The southern islands of Dalmatia offer an interesting mix out of exciting sailing, calm anchorages and vibrant cities.
KotorKotor is in Europe's southernmost fjord, one of the most beautiful bays of Montenegro, outlined with up to 1900 meters high green mountain chains. The city Kotor looks back on 2300 years old European history and belongs to the UNESCO world heritage sites. In the well-kept old town of Kotor tasty restaurants, little boutiques and vibrant bars will await your visit.
DubrovnikDubrovnik enchants its visitors with its breathtaking old town, that is enclosed by the historic city walls. Magnificent town houses and palaces from the 11. until the 17. Century shaped the cityscape. Whilst King Richard the Lionheart was on his way back from the crusades he found shelter from an arising storm in Lokrum, an island in front of Dubrovnik. The upstream Elaphiti Islands Sipan, Lopud and Kolocep are Croatian gems.
MljetMlje fascinates with its lushes under water world, beautiful beaches, marvelous vegetation. The city is well known for its wine, olives and goat cheese.
KorculaKorcula one of the most beautiful islands in the Adriatic Sea is shaped by its fortification wall, churches and palaces. In the small side streets you will find excellent restaurants. According to some historians Marco Polo was in fact born and raised in Korcula. Next to its vibrant history Korcula is also very well known for its wine.
HvarThe elongated island Hvar hold the record for the most sunny days of the year. Hvar is famous for its delicious wine, fragrant lavender, and outstanding honey. One day is just not enough to explore the fascinating island. Sights showing the history of 2400 year pop up in the middle of the landscape. Beautiful anchorages invite you to linger and enjoy the surrounding. In the time of the Venetian republic the city Hvar was the wealthiest city in Dalmatia. Almost every ship on its way to Venice docked in Hvar. Today live throbs here in summer. Croatian zest of life mixed with the holiday mood of the tourists turn short evenings into long party nights. Cathedral, monastary, arsenal, the theater and multiple renaissance buildings, palm trees and excellent restaurants welcome the visitor. Directly at the peer the legendary Carpe Diem invites you to dance under the palm trees. The view from the fortress on to the harbour and the surrounding Pakleni islands early in the morning make it an intimate and spiritual moment.
Incase you can't find an anchorage in Hvar sails over to Palmizana a popular Pakleni-Island. You will be able to choose between a large ACI-Marina and a Mooring spot in the bay. In the evening the restaurants compete for the most original concept. There is a prevailing South Pacific flair in Hvar. In the early morning we suggest taking a stroll through the Meneghellos estate. Over generations the Meneghellos have build a botanical garden with plants form all over the world making it a fascinating art piece. The botanical garden is open to the public. As well the smaller , partially bewildered islands with beautiful sand beaches are worth a visit.
VisVis seems like a fairy tail island with its breath taking landscape and old towns. The island was once a restricted zone by the Partisan military left behind impressing bunkers. Today the nature paradise profits off the restricted zone time. At noon the light projects a magical aquamarine and silver colour in the blue grotto.
BracBrac is a fantastic spot to dive and snorkel. The Golden Horn in the south of the island is one of the most famous beaches of Croatia. Depending on the direction of the wind and waves the island changes its form.
TrogirTrogir inspires through its Roman-Gothic city center, which is renowned to be the best preserved city center of the epoch in Central Europe. Buildings from the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Barock time tell us the history from many centuries in the Mediterranean.
SplitSplit is the largest city in Dalmatia. The city has been constructed around the huge Diocletian's Palace, the largest and best preserved late antiquity palace in the world. In Split, you will find many interesting museums and galleries.
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Infrastructure: outstanding, especially in Montenegro.
Currency: Croatian Kuna, Montengro Euro.
Weather: Air temperature June-September between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius. Water temperature between 21 and 25 degrees Celsius.
Wind: In the summer very moderate. The bora starts suddenly and lasts in the summer usually around 2 days.