From Split to Vis. Catamaran charter route suggestion.
When renting a catamaran charter in Croatia, your are not renting just a vessel. You are renting an experience. We have several routes prepared for you and will publish them here along with all the links necessary to get even more information about places to visit.
If you are starting in Split here is one suggestion where to go and what to see, plus our suggestion of a catamaran to sail with. Normally you charter a catamaran from Saturday to Saturday. Therefor this trip takes 7 days. You should keep in mind that it is only a suggestion and the route can be changed on the wish of a charterer or because of weather conditions.
DAY 1: SPLIT – VIS
Check-in in the marina and late afternoon voyage to island of Vis.There you can take a stroll and have a nice dinner in one of best restaurants on the Island Konoba Lola.
Next day go to island of Biševo. It’s actually a tiny island with only 7 residents, but there you can see The Blue Cave, one of the most unique natural phenomena in the world. With its silvery-blue color, created by light refraction of sunlight entering through a crack in the stone, it leaves nobody indifferent. It wasn’t until recently that the cave was open for public and it has been a must-see location ever since its opening. Unfortunately we cant stay inside too long and it is also not allowed to swim there but with impression in your mind we move on to our next stop which will make you wanna move to one of the islands in Croatia. After the cave a quick drive on the other side of the island to the town of Komiža.
Komiža lies on the sunny side of the island and is well sheltered from cold northerly winds, in the bottom of the largest bay on the island and compacted within narrow alleys and slender houses. Make sure you visit ”Titovo špiljo”. It’s a cave in the hills of Vis where the famous Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito was hiding for some time during WWII.
DAY 2: VIS – PALMIŽANA
”Pakleni otoci” are a group of 20 tiny islands renowned for the absence of traffic. They have extensive footpaths and trails, kids can run around safely, parents can relax with no worries. And lovers can discover hidden bays and crystal-clear seas. Even though in July and August the scene gets bustling and eventful, one can still find moments of tranquility just minutes away. Especially in numerous bays and coves, easily reachable by boat or on foot. The best shelter on Pakleni otoci is the ACI marina Palmižana on the northeastern coast of the isle of St. Klement, which is shielded from all winds.
DAY 3: PALMIŽANA – STARI GRAD ( HVAR )
”2400 year ago, during 99th Greek Olympic Games, explorers from Island of Paros decided to make an unusual expedition toward the unknown. To discover new world. After 700NM they found the Bay and the Plain. After 2400 year we are still here, in same Stari Grad Bay where town is on same place. Because we did not inherit just town or plain, but we inherited tradition of living in it.” The oldest city in Croatia has been a seaman’s sanctuary for centuries. Due to its central position; today, the Stari Grad cove is an obligatory stop for sailors cruising the Adriatic. The sea around Stari Grad is renowned for its rich flora and fauna making underwater fishing possible along the southern coast of Kabel peninsula, which closes around the bay.
DAY 4: HVAR
The city of Hvar is a unique fusion of luxurious Mediterranean nature, rich cultural and historical heritage, and mundane, tourist present. Its name derives from the Greek name for island and town, that stood where today Stari Grad (Hvar became an island’s centre in 13th century) stands – PHAROS. You can spend your leisure time while in city of Hvar by visiting sites in the town and its surroundings. The best to see are Fortica fortress (Španjola), Hvar’s cathedral, Hvar’s theatre (and Arsenal) and the Franciscan monastery.
The night life in Hvar during summer months is described as “the best on the Adriatic.” Fun, literally, lasts all night long, hence there is not many people on the St. Stephen’s square in the afternoon (when most of the guests are on the beach or trips).
DAY 5: HVAR – MILNA (BRAČ)
Milna is located on the western part of the island Brac. It is famous by its marvelous bay, in which the ships of the emperor Diocletian have found a secure harbor in the time of the building of his palace in Split. Crystal blue sea, shades of centennial pine forests, sunlit facades built of Brač stone, ideal diving conditions, domestic and healthy food – all the reasons for coming to this beautiful Mediterranean town. There is a large selection of excellent fish restaurant, pizzerias and many cafe bars in Milna, situated in the immediate vicinity of the sea.
DAY 6: MILNA – SPLIT
The story of Split is already 17 centuries old, dating to the time the Roman Emperor Diocletian decided to build his Palace right on the peninsula near the great Roman city Salona, where he wanted to spend the last years of his life. During these 1700 years the Palace slowly turned into a city, which to this day lures with its rich tradition, glorious history and beauty of its natural and cultural heritage. Split is much more than glorious architectural scenery. Split is also a venue for excellent gourmet and vine experiences, numerous cultural happenings like film and theater festivals, exhibitions, excellent museums and concerts, a city which offers eclectic modes of entertainment starting with numerous clubs and bars, through street festivals to events such as Ultra Europe Festival visited each year by up to 100 thousand young people from around one hundred countries of the world. And not to forget you can also go shopping in the Mall of Split, the largest in the region.
DAY 7: SPLIT CHECK-OUT
Though you have to leave your catamaran till 9:00am you sill have a lot to do in Split or visit the neighboring city of Trogir. It is a city-museum in the true sense. In all of Central Europe it is considered as the best preserved Romanesque-Gothic city. The castle and the tower, surrounded by stone walls, contain the old core of Trogir. The most significant cultural monument is the Trogir cathedral. Its western gate Portal, built by master Radovan, stands for the most monumental piece of Romanesque-Gothic sculpture in Croatia.