• Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8

Day 1 – Dubrovnik – Šipan

Your embarkation is at 5:00 PM in Split.

After a short greeting and introduction with the crew and a boat, you will set sail for Šipan – your first destination. Šipan is part of an archipelago called Elafiti islands, which consists of about ten islands and isles that spread across the open sea just in front of Dubrovnik towards the northwest. This archipelago, named after deer, who unfortunately no longer live on these islands, attracts tourists with its untouched nature and beautiful beaches.

You will soon realize that Šipan is a perfect place to relax on your first evening on board. Šipan was, for centuries, a favorite holiday spot for Dubrovnik nobility. On the island, 42 ruins of villas and holiday homes were built by prominent citizens of Dubrovnik in the 16th and 17th centuries. The most famous and best preserved among them is the one of the Stijepović-Skočibuha family located in the village of Suđurađ. Next to this villa Tomo Skočibuha, a prosperous shipbuilder and trader from Dubrovnik, built a defensive tower next to this villa to protect his family and property from pirate attacks. This house is an excellent example of renaissance architecture and can be visited every day during the summer. A road connects Suđutađ with the second largest village on the island –Šipanska Luka (Šipan Port). This road, which goes through a beautiful Šipan field, offers a perfect biking or hiking tour. Down the way, you can visit some of the ruins of villas or some of the 34 old churches on the island. One of them, the Church of St. Maria in Pakljena from the 13th century, was known as a gathering place of the Templar order. Enjoy your walk through this pristine nature and discover what has, for centuries, attracted people to these islands in their search for salvation from everyday bustle.

Šipan is also the island of olive trees, and it has been listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the island with the highest number of olive trees compared to its size and the number of people living there.

What to see in Šipan

  • Stijepović Skočibuha castle and tower
  • St. Michael’s Benedictine monastery
  • St. Mary Church
  • Peak Velji Vrh

 

Where to eat in Šipan

  • Kod
  • Marka
  • Restaurant Bowa

Day 2 – Šipan – Korčula

Today you will have a few extra hours of sailing in the morning, but it will be worth it as you will visit the town of Korčula on the island with the same name. Korčula is usually known as the birth town of the famous explorer Marco Polo. You will be able to visit his birth house and from there enjoy a stunning view of the whole town. You will reach Korčula around lunch time and before visiting town, you will have a few hours to enjoy sea activities and relax like some beautiful bay. In the late afternoon, the boat will moor near the town center. Korčula is also known as a small Dubrovnik, and when arriving and looking from the distance of the seaside, you will see why this is so. Located on a small peninsula, surrounded by stone city walls and fortresses, it resembles Dubrovnik. Narrow streets and an old town center with Renaissance-Gothic houses, palaces, and churches complete this impression.

Korčula is a thrilling town: full of life, art, and history. You can feel this everywhere: behind every little corner and on every little square. And if you are lucky enough -in the evening, you may witness the Moreška dance, a traditional sword dance which probably has its origins in Spain and from there came to this part of the Mediterranean. This is something that people from Korčula are proud of, as it has a long tradition and today is performed only on this island. After the evening spent in this beautiful little town, we assure you that you will surely keep some special memories in your heart for the rest of your life.

What to see in Korčula

  • St Mark’sCathedral
  • Town Museum
  • Marco Polo’s House
  • The Memorial Collection of MaksimilijanVanka

 

Where to eat in Korčula

  • LD Restaurant
  • Filippi Restaurant
  • Aterina

Day 3 –  Korčula – Lastovo

After visiting a charming and busy Korčula, you will have another day of relaxation surrounded by untouched nature. There is no better place to find pristine nature than to visit the farthest inhabited Croatian island Lastovo. As one of 46 isles that created the Lastovo archipelago, this island was more than four decades closed for foreign visitors (as a military zone), and that way remained protected from the influence of mass tourism. Often referred to as the island of the bright stars, Lastovo offers the most transparent night sky in Europe. So here is an idea of how to spend your evening tonight. Enjoy romantic star gazing, as the sky is filled with many bright stars you will not experience so often.

Lastovo is the greenest island in the Adriatic, with Mljet, as 70% of the island’s surface is covered with forests. Untouched nature, rich Mediterranean flora, fauna, habitats of many endemic species, and beautiful underwater life are why this island was declared a nature park and protected this way. Hiking and cycling are the best ways to explore the island, as there are many marked trails. It is also good to know that there aren’t any venomous snakes on the island.

We suggest you visit Hum, the island’s highest peak, and from there, enjoy magnificent views of the whole archipelago and the open sea. You can see Italy somewhere far away if you are lucky enough and the sky is clear. For those not so much into recreation, a short walk to the village of Lastovo, the center of the island, should be enough. Lastovo is the only settlement on the land far from the sea, surrounded only by hills. Mostly known for its unique chimneys, Lastovo is a beautiful little village.
With its amphitheatric layout, narrow streets, and old houses, it offers the true spirit of the Mediterranean. Spend your day searching for chimneys, each one different in its way and each one more beautiful than the other.

What to see in Lastovo

  • Lastovo chimneys
  • St Kuzma and Damian church
  • Hum Peak
  • Rača Cave

 

Where to eat in Lastovo

  • Konoba Augusta Insula
  • Triton

Day 4 –  Lastovo – Hvar

Today you will sail to the sunniest island on the Adriatic Island Hvar. You will spend your day in s one beautiful bay on island Šćedro or island Hvar: sunbath and relax, enjoy water sports, and have lunch aboard surrounded by beautiful nature. In the afternoon, you will visit the island’s center, a town with the same name Hvar. The town of Hvar is already well known to most tourists coming to Croatia as the nightlife paradise, but Hvar has so much more to offer. With a rich history, as the Venetian center of the island, Hvar offers many historical attractions, mostly dated to the 16th and 17th centuries.

