Croatia is a country of more than 1200 beautiful islands, and it would take you more than one cruise to visit them all. However, some of the most stunning islands to see are Brač, Korčula, Hvar, Vis but also Mljet, Šipan, Lastovo, and many others… Gulet cruise is definitely the best way to visit and explore these islands since you will be visiting a new location each day. In the text below, you’ll find a simple route sample that will allow you to visit the must-see Croatian islands. By following this itinerary, you will be able to enjoy the sun, the sea and many delightful places with numerous fun activities, so be sure to check this route.

DAY 1 Friday – Split /Trogir/Stari Grad-Island of Hvar

Embarkation at 17:00 at Split, City Port, opposite to the entrance to Split Port Authority, address: Obala Lazareta 1, Split. You will be leaving for Trogir, with welcome drinks along with a snack, guided tour of Trogir and later you’ll have free time. Then a bit later you’ll be leaving for Stari Grad, Island of Hvar, dinner on board and overnight in Stari Grad.

Things to do in Split

More about Split – life in a Roman imperial palace

Over 1700 years ago, a Roman Emperor, Diocletian, was so impressed by the beauty of this region that he decided to build his retirement palace here, and also his eternal residence – a mausoleum.  The mausoleum was later transformed into a cathedral by the Christians that the Emperor had spent a lifetime persecuting.  The cathedral was built to celebrate a Christian martyr, St. Domnius, who is now celebrated as the patron saint of the city of Split. This tour will enable you to see the cathedral, the Jupiter’s temple (later turned into a baptistery) and the cellars of the palace, but it will also show you a unique way of life of the people still living and working within the palace walls. Far from being a closed off museum, the palace is a place still exuberant with life, with a web of narrow little streets each revealing a spirit of rich history and unique way of life. The waterfront promenade that is at the foot of the south walls of the palace will be an ideal place to sit down for coffee and enjoy the wonderful view of the islands ahead. Another interesting thing to see is the organic foods market, clothes vendors, and a flower market.

More about Trogir

Trogir is a small seaside town some 27km west of Split, very close to the airport. Since 1997, Trogir’s historical city center has been included in the UNESCO list of world heritage sites. Trogir was founded by Greek colonists from the Island of Vis in the 3rd century BC. On this Antique matrix lies the historical core of Trogir, which is the best-preserved Romanesque-Gothic complex not only in the Adriatic but in all of Central Europe. Trogir”s grandest building is the church of St. Lawrence, whose main west portal is a masterpiece by Radovan, and the most significant work of the Romanesque-Gothic style in the country. Visit Stari Grad (Old Town), be a part of its 2300-year-old story.

Trogir
Stari Grad On Hvar Island

Cruising to Stari Grad

If you visit  Stari Grad (Old Town), you will become a part of its 2300-year-old story. Walk around one of the oldest towns in Europe, discover the secrets of the beginnings of civilization, try the fruits of the Stari Grad Plain, breathe in the scent of lavender, offer you palate an excellent wine, relax in the hidden Stari Grad bays, enjoy the sunniest island – the island of Hvar.