Adriatic, appeals to tourists with its diversified characteristics. Apart from the different attractions of the resort towns along the Adriatic coast, the beaches hidden among the rocky noses, the hot pebbled beaches of the small villages, the fishing villages and the cute little islands make it a paradise for visitors.
Located along one of Montenegro’s most beautiful bays is Kotor, a city of traders and famous sailors, with many stories to tell. The Old City of Kotor is a well preserved urbanization typical of the middle Ages, built between the 12th and 14th century. Medieval architecture and numerous monuments of cultural heritage have made Kotor a UNESCO listed “World Natural and Historical Heritage Site”. Through the entire city the buildings are criss-crossed with narrow streets and squares.
Cavtat is the most southern town in Croatia and is part of the Dubrovnik Riviera (twenty kilometers south of Dubrovnik). The Cavtat area is most attractive because of the Mediterranean vegetation which covers the whole area; another advantage is unpolluted sea and a very attractive mixture of old and new architecture. Originally it was a Greek settlement called Epidauros.
The ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, situated on the Dalmatian coast, became an important Mediterranean sea power from the 13th century onwards. Although severely damaged by an earthquake in 1667, Dubrovnik managed to preserve its beautiful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces and fountains. Damaged again in the 1990s by armed conflict, it is now the focus of a major restoration programme co-ordinated by UNESCO.
Mljet is the first larger island one can come upon while sailing the Croatian Adriatic from the direction from south to north. This island is well known for its white and red wine, olives and goat’s cheese. You can do cycling or take a boat along the amazing National Park. It’s an unspoiled oasis of tranquility that, according to legend, captivated Odysseus for seven years. We’re sure he didn’t regret a moment.
Rich in vineyards, olive groves, small villages, and harbouring a glorious old town, the island of Korčula is the sixth-largest Adriatic island. Quiet coves and small sandy beaches dot the steep southern coast while the northern shore is flatter and more pebbly. Tradition is alive and kicking on Korčula, with age-old religious ceremonies, folk music and dances still being performed to an ever-growing influx of tourists. If you love wine, here you will adore sampling.
In Hvar, you can see the 13th-century walls surround beautifully ornamented Gothic palaces and traffic-free marble streets. Visitors wander along the main square, explore the sights on the winding stone streets, swim on the numerous beaches.
Split is second-largest city in Croatia, is more exciting than relaxing. Free from mass tourism and always buzzing, this city has just the right balance of tradition and modernity. Step inside remarkable Diocletian’s Palace and you`ll see dozens of bars, restaurants and shops thriving amid the atmospheric old walls. After going around the surrounding bays, we will anchor at the marina for the disembarkation in the morning on the 8th day.