Guide to Croatia

5th July 2018

On selected sailings with Star Clippers throughout the summer season of 2018, you can visit a range of stunning destinations in the Mediterranean that are generally considered to be inaccessible to larger vessels. The traditional sailing ships, which are significantly smaller than the majority of cruise ships, offer a refreshing contrast from the cruise which have become a familiar sight in the 21st century. Carrying no more than 227 passengers, each ship offers guests the chance to enjoy all the features of a luxurious cruise but within the surroundings of a traditional ship.

Croatia has become one of the most popular holiday destinations of the Mediterranean in recent years, with many holidaymakers flocking to cities including Dubrovnik and Split. However, on selected sailings aboard the Star Flyer, you explore beyond these larger cities and visit a collection of charming and authentic destinations this country has to offer. This week, we take a look at four of the destinations you can visit on selected ‘Greece, Montenegro & Croatia’ itineraries.

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik

No visit to Croatia would be complete without taking the time to admire the almighty walled city of Dubrovnik. Dating back to the 10th century, this impressive settlement has been protected by a towering wall that extends out to sea. You can choose to wander along the top of the wall, taking in the city’s highlights and admiring the view over the red rooftops and historical architecture. As well as the city walls, it is also worth taking the time to wander the increasingly narrow streets and admire landmarks including Roland’s Column, the Bell Tower and Sponza Palace.

Korcula

Korcula

It is quite possible that the renowned Venetian traveller, Marco Polo, and you can even visit the town in which it is thought he was born during your visit to Korcula. Much or Korcula is reminiscent of a smaller version of Dubrovnik and you will discover this upon wandering the medieval squares, churches, palaces and houses. Venture outside of the historical settlements and you will discover extensive vineyards, olive groves, quiet coves and relaxing sandy beaches.

Hvar

Hvar

The next island north of Korcula is Hvar, which is known for its fine contrast of fortified towns and rolling hills of purple flowers. Hvar Town, which shares its name with the island, is one of the most fascinating places to visit and is known for its historical architecture and glistening harbour. One landmark worth visiting is the Cathedral of St. Stephen, which was built during the 16th and 17th centuries. There is also a Neolithic archaeological site of particular interest, where you can find a range unique ceramics decorated with spiral ornaments.

Mali Losinj

Mali Losinj

Compared to other destinations, the island of Losinj is a hidden gem that is relatively obscure and unspoilt. Glistening turquoise waters combine with idyllic scenery to create a setting that is exceptionally beautiful. Lucky visitors may also catch a glimpse of loggerhead turtles and bottlenose dolