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7-Day Croatia Crusing Itinerary: From Cut up to Dubrovnik

With the Voyager route of MedSailors, everybody is meant to satisfy up at the Baotic Marina in SPLIT at round 1PM. (Croatia crusing itinerary journeys normally begin on a Saturday and finish on a Friday).

That being stated, it’s greatest that you simply arrive a day or two earlier if you wish to discover extra of Cut up. In spite of everything, it has two wonderful UNESCO heritage websites that you simply shouldn’t miss: the Palace of Diocletian and the historic walled city of Trogir.

A flotilla normally consists of about 5-8 yachts and the yacht that I used to be assigned to was owned by a skipper named Russell. After being launched to him, I used to be launched to my ‘crew mates’: 3 lady associates from the UK, 1 solo traveler (like I used to be) additionally from the UK, and 1 couple from Australia. After speaking with everybody, I simply knew that I used to be going to have a good time! (Spoiler alert: …I certain did!)

We then set off to go to the first island of our voyage: SESULA in Solta island which was a small tranquil bay that largely trusted its fisheries, olive groves, and vineyards. Alongside the way in which although, we had our first style of crusing classes from Russell when he taught us tips on how to regulate the sails — once more, like what I’ve already talked about above, you’ll be able to discover ways to sail with MedSailors and also you’re free to help and even take over the skipper’s duties.

Once we arrived on the island, we had a while to benefit from the waters as we used the paddleboards that got here free within the yachts. When sundown was about to return, everybody in our flotilla got here collectively to have some drinks by the bay and benefit from the sundown. It was some type of welcome occasion as we obtained to know everybody else on the opposite yachts!

It was then that I realized that the others have been from locations all around the world like USA, Singapore, France, Italy, South Africa, and many others.

Come evening time, the skippers reserved tables for us at Sismis Restaurant and we had our first ever scrumptious Croatia Mediterranean feast. There have been even some locals within the restaurant who have been singing with an accordion so it actually felt so energetic!

A should attempt native Croatian specialty within the konoba (restaurant) is Peka, a baked dish with meat and greens made in a pot or tray)

Earlier than the evening ended, we headed to a small native bar by the seaside to have some drinks with everybody.

Come morning, Russell ready breakfast for us, after which we began crusing once more to be able to attain a spot in the course of the ocean that wasn’t too distant from Sesula. (At this level, we realized tips on how to anchor the yacht!) 

We spent a great time of our morning there doing extra swimming and paddleboarding along with the opposite yachts.

By lunchtime, we reached the PAKLENI Islands’ Palmizana Bay which was an idyllic place that was not solely a typical stopover or ‘parking spot’ for all the opposite crusing suppliers in Croatia but in addition an idyllic place with scenic bars by the seaside.

We hung out right here swimming within the waters and ingesting cocktails on the Laganini Seaside Bar.

Someday within the late afternoon, we boarded a water taxi (100 kuna, roundtrip) to achieve the bustling city of  HVAR that’s famend for its nightlife. Armed with our cones of gelatos, we first explored this picturesque city after which headed as much as the Spanjola Fortress (Fortica Spanjola) to get a panoramic panoramic view of the port city (as seen within the photograph that’s positioned on the very prime of this submit).

After dinner, it was a extra hardcore occasion evening for us as all of us went to Kiva Bar in Hvar — it was absolutely an evening to recollect!

By at the present time of our Croatia crusing itinerary, I may confidently say that I’ve earned my ‘sea legs’ (the skill to maintain my steadiness and never really feel seasick) — although the lingering ‘transferring sensation’, as soon as I used to be on land, was a special matter of its personal. However it wasn’t that dangerous!

It simply occurs once you begin residing in a ship and also you merely will simply get used to it. Relaxation assured, the waters right here have been fairly calm.

So from Hvar, we then set off to achieve the following island: VELA LUKA which is Korcula Island’s largest city, and its promenade was absolutely lined with fascinating cafes and eating places.

Throughout that voyage, we spent our candy time doing extra swimming and we even tried attaching our paddleboard to our yacht in order that we are able to trip it whereas we have been crusing! It was robust however absolutely manageable.

As soon as we have been at Vela Luka, we had the freedom to decide on a restaurant that we’d need to dine in for dinner. You may need anticipated us to go our separate methods, however all of us determined to stay collectively and dined in a pizza place (which was delish!). At one level of the day, we additionally went purchasing for water floats… which was a humorous expertise as a result of we ended up strolling to such a far grocery store (which didn’t have any floats), solely to search out out later as we walked again that the retailers nearer to the port had what we would have liked.

