Adventures are an easy find in Croatia, and especially so on the Dalmatian coast. The Adriatic Sea is considered one of the cleanest seas in the world, so even the simplest of summer activities like swimming and snorkeling feel like a divine adventure. The shorelines, only occasionally tamed, remain rugged and thrilling for the better part.
Get active and see all the faces of the Mediterranean’s most indented coast: admire the craggy shores from the sea level on a kayak. Dive below the surface and admire ancient shipwrecks and their coral-laden treasures. Hike to the peaks that bathe in horizon-reaching vistas, then plunge into the azure blue water and just feel like a kid again. But rock-climbing, rafting, zip-lining are also on option – possibilities are endless and only a matter of your preferred adrenaline levels.
Hiking on Brac Island
Cycling through olive groves of Solta
Sea Kayak on Pakleni Islands
Cycling through Stari Grad Plain
Visiting Abandoned Tunnels of Vis
Snorkeling on Mljet
Scuba Diving Off Hvar
Cycling in Mljet National Park
Snorkeling on Peljesac
ATV in Konavle
Hiking in Konavle Valley
Hiking in Dubrovnik
Split - Šolta Island
An espresso on Split’s Riva will get you into the full “Dalmatian mode” before embarking your boat. With the region’s largest town behind you, immerse into the typical island ambiance: deep green pine forests hanging over azure blue waters. An evening in Rogač or another secluded bay on Šolta Island makes for a grand overture of this journey under the starriest of skies.
Šolta - Brač
Cycling through olive groves and vineyards framed in endless drywalls, besotted in the scents of Mediterranean herbs which grow everywhere around Šolta, encounter an authentic Dalmatia. Experience the island’s old traditions of beekeeping, olive oil and wine making. After lunch, set sail to Milna on Brač, a picturesque village which many sea captains call home.
Brač – Biševo - Vis
A day of magic begins with a visit to the Blue Cave on Biševo, colored dreamy blue by the sunbeams reflecting off the cave’s seabed. The magic continued in Vis Island, scuba-diving to discover the rich underwater world and an occasional shipwreck site. Spend the evening in the fishermen’s village of Komiža, witnessing a time standstill.
Vis - Pakleni Archipelago
In Pakleni islands, sprawled directly before Hvar, become one with unspoiled nature. The water here changes shade from turquoise to cobalt in one glance and snorkeling and swimming epitomize a true Dalmatian experience. Get back to the basics and enjoy some truly local moments!
Adventurists will find sailing around Central Dalmatia to be the perfect blend of tickling shivers and kicking back. Sailing routes in this region could travel between its many different islands, but can also revert to the mainland, where towns like Omiš abound in active excitement, from rafting on Cetina River, zip-lining to rock climbing.
And in the Northern Adriatic, where the mighty mountains unleash the winds onto the sea, sailing is an adventure in its own right. From many different landscapes, lighthouses, underwater ship-wreck sites and exciting hikes to ancient ruins, even the most demanding thrill-seekers will feel at home here.
Pakleni Islands – Hvar town
Little will make you feel as immersed as using your own body power to propel across the water. Kayak around Pakleni archipelago to discover its numerous inlets, before venturing out to the town of Hvar in the afternoon. Enjoy the intriguing contrasts of its many faces, like the glitzy boardwalk and marina, the quaint cobbled streets and the beautiful Venetian palaces.
Pakleni Islands – Bol on Brač
Sailing from Hvar to Brač is the time to let go and just enjoy the music of the winds and waves, the warmth of the sun and the dance of dolphins passing by. Your port of call, Bol on Brač, is the dream image of Croatia that you have seen many times: the elongated strip of sand and pebbles which changes shape with the winds. Windsurf or hike to Brač highest peak – it is up to you.
Bol on Brač – Split
In the fast-paced world of today, sometimes just stopping to take a break is the biggest of adventures. Spend the day lulled in the silence of Brač and just relax! Alternatively, hike to discover its hidden monasteries, or to get up to the highest point of the Adriatic. Depart Brač in the afternoon, sailing toward Split’s ACI Marina for your last overnight on this journey.
Check out from your boat in the morning hours (by 9 AM). Back at the mainland, enveloped in the urbanity of Split, enjoy the city buzz as you sip that one last espresso on the seafront, gazing at the islands in the distance. Stroll down the Riva and then meet up your chauffeur for the private transfer to Split International Airport for your outbound flight.
The catamaran Lagoon 570 delivers easy-going, comfortable living under open sails. With an impressive deck and a large al fresco lounge, it is never short of a chance to spend time outdoors. Transoms allow easy access to the sea and a large bow area is perfect for sunbathing. The convertible living room allows for the plus one to stay with you comfortably.
Aiaxaia’s graceful, 46-meters-long hull and three elegant masts are bound to stand out in every marina. But the beauty comes from the inside, where separate crew quarters allow for guest’s complete privacy and flat screens, interphone, Wi-Fi and HVAC controls in each of the six cabins warrant a completely personalized sailing experience.
Spacious entertaining decks fore and aft, luxurious suits and cabins and teak finishings ooze the style of high-end hotels. Yet, the feeling of the great outdoors fills the space, thanks to an extended hardtop and a retractable roof. With a Twin Volvo Penta 725hp IPS engine, Cranchi 60 HT will take you around the Adriatic at the speed upwards of 33 knots.