We cannot yet give you a day-by-day sample itinerary, but we can now tell you which islands we will visit, and these should be put into a day-by-day ordered itinerary within the next few weeks.
To all of our guests preparing to visit our new base in Croatia, a big “Thank You” for your patience in waiting for our new Croatian itinerary. On many of the islands, our guests are currently being taken ashore to little towns with beautiful Croatian (or even ancient Roman) architecture, and we are also visiting some beautiful secluded bays where there are no other yachts in sight. In ancient times, this area was on the main Medieval trade route from Venice to Constantinople, and many of the islands were renowned even then for their safe and well-protected natural anchorages.
Whilst our full day-by-day itinerary is not yet fully in place, we hope to have this for you in the very near future. However, we now know which islands we plan to introduce you to, and some of these islands are listed below:
Krk Island Krk is a large Croatian island in the northern Adriatic Sea, connected to the mainland by a bridge. We’ll visit Klimno Bay on the east of Krk, a lovely protected bay with shallow warm waters, famous for its many seafood restaurants. We’ll also take you to the charming beaches at Baska Bay and Mala Baska Bay, as well as exploring the fascinating fortified main town of Krk Island, where the preserved city ramparts date back to the 4th century BC.
Rab Island Magical Rab Island is covered with pine forests, has a number of stunning sandy beaches, and is well known for its mild climate which differs from that of the mainland. We’ll visit Kristofor Bay on the south-west side of Rab, surrounded by magnificent pine forests edged with golden sandy beaches, and we’ll also visit peaceful Ilovik Island, a beautiful spot between Ilovik and Saint Peter Island.
Grgur Island This fascinating uninhabited evergreen island on the Adriatic Sea, lying between Rab and Krk, was once home to a women’s prison, where opponents of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia were formerly held. The only inhabitants now are the herd of fallow deer which roam the island, so we’ll go ashore and explore the ruins, and enjoy the secluded bays, beaches, and the peaceful atmosphere of unspoiled nature.
Cres Island Cres island is the second largest in the Adriatic, covering 155 square miles, and is long and spindly in shape. Spectacular Meli Bay in the south of the island is one of the most beautiful hidden beaches of the Adriatic. With turquoise water, untouched nature and a long sandy and pebbly beach, Meli Bay is difficult to reach except from the water, but your crew will have no problem bringing you ashore by dinghy to sample its delights.
Lošinj Island Lošinj is famous for its lush green vegetation, and for its main town of Mali Lošinj, whose harbour is said to be the most beautiful in the entire Adriatic. It was near here that the bronze statue Apoxyomenos (dating back to the 1st century BC) was found in 1996. The original statue is now permanently situated end exhibited in new museum in Mali Lošinj, opened in 2016, while a copy of it is exhibited in museum gallery in the tower in the town of Veli Lošinj.
Vele Orjule and Male Orjule Islands These two stunning uninhabited islands, separated by a narrow, shallow channel, lie to the south-east of Lošinj Island. Clad with pine and olive trees, their surroundings are natural and quiet, and the waters lapping the shorelines are crystal-clear and rich in marine life. It’s possible to anchor between the two islands, and this sheltered anchorage can be a pleasant stopover for a lazy lunch aboard.