Cruising the Dalmatian Coast, Croatia
Like a pearl necklace of enchanting beautiful islands, cosy little harbours and charming bays. This is how writers have described the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia for centuries. Along the coastline cities are set in a wonderful decor of mountains and evergreen nature parks. Cities like Sibenik, Split and Dubrovnik, described as the Pearl of the Adriatic Sea, are highlights of a culture that will touch everyone that visits them. The best way to explore this impressive stretch of coastline is by sea, so get yourself a Croatian Yacht charter and embark on your adventure!
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Day 1 Split
Start your trip in the city Split, well-known for its splendid beaches and historic center. The white stone walls surrounding the narrow lanes and courtyards hide cathedrals, hotels, bars and restaurants where you can enjoy the best seafood dishes.
Day 2 Milna
Cruise you way from Split harbour to the island of Brac, your first destination along the Dalmatian coast. Moor up on the waterfront village Milna before exploring the largest island further on foot. Secluded bays and mediterranean landscapes with pine trees give you the relaxing atmosphere you’re looking for during your holiday in Croatia.
Day 3 Hvar
Enjoy the views on the Adriatic Sea as you continue your journey to the island Hvar, one of the most popular stops for island hopping tourists. Often described as the French Riviera of the Adriatic, this is the place where you can sip your glass of champagne and feel like one of the celebrities that is often spotted here. While walking through the cobbled streets and admire the beautiful architecture, you migth even see one.
Day 4 Miljet
The island Miljet is actually a national park, so needless to say this is considered as the most beautiful island along the coastline. It is the greenest of all, covered with a dense Mediterranean pine forest. Veliko and Malo Jezero, two lakes on the island, are the top attractions here, as well as the monastery idyllically situated in the middle of Veliko.
Day 5 Dubrovnik
Walking through the streets of the Old Center of UNESCO protected and spectacularly beautiful city of Dubrovnik is often the highlight of a holiday in Croatia. A walk on the stone walls dating back from the 15th century to protect the city against an invasion should not be missed as well. The views on the Adriatic Sea are breathtaking.
Day 6 Korcula
The town of Korcula on the island holding the same name is often said to be the home of explorer Marco Polo. Houses are built with stone carving work and one of the highlights. The same goes for the Moreska, a sword dance that was once widespread, but now only can be seen here.
Day 7 Makarska and return to Split
The Makarska Riviera is the perfect location for having a dip in the sea or spend some time on one of the beaches in the area. Have yourself a cocktail and enjoy the sunset over the Adriatic for one last time.