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HVAR

Take the yacht of your choice and sail away to Hvar, which is considered to be one of the ten most beautiful islands in the world!  Hvar Town is a definite must-see and a major tourist destination in Croatia, often likened to St. Tropez on the French Riviera.

Sail through archipelago of Pakleni Islands, see the ancient town Stari Grad, heavenly beaches under pine trees in Zavala, the exotic atmosphere of the south cliffs in Ivan Dolac, Sveta Nedjelja or Milna, the “little Venice” or the ambience in quieter Vrboska on the northern coast… This is just a fraction of the island’s attractions, but they will be enough to kindle the spirit of discovery and escapism while you bask on the yacht of your choice.

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Whatever you are looking for – Hvar has it! This includes a rich nightlife (the “Ultra Beach” event, which has been held two years in a row on the island is definite proof of this) and the great parties at the beach bars and clubs on the main promenade will definitely stay etched in your memory.  No cocktail or coffee on a palm-lined seafront promenade is as special as it is in Hvar.  The cultural attractions of cosmopolitan Hvar town include the oldest municipal  theatre in Europe – the Theater of Hvar, located in the Arsenal and the fortress of Fortica Španjola, a magnificent viewpoint, perched high atop the hill above the town of Hvar. Do not miss drinks at bar  on the terrace in front of Theater of Hvar called TERACA.

BRAČ

Sailing on the southern side of this biggest island, the third largest island in the Adriatic, you should visit BOL, with its famous beach of Zlatni rat (Golden Cape). The beach is located on a cape covered in pebbles which moves, depending on the wind and waves from one side to another. You’ll have to admit that this is the only beach that you’ve heard of that changes its shape from day to day and if you set your sails, you could be there to see this unique natural phenomenon! The island of Brač is also known for the quarries, which have been a source of limestone for building for centuries, the most famous example of which is the White house in Washington, D.C.

Located on the northwest side of the island, Milna or as the Venetians called it “Valle di mille navi” (the bay of a thousand ships) has always been a favorite port to sailors sailing through the central Adriatic. Milna is still reputed to be the most beautiful and safest harbor of Brač. Curious explorers will be fascinated by the nearby coves of Lučice with popular restaurant, Osibova Bay, the harbor of  Bobovišća, the village of Ložišća and especially the small island of Mrdulja located at the entrance to the harbor.

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When you sail to Brač do not forget to buy a souvenir from the famous Brač Marble, swim at Zlatni rat and have a glass of the famous red wine Plavac.

ŠOLTA

Šolta is an island in the central Dalmatian archipelago. Although just an hour’s sailing from Split, its natural environment and absolute peace and silence have remained untouched. Its 24 bays and 4 ports can take more than thousand small yachts. Šolta is an unavoidable sailing destination.

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Did you know that old Romans used donkeys as help in building roads? They would let donkeys walk in front of them knowing that they are so lazy that they would surely find the shortest and the easiest  route. One of the remaining families of this endangered species found their place on the island of Šolta. Feel free to pay them a visit, leaving your yacht in Šolta’s  naturally protected bay.

VIS

Vis was strategically significant in the Adriatic and many naval battles have been  fought over it. The Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Slavs, Venetians, Austrians, French and British have all controlled Vis at different times. After the Second World War Vis became a military base to which access was strictly controlled. It was only in the summer of 1998 that the island was opened to foreign visitors.

This protection from tourist development left the island unspoiled and the local population has been able to carry on their traditional livelihoods – fishing and farming. For centuries Vis has also been famous also for its wine and its fish dishes.

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Worth visiting between 9 and 11 o’clock, is the nearby island of Biševo, famous for its Blue Grotto (known locally as Modra Špilja), a sea cave discovered in 1886 that is approachable only by boat.

Opol is an outstandingly good light red wine, Viško Crno is a strong heavy red and Vugava a rather rich white wine. Do not forget to enjoy fish dishes like viška or Komiška pogača and fish on grill.

Do not miss Komiža – located at the western end of Vis island, often said to be the capital of Dalmatian fishing. The tradition of sail powered wooden fishing boats – Falkuša – goes back over 300 years.

It is best not to anchor in Komiža because of its small size and the commercial traffic (fishing and tour boats taking sightseers to the Blue Cave on Biševo). Most sailors tie up at the breakwater, which is fitted with mooring lines to make it easier to secure your yacht.

Do not miss in Vis: Archaeological museum, located in the former fortress of Our Lady’s Battery, built by the Austrians at the beginning of 19th century and Fort George, built in 1813 by the British Royal Navy. Or the Vis Military  Tour organized by ALTERNATURA.

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