Visiting Croatia gets an added value when you take home nice memories about experiencing something original, unlike any other destination. The market is abounding with all sorts of guidebooks telling you stories about unique and unforgettable places. More or less they all tell you the same stories if you compare them. Therefore, the added value of your sailing holidays in Croatia would be gained if you use the local wisdom of you skipper. Not to mention that you need to trust them in a first place because your lives are literally in their hands since they are handling your floating homes.

One of the places that should be on their lists of places to visit is Stončica bay at the island of Vis.

It is about a bay with magnificent lighthouse on its cape, ending with beautiful sandy beach deeply in the mainland of Vis. The bay is well protected from all the winds but northerlies while the anchor holds well. The waters of the bay are clear and turquoise, turning into green and yellow as you approach the beach. If you want to stretch your muscles after lazy sunbathing on the deck of your yacht and refreshing swimming, a beach volleyball match sounds like a good idea.

The winners take all the pride while losers are about to pay the beer after a match in the neighbouring tavern. As the best comes the last, an authentic dinner would be a crown of your day at Stončica. The tavern near the beach offers many things to remember. It is run by three brothers by sharing responsibilities. One of them is in charge to catch the fish, the other is a wine producer while the third one reigns the fireplace and control the other two of his brothers. Apart of grilled catch of the day n exceptional locally grown lamb on grill is something to remember.

The dinner may start with homemade pršut (Dalmatian air-dried ham) and salted sardines; continue with a risotto and end with above mentioned griller titbits. The wine served at Stončica is homemade as well as the vegetables and all other ingredients which grow right behind the tavern. Probably the best part of this story is the fact that there is no internet or mobile phone service signal at the tavern so one can enjoy the beauty of this bay at its best.

Enjoy your stay aboard!

Image Credits:
Author: Aleksandar Gospić,
Source: Hrvatska Turistička Zajednica