Sailing route Split South I 14 days
To spend 14 days sailing on a yacht in Croatia is a dream vacation. The sailing itinerary from Split to the South will take you to the most beautiful destinations on the Middle and South Dalmatia islands. Whether you want to visit the authentic small fisherman villages, swim in the secret coves, explore the cultural and historical heritage and UNESCO sights, or enjoy the food prepared by traditional recipes from locally grown, fresh ingredients, this sailing itinerary is what you should follow.
The city is famous for its beaches and the great fortified palace at its center. The Palace was built by the Roman emperor Diocletian. It is a perfect place to start Your sailing vacation. In the area 30 km around Split, you can charter a yacht and sail out from six nautical marinas. Basically, you can find and rent any vessel: sailboat, sail or power catamaran, small motorboat or luxury motor yacht, gulet, or luxury motorsailer.
You can apply the same itinerary if sailing from Trogir or Kaštela.
Day 1 SPLIT - BRAČ (Milna) 12NM
Milna is the old fisherman village on the northwest side of the island of Brač. The welcoming bays of Milna have always been a favorite port for sailors in the Adriatic. Milna is beautiful and the safest harbor on the island of Brač. There are two very well-equipped marinas – ACI Marina Milna and Marina Vlaška.
Day 2 BRAČ (Milna) - HVAR (Pakleni Islands) 15NM
Hvar town is situated in the middle of the south side of the island of Hvar. It is an ancient city of rich history, culture, architecture, and beautiful nature. On the nearby Pakleni Islands, you can find your oasis of peace in ACI Marina Palmižana or one of the anchorages. If you stay in Palmižana, the best way to get to the town of Hvar is to take a taxi boat.
Day 3 PAKLENI ISLANDS - KORČULA (Town) 34NM
The synonim for Korčula old town is “Little Dubrovnik.” This coastal citadel is dripping with history, with Medieval walls, marble streets, and a rich gastronomic scene. Tourist’s favorite hidden stop in south Adriatic. The city’s greatest attraction is the house belonging to the Polo family in which, according to legend, was born in 1254. Marko Polo – a Venetian writer, trader, and researcher.
You can stay in the ACI marina Korčula or anchor in one of the nearby bays.
Day 4 KORČULA - ELAPHITI ISLANDS (Šipan) 34NM
The island of Šipan is the largest in the Elaphiti Islands group, which is close to Dubrovnik. On the islands are two bigger settlements, Suđurađ and Šipanska Luka. Šipanka Luka is the safest harbor on Elaphiti islands, except in stormy and tramontane conditions. Šipan is famous for its amazing small family restaurants and its delightfully laid-back ambiance.
Day 5 ELAPHITI ISLANDS (Šipan) - DUBROVNIK 15NM
Since Dubrovnik is close to Šipan, before you head back to the yacht charter base, we suggest making a stop for lunch and swimming on the island of Lopud (sandy beach Šunj) or Koločep (Blue Cave).
Traces of the rich history are visible in every single stone and wall of the old town of Dubrovnik. The old town is on the list of UNESCO world heritage since 1979. 1940 meters of unique medieval walls surround the old town. The city walls in their original form are preserved and open to visitors as the city's flagship attraction.
What to expect: the enchanting Old Town, beaches, sun, culture, and beautiful nature, and of course, food. The City is a destination of culture, festivals, prestigious art happenings, major open-air events, excellent artists and athletes, and architectural treasures.
Dubrovnik is the Number 1. attraction in Croatia. Needless to explain. A must-see!
Day 6 DUBROVNIK - PELJEŠAC (Ston) 20NM
The most famous place on Peljesac is Ston. In Ston, there are the oldest European saltworks and medieval stone walls. The Ston Wall is just behind the Great Wall of China, the longest in the world (5.5 km). Among the city's castles, particularly notable are Veliki Kaštilo (Grand Castle) and Podzvizd, which offer a view of the town and the salt pans. 1,5 km walking from Ston, on the other side of the peninsula is Mali Ston village.
Mali Ston Bay, famous for its shellfish farming, especially oysters and mussels, is an unavoidable destination for true seafood delicacies lovers. A boat ride to the oyster farm and a tasting of this natural aphrodisiac straight from the sea, with a glass of top-quality Pelješac wine, make this place a real gourmet pearl.
Day 7 PELJEŠAC (Ston) - MLJET (Polače) 23NM
The island of Mljet is the most forested island in the Adriatic and one of the most beautiful pearls of the Mediterranean. Walk or bike around the lakes in the National Park or simply peacefully enjoy the pristine beauty of the surroundings. National Park Mljet makes up most of the island. There are several villages, two saltwater lakes – Veliko and Malo jezero, and a Benedictine monastery on the island of St. Mary.
