Split Sailing Itinerary
The South Dalmatian Coast
Split Sailing Itinerary
Sail to the South Dalmatian Coast
Α combination of mountain and sea that will satisfy all tastes. Our Split Sailing Itinerary is an ideal pick for the lovers of watersports, such as windsurfing and diving, as well as those who love delicate wine. The promising landscapes and flavours of traditional products that the land of this region produces will definitely surprise you.
We have carefully prepared for you our Split Sailing Itinerary – South Dalmatian Coast – to give you both an active and pleasured experience, ideal for everyone.
Our Guide to Split Sailing Itinerary
The complex of the South Dalmatian islands consists of the main 8 large islands and some smaller around them.
The main picture of these islands consists of extremely natural beauty with gorgeous coastlines, turquoise waters and delicious local wine, and exceptional cuisine.
Our Split Sailing Itinerary begins from the largest town in Dalmatia, Split, a typical Mediterranean city with ideal weather for excursions from May to October. In Split, you will be impressed by the remarkable historic old town that drives you back to the Roman times.
Leaving Split behind us, we will visit the peaceful Šolta island and Brac. Our next destinations will be the Hvar island and the little Vis, with the imaginary Blue Cave. Next, we will stop to Korčula island, the second most popular Adriatic island. Just after that, our travel continues towards Pelješac peninsula, Mljet and finally Lastovo. Solta will be our last stop of the Split Sailing Itinerary we recommend.
The best way to get to Split and start with our Split Sailing Itinerary is by plane, as there is an International Airport, with regular flights from/to hundreds of destinations worldwide. If you travel from a European country, you can get there by car, or even take a bus or train. We can arrange your transfers from the airport/station to the base at an additional cost. (Prices start from approximately 20 EUR for 2 pax, per way).
Τhe Split Sailing Itinerary to the South Dalmatian Islands is an ideal sailing destination from May until September. The weather is very warm and sunny and the average temperature is 28° C- typical Mediterranean climate. Despite the warm and sunny weather during that period, if you don’t like the overcrowded places, we generally recommend that you avoid visiting the Dalmatian Islands in late July and early August when most of the tourists visit the area. October brings cloudier skies and the promise of some rain, still, it’s generally preferred by many sailors as an alternative period for their summer holidays. The average temperature drops down to 17° C.
In Croatia, there are many different marinas, where you can safely anchor. There’s a new application launched, called “mySea” (https://www.my-sea.com/en/login), which will be your “best buddy” for our Split Sailing Itinerary. With just a little search, you can find a safe and secure harbour or marina to moor and start your activities ashore. Also, you have the ability to reserve your berth in advance, so that you avoid waiting there. The mooring fees in Croatia can be very expensive sometimes, so we definitely suggest looking at the price lists before you pick a place to moor.
Our Split Sailing Itinerary
Explore the South Dalmatian Coast With Our 7-day Itinerary
Split → Brac 17NM
Our Split Sailing Itinerary starts with Brac. It is the third-largest island in Croatia. It is great for watersports like surfing, diving, and windsurfing at the spectacular beach of Zlatni rat with the mild-breeze climate that’s perfect for such activities. There are lots of smaller coastal settlements, like Postira, Pucišca, Povlja and Milna that are less visited, more quiet, picturesque, and ideal spots for some Mediterranean-island chilling. We recommend a visit to Lucice Bay to dive into one of the best underwater caves in Croatia.
Recommended Activities: Windsurfing in Brac and Diving in Lucice Bay
Brac → Hvar 10NM
Not much sailing today, and our next stop on our Split Sailing Itinerary is Hvar. It is considered to be one of the places that you should definitely not miss in Croatia. It’s a preferred destination for celebrities and yacht-travellers. The natural beauty of the slim, purple-grey slice of land punctured by jagged inlets and pebbly coves, with lavender plantations, vineyards and half-abandoned stone villages clinging to its steep central ridge is absolutely remarkable.
Recommended Activities: Wine and Food Tasting, Partying.
Hvar → Pelješac peninsula 34NM
Tiny villages and sheltered coves rimmed by beaches are hidden in the mountainous heart of the Pelješac peninsula. It is the perfect destination in Croatia, to learn and taste some of the finest, traditional, red wines, along with the tastiest oyster you’ve ever tried. Appropriate for camp-site, while it has some of the best sand-and-shingle beaches, it’s also the best place for windsurfing. We suggest visiting the sight of the Ston City Walls, after your windsurfing, so that you make the most of your 3rd day of our Split Sailing Itinerary.
Proposed Wineries & Vineyards:
Marlais Winery, Metohija 12 , Ponikve, Ston 20230, Croatia
Korta Katarina Winery, Bana Josipa, Jelachica 3, Orebic 20250, Croatia
Pelješac peninsula → Mljet 21NM
One of the greenest islands in the Adriatic. Over two-thirds of Mljet are covered by forest, with the western half of the island being declared a National Park. Mljet is famous for its lakes – Veliko Jezero and Malo Jezero (Big Lake and Small Lake) – and the abandoned 12th-century Benedictine monastery that is located on an island in the middle of Veliko Jezero. It’s an unspoiled oasis of tranquility that, according to a legend, captivated Odysseus for seven years. For this reason, a cave that has taken his name – Odysseus Cave – is a must-see on our Split Sailing Itinerary.
Recommended Activities: Sail to Odysseus Cave
Split Sailing Itinerary
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Mljet → Lastovo → Korčula 42NM
This is a more alternative suggestion on our Split Sailing Itinerary, as Lastovo seems to be the most isolated island of all the Adriatic islands. In Lastovo there is a diving center that can show you the life under the surface of the sea.
Korčula is cloaked in vineyards, olives, and Aleppo pines. The real ornament of the island is the main settlement in Korčula Town. The island is surrounded by inviting beaches too, with sandy affairs at Lumbarda – 7km away from Korčula Town – secluded pebbly coves on the south coast, and slabs of rock on the islet of Proizd, just off the port town of Vela Luka.
Revelin Tower in Old Town is something that is worth visiting. Also, the Pupnatska Luca Beach is a natural miracle that will surprise you. Finally, there are lots of events relative to Wine tasting that you can follow.
Korčula → Bisevo → Vis 46NM
Vis is a small picturesque and traditional island in Croatia. Vis was developed in the last two decades because earlier it was forbidden to the foreigners, for military reasons. It is known for the breathtaking bays, fantastic traditional food and wine, and two great-looking small towns – Vis Town and Komiža. Tip: Visit the Stiniva Cove.
On the island of Biševo, you can’t skip two of Croatia’s and our Split Sailigin Itinerary most famous natural wonders – the Blue Cave and the Green Cave.
For some relaxing time in Vis, you can visit the Bejbi bar Vis and drink a “flampe” cocktail.
Vis → Šolta → Split 32NM
Šolta is an ideal end for your Split Sailing Itinerary to relax and come closer to the Croatian nature. The reason why the Mediterranean climate thrives there is the maquis and olive groves. Wander around the houses that are made of stone; Solta is ideal for walking and cycling. Main attractions are the half-forgotten, Kasbah-like villages in the countryside and the two picturesque harbour-villages of Maslinica and Stomorska.
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