With summer now hitting our favourite European cities, I thought what better time to reminisce about our amazing trip to Croatia! Being water babies, we were so excited to visit this coastal country in the Adriatic Sea. For the whole week we could not hide our excitement over EVERYTHING we saw! From walking the cobblestone streets of the Old Towns on the Islands to waking up in the middle of the sparkling blue seas, we did not want this week to end.
We were lucky enough to sail around the beautiful islands and crystal clear waters of Croatia with Med Sailors, an affordable company that allows you to hire a yacht with friends and provide a skipper to take you on this amazing journey. Most meals are provided and you can bring your own drinks on board, whilst still heading out to the local towns for dinners and nights out. We sailed around the waters for a week, and these are the highlights we saw along the way!
Our week of sailing began with a few days on land in Split. A UNESCO World Heritage listed town, you will see ancient Roman ruins blended with the modern day buildings. Enjoy some hidden “city” beaches after walking through the old town, and take a seat at one of the many restaurants serving fresh sea food right from the Adriatic. Sesula
The tranquil bay of Sesula on on the island of Solta is the perfect spot to chill out. Being protected from the wind, it was first of many water activity days full of sun baking, swimming, snorkelling and admiring the picturesque sunset.Vis
Hidden behind the island of Brac, Solta and Hvar, Vis is the furthest island from the mainland. It was closed off to the public until 1989 as it was the naval headquarters for the Yugoslav army, which means it has maintained much of its natural beauty. We also took a boat ride out the the Blue Cave (Biševo) and swam through the magical bright blue cave!
On the Island of Korcula, this is one of the multiple places claiming to be the birth place of Marco Polo. Enjoy some more crystal clear water and walk around the town to find another delicious meal.
From ancient ruins and medieval castles to amazing nightlife, there is something for everyone in this busy stopover. Visit Tvrdava fortress and walk the cobblestone streets during the day, and head over on a water taxi to Hvar town to see why this is known as the party island!
Being one of the oldest towns in Europe, this was definitely one of our favourite stops! A quiet town right on the water, you can go wine tasting, swim in the beautiful bays, or just walk the cobblestone streets and take it all in! As water polo players, we were also stoked with all the goals floating in the beaches around the islands!
I know I’ve said this about every stop we had, but Dubrovnik was BEAUTIFUL! The abundance of red roof tops and walking the city walls were definitely highlights. Don’t forget to take the cable car up almost 800m up for breath-taking views over the old town, you won’t regret it! And for all the Game of Thrones fans out there, you might recognise some of the locations in Old Town as some of the episodes are filmed here. There are even specialised walking tours for those fans who want some great photo opportunities! With over 1,000 islands making up Croatia no two trips will be the same, making this European summer destination even more special! If you’ve sailed Croatia or have any questions, please write them down below!