The central part of the town is Pjaca, the main square, the largest and the most beautiful one in Dalmatia. The square is surrounded by St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Bishop’s palace, and Arsenal. Hvar has also had the oldest public theatre in Europe, formed in 1612.1612., located in the Arsenal. We advise you to take a short walk to the fortress Fortica and enjoy a stunning view of the Pakleni islands, an island chain that protects Hvar harbor from the south. Besides history, nature is something that will fascinate you on Hvar. From the magical lavender fields filled with enchanting scents to fascinating vineyards on the island’s south side to the studding hidden bays and coves on the island chain of Pakleni islands that offer perfect anchoring spots. So, after spending the evening in the busy town of Hvar, you will be ready to fully enjoy the peacefulness of the night spent in some hidden bay on the Pakleni islands. If you seek a unique souvenir from this island, lavender flowers or lace from agave plants made by nuns from the Benedictine monastery would be perfect.

What to see in Hvar

  • Fortress Fortica
  • St Stephen cathedral
  • Bishop’s Palace
  • Arsenal and Theater

 

Where to eat in Hvar

  • Giaxa
  • Ko doma
  • Gariful
  • Pasarola

Day 5 –  Hvar – Pelješac

After a day spent in the busiest town on the Adriatic, you will have a few hours of relaxed sailing before you reach your next destination – peninsula Pelješac. Anchored in some hidden cove, isolated from anything that could disturb your inner peace, you will spend your day on Pelješac, sunbathing and enjoying various water toys available on board. Surrounded by crystal clear waters and the sounds of nature, you will soon realize that there is no other place you would rather be. Read your favorite book, listen to your favorite music and enjoy spending time with your family and friends in your private part of heaven. All are surrounded by top service while enjoying the new gastronomic experiences that the chef will prepare just for you. If this sounds too uneventful for your taste, do not worry, as Pelješac offers many possibilities yet to be explored.

Pelješac is the second-largest peninsula in Croatia and is mainly known to be a wine paradise with its mild climate. Its position offers perfect conditions for grape ripening. So, here’s an idea – do a wine tour and visit one of the many wineries on the peninsula. Crew can also organize a day trip to visit Ston – the most significant and famous settlement on the peninsula. You can walk the magnificent defensive stonewall (almost 7 km long), claimed to be the second largest in the world (just after the Great wall of China), or visit a well-known saltern. You can even volunteer in the salt harvest during summer periods. Ston is also a perfect place to enjoy the unique gastronomic experience – raw oysters freshly taken from the sea and served with just a drop of lemon juice. Prepare your taste buds! Restaurants in Pelješac are all well known for serving fantastic seafood.

Day 6 –  Pelješac – Mljet

On this route, you will also visit one national park – Mljet, located on the island with the same name. Mljet is often called Odyssey’s Island as there is Homer’s story about Odyssey’s journey and a shipwreck next to the island called Ogigia. After the shipwreck, Odyssey woke up in a cave where the nymph Calypso used to live. He fell in love with her, and she kept him as a prisoner on the island for almost seven years. Many believe that the island from this story is Mljet, and in support of this theory, they mention that a beautiful cave named after Odysseus is located on this island. Nevertheless, Mljet is genuinely a mystical island. Covered with dense forests rich in plant and animal species, four wells that do not ever dry out, and two salt lakes that represent a natural phenomenon, Mljet is a true wonder of nature.

You will arrive in Mljet sometime in the morning, so there will be enough time to explore the island. You will have lunch aboard, and after that, we advise you to visit the park. You can take a walk or rent a bike, and marked walking paths will direct you to the Big and Small Lakes, the two most visited park attractions. An interesting fact is that in the middle of the Big lake, there is another small island. The Benedictine monastery, located on this island, is now turned into a restaurant, but for a long time, this monastery was the cultural center of Mljet. While living here, Benedictine monks for centuries looked out that the nature on the island stayed untouched, living with prayer and coexistence with the island’s wildlife. Partly this is why Mljet is still so magically beautiful, spared from excessive human influence; it represents a true paradise on earth.

Day 7 –  Mljet – Dubrovnik (or Zaton)

Famous writer George Bernard Shaw wrote long ago: “Those who seek paradise on earth should come to see Dubrovnik.” And today, after almost a hundred years, Dubrovnik continues to amaze and inspire visitors worldwide. Known as the pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik is one of our top destinations. Located on the south of the Croatian coast, near the border to Montenegro, this town was the center of the Republic of Ragusa. This free state, for centuries, resisted the onslaught of powerful neighboring rulers and, with skillful diplomacy, maintained its freedom at a time when all the surrounding areas were under foreign rule. Even today, the inhabitants of Dubrovnik are proud of their historical liberty, which has been and remains an essential part of their culture and identity. So, on your last day, you will visit this proud city that has survived a few earthquakes and wars and continues to shine in its splendor.

When arriving in Dubrovnik by boat, watching how the sea touches the stone cliffs on which city walls have been built, you can imagine what hides behind them. A beautifully preserved old city, with its cobblestone streets, stunning buildings, monasteries, and fortresses, tells the story of a life that passed a long time ago. We suggest you start the visit by walking the city walls, entering the city gates, walking the Stradun street, visiting Retors and Sponza palace and the town cathedral where remains of town protector St Blaise have been kept. Visit also the Franciscan monastery with the oldest Pharmacy in Europe. There is so much to see in Dubrovnik. Many city museums continue this list (Archaeological Museum, Maritime Museum, Franciscan Monastery Museum, Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik, Love Stories Museum, Gornji Ugao Tower, etc.). Enjoy the unforgettable views from one of the city fortresses or city walls or, even better – a unique viewpoint from Mount Srđ, where you arrive by cable car. After seeing all this, you will not be surprised why Dubrovnik was chosen as the filming location for some famous movies and TV series (like Game of Thrones, Star Wars, etc.). In Dubrovnik, history is combined with colorful and diverse gastronomy, stunning views, rich culture and nightlife, and a vast choice for sports and adrenalin lovers. There is something for everybody.

So, enter the city gates and start exploring this wonderful town. You will not be disappointed!