Come evening time, it was certainly one of our calmer nights and all of us determined to simply chill on our yacht — consuming, ingesting, and enjoying card video games like UNO!

We landed on KORCULA Outdated City on Korcula Island, a medieval metropolis that has a succession of slender streets that department off from the backbone of the primary road like a fish bone — you guess that I had a lot enjoyable ‘getting misplaced’ in these streets!

Apparently, this design was used to cut back the results of the wind and solar, and supply the residents with extra comfy lodging.

Should-do: Pattern Posip wine and see St. Mark’s Cathedral

One other factor that we did through the day on this island was wine tasting (for an extra value of 80 kuna solely). And earlier than the evening dawned, we stopped by the cocktail bar: Massimo which I completely suggest that you simply go to!

It’s perched up excessive on a tower (you’ll must go up a small ladder) and it not solely supply us nice views of the encircling panorama but in addition great-tasting drinks!

Croatia’s MedSailors usually holds a regatta (boat race) on at the present time however with a twist: the skipper is not going to assist AT ALL so it’s as much as you to navigate the yacht with out the engine to attain the ‘end line’.

We have been all SO stoked about this (particularly since my crew and I knew that we may win it lol).

…Nevertheless, the winds weren’t so optimum at the present time (it was weak) so we ended up cruising alongside the waves with everybody else. However, should you’re fortunate sufficient and also you maintain this occasion, I guess that you simply guys can have a swell time!

So for this fifth day, we amped up our water actions. Everybody in our flotilla anchored and cozied up on a pleasant coast and spent many of the morning having enjoyable! A few of the different company purchased a water float the place we may play beer pong, after which the skippers even considered tying up a number of paddleboards collectively in order that whoever reaches the tip while working can be considered superior haha.

It was really a enjoyable approach to see who has actually earned their “sea legs”!

After lunch, we proceeded to dock at MLJET which is an unspoiled island largely lined by forest whereas the remaining is dotted with fields, vineyards, and small villages.

Up on the northwestern half could be the Nationwide Park the place we discovered pine forests and spectacular saltwater lakes — we have been all in a position to see many of the island by biking (solely 100 kuna to lease), which I completely suggest!

Make sure that to identify the Benedictine Monastery in one of many lakes, and it’s additionally greatest that you simply maintain your swimsuit beneath as a result of there are spots the place you’re free to swim. One other activitiy you can attempt is kayaking (solely 50 kuna).

Today took us to the small island of SIPAN which is alleged to be the playground of royalty and the rich in Croatia. Other than that, the complete island is roofed in Mediterranean vegetation whereas the remaining are largely lined by olive bushes, making it earn the spot within the Guinness Ebook of World Information because the island with essentially the most olive bushes in relation to its dimension and variety of inhabitants!

We had a good time simply chilling round this city, and afterward, we had one huge group dinner once more which was technically our farewell dinner. At that second, it was onerous to consider that our journey was ending as a result of we have been having a lot enjoyable!

In gentle ‘retaliation’, all of us went to a bar and partied all evening lengthy as we danced, talked, and drink.

I swear to you, this journey was one for the books and I urge you to take it too as will probably be the journey of a lifetime!

We landed in ACI Marina DUBROVNIK to bid our farewell to everybody, and we have been then free to discover town (which ‘Recreation of Thrones‘ followers would completely love since a number of the scenes from the sequence have been shot right here!).

Are you a fan of Recreation of Thrones? Be a part of this cruise and strolling tour to trip the ship of Daenerys Targaryen, go by the partitions of King’s Touchdown and mainly bask within the fandom!

It was bittersweet to see everybody go after such an incredible Croatia crusing itinerary, whereas additionally realizing that our ‘sea life’ has ended — however all of us agreed to get collectively within the evening to have one final drink with everybody.

One factor that it’s essential to find out about Dubrovnik is that it is likely one of the most famous vacationer websites in Croatia — not solely due to GoT however due to its awe-inspiring previous city. It’s no surprise that it’s been a UNESCO World Heritage since 1979!

Should-do: Stroll the metropolis partitions, go up the cable automotive (to get a greater view of the entire place), and possibly even attempt cliff leaping at Bar Biza.

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