8 Day Croatia Crewed Catamaran Itinerary
Croatia 8 Day Crewed Catamaran Itinerary - Discover Trogir, Solta, Brac, Hvar, Vis, Korcula & Split
Croatia is a truly awe-inspiring destination, made even better when navigated by boat! Our luxury crewed catamarans provide stability and style, you can easily hop from island to island and make the most of your time in the idyllic region of Dalmatia. Taste some beautiful fresh produce both on the shore and on board, and experience the Mediterranean the way it used to be! This itinerary provides a guideline of where you could visit during your week in the sun.
Before embarking your luxury crewed catamaran in Trogir, why not explore this charming town and its picturesque winding streets. Trogir earned its status as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites in 1997 due to the many beautiful Romanesque and Renaissance buildings that remain standing to this day.
So there are plenty of wondrous sites for you to start off your Dalmatian coast holiday in high spirits! Explore the medieval castle and wander down the seaside promenade that is brimming with lively restaurants, bars and boutiques. After exploring, make sure you get settled in to your luxury catamaran and get to know your crew, before setting sail over to the island of Solta.
On your way over to Solta, feel free to stop over at the Blue Lagoon in Krknjaši – this is an ideal spot to try out some of your on board water toys and see some of Croatia’s spectacular aquatic life whilst snorkeling. Once you have arrived in Solta, get out your diving gear too, as this island has many popular diving destinations, such as Livka, Stračinska, Senjska and Jorja Bay – you can find some beautiful coral reefs, underwater caves and even shipwrecks!
Solta is a beautiful naturally wooded island that is covered in wild flora – for those more adventurous, you can take the mountain bike trail from Maslinica to Stomorska and see the beautiful olive groves and vineyards looking out over the Adriatic Sea. Stay overnight here and then set sail for Brac in the morning.
Brac is the largest of the Dalmatian Islands and is characterized by its karst limestone landscape. The Romans knew the excellent quality of this beautiful stone and used it to build cities and palaces all over Dalmatia that still remain standing today!
A must-see spot on the island is the well-known Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn) Beach that is located just west of the charming coastal town of Bol. This beach is the epitome of Adriatic natural beauty – you can lie here for hours whiling away the afternoon, looking out onto the crystal clear waters and relaxing on the ivory sand. In the town of Bol, make sure to stop at Ranč, a wonderful traditionally Croatian restaurant that serves fantastic roasted lamb and octopus.
In the morning of Day 4, cruise over to Hvar to explore this wonderfully dynamic island. Known to be the sunniest place in Croatia, there is something for everyone in Hvar – the island boasts beautiful beaches, hidden coves, fragrant landscapes and a lively nightlife! Hvar Town is a very vibrant place, where yachters and partygoers alike come from all over the world to experience the VIP parties, elegant restaurants and stylish hotels.
Yet, if you are in search of something slightly more subdued, why not sail over to the south west of the island where you will find the ‘Pakleni Otoci’ (Resin Islands), a small cluster of islands and islets that are perfect to explore on your luxury catamaran. Set up anchor in some of Croatia’s most beautiful and isolated coves and enjoy a fantastic traditional lunch made with some of the local olive oil, honey, rosemary and lavender.
On Day 5 continue to cruise to the Island of Vis. This island is said to be the most mysterious of the Dalmatian Islands – it is the furthest from the coast and for years it was used as a military base and cut off from tourists, meaning it is considerably less developed than other Croatian islands.
Vis’ lack of development has now recently attracted many tourists looking for an authentic, natural and tranquil holiday destination. The romantic port town of Komiza is a lovely place to visit for the day and have a light lunch on the seafront. Then cruise over to the smaller island of Biševo and explore the fascinating Blue Cave for a truly enchanting experience!
After spending the night in Vis, make your way over to Korcula, a unique island that is rich in olive groves, vineyards and small villages with winding streets and charming eateries. This idyllic island was in fact the birthplace of Marco Polo – so why not take a tour around the medieval towers and walls in the spirit of the famed explorer!
Whilst in Korcula, you must try their typical pošip grape white wines that are celebrated throughout the Dalmatia region. Stay the night here after a beautiful moonlit dinner on your luxury crewed catamaran, and start the journey up to Split in the morning.
On your arrival in Split, you can take in the magnificent and medieval grandeur of Diocletian’s Palace, the Cathedral of St. Duje, Peristyle and the monument of Grgur Ninski. Then explore the streets of this vibrant Dalmatian city that is rich in culture and history, and discover the true Croatian lifestyle at its best. There are countless restaurants where you can taste some fantastic local delicacies and wines, as well as new and modern bars that are at the height of sophistication.
Day 8: Return to Trogir
On your final morning you can say your goodbyes to the crew and thank them for all their amazing work. Make your way back to Trogir and perhaps have a last look around before the end of your wonderful yacht charter experience in Croatia!