Day 1: Saturday / SPLIT, STOBREČ – ROGOZNICA
Check in starts at 4 PM in a port of Stobreč, a small and quite place just 5 km distant from Split. After embarkation you`ll have enough time to make yourself at home and meet other guests and a crew. Before departure you will be served with a traditional welcome drink. After a short navigation we come to Rogoznica where we`re going to spend our first night anchored enjoying a homemade meal and company. Rogoznica is a small Dalmatian town only 32 km away from Šibenik. This part of Croatian coast is one of the safest and most protected bays in the Adriatic. That fact was crucial when deciding where to build the most beautiful Mediterranean marina - Marina Frapa. Situated on karst terrain this territory has always been related to legends of dragons, fairies and sea monsters. Even two geomorphologic phenomenons in Rogoznica got the names - Dragon`s Eye (a lake that sometimes foams and boils and where, according to a legend, lived dragon Murin, the extramarital son of Hera and Poseidon) and Dragon`s Ear (a cave in the middle of an artificial island in Marina Frapa). Rogoznica sea bed is full of shipwrecks from different historical eras, so we can say that there`s a real submarine museum out there.
Day 2: Sunday / ROGOZNICA – SKRADIN (ŠIBENIK / KRKA WATERFALLS)
We continue our cruise towards Skradin, a small town at Krka estuary.
Skradin is a romantic Mediterranean town with narrow, paved streets, passages, arches and stairs. Whole town centre is a protected cultural heritage. Houses in Skradin mostly date from the 18th and the 19th century and their facades are decorated in typical Venetian style. At the beginning of the 14th century it was the capital of Croatia and Bosnia. However, Skradin is most famous for being the nearest town to the National Park Krka which you will have a chance to visit it. National Park Krka was declared in 1985. It is a natural and karst phenomenon which attracts tourists and scientists with richness of its flora and fauna and travertine waterfalls. All additional information about the Park and the prices check on www.np-krka.hr
After visit to the park, depending on the weather conditions, it is possible to visit Šibenik, the biggest city in Šibenik-Knin County. It is worldly known for its cathedral of St. Jacob and the International Children`s Festival. We recommend a walk through old streets of this beautiful Dalmatian city but also a visit to St. Michael`s Fortress which gives an unforgettable view of the old part of the city and near-by islands.
Day 3 and day 4: Monday - Tuesday / KORNATI
In the morning we sail to Kornati - another Croatian National Park. It`s a 220 km2 large area between Šibenik and Zadar which includes 89 islands, islets and rocks with approximately 238 km of coast. In 1980 most of Kornati maritime zone was declared a National Park thanks to its great indented and especially for its rich marine ecosystem. Today NP Kornati covers also a land part which makes only 1/4 of the total area, all the rest is marine ecosystem. Apart from natural, park is also abundant in cultural particularities bearing in mind that the first human traces on this area date to the Neolithic. Vertical cliffs, or ‘crowns’, of Kornati Islands, facing the open sea, are the most popular phenomenon of this Park. They are also the habitat of rare species. All additional info about the Park and its prices check on NP Kornati web pages www.np-kornati.hr
We`ll be spending the next two days in NP Kornati, enjoying all the advantages this unique surrounding offers.
Day 5: Wednesday / ŽIRIJE
After two relaxing days you`ll probably need some time to get back to your usual, fast rhythm of everyday life, and that is why we are first taking you to a more vivid, but still very relaxing, small Dalmatian village known as the birth place of a worldly known pianist Maxim Mrvica. It`s the only continuously inhabited island in Šibenik archipelago. On a small area of only 15.08 km2 we can see eight natural caves and pits. On the highest top - Kapić there`s a preserved circular wall of a prehistoric refuge, and on the top of Vela Glava there`s a belvedere offering an incredible view of Kornati. You`ll have a chance to spend some more time in peace and quiet before returning to ‘civilization’ enjoying good company, sea, cicadas and pines.
Day 6: Thursday / PRIMOŠTEN
After couple of days of real Robinson`s holidays we come to civilization again, and in grand style. Primošten, our next stop, according to a folk tale was created by God himself to rest after the creation of the world. But according to archaeologists, life in this area really began in the 7th century BC. Scarce inhabitants ran on an island to save themselves from the Turks. With time they`ve built a wall around the island and a wooden bridge, that was later on transformed into a causeway, so today Primošten is a peninsula. Tourism starts to develop at the beginning of the 20th century, making Primošten a real Mecca for all those who want to have fun and enjoy beautiful beaches and clear sea. You`ll have a chance to feel it all for yourself.
Day 7: Friday / TROGIR
After a good rest we continue our cruise towards another Croatian coastal pearl, the town whose old part is completely under the protection of the UNESCO - Trogir. Founded in the 2nd century BC, Trogir is considered the best preserved Romanic - Gothic town surrounded by city walls. The most important cultural monument is the Cathedral whose western gate portal was made by master Radovan. It is also known as the town where the first pharmacy in Europe was opened in 1271. Historic part of Trogir is situated on the coast of Kaštela bay, on a small island between the island of Čiovo and the mainland. Trogir charms its visitors with its cultural and historical monuments, art collections with numerous works of art and especially with the liveliness of its picturesque little streets full of shops and Mediterranean ambient with just a hint of some long gone times.
Day 8: Saturday / SPLIT, STOBREČ
We have come to the moment when we have to say goodbye to this fabulous gulet, the crew and, hopefully, new friends you have acquainted in these 7 days. Check out is by 9 AM.
After check out you can visit, as we like to say, the most beautiful city in the world - Split! With its 1700 years-long history it offers so many things to see to its visitors, from cultural and historical heritage to entertainment. The place you mustn`t, and can`t, avoid in Split is definitively Diocletian`s Palace. Built in the 3rd century it was created as a summer residence for the Roman emperor Diocletian, but with time the palace has become a city which today is the administrative, cultural and trade centre of Split-Dalmatian County and second largest city in Croatia. The Palace itself was included in UNESCO`s World Heritage List in 1979. Apart from the Palace there are many other things to see in the city, like the Diocletian`s substructures (cellars), the smallest and the oldest cathedral in the world - St. Duje`s Cathedral (the patron saint), numerous squares, museums and galleries.
For any additional questions you might have during the trip you can, at all times, ask the captain or any other crew member, who are always at your disposal.
We wish you an unforgettable cruising experience!
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