Perfect little getaway for you and your sweetheart
Day 1: Split – Krknjasi (Drvenik Veli) – Maslinica (island Solta) – 15 NM
Sailing to Krknjasi, a beautiful blue lagoon that sets you in the romantic mood. Located on the southeastern part of the island Drvenik Veli the cove has a nice pebbled beach, sandy shoals and many shades of blue. It is well protected from all direction except S and SE direction. You can admire the first breathtaking sunset here or head over early to overnight at Martinis Marchi (Maslinica, on the island of Solta). The sunset in Maslinica is just as beautiful because of 7 islands just in front of the village that make a perfect „crown“ that surrounds the sun.
Day 2: Maslinica – Komiza – 26 NM
Set sails for the island of Vis. Stop at Okljucna bay. The bay is well protected by a natural breakwater and several former fishing houses add to its charm. Head out to the final destination for the day - Komiža. Taste some local cuisine in one of many restaurants. We recommend Taverns Bako (adorned in hydro archeological exhibits and fishing equipment) or Jastožera (a place famous as being the perfect spot for wedding proposals).
Day 3: Komiža – Bisevo – Vis – 24 NM
Get to Biševo early to avoid crowds in high season (the visit to the cave is really short). Continue your tour de Vis. Some of the suggested spots to visit: Stiniva beach (the place is very popular and quite crowded with excursion boats from Split and Hvar arriving hourly), the Green cave on the island of Ravnik and Stončica bay with the lovely sandy beach and an octagonal lighthouse that bears the same name as the bay. Drop anchor for the night in Vis.
Day 4: Vis – Palmizana – 10 NM
Depart for Palmizana – a part of Pakleni islands. Anchor in Vinogradisce or Zdrilac bay if weather conditions allow it or ACI Palmizana to stay on the safe side. Explore the islands on foot or on SUP boards or snorkel your way through the underwater world. Find romance either in Meneghello or Toto's restaurant owned by the same family but one located within a private botanical garden and the other a private art gallery with exhibits gathered over the years.
Day 5: Palmizana – Stari Grad – 21 NM
Enjoy some skinny dipping in the Pakleni islands, more snorkeling or head over to sip coffee slowly in Hvar town before heading for Stari Grad. If a renaissance castle Tvrdalj, built for Petar Hektorovic that was constructed in the 1600's as a micro-cosmos with all living beings in it (humans, birds, fish, and herbs), isn't romantic enough for you, then head over to Škor Square that resembles a theater stage. Or admire the Stari Grad Plain (a UNESCO site) – a cultured landscape formed 2400 years ago by the Greek colonists into rectangular plots of 180x900 m and fenced with drywall. The plain has kept its form throughout the centuries and is a stunning example of man's collaboration with nature.
Day 6: Stari Grad – Bol – 10 NM
Head for the island of Brač and the famous beach in Bol. Zlatni rat – Golden Cape is a stunning white pebble beach that stretches into the Adriatic for 1000 meters (approximately 0.5 miles). The perfect combination of the white beach with the pine forest in the back and the impressive summit of Vidova Gora (it is also the highest peak of the Adriatic Archipelago with 778 m, approximately 2.560 feet, above sea level), makes for a very romantic sight. After you've admired the view, get some fine local wine, lamb, and cheese to complement the experience. If weather conditions allow it overnight in Bol, if not, you can head off to Jelsa or Vrboska that are just across the channel, on the island of Hvar.
Day 7: Bol - Split - 18 NM
Start heading for Split during the morning and we propose a stop at Pustinja Blaca. It's on your way and a perfect site to finish your romantic sailing adventure. Anchor in Popova vala (Priest's cove) and hike away for 45 minutes to reach this pustinja. The word literally means desert in Croatian, but this is no desert with sand, dunes and water deficiency. The term is used to denote the seclusion and isolation so that the hermits could dedicate themselves to prayer and spiritual life. It was founded in the 16th century by the monks who were escaping the Ottoman invasions from the mainland. They started with a small cave and farming the lands and have eventually grown into a self-sustaining economy and educational center. This is now a museum and you can visit the church, monastery, astronomical observatory, library and printing press from 9-17 in high season and 9-15 in the off-season, every day except Mondays. Make sure to wear your walking shoes and take sufficient amounts of water as there are no shops nor cafés in the vicinity.
After this retreat, you can continue sailing towards Split and finish the day in our safe marina and explore the Diocletian's palace that evolved into a city.
Total sailing distance: 134 NM
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