Yacht Charter Itinerary Venice, Italy to Split, Croatia

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Grand Canal and Basilica Santa Maria della Salute, Venice, Italy

Venice Grand Canal

There are over a thousand islands along the Croatian coast, most of which are uninhabited. In fact, there are only sixty-six islands with small towns and fishing hamlets.

Boarding in Venice, you will enjoy the sights and sounds of the famous streets and piazzas of this most romantic city. Visit the splendid Basilica of St. Mark, the mausoleou of the city’s patron saint and a treasure trove of Gothic Byzantine and Renaissance art. Leave early for a long sail to Rovinj – 91 nm.

Croatia Rovinj Old Town Walking Street www.njcharters.com

Rovinj Old Town
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Berth in the north harbor of Rovinj where you can make clearance. This town, unspoiled by tourism, dates back to the 7th century and is dominated by the St. Euphemia Cathedral. There are few more pleasant towns in Istria than Rovinj. Its harbor is a likeable mix of fishing boats and swanky yachts; it’s quaysides a blend of sun shaded café tables and the thick orange of fishermen’s nets. Rovinj is the most Italian town on this coast: there’s an Italian high school, street names are in Italian, and the language is widely spoken in town. Dock Overnight.

Croatian Pula Roman Arena www.njcharters.com

Roman Arena 1st Century
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Wake early to leave for Pula. The city of Pula is packed with museums and steeped in history with traces of Byzantine, Venetian and Austrian cultures still vibrant in the city today. It’s well-preserved amphitheatre still seats 26,000 spectators today, making it one of the biggest in the world. Overnight.

Mali Losinj Croatia yacht charter njcharters.com

Mali Losinj

Leave early for Mali Losinj – 34 nm. Positioned in the August Bay, the biggest closed bay of the island, and with 6500 inhabitants, today it is the biggest island town in the Adriatic. Mali Losinj dates back to the 12th century when twelve Croatian families settled in the eastern bay St. Martin. The first Croatian settles were farmers. Later they also turned to fishing, sailing and shipbuilding, and with that the settlements moved towards the coast.

Ruins of a House on a Kornati Archipelago Island Croatia njcharters.com

Kornati Archipelago Abandoned House Ruins

Leave early for Kornati Islands. Spread out over an area of 300 sq. km, with about 140 large and small islands and cliffs and a total land area of 69 sq. km, the Kornati island group is unique in the whole Mediterranean. Peasant and fishing huts are scattered along gentle and well-protected bays of the surrounding islands of Zut, Ist, Kornat and more.

Zadar is an Illyrian settlement that dates back to the 9th century BC. Several layers of city walls, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque monuments and a preserved collection of church silver and gold witness the city’s tumultuous past. The Zadar-Sibenik region is situated in a national park ring. The Plitvice and Paklenica national parks in the north and Krka National Park in the northeast surround the region, and on the coastal side Kornati National Park and the Telascica nature park enclose the region. The distinctive Vransko Lake is situated between Zadar and Sibenik and is abundant in fish while numerous wading birds dot the shoreline.

Trogir Walls and Fortress Tower www.njcharters.comTrogir
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Trogir stands on the foundations of an ancient Greek settlement on a small island connected to the mainland by bridges. The medieval town is a favorite stop and the fascinating old town offers restaurants, markets and beautiful sights, including the 15th century Trogir Chapel and the 13th century portal by the master Radovan.

Split Facade of Diocletians Palace Croatia njcharters.comSplit Façade of Diocletian’s Palace
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Arrive in Split. Dating from 300 AD, this ancient city took over from Salona as the metropolis of the Roman province of Dalmatia. The medieval town developed out of the Emperor Diocletian’s palace, which is recorded as a UNESCO “monument of universal importance”. Other sites to visit include the Peristyle, Jupiter’s Temple and Viseslla’s Baptistery.

Depart the yacht.