Sailing Croatia route from Dubrovnik to the mysterious city of Korcula and back is certainly one of the most stunning on the entire Croatian Adriatic coastBesides ,sailing Croatia from Split sailing from Dubrovnik is another extremely popular sailing route in Croatia. Dubrovnik has long been the pearl of the Adriatic and it shines best during the summertime when all the ancient streets team with life. There are many events and programs being held in Dubrovnik and you can be sure that you will have great time there. On this Croatia sailing route we will head out from Dubrovnik and sail towards Lopud, Elafiti islands, National park Mljet, Korcula and some of the more secluded areas on the Adriatic, available only to those who are spending their holiday on the boat.
Sailing Croatia Route from Duborvnik, day 1, Elafiti islands and Lopud
Once you have enjoyed in the beauties of Dubrovnik it’s time to start this sailing Croatia route. On the first day sail towards the Elafiti archipelago which stretches between Dubrovnik and Peljesac peninsula. We suggest you to stop at Lopud which is 7.5 nautical miles far from Durovnik port called Gruz. Lopud is especially great if you have kids on board. Be sure to take them to enjoy to the beautiful sandy beach called Sunj which is located on the east side of the island. There are many good restaurants there where you can indulge in the great Dalmatian cuisine.
Dubrovnik, south Croatia
Sailing Croatia Route from Duborvnik, day 2, Prozura, island Mljet
We suggest you sail for Mljet early in the morning the second day of your sailing Croatia route. There is around 15 miles to Prozura on island Mljet and we want you to fully experience the stunning beauties of this National Park. We chose Prožura for you because this bay will protect you from any wind and this would be the excellent choice for the first stop of this breathtaking island. For a great meal while in Prozura, konoba Marijana is definitely a great choice.
Day 3 of our sailing holiday is still reserved for Mljet
Once you see Mljet it is incredibly difficult to leave it. You will know what I am talking about once you see it. This is why on the day 3 of this sailing Croatia journey we will continue to enjoy in this mesmerizing island. Sail towards Polace bay where you can anchor in the another protective bay which, once you enter it, makes you feel as if you entered a lake. This is not the lake everyone who visits Mljet talks about. For you to visit the lakes everyone is talking about you need to sail towards the western tip of the island to Pomena. Once in Pomena, you can find the free berth on the waterfront in front of hotel Odisej. If you are looking for a prettier spot to drop anchor do it in front of the islet Pomestak. To take a walk to through the dense pine forest and visit the renowned lakes of Mljet there is a path you can take which begins by the hotel Odisey (hotel got it’s name based on the Homer’s work where he indicated that Odysseus found harbor right here). You will soon realize that there are not many places in the world which can compare with the beauties of Mljet.
Day 4 of our sailing Croatia holiday is reserved for medieval Korcula
Korcula, the birthplace of Marco Polo, can only be compared to the beauties of Dubrovnik. Encircled by massive city walls enclosing the narrow city streets decorated by hundreds of statues this mysterious city whispers tales and ancient legends even to this day. Korcula leaves no one aloof, but we suggest that before you berth there you first make a stop at the sandy beaches of Lumbarda. Enjoy in Posip and Grk wines which are two of the wines characterizing this region (Grk wine is made from the grape the ancient Greeks brought here. Grk wine is only produced here so it’s the once in a lifetime opportunity).
Day 5 of our sailing Croatia is reserved for a little bit of Robinson style holiday
Day 5 of this sailing Croatia route is reserved for true relaxation. There are numerous islets around Korcula and you can take as much out of the day to explore them and to find harbor for safe overnight. You can choose to go to Peljesac instead. We suggest you to go to sail to hidden Okuklj bay. You will find this great family owned restaurant right on the seashore and while enjoying in the great traditional cuisine you will enjoy in the feeling that no one can find you there.
Sailing Croatia return to Elafiti – Day 6
On the sixth day of this sailing Croatia route from Dubrovnik sail towards the island of Sipan, the biggest island of the Elafiti archipelago. Sipan harbor is a great place for you to harbor and spend the night. Before harboring in Sipan you can explore Elafiti islands. Visit Jakljan and anchor in any of the cozy coves on the northeast side of the island. After you have enjoyed in the beautiful crystal sea head toward Sipan for the safe anchorage during the night.
Our sailing Croatia holiday is coming to an end as we sail back to Dubrovnik
On the seventh day of sailing Croatia route from Dubrovnik we set sails towards Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik is not far and you can schedule this day according to the time you have at your disposal.