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5 Croatia Sailing Itinerary Ideas To Get Your Adventure Of A Lifetime Started
Written by Enterprise Yachting – a great choice for COVID-safe travel.
With the “new normal” settling in across the globe, the need to travel safely has never been stronger. Nor was the urge to travel.
Considering the global pandemic and less traveling, this might be your one last chance to experience authentic Croatia without the hordes and crowded places. Sailing the Adriatic is the perfect way to see Croatia’s quieter side and definitely one of the more covid-friendly options.
Here Are Our Top 5 Places To Visit On The Adriatic Sea
If you’re planning your Croatia sailing itinerary, then here are our five must-see stops!
The Island Of Mljet And The National Park
One place we recommend you add to your itinerary is, Polače (pronounced Pola-che); this charming village lies on the west side of the island of Mljet. Its bay is protected by four small islands, is just a fantastic spot for the anchorage as there are no marinas on the island; you get a more relaxed vibe here.
Mljet National Park is a story for itself, pure natural beauty to enjoy. Two saltwater lakes, and an islet Melita (Sveta Marija), with the monastery from the 12th century, since turned into a place to enjoy coffee and try local gourmet treats.
Pakleni Islands In The Hvar Archipelago
The Pakleni Islands are a group of 14 islets situated in the vicinity of Hvar, also referred to as Paklinski islands. Either way, a curiosity about the name, it is popularly translated as Hells’ islands (as “pakleni” means hellish). It actually derives from the word “paklina,” an old word meaning “tar.” It refers to the pine resin that was once harvested here and used to coat boats.
The Pakleni Islands have beaches and views you could only imagine in your dreams!
Kornati Islands and National Park
There are many beautiful legends about the Kornati, and none can describe how beautiful they are. Kornati Islands are made of about 140 islands, islets, and reefs in the crystallized Middle Adriatic. Some say there are as many islands in the Kornati archipelago as days in the year.
On the last day of Creation God desired to crown His work, and thus created the Kornati Islands out of tears, stars and breath” – wrote George Bernard Shaw, and the legend says the Kornati Islands were formed from a handful of white stones that remained after God had created the world. He threw them into the sea and decided that no alterations were necessary.
Come and see for yourself!
Šibenik, Skradin And Krka Waterfalls
Šibenik and Skradin are often overlooked along the Adriatic coast. Sailing through the channel of St. Ante, Šibenik reveals itself in all its beauty.
It is one of the oldest Croatian towns, and it will welcome you in its narrow streets, charming squares, and beautiful sunsets.
From there, the sea takes you to Skradin, the city that is entirely protected as a cultural heritage monument. Skradin lies at the end of the river Krka, whose astonishing waterfalls are visited by millions every year.
Blue Cave At The Island Of Vis
There are simply no words to express the beauty of the Blue Cave; it’s something you have to see for yourself.
That’s all from us for now; stay positive and test negative.
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