Croatian coast - Central Route
Suggested 12 days itinerary
Monday - Embark in Split and set sail for a lunchtime anchorage and swim stop in a bay on the west coast of the island of Brac. In the afternoon, sail to the medieval island town of Trogir. Connected to the mainland by a swing bridge this thriving port has beautiful stone quay sides and a charming selection of back streets and traditional restaurants.
Tuesday - A gentle day following the coast from Trogir via a selection of deep inlets on our way to our overnight port of Rogoznica. An old fishing port Rogoznica is a colourful yachting haven with a great selection of cafes and restaurants along the waterfront and a modern marina providing a comfortable berth.
Wednesday - Leaving Rogoznica we head towards the Šibenik channel perhaps calling at Primošten for a cool beer on the quay side before passing between Krbela island to a quiet anchorage at Mirine where we can spend the night at anchor and enjoy dinner on board if preferred. The pleasure of being in a bay means that your breakfast swim is just at the bottom of the ladder!
Thursday - Leaving Mirine we enter the Šibenik channel to start our 12 mile passage up the Krk river fjord to the ancient Roman village of Skradin. On the way you can see the mussel beds where local shellfish is grown attached to suspended ropes in the semi salt water. Arriving in Skradin by boat is always a pleasure. The tiny village has a small marina in the heart of this national park and the old town is full of interesting art shops, cafes and a wide choice of restaurants.
Friday - This morning we have plenty of time to spend an extra couple of hours in the old town or to visit the Krk river water falls. This is a national park and a regular ferry boat service takes visitors to the water falls before returning in time to rejoin the yacht for our return journey back to the sea. No visit to Skradin is complete without testing the local wines at Maté's wine bar and enjoying a plate of Dalmation cured ham with fresh bread and onions from the village gardens. Once back on the coast it is just a short sail to reach the coastal village of Vodice. This colourful port has a lively harbour and a good selection of restaurants for our evening mooring.
Saturday - After stocking up with fresh supplies from the village market in Vodice we head west to the islands enjoying the open waters, reaching the sheltered bay of Potkucina on the island of Kakan. This is a great spot for lunch and swimming and just a short sail from our overnight mooring on the island of Kaprije. This is a delightful tiny village with a general store and a handful of tavernas usually with a good choice of fresh fish.
Sunday - From Kaprije, we 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.
Monday - From Vis we aim to visit Palmizana for our overnight mooring which is the ideal location to moor for an expedition to the ancient port of Hvar town. The best way to do this is to take the regular ferry boat/taxi from Palmizana into the main harbour just across the channel. Hvar town is the St Tropez of the Dalmatian coast but the harbour is busy and noisy. So, for a quiet nights sleep it's best to leave your yacht in Palmizana and use the water taxi! Some great café's and waterside restaurants await you in Hvar.
Tuesday - From the Pakleni islands we sail round Hvar island. Stopping off for a lunchtime swim in the approaches to Vroboska, we plan to moor in the old port in time for you to visit the village later in the afternoon. There is a good choice of simple local restaurants in the village which lies in a sheltered inlet on this beautiful island. Hvar island is well known for it's lavender and rosemary essential oils.
Wednesday - Leaving Vroboska we sail up the Brac channel past the most photographed beach in Croatia, "Bol". This is a popular tourist spot and it is great to sail past on your own yacht and avoid the crowds! Further up the channel we stop for a lunchtime swim stop in a secluded fjord before setting sail for our evening destination of Starigrad. This old port has an interesting museum and a good selection of tavernas. Also the "Antik Bar" which serves some pretty dangerous cocktails
Thursday - Leaving the island of Hvar we aim for the next island, Brac. Once again we find a great swim stop on the coast of Brac before arriving in our overnight port of Milna. This is a spectacular anchorage once used by Admiral Nelson to shelter his fleet and has one of the few remaining shipyards able to repair wooden fishing and sailing boats. A colourful waterfront and some good tavernas for our evening ashore.
Friday - Leaving Milna we have a quick stop at the fuel jetty and sail off to Šolta for our lunchtime stop and final swim before setting course for Split, our final destination tonight. The old town of Split has a great choice of old squares with café's, restaurants and bars for your final night of the cruise. The Marina is a short walk from the waterfront and the magnificent Diocletian's palace. The end of your Croatian coast sailing adventure
Saturday Morning - departure from your yacht.

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