7 Day Croatia Bareboat Itinerary | Split to Dubrovnik
Embark on the ultimate 7 Day bareboat sailboat itinerary around Croatia from Split to Dubrovnik this summer
Croatia boasts natural beauty, sophisticated nightlife and delicious food. The turquoise waters and impressive rock sculptures are sure to take your breath away. From historical sights to buzzing beach clubs, there is something for everyone - friends and families alike. Adventurers, food lovers and sun seekers will all be impressed by the towns and coastal morphology in each of these coves and islands. This itinerary, in particular, is for those wanting to see the best of Croatia's sailing opportunities as it involves more sailing than the standard route. Our brokers are experts in all things Croatia and every year travel to shows to see the yachts, meet the crew and visit the local hotspots. They are the first port of call for planning a bespoke itinerary for your next vacation.
Day 1: Split
Embark the yacht in Split and spend the night here. Split airport is a multinational, inexpensive destination which is easily reachable from airports all over the world. Split consists of an ancient Venetian town, where you will find the Dodecanese palace, quaint restaurants and underground markets. There is a strong Italian influence here, which can be seen in the quirky shops and restaurants which you can try out on the first night of your charter if you don't wish to each onboard!
Day 2: Split to Hvar
Set sail at 9am so as to profit from Croatia's bluest waters on your sail to Hvar Island. This is a 3-hour sail so allow plenty of time to get into the port of Hvar as often the spaces in the marinas are filled. Famous for it's lavender fields and home to some of the best bars in Europe to catch the sunset, Hvar has a little something for everyone! If you do have to moor in a port just outside of Hvar, do not worry as there are many Uber boats and taxi's which mean you can depart the boat and head into Hvar town whenever you wish.
Day 3: Hvar to Vis
Set sail for two hours this morning to visit the remote island of Vis. You may find that Vis is the equivalent of Italy's Capri in that despite its Mediterranean beauty, olive groves and vines, ancient ruins and secluded beaches, Vis still has virtually no tourists! The town of Vis is on the southern slopes of Gradina Hill, Situated in the quiet bay of Luka. Sample local wines such as Vugava and Plavaca from local Croatian grapes and soak up the scenery in this Dalmatian paradise.
Day 4: Vis to Lastovo
Take a slightly longer sail today, over to the Luka Veliji Lago today in Lastovo. Having only recently been opened to foreign yachts, the island of Lastovo remains peaceful and unspoiled. The island is renowned for its stunning 15th and 16th-century architecture such as the Renaissance church built in the Roman Catholic tradition. There are several secluded anchorages where quiet shelter can be found for the night.
Day 5: Lastovo to Korcula
Korcula has been nicknamed ‘little Dubrovnik’, which has caught on due to the abundant historical monuments and cultural atmosphere. This town boasts strong traditions such as religious ceremonies, folk dances and the finest Croatian wines produced from posip grapes. Wander through the musky olive groves, bustling villages and lush vineyards to really experience the true town. World class mountain biking can be found here as well as hiking trails if you’re more comfortable on foot! Dine at the elegant Lesic Dimitri Palace restaurant where you can taste rare culinary delicacies; the menu celebrates local and seasonal ingredients and wash it own with award-winning wine.
Day 6: Lastovo to Mljet
Miljet is one of Croatia's best-kept secrets. Most of the island is a forest with a few of traditional villages springing up. Sailing to the North Western half of the island about three hours away brings you to the remarkably scenic lakes, the Veliko Jezero and the Malo Jezero in Pomona. A Benedictine monastery converted into a restaurant stands in the middle of the Veliko Jezero and is one place you just have to tick off your bucket list before leaving Croatia.
Day 7: Mljet to Dubrovnik
Disembark your yacht and spend time in the timeless city of Dubrovnik on the last day of your charter. Get lost in the Game of Thrones scenery and absorb the country's colourful history from within its ancient walls. Dubrovnik has largely been repaired and reconstructed following the devastation it sustained from the war in 1991 and 1992, when over 68% of its buildings suffered from heavy damage. Today, she retains all of her original charms which can be enjoyed both from a yacht and on land.
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Croatia is fast becoming one of our most popular luxury yacht charter destinations. The Boatbookings expert brokers know the area inside and out and, as such, can recommend the best things to do and the must-see sites during your charter. Enquire today for your bespoke Croatian proposal!