Dalmatian Islands 14 Day Itinerary - Split
This route can be sailed from Trogir or either of the Split Bases
Day 1 - Trogir or Split
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 2 - Split
The largest city on the Adriatic Coast, seaside delight Split has been under Roman, Venetian, Austrian, French, Italian and Yugoslav control. There is an abundance of restaurants and wine cellars. The palace and the Split old town (Stari Grad) that was built around it still houses a large number of Croatian families and is a fine example of an old city centre that has not yet lost its character to invading tourists.
Day 3 - 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 4 - Korcula (Korcula Island)
Korčula 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 Korčula). Its main settlement, Korčula 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 5 - Polace (Mljet Island)
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 6 - Sipanska Luka (Sipan Island)
Sipan is the largest island in a chain lying two miles of 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 7 - Dubrovnik
This large medieval walled city is a magnificent port of call, being famously hailed as the ‘pearl of the Adriatic’ by George Bernard Shaw. Regardless of whether you are visiting Dubrovnik for the first time or the hundredth, the sense of awe and beauty when you set eyes on the Stradun never fades. Indeed it’s hard to imagine anyone becoming jaded by the city’s marble streets, baroque buildings and the endless shimmer of the Adriatic, or failing to be inspired by a walk along the ancient city walls that have protected this civilised, sophisticated republic for five centuries.
Day 8 - Slano (Mainland)
Slano is a large inlet on the mainland coast close to Dubrovnik. You can either anchor at the top of the bay or on the village quay. There are a couple of good local restaurants and two good cafes/bars in the village.
Day 9 - Pomena (Mljet Island)
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 10 - Uble (Lastavo Island)
Lastavo 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 11 - Vela Luka (Korcula Island)
Vela Luka, close to the western tip of Korčula, is a pretty little port set in a lovely natural harbour. There are coves for swimming but no beaches around town. There are two lovely idyllic offshore islands, named Proizd and Osjak, which are worth a visit.
Day 12 - Vis (Vis Island)
Of all the Croatian islands, Vis is the most mysterious – even to locals. The furthest of the main central Dalmatian islands from the coast, Vis spent much of its recent history serving as a military base for the Yugoslav National Army, cut off from foreign visitors from the 1950s right up until 1989. Vis is a lovely town with a variety of restaurants, bakeries and cafes. The island produced wine is a definite must too!
Day 13 - Milna (Brac Island)
Milna known to the Venetians as “Valle di mille navi” (the bay of a thousand ships) is located on the western coast of the Brac Island. The sea here is crystal clear and the south facing beaches which are protected from northerly winds make this region perfect for scuba diving, sailing and fishing. The sheltered nature of this bay hasn’t gone unnoticed by generations of seafarers. It was the base of the Russian fleet in 1807 and before that was an important host to the Venetian fleet.
Day 14 - Trogir or Split
If you didn't get the opportunity to visit Trogir or Split, depending on which you started from, we can't recommend heading in enough. Both towns offer plenty of cobbled streets with local restaurants, ice cream and souvenir shops dotted around. Both are UNESCO world heritage sites are shouldn't be missed.