What to see in Dubrovnik

  • City Walls
  • Dubrovnik Cathedral of Assumption of the Virgin Mary
  • Stradun/Placa
  • Franciscan Monastery
  • Dubrovnik’s Museums
  • Cable car
  • Game of Thrones Dubrovnik tour
  • Arboretum Trsteno

Where to eat in Dubrovnik

  • Nautika Restaurant
  • Restaurant 360
  • Restaurant Sesame
  • Panorama
  • Restaurant & Bar

Day 8 – Dubrovnik

Your disembarkation is at 9:00 AM. Breakfast will be served on board. Enjoy your last cup of coffee with this never-to-be-forgotten view. If you have an extra day or two, we suggest you stay in Dubrovnik and visit all of the town attractions or go north and visit Split – the second largest town in Croatia and another Adriatic pearl. Hope to see you in Croatia again!

Where to see in Dubrovnik

  • City Walls
  • Dubrovnik Cathedral of Assumption of the Virgin Mary
  • Stradun/Placa
  • Franciscan Monastery
  • Dubrovnik’s Museums
  • Cable car
  • Game of Thrones Dubrovnik tour
  • Arboretum Trsteno
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  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8

Day 1 – Split – Milna (island Brač)

Your embarkation is at 5:00 PM in Split.

After you meet the crew and take a tour around the boat, you will sail towards the island of Brač. You will spend the night in some beautiful quiet bay on the island’s western side, near the picturesque town of Milna. Dinner will be served aboard, under the stars, and surrounded only by the sounds of sea and crickets. This is an ideal ambient for relaxation after a day or two of travel. If you still want to visit the town, the crew can take you there with a tender boat. Milna is a typical fishing harbor – with stone houses, narrow streets, and a church that dominates the village. Visit this beautiful Baroque church dedicated to Our Lady of the Annunciation. You will enjoy works of Venetian artists while the sounds of a 19th-century organ echo in the background. Bell tower offers a beautiful view. The town of Milna was also known as “Valle di Mille Navi” or “The bay of thousand boats.” This safest harbor on island Brač, surrounded by beautiful bays that offer protection from rough winds, was a shelter for sailors and their boats for centuries. Milna also has a rich shipbuilding tradition, and a unique Croatian sailboat, “bracera,” was designed here.

The pristine nature that dominates this area, with beautiful beaches and crystal sea, is the best recipe for your first night on the Adriatic Sea. But do not be surprised if your morning coffee starts with the cries of seagulls and the songs of fishermen returning home from their night fishing. It is just the right time to buy fish for today’s lunch.

Day 2 – Milna – Hvar

On your way to your following location – the town of Hvar on the island with the same name- you will be able to stop for a swim on the most famous and most beautiful beach on the Adriatic – Zlatni Rat (translated: Golden Cape). Locals say that the beach owes its name to the large flocks of fish called common dentex directed there by solid currents whose scales shine like gold in the sunlight. This pebble beach with a unique form of elongated peninsula rotates its tip left or right depending on the direction of wind and currents. This is for sure an unusual phenomenon. But, as Zlatni Rat is mostly a bustling and crowded beach, your captain will find another more isolated and relaxing spot for you to spend your first lunch aboard. After anchoring in some beautifully hidden bay, you will have some free time until meals to enjoy water sports activities, swim in clear turquoise waters, relax in the sun or shade, enjoy your coffee, or read your favorite book. Can you imagine a better way to spend your morning? After you want diverse gastronomic surprises from the boat’s kitchen, you will spend a few more hours in this chill mood.

In the late afternoon you will visit the town of Hvar, one of the most popular locations on the Adriatic. Hvar is mostly known as the party destination but if you are not too much into parting, we still advise you to visit this beautiful little town. When arriving to Hvar from the sea waterfront with palm trees, bell tower of the cathedral and on the top of the hill – fortress, that was protecting the town in the past. At the first moment you step your foot into this lovely town you will instantly feel its charm. Central part of the town is Pjaca, main square, the largest and the most beautiful one in Dalmatia. The square is surrounded by St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Bishop’s palace and Arsenal. Hvar has also had the oldest public theatre in Europe, formed in 1612., located in the Arsenal. We advise you to take a short walk to the fortress Fortica and enjoy a stunning view on the Pakleni island, an island chain that protects Hvar harbour from the south. Hvar is also known as the sunniest island on the Adriatic, so it is not surprising that it is also famous for its vineyards and high-quality wines. If this is something that may interest you, special wine tasting tours can be organized. Lavender flowers or lace from agave plant made by nuns from Benedictine monastery, are some of the unique souvenirs that you can take from this island. You will enjoy the rest of the evening anchored in the silence of turquoise waters somewhere on Pakleni islands.

What to see in Hvar

  • Fortress Fortica
  • St Stephen cathedral
  • Bishop’s Palace
  • Arsenal and Theater

What to eat in Hvar

  • Giaxa
  • Ko doma
  • Gariful
  • Pasarola

Day 3 – Hvar – Vis

Today, just after breakfast, you will sail away towards the most mystical and magical of the Adriatic islands – island Vis. Vis owes this title to its remoteness from the mainland and the fact that it was closed for many years as a military zone during the former Yugoslavia. Because of this isolation, it remained protected from human influence more than other islands’ surroundings, and nature on Vis is more pristine and preserved than elsewhere. Located on the open sea, the waves have shaped the island coast for thousands of years, hitting rocks and cliffs while forming unique, beautiful beaches, hidden bays, coves, and caves inside which you will discover the most thrilling color games of sunshine and the sea. And just after one visit to the Vis, you will realize why it is one of the favorite Adriatic destinations, to which many tourists return year after year.

