Dalmatian Islands - 7 Day Sailing Itinerary Via Pucisca
Day 1 - Stormoska (Solta Island)
Solta is a lovely, wooded island which serves the local mainlanders well as an escape from the summer heat. The name likely derives from the Roman name for the island, Solentia, meaning the Sun. Stomorska is the oldest town on the island, and has a variety of excellent restaurants. As with much of Croatia, Solta is home to a rich tradition of olive growing, a litre of 'Soltansko' olive oil goes for up to $100 on the US market, so this could be a great opportunity to get hold of some straight from the source.
Day 2 - PuciscaTown (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 3 - Vrboska (Hvar Island)
Vrboska lies at the end of a long, twisting inlet with a quay running most of its length. The town has a strong Venetian feel to it with plenty of Gothic and Renaissance houses dotted around. There is an established marina here as well as plenty of town quay space.
Day 4 - Pakleni Islands (Hvar Island)
If you haven’t already visited the more northern Croatian islands (Kornati & Kvarner), the Pakleni archipelago gives you a good indication of what they’re like. This unique stretch of islands on the south coast of Hvar are a real treat to visit. We recommend you moor in the sheltered bay of Vinogradisce, as its quieter and just a short walk from Palmiziana where you can take a water taxi to bustling Hvar town.