First, some background to this trip... imagine your significant other comes home and creates an incredibly compelling story about going sailing around Croatia. Sounds incredible right?! Now throw in his 2 colleagues from work into the mix and add their girlfriends. All whom you have never met. Together. In the middle of the sea. Would you go?
Sometimes you just need to throw yourself into the craziest of situations and hope for the best. That's what I did and thank god I decided to go! I couldn't even imagine how nice the Yacht would be- 3 bedrooms with separate bathrooms and a fully functional kitchen. It was a dream! And more importantly the company was great. The others were from Hungary, Italy, England and our skipper was a local Croatian.
We sailed from Split to Brač, Solta, Vis, Trogir and Hvar. I'll go into the others in more detail in Part 2 and 3, so keep an eye out!
Brac doesn't get as much attention as the other islands, but I wanted to write about it first. The Golden Cape has to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It stretches 530 meters into the sea in the shape of a tongue and changes shape and position depending on the time of day. Seriously! So in the morning the beach will be leaning to the left and then be on the right by the afternoon.
Next, Trogir. This island has a complicated past and that’s what makes it beautiful. The towns history starts with the Greeks and was claimed by the Roman Empire and then coming under Hungarian and Venetian rule. Trogir finally claimed independence in 1991, looking incredibly Romanesque. At times it even felt like you could be in Venice due to the Renaissance buildings and iconic Palladian window frames. Oh, and did I mention that the town is enclosed within medieval walls? Pretty incredible!
I would love to hear from you if you've been to either of these islands! I'll be writing about Hvar and Vis in Part 2!