Day 1. Split to Milna (Brac)
Check-in is at 04:00 PM in Stobrec, a small port just 4 km south of Split center. After embarkation you`ll have enough time to make yourself at home and meet the other guests and a crew. Before departure you will be served with a traditional welcome drink. After a short sail we come to Milna where the chef will prepare you a fabulous Croatian dinner, and where you will spend your first night aboard. The pretty, quiet port of Milna is located on the western part of the island of Brac, and is where the Emperor Diocletian moored his fleet during the building of his magnificent palace in Split.
Day 2. Milna to Vis
After breakfast we set sail for Vis, the furthest island of the Dalmatian archipelago. It is especially well known for its cultural and historical heritage, but also for its natural beauty. In his scripts, the Greek writer Agatharchides praised the wines from Vis, saying they were the best he had ever tasted. Their most famous wine is Vugava, which you can try in numerous restaurants and cellars all around the island. Vis was known as 'the forbidden islands' during the communist era, as it was the base for the 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 tourist attractions now and others are used by the Croatian navy. We will spend the night in the port of Vis.
Day 3. Vis to Hvar
After breakfast we continue our cruise towards Pakleni Otoci. In Croatian this means 'The Hell Islands', but don't worry, this does not describe them very well, as they are one of the most recognised sites of natural beauty in Croatia. Lunch will be served aboard while moored off the islands, and in the afternoon (or in the evening, depending on your preferences) you'll be taken over to the city of Hvar on the boat's tender. A taxi-boat in the harbour will get take you back to the boat at whatever time you want to return.
Hvar is a beautiful Dalmatian town with a good nightlife and numerous excellent restaurants specialising in local cuisine (Pasarola, Luna, etc.), as well as exotic specialties (Sushi, Pasta, etc.). The town has become to be known as the St. Tropez of the Adriatic, with many bars and cafés, regularly visited by the rich and famous. The town is also steeped in history, and you can take a visit around its castle ruins and other historic buildings. The night will be spent moored off the Pakleni islands.
Day 4. Hvar to Korcula
We continue our cruise towards the island of Korcula to the famous peninsula town of the same name. The island was inhabited in prehistory, with archaeological finds in Vela Spila representing the first evidence of Palaeolithic ceramic art at the end of the last Ice Age. According to a legend the island was also home to the Trojan hero Antenor in the 12th century BC, who is also known as the founder of Padua in Italy. The island of Korcula has been ruled over by the Greeks, the Illyrians, the Romans and from the 10th century by the Venetians, who have left us the bulk of architecture that you can see in the town today. The town is probably most famous for being the birthplace of Marco Polo, who, it is said, was born there in 1254. Reminders of him can be found in every part of the town, including the extremely interesting museum of Marco Polo.
Breakfast and lunch will be served on board and you will spend the night in Korcula harbour. In the evening you can explore the town and enjoy the gastronomic specialties offered in many quality restaurants ashore.
Day 5. Korcula to Loviste (Peljesac)
We continue our cruise towards the Peljecac peninsula. Breakfast and lunch will be served on board, and the afternoon is free for your own activities, whether sightseeing, swimming, fishing or just relaxing in the sun with a good book and a cold drink. This night is dedicated to our captain and in his name you`re going to be served a special Captain`s dinner of traditional Dalmatian dishes.
The night will be spent in a small port called Loviste, located in one of the most beautiful bays on the Peljecac peninsula. The main road here connects it with other resorts like Ston, Viganj and Kucicta, and is a perfect place for swimming as the main bay at Loviste is considerably warmer than the surrounding Adriatic.
Day 6. Loviste to Jelsa (Hvar)
After breakfast we continue our trip, back to the island of Hvar, but this time on its eastern end. Along the way we'll have a few stop offs for swimming and sunbathing in various quiet bays. Lunch will be served on board and then we'll continue our cruise towards Jelsa, where we will spend the night. Your evening is free to do as you please.
Jelsa is a small port situated in a bay on the northern side of the island of Hvar, protected by its two highest peaks, St. Nicolas and Hum. The town is divided into two parts, Vela Banda and Mala Banda, which have had a long tradition of tourism (the oldest hotel 'Jadran' was built in 1911). It is especially interesting for lovers of good wine since it is well known for its quality reds, like Plavac Barrique, Ivan Dolac, Faros, etc.
Day 7. Jelsa to Bol (Brac)
After breakfast, which will be served on board, we continue our cruising towards Bol, a small town on the southern coast of the island of Brac. Here you`ll have a chance to swim and sunbath on the most beautiful and famous beach on the Adriatic, Zlatni Rat (the Golden Horn), a narrow peninsula of small pebbles that goes out into the sea. Behind the beach there are lavish pine forest where you can see the remains of a Roman Villa called Rustica. After lunch we continue our cruise towards Stobrec, our final destination. Depending on your return flights, we can spend our last night on board on the island of Solta, or in Stobrec.
Day 8. Split
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 that you have acquainted in the last 7 days. Check-out is by 9:00 AM.
If you can, we recommend staying an extra day in Split, so you can make the most of its magnificent ancient city center, which is comprised mainly of the Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace, still stslanong and lived in 1,700 years after it was built. Other buildings in the center are from the Venetian era, which makes for a very attractive combination of architecture. Not be missed also is the archaeological museum just outside the city center (within walking distance), which is jam packed full of Roman tombs, statues, jewelry and many other archaeological finds. Split is a very lively town with a fish market, numerous restaurants and a sea front promenade lined with cafés and bars.