Vis has a rich history as one of the oldest towns in Croatia. It was an important Greek colony on the Adriatic, and many ruins from Greek and Roman times can still be found on the island, especially in the oldest part of the town of Vis – Gradina. There you can find Greek walls, a necropolis, and Roman bath and floor mosaics—fascinating to see. Also, the remains of the Roman theatre Franciscan monastery on the peninsula, Prirovo, were built, and the remains can still be found in the basements of the monastery. The most interesting antique artifact, a bronze statue of the head of the Greek goddess Artemide, can be found in the Archaeological Museum. Three villages, each with its own story and uniqueness, came together, and thus the small town of Vis was born. Yet, the most exciting and inspiring is perhaps Kut, the eastern part of the city, where you can find beautiful Renaissance houses and churches from noble Vis families built in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Opposite to this, the other settlement on Vis island – the town of Komiža, is a typical Mediterranean fishing town. Located in the deep bay, with its simple but still beautiful stone houses and unique charm, Komiža offers another view of the Vis island. Also, only five nautical miles from Komiža island, Biševo is located, and the famous Blue Cave can be visited there. Many different excursions are offered on the island Vis. Still, regardless of whether you decide to go on a wine tour and try the most famous high-quality Vugava wine or go on a military tour around the island, you will have a new experience and feel some of the charms of this beautiful island.

What to see in Vis

  • Franciscan Monastery
  • Fort George
  • Archeological Museum
  • Kut
  • Blue Cave (island Biševo)

Where to eat in Vis

  • Konoba & Bar Lola
  • Konoba Kantun

Day 4 – Vis – Korčula

Today you will enjoy a few extra hours of sailing as you visit the town of Korčula on the island with the same name. This picturesque little town, located on a small peninsula surrounded by city walls and towers, is often compared to Dubrovnik. This week, you will visit both of these locations; you will be able to find out why this is so. While arriving in Korčula from the sea, you will enjoy the best perspective of this city, known for its timeless beauty and connection to a famous medieval explorer and world traveler, Marco Polo. It is believed that Polo was born right here in Korčula (as the family name DePolo is usual on the island). During the summertime, you can visit a museum in the building believed to be his birth house. Today we know that this house was built in 17 the century, but locals say it is built on the ruins of his old home. Nevertheless, this is a must-see location in Korčula as it offers a beautiful view of the city.

Korčula’s old town has the most exciting layout. It is built in the shape of a fishbone with one main street that goes from north to south and many small ones that go vertically to it. This was designed to offer good aeration and protect from strong winds. While walking through the old town, we suggest you visit St Marcos cathedral with the altarpiece painting Three Saints made by famous Venetian artist Tintoretto. You can also climb the bell tower for a stunning view. Besides the cathedral, the Town Museum and Abbey Treasury are located on the main city square. Modern art lovers can visit the Memorial Collection of Maksimilijan Vanka. If you are more into romantic walks, an impressive 101 steps long promenade leading to the church of St Anthony on the nearby hill would be our suggestion. And in the evening, do not miss the performance of the moreška traditional sword dance that originates in Spain and today is performed only in Korčula.

While walking the streets of Korčula, this unique and unforgettable little town, you will immediately feel its charm: palm trees and appealing restaurants located next to the sea, massive stone walls that offer the most romantic views, and where the best cocktails are served, cobbled streets, beautiful Renaissance houses and churches, chic and charming shops and boutiques Korčula has it all. This town’s formula for success is rich history combined with beautiful nature, colorful gastronomy, and warm and welcoming people. And this is why we assure you, you will be thrilled with your visit to this island.

What to see in Korčula

  • St Mark’s Cathedral
  • Town Museum
  • Marco Polo’s House
  • The Memorial Collection of Maksimilijan Vanka

Where to eat in Korčula

  • LD Restaurant
  • Filippi Restaurant
  • Aterina
  • Konoba Maha

Day 5 – Korčula – Mljet

Mljet, the island you are about to visit today, is just an hour and a half of sailing away from Korčula. You will arrive there in the morning, before lunch, so you will have almost the whole day to explore this incredible island. As you will moor somewhere inside the national park, you will have easy access to all the most important sights.

Mljet is one of the most beautiful islands on the Adriatic, almost fully covered with Mediterranean forest, extremely rich in flora and fauna, untouched for centuries, almost magical. For many years, only Benedictine monks walked these forest paths. In the 12th century, one Italian Benedictine Monastery received this island as a gift from the local nobility and built its second monastery here. They have lived alone for centuries, deeply connected with God and nature. In the 15th century, the first communities were organized on the island. The northwest part of the island remained under monks’ administration until the end of the 18th century. That part of the island today is protected as a national park. The most exciting features of Mljet national park are, for sure Big and Small Lakes, salt lakes that represent natural phenomena. In the middle of Big Lake, the island of St. Mary is located, with a Benedictine monastery built in the 12th century in the Romanesque style. You can reach the lakes by bike or on foot, boats are organized to visit small islands and monasteries, and you can swim in the lakes, too. You will enjoy walking through this untouched nature and shady paths and will for sure- at least for a moment – feel reconnected with nature.

An interesting fact is that even two stories are connected to this island. The first is about Odysseus, an ancient hero who wandered the seas on his way home from the Trojan war and experienced a shipwreck. He woke up in a beautiful sea cave on some island in the Adriatic, and there he met the nymph Calypso and was enchanted by her charm. She kept him on the island for almost seven years. This is a story from Homer’s ancient Odyssey, and many researchers have tried to prove that the island Homer was writing about was, in fact, Mljet. The beautiful sea cave, named after Odysseus, was supposed to be one of the proofs. The second story is from the Bible, the Acts of the Apostles, where the apostle Paul writes about his journey across the Adriatic. Fleeing from the big storm, he found salvation on the island of “Melita.” There are doubts whether this mentioned island was Mljet or Malta, but in any case, even today, many visitors find salvation on this island while looking for a break from the stress and the hustle and bustle of modern life.

