Dalmatian Islands Sailing Itinerary
A two week discovery of Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast & Islands…
The modern marina base at Trogir is at the very heart of central Dalmatia. Ideally located just 15 minutes’ transfer from Split airport it’s a perfect starting point for exploring the stunning Adriatic coast. The heart of the historic city of Trogir, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is on a small island with stunning Venetian architecture.
The marinas at Trogir offer an exceptionally central position in terms of Adriatic from a nautical perspective. Its proximity of the airport (3 km) and the connection to the motorway (15 km), the beautiful town, as well as the interesting and diverse maritime area of Central Dalmatia, there is no doubt that Trogir is truly is an ideal location to start a yacht charter adventure.
The marinas at Trogir have everything you would expect of a modern, professional full service marina including power, water, cafe-bar, restaurant, nearby shops supermarkets, Wi-Fi, ATM, laundry and so on.
Maslinica is an authentic treasure located west on the island of Solta and boasts beautiful bays with secluded beaches. Maslinica is a much loved for its nature, unspoilt beaches and crystal-clear sea
The old castle built in Maslinica in 1708 by the Marchi family is now a luxury hotel surrounded by the beauty, history and stunning architecture and picturesque stone houses of the village port.
Hidden in the depth of the bay and connected by narrow stone bridges, Vrboska is the smallest town on the beautiful island of Hvar, and also referred to as ‘Little Venice’. Away from the bustling resort on the west of the island, Vrboska, tucked into a cove on north shore of Hvar provides a great base from which to explore some of the quieter bays and coves.
The former fishing village turned popular town is known for its clear air, beautiful crystal blue sea and untouched nature. The typical Mediterranean architecture complements the gothic stone built houses that line the narrow streets, creating the illusion that you are back when Vrboska all began.
Dine off one of the side streets, eat fresh fish together with aromatic spices and drink Hvar’s famous wine. Ever since the people of ancient Greece settled here in 385/4 BC, they planted the original vines on Vrboska that today make Hvar’s wine and are exported in and around the Mediterranean.
Stari Grad literally translates to ‘old town’ which is fitting as it is the oldest settlement in Croatia dating back to 385 BC, and is known as the historical heart of the island Hvar.
The town is quietly situated in a stunning landscape where the blue of the deep bay touches the luscious green vegetation of land, with vineyards and pretty olive-groves dotted around the village.
Stari Grad, for centuries, has been known to be a safe mooring area for sailors and offers an excellent, well organised village quay for mooring with laid moorings, power and water available for visiting yachts. Explore the narrow streets and small squares and soak in its rich history.
This bustling town is one of the most popular in the area and has around 20 moorings. You can also visit Hvar town from the nearby marina at Palmizana.
Korcula town is among the most beautiful and best preserved medieval towns on the Croatian coast and in all of the Mediterranean, and is justly referred to as ‘Little Dubrovnik’.
With water and electricity on the quay this is a very popular harbour in the summer however there are places to anchor in the bay or a quay at nearby Kut which is usually quieter. The town of Vis is historically important and the whole island an unspoilt gem.
Located on the western side of Vis, Komiža is know for its pretty pebble beaches. This beautiful Mediterranean village has narrow back streets lined with 17th and 18th century stone town houses that peacefully surround the harbour. Komiza is the idyllic Mediterranean fishing village you have always imagined.
You can visit the nearby Bisevo Island and experience its Blue Cave. When the sun’s at its highest between 11am – 1pm, the whole of the underground cave will illuminate with aquamarine light creating a spooky yet wonderfully mesmerising illusion.
Komiža comes alive after dark and if you head east of town is Aquarius, an open-air disco on Kamenica beach. Komiža has some amazing restaurants, especially if you’re a lobster-lover!