Dubrovnik and Split are some of the most famous destinations in beautiful Croatia. Exploring the coast by yacht will allow guests to indulge in the best hidden gems these places offer.
Dubrovnik The vista of the Old city of Dubrovnik is one of the best known panoramas of Croatia and whole Mediterranean area. For few are the cities which enjoy such a wonderful position on a rocky shoreline above the sea, and few are the places where Medieval stone walls and fortress are so well preserved... The 'Pearl of the Adriatic' was an important Mediterranean sea power from the 13th century onwards. Although severely damaged by an earthquake in 1667, Dubrovnik managed to preserve its beautiful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces and fountains.
Korcula is almost unique for the fish-bone pattern arrangement of its streets, and for its preserved Gothic-Renaissance buildings. Most intriguing for visitors to Korcula is the house of the Polo family, where its famous son came: the great world adventurer, Marco Polo. The people of Korcula lovingly maintain their heritage, as can be seen by the organization of church festivities, and medieval play of chivalry, the Moreska, which is enacted once each year trough the streets of the city
The town of Hvar is a unique fusion of lush Mediterranean nature, rich cultural and historical heritage, and mundane, tourism-bound present. Facing the southern side of the world has given it all the Mediterranean attractiveness and cheer; the surrounding sea gave it a remarkable history, so today, Hvar remains an inexhaustible treasury of scenery, atmosphere and adventure. Its name derives from the Greek name for the island and town-PHAROS. Hvar gained glory and power during the Middle Ages when it was an important port within the Venetian naval empire. Today, it is the center of the island’s tourism and one of the favo
urite destinations in the Dalmatian Riviera, a town of smiling and courteous people, who are almost solely dedicated to tourism.
Island of Vis -The farthest island of central Dalmatia is Vis, famous for its clear sea and abundant underwater world, rich in sunken ships and miraculous flora and fauna. Due to a large number of hidden bays, and oases of peace which are hard to reach, it is a real paradise for sailors. Vis is a historical monument in its entirety because of the many preserved facilities (remnants of the Antique town of Issa, Roman spa, Issa necropolis, summer houses, churches, Tito’s cave). The town of Vis, on the northern side of the island, is located in a wide, peaceful bay, where sailors gladly drop anchor. This is exactly where Dalmatia's most important town, the Greek colony of Issa, was situated B.C. Vis is also known for its gastronomic delicacies - the Vis anchovy scone and Vis bread of figs, a delicacy that dates back to the Antique times.
Kornati - According to a legend, Kornati were created from leftover rocks God had in his hand after creating the world. He tossed them over his shoulder into the sea, then looked at them, and decided they were perfect just like that. Kornati archipelago, a maze of sea passages, counts over 130 islands & islets sprinkled on the surface of the deep blue Adriatic Sea. Situated just across from the cities of Zadar and Šibenik, they have no permanent inhabitants, although the landowners who reside at the nearby larger Dalmatian islands periodically visit to tend their vineyards and olive groves and bring the sheep to graze. An abundant underwater life, rich with fish and other marine life, makes Kornati super exciting for diving and snorkeling.
Skradin - The small, picturesque and wholesome Skradin is found at a point where the river Krka passionately embraces the sea. At the border of reality and fantasy, perfect, both in the past and the present. Skradin had the first hydroelectric power plant in Europe, opened in 1895, at the same time as Tesla’s famous power plant at Niagara Falls! However, the main attraction here is Krka National Park which comprises seven waterfalls. Skradinski Buk is the biggest and best known. The wonderful nature abounds in cultural and historical monuments. The most outstanding is the Franciscan monastery on the tiny island of Visovac, set in the middle of the lake which widens the river like a sparkling jewel. On the high ground above the river, you’ll find several old ruins. The old mills, which have been transformed into small ethnographic museums and show, among other things, how wheat was ground in the olden days, are a popular attraction for visitors.
Maslinica – Island of Solta. The coves of Solta, small kingdoms of heavenly sea and stillness, lure you into spending a holiday in the authentic ambiance of a Dalmatian island, Having preserved their natural beauty, the beaches of Solta present true oases of peace and are probably the greatest value of the island. Since Maslinica is a village rooted in tradition, it lacks a modern beach with additional tourist content. There is a smaller beach in the cove of Tepli Bok, but the greatest value of this village is that irrespective of which cove you choose, you will find a solitary place for bathing.
Martinis Marchi is a hotel, marina & restaurant located in a historic castle in Maslinica. It is a place that will dazzle you with views of sparkling teal waters and a landscape dotted with olive trees.