Day 1: Saturday / DUBROVNIK, ZATON VELIKI - ŠIPAN|
Check in starts at 4 PM. After embarkation you`ll have enough time to make yourself at home and meet other guests and a crew. Before departure you will be served with a traditional welcome drink. After a short navigation we come to the island of Šipan; one of the most famous among Elafiti Islands, a small group of islands near Dubrovnik.
Although it`s only 16 sq.km big, Šipan is the biggest island in the group with only two bigger villages: Šipanska Luka on the west and Suđurađ on the east side of the island. It flourished during the Dubrovnik Republic, a period when the most important economy were shipbuilding, shipping, olive growing, fishing and wine growing. Today, on this small area, there are 42 old summer residences and 34 churches; proof that this oasis of peace and beauty was recognized as a place of relaxation by Dubrovniks' high society. We`re going to spend our first night on board in Šipan, enjoying a homemade meal and company.
Day 2: Sunday / ŠIPAN – MLJET (POLAČE or POMENA)
After enjoying beauties of Šipan, it is time to see the natural beauties of the most beautiful Adriatic island - Mljet. You`ll spend the day relaxing, swimming and sunbathing. You`ll have a chance to visit the National Park (tickets are not included in the cruise price and you`ll have to pay additional 100 kn for adults and 50 kn for children and students). We`re spending the night on Mljet (in Polača or Pomena, depending on the weather conditions) where you can enjoy their extraordinary gastro offer. We especially recommend lobsters, which in restaurants on Mljet you can personally choose before the preparation.
Day 3: Monday / MLJET – KORČULA
We`re sailing to the island of Korčula, more precise the town of Korčula - the birthplace of a famous traveller-writer and adventurer Marco Polo. On our way there we`re going to stop for a swim. You can spend the evening walking through this beautiful Dalmatian pearl or enjoying in numerous restaurants that charm their guests with the variety of gastro offer as well as with their view of the old town and the archipelago of the island of Korčula and the peninsula of Pelješac.
For the first time Korčula was mentioned early in the 10th century, in works of Byzantine historians under the name ‘Stone Town’. It flourished under the Venetian government. Today it`s a town where you can vividly feel the Mediterranean spirit of people who live and work in this mixture of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture.
Day 4: Tuesday / KORČULA – HVAR
Our cruise continues towards Pakleni otoci ('The Hell Islands'). It is a group of small islands in front of the town of Hvar. It is a unique and the most recognizable natural beauty of the island of Hvar. In the afternoon or in the evening (depending on your preferences) transfer by dinghy will be organized for you to the town of Hvar. You will have to take a taxi-boat in the harbour to get back to the yacht, on which you will get additional information from your captain. Hvar is a tourist, administrative and cultural centre of the island. It is worldly known for its wild night life, numerous elite bars, restaurants and hotels where many celebrities enjoy themselves. You will be impressed with its rich history that goes back to prehistoric times, more exactly to the Iron Age when the Illyrians built their hill-fort and started a development of this Dalmatian pearl, with its cultural heritage among which the most prominent is the first public theatre in Europe, opened in 1612.
Day 5: Wednesday / HVAR – VIS
Our next stop is Vis - the furthest island of the central Dalmatian archipelago. It is especially well known for its cultural and historical heritage, but also for its natural beauties. Even the Greek writer Agatharchides in his scripts praised wines from Vis as being the best he had ever tasted, in comparison to other sorts he had tried. Their most autochthonous wine is most certainly Vugava which you can try in numerous restaurants and cellars all around the island. We also recommend you try their autochthonous ‘Viška pogača’ which will definitively go well with their wines. Vis is also known as one of ‘the forbidden islands’ during the communist era. It was the centre of Yugoslav navy and therefore was forbidden to tourists. Even today there are many hidden tunnels all around the island that testify to that fact. Some of them are now tourist attractions and others are used by the Croatian navy.
Day 6: Thursday / VIS – BRAČ
Our cruise continues towards another central Dalmatian island - Brač. On our way to Milna we`re going to stop for a swim. Milna is a small village on the western part of the island. It originates from the 16th century and it was known for its shipbuilding where the first typical Dalmatian boat ‘bracera’ was built. In Milna we are going to spend the night.
Day 7: Friday / BRAČ - SPLIT, STOBREČ
After spending the night on Brač we continue our cruise towards Split, our final destination. In the late afternoon we’ll arrive to marina Stobreč, our port of disembarkation where we’re going to spend our last night on board. Beside several good restaurants you can enjoy your last evening in a long walk along the coast.
Day 8: Saturday / SPLIT, STOBREČ
Our last breakfast together will be served on board, after which we have to say goodbye to this fabulous gulet, the crew and, hopefully, new friends you have acquainted in these 7 days. Check out is by 9 AM.