From the charm of Hvar Island – with its 13th
century architecture and marble streets, to the serenity of Mljet National Park with its peaceful lakes and 12th
century Benedictine monastery, to the baroque beauty of Dubrovnik, the diversity of places to explore on Croatia’s coastline is as astounding as the region’s rich history.
Croatia captivates visitors with fields of sprawling vineyards, the shimmering beauty the Adriatic Sea, dense Mediterranean pine forests, breathtaking cityscapes, sleepy seaside villages and never-ending sunshine. It is no wonder that Croatian people are so passionate about the wonders of their country.
Considered the French Riviera of the Adriatic, Hvar Town is Croatia’s hub of super-yachts and endless glamorous cafes, bars and restaurants. Slip back a few streets into the old town and meander along winding streets and up grand old staircases that hold endless stories of yesteryear. The cobblestone streets, 13th
- century walls and Gothic palaces give this town its awe-inspiring magic. Visit Hvar Fortress, which was built to defend the city from the Turkish in the 13th century, and behold the incredible views across the harbour and town below.
More adventures await visitors in Croatia’s rolling wine country, where acres of olive groves and lavender fields spread liberally across the landscape. Be like a local and sip on traditional wines between sampling plump olives and mouth-wateringly good olive oil from produce grown on the farms that you visit. Then delve into the smaller villages on the islands of Mljet, Korcula and Brac, where the authentic Croatian way of living will enchant and entertain you.
The family-run business offering this unique European experience has grown to become the boutique cruising specialist of the Adriatic. The beauty of Sail Croatia’s 7-night Elegance Cruise is that you can indulge in the high life aboard a luxury cruise-ship while also experiencing the beauty of remote Croatian villages and towns with a crew and captain who really know and understand the locals – because they are Croatians themselves! The Cruise Manager is also a wealth of knowledge, meaning guests gain insight into each place the ship visits. And because there are only around 38 guests on board at any one time, crowds are non-existent. Every day there is time to relax, explore and gain insight into a spectacular niche of the world.
Elegance Cruises start from $1657 per person. For more information visit the website