Over the next six days, cruise the Adriatic in search of relaxation and adventure.
You’ll travel along the Neretvanski Channel to Hvar island, where you can enjoy an afternoon of beaches, fresh seafood, and cocktails on the waterfront. Wander around the towns, admiring the Renaissance facades and hike alongside limestone cliffs.
Then cruise to Vis, the island furthest from mainland Croatia. It was only opened to foreigners in 1989, having been declared a military zone in 1944. The isolation has allowed Vis to retain its chilled charm, while the southside of the island is home to beautiful coves and beaches. Speak to the skipper if you want to take an optional history tour.
Next, enjoy a smile-inducing five-hour trip to Korcula, passing the stony beaches and black pine groves of the Peljesac Peninsula. Upon arrival, you can explore the history of the town – it’s been occupied by the ancient Greeks, Romans and Slavs, wander around the pretty Old Town, or chill on the beaches.
Then visit Lastovo, a forest-covered island in the Lastovo archipelago. Its highest peak is the 417m (1,368ft) high Hum, and it has 46 islets and reefs just off shore. If you’re more into man-made wonders, Lastovo is noted for having several 15th- and 16th-century buildings in the Venetian style.
After, set sail for Mljet, where the ancient Greek hero Odysseus was said to have lived in a cave for seven years. Your exploration will be far more enjoyable than his – the island is home to a national park, forests and villages. You could take a guided tour through the national park, strolling in pine forests, passing chasms and visiting an Illyrian fort.
Leave Mljet for the Elafiti Islands. It’s formed of three main islands: Kolocep, Lopud and Sipan. Each has its own beauty, but you can expect beautiful parks and beaches, pretty villages and plenty of myths and legends.