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One week sailing in Croatia itinerary

Sailing in Croatia will ensure you make the most out of your stay in one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. Featuring a seemingly endless and stunning coastline, Croatia offers the perfect vacation destination with a multitude of exotic islands, interesting culture, delicious cuisine, and relaxing lifestyle. Keeping in mind the most important places you must visit, here is the perfect itinerary to enjoy one week sailing in Croatia:

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Day 1: Split

boats sailing to harbor of Split in Croatia


The Split is the most popular place to begin a trip through Croatia, and this is also particularly ideal when taking a one-way route as you will avoid wasting time travelling back and forth. The main airports are also in Split, and it is located near the coast, offering easy access whichever mode of transportation you would prefer.

Some of the attractions you can visit in Split include:

  • Diocletian’s Palace
  • Marjan Hill
  • Cathedral of Saint Domnius
  • Ivan Meštrović Gallery
  • Hajduk Split Stadium
  • Riva Cafes

Day 2: Brac

sailing boats near Brac Croatia

Source: Atlas Croatia

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As the third largest island in Croatia, Brač is very close to Split. It is quite popular for its enchanting houses, buildings, and other colourful landmarks. These are iconic in many ways as they sit overlooking the serene blue waters and perfect beaches. The most popular of these sandy stretches is the white beach of Zlatni Rat, and the spectacular views are accompanied by fine cuisine with unlimited gourmet dishes.

Here are the best places to check out on a day visit to the Brač Island:

  • Blaca Hermitage eco-museum
  • Supetar Cemetery
  • Olive Oil Tasting Houses
  • Vidova Gora

Day 3 & 4: Hvar Island

boats docked on Hvar island in Croatia

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Welcoming guests, including rich and sometimes famous, the island of Hvar entices visitors to stay longer than just a day which is largely due to this being such a breathtaking island with magical coves. You can reach Hvar from Brač quite easily, and the Mediterranean atmosphere really radiates in every corner of this part of the world.  On Hvar, you can expect to sit back and unwind as you immerse yourself with the peacefulness of the many villages with harmonious hues.

Just make sure you take a tour of these sites on Hvar:

  • Fortress
  • Pakleni Islands
  • Dubovica and Jagoda

Day 4 & 5: Korcula Island for Two Days and Night

magical landscapes and town overview of Korcula island in Croatia

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This majestic destination served as home to Marco Polo. Moreover, the medieval towers on the island remain enchanting with haunting city walls still fortifying the harbour. It is a fantastic place to enjoy a guided tour, and on the central plaza, you can bask in the quiet atmosphere as you marvel at the 14th-century cathedral of St. Mark. It is indeed a wonderful place to see the local history but make no mistake; it is the inviting coves and alluring ports of Korčula island which make it such a popular place to explore.

Here are best places to visit while in Korčula Island:

  • Marco Polo’s residence
  • Korčula Cathedral
  • Pupnatsa Luka cove
  • Lumbarda
  • Przina
  • Moreska Dance Performance site

Day 6: Day tour to Mljet

green landscape and magical azure waters of Mljet island in Croatia

Source: Dubrovnik

On the last day of the tour, check out this day tour to Mljet National Park. This amazing park includes the western part of the island including the Malo jezero, Soline Bay, Sea bet, and Velico jezero.  Mljet was even favored around the 950 through the Byzantine Emperor Constantine VIII Prophyrogenitos. Simply get a ticket and walk or cycle to the Veliko Jezer. At the heart of the park, you will also find the Benedictine monastery.

Day 7: Dubrovnik Night Trip

Dubrovnik fortress and sailing boats docked in the marina

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As your incredible week sailing in Croatia comes to an end, this night tour of the capital offers a memorable view, and it is here you can experience one of a fascinating city in Europe, Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik is an Old Town with 16th century stone walls and impressive architecture while interestingly, many of the locations around the city serve as filming location to the popular Game of Thrones.

Some of the best places to visit in Dubrovnik are as follows:

  • Blaise Church
  • Renaissance Sponza Place
  • Gothic Rector’s Palace Museum
  • Stradun
  • Srd
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