Cruises - Route 4 - ISLAND HOPPING - DALMATIA
Split – Rogoznica/Primošten – Krka Waterfalls (Skradin or Zlarin) – Kornati/Sali – Zadar – Vodice – Trogir – Split
Cruising with vintage sailing ships along the middle Dalmatian coastline and islands.
For this trip all you will need is a few T-shirts and a swimming costume to spend seven unforgettable days sailing on the Adriatic Sea from one island to another. Relax and let the captain and his crew (especially the cook) take care of you. During the day you can swim, snorkel, sunbathe, and explore the underworld of the Adriatic Sea. In the evenings you are free to find a good restaurant, discover old churches or other historical monuments on land…
Saturday: SPLIT – ROGOZNICA or PRIMOŠTEN
Departure from Split harbour. Lunch on route after which we stop for an afternoon swimm in a quiet bay. Overnight in Rogoznica or Primošten (depending on situation in the port)- both small villages that offer mayn restaurants and small cafes with remarkable wine –the famous wine BABIC.
Sunday: ROGOZNICA or PRIMOŠTEN – ŠIBENIK - KRKA WATERFALLS/SKRADIN or ZLARIN
After breakfast we continue on to ŠIBENIK for morning sightseeing of this historical town. In Sibenik one can visit a castle above the town center and many beautiful historical buildings, like the Foscolo palace (gothic style) or St. Laurent church in baroque style. Departure towards Krka Waterfalls with lunch on board while enjoying the views of the Krka Canyon. Afternoon free to enjoy the National park and the waterfalls. Discover the beauty of Krka, and its exceptional flora and fauna. Overnight in port of Skradin – or on island and village ZLARIN (depending on the situation in the small port of Skradin).
Monday: KRKA WATERFALLS – KORNATI - SALI
Today we leave the region of the famous National Park Kornati – rich in fish, and cultural and historic remains. Ruins of old Ilyrian fortress, Roman villas, old Christian church of St. Mary and medieval fortresses and settlements add to the value of these islands. Kornati consists of 140 islands and reefs. Inlets of some islands descend steeply into the sea, a hundred meters deep in places, and dramatically razor sharp. It is truly something remarkable to see. Overnight in Sali on Island Dugi Otok.
Tuesday: SALI - ZADAR
Morning reserved for swimming. Departure for Zadar in the afternoon where we spend the night in the port. Here you have a possibility to join guided tour of the city with English speaking guide. For centuries the metropolis of Dalmatia, and today the centre of the region, Zadar has been a city of rich monumental heritage of world importance visible at every step even today: the Roman forum dated to the 1st century AD, the church of St. Donatus dated to the 9th century AD – the most famous Medieval basilica and the symbol of the city, the mighty city walls with representative Port and Land gates from the 16th century AD, and numerous palaces, villas and other monumental heritage. The town is full of great restaurants packed in the center and already mentioned historical monuments that can be found in and around the city – of special interest is the famous Zadar Sea Organ.
Wednesday: ZADAR - VODICE
Today we head back along the Dalmatian coast. Stop for a swim in one of the beautiful bays. After the lunch we cruise to a popular and always lively resort Vodice, where we spend the night. Here one enjoy the beautiful terraces of local restaurants and cafes or simply walk along beautiful beaches of this typical Dalmatian town.
Thursday: VODICE - TROGIR
Depart after breakfast with a swimming stop in one of the bays and after lunch we visit an old Dalmatian town, Trogir (Greek releif from 4th century was found here). Trogir is sometimes referred to as “miniature Venice” or a floating museaum town - as it has a masterful architecture.
Friday: TROGIR - SPLIT
Back to Split Riviera with a whole day of swimming ahead! Stop in one of the bays on the Čiovo island (connected to Trogir by a bridge). In the late afternoon we continue toward the last port of call while enjoying the magnificent view of Split Riviera. Possibility to join our guided tour of Split with an English speaking guide. Split is a monument city under UNESCO protection that belongs not only to Croatian people, but to you as well because it is in the world heritage. Here we find an abundance of Roman architecture – of special interest is the Diocletian palace. Overnight in Split.
Early breakfast after which it is time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends!