We advise you to take a little tour around emperor Diocletian’s old town before the start of your cruising tour as this is something you should not miss while being in Split. After introducing with the crew and the boat, you will sail out to Trogir which will take about 2h of navigation. You will spend the night on anchor and dinner will be served on board. In the evening you can visit the town of Trogir.
Trogir is one of the pearls of the Adriatic. This beautiful ancient town under UNECO protection, is situated on a small island. This island is on both sides – land and sea one – connected by bridges. So, besides being connected with the mainland, Trogir is also connected with the small island Čiovo.
While entering the old town and walking through the narrow streets of Trogir you will feel history all around you. All the buildings in Trogir’s old center are a mixture of different art styles, mainly Renaissance and Baroque ones.
The bell tower of the Cathedral of St. Lawrence built in 13th century offers a stunning view.
WHERE TO EAT IN TROGIR:
WHAT TO SEE IN TROGIR:
2. SUNDAY: Trogir – Skradin – Šibenik
After breakfast you will sail out to Skradin.
This small but romantic town is located on river Krka and at the entrance of Krka National Park. You will be amazed while sailing through the canyon of Krka, as this is for sure a beautiful experience. While arriving to Skradin you will be welcomed by beautiful swans swimming all around your boat. From Skradin you can go visit Krka National Park. This park is known for a large number of lakes and a series of 7 waterfalls. The most interesting ones are Skradinski Buk and Roški slap. During the summer you can swim in crystal clear waters of the Krka river. You can also visit traditional watermills and Franciscan monastery of Our Lady of Mercy, located on the small island Visovac. Or you can just relax and soak up beautiful nature all around you. In the evening you will go to Šibenik.
This beautiful town is known as the oldest native Croatian town and here you can find even two monuments that are on the UNESCO World Heritage list: Cathedral of St. James and St. Nicholas fort. Cathedral is a beautiful example of Renaissance architecture and it is famous for its 71 unknown human portrait sculptures that surround outside walls. Šibenik is full of history: you can feel it everywhere around you and there are so many monuments and locations to be seen. After visiting all the cultural sites, if you find enough time we suggest you to go and enjoy a peaceful walk and breath-taking view on the walking trail in St. Anthony’s Channel.
WHERE TO EAT:
WHAT TO SEE IN TROGIR:
Cathedral of St. James
St. Michael’s Fortress
Four Wells Square
Canal of Saint Anthony
3. MONDAY: Šibenik – NP Kornati
After breakfast you will sail out to the National Park Kornati (4h navigation).
Kornati Islands are known as nautical paradise, as they provide breath-taking experience while sailing through the archipelago of 89 islands, islets and reefs. Dry stone walls and barren vegetation are mute witnesses of time that passed long time ago, when people were still connected with nature and lived from the hard work on land.
Stunning combination of grey stone and crystal-clear blue waters is something that best defines this natural wonder. Although, at your first glance it may appear rocky and very desolate, this natural complex is also full of surprises and animal life activities. This all is why, Kornati are for sure an unforgettable experience. If the weather serves you well, you should also visit cliffs on the outer island chain of Kornati archipelago. Night will be spent in the beautiful untouched nature of some hidden bay.
While waking up in the beautiful untouched nature of Kornati islands, you will feel like you are in heaven. After breakfast, you will sail a little bit more to the north and spend lunch in another beautiful bay. A day of nature and complete relaxation prepares you well for Zadar, second largest town in Dalmatia.
This three thousand years old city is rich in history sights and monuments, from Roman times up to these days. For a long time, this ancient town was the administrative center of Venetian Dalmatia. Few times in history it was destroyed and devastated but has been rebuilt each time. From the large gallery of history attractions of Zadar, we suggest you to visit St Donatus’ Church and the old Roman forum, the main square of the city. You should also climb Bell Tower of St Anastasia’s Cathedral and enjoy it’s stunning view.
Zadar, as a town of rich history, is also a town of great museums such as the Museum of Ancient Glass and Archaeological Museum. Zadar is also known for its beautiful sunsets. Famous film director Alfred Hitchcock claimed to have seen the most beautiful sunset in the world right here in Zadar.
