Chartering a ship to cruise the Dalmatian coast, where scenic islands are only a couple of hrs sail apart and guarded harbors welcome overnight motorboats is most likely the simplest and the easy way experience the good thing about the Adriatic Ocean close up and also to explore otherwise inaccessible islands, coves and villages. It was our best family trip adventures ever!
We began in Dubrovnik and hang sail toward Split, concentrating on the southern Dalmatian coast, which boasts probably the most spectacular wooded islands and warm crystalline waters. The numerous isles we passed- Lopud, Mljet, Korcula, Vis, Hvar and Brac – only a couple of from the over 1100 islands found across the Croatian coast, were attractive, white-colored limestone-laden and pine-clad. We moored in beautiful fishing village coves, where we relaxed and swam, enjoyed spectacular views, ashore adventures and great sea food.
On Mljet Island, we required a side trip, among the popular features of our adventure, to scenic Mljet Park where we jumped on bikes and cycled around Veliko Jezero, the brine lake having a outstanding twelfth century Benedictine monastery set upon an islet within the lake’s center.
We neared Korcula morning hours, where we’d among the best photo possibilities in most Croatia – the first morning sun shining around the orange-yellow-ochre from the stone walls, towers and tiled roofs from the Old Town offered to produce an incredible artists’ portrait. This walled pedestrian town is really a delight, filled with architectural treasures and it is centerpiece, the gorgeous 13th century Cathedral of St. Mark.
We moored within the lovely small fishing village of Komiza, on Vis Island your evening. The quay lined with restaurants beckoned us invitingly. Here, the roads lightly climb the hillsides into small areas whose homes embrace walled gardens where fruit trees abound. High over the village, a formidable castle illuminated the night time sky giving a story book aura for an already enchanting town. A little boat trip the following day required us to nearby Bisevo Island, the place to find nowhere Grotto, using its amazing cobalt-blue waters.
Sailing north, we moored in StariGrad, once referred to as Pharos and also the earliest settlement on Hvar Island. Endless lavender fields and vineyards cover this lovely island and Hvar town isn’t to become missed! Making our way towards Split, our last stop was Brac Island where we moored in Supetar harbor, a little, peaceful village exhibiting the authentic high-quality stone employed for many sculptures as well as in regarding the With House. It was the perfect finale for any perfect sailing adventure.