croatiaDay 1Venice to Rovinj(63 nautical miles)Day 2Rovinj & the Brijuni Islands(12 nautical miles)Day 3Brijuni Islands to Pula(6 nautical miles)Day 4Pula to Cres & Losinj(41 nautical miles)Day 5Losinj to Rab(30 nautical miles)Day 6Rab to Pag & Zadar(45 nautical miles)Day 7Zadar to Kornati Islands(19 nautical miles)Day 8Kornati Islands to Sibenik(40 nautical miles)Day 9Sibenik to Split(51 nautical miles)Day 10Split to Brac & Hvar(24 nautical miles)Day 11Hvar to Vis(14 nautical miles)Day 12Vis to Mljet(35 nautical miles)Day 13Mljet to Dubrovnik(80 nautical miles)Day 14Dubrovnik to Porto Montenegro(49 nautical miles)24IICHARTER COLLECTION 2012Diversity is the key to good cruising, andCroatia's coastline provides a wonderfulcombination of magical islands, Romanruins and medieval towns. Although adored byvisitors throughout the centuries, Croatia remainsone of Europe's lesser-known cruising areas.Glorious remnants of the past pile up one on top ofthe other - Illyrian, Roman, Christina, Venetian andAustrian influences ooze from the architecture andcuisine. With more than 1,400 islands floating in the azurewaters of the Adriatic, the Dalmatian coastline,stretching from Brioni in the north to Korcula in thesouth, has entered the Mediterranean big league. aboardhSwim and snorkel in the beautiful warmwaters of Lucice Bay on BrachPaddle, swim and snorkel around the cliffs,caves and reefs of KolocephAbsorb the classical sounds coming from theconcerts in the Franciscan monastery on HvarhSail along the southern coast of Vis anddiscover several military tunnels from WW2dotted along the cliffshKeep an eye out for the colony of more than150 dolphins around LosinjhDiscover sunken ships and sea flora in thewaters surrounding Pag hTender to the luminescent Blue Grotto at Bisevo. don't misshThe oldest cultural festival in Croatia,Dubrovnik's Summer Festival takes place frommid July to the end of AugustashorehSoak up the sunshine and architecture of themain town of HvarhDon't miss Carpe Diem II - the latest beachclub on Hvar hClimb the 282 steps of Mount Hum in Vis tothe cave used by Tito in 1944 hDiscover the immaculately maintained 13thcentury monastery of Pustinja Blaca, BrachLose yourself in the maze of fortifications andvaults of Diocletian's Palace in Split hExplore Rovinj's Roman squareshGo wine tasting in the Istrian vineyards of HvarhExplore the magnificent amphitheatre at Pula
CRUISING GUIDEI25DALMATIAN COASTCROATIAKIRKKORNATVISBRACCRESKORCULAMLJETHVARMovarDugi OtokSibenikMakarskaSplitZadarSkradin/U. HiljacaRab LongMurterPiltvice LakesSenjPulaTriesteDubrovnik?Expert opinion Charter BrokerSussie Kidd Finding a destination that provides a fascinatinghistory with unspoilt natural areas is really difficultbut in my opinion Croatia has it all. There are manynational parks and over 1,000 islands to explore whilstcruising the Dalmatian coastline. Cities and towns tovisit during any cruise should include Trogir, Hvar,Korcula and Dubrovnik. The best thing about theDalmatian coast is combining one day of water sports,fun and relaxation with a day exploring fascinatingancient and historical towns. Croatia really is adestination full of choice and diversity.?