Split is the largest city on the Adriatic coastline. Sticking out like a protrusion into the sea, the city is surrounded on three sides by the clear waters of the Adriatic. Home to world famous Stari Grad, the old city, Split boasts every luxury you can fantasize about. From the simple local eateries to jet-setting Michelin star restaurants. From night clubs to water adventure parks. This is a city big enough to get lost in and small enough to enjoy that.
Milna is a town on the west coast of the island of Brac. This town sits in a shallow water location, as well as placing its harbor in the most sheltered part of the peninsula. Milna was a strategic location for Venetian fleets in the middle ages and Russian fleets in the 19th century. It is also the only island town that was shelled during the 1991 war of independence.
While sailing along the Dalmatian coastline up the Adriatic sea you will encounter the ancient land of Vis, that was first populated back in pre-history by the Greek tyrant of Syracuse, Dionysius the Elder. Issa was the first colony on Vis and ever since then has been populated by locals. The town of Vis is found in a secluded bay and the island is one of Croatia’s best kept secret tourist spots. With its beautiful beaches and hidden coves, dotted with bays and boats. Vis is a must visit for any discerning tourist seeking a quiet respite.
If its beautiful beaches, exclusive bays, and exceptional nightlife you are seeking, then don't look further than Hvar. This amazing 299.6 square mile island is one of Croatia's most popular sites and is a preferred destination of jet-setters seeking romantic meals and wild parties. This island is part of the Dalmatian archipelago and the action is all focused into the Islands namesake city, Hvar. If you want to anchor in a more secluded location, you will find the Pakleni Islands chain nearby.
Korčula is the birth island of Marco Polo, the famous explorer that ventured along the Silk Road all the way to China. The island of Korčula is built over an ancient Hellenic colony, so its history is over 2,500 years old. The island is located in the Dalmatian coast and is connected to the mainland via a frequent ferry. Korčula is renowned for its cultural heritage and birthplace of many a famous artist. The town on Korčula (aptly named Korčula) boasts an amazing red roofline that hides the most delicious local cuisine. Local sweet dishes such as Cukarin, Rožata and Klašun will go well after a classic seafood dish of freshly caught crabs, mussles and angle fish. Local wine is also exceptional, and includes such names as Plavac, Pošip and Rukatac. If you desire to visit around the island you will find Badija, a small islet that houses a Fransican Abbey. There are many small islets dotting the area, so for the more explorative visitor, this is a great place to enjoy.
When sailing to Croatia, you must anchor off Mjet. This is the greenest island, thick with vegetation bordering on clear sandy beaches. The sea life surrounding this island is as abundant as the foliage covering its surface. The residents of this island are renowned for their olives, goat cheese and red and white wines. The northern side of this island is home to the world famous Mljet National Park.
Only 17 kilometers north of Dubrovnik nestles "the golden island" of Šipan. This is a historical location, already cited as far back as the 14th Century, and was the preferred site for the rich Dubrovnik residents in the 15th Century. Here, they built beautiful palazzo’s, and holiday villas. Šipan island is the largest in the Elaphiti Islands chain, it’s like a nature reserve, providing lush vegetation and pristine beaches where you can enjoy a relaxing time under the sun.
In 1979, UNESCO added the "Pearl of the Adriatic" to its World Heritage List. This is the amazing city of Dubrovnik. Settled over 1,500 years ago, and completed in the 17th Century, Dubrovnik is situated to the south of Croatia’s coastline, the city is Croatia’s leading tourist attraction. With its multitude of beautiful shops, restaurants and palaces. This 1,970-meter walled city provides you with a plethora of attractions, excursions, and sea sport opportunities that us a must stop site for all visitors to the Mediterranean.
When arriving at Dubrovnik, before you dash off to your luxury cruise, take a day to enjoy the city. This is amazing Dubrovnik, “the pearl of the Adriatic”. With its eclectic mix of architecture, winding streets and large fortified walls. Dubrovnik will start your vacation off with excitement, wonder, and exuberanc. Unlimited cultural experiences alongside local cuisine served in every type of establishment, from cafes to night clubs, and a myriad of exceptional photo shoots, you will never forget Dubrovnik, and will find that one day is not enough to truly experience all that this amazing city has to offer.