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Dubrovnik - Dubrovnik sailing route

Dubrovnik - Dubrovnik, 7 days

  • Day 1: Dubrovnik - Šipan
  • Day 2: Šipan - Polače (Mljet)
  • Day 3: Polače (Mljet) - Zaklopatica (Lastovo)
  • Day 4: Zaklopatica (Lastovo) - Korčula
  • Day 5: Korčula - Pomena (Mljet)
  • Day 6: Mljet - Kobaš bay (Pelješac)
  • Day 7: Kobaš bay (Pelješac) - Lopud - Dubrovnik
  • Day 8: Check-out

Day 1: Dubrovnik - Šipan

Kolocep

The island of Šipan is the largest of the Elafiti islands and has the most inhabitants. The surface area of the island is 16,5 km2 and the highest point is Velji Vrh which goes up to 243 meters. Šipan is a long-stretched island with two villages. Both are sheltered by the wind by deep-setted bays. The village Suđurađ has about 250 inhabitants but has a very important harbor, where a car ferry can board. The other larger village is Šipanska Luka with over 300 inhabitants.

By the Koločep-canal, which is 1500 meters wide, Šipan is divided from the shore and is surrounded by several small islands. Most visitors are attracted by the various bays of this island. The clear swimming water and the abundance of fish in this area attract a lot of tourists.

Day 2: Šipan - Polače (Mljet)

Polace Mljet

Otok Mljet is in Southern Dalmatia. The island of Mljet is one of the larger islands off the coast of Southern Croatia. Although many people live on the island, mainly in the port of Sobra on the east end, the west end port of Polače holds the entrance to the national park of Mljet.

Mljet was originally one of the Roman possessions (indeed, Polače means "palace" and holds some Roman Ruins). Over the course of history, traded hands with the rest of the Balkans (to the Ottomans, the Austro-Hungarians, etc.) It was even promised to Italy at one point in the early 20th century. Once the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes was declared, the Island became part of that group.

Prozura Mljet

Polače is found on the northern coast of the island of Mljet in a well-protected bay. Many tourists flock to the area, especially during summer when a daily catamaran trip is offered from Dubrovnik to Polače on Mljet. It has a very rich Mediterranean fishing ground that attracts traditional fishermen. The sandy beach is also inviting and refreshing for swimming and other aquatic activities. Amidst all the beauty and scenic spots offered by the area.

Day 3: Polače (Mljet) - Zaklopatica (Lastovo)

Lastovo

The Lastovo Archipelago was declared a nature park by the Croatian Parliament on 29 September 2006. It is the eleventh nature park in Croatia.

The Park consists of 44 islands, islets, rocks, and reefs (the largest of them are Lastovo and Sušac) covering a total area of 53 square kilometers of land and 143 square kilometers of sea. Its borders are lit by the stone lighthouses of Sušac, Tajan, Glavat, and Struga.

Zaklopatica bay Lastovo

The Lastovo Archipelago was declared a nature park due to its mystic beauty, immense landscape value, thick forests and fertile fields rich with ponds, high coastal cliffs, land and sea caves, and numerous rare sea and land species, and habitats.

The Lastovo Archipelago has a rich cultural and historical heritage – numerous stone churches and chapels, picturesque chimneys, and the traditional Lastovo Carnival, but one must not forget the local inhabitants, who prove that the coexistence of man and nature is possible with developed environmental awareness.

Day 4: Zaklopatica (Lastovo) - Korčula

Korcula Croatia

Korcula the birthplace of Marco Polo was built on the foundations of a Greek colony and is the historical and tourist center of the largest island in the Dubrovnik region. It is famous for its streets that are shaped in the form of a fishbone and well-preserved Gothic and Renaissance buildings.

Among them stands out the Cathedral of sv. Marko [St. Mark], whose rich interior guards the works of great Italian painters. The people of Korčula have preserved their customs and the medieval knight’s game “Moreška” that takes place on the town streets. The gentle Mediterranean cuisine will challenge the palates of even the most fastidious gourmets.

Yacht Charter Croatia

Along with the gifts of the sea (mussels, fish, crabs), delicious desserts such as Cukarin, the Dubrovnik cakes rožata, and klašun go very well with the local Korčula wines - Grk, Pošip, Plavac, and Rukatac.

Near the town of Korčula, there is an archipelago of 20 uninhabited islands covered with dense thickets and an accessible coastline. Here is also the slightly larger islet of Badija with its pebble beaches and beautiful Franciscan monastery.

Day 5: Korčula - Pomena (Mljet)

Mljet National park

According to the descriptions in Homer's epic tale of The Odyssey, many explorers and experts consider Mljet to be the island of Ogygia - the beautiful island where the nymph Calypso held Odysseus for 7 years. The name of the island itself speaks of its beauty, which is derived from the Greek word "melite nesos" which means „honey island“.

National Park Mljet was declared as such in the year 1960 and encompasses the west part of the island of Mljet. The main factors in declaring the island as a national park are the rare and intended coast and the dense flora, specifically the forested area on the south side of the island, which creates two lakes on the island. Although the water is salty, the landscape looks like a lake. They are rich in many seashells (mussels, oysters, etc), and the plankton of the island has been the study of multiple scientific researches.

Day 6: Mljet - Kobaš bay (Pelješac)

Divna Peljesac

Peljesac is the largest peninsula in Dalmatia and its architecture will show you traces of history left by a variety of cultures. The Ston walls connect Mali Ston and Ston, which are known for their rich history and historical stone nucleus, while the walls were built to protect Peljesac by separating it from the mainland. Ston is famous for its salt quarry that dates back to the Dubrovnik Republic Ston and is still in operation today. However, it is also known for its oyster beds of various shells which you can taste in restaurants in Ston.

Peljesac Sunset

The people of Peljesac have been involved with viticulture and wine-making, and olive growing, and have cultivated fruits and vegetables for centuries as a result of its fertile soil and plenty of sunshine. Should you decide to visit Peljesac you will always see dried figs and top-quality olive oil on the table. The gastro offer will impress even the pickiest guest and you simply must try the oysters and clams from the Peljesac oyster beds and well-known wines such as Dingac and Postup. Oysters are shells that are eaten raw and it is no secret that they are also considered as being a powerful aphrodisiac. Is there any truth to this theory? We suggest you find out for yourself.

The cove of Kobas, with a sandy beach and its own marina, is becoming more and more popular among yachting enthusiasts.

Day 7: Kobaš bay (Pelješac) - Lopud - Dubrovnik

Stradun Dubrovnik

You are heading towards the coast again, towards our last destination, Dubrovnik, passing the island of Lopud, another great place to swim, before arriving at Dubrovnik.

Do not lose the opportunity to sail into the City harbor as sailors have done for hundreds of years. Sailors built this magnificent town and the only way fully to appreciate the beauty of the place is to arrive from the sea.

Dubrovnik Croatia

Walk along the Stradun (the main street in Dubrovnik) and the numerous small streets in and around the city. The perfectly preserved city walls and historical buildings will take your breath away.

Dubrovnik is under the protection of UNESCO.