Croatia is one of the most popular yachting destinations in the Mediterranean, and this itinerary will show you exactly why. It takes you to two national parks, from uninhabited islands to the favourite yachters’ destination of Vis, and the charming city of Hvar. Hvar is world famous as a party destination, but it is also a charming medieval and Renaissance city that you will enjoy exploring.
We guarantee this will be the vacation of a lifetime, so hop on your yacht and let’s set sail!
Day 1: Zadar – Kornati National Park – Islet of Ravni Žakan
Your yachting adventure starts in the D-Marin Dalmacija marina in the town of Zadar. After check-in you will sail towards the Kornati Archipelago. Legends say that during Creation God had some white stones left over. He tossed them in the air, and they became the Kornati Archipelago. After realizing what he had done, God decided not to change a thing. You will see why!
To end this divine day in style, we recommend the restaurant Žakan on the islet of Ravni Žakan, with its fragrant island lamb and fisherman’s peka (a traditional metal bell used to bake food on an open fire).
Day 2: the Islet of Ravni Žakan – Skradin – Krka National Park
Today you will leave the Kornati Archipelago and head South to another national park. You will actually sail up the River Krka, deep into the Dalmatian inland. Your first stop is the small town of Skradin, where you will hop onto a taxi boat which takes you to Krka National Park, and the scenic Skradinski Buk waterfalls. Your lunch awaits you at the traditional restaurant, Skelin, right next to Roški slap waterfall. At sunset you will visit the one and only Bibich winery, where you will enjoy dinner complemented by world class wine tasting.
Day 3: Skradin – the Islet of Drvenik Veli – the Island of Šolta
From Skradin you will sail south, to the central Dalmatian islands. Have a refreshing swim in the turquoise waters of Krknjaši Bay, on the small island of Drvenik Veli. Take your time, and have lunch on your yacht. The end of the day finds you in Maslenica, in an exclusive marina, in front of Martinis Marchi Castle, where you will have dinner.
Day 4: the Island of Šolta – the Islet of Biševo – the Island of Vis
In the morning you will cruise towards the small island of Biševo, where you will visit the Blue Grotto. It is famous for its iridescent blue colour, created by the play of the sun’s rays and water.
After Biševo you will set off to explore the Island of Vis: Stiniva Cove, one of the most beautiful Adriatic beaches and the Green Grotto. You will have lunch on the Islet of Budikovac, at a unique restaurant: no menu, very sustainable and very tasty.
The evening is the time to take a stroll around the town of Vis, a very popular destination for sailors and yachtsmen. As for dinner, we recommend you try some fish at the restaurant Pojoda.
Day 5: Vis – Paklenski otoci – Hvar
The small archipelago of Paklenski otoci, located to the South-East of the Island of Hvar, is where you will spend this day. Cruise around the island, stop in Vinogradišće Cove for a swim and before you know it, it’s lunchtime. We have two recommendations: Laganini Lounge Bar & Fish House, or Patak.
Then it is time to dress up, and visit the famous city of Hvar. This charming medieval and Renaissance city has so much to offer. If you are culture savvy you will enjoy learning about the fascinating history of the island and the city and discover its four UNESCO heritage listed points. And if you are looking for fun and parties, lasting from sunset to sunrise, again, you are in the right place. If you are both, this is a win-win situation. Whatever the case is, you will soon realize why Hvar has become the most popular tourist spot on the entire Adriatic.
After exploring the narrow streets of Hvar, filled with cute boutiques and charming cafes, have dinner at Gariful or Grande Luna, and continue the party at the Carpe Diem Bar. After midnight Carpe Diem moves to the Islet of Marinkovac, and the party continues until sunrise.
Day 6: Hvar – Primošten
This morning (or late morning, depending on how good the party was last night), take a walk around Hvar’s cobbled streets. Have a coffee, do some souvenir shopping, buy some good Hvar wine, have lunch in one of the charming little restaurants.
Your next destination is the town of Primošten, and on your way there, stop in any cove you fancy for an afternoon dip.
Day 7: Primošten – the Island of Vrgada – Zadar
After a night spent in Primošten marina, you will be sailing North, back to Sukošan. But, no need to hurry! Stop for a swim on the island of Vrgada and experience the Mediterranean as it once was: there are no cars on this island and everything moves at a very slow pace. Wherever you drop anchor around Vrgada, you will find transparent, clear sea. We recommend you to visit the sandy beach the locals call “the Red Beach“.
Finally, enjoy the sunset while sailing West towards Zadar, and the end of your journey. Take a leisurely stroll along the streets and enjoy a delicious meal in the elegant restaurant Foša.
Day 8: Zadar
Check-out by 9.00