Šibenik – Kornati – Primošten – Trogir – Maslinica – Blue Cave – Komiža – Vela luka – Hvar – Stari Grad – Vrboska – Bol – Milna –
Stomorska – Split – Krknjaši – Rogoznica – Šibenik
Cruising through National Park Kornati on your own
Your 300 NM adventure would start in Šibenik, a historic city in Croatia, placed i n the picturesque and indented bay where the Krka River, one of the most beautiful karst rivers in Croatia enters the sea. Šibenik today is the administrative, political, economic, social and cultural center of the County of Šibenik and Knin which extends along the 100-kilometer long coastline between the Zadar and Split Rivieras, extending up to 45 kilometers into the hinterland area, at the bottom of Dinara mountain. Right after your departure from Šibenik and pass the bay you’ll enter into a completely new level of beauty, known as Kornati archipelago.
Day 1: Šibenik Kornati
You’ll have open door to explore the astonishing Kornati on your own, to find yourself in a place where you’ll believe that you are in a completely different world, released from modern world stress and worries. There is a reason why National Park Kornati is often called “nautical paradise” in tourist publications. It is a place where you’ll enjoy your life, with no crowd around you, with no noise, and no rush, just nature, you and the boat. And really, in “slalom” sailing through the 89 unforgettable islands, islets and reefs in the Kornati National Park, you will test all of your nautical skills, particularly if the weather puts in some effort…
Day 2: Primošten
In the past, Primošten was situated on the islet close to the mainland. During the Turkish invasions in 1542, the islet was protected by the walls and towers and a draw bridge connected it to the mainland. When the Turks retreated, the draw bridge was replaced by the causeway and in 1564 the settlement was named Primošten after the Croatian verb primostiti (to span). It is built on a hill and is dominated by the parish church of St. George which was built in 1485 and restored in 1760 close to the local graveyard from which a unique view spreads to the sea and the surroundings.
Primošten is famous for its huge and beautiful vineyards. A photo of the vineyards of Primošten hung in the UN Center in New York. Apart from its vineyards, Primošten is also known for the traditional donkey race that takes place there every summer.
Day 3: Trogir
Trogir is a small town 17 miles from Split, and only a few minutes driving from Airport. The historic city of Trogir is situated on a small island between the Croatian mainland and the island of Čiovo. The old city core is protected by UNESCO, and the best attraction in the city beside museums, cathedral, nature and gastro offer is wandering through the labyrinth of old narrow streets in the city core. But you are safe as all streets lead to Camerlengo.
Day 4: Maslinica
Maslinica is a small place on the west side of Island Šolta very popular between yachtsmen. Maslinica, on Šolta island, with dozens of yachts anchored in the bay, is imposed as a logical destination while cruising through Split archipelago. There is, of course, a wide selection of fish dishes and wines offered so you can enjoy local specialties divided from the rest of the word in some of the highly rated local restaurants or aboard a boat.
Day 5: Biševo & Komiža
It is a small island less than 4 nautical miles from the Island of Vis. The biggest attraction on the island is the Blue Cave, protected national monument of Croatia, which invariably leaves a strong impression on visitors. Small cave entry will lead you into a completely new world you couldn’t even imagine. The unspoiled beauty of nature will give you back the freshness, energy and surely fill you with unforgettable memories. Next place, which we labeled as “must see” is K omiža, friendly town on the south side of the island. The protection from tourist development left the town unspoiled and the local population has been able to carry on their traditional livelihoods – fishing and farming. For centuries Vis has also been famous also for its wine and its fish dishes. And Komiža is a place where you will have some free time to explore, maybe even drink some coffee and of course to have some of their specialties for lunch.
Day 6: Vela Luka
Vela Luka is located on the western side of the island of Korčula at the bottom of a wide bay which has many indented coves. Vela Luka developed at the beginning of the 19th century in a deep sheltered bay. Its name means “big harbor” in Croatian. Inhabitants of the Island of Korčula and Pelješac often refer to it simply as “Luka” Vela Luka has many archeological and architectural points of interest. On the south slope of the hill, Pinski Rat, there is an extraordinary archaeological site. It is called Vela Spila (Big Cave) and it is one of the most important prehistoric cave dwellings in Europe. Vela Spila provides a picture of life on the Mediterranean of Mesolithic and Neolithic people living in that region.
Day 7: Pakleni & Islands Hvar
Hvar is considered to be one of ten most beautiful islands in the world, it is our longest and sunniest island! Hvar Town is a definite “mus-tsee” and a major tourist destination in Croatia. The best way to explore all beauties this area can offer is to sail through it with a boat. This way you will be able to explore archipelago of Pakleni Islands and see Hvar Town. You’ll take a walk through the harbor town and be sure to sample some of the local wines and spirits, as well as fish and crustaceans, fished by Hvar fishermen.
Day 8: Stari grad & Vrboska
Stari Grad (literally Old Town) is a town on the northern side of the island of Hvar, at the end of the Stari Grad Bay, a deep water channel, protected to the north by the hills of the Kabal peninsula and by the high mountain ridge of Hvar to the south. It is one of the oldest towns in Europe. The most ancient part of Stari Grad falls within the UNESCO Protected World Heritage Site of the Stari Grad Plain. Vrboska is placed on the south side of the Island Hvar in a deep narrow bay surrounded by pine forest, vineyards, and olive groves.
Day 9: Bol
Bol on Island Brač is one of the top beaches in the world. It got crystal blue sea, coffee bars, cocktail bars, restaurants, it is full of life, from early morning till late night. Bol on Island Brač is a place where you will have opportunity to spend day on one of the prettiest beaches in the world and taste some of the best specialties in the world.
Day 10: Milna & Stomorska
Milna is a settlement built mostly in a typical Mediterranean style. Stone built houses, neat little alleys, peace and quiet are the initial evidence of the cultural splendor of former times. It developed in the 16th century when an aristocratic family decided to build a fortress and church there. Milna also offers sand and gravel beaches stretching along the coast. Stomorska is the oldest town on the island which is on the water and has an excellent gastronomic marina.
Day 11: Split
Split is the biggest town on Croatian coast with 1700 years old history. Time spent in Split is a real opportunity to relax, acclimatize yourself, enjoy in coffee and lunch on one of the most beautiful seaside, discovering about UNESCO protected Diocletian’s Palace which is placed in the middle of today busy city core. The city is filled with things to do and it lives 24/7.
Day 12: Krknjaši
Krknjaši Veli is an island 15 NM far from Split which is just right distance to meet your boat and accommodate yourself aboard. Krknjaši Veli is perfect place rich with the beautiful sight, crystal blue sea and, deliberate from hassle and sunny.
Day 13: Rogoznica
Rogoznica is a popular tourist village on the Dalmatian coast in Croatia that lies in the southernmost part of the Šibenik-Knin County, in a deep bay sheltered from wind, about 30 km from Šibenik. It is occasionally called Šibenska Rogoznica to distinguish it from Lokva Rogoznica, another tourist resort in Dalmatia. Last few year the village becomes unavoidable nautical destination.
Day 14: Šibenik
“A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for ”
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