Polače village is one of the oldest settlements on Mljet. Cove Polače is an excellent anchorage and wide so that you will find a spot even in high season. There are markets, a bakery, restaurants, and all kinds of rentals (car, scooter, bike, kayak).
Day 8 MLJET (Polače) - LASTOVO (Skrivena Luka) 26NM
This island is called The Island of bright stars. Lastovo is the most remote inhabited Croatian island, far from many typical sailing routes. Lastovo is a Nature Park where You can be alone and experience complete privacy. There are several smaller islands around Lastovo which you can reach only by boat.
Because of its beautiful bays, pristine shores, and lush vegetation, it is an ideal destination for seafarers. There are several small ports and coastal villages on the island: Pasadur, Ubli, Lučica, Skrivena Luka, and Zaklopatica. The safest anchorage bays are Skrivena Luka on the south side, Velo Lago on the west, and Zaklopatica on the north of the island.
Day 9 LASTOVO (Skrivena Luka) - VIS (Komiža) 43NM
Komiža town is located in a deep bay on the western side of the island of Vis, at the foothill of 600 m high mountain Hum. Komiza has always been proud of the fisherman’s history, whose remains can be found in the fisherman’s museum in the old Venetian tower on the promenade, the only one in Croatia.
Day 10 VIS (Komiža) - VIS (Town) 15NM
On the top of the list of the Croatian less known gems is the island of Vis. A place where life is simple, relaxed, and beautiful.
Vis Town is on the northeastern part of the island of Vis at the bottom of the deep-drawn and well-protected cove. It is one of the most famous sailing destinations on the Adriatic.
Traditional local dishes you can try in dozens of restaurants in the city or taverns, within the rural households around the city. Don`t miss tasting the local specialties of Vis bread and cake and pilchards from the grill.
Mountain climbing, cycling, or diving are available for active holiday lovers on the island of Vis. Especially popular on the island are military tours. The island had a role of a military base in former socialist Yugoslavia. Today, there are many remains, tunnels, and bunkers open for visitors.
Day 11 VIS (Town) - HVAR (Stari Grad) 22NM
Stari Grad is an ideal sailing destination, perfect for long walks and strolls. Taverns and restaurants with healthy homemade food and traditionally excellent island wines will provide you with a vacation you will not forget.
At the head of a four-mile-deep bay, the city port offers excellent shelter in all conditions except strong W and NW winds, which can create a dangerous surge. The town quay disposes of around 60 mooring lines. Water and electricity are available all along the S quay. Alternatively, you can use one of 20 mooring buoys located approximately 50 meters off the N side of the port.
Day 12 HVAR (Starigrad) - ŠOLTA (Tatinja bay) 17NM
Tatinja is a secluded bay on the south side of the island of Šolta, in the surrounding of untouched nature and crystal clear sea What makes this bay so special is the possibility to spends a fantastic day or evening, fulfilled with relaxed hanging around while swimming, snorkeling, and enjoying the traditional Dalmatian dishes. Lonely Paradise serves traditional Dalmatian cuisine, like “Peka”, fresh fish, and prosciutto. The well-kept stone house is in a natural bay surrounded by a nice pine forest.
Day 13 ŠOLTA (Tatinja bay) - TROGIR 13NM
“City of the happy moment”. Trogir considers being the best-preserved Romanesque-Gothic city in Central Europe.
Trogir is one of the most beautiful Croatian small towns. The old city core is on an island, connected by one bridge to the mainland, and by another bridge to the island of Čiovo.
Since 1997. is under UNESCO protection. Well-preserved city walls, doors, palaces, several churches, and monasteries. St. John’s cathedral with masterpiece Portal of Master Radovan. The Romanesque art of Radovan’s portal describes the humanistic truth of redemption and shows us that good and love always outweigh evil.
This is just part of what you can expect to see in this charming little town of cozy narrow streets paved by yellow smooth stone.
This historical town is just 10 minutes away from Split International Airport with three nautical marinas in a radius of 3 km. These facts make it a perfect departure point for sailing holidays and cruising along the Adriatic Sea.
Day 14 TROGIR - DRVENIK VELI (Blue Lagoon, Krknjaši) 6NM
The most popular beach and the anchorage by the small group of the islands Krknjaši. Blue Lagoon is an ideal anchorage to spend a day swimming and snorkeling.
Day 15 DRVENIK VELI - SPLIT 12NM
The walk through the ancient city “Diocletian Palace” and medieval Squares will make you feel like you travel through time. The Palace was built by the Roman emperor Diocletian.
Split is a venue for an excellent gourmet and wine experience, with numerous traditional restaurants, taverns, and pastries.
Split is a perfect place to start and finish Your sailing vacation in Croatia. In the area 50 km around Split, you can charter a yacht and set off from six nautical marinas. Basically, you can find and rent any type of vessel: sailboat, sail or power catamaran, small motorboat or luxury motor yacht, gulet, or luxury motorsailer.