This route is perfect for groups that want to enjoy the nature to its fullest, visit some beautiful old medieval towns, but avoid mass tourism. This is a flexible route on which you can relax and enjoy the stunning secluded picturesque bays away from the masses, explore some of Croatia’s nature parks and romantic small towns of Middle Dalmatia. You can stay on anchor and sunbathe, swim and snorkel in crystal clear Adriatic sea. Cruising with a gulet offers you various possibilities to go ashore and enjoy the pristine nature of national parks, but also engage in lots of extra activities or simply enjoy the local cuisine in peaceful atmosphere. With this cruise you can truly unwind and recharge your batteries.
You can start your holiday in Split or Trogir, two historic coastal towns with more than 2000 years of continuous urban tradition. Both towns are close to the airport and are perfect spots to start your cruise.
You have a chance to explore these beautiful cities, there are a lot of options for sightseeing. Then you board the gulet and meet the crew with the traditional welcoming drink. After check in and comfortable accommodation, the captain takes you towards the next destination.
The Blue Lagoon of Drvenik
First, you can visit the Island of Drvenik Veli and swim in the crystal clear, turquoise water of the Adriatic sea. One of the unspoiled natural treasures is the Krknjaši lagoon on the east coast of the island. Beautiful pebble beaches and shallow sandy seabed is a true tropical paradise of this area. There are small coves with sandy shoals along the coast that provide intimacy and are suitable for families with small children.
On your way to the next natural jewel of Dalmatia, you have an option to visit small and beautiful coastal towns. Even if you would like to avoid the crowds as much as possible, it is recommended to check some of them out, have a drink, try local dishes, get lost, and simply relax. You just might fall in love with one of them.
Rogoznica is “The Heart of Dalmatia” and is a good starting point for daily land trips to some interesting destinations like National Park Plitvice. Primošten is famous for its beautiful vineyards and beach Mala Raduča that was voted as one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in Croatia.
Zlarin is a small town on the island of Zlarin in the Šibenik archipelago. The island is a combination of untouched nature and rich tradition, known for green forests, red corals, wonderful beaches, gastronomic specialties, and beautiful churches.
Šibenik is the largest town in the region where you can stop to do some shopping, visit a museum, take a walk through the city center and have a nice dinner ashore. Vodice town with its pebble and sandy beaches is a nice place for bathing and swimming. Village Tribunj nearby is famous for its Renaissance landmarks and a regional donkey race.
Skradin with Krka National Park
Next stop on the cruise is the small romantic town Skradin, one of the most picturesque little ports on the Croatian coast and a starting point for the visit of National Park Krka. Krka nature park, established in 1985, is located along the middle-lower course of the river Krka in the Šibenik-Knin county in the central Dalmatia and encompasses an area of 109 square kilometers. The park is spacious, full of lakes and waterfalls. It is a largely unchanged region of exceptional and multifaceted natural value with well preserved and unaltered ecosystems.
One of the most special, attractive, and amazing destinations of this gulet cruise is the Kornati archipelago. With more than 100 mostly uninhabited islands it is a place where you can experience astounding pristine nature, visit beautiful bays, swim in the clearest sea, and enjoy the amazing view. You will have a feeling of being in another world. In 1980, the eighty-nine islands, islets, and reefs of the archipelago were declared a national park. The Kornati National Park is the most beautiful nature park in Croatia. You will enjoy breathtaking scenery and crystal clear sea.
Telašćica Nature Park
The last stop of the cruise is the Nature Park Telašćica situated in the southeastern part of the island of Dugi Otok. The bay of Telašćica is one of the safest, the most beautiful and largest natural ports in the Adriatic. It was declared a nature park in 1988 due to its natural richness, pristine beauty, and importance.
The contrasts of the natural world are expressed here very well with peaceful bays and rugged cliffs, forests of Aleppo pine on one side and Holm oak on the other side, the area of cultivated fields of vineyards and olive-trees, as well as the area of rocky meadows. The Park offers organized tours in nature, cruising, water sports, diving, fishing, cycling, photo safari and traditional sea specialties in several catering establishments in the area of the park.
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