Croatia Sailing Group Highlights
This land and sea expedition combines the best of the Mediterranean with true Old European charm to create a magical and unique experience. On this trip guests will escape the crowds in Dubrovnik and Split and head north to the walled port of Zadar. This is a region rich in history and natural beauty, where they will wander quiet streets of marble, sprawl undisturbed on pine-scented beaches and sail to remote islands, deserted except for tiny konobas – restaurants catering mostly to fishermen.
Zadar is a beautiful historic city which was the capital of Dalmatia for many centuries. The walled Old Town dates to Roman times and was fortified with medieval walls. On the land-based part of their adventure the group will hike along the Vratolom ridge to the mouth of Krupa Riben, explore the Modrić cave (one of the best in Europe), go wine tasting at an award winning winery, and on Pag Island learn about the local products that have driven the economy of the area since the middle ages.
From Zadar the group will board matching sailboats for a 4-day sailing regatta through the necklace of 1,000 islands along the coast of North Dalmatia. Guests will swim in stunningly clear, blue waters and visit the Kornati Islands, a gorgeous natural archipelago. Legend says that after God created the world, there were still a few gems left in his hand, so he threw them over his shoulder into the sea to create the Kornati Islands. Guests will go scuba diving, snorkeling, and visit a UNESCO World Heritage site, The Cathedral of St. James. They will bike past seven waterfalls, culminating with the beautiful Skradinski Buk waterfall.
This trip allows guests to truly experience what makes Croatia so magical, the beautiful combination of land and sea, by taking guests to places that most tourists never venture.