Dalmatian Islands 14 Day Itinerary Via Polace
Day 1 – Sipanska Luka (Sipan Island)
Sipan is the largest island in a chain lying two miles off the mainland coast. Most of the islands making up this chain are heavily forested and unspoilt. Sipanska Luka is the largest of the villages on the island and also serves as the main ferry terminal. You’ll find a couple of laid moorings here but you will most likely need to anchor.
Day 2 - Polace
Luka Polace is virtually landlocked and therefore very well protected. Polace is the best place to leave your yacht while you explore the two deep, forest-shrouded saltwater lakes of the National Park on land. It’s about a forty five minute walk over to the lakes via Montokuc hill. Alternatively you can hire a bicycle.
Day 3 - Korcula
Korcula is rich in vineyards, olive groves, small villages and hamlets. The island’s dense woods led the original Greek settlers to call the island Korkyra Melaina (Black Korcula). Its main settlement, Korcula Town, is a gorgeous grid of marble streets and impressive architecture. With a population of around 3000 inhabitants, Korcula Town is the largest settlement on the island, and is an absolute gem. It’s a beautiful walled town with narrow streets, old buildings, monuments, walls, towers, cafes, restaurants and bars.
Day 4 – Sucuraj (Hvar island)
For those who wish to enjoy a relaxing pace and escape the noise, crowds and hustle and bustle of everyday life, Sucuraj is the ideal spot. Located on the eastern point of Hvar island, Sucuraj enjoys the rare benefit of having both a northerly and southerly beach, (Bilina and Cesminica respectively), meaning that there are almost always calm seas to be had. On Bilina beach you can lie on the white stone mats and enjoy the impressive view of the mountain Biokovo and Makarska’s coast. It’s well worth a visit to the waterfront wine cellar of Vjeko Vujnovic for a tasting. They’re listed in the top 7 wine producers on Hvar!
Day 5 –Pucisca Town (Brac)
Often listed as one of the prettiest villages in Europe, Pucisca is situated in a deep natural bay on the north coast of Brac island. Known for its striking white limestone Pucisca is home to Europe’s largest stone quarry and Croatia’s only school for stonemasonry. It’s even rumoured that stone from here was used to build the white house! Long before that, the same white stone was harvested by the slaves of fourth-century Roman Emperor Diocletian and transported to Split to build his palace. When you’ve had your fill of history on shore why not try your hand at Dubicigin, a new sport played in the sea and invented by the people of Pucisca.
Day 6 – Trogir
Trogir – another jewel in Croatia’s crown. This beautiful UNESCO world heritage village offers everything Split can but in a charming little package. Located on its own little island Trogir is surrounded by large town walls which house cobble stone paths, family run restaurants and a surprising number of shops. We can’t recommend visiting enough!
Day 7 – Maslinica (Solta Island)
The village of Maslinica lies on the west coast of Solta and is sheltered by a group of six small islands. Protection from all but the strongest westerly winds is good thanks to a long breakwater extending from the southern shore. It’s worth getting here early as it’s a popular stop, laid moorings, water and electricity are all available. The small village is worth wondering around, you may also catch a lovely sunset depending on where you are.
Day 8 – Hvar (Hvar Island)
Hvar Town is estimated to draw around 20,000 people a day in the high season. It’s odd that they can all fit in the small bay town, where 13th-century walls surround beautifully ornamented Gothic palaces and traffic-free marble streets, but fit they do. Visitors wander along the main square, explore the sights on the winding stone streets, swim on the numerous beaches or pop off to the idyllic Pakleni Islands, but most of all they party at night.
Day 9 - Komiza (Vis Island)
Komiza has a picturesque bay sat at the foot of Hum mountain. The town has a fan following who enjoy it’s bohemian, rough-around-the-edges charm. Narrow back streets are lined with 17th and 19th century stone town houses which twist uphill from the port. Fisherman have been based here since at least the 12th century.
Day 10 – Vela Luka (Korcula island)
Situated at the western end of Korcula Island and snuggled up in a deep bay, Vela Luka offers potential for some breath-taking sunsets, perhaps accompanied by a bottle of local red wine and a cheeseboard? Despite being the biggest town on the island Vela Luka is somewhat quieter and less expensive than Korcula town. A major draw here is the ancient Vela Spila or Great Cave, where you can explore the homes of your prehistoric ancestors. It is believed these caves were inhabited more than 20,000 years ago and archaeologists have made hordes of discoveries in recent years.
Day 11 - Uble (Lastovo Island)
Lastovo is one of the less visited islands in the area, which is one of the reasons it’s worth visiting. The island is covered in thick forests and the coastline is no less dramatic. Due to being a five hour ferry ride from Split few tourists visit meaning you’ll certainly find a quiet spot or two!
Day 12 - Pomena
Pomena is a small village as well as a harbour located at the west end of Island of Mljet, about 2 km away from village of Govedari. Pomena has just over 50 permanent inhabitants. Being located on just over 15 minutes walk to Malo Jezero (Small Lake) of Mljet National Park, Pomena nowadays has its hotel, couple of restaurants, coffee bars and souvenir shops.
Day 13 - Sobra
On the north coast of Mjlet Island, situated in an unusually wide bay you’ll find the town of Sobra, the main point of entry to the island. Sobra is a small fishing town which supplies the nearby Babino Polje. Here you’ll find the quiet rhythm of life you’d expect. Local restaurants have laid mooring lines meaning it’s easy to moor in the ba
Day 14 –Dubrovnik
If you didn’t have time or didn’t get the opportunity to visit Dubrovnik then it’s an absolute must. Inside the old town there is a maze of alleys and cobbled streets packed with small tourist shops and restaurants to explore. Definitely take the walk around the walls of the city, though do take a big bottle of water. We also recommend visiting the cafes nestled on the cliffs between the city walls and the sea, where you can enjoy the view and those more adventurous among you can even jump from the cliffs into the water below.