Kotor to Split Charter Week Long Itinerary
Experience the best of Croatia’s enchanting coastal towns, medieval history and idyllic landscapes with this week long itinerary from Kotor (Montenegro) to Split.
Day 1: Kotor, Montenegro
The Old Town of Kotor in Montenegro lays in the shadows of St. John’s Hill and is located on the only natural fjord of its kind in the world. The walls are skillfully crafted into the natural steep slopes of the hill and the view of this town on approach is one of the amazing sights, not only of the Mediterranean, but of the world. Experience the beauty and cultural heritage of Boka Kotorska Bay.
Day 2: Dubrovnik
We’ll head north to Dubrovnik. The offshore islands feature both modern and historic vacation homes. The anchorages are secure and offer an opportunity to use water toys. We’ll anchor off of old town, where the walls of the city rise majestically to the sky. You may choose to go five miles south to the peaceful village of Cavtat. From here it is a spectacular drive back to Dubrovnik along a winding cliff road.
Day 3: Lastovo
The tiny paradise of Lastovo Island rarely is crowded with tourists, because there is only one hotel, and it’s at least a five-hour ferry ride from Split. That means only a few yachters will get to enjoy the thick forests, a dramatically craggy coast, and the chance to take long, solitary walks accompanied only by birds and the sound of the splashing sea.
Day 4: Korcula
We’ll cruise to Korcula, an island covered in vineyards. The completely-walled town is set on a tiny peninsula. Korcula was once the home of pirates who made a good living raiding the Venetian trading ships. This came to an end when the town was sacked by the Venetians and became a part of the expanding realm of Venice. Venetian influence is evident throughout the architecture of this lovely town.
Day 5: Vis
Vis is the oldest established town in Dalmatia, founded in 397 BC by the ruler of Sicily, Dionysius. Some of the most exclusive wines in Croatia are produced on the island. The two larger towns are Vis Town and Komiza. From Komiza, one can get a boat to visit the nearby small island of Bisevo, which is famous for its Blue Grotto (Modra Spilja).
Day 6: Hvar
In the morning, we’ll head to the island of Hvar. The main town, also called Hvar, gained the nickname of “St Tropez of the Eastern Mediterranean.” This historic, picturesque features coffee shops and restaurants that surround it, offering an excellent vantage point of the harbor. At night, this tiny, quaint town comes to life with bands along the docks and dancing in the street until dawn.
Day 7: Trogir
You’ll enjoy a leisurely cruise to where Trogir awaits. This stunning, totally-walled town is on its own little island. It offers excellent, secure dockage that is right by the walls. Nearby is a row of little restaurants and coffee shops perfect for an afternoon meal.
Day 8: Split
Next you can take a day trip into the town of Split. The center of town, Old Split, is fascinating. It was built within and around the fortified Roman palace of Emperor Diocletian in about 300AD. Much of the palace still stands today and is a unique example of Roman architecture. Split also has one of the largest and most colorful food markets found anywhere in Europe.