What to see in Mljet

  • Big and Small Lake
  • St Mary’s Island
  • Saplunara beach
  • Odysseus Cave

Day 6 – Mljet – Šipan

After Mljet, you will explore another piece of paradise – Elafiti islands. Spread just in front of the town of Dubrovnik, this group of small islands enriches the perfect sunset from the hill Srđ. In the 15th and 16th centuries, these islands, covered with Mediterranean evergreen vegetation, were recognized by the Dubrovnik nobility as a refuge from the city bustle and a place of return to nature. That is why the remains of 42 summer residences of prominent Dubrovnik families can be found on Šipan – the island you will visit today.

Šipan is an island of olive trees, and it has been listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the island with the highest number of olive trees compared to its size and the number of people living there. It is also an island of peace and harmony, an island of some lost times when rich members of Dubrovnik society walked these paths in search of peace and pristine nature. Today tourists visit Šipan for the same reason. Šipan is perfect if you want to reset and reconnect with nature ultimately.

Two villages on the island: Šipanska Luka (Šipan Harbour) and Suđurađ, are connected by the road that goes through large fields covered with Mediterranean vegetation, olive trees, figs, and lemon and orange trees. This is, for sure, a lovely biking or hiking route. Down the road, culture lovers will enjoy visiting some of the island’s 34 churches (built from the 7th to 16th century) and wandering through the remains of summer mansions. This is quite an inspiring experience, and this is why some of the famous people that have visited the island (like Carolina of Monaco, Belgian king Albert II and Francesca von Habsburg) planned to buy some of the mansions on the island. In Suđurađ, you can visit Stijepović-Skočibuha fortified mansion, the best-preserved summer residence on the island. Also, in the church of St Stephan, there is a beautiful painting of St Mary and Jesus from the 15th century.

What to see in Šipan

  • Stijepović Skočibuha castle and tower
  • St. Michael’s Benedictine monastery
  • St. Mary Church
  • Peak Velji Vrh

Where to eat in Šipan

  • Kod Marka
  • Restaurant Bowa

Day 7  – Šipan – Dubrovnik

A long time ago, famous writer George Bernard Shaw wrote: “Those who seek paradise on earth should come to see Dubrovnik.” And today, after almost a hundred years, Dubrovnik continues to amaze and inspire visitors worldwide. Known as the pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik is one of our top destinations. Located on the south of the Croatian coast, near the border to Montenegro, this town was the center of the Republic of Ragusa. This free state, for centuries, resisted the onslaught of powerful neighboring rulers and, with skillful diplomacy, maintained its freedom at a time when all the surrounding areas were under foreign rule. Even today, the inhabitants of Dubrovnik are proud of their historical liberty, which has been and remains an essential part of their culture and identity. So, on your last day, you will visit this proud city that has survived a few earthquakes and wars and continues to shine in its splendor.

When arriving in Dubrovnik by boat, watching how the sea touches the stone cliffs on which city walls have been built, you can imagine what hides behind them. The beautifully preserved old city, with its cobblestone streets, stunning buildings, monasteries, and fortresses, tells the story of a life that passed a long time ago. We suggest you start the visit by walking the city walls, entering the city gates, walking the Stradun street, visiting Rectors and Sponza palace and the town cathedral where remains of town protector St Blaise have been kept. Visit also the Franciscan monastery with the oldest Pharmacy in Europe. There is so much to see in Dubrovnik. Many city museums continue this list (Archaeological Museum, Maritime Museum, Franciscan Monastery Museum, Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik, Love Stories Museum, Gornji Ugao Tower, etc.). Enjoy the unforgettable views from one of the city fortresses or city walls or, even better – a unique viewpoint from Mount Srđ, where you arrive by cable car. After seeing all this, you will not be surprised why Dubrovnik was chosen as the filming location for some famous movies and TV series (like Game of Thrones, Star Wars, etc.). In Dubrovnik, history is combined with colorful and diverse gastronomy, stunning views, rich culture and nightlife, and a vast choice for sports and adrenalin lovers. There is something for everybody.

So, enter the city gates and start exploring this wonderful town. You will not be disappointed!

What to see in Dubrovnik

  • City Walls
  • Dubrovnik Cathedral of Assumption of the Virgin Mary
  • Stradun/Placa
  • Franciscan Monastery
  • Dubrovnik ’s Museums
  • Cable car
  • Game of Thrones
  • Dubrovnik tour
  • Arboretum Trsteno

Where to eat in Dubrovnik

  • Nautika Restaurant
  • Restaurant 360
  • Restaurant Sesame
  • Panorama Restaurant & Bar

Day 8 – Dubrovnik

Your disembarkation is at 09:00 AM, just after breakfast. If you have extra time, try to visit some of the other Dubrovnik attractions, as Dubrovnik is truly a pearl of the Adriatic, and it would be a shame if you wouldn’t explore it fully. Our suggestion is to stay in Dubrovnik for an extra day or two.

What to see in Dubrovnik

  • City Walls
  • Dubrovnik Cathedral of Assumption of the Virgin Mary
  • Stradun/Placa
  • Franciscan Monastery
  • Dubrovnik’s Museums
  • Cable car
  • Game of Thrones Dubrovnik tour
  • Arboretum Trsteno

Where to eat in Dubrovnik

  • Nautika Restaurant
  • Restaurant 360
  • Restaurant Sesame
  • Panorama Restaurant & Bar
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  • Day 8

Day 1 – Split-Milna

Your embarkation is at 5:00 PM in Split.

After introducing you to the crew and looking around the boat, you will sail out of Split to the beautiful little fishing town on Brač called Milna. This first night you will have dinner served on the ship, so you can completely relax after your day of travel and spend your night in some beautiful bay without any contact with civilization. If this is not something you would prefer, you can moor in the town port or visit the town with the tender. Milna is a typical small fishermen’s town on the western side of the island of Brač. From the time of the Roman emperor Diocletian until today, Milna is well known as the safest harbor on the island of Brač. It is also known for the beautiful bays surrounding this village, and because of this – it is the ideal place to spend the first night of this 7-day Adriatic cursing adventure. History lovers can find joy in wandering through the beautiful narrow streets of Milna, with old stone houses all around you, or can visit a Baroque parish church with a typical bell tower.

