Discover the best of Croatia's Dalmatian coast in a week. Starting in the historic port city of Split, you'll wander through Diocletian's Palace and ancient Roman ruins before taking off for the islands of Hvar and Korčula, Marco Polo's former home. End the trip with a scenic drive through the Pelješac Peninsula—Croatia's famous wine region—before enjoying two nights in the fortressed city of Dubrovnik.
Explore the Caves & Beaches of Vis Island, Vis Island
Enjoy the cave for about one hour, then make your way to one of the most beautiful beaches in Croatia, Stiniva Beach. This beach is hidden by the rocky cliffs surrounding it, keeping the pebbles in the shade all day. The trek down to the beach is quite steep (following a goat path), so you'll get the privilege of arriving by the sea!
Next, head to the Blue Cave, where you can only enter inside with the guide. The cave's interior always leaves visitors in awe, as the water gives off a silvery-blue hue illuminated by the sun sneaking in through cracks. In addition, it creates a shimmery light reflected off the water that seems to glow!
Lastly, stop at Palmižana Bay in the Pakleni Islands to have lunch.
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Itineraries with Explore the Caves & Beaches of Vis Island
Sail to four of Croatia's most popular Adriatic islands—Vis, Korčula, Hvar, and Brač. Enjoy the sea breeze and sunshine as you relax and delight your senses onboard your private sailboat, stopping along the way to swim, snorkel, and explore charming coastal towns. You'll begin and end in Split and chart a route to nearby islands with time spent to discover the beautiful Pakleni archipelago.
In 12 days, you'll get a great overall feel for Croatia, from cultural stops in Baroque and Renaissance-infused cities to exploring one of the world's best-preserved Roman buildings. Explore walled medieval towns, lively markets, ancient ruins, and old fortresses. You'll sip Dingac red wine on Peljesac, hike along wooden paths and bridges in Plitvice Lakes National Park, and relax on Vis Island's inviting beaches.
This short and decadently sweet itinerary is perfect for travelers who are short on time and love indulging in luxurious travel experiences. You'll tour the Dalmatian coast beginning with a food tour of local delicacies in Split, then it's off to Hvar to explore dazzling beaches and rugged island scenery before joining a private boat tour to nearby islands. Your holiday ends in Dubrovnik, where you'll enjoy a walking tour of the historic city as well as visit the rustic countryside of the Konavle region.