Route T3 Highlights of Central Dalmatia & Dubrovnik Riviera
1 week - from Trogir
Saturday: Boarding in Trogir from 11:30 am until 1:00 pm; shortly afterwards departure. We stop in one of the bays on the island of Čiovo, where we will have our first chance to dip into the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. We then continue to Makarska Riviera, known for its beautiful fine gravel beaches which lined up here, punctuated by rocky for-mations, like a pearl necklace. Overnight stay in Brela, Baška Voda or Makarska. For guest arriving later - transfer to Makarska Riviera and boarding in the evening.
Sunday: Passing the islands of Brač and Hvar, we head towards the peninsula of Pelješac, famous for its excellent red wine. After a swim in one of the coves of Pelješac, we head for the bay of Pomena, on the island of Mljet. Part of the island was declared National Park - two saltwater lakes (in the larger of the two lakes you will find a small island with a former monastery) are connected to the sea by a narrow channel. Don’t miss the opportu-nity to visit the National Park (admission, including the boat ride to the monastery: about 15 €, payable on-site). We recommend a swim in the saltwater lakes, where the tempera-ture is always 2°C above the temperature of the sea. Overnight stay in Pomena.
Monday: We leave the island of Mljet and continue our journey south. After a swimming break at the Elafiti Islands, we will enter the port of Dubrovnik at around 4:00 pm (dis-tance to the old town: a good half hour walk or a few minutes by bus, which departs right next our vessels; the bus leaves every 15 minutes, fare is 10 Kuna, last return journey at around 2.00 am) and you have the rest of the day to discover and enjoy this unique town, which resembles a museum. Stroll through the famous "Stradun”, take a walk along the massive city walls and visit the many sights.
Tuesday: Dubrovnik is also called the "Pearl of the Adriatic", since in the Middle Age the city counted among the most important economic and cultural centres of the Mediterra-nean area. Today, the Old City unfolds a unique open air museum with countless attrac-tions. We will have plenty of time to explore the old town of Dubrovnik, since today we will set sail only at midday. Overnight stay in the small town of Slano, a picturesque fish-ing village; it lies north of Dubrovnik, in a deep bay, which in earlier times was used as a natural harbour. Before we will anchor in Slano, we will stop at the Elafiti Islands, where we will take a refreshing dip in one of the many bays. Alternatively, overnight stay in a fishing village on the island of Šipan.
Wednesday: We continue north and head for the island of Korčula. Korčula has one of the most beautiful old towns in Dalmatia and because of its fortress-like appearance it is often called "Little Dubrovnik". In antiquity, the island was also named "Black Island", because of its vast pine forests. Overnight stay in the birthplace of the famous sailor and explorer Marco Polo.
Thursday: From Korčula we set sail towards Hvar - the island is known for its mild climate and vast lavender fields. The port of the homonymous capital of the island lies at the foot of a fortress, which offers a fantastic view on the offshore island group of "Pakleni otoci“. Due to the large amount of ships and yachts, it may be very crowded in the small harbour of Hvar; therefore the captain may decide to moor in a nearby cove, instead of spending the night in Hvar.
Friday: We pass the island of Brač and after a swimming break in a bay on the island of Šolta, we will bid farewell to the Dalmatian islands and return to the starting point of our journey, Trogir, with its beautiful old town, protected by the UNESCO and also called "Museum City". Enjoy the experience of walking through the winding streets in the afternoon or evening, and discover walls, towers, churches, frescoes and vaults or just take a look into the old yards.
Saturday: After breakfast, around 9.00 am, disembarkation.