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.

Day 5 - 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 6 - Hvar Town/Vinogradisce (Pakleni)

Not just another eponymous island town in Croatia, Hvar Town is estimated to draw around 20,000 people a day in high season, and for good reason too. On the south-western coast of the island you’ll find Hvar town gazing westward toward its own private archipelago, the Pakleni island group. This is a great place to moor up for the night and take a water taxi over to the town for a Night of Glitz and Glamour. Sunset drinks in Hula Hula bar followed by a meal in one of Hvar’s buzzing restaurants would be our choice, and for those non-stop party animals Croatia’s most famous club Carpe diem is a must!

Day 7 - Marina Baotic, Trogir (Mainland)

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!