South Adriatic Croatia


Prozura bay on island Mljet in Croatia

Mljet is for many tourists, one of the islands lost in the sea. Don’t allow this island, which is mentioned in stories about the Odyssey, St. Paul, Benedictines and Mediterranean sea bears remain unknown to you. Mljet appears as a long straight island, 34 km wide and 37 km long. It is an island of specific characteristics and contrasts, National Park Mljet occupies its northwestern part, and it stretches over 5375 hectares of sheltered coast and sea.


Besides the beautiful landscape, Mljet has a rich history and many archaeological and cultural sights. On the south side of the island is the Odysseus Cave. According to the legend, Odysseus was lured to the island of Mljet by the nymph Calypso, so the cave was named after him. If you are already on the south side of the island of Mljet, you can also make a stop in the south-eastern bay of Saplunara or in the neighboring bay of Limoni. Both bays are surrounded by sandy bays with a sandy beach, which should especially please the children on board.


To enjoy the National Park, it is best to moor in Polace Bay or Pomena Bay. Pomena is the most common entry point to the National Park of Mljet. You will be amazed by the beauty and untouched nature of the National Park. Visit the two lakes, which are connected to the open sea by their own channel. You can also visit the 12th-century Benedictine monastery located in the middle of the Great Lake.
Prozura bay is another one worth visiting. This bay, which extends almost 800 meters inland, with its high, rocky shore, is protected by three small islands. Take a walk to the village above the bay and enjoy one of the finest views on the Adriatic.



Skrivena Luka bay on island Lastovo in Croatia

If you long for peace and serenity during your sailing trip in Croatia, the island of Lastovo is a good option. Like Vis, the island of Lastovo was a restricted military area and was inaccessible to the public until around 1989. The lack of tourism has helped to preserve the old buildings and nature.


Lastovo island belongs to the nature park and offers many small and large bays. East of the island Lastovo, is a group of small islands called Lastovnjaci which also offer some nice bays.
The most famous bays of Lastovo are Zaklopatica, Veli Lago and Skrivena Luka. Zaklopatica bay is located on the north side of the island. From here you can take a walk to the 2.5km away town of Lastovo.
On the island’s western side is the large bay of Veli Lago, cut deep into the land. In the large Veli Lago bay, there are three smaller bays that offer good shelter from all winds. Jurjeva Luka and Pasadur Bay are on the north side and Ubli is on the southeast side of Veli Lago.


On the south side of the island of Lastovo is one of the most famous bays of Lastovo and the South Adriatic, Skrivena Luka. The name Skrivena luka "Hidden Harbour" indicates the protection this bay offers.


Ston - Pelješac peninsula

Ston city walls on peninsula Peljesac

The peninsula of Peljesac juts out 65km from the mainland, but it is only 7km wide at its broadest point. The town closest to the mainland is called Ston, and today is primarily visited for its spectacular 5,5km long defensive walls. Visitors can walk the whole stretch from Ston to Mali Ston, enjoying superb views along the way. The walls ends at Mali Ston's 14th-century Fort Koruna. Another attraction are the salt works in Ston, where salt is produced using a 2000-year-old technique. Mali Ston Bay is well-known for its delicious oysters with a distinct flavor.


Towards the northern part of the peninsula, Orebic is another popular town on the Peljesac peninsula. It has a Maritime Museum that shows the history of its inhabitants, who were the most sought after sea captains in the Mediterranean. Orebić lies at the edge of one of Croatia’s most valued winegrowing areas. West of Orebić, the coastal village of Viganj is a windsurfing paradise with a fine pebble beach.



Elaphite Islands Archipelago

Lopud island Elaphites Archipelago in front of Dubrovnik

The Elaphites is an archipelago of 13 islands stretching northwest of Dubrovnik. The three largest and inhabited main islands are Sipan, Lopud and Kolocep. Many sailors leaving from Dubrovnik on Saturday will stop at one of the Elaphite islands. They have long been popular with the aristocracy of Dubrovnik, who built their villas on the islands. Koločep is the nearest island to Dubrovnik. The island is covered in pine trees and subtropical scrubs.


On the island of Lopud, there are two ruined forts that date from the 16th century, while the Franciscan Monastery dates from the 15th century. We recommend a visit to the sandy beach named Sunj.


Šipan is the largest of the Elaphite Islands and has two towns. Suđurađ and Šipanska Luka. Šipanska Luka is a long funnel-shaped bay that offers good shelter from all winds except NW. From here, you can walk to Suđurađ, five kilometers away, across fields. In Suđurađ, there is a castle and the ruins of a bishop’s palace.




Dubrovnik old town in Croatia

The wonderful city of Dubrovnik lies deep in the south of the Croatian Adriatic coast and is considered by most to be one of the top destinations in Europe. These historical and cultural masterpieces are located in the old town and easily accessible on foot. We recommend our guests who have chartered a sailing boat or catamaran from ACI Marina Dubrovnik to take a trip to the old town before or after the sailing trip. One of the biggest attractions for tourists is the city walls and fortresses. The city walls are 1940 meters long and have five forts, and 16 towers and bastions. The fortresses then served to protect the Dubrovnik Republic and are considered one of the best preserved in all of Europe.


Take a walk along Stradun street. The wide street crosses the city from east to west, dividing the Dubrovnik Old Town into the northern and southern parts. From here you can see almost all the main sights.
You should plan a 2 to 3-hour walk through the streets, allowing you to admire many of Dubrovnik's sights, at least from the outside. The city is used as the King’s Landing in Game of Thrones, and countless scenes were filmed in the Old Town.

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