Enjoy the best of Dalmatia in this 1-week route
DAY 1: Split – Brac (Povlja) (20 NM)
Start your sailing with a sunset swimming in Povlja, a traditional Dalmatian village that’s surrounded by numerous bays. A place full of natural beauty perfect for snorkeling and sailing.
DAY 2: Brac – Hvar – Pakleni islands (21 + 2 NM)
Continue towards the sunniest island in the Adriatic with the oldest theater in Europe (opened for public in 1612) – Hvar and the Pakleni islands are the perfect destinations for those who like historical sites in combination with superb restaurants and exciting nightlife.
DAY 3: Hvar – Vela Luka (17 NM)
Head in the direction of the island of Korcula and stop by Vela Luka, a typical Dalmatian town located on the western side of the island. Luka (which means “harbor” in Croatian) is what its citizens call it. Downtown Vela Luka features the “Center for Culture”, with archaeological findings from the Neolithic Period from the local Vela Spila (Big Cave) and an international collection of drawings, graphics and small sculptures. Over 200 items have been collected over the years and were gifts from various artists - the most famous of them being Henry Moore and some other such as Edo Murtic, Ivan Kozaric, Branko Ruzic, Ivan Picelj, Valerio Adami, Jesus Raphael Soto, Tadeusz Kantor, Errò and many others. Summer working hours: Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 13.00 and 19.00- 22.00 (20.00 – 23.00)
DAY 4: Vela Luka – Trpanj (18 NM)
Leave Korcula and head to the Peljesac peninsula. Trpanj is one of the oldest towns on the peninsula and you can take the stairs built some 80 years ago to Gradina, a fortress from the Illyrian and Roman period and renewed as a part of the Byzantine defense system along the coast in the 6th century AD. Several churches and chapels add to the charm of the town, as does the only tuna bar on the Adriatic. The sightly eccentric and peculiar owner/artist barba Jakov Begovic is licensed to catch tuna, so you'll be able to enjoy the freshest tuna and other sea food specialties at the perfect location just next to the town's largest beach - Zalo.
DAY 5: Trpanj - Korcula (22 NM)
Trace back a bit and return to Korcula island. Stop by Loviste, located in the western part of the peninsula, where you can indulge in a snorkeling adventure or choose one of many beaches on the island of Korcula: Vaja, Kneza or Tri Zala. The alleged birthplace of Marco Polo, the world famous explorer and travel writer, and the place where Moreska, a type of Spanish medieval knights' dance with swords, is being performed.
DAY 6: Korcula – Mljet (18 NM)
Continue to the island of Mljet, where all passionate lovers of natural beauty will enjoy the island, especially the National Park, located in the western part of the island. The National Park features two lakes connected by a bridge. In the larger lake, Velo jezero, there is a small island with a Benedictine monastery, built in the 12th century. Visiting the monastery is one way of enjoying the national park, renting bikes and cycling around the two lakes is another and snorkeling through the mussel and coral varieties in both lakes is the third option. You can check the entrance ticket prices on the NP's official website. Anchor in Pomena or Polace depending on availability (or preference or weather conditions).
DAY 7: Mljet – Sipan – Slano (33 + 6 NM)
On your way to Sipan and final destination - Slano, choose the southern route. One of the most intriguing locations on this route is most definitely Odysseus's cave. According to the Greek legend, after a shipwreck that happened close to Mljet, Odysseus swam into this cave and was captivated by the nymph Calypso. This would mean Mljet is the mythical Ogygia island. Saplunara Bay with a nice sandy beach is also a good place for a stop. Stop by Sipanski porat and enjoy some swimming, snorkeling and doing other water activities around the biggest of the Elaphiti islands before you reach your final destination – the brand new marina in Slano.
Total sailing distance: 157 NM
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Here is a map to help you get a better idea of the distances and relations between destinations. PLEASE NOTE that this is just an informative itinerary suggestion and we advise you plan the exact route according to official navigational maps where you will find the information necessary for safe navigation (issued by Hrvatski hidrografski institut - Hydrographic Institute of the Republic of Croatia). You can find them aboard every one of our vessels.