Rent or charter a boat or yacht in Croatia, sail south from Split to Dubrovnik and see many of the popular tourist destinations in Dalmatia.
After a leisurely start from split, it is definitely worth sailing to the nearby island of Solta where there are several berths in the Bay of Maslinica. Here you can visit an 18th century Venetian palace now used as a hotel. Dock with caution at the pier as it is a shallow 1.7m in depth. Hvar is a wonderful island to explore. Stari Grad was home to the Greek Pharos and is the oldest city in Croatia. From higher points you can see wonderful views of the cityscape and olive groves leading to the sea. You can also see the Tvrdalj castle that was used as a summer residence by the Croatian poet Petar Hektorovi? during the 16th century, it is a beautiful example of Renaissance architecture. The city has numerous restaurants serving fresh fish and local wines. A native grape ‘Kastelet’ (also known as Dingac, Postup, or Plavac), is a full, round grape from Dalmatia commonly drunk with fish dishes in the region. The Jurin Podrum restaurant is centrally located in Duonja and serves fine food. A few doors down the Antika restaurant has a rustic ambience and is also a nice place to eat.
Vis can be sailed to the next morning and the Blue Caves on the island of Bisevo are a must see. The morning light within the caves illuminates the waters and they shine a brilliant blue. The caves are found on the east side of the island where it can be tricky to anchor and you may have to take turns entering the caves. Back on the island of Hvar: if all the places in the ACI Marina Palmizana are occupied, you can anchor on the east side of the island at Sveti Klement Vinogradisce in the bay. The magnificent 13th century Spanjola fortress is in Hvar and from the walls you can see lovely views of the area. Water taxis also run from the town to the surrounding areas.
Further south, the island of Korcula also offers numerous possibilities for excursions. Korcula is considered one of the popular cities of the Southern Adriatic, it is an ancient fortress city with a beautiful Gothic cathedral, a place perfect for exploring on a sunny afternoon or a summers evening.
After so much culture, you may need a little peace and quiet. In the north of the island of Mljet there is the bay of Okuklje, with berths at piers and buoys. These are quickly used up in the summer, but sailing around the bay and taking in the scenery is a pleasant experience. The island has a relaxed atmosphere and serves lots of seafood specialities.
It is a longer sail to Dubrovnik and it is worth scheduling in another day to take in the city. In addition to numerous cultural highlights here, it is your last chance to enjoy the regional cuisine. You can eat well along with the locals at Kamenice on Gunduli?eva Polyana - the risotto served with oysters being especially good. Gradskavana on Pred Dvorom is perfect for afternoon coffee, and if you fancy some traditional ?evap?i?i - it is served at the Taj Mahal Konoba.
Important for sailors: Always be sure to check the local weather forecast. Even during high season the winds are changeable and can be difficult to assess. The Yugo (from the South) and Bora (from the Northeast) can occur and it may be necessary for you to change your route. During July and August, there are many thunderstorms.
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