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 Bol to Jelsa (Hvar)
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, which will be served on board, we sail to Jelsa, where we`re spending the night. Evening is free for your own activities. 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 3. Jelsa 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 4. Loviste to Mljet National Park
After breakfast we continue our cruise towards Mljet island National Park, where you`ll spend the day relaxing, swimming and sunbathing. After lunch you`ll have a chance to visit the National Park (tickets are not included in the cruise price and are between 10 to 15 EUROS depending on your age). The north-west part of the island was declared a national park in 1960 and today covers the area of 5,375 hectares of protected land plus the surrounding sea. In the center of the park is a lake with a small island with a monastry, still in use today. Cars are not allowed on the island, so the only way to get around is either on foot ot by bike, which you can hire at the park entrances. Kayaks can also be rented for exploring the lake and the monastry.
We`re spending the night on in either Polace or Pomena (which port depends on the weather conditions), where you can enjoy the extraordinary gastronomic offers in restaurants ashore. We especially recommend lobster, which you can personally choose before they are cooked. Polace (which means palace) is the site of a Roman villa, of which some vestiges remain.
Day 5. Mljet 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 6. Korcula 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 7. Hvar to Solta
After breakfast we continue our cruise towards our final destination - Split. 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.