Sailing a privately chartered boat with Med Sailors through the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic sea was one of the dreamiest weeks of my life. Looking back at these photos while freezing my but off in London makes me want to go back so bad! Every morning we would wake up with not a care in the world. Our sun drenched days were filled with sailing, swimming and exploring . Each day brought on a new town, and each town was just as stunning as the last.
We departed from Trogir, not far from Split Old Town (a beautiful UNESCO heritage site). After a few hours of blissful sailing we reached our first destination of Sesula.
We spent our first afternoon swimming and paddle boarding in the secluded bay. At night we went for dinner and tried Peka, a traditional Croatian dish. The dish is for sharing and consists of meat and vegetables cooked in a massive pot. It normally needs to be ordered in advance.
Vis is a beautiful island that is an ex military fort. We had an action packed day here. We started the day with a few hours at the pebbled beach, followed by a scooter around the picture perfect island (stopping to get gelato and to swim), onto drinks with everyone on the sailing trip, followed by delicious pizza for dinner.
Another beautiful island with a beautiful old town. We explored the streets before heading to the popular Massimo bar for the sunset. The bar is on top of one of the turrets on the Korcula town wall. You have to climb a steep ladder through a small hatch to get to the outside seating (learnt the hard way to not wear a dress). The drinks are brought up by pulley. Afterwards we went out for dinner. We didn’t follow the rest of the tourists eating overpriced food along the waters edge, but found a delicious place in one of the many alleyways.
Here is where the night life is. We had such a fun night at Hula Hula bar, located right on the water. It’s a beautiful spot to watch the sunset and party the night away.
Starigrad is one of the oldest towns in Europe, dated 384 B.C. It also a UNESCO world heritage site. The small town, is a maze of cobble stoned paths which are a joy to explore. We had a lovely night here wine tasting at a farm.
Milna, our last stop on the sailing trip is situated on the remote Brac Island. We had some drinks while watching a stunning sunset before having our last dinner with everyone.
After our sailing trip ended we took the private transfer offered by Medsailors to Dubrovnik where we stayed for the weekend. Another UNESCO world heritage site, it’s one of the most magnificent walled off cities.
Things to do:
- Catch the cable car up to the top of Mount Srd to get spectacular views of the old town
- Walk the Dubrovnik wall, this was a highlight for me. The total length of the city wall is about 2km. It takes about two hours to do. If you go in summer be wary as it gets crazy hot and there is no shade
- Swim at one of the many hidden swimming spots
- Dinner at Taj Mahal, Bosnian cuisine. Great for sharing
Croatia is so stunning. It is also quite cheap compared to the rest of Europe. I would definitely recommend a summer holiday here! I loved the sailing trip so much that I have booked Sail Greece with Medsailors next summer!