In the glory of these “movie” sunsets architect Nikola Bašić built a special art light installation called The Greeting to the Sun on the west part of sea promenade (Riva). This installation absorbs solar energy from the sun and from that produces special light and color effects that change in rhythm of music from the Sea organ, another architect installation on Zadar’s promenade. If you sit next to the Sea organs you can enjoy the music that is actually produced by the waves. This stunning game of sound and light is surely one of the must-see locations while visiting Zadar.
WHERE TO EAT IN ZADAR:
WHAT TO SEE IN ZADAR:
Church of St. Donatus
5. WEDNESDAY: Zadar - Murter
After breakfast you will sail out and the captain will find another beautiful bay for you to swim, sunbathe, relax and enjoy the morning.
After lunch and two hours of navigation, you will sail to the island Murter. People from Murter are traditionally connected with the Kornati islands as they are in majority owners of land on these islands.
Today most of the population of Murter lives from tourism. Beautiful beaches and nature provide a great place to escape from everyday hustle and bustle.
But even today, though they don’t spend as much time working on lands as they did in the past, residents of Murter are known to produce excellent olive oil.
We suggest you just to relax on Murter and feel this island in its fullness: enjoy long walks in untouched nature and swim and sunbathe on beautiful beaches (Slanica beach, Podvrske beach, Cigrada beach and Kosirina beach).
Murter is also known for beautiful coves that are hidden from the eyes of most of the tourists. So, if you are enthusiastic enough you can try to find your own private beautiful beach and enjoy beautiful sunsets and sunrises.
Murter also has few old churches that history lovers can visit. You can also visit old Roman archaeological site Colentum.
6. THURSDAY: Zadar - Rogoznica
After a usual morning of relaxation in some beautiful bay (and lunch) you will sail out to Rogoznica, a small town famous for its marina. It is known as one of the most protected ports in this part of the Adriatic because it is located in a deep bay sheltered from the winds. Rogoznica is located on a peninsula that was a long time ago a small island.
This old fishermen’s town grew up into a famous tourist location, but old stone houses in the town center and fishermen selling their catch early in the morning are real witnesses of the past times. And this is the thing that makes this town so special – mixture of old and new, beautiful nature and marina infrastructure.
Rogoznica is also known for its beautiful beaches. After a long walk by the sea and in the beautiful pine woods we suggest you visit Lake Dragon’s eye, a natural phenomenon located next to Marina Frapa. This lake, filled with salt water, is considered to be a natural bioreactor.
WHERE TO EAT:
Pizza & Steak house RIVA
7. FRIDAY: Murter - Šolta (or Split)
Just as it is usual these days, after breakfast you will drive a little bit more and find some beautiful bay on island Šolta where you’ll sunbath and relax. Lunch will be served in nature, surrounded by a song of crickets and crystal blue waters and you will feel as if you have your own private peace of heaven on Earth. You will spend your late afternoon and night anchored next to the small village of Nečujam on island Šolta.
In the evening you will have free time to visit town and have dinner on land. Nečujam is a nice little town, the youngest one on the island Šolta. The town grew together with the apartment complex that was built there in the 1980s. The location was perfect as here you can find a series of eight most beautiful bays on the island. One of them, Piškera bay, was named after Latin word for fish as this bay was a private fishing pond of Roman emperor ocletian. Ruins of this complex you can see even today in the depths of bay Pišekra. Diocletian, also had a spa complex here. Nečujam is famous for its beautiful nature that was inspiring for many artists in the past. Marko Marulić, known as a father of Croatian literature, made his crucial work here. And even today a famous painting camp is organized here each summer.
If you are not keen to spend your last night in the silence of some hidden bay you can choose to spend it in the bustle of the beautiful town of Split. If you decide to do so, you will sail out towards Split just a little bit after you have lunch and enjoy your last moments of enthralling nature of Adriatic bays. In Split, this second largest town in Croatia you can spend your last night by choosing between visiting rich history monuments, top restaurants or some of many night clubs. A little bit of something for all of us can be found in Split. And sunrise in this 1700 year old gem is something you will never forget. We suggest you take a walk through the old town and you will feel like 17 centuries just walk by right next to you. Feel the magic of this place and discover why Roman emperor Diocletian decided to build his villa right on this spot.
8. SATURDAY: Šolta-Split
If you decided to stay on Šolta your last night, you will have early breakfast while sailing towards Split.
Enjoy your last moments sailing the Adriatic and soak up its beauty. If you are waking up in Split, do not miss to drink your coffee on the beautiful sea promenade.