The South Adriatic in 14 Days
Guests can board their yacht in mid-afternoon in Marina Kaštela.Marina Kaštela is a recently built marina in Croatia. It is situated on the south east side of Kaštela Bay. The bay is shielded by Kozjak Mountain from the north while the Marjan Peninsula and the Čiovo Peninsula guard the bay’s southern side. Due to its outstanding geographical position in the central Adriatic and its expert project design our marina is a safe harbor for private and charter operated yachts a pleasant place to spend your holidays enjoying a Mediterranean climate.
Solta Island is now almost a suburb of Split. It lies just a short distance away, and itself measures around 20 kms by 5 kms. With 24 bays on the Island, it is a paradise for yachtsmen with so many good places to anchor. The best bays are on the southern shores which are only really accessible from the sea. Divers will find great waters while those just enjoying lying on the beach will find few better places. Cyclists can explore the island and will enjoy the experience.
Croatia has a large number of offshore islands, the largest of which in the Central Dalmatian Archipelago is Hvar. It totals almost 300 square kilometres and as a place that receives many hours of sunshine during the year, it is extremely popular with the well-heeled. Its main town is also Hvar, known as a lively place with great nightlife, attracting youngsters from all over the world. With attractive beaches, lovely bays and a nearby chain of small islands, Hvar has great appeal.
Korčula gets a place in history as the birthplace of the legendary explorer, Marco Polo. It is known for its architecture and the layout of streets in the shape of fishbones. The style is a mixture of Renaissance and Gothic with arguably the most impressive landmark the Cathedral of St. Mark whose interior is home to the work of several famous Italian artists. In the modern day, Korčula is famous for its cuisine which uses the best of local fresh produce and seafood to produce some lovely dishes. The local wine such as Rukatac or Plavac compliments these dishes perfectly. Just a short distance away, visitors are certain to enjoy the small islet of Badija with Its stony shoreline and Franciscan Abbey. Similarly, there are other small islets, most covered in dense greenery.
Dubrovnik’s history and culture made it an obvious inclusion in UNESCO’s World Heritage Site List and its recognition came in 1979. Often referred to as the ‘’Pearl of the Adriatic’’, the Old Town is completely surrounded by walls, almost 2 kilometres in length. It is not just the Old Town itself that appeals to visitors; there are beautiful beaches, a clear blue sea and water sports where tourists can spend time before heading for their quality accommodation and top quality restaurants.
Cavtat is 20 kilometres south of Dubrovnik, the southernmost settlement in Croatia. It is located on a little peninsula where there are beaches on one side and the Renaissance town on the other, separated by a cypress pine forest. The modern harbour has plenty of bars and restaurants along the wide promenade while remnants of its 1,000-year-old history can still be seen.
Just 17 kilometres north west of Dubrovnik, the island of Sipan offers an unspoilt environment, beautiful and tranquil. Known as the ‘’Golden Island’’, visitors can expect to find a lovely coastal setting of beaches and warm seas. Some of Dubrovnik’s wealthy built palaces on the island in the 15th Century as a result. Its appeal has endured to this day with overseas tourists finding Sipan a great place for a quiet break.
A green island covered in Mediterranean forest, Mljet possesses warm, clear waters teeming with marine life surroundings its sandy shoreline. Largely unspoilt despite the growth of tourists, Mljet is known for its wines, red and white, olives and goat cheese. It is a tranquil place with a National Park covering the whole of the North West of the Island.
Lastovo is a remote, yet inhabited, island in the Adriatic. The archipelago consists of 46 islands, a beautiful place but also one with a rich history and culture. The town of Lastovo itself forms a natural amphitheatre covering steep slopes. Such is the richness of Lastovo’s history, there are over forty churches and chapels from different periods of history found throughout the forested island.
The unspoilt island of Vis is another gem in the Adriatic Sea off the Croatian Coast. It is the furthest away from the Coast and thus largely natural though tourist numbers have started to increase. Few beaches in the whole of Croatia can compete with its beaches while in the south visitors will find lovely bays and plenty of coves. The main town, also Vis, is one of the oldest in Dalmatia. It is located on the northern coast in a sheltered bay.
Komiža is a lovely town on Vis, located on its western coast. As an old fishing port, Komiza dates at least from the 12th century and it was here that the first fish processing factory in Dalmatia was built in 1830. At the western edge of the town is a pebble beach sheltered by trees and on the eastern side there are three pebble beaches.
Stari Grad, located in a bay on Hvar island offers moorings in the main harbour. There is a lovely town centre with old narrow alleyways inviting visitors to explore this mediaeval city. There are small shops with interesting contents while the local cuisine in available in any of the taverns on the waterfront. Red wine is locally produced, and well thought of by those that sample it. UNESCO has recognized the southern part of Stari Grad as a World Cultural Heritage Site because of its ancient Greek ruins. Add great beaches, vineyards and orchards and Stari Grad deserves a visit.
Brac is the third largest of the Adriatic Islands. It has so much to offer; a rich history, lovely local cuisine, top quality accommodation as well as its natural highlights which include the clear blue sea, and lovely bays and beaches.
The oldest town on the Island is Bol and because of its lovely Zlatni Rat beach, it has developed as a summer resort. Zlatni Rat is rightly regarded as one of Croatia’s best beaches.
Trogir is now part of the Split Metropolitan Area. It is 25 kilometres distant from the City itself, to the north, and has rightly gained UNESCO World Heritage status because of the history associated with the place. It is among the best preserved medieval towns in the whole of Europe with its medieval walls and buildings.