medieval walls and cultural heritage. The it’s onto Mljet, a beautiful island with a national park at it’s heart. The next morning we will sail to the “pearl of the Adriartic”, the walled city of Dubrovnik, the historic Ragusa Repubic that once rivaled Venice!

 

 

DAY 1 SPLIT – MILNA (Brac) – HVAR (Hvar)

This extended program includes Mljet, an island national park and “pearl of the Adriatic”, the walled city of Dubrovnik!  Starting in Split we first visit the island of Brac with time to swim or snorkel (gear included) in Milna, a small 16thC village located on the western part of the island.

Then we continue towards the island of Hvar which is famed for its sunny days, surrounding crystal blue waters with nearby seductive islands, ancient villages, innumerable lavender fields, olive plantations and vineyards, enchanting stone streets and old Venetian palaces in the proud old town of Hvar. Overnight in Hvar harbor giving you a chance to enjoy the island’s very cool (or hot!) night life!

 

DAY 2 HVAR- BISEVO – KOMIZA (Vis)

After morning in town, we will sail to the Pakleni islands archipelago, a labyrinth of several smaller islands that offer perfect bays for swimming and snorkeling.  Then it’s Bisevo and its magical Blue Cave. Every sunny day, between 10AM and 1PM (13PM), the light that penetrates through the submarine opening in the Blue Cave reflects off the white bottom floor and bathes the interior in blue. and objects in the water in silver. It’s an extraordinary experience!  After visiting the cave we will sail to one of the bays for swimming. If the weather suits us, we might even visit the Green Cave, with a similar effect to the Blue Cave except in green!

In the late afternoon we’ll arrive in Komiza on the island of Vis, and spend the night in this authentic, working fishing village.  Known as Issa in the time of the Greeks who used it as a base to colonize and control Dalmatia, the island of Vis was Tito’s famous partisans hideout in WW2.  Closed to the public until 1986 (since it was a military base), the island’s limited development created a natural paradise.  The flora, fauna, beaches and coastline here are spectacular! And under the water, sunken ships, WW2 airplanes and other magic marine images that have been hidden for years.

 

DAY 3 VIS ISLAND – KORCULA ISLAND

In the morning we will sail out from Komiza towards the island of Korcula. After stopping in beautiful bays for a swim, we arrive in Korcula town. The island of Korcula belongs to the central Dalmatian archipelago, separated from the Peljesac peninsula by the narrow Peljesac strait. It’s the sixth largest Adriatic island and second most populated island in Croatia, with 16,180 inhabitants. Korcula town is the main town on the island, famous for its medieval walls and a succession of narrow streets that are patterned after a fish skeleton, with street “bones” that branch off used to reduce the effects of wind and sun.  The architecture of the Old Town is a stunning ensemble of Venetian Renaissance public and private buildings. As you walk through the old town, be sure not to miss the splendid St Mark’s Cathedral, built in the Gothic-Renaissance style, completed in 15th century.  The white wine here is world-famous—Posip, Grk and Rukutac!

 

DAY 4 KORCULA – MLJET (POLAČE)

After breakfast we will continue our sailing from Korcula to Mljet island. Mljet is the most southerly and easterly of the larger Adriatic islands of the Dalmatia region of Croatia. The National Park is at the western part of the island, covering an area of 54 km 2, including Veliko jezero (The Great Lake), Malo jezero (The Small Lake), Soline Bay and a sea belt 500m wide from the most prominent cape of Mljet. The central parts of the park are Veliko jezero with the Isle of St. Mary, Malo jezero and the villages of Govedari Polače and Pomena . Rent a bike and enjoy a unique swim in the beautiful lush coves of Mljet.  We overnight at Polace bay.

 

DAY 5 KORCULA – PELJESAC + shuttle to Dubrovnik

Today we’ll sail towards the Pelješac peninsula, famous for it’s wine production as well as it’s natural beauty. Pelješac is part of Dubrovnik-Neretva county and is the second largest peninsula in Croatia. From the isthmus that begins at Ston, to the top of Cape Lovišta, it’s 65 km long.  Our tour will end in a small harbor on Pelješac where a car will be waiting to take us directly to Dubrovnik. The ride through the countryside here takes about 2 hours. The city of Dubrovnik is a UNESCO World Heritage site with a historical center surrounded by impressive fortified walls.  If you wish, you can even walk on ramparts along a guard path for a spectacular view of the city and the offshore islabnds,.  There’s also a cable car that whisks you up to the top of an overlooking hill for an even more amazing view. A guided or self-guided tour of the old town and its many famous buildings like the Rector’s Palace and Franciscan Monastery are must-do’s!  Check out from the boat is around 12Noon.  We can arrange transfer to your hotel in Dubrovnik, if you wish.

 

Booking:  For booking or additonal information, contact us at info@croactive-holidays.com