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Sailing the Adriatic Sea Tour: Elaphiti, Mljet, Hvar, Split, Korcala & Markaska Riviera

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Dubrovnik, Elaphiti Islands, Mljet Island, Hvar Island...

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Suggested Duration

8 Days

Drift away on the gentle swells of the Adriatic Sea as history, culture and unparalleled natural beauty swirl around you. Marbled walkways, faded mansions, fields of lavender, and Roman ruins weave together as you effortlessly sail across the aquamarine seas connecting the islands of the Dalmatian coast on this week long journey. From Dubrovnik to Hvar and from Split to the Maksara, this truly unique sail will give you a taste of the mystique that enshrouds the coastline of Croatia. Indulge, enjoy,...

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Trip Highlights

  • Sail through the Adriatic Sea, exploring the nuances and subtleties of islands cherished by aristocrats for centuries
  • Wander between faded mansions and aquamarine seas as you stroll the shoreline of the Elaphiti Islands
  • Follow marble roads out to fields of lavender on the ever-elegant island of Hvar
  • Allow yourself to be swept away by the energy of Split’s Riva promenade before disappearing into the ruins of Diocletian’s Palace.
  • Taste the subtle flavors of the Adriatic Sea, as you sample countless local olives, olive oil, seafood and grk
  • Drift away into the Maksara Riviera, pausing only to slip into the gentle sea off a secluded pebble beach
  • Wander beneath the orange roofs of Dubrovnik with ice cream in hand, as local melodies flood the moonlit cobblestone alleyways 

Detailed Description

Glide away from the orange-roofed walled city of Dubrovnik as you drift into the Adriatic Sea aboard a gulet sail or, optionally, on a private yacht. As vibrant blue skies begin to blend seamlessly with the effervescent cobalt sea, you will find yourself in the heart of the Mediterranean and on the edge of adventure. Take a moment to slip effortlessly into the tranquil waters before indulging on board with a feast filled with local olives, oils, wines, seafood, and produce. Relax amidst elegant surroundings as you begin to float island to island, exploring the mystique of Croatia’s Dalmatian coast.

Of course, this intimate sail extends well beyond the sea. Arriving first on the Elaphiti archipelago, step into a world of aristocratic elegance. Faded mansions and sandy promenades exude a luxuriously simple aura, while the forested island of Mljet embodies something even more modest and natural. This of course is contrasted by the marbled walkways and Roman infrastructure that covers the ever-cosmopolitan island of Hvar and seaside town of Split. Here, vibrancy and opulence dominate a landscape fringed by the remains of palaces, churches and magnificent fortresses. Interrupted only by fields of lavender and signs of recent turmoil, life here sits in perfect complement to earlier destinations.

The pace changes once more as you sail into the Makasara Riviera. Humbled beneath the shadow of Mount Biokovo, the pebble-fringed shores of this gently winding river provide moments of quiet solitude amidst the striking natural beauty. Take a moment to slip into the fresh water or to stroll up into the forest, before beginning the return voyage to Dubrovnik. Having grown deeply familiar with the rhythm of Croatia after a week at sea, return to Dubrovnik to explore the unique subtleties of “Kings Landing”, before permanently returning to shore and traveling home. 

For more tour options, browse the section on tours of Croatia.  You may also want to read the tour reviews for Croatia.

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$2,075 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

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