Before receiving possession of your yacht in Split, try to set aside a couple of hours to explore Diocletian’s palace, and the palm-lined waterfront promenade of Riva, where you can enjoy your coffee while takingin the wonderful views of the sea and the marina. The first leg of your charter will take you 10 nm southeast, to Brač island. You have the choice of tying-up to a buoy in Bobovišća Bay or taking a berth in the Marina in Milna. Bobovišća Bay is a quiet, well protected bay with a small village that also has a little jetty. Milna is a quaint fishing village with traditional stone houses. While on Brač Island, make sure you visit Zlatni Rat beach, which is among the most beautiful in Croatia.
Following a serene night in Brač and maybe a fast swim, you can lift anchor for the second leg of your charter, which will take you to the town of Komiža located on a beautiful bay on the western side of Vis Island. The harbor offers moorings as well as some buoys close to the village. Alternately, you can take a berth in the City of Vis, which is recommended in case of strong winds. For a day on the beach we recommend the town of Gusarica, or Bajcizevo, which is slightly further. Komiža is a fishing village that dates to the 12th Century, and offers a number of traditional seafood restaurants, the most recommended of which are BAKO and Konobas Barba, both located on the waterfront of Ribarska.
Lastovo is a sparsely populated and less travelled island 35 nm south of Vis. You have the choice of mooring for the evening at the private marina in the Bay of Skrivena Luka, or in Zaklopatica Bay, where you can tie up to the jetty of one of the three restaurants that offerfresh seafood, barbequed meats and other local dishes. In Lastovo, which was called the “Imperial Island” in Roman times, you can hike around the green hills and quaint villages and explore some of the 40 islets surrounding the main island, all of which exude an unmistakable Mediterranean charm.
The next stop of your Croatian yacht charter is Korčula, an island with magnificent landscapes, great beaches and quaint towns, located some 20 miles of Lastovo. The town of Korčula on the Eastern coast of the island offers berths in the ACI Marina, equipped with all the services and amenities. For a quieter anchorage, you can choose among a number of sheltered bays on the north side of the island. The Old Town of Korčula is called “Little Dubrovnik, due to its beautiful Venetian style architecture, and offers great seafood restaurants and a local winery.
A 32 nm scenic cruise North towards Split will take you to the island of Hvar, the next stop ofyour yacht charter. The island is famous all around the world for wine, lavender and parties. You can explore the olive groves, vineyards and the lavender fields, visit one of the charming farms or spend your day on the beach. In Hvar, you may choose to take a berth in Palmižana Marina located on a nearby islet from which you can access the main island by Water Taxi until 23:00, or in one of the many anchorages in the nearby Pakleni islands.
A relaxing 15 nm sail takes you to Stari Grad, located on a funnel shaped bay on the western side of Hvar island. Mooring can be found in the main harbor of the quiet and charming town center. You can explore the narrow alleys of the medieval old city on foot, visit the unique local shops and enjoy the local cuisine in one of the taverns or sip a glass of the delicious local red wine on the waterfront. The southern part of Stari Grad is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, where you will find ancient Greek ruins, as well as great beaches, vineyards and orchards.
The final 24 nm leg of your yacht charter is back to Split from Stari Grad. You can enjoy the beautiful views of Brač and the Dalmatian mainland and make a final stop in one of the coves orquaint little villages as you make your way to the marina. Once moored in Split, enjoy a final evening dining in one of the several great seafood restaurants of the city, most recommended of which are Dvor and Konoba Nikola.