You will likely fly into Cilippi airport
(airport of Dubrovnik) and board in ACI Marina Komolac (Marina near Dubrivnik) You should spend at least one day in Dubrovnik, this is a UNESCO world heritage city, in my opinion the finest on the Adriatic
, next to Venice. Out of Dubrovnik to the island of Mljet
1.day cove of Okuklje, restaurant Maran, Croatian owner with Swiss wife, speaks English
, hike up to chapel.
2. Polace, northerneastern tip of Mljet alternatively Pomena, northwestern tip of Mljet, both are inlets with nice anchorages
, safe in all conditions, careful on northern inlet into Polace, reef.
3. Korcula-island, do not use ACI Marina Korcula (crowded, expensive), use Marina Lumbarda, much nicer, less crowded and cheaper, bus every hour into Korcula-town (brithplace of Marco Polo), leaves direct from the Marina, Restaurant "Zore" in Lumbarda (from Marina along the shore, turn left at cemetery, approx. 300 meters on your right)
4. Hvar-island, stay at ACI Marina Palmizana, located on the island St. Klement across the channel off Hvar (my favorite Marina in Croatia
but do NOT eat in any restaurant on St. Klement ALL are tourist-traps), take water
taxi to Hvar-town (leaves at 10:20 AM from Marina) negotiate fare, anything above 50 Kuna/person is a rip-off) visit the fortress
in Hvar town, great view, restaurant "Kapetanja" directly on the promenade, southern aspect of bay.
5. Vis-island (see warning below), Komiza town, visit fisher-museum right on harbor, restaurant "Bako" former boat-house, great ambience, take trip to "blue grotto" on Bisevo-island, approx. 3 nm from Komiza, no good anchorage near grotto, one person must stay on board, take dingi into grotto, NO outboard
, oars only, must be there before 11:00 AM for full color effect (sunlight)
6. Korcula-island, Brna town, no frills fishing
town, very authentic, new moorings for yachts, no tourists, buy fresh fish
/ seafood off fishing
boat "Ante", say "Bog" to crew from "Kapetan Morski Krastavac" and SY Nepomuk.
7. Lastovo-island, several interesting options:
- Ubli-town, old Marine-bunker from the war, deserted town, quiet
-Zaklopatica, bay with protective island (use channel leaving the island on starbord, I believe this is the eastern entrance), anchor
in bay, several restaurants ashore, can be busy
-Marina Solitudo, part of the hotel
, may use facilities of hotel
Vis and Lastovo islands are nice for hiking but when exploring Vis and Lastovo islands, do NOT veer off regular paths or roads, MINES from the war still in a few places. You will be safe on paths and roads though, unsurveyed areas are marked.
8. Mljet-island, Pomena or Polace (whichever not visited before), Take hike to bay of Soline (prohibited to enter for yachts), preferably from Pomena for shorter distance.
9. Mljet-island, Sobra-town, no frills, authentic town, fish-farming, few restaurants directly on pier, do NOT dock
on ferry-pier, this is permitted as long as one leaves when ferry
arrives for about an hour but ferry
personnel is not very friendly and ferry has hit yachts in the past.
10. back to Dubrovnik.
You can check on this and find more information here: Voyage of Nepomuk
Feel free to email
me with any other questions.