Croatia South Cruising Area
Split, Hvar, Brac, Korcula, Dubrovnik, Lastovo, Mljet
Your itinerary will depend on the length of your cruise and your interests.
This circular sailing route starting from Split cruises south visiting different islands and ports every day : Havr Town, Starigrad, Brac, Korcula, Lastovo, Palmizana in the Pakleni Islands, Viz.
You can explore the ancient towns and discover a traditional taverna for dinner ashore. At lunch time we stop at quiet bays for a swim in the clear blue water and lunch on board.
- Split to Palmizana - Embark and set sail for a lunch and a swim in a bay on the west coast of the island of Brac. After lunch sail to the Pakleni (Devil's) Islands for our overnight mooring in Palmizana. A fabulous restaurant specialising in local seafood overlooking the Adriatic sea awaits you this evening.
- Palmizana to Lastovo -once the home of the submarine fleet of the Yugoslav navy, this island is now open to visitors. We moor for the night in a sheltered bay at Skrivena Luka.
- Lastovo to Mljet - Sailing east to our destination the wooded island of Mljet. Lunch and a swim anchored in the archipelago. We moor at Polace within the Mljet National Park. and there are pleasant walks from the anchorage at Polace.
- Mljet to Dubrovnik - Sailing down the narrow channel towards the south of the island our destination today is Dubrovnik. A Unesco world heritage site, Dubrovnik is probably the best known walled city in the Mediterranean. From our mooring it is a short bus or taxi ride into the old town for dinner in one of the beautiful squares of this ancient city. There is so much to see in Dubrovnik that we spend a second night here. It is worth walking the city walls in the cool of the early morning or evening.
- Dubrovnik to Ston - We sail north to the gulf and moor overnight at Kobas where we can dine at Luka's restaurant on Ston oysters and the catch of the day.
- Kobas to Korcula - Leaving Kobas we head north west passing the vineyards of the Peljesac peninsula to the island of Korcula. After a swim stop we moor in the port under the town walls of Korcula old town in time for you to explore and find your ideal restaurant. Korcula is a fascinating town with the streets laid out in a herring bone pattern. It was the birth place of Marco Polo when the area was ruled by the Venetians.
- Korcula to Šcedro - We head for the small island of Šcedro. Just a few miles from the coast of Hvar island. Šcedro is a tiny place with a couple of anchorages and restaurants ashore.
- Šcedro to Vis - Sail to the island of Vis. Once again, this was a military island and the location of Tito’s villa, but is now open to visitors and has a hidden British influence. It has a cricket pitch in one of the vineyards! The harbour side town is bustling with yachts and a good choice of restaurants on the waterfront.
Vis to Palmizana - Palmizana is one of the Pakleni or Devil's Islands. It is the ideal location to moor for an expedition to the ancient port of Hvar town. Hvar town is a popular busy harbour. So, for a quiet nights sleep it's best to leave the yacht in Palmizana and use the water taxi. A colourful market, some great café's and waterside restaurants await you in Hvar.
Palmizana to Starigrad - sail round Hvar island. Stopping off for a lunchtime swim in the approaches to Starigrad, There is a wonderful museum in the back streets of this lively town and some dangerous cocktails can be enjoyed at the Antik Bar just back from the waterfront.
- Starigrad to Milna - after a swim on the south side of Brac we arrive in Milna for the evening. Milna is a spectacular anchorage once used by Admiral Nelson and has one of the few shipyards still able to build and repair the few remaining wooden fishing boats of this region. On the north side of this island is the quarry that provided most of the stone to build the palace in Split and the White House in Washington.
- Milna to Split - Leaving Milna we sail off to Šolta for our lunchtime stop and final swim before setting course for Split, our final destination. The old town of Split is within the magnificent Diocletian Palace; cobbled streets with café's, restaurants and bars for your final night of the cruise.
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