Šipanska luka (the port of Šipan) provides a good shelter from all winds. There are only two settlements at the island – Suđurađ and Šipanska luka which are connected by a 5.2. km long road. Coves, bays and beaches of Šipan were recognized by Dubrovnik’s nobility in the early times of Dubrovnik’s Republic, but also for its beauty, peace and picturesque countryside. The entire island exudes tranquility and peace. There is a supermarket, bakery and several bars and taverns in Šipanska luka and Suđurađ, as well as numerous medieval mansions and churches.
Polače refers to the biggest and the main port of Mljet National Park and it is one of the most protected ports in this part of the Adriatic. Diving, hiking and mountain bike trips to the Mljet National Park are available in Polače as well as the grocery store and a bakery. Few restaurants offer free mooring, but there is good anchorage area as well.
Skrivena luka or the hidden port (literally translated from Croatian) refers to the bay on S side of island Lastovo, famous for its crystal clear turquoise waters, beautiful environment and untouched virgin natural environment. The bay offers an excellent anchorage while one of the most beautiful views at south Adriatic is offered from cape Struga, at the S part of the bay. If contacted, the lighthouse keeper’s family could provide you the unforgettable meal while the lighthouse keeper would take you fishing if you deserve it. Lastovo island along with its archipelagos on both W and an E side refer to the pearl of the Adriatic billow and is declared a Natural Park for its diversity of flora and fauna.
Vela Luka is a pleasant small town with rich cultural heritage located on W side of island Korčula. Before Vela Luka became attractive to tourists it was known as town of fishermen and farmers. Today there is still a lot fishermen, olive oil and vine producers but the tourism is the most important. Vela Luka is surrounded with many beautiful beaches and bays. Above the town among olive groves there is also an extraordinary site Vela Spila (The Great Cave). Harbour inVela Luka is exposed to the W wind, anchorage is advised in the cove Plitvine. The fuel station is located in the harbour.
Island of Vis, also known as the pearl among Croatian Adriatic, used to be a military zone during Yugoslavia and it was forbidden for foreigners until late 1980s. Thanks to the natural beauty, unique history and cultural heritage, the island Vis became a very famous tourist destination. The movie Mamma mia 2 was filmed on this amazing island. While visiting Vis, an excursion to Modra Špilja (Blue Cave) and/or Green Cave is a must. The visit to Modra špilja cave is possible by tender, but without using the outboard engine. The skipper has to manuevre the yacht in front of the entrance while the crew has to row the tender into the cave. The other possibility to visit the cave is if the yacht is moored or anchored at Mezoporat while visitors are taken to the cave by the official tour-boat. The best and the fastest option is to take a boat tour for both locations.
The pier on the waterfront of Vis port is equipped with electric power and fresh water. Those yachtsmen who spend the night on the buoy are allowed to moor the next morning and refill water tanks and batteries. Separated mooring spot is at Kut, the E corner of Vis bay, where some of the best restaurants of the island are situated. Some of the most popular restaurants lie in the plain just in the middle of the island where visitors can be taken by shuttles available the port of Vis. Since island Vis was forbidden to foreigners until late '80s due to many military facilities on the island, a special offer is the tour around the interior of the island, visiting tunnels and hidden hangars of the former army.
The visit to Modra špilja cave is possible by tender, but without using the outboard engine. The skipper has to manuevre the yacht in front of the entrance while the crew has to row the tender into the cave. The other possibility to visit the cave is if yacht is moored or anchored at Mezoporat while visitors are taken to the cave by official tour-boat.
Komiža is positioned in the deep-lying open port on the western coastline of the island Vis under the slopes of nearly 600 meter high Mt. Hum. If anchoring in Komiža bay, extra care is required due to rather strong winds descending from the surrounding hills into the bay. Yachtsmen who moored on the buoy are allowed to take the mooring at the pier next morning, after other boats leave the port. The use of mooring, electric power and fresh water is included in the price of buoy. Komiža amazes visitors with its narrow streets, attractive stone houses squeezed together along the harbor and numerous beaches. Along the entire eastern coast of Komiža bay there are many pebbly beaches with springs of fresh water. Furthermore, Komiža is not only adored by yachting people but also by those who like diving, hiking, paragliding or other adventure sports since several agencies and diving centers offer different activities starting from Komiža.
