The endlessly amazing on water conditions of the Adriatic in July were
the perfect backdrop for a week hopping from port to port and
exploring the diversity of each of the unique islands of Croatia.
In 2 weeks I don’t think I saw a cloud! There’s something for every
personality and so much variety that there’s no time to get bored.
For the foodies there’s the island of Vis with it’s bakeries, vendors
selling ridiculously good locally made cheese and prosciutto, not to
mention the wine, seafood and other delicacies including truffles!!
(Pro tip: Grab some freshly baked croissants and espresso to rival the
Italians, just 100 miles across the Adriatic, before setting sail in
the morning). Not to say the other islands are lacking in the foodie
department. Most of them you can find amazing Dalmatian versions of
borek, pizza, black squid ink risotto and Peka (trust me just ask the
skipper to order ahead for dinner one night).
If you want to party you have the nightlife of Hvar before relaxing
again stopping at secluded bays for a cooling swim while sailing to
the next island. Not that you will cool down too much as the water is
like a bath that you can stay in all day!! In fact one of my
favourite things of the trip was to wake up the morning we moored in a
bay rather than a marina and simply walk to the back of the yacht and
simply fall into the crystal clear water. For the history buffs
there’s the port of Korcula to explore, which also had the most
amazing local band playing covers most nights after yet another
absolutely stunning sunset.
And I haven’t even mentioned the sailing yet! The crew was more than
happy to teach everything from tying knots to trimming the sails and
even helming the yacht. At the same time you can happily laze away
the transits sunbathing on the deck if you’d prefer, it's entirely up
to you! This was one of the main differences to the larger ‘yachts’,
which seem to have masts for show only. Having done both a larger
cruise style as well as a more intimate sailing around Croatia I can
honestly say that I much prefered the smaller yacht and more relaxed
itinerary. If you are curious about sailing or keen to get more hands
on then I would absolutely recommend letting Med Sailing holidays take
you on a tour of these amazing islands. And don’t forget to tag on a
few days at either end to explore the beautiful towns of Dubrovnik and
Split to round out your Croatian adventure.