Discover Europe's Hidden Gem: Croatia
When Europeans want a luxury getaway, they go to the dreamy destination that is Croatia. We’ll take a journey through this hidden gem starting in the city of Split where sea and history embrace each other. The palaces, squares, and streets are witnesses of centuries of art. The coast and islands await us with their wonderful beaches with turquoise waters. Its color is so intense and crystalline that they look like jewels under the sunlight of the Adriatic and Mediterranean Seas. The Adriatic Sea is a treasure that makes Croatia a unique and fascinating destination.
Quick Trip Facts
TRIP DATES: May 10 to 18, 2024
GROUP SIZE: 17 cabins. Up to 30 people total
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Low to Moderate. Includes walking. You can also kayak, snorkel, paddle board, jet ski, and more.
CREW MEMBERS: Captain, two Chefs, Chief Hostess, First Mate, two Sailors, two Hostesses, and a Maid
TOTAL SAILING DISTANCE: 258 nautical miles
PRICE: starts at
$5925 $4232 sale lasts until Dec 8, 2023
A Trip of Impressive Beauty and Culture
Day 1: Split, Croatia
We will meet at 6pm at ACI Marina Split to embark on our luxury yacht (member of the prestigious MYBA Luxury Boat Association.) We’ll settle into our cabins, then have dinner together on the boat and begin to get to know each other. All of our meals will be prepared on board by our chefs and will feature traditional Croatian foods with perfectly paired wines. Of course, if you need gluten-free, vegan, or any other alternatives, our chefs will be happy to accommodate.
After dinner, you’re welcome explore the city of Split. Split is a unique delight, with a lively energy and a wealth of ancient and modern treasures heaped between the low-slung mountains and the jeweled blue sea.
If you’d rather stay on the boat, you can relax on any of the four large decks. The sundeck, with it’s jacuzzi and tons of lounge chairs is a favorite space for Lesmon travelers to relax and reset. If you’re more interested in playing, there are loads of water toys to choose from: jetskis, SeaBobs, paddleboards, kayaks, a Ringo ride, and snorkeling equipment. There is also a tender boat that you can take out to explore Croatia’s hidden bays and picturesque beaches.
Day Two: Split to Milna
Situated in a deep bay that looks out onto the Split straight, Milna is an enchanting village on the western side of Braç Island. First settled by 16th Century shepherds, the village retains a relatively untouched charm, with terracotta-topped buildings and pretty pines gazing out across the Adriatic.
A typical Mediterranean marina, Milna has a respectable restaurant and cafe scene, promising glorious meals and high-caliber coffee. You can enjoy countless hikes to historical sites, taking in sweeping scenery over sapphire waters, or instead, head to Braç’s wine and olive oil tasting center in nearby Nerežišća.
For a sun-soaked slice of paradise, venture east alongside the island to Zlatni Rat, a mountain-backed beach of shallow turquoise seas and casual cocktail bars, also known as Croatia’s Golden Cape.
Day Three Leg 1: Milna to Bol
Home to the beautiful beach of Zlatni Rat, Bol is one of the most visited towns on the Croatian island of Brac. The cape stretches out to carve a V shape in the turquoise sea, shifting its pattern with the wind and water and making it a favorite with charter guests.
Even beyond the beach, Bol is a richly rewarding stop. Backed with hills, the Illyrian fortress Kastilo, and the pristine peaks of the Vidova Gora, Bol sets the scene for a quaint sea splashed stay.
The old town is dotted with stony houses and in the port you can find a 15th century palace with ornate gothic windows.
Visit local wineries, step back in time at the 16th century Blaca Monastery, and explore the gothic churches, galleries, and local markets
Day Three Leg 2: Bol to Hvar
Sun-soaked Hvar gleams like gold. As one of the brightest spots in Europe, this Croatian town is known for being a high-class beach destination. Those famous topaz skies shine above the sapphire sea, and the landscape boasts an idyllic mix of lavender and olive groves, rolling hills, red-roof towns, and sweet, shady pine forests.
As one of the most enticing trading hubs — everyone from the Venetians to the Romans and the Greeks has left their mark on Hvar. Visit the Franciscan Monastery and see the famed, larger-than-life Last Supper painting by Matej Ponzoni, sail the beautiful beaches of the Pakleni Islands, explore abandoned villages and walk the fortress walls.
