f your Mediterranean fantasies feature balmy days by sapphire waters in the shade of ancient walled towns, Croatia is the place to turn them into reality.
Day 1: Travel
Fly to Split where the yacht will be in harbour. Enjoy a short sail to the island the dramatic, mountainous island of Brac.
Day 2: Sibenik
There are so many attractions in Sibenik that 1 day may not be enough! But consider a visit to the majestic old town whose Gothic architecture has been recognized by UNIESCO, or journey inland to see cool waterfalls and lush green woodlands or slip around the coast to find sandy beach after sandy beach. Enjoy exploring the old town with its many restaurants and shops.
Day 3: Trogir
Make an early start from Sibenik to get to the beautiful island of Promesten where, for centuries, the locals have been harvesting olives for oil and grapes for wine. Then sail on to Trogir to make the most of the warm swimming waters before exploring the old town.
Day 4: Vis
Enjoy exploring the remote island of Vis, where small traditional villages line the coast and cling to the hillsides. Beautiful protected bays are empty of all save the occasional fishing boat and visiting yacht and the fertile soils and benign climate support vineyards, citrus fruits and palms. Visit some of Vis’ ancient sites before returning to the Christina O for dinner under the stars.
Day 5: Hvar
The history of this island goes back further than the Illyrians. Like so many of Croatia’s islands, Hvar boasts architectural and cultural sites of outstanding beauty and fresh local fishy, vegetables and fruits are to be savoured.
Day 6: Korcula or Lastovo
After a slow breakfast, leave the intoxicating island of Hyar and head for the lush forested island of Lastovo, making a brief stop for a refreshing swim at Korcula. The old town of Korcula is bustling. If you wish, the yacht can then sail to Lastovo. The island of Lastovo is tranquil after the vibrant island of Korcula. The east coast of Lastovo is gentle and strewn with sandy beaches which the west is dotted with protected coves and inlets.
Day 7: Dubrovnik
This is one of the most breathtaking of all Croatia’s seaside towns. The old town is fantastic for just wandering through the ancient winding streets, with simple buildings with pantiled roofs. Climb the rampoarts to visit the citadel before trying the superb local cuisine.
Day 8: Sail to Kotor in Montenegro
Situated in one of the most beautiful bays in the world, Kotor, the town of traders and famous seamen, has a lot to tell. The old town of Kotor is the best preserved urban centre from the Middle Ages, typical for the towns that were created in the 12th and 14th centuries. The medieval architecture and numerous monuments of this cultural heritage have put Kotor on the UNESCO list of the "World Natural and Cultural Heritage Sites". Throughout the city there are structures, interwoven by streets and squares. On one of them there is the St. Tripun Cathedral, the monument of the Roman culture and one of the recognised symbols of the city. Elsewhere, St. Luke's Church (13 th century), the Church of St. Anna (12 th century), the Church of St. Mary (13 th century), the Church of Our Lady of the Health (15 th century), the Duke's Palace (17 th century), Napoleon's Theatre (19 th century) represent just one part of the rich treasures of the Kotor tradition.