August 1st to 8th, 2018
DAY 1: SPLIT – PUČIŠĆA
Arriving in Split’s port and embarking the ship in the morning, check -in and accommodation in cabins. Welcome on board: a welcome drink and a snack along with familiarizing with the crew and programme managers who will inform you in detail of the day and weekly flow of the trip and give you all the useful information.
Split is situated at the very centre of the Dalmatian coast (Dalmatia = south of Croatia). It is the biggest town in Dalmatia and second largest in whole of Croatia. It is indeed a remarkable city bursting with vital life energy, which was also recognized by the Roman emperor Diocletian who decided to build his famous palace precisely on these grounds.
We depart Split Harbour at 1pm and commence sailing towards to our first destination – Pučišća.
This beautiful place arose from stone in a deep cove on the north of Brač. Nicely built stone houses with paved white roofs give the place its charm. Pučišća has always been known for its culture of stone masonry. The harmony and homogeneousness of the plebeian houses, the Renaissance palaces and Baroque buildings made from the white stone of Brač leave every visitor breathless. This tradition of stone masonry is continued in Stone Mason School in Pučišća. The School exhibits are very popular among tourists. Cultural manifestations such as Summer of Culture, International Summer School of Music and Brač Summer Music Festival together with the serenity of the place will make a summer here an unforgettable experience.
DAY 2: PUČIŠĆA – BOL
Bol with one of the most beautiful beaches in the world – Zlatni rat (the Golden Horn Beach) that came to be due to the effect of the specific sea currents.
The beach has the shape of a swan’s neck and it stretches as far as 500m at the right angle into the sea. It is an amazing beach because it constantly changes its shape, position and length. These features depend on the wind direction and influence of the sea currents which constantly reshape the beach.
Bol has been the holidaymaking champion of Croatia for many years now. This prestigious title was earned through the efforts to ensure a near environment and plenty of fun to its visitors, together with the many natural and cultural sights it boasts. Bol is situated on the sparsely-populated southern side of Brač, a place of untouched nature, the remains of hermitic enclaves, beaches of delicate shingles.
DAY 3: BOL – STARI GRAD
Stari Grad (Pharos) is the oldest town in Croatia. The same year – 384 b.c. when greek philoshoper Aristotel was born in Trakia, the greeks from the island of Paros in Agean sea have settled the town on the island of Hvar, and named it Pharos.
Stari Grad (eng. “old town”) is historical heart of the island of Hvar. The town is situated in a landscape where the blue of the deep bay touches the green of the wide an famous field of Pharos, with vineyards and olive-groves. The fields used to provide sustenance and the bay provided protection.
Today, both the fields and the bay add an attractive quality to the island, in which the modern vacation sights have become intertwined with the antiquities of the town and of the island.
DAY 4: STARI GRAD – HVAR
On day four of our raw vegan cruise we will sail towards Hvar island and the town of the same name. Relax in the Croatian sunshine or take a dip into the refreshing Adriatic at our mid-morning swim stop before lunch is served on board.
After lunch we continue onto Hvar island. Hvar is the most beautiful and the nicest smelling island in the world! Every year, the most prestigious tourist magazines enlist this island among 10 most captivating islands in the world, and if we may add, it is also one of the most fragrant islands in the world too, due to its vast lavender fields that are used to produce exquisite essential oils.
Town of Hvar still remains authentic to it’s roots with cobbled streets and historic architecture. The 7th century fort overlooking the town is a must-see for breathtaking views. We will take you for a walk around Hvar to see the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, as well as the oldest community theater in Europe, which dates back to 1612.
DAY 5: HVAR – VIS
Vis is the farthest inhabited island off the Croatian mainland. It’s a very small and sleepy island with allure of a Bond-villain hideout.
Vis is filled with historical heritage. Greek and Roman mosaics are in the undergrowth as well as a museum in Kut; Venetian houses make Komiža postcard-pretty; and forts built by the Austrians and the British crumble among the pines. And, like Capri, only without all the tourists, it has a wild interior, rising to Mount Huma, a playground for activities and adventures, and the coast is scalloped by tiny bays. Stiniva in the south of Vis island is one of the loveliest in the Mediterranean.
You will be delighted with the heavenly untouched nature, the turquoise glimmer of its hidden caverns and the volcanic islets of its archipelago.
DAY 6: VIS – ŠOLTA
Šolta belongs to the middle Dalmatian islands. It lies in the central part of the Adriatic Sea, near its eastern coast. It’s surrounded by christal clear sea and enriched by numorous pebble beaches not busy with bathers.
This lovely, wooded island (59 sq km) is a popular getaway for Split inhabitants escaping the sultry summer heat. The island’s main entry point is Rogač, where ferries from Split tie up on the edge of a large bay. A shady path leads around the bay to smaller coves with rocky beaches, and a small road leads uphill to the island’s administrative centre of Grohote, with a market and shops. Maslinica is the island’s prettiest settlement, with seven islets offshore, a handful of restaurants, a luxurious heritage hotel and a good choice of private accommodation. Another gorgeous village is Stomorska, with its pretty sheltered harbour popular with yachters.
DAY 7: ŠOLTA – TROGIR
As your walk takes you along the Trogir Riviera, a succession of coastal towns springs up, the promises of an idyllic holiday. Soon, the jewel of UNESCO’s world heritage list – the Old Town of Trogir.
Aside from families of holidaymakers, the Trogir Riviera, with its four marinas, is a major site for yachhters, who will take pleasure exploring the surrounding archipelago.
DAY 8: TROGIR – SPLIT
Early morning we will be heading back to Split. We will need to disembark the yacht around 10 am.
Split is the biggest town in Dalmatia and second largest in whole of Croatia. It is indeed a remarkable city bursting with vital life energy, which was also recognized by the Roman emperor Diocletian who decided to build his famous palace precisely on these grounds.