Once fishermen village, Maslinica nowadays became one of central Dalmaita’s yachting hotspots due to its newly built marina as a part of complex of Martinis – Marchi castle hotel. Marina is equipped with electric power, fresh water and public facilities while the castle offers delicious meals in its restaurant. Anchoring is possible between islets Saskinja and Polebrnjak just in front of the village. Party animals are welcome to Šešula bay, next door to Maslinica where some buoys are moored. Cocktail bar and the restaurant are on the waterfront just above the bay. Bakery and supermarket along with some restaurants and bars are in the very center of Maslinica.
Founded in the 15th century as a fishing harbor, Vrboska is best known for the fortress Church of Sv. Marija (St Mary), built as a refuge for its inhabitants during the 16th century. Apart of this genuine cultural site, Vrboska offers relaxed and quiet environment and a romantic walk alongside the banks of its canal. There is a supermarket and bakery in the village as well as the gas station at the marina.
On the northern side of the island of Hvar at the end of 4 NM long bay, the historical jewel Stari Grad is located, surrounded by the pine tree forest, vineyards and olive-groves. The city dates back to the 384 BC when the ancient Greeks sailors arrived and built beautiful Faros, today known as Stari Grad. Stari Grad's plain and the historic centre of the city are listed under the UNESCO List of the World Heritage sites. If you are a professional sailor or just a sea and boat lover, Stari Grad is a perfect stop for you. Visiting the city built by the Greek sailors by yacht makes the best story for a perfect vacation. Harbour offers 100 berths equipped with fresh water and electricity, toilets and showers. It is very well protected for all winds except W winds.
Šćedro is a lovely small island located between the islands of Korčula and Hvar. The island has very safe bays and coves for anchoring. Even dating back to the ancient times, Šćedro was a known place for safe harbouring. In 49BC one of the most epic battles between Caesar and Pompeius took place on Šćedro. While taking a walk to the hill it is easy to notice nice old stone houses from Nastane, an abandoned village. Šćedro offers beautiful and quiet beaches, nice roads for romantic walks through the island and a restaurant with a traditional Dalmatian cousine. Bay is very well protected to all winds except N and NE winds.
Korčula town refers to the cultural and tourist center of the island Korčula. Inhabited from the times of ancient Greeks and Romans, Korčula achieved its peak during the medieval times. Numerous bars, restaurants, taverns as well as jewelry shops and art galleries are located within the city walls where traditional combat sword dance called Moreška takes place every Thursday night. Since Korčula is also known as the birthplace of Marco Polo, the visit to museum dedicated to him is inevitable.
Prožura is located in a beautiful bay on the eastern part of the north coast of the Mljet island. It is a small fishermen's village with population of 53 citizens. This bay is very popular among the sailors because it offers very good shelter, except to N and NE winds. The island holds only few houses, apartments, a small fortress, a church and few local restaurants which offer tasty local specialities.
Cavtat is an unique small town positioned 20km SE from Dubrovnik on the wooded peninsula Rat. Historical name of the city was Epidaurus, and it was founded by the Greeks in the 6th century BC. It changed its name to Epiderium in 228BC when it started being under the Roman rule. In the 7th century the city was destroyed by the Slavs and Avars. This had forced refugees from Epidaurum to move the nearby island Laus also known as Ragusa, which evolved into the city of Dubrovnik. The charm of this old city lies in the historic buildings and culture which belong to the Renaissance culture with traces of the Gothic style. City is peaceful and beautiful, a perfect place for romantic walks through the city with amazing restaurants located by the sea which offer oustanding view.
On our way to Dubrovnik we will stop on the island Lokrum. Lokrum is a perfect getaway from the overcrowded Dubrovnik. The two are connected by a transfer boat which is running every half an hour. No one is allowed to stay overnight on the island because of the ancient legend. However, it is an ideal place to spend a day walking through beautiful botanical gardens, visiting Benedictine Monastery ruins, taking a swim or