Day 2 – Milna-Hvar

Today you will sail to the sunniest island on the Adriatic – island Hvar. On your way to Hvar, you can stop for a swim on one of the most beautiful European beaches – Zlatni Rat on the island of Brač, in a town called Bol. Zlatni Rat, when translated, means „Golden Horn. “ It is a natural pebble beach made of small stones that are easy to walk on. It is famous for its crystal-clear waters, pine trees shade, and unique shape: 500 m long peninsula whose tip rotates right or left depending on the winds and currents. This beach is protected as a geo-morphological monument.

After this short visit to Zlatni Rat, you will sail a little bit more and spend your day in some beautiful bay on island Hvar: sunbath and relax, enjoy water sports, and have lunch aboard surrounded by beautiful nature. In the afternoon, you will visit the island’s center, a town with the same name – Hvar. The town of Hvar is already well known to most tourists coming to Croatia as the nightlife paradise, but Hvar has so much more to offer. With a rich history, as the Venetian center of the island, Hvar offers many historical attractions, primarily dated to the 16th and 17th centuries. Besides history, nature is something that will fascinate you on Hvar. From the magical lavender fields filled with enchanting scents to fascinating vineyards on the island’s south side to the studding hidden bays and coves on the island chain of Pakleni islands that offer perfect anchoring spots. So, after spending the evening in the busy town of Hvar, you will be ready to fully enjoy the peacefulness of the night spent in some hidden bay on the Pakleni islands.

What to see in Hvar

  • Fortress Fortica
  • St Stephen cathedral
  • Bishop’s Palace
  • Arsenal and Theater

Where to eat in Hvar

  • Giaxa
  • Ko doma
  • Gariful
  • Pasarola

Day 3 – Hvar – Vis

As usual these days, after breakfast served in the surrounding of untouched nature, you will sail to your following location, island Vis. This magical island is well known to the sailors starting from ancient times. Greeks formed their colony Issa on this location in 397 B.C., which was the base for their colonization of the Adriatic Sea. Ruins of this colony can still be found on the island: terms, ancient theater on Prirovo, etc. This is why Vis is well known as one of the oldest towns in Croatia. Well hidden in the deep Bay of St George, Vis was the island’s center for centuries. Formed by connecting three villages into one (Luka, Kut, and Gradina), Vis has so much to offer. From the ancient Greek ruins to the British fortress in Gradina to the renaissance villas and churches in Luka and Kut.

Besides the town of Vis, Komiža is also must see location on Vis island. From this picturesque fishing town on the island’s south side, you can make a trip to the small island Biševo, famous for its Blue Cave. Vis has an extensive list of natural phenomena that can be visited. Besides Blue Cave, there is a Green cave, Stiniva beach, Zaglav beach, etc. Also, many attractions, like sunken boats, can be found in the depths around Vis. This is why Vis will for sure leave you speechless.

From the time of the Second World War, Vis was an essential military base of the former Jugoslav army, and the whole island was closed to tourists until the 1990s. From this time, many military underground tunnels and other objects can be found on the island, and different military tours are offered to start from Vis or Komiža. Vis has been mainly known among tourists in the last few years as the location where the movie Mama Mia: Here We Go Again was filmed in 2017.

What to see in Vis

  • Franciscan Church and Monastery
  • Fort George
  • Archeological Museum
  • Kut
  • Blue Cave (island Biševo)

Where to eat in Vis

  • Konoba & bar Lola
  • Konoba Kantun

Day 4 – Vis – Korčula

Today you will have a few extra hours of sailing in the morning, but it will be worth it as you will visit the town of Korčula on the island with the same name. Korčula is usually known as the birth town of the famous explorer Marco Polo. You will be able to visit his birth house and from there enjoy a stunning view of the whole town.

You will reach Korčula around lunchtime, and before visiting town, you will have a few hours to enjoy sea activities and relax like some beautiful bay. In the late afternoon, the boat will moor near the town center. Korčula is also known as a small Dubrovnik, and when arriving and looking from the distance of the seaside, you will see why this is so. Located on a small peninsula, surrounded by stone city walls and fortresses, it resembles Dubrovnik. Narrow streets and an old town center with Renaissance Gothic houses, palaces, and churches complete this impression. Korčula is a thrilling town: full of life, art, and history. You can feel this everywhere: behind every little corner and on every little square. And if you are lucky enough, in the evening, you may witness the Moreška dance, a traditional sword dance which probably has its origins in Spain and from there came to this part of the Mediterranean. This is something that people from Korčula are proud of, as it has a long tradition and today is performed only on this island. After the evening spent in this beautiful little town, we assure you that you will surely keep some special memories in your heart for the rest of your life.

What to see in Korčula

  • St Mark’s Cathedral
  • Town Museum
  • Marco Polo’s House
  • The Memorial Collection of
  • Maksimilijan Vanka

Where to eat in Korčula

  • LD Restaurant
  • Filippi Restaurant
  • Aterina
  • Konoba Maha

Day 5 – Korčula – Jelsa

Today, after a long ride from Korčula, you will anchor near the picturesque village of Jelsa. Situated in the middle of the northern side of island Hvar and surrounded by the island’s highest peaks, Jelsa is a trendy touristic location. With a prosperous history life that began in the middle age when some ancient villae rusticae were built here, Jelsa has so much to offer. The local story says that the whole village was built around St. John’s Chapel and its square, a place that is still in some way the town’s cultural center and where many events are being held during the summer. One of these events is a festival named after Croatian classical composer Antun Dobronić, born here in Jelsa. Culture lovers can also visit Cross Bearer Square and learn about this five centuries-old tradition included in UNESCO’s World Intangible Cultural Heritage List. These processions, called “Za križem,” which means Following the Cross, take place each year on Maundy Thursday before Easter. We recommend visiting the town museum or the beautiful local park created in 1870. You can wander the town’s narrow streets, enter some wine cellars and look for a local superhero – Lavanderman. Nature lovers can visit some of the beautiful local beaches.