Of course, you’ll want to be sure to sample some of the best Croatian wines available in the surrounding wineries on this island that is internationally acclaimed for its world-class party scene.
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Day Four: Hvar to Pomena
A small village on the western end of Mljet, Pomena still holds steadfast to its fishing roots making it an idyllic Croatian retreat. Only a handful of residents and an economy focused on fishing, farming, and making the most of the picturesque harbor, Pomena is all peace and charm outside of the high summer months.
During the busy season, the influx swells slightly as visitors pass through this gateway to the Mljet National Park. A pine green strip meets dazzling blue water and a smattering of restaurants and loungers for propping up with a cocktail or two, Pomena is all birdsong, boats, and bliss.
With bicycle trails passing by the national park lakes and a sheltered cove for dropping anchor, Pomena is an easy spot for rest and play.
Day Five: Pomena to Dubrovnik
Delightful Dubrovnik with its golden city walls and pearl of the Adriatic status looks every inch like the fantasy series setting it is famous for.
Dating back to the 7th century, Croatia’s capital is all baroque beauty, UNESCO delights, and limestone pavement strolls that will deliver something extraordinary around every corner.
Walking the city walls is a must to get a feel for the place and to soak up those blue and balmy sea views. Sip a coffee on the pedestrian street of Stradun, see 16th-century paintings from Raphael in the Cathedral, and visit ancient forts and towers.
Day Six: Dubrovnik to Korcula
Korcula is one of Croatia’s most treasured islands and our trip would be missing something special if we didn’t stop here.
This beautiful island — known by the Ancient Greeks as Black Kocula thanks to its lush forests of Aleppo pine, cypress and oak trees — welcomes its visitors with a colorful cultural heritage and interesting legends.
Stroll the enchanting, narrow, cobbled streets of the town of Korcula, surrounded by 13th-century walls or enjoy one of the many art exhibitions and evening festivals.
It’s the sixth largest island in Croatia, at 20 miles long and 4 to 5 miles wide on average.
Day Seven: Korcula to Vis
In the north-eastern part of Vis Island, the town of Vis is situated at the bottom of a protected bay. If you are in love with culture, tradition, mystery and the best Adriatic cuisine has to offer, you will love Vis, (or Issa as the ancient Greeks called it.)
One of the reasons why Vis itself is considered a wonder is that it is a place where time has stood still. Vis was established by ancient Greeks in 397 B.C, and has continued to retain the old, irresistible Mediterranean charm and life without stress and trouble.
The island of Vis is a top destination for yachtsmen from all over the world. And, did you know this? The first Mamma Mia movie was filmed in Greece on Skopelos. But the second Mamma Mia movie was filmed right here on the gorgeous island of Vis in Croatia.
Day Eight: Vis to Maslinica
A pretty port village on the sun-soaked island of Solta, Maslinica is a stunning settlement rich in history.
Centered around a castle built in 1708, this nautical village is known for its exceptional wine that is made using indigenous island grapes. You also won’t have to look far to find delectable dishes of freshly caught grilled fish served in charming seafront tavernas.
Neighboring beaches promise captivating coves of honey-hued pebbles, whilst Šipkova Bay offers soft sand and stunning sunsets. Thinly forested with fragrant pines, the area surrounding the village is known for its great hiking and picturesque panoramas.
Lesmon travelers who enjoy laidback luxury will find that Maslinica provides the perfect pit stop before heading to off-grid anchor points.
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Every cabin has a full, private bathroom with a sink, shower, and toilet.
SALE! All cabins are 40% off until December 8, 2023
Captain’s Authority: The Captain retains overriding authority and shall not be bound to comply with this itinerary nor any order or request which might, in the Captain’s sole discretion, put the safety of the vessel and persons onboard at risk.
Weather: This itinerary is not binding and may be modified before or during the charter subject to prevailing weather and sea conditions, at the discretion of the Captain.
Meet Your Guide: Montse Serrano
Montse Serrano is co-owner and CEO of Lesmon Experience. She is dedicated to making the world a happier and more LGBTQ-friendly place.
Montse provides an absolutely amazing experience for every traveler in her care. She brings her experience, business-savvy, and kindness to every part of the trip. She wants you to feel refreshed and renewed by the end of your journey with her.
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