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Itinerary E: Split to Kornati to Split

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Split - Rogoznica - Krka - Kornati - Kornati - Zirije - Primosten - Trogir - Split

 
Day 1. Split to Rogoznica

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 we come to Rogoznica where the chef will prepare you a fabulous Croatian dinner, and where you will spend your first night aboard.

Rogoznica is a small Dalmatian resort 32 km from Sibenik and 50 km from Split and is situated in one of the most numerous protected bays in the Adriatic.

Day 2. Rogoznica to Krka National Park waterfalls

After breakfast, which will be served on board, we continue our cruise towards Skradin, a small town at the mouth of the Krka estuary. Skradin is a romantic Mediterranean town with ancient narrow, paved streets, arches and stairs. Most of the houses are in the Venetian style making a very attractive ensemble. In Roman times it was the capital of their province Liburnia, and at the beginning of the 14th century it was the capital of Croatia and Bosnia. However, Skradin is most famous for being the Krka National Park, a series of spectacular cascading water falls, which of course you will be able to visit.

After the visit to the park, depending on the weather conditions, it may be possible to visit Sibenik, the biggest city in Northern Dalmatia. It is worldly known for its cathedral of St. Jacob and the International Children`s Festival. We recommend a walk through the old streets of this beautiful Dalmatian city and also a visit to St. Michael`s Fortress which gives an unforgettable view of the old part of the city and nearby islands.

Day 3. Krka to Kormati islands National Park

After breakfast we set sail for the Kornati islands, another Croatian National Park. It`s a 220 km2 area between Sibenik and Zadar, which includes 89 islands, islets and rocks with approximately 238 km of coast. In 1980 most of Kornati maritime zone was declared a National Park, thanks to its natural beauty and its rich marine ecosystem. We`ll be spending the next two days in Kornati National Park, visiting the many of the isolated coves in the area.

Day 4. Kormati islands National Park

We spend another day exploring the islands and bays of the Kornati islands National Park

Day 5. Zirije

After two relaxing days you`ll probably have a problem getting back to your usual, fast rhythm of everyday life, and that is why we are first taking you to a more vivid, but still very relaxing, small Dalmatian village known as the place from which a worldly known pianist Maxim Mrvica comes from. It`s the only continuously inhabited island in Sibenik archipelago. On a small area of only 15.08 km2 we can see eight natural caves and pits. On the highest top, Kapic (131 m), there`s a preserved circular wall of the prehistoric age, and on the top of Vela Glava, which dominates Samogradska Vrata (the southern entrance of the Kornati Islands) there`s a high promontory offering an incredible view over the Kornati islands.

Day 6. Zirije to Primosten

After couple of days of living the Robinson Crusoe life we come to civilization again, and in grand style. Primosten, our next stop, according to a folk tale was created by God himself to rest after the creation of the world. But according to archaeologists, life in this area really began in the 7th century BC. Scarce inhabitants ran on an island to save themselves from the Turks. With time they`ve built a wall around the island and a wooden bridge, that was later transformed into a causeway, so today Primosten is a peninsula. Tourism starts to develop at the beginning of the 20th century, making Primosten a real Mecca for all those who want to have fun and enjoy beautiful beaches and clear sea.

Day 7. Primosten to Trogir

After a good rest and breakfast we continue our cruise towards another pearl of the Croatia coast, Trogir, which has also been taken under the protective umbrella of UNESCO (along with Split and Dubrovnik). Founded in the 2nd century BC and only 25 km from Split, Trogir is considered the best preserved Medieval town surrounded by city walls. The most important cultural monument is, without doubt, the cathedral whose western gate portal was made by the master Radovan. It is also known as the town where the first pharmacy in Europe was opened in 1271. Trogir is situated on a small island between the island of Ciovo and the mainland. It is connected to both sides by bridges; one a stone bridge and the other a moving bridge, to allow the boats to pass through. This is the last night of your cruise, which can spend very pleasantly eating in one of the numerous high class restaurants in the old city.

Day 8. Stobrec (near 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.

 

All itineraries:
A: Split to Split via Peljesac
B: Split to Split via Mljet
C: Split to Dubrovnik
D: Dubrovnik to Split
E: Split to Split via Kornati

 
 

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