Jelsa, as being situated in the middle of the island, is also the ideal starting point for many excursions: for example Village of Humac, Grapčeva Cave, the Greek Tower of Tor, etc. And that is why Jelsa is one of the Adriatic must-see locations.

What to see in Jelsa

  • St. John’s Chapel & Square
  • The Museum (Juraj Dobrovic Gallery?
  • Jelsa Park
  • The Cross Bearer Square
  • Tor-A Greek Watchtower

Where to eat in Jelsa

  • Wine Bar & Restaurant Artichoke
  • Me and Mrs Jones

Day 6 Jelsa – Pučišća

You will leave Jelsa around 9:00 AM, just after breakfast, and find another beautiful bay to enjoy your day of relaxation. After lunch spent surrounded by untouched nature and a few more hours of sunbathing and water activities, you will sail into the stunning deep hidden bay of town Pučišća, a picturesque village on the northern side of the island Brač. Known as the “Port of 13 towers”, Pučišća was, for centuries, an ideally protected port, as it was both hidden and well-fortified. You can still find remains of a few of these towers while walking around the village.

One thing that for sure describes Pučišća the best – is white limestone. And this is something you will notice first while entering Pučišća bay – all the houses in this village are made from stone. The local quarry has certainly formed the lives of the domestic population. For centuries, together with agriculture, it was the primary source of local income. Stone, from this query, was used to build famous buildings in Croatia and abroad. One of them is Diocletian’s palace in Split. A local story says that this white stone was even brought to Washington and used in the White House construction.
Nevertheless, stone and stonemasons have always been a significant part of the history of Pučišća. Therefore, it is unsurprising that a stonemason high school was founded here in this town on the island of Brač. This school, unique in this part of Europe, has almost a hundred years-long traditions and has formed many generations of skilled artisans. Although the school is closed during the summer, it can be visited at certain times during the day, accompanied by one of the school professors. This stonemason school is undoubtedly a must-see location while visiting Pučišća. Culture lovers will also enjoy International summer music school, which takes place each year from July to September when workshops and concerts are organized, during which the stone-paved streets echo the sounds of beautiful music.

Pučišća was recently listed in the top 10 most beautiful towns in Europe, and this fact only confirms that this little town is one of the undiscovered pearls of the Adriatic.

Where to eat in Pučišća

  • Puteus Palace
  • Restaurant Brač

Day 7 – Pučišća – Omiš (or Split)

Today you will visit Omiš, a charming little town situated on river Cetina into the Adriatic Sea. Surrounded by mountains, rivers, and beautiful sandy beaches, Omiš combines unique natural ambient with rich cultural heritage. A story about Omiš being “a pirate city” has a natural history stronghold. In the middle ages, pirates from Omiš, under the leadership of the famous Kačić Family, controlled sea travel and trade from Omiš to Dubrovnik. All the ships that passed through this area had to pay a fee to them or risk their attack. They used their uniquely shaped boats in the attacks and were very successful, as they would quickly return and hide in the Cetina month. Fortress Mirabella was also an essential part of this history as it offered a stunning view of the Adriatic Sea and was a perfect lookout for pirates. Above the town is another fortress – Starigrad (or Fortica). Fortica was built as a shelter for locals in the event of an attack on the city. The glory of this pirate tradition is still alive in Omiš, and few summer events are held in memory. One of them is the famous Pirate battle. History lovers can also find a few other locations (Old city cemetery, Turjun Fort, Eastern town door, Town Museum, etc.). If you get out of the town bustle, you can enjoy beautiful evening walks on the promenade by the river.

Omiš is also an adrenaline paradise. Everyone can find the perfect option for themselves on the long list of activities. You can go rafting or canyoning on river Cetina and enjoy untouched nature in its fullness. For those little braver ziplines in Cetina canyon is a sure unforgettable experience. Paragliding, free climbing, or just ordinary hiking are also available options.

Omiš is also famous for its Cappella singing festival, which is held every year in July.

What to see in Omiš

  • Church of St. Peter
  • Parish church of St
  • Michael with a bell tower
  • The house of a happy man
  • The fortress Mirabella
  • The Fortress Starigrad

 

Where to eat in Omiš

  • Cocopazzo Wine & Dine Restaurant
  • Restaurant Pod Odrnom
  • Restaurant Knez

Day 8 – Omiš – Split

On the last day of your charter, you will enjoy a short ride from Omiš to Split, during which breakfast will be served. Your disembarkation is at 9:00 AM. We advise you to visit the Split town center if you have time. This second-largest town in Croatia will leave you speechless by offering a beautiful cocktail of history, culture, excellent food, and stunning views. This 1700-year-old town is one of the most seen locations in Croatia. Wander through the old stone streets, visit the palace and basements of Roman emperor Diocletian, climb the Marjan hill for a studding view, sit on the sea promenade, and enjoy your coffee or lunch. In Split, there is something for everybody.

What to see in Split

  • Diocletian’s Palace
  • St. Duje’s Cathedral and Campanile
  • Peristil Square
  • Marjan hill
  • Statue of Grgur Ninski

Where to eat in Split

  • Zoi
  • Bokeria
  • Zora bila
  • Makarun
  • Šug
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Day 1 – Split – Trogir

Your embarkation is at 5:00 PM in Split.

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 the crew and the boat, you will sail out to Trogir, which will take about two h 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 UNESCO protection, is situated on a small island. This island is on both sides – land, and sea – connected by bridges. So, besides being associated 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 the 13th century, offers a stunning view.

