The old town of Dubrovnik, or the “Pearl of the Mediterranean” as it is known, might be small in size, but is enormous in popularity, especially among cruise ships. Some of the world’s biggest yachts have stayed here overnight!
Dubrovnik is one of the best preserved medieval cities with a rich history, so there are numerous cultural sights to soak up and enjoy all year round. During the Renaissance, it was one of the wealthiest cities in the Adriatic (and, for that matter, in the world).
Charter a yacht in Dubrovnik to sail along the calm, crystal clear waters and discover the untouched, wild nature outside its fortified city walls. Whether you have chosen a skippered yacht charter or a bareboat charter, head north to some of the greenest Croatian islands like Mljet, Korčula or Lastovo.
Dubrovnik in a nutshell
Dubrovnik → Kobaš → Mljet (Polače/Sobra) → Korčula → Lastovo → Mljet (Sobra/Polače) → Šipan → Dubrovnik
Day 1: Dubrovnik → Kobaš
After leaving the historic town of Dubrovnik, we sail north to the second largest peninsula in Croatia (Pelješac). We moor in Kobaš, a secluded and peaceful bay featuring a beautiful sandy beach surrounded by lush green hills.
Day 2: Kobaš → Mljet
The next day we sail southwest to the Island of Mljet and visit either Sobra or Polače. Depending on which fishing village we decide to visit first, we will visit the other on our way back to Dubrovnik. Both are traditional old villages featuring a safe harbour and excellent sunbathing and swimming locations.
Day 3: Mljet → Korčula
Third day into the trip we head to the Island of Korčula where we moor in the town of Korčula. Korčula, considered one of the most important historic towns in Croatia, is surrounded by beautiful ramparts and stone towers, which only emphasise its important geographic and strategic location. The town of Korčula is also considered the birthplace of the world’s greatest traveler, Marco Polo, whose house of birth is located in the center of the old town.
Day 4: Korčula → Lastovo
We continue to sail 23 nautical miles southwest to the Island of Lastovo, Zaklopatica bay, where we spend the night moored in one of the most fascinating natural bays on the Mediterranean.
Day 5: Lastovo → Mljet
From Lastovo we head on back to Mljet and visit either Polače or Sobra (depending on which one we visited 3 days ago).
Day 6: Mljet → Šipan
Final destination before heading back to Dubrovnik is the Island of Šipan, the largest island in the Elaphiti archipelago. Šipan’s 450 inhabitants are particularly proud of its natural beauty, ancient churches and stone houses traditional of this part of Croatia.
Day 7: Šipan → Dubrovnik
Finally we sail back to Dubrovnik. As we approach the town, you get unparalleled views of the medieval walls surrounding this true gem of the Adriatic.