The check-in starts at 5 PM and afterward you`ll have enough time to make yourself at home and meet the other guests and crew with the traditional welcoming drink. After short navigation, we come to Milna, where we`re going to spend our first night onboard enjoying dinner and company. Milna is located on the western part of the island of Brač, just 18 km from Supetar, the administrative center of the island. It is well known for its beautiful bay where even Diocletian`s ships used to find a safe harbor during the building of his magnificent palace in Split.
Day 2: MILNA, BRAČ - VIS
After breakfast, we sail for Vis – the furthest island of the central Dalmatian archipelago. It is especially well known for its cultural and historical heritage, but also for its natural beauties. Even the Greek writer Agatharchides in his scripts praised wines from Vis as being the best he had ever tasted, in comparison to other sorts he had tried. Their most autochthonous wine is most certainly Vugava which you can try in numerous restaurants and cellars all around the island. Vis is also known as one of “the forbidden islands” during the communistic era. It was the center of Yugoslav navy and therefore was forbidden to tourists. Even today there are many hidden tunnels all around the island that testify to that fact. Some of them are now tourist attractions and others are used by the Croatian navy. We`re spending the night in Vis.
Day 3: VIS - HVAR
After breakfast, we start for Pakleni Islands (the Hell Islands, a group of small islands in front of the town of Hvar, in Croatian Pakleni, means Hell, but in fact, the islands got their name after Paklina, a sort of black rosin which was once used as a protective coat for boats, and with time the word changed from Paklinski to Pakleni Islands), unique and the most recognizable natural beauty of the island of Hvar. Lunch will be served on board, and in the afternoon or in the evening (depending on your request) transfer by dinghy will be organized to the town of Hvar. You will have to take a taxi-boat in the harbor to get back to the ship, on which you will get additional information from your captain.
Hvar is a beautiful Dalmatian town of wild nightlife and numerous excellent restaurants specialized in local cuisine. To the young, the town guarantees a great time in bars and coffee shops where many celebrities enjoyed themselves (Prince Harry, E. Longoria, Beyonce,…) and those who prefer more relaxing activities will be swept away with its rich history that goes back to prehistoric times, more exactly to the Iron Age when the Illyrians built their hill-fort and started the development of this Dalmatian pearl, and with its cultural heritage amongst which the most prominent is the first public theatre in Europe, opened in 1612. We`re spending the night anchored.
Day 4: HVAR - KORČULA
We continue our cruise towards the island of Korčula. The island was inhabited in prehistory which is proven by the finds in Vela Spila that represent the first evidence of Palaeolithic ceramic art at the end of the last Ice Age. According to a legend, the island was also home to the Trojan hero Antenor in the 12th century BC who is also known as the founder of Padua. After the reign of the Greeks, the Illyrians and the Romans Korčula was from the 10th century under the authority of the Venetian Republic which has left a great trace especially in the architecture of the town of Korčula. But in spite of all that the town is still most famous as the birthplace of Marco Polo, who was probably born here in 1254 and the
reminders of him can be found on every angle of this town, including the extremely interesting museum of Marco Polo, a place you must not skip when visiting this beautiful Dalmatian town. We`re spending the night in Korčula. Make the best of the night, explore the town and enjoy gastronomic specialties offered by many small restaurants in the harbor. We can recommend restaurant “Aborda”- located in the marina it offers a wide variety of meat and fish specialties. Breakfast and lunch will be served on board.
Day 5: KORČULA - LOVIŠTE, PELJEŠAC
We continue our cruise towards the peninsula Pelješac. Lunch will be served on board, and the afternoon is free for your own activities, whether you`re going to spend it in the sightseeing, swimming or just laying in the sun with a good book and a cold drink. In the evening you`re going to be served the Captain`s dinner with traditional Dalmatian dishes. We`re spending the night in Lovište. Lovište is a small town located in one of the most beautiful bays of Pelješac. The main road connects it with other resorts on the peninsula, like Ston, Viganj, and Kućišta, and it represents an ideal place for bathing tourism for its climate, with over 3000 sun hours a year, and the warmth of its sea which, in the main bay, is always warmer than the rest of the Adriatic.
Day 6: PELJEŠAC – JELSA, HVAR
After breakfast, we start towards the island of Hvar with stopping for swimming and sunbathing in different bays. Lunch will be served on board and then we continue our trip towards Jelsa. The evening is free for your own activities. We`re spending the night in Jelsa. Jelsa is a small town situated in a bay on the northern part of the island of Hvar, protected by the two highest peaks of the island – St Nicolas on the west and Hum on the east. It is divided into two parts – Vela Banda on the south coast and Mala Banda on the north and it is an important tourist center with a long tradition (the oldest hotel “Jadran” was built in 1911). It is especially interesting to the lovers of good wine since it is well known for its quality sorts of red wine.
Day 7: JELSA, HVAR - BOL, BRAČ - SPLIT OR ŠOLTA
After breakfast, which will be served on board, we start for Bol, a small town on the southern coast of the island of Brač, where you`ll have a chance to bath and sunbathe on the most beautiful Adriatic beach – Zlatni Rat (the Golden Horn). It`s a beautiful gravel beach of recognizable white color and shape that keeps changing, depending on the tide, currents, and winds. The beach is surrounded by lavish pine forest where you can see the remains of a Roman Villa Rustica with a pool, while the Horn itself is a protected geomorphologic phenomenon. After lunch, we continue our cruise towards Split, our final destination. Depending on your return flight we can spend our last night on board on the island of Šolta, or in Split.
Day 8: SPLIT
Our last breakfast together will be served on board, after which we have to say goodbye to this fabulous ship, the crew and, hopefully, new friends you`ll get in these 7 days. Check out is until 9 AM. After the check out you can visit, as we like to say, the most beautiful city in the world – Split! With its 700 years-long histories it offers many things to its visitors, from cultural and historical heritage to entertainment. The place you mustn`t, and can`t, avoid in Split is definitively Diocletian`s Palace. Built-in the 3rd century it was designed as a summer residence for the Roman emperor Diocletian, but with time the palace has become a city which today is the administrative, cultural and trade center of Split- Dalmatian County and second-largest city in Croatia. The Palace itself was included in UNESCO`s World Heritage List in 1979. Apart from the Palace, there are many other things to see in the city like the Diocletian`s substructures (cellars), the smallest and the oldest cathedral in the world – St. Jude’s Cathedral (the patron saint), numerous squares, museums, galleries, city park-forest Marjan,… An interesting stop would be the statue of Grgur Ninski whose big toe
* Depending on weather conditions, the program can be changed by the captain.