What to see in Trogir

  • Cathedral
  • Chipico palace
  • Kamerlengo kastil
  • Benedictine monastery

Where to eat in Trogir

  • Vanjaka
  • Konoba Trs
  • Don Dino

Day 2 – Trogir –  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 a beautiful experience. While arriving in Skradin, you will be welcomed by beautiful swans swimming all around your boat.
From Skradin you can visit Krka National Park. This park is known for its 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 the crystal clear waters of the Krka River. You can also visit traditional watermills and the Franciscan monastery of Our Lady of Mercy, located on the small island of Visovac. Or you can 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 two monuments on the UNESCO World Heritage list: the 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 surrounding the outside walls. Šibenik is full of history: you can feel it everywhere, and many monuments and locations can be seen. After visiting all the cultural sites, if you find enough time, we suggest you go and enjoy a peaceful walk and a breathtaking view on the walking trail in St. Anthony’s Channel.

What to see in Šibenik

  • Cathedral of St. James
  • St. Michael’s Fortress
  • Four Wells Square
  • Canal of Saint Anthony

Where to eat in Šibenik

  • Pelegrini
  • Nostalgija
  • Tinel

Day 3 – Šibenik –  Kornati

After breakfast, you will sail to National Park Kornati (4h navigation). Kornati Islands are a nautical paradise, providing a breathtaking experience while cruising through the archipelago of 89 islands, islets, and reefs. Dry stone walls and barren vegetation are mute witnesses of time that passed a long time ago when people were still connected with nature and lived from the hard work on the land. A stunning combination of grey stone and crystal-clear blue waters best defines this natural wonder. Although it may appear rocky and desolate at first glance, this natural complex is also full of surprises and animal life activities. This all is why Kornati is for sure an unforgettable experience. If the weather serves you well, you should also visit cliffs on the outer island chain of the Kornati archipelago. The night you will be spent in the beautiful untouched nature of some hidden bay.

Where to eat on Kornati

  • Konoba Levrnaka
  • Konoba Soleta

 

Day 4 –  Kornati – Zadar

While waking up in the beautiful untouched nature of Kornati islands, you will feel like you are in heaven. After breakfast, you will sail more to the north and spend lunch in another beautiful bay. A day of nature and complete relaxation prepares you well for Zadar, the second-largest town in Dalmatia. This three thousand years old city is rich in historical sights and monuments from Roman times to today. This ancient town was the administrative center of Venetian Dalmatia for a long time. It was destroyed and devastated a few times in history but has been rebuilt each time.

From the extensive gallery of historical attractions of Zadar, we suggest you visit St Donatus’ Church and the old Roman forum, the city’s main square. You should also climb the Bell Tower of St Anastasia’s Cathedral and enjoy its 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 unique art light installation called The Greeting to the Sun on the west part of the sea promenade (Riva). This installation absorbs solar energy from the Sun. It produces special light and color effects that change the rhythm of music from the Sea organ, another architectural installation on Zadar’s promenade. Sitting next to the Sea organs, you can enjoy the music produced by the waves. This stunning game of sound and light is undoubtedly one of the must-see locations while visiting Zadar.

What to see in Zadar

  • Land Gate
  • Church of St. Donatus
  • Sun Salutation
  • Sea Organ
  • The Sphinx

Where to eat in Zadar

  • Pet bunara
  • Bruschetta
  • Proto Food&MoreTinel

Day 5 – Zadar – Murter

After breakfast, you will sail out, and the captain will find another beautiful bay to swim, sunbathe, relax and enjoy the morning. After lunch and two hours of navigation, you will sail to the island of Murter. People from Murter are traditionally connected with the Kornati islands as they are the majority owners of the land on these islands. Today most of the population of Murter lives from tourism. Beautiful beaches and nature provide a great escape from the 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 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 its beautiful coves hidden from most tourists’ eyes. If you are enthusiastic enough, you can find your private beach and enjoy beautiful sunsets and sunrises. Muter also has a few old churches that history lovers can visit. You can also see the ancient Roman archaeological site Colentum.

Day 6 – Murter – 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 actual witnesses of the past times. And this is what makes this town so unique – a 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 a natural bioreactor.

Where to eat in Rogoznica

  • Pizza & Steak house RIVA
  • Restaurant Mario
  • Restaurant Antonijo

Day 7 – Rogoznica – Šolta

As usual these days, after breakfast, you will drive a little bit more and find some beautiful bay on the island of Šolta where you’ll sunbathe 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 private peace of heaven on Earth. You will spend your late afternoon and night anchored next to the small village of Nečujam on the island of Šolta. In the evening you will have free time to visit the town and have dinner on the land. Nečujam is a lovely little town, the youngest on the island of Šolta. The town grew together with the apartment complex built there in the 1980s. The location was perfect, as you can find a series of eight beautiful bays on the island. One of them, Piškera bay, was named after the Latin word for fish, as this bay was a private fishing pond of the Roman emperor Diocletian. This complex’s ruins can even be seen in the depths of bay Pišekra. Diocletian also had a spa complex here. Nečujam is famous for its beautiful nature, inspiring many artists in the past. Marko Marulić, a father of Croatian literature, did his crucial work here. And even today, a famous painting camp is organized here each summer.

Day 8 – Šolta – Split

If you are not keen to spend your last night in the silence of some hidden bay, you can choose to spend the time in the bustle of the beautiful town of Split. If you decide to do so, you will sail out towards Split just a bit after lunch and enjoy your last moments of the enthralling nature of Adriatic bays. In Split, the second largest town in Croatia, you can spend your last night visiting rich historical monuments, top restaurants, or some of the many nightclubs. 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 walk through the old town and you will feel like 17 centuries 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.

If you decide to stay on Šolta your last night, you will have an early breakfast while sailing towards Split. Enjoy your last moments sailing the Adriatic and soak up its beauty. If you wake up in Split, do not miss drinking coffee on the beautiful sea promenade. Your disembarkation is at 9:00 AM.

What to see in Split

  • Diocletian’s Palace
  • St. Duje’s Cathedral and Campanile
  • Peristil Square
  • Marjan hill
  • Statue of Grgur Ninski
  • Split City Museum

Where to eat in Split

  • Zoi
  • Bokeria
  • Zora bila
  • Makarun
  • Šug
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