Croatia Classic | Yachts and Friends

Perfect for the culture enthusiasts

Croatia oozes beauty, history and culture - all set against an epic backdrop of wild landscapes, crystal clear blue waters and marble streets winding through stone villages. It’s no wonder that Game of Thrones and James Bond were filmed on location in magical Croatia. Join us as we explore this fantasy land and visit some of our favourite islands.

Day 1

ŠOLTA (BASE MARINA: TROGIR)

Set sail from your base marina in Trogir to the port village of Maslinica on the island of Šolta. Known as the ‘Island of Olives’, Šolta produces its very own high-quality cold-pressed olive oil. This magic island is a haven of nature and history. Overlooking a cluster of seven small islands, the port town boasts an 18th-century castle that acts as a centrepiece for this charming village. Watch the sun set behind the scattered islands as you dine onboard with a lavish feast prepared by your chef, then explore the town and join us for drinks at a delightful local bar.

Day 2

KOMIŽA

Learn to sail while your chef prepares a luxurious brunch as you head towards the island of Vis. At the foot of the highest mountain, you’ll discover a small fishing village that has existed since the 12th century. Today, Komiža is popular among local Croatians for its bohemian, off the beaten track vibes. The narrow back streets are lined with 17th and 18th-century stone houses that twist uphill from the port. Spend the day chilling on the pebble beaches, then feasting on Peka, a must-try local dish of the Dalmatia region.

Day 3

VIS

Head to the other side of the island, taking swim stops on secluded beaches along the way to the main port town of Vis. Jump on scooters and explore the wild nature around this rural island. Discover 16th-century villas, surrounded by lush landscapes brimming with vineyards (you might even spot the one where Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again was filmed in 2018). Tonight we celebrate with a group dinner at the historical and epic Fort George. Enjoy a feast on us, with plenty of local delicacies prepared just for you.

Day 4

HVAR

Today’s destination is the sunniest place in all of Croatia. Welcome to Hvar, where ancient meets glamorous. Park your sailboat alongside luxury yachts and wander the marble streets of Hvar’s fairytale medieval village. Sit down at a restaurant or grab a coffee in the town’s magnificent piazza for some great people watching. Visit the giant fortress that dominates the skyline or climb up the narrow stairs in St. Stephen’s Cathedral bell town for an impressive view of the town. When the sun finally does go down, Hvar’s nightclubs and bars come to life!

Day 5

VRBOSKA

Considered the ‘Venice of Croatia’ by some, Vbroska’s single canal winds through the 15th-century buildings, connected by stone bridges. This sleepy fishing village is the perfect place for a romantic stroll through its patchwork of paths leading up the hill to two unique churches. The 15th-century St. Lawrence church is filled with valuable art to marvel at, while the highly unusual Our-Lady-of-Mercy Church-Fortress looks like a castle from the outside. Our favourite spot in Vrboska is the Carić Winery, where you can delight your senses with a special tasting of their unique local wines. Head back to your yacht for a special dinner prepared onboard by your chef, accompanied by your favourite wine from Carić’s collection.

Day 6

MILNA

Hoist the sails for a longer day of sailing as you head for the island of Brač and disembark in the beautiful small town of Milna, which the Venetians called Valle di Mille Navi (Bay of a Thousand Ships). Its safe harbour has attracted sailors for centuries and the stone houses along its majestic coastline are masterpieces of Roman architecture. Today, this charming town is best known for its amazing local cuisine (especially seafood) and incredible waters, ideal for snorkelling and scuba diving.

Day 7

TROGIR

Today we head back to our base marina in Trogir, but the adventure is not over yet! Magnificent Trogir is set within medieval walls on a tiny island that’s linked by bridges to the mainland. This fantastical 13th-century town will leave you love-struck as you get lost in the tiniest streets you’ve ever seen. The wide, palm tree-lined promenade is the perfect place to grab a coffee and watch the sailboats enter the port. At night, the tiny streets light up under old-fashioned street lamps and the little village comes alive. End this incredible journey on a high note with dinner at a Konoba - a traditional family-owned Croatian restaurant.

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Croatia FAQ

Do we have to follow the Yacht and Friends route?

The itinerary is a guide to our top spots along the way. However if you’d rather head off and explore yourselves, then you are more than welcome to. Chat to your skipper to see what your possibilities are! (Note that for cabin/solo bookers you will need to stick to the route unless the full crew consents to an alternative itinerary).

What time is check in/check out for the Croatia Route?

We recommend you arrive at the marina around 3pm. Then you will have time to register with us, do the check-in with the yachting company and the food shopping before you get your yacht. The yachts normally set sail around 5-6pm. You will get back to the marina on Friday afternoon (the exact time varies depending on weather conditions), when you will stay one last night on the yachts in the marina and will then have to check out and leave the yacht before 9am on Saturday morning. 

Where will we stop throughout the week?

You’ll make stops on the islands of Solta, Vis, Hvar and Brac. For more information about the route, head to our destination page here.

What marina should we arrive at?

This route starts and ends in Baotic Marina which is located near the Split airport (approximately 20 minutes drive).

What does a typical day look like?

What you do during the day is totally up to you, the crew and your skipper. Each day will vary, depending on the itinerary. You normally spend your day on the yacht sailing from one port to another with a stop in a bay to cook lunch and have a swim. You will have time to explore each island too and try the cuisine at the local restaurants.

I need to arrive late / leave early, is this possible?

Yes, however you will need to organise transport at your own expense to meet the yachts when you arrive or find your way back to the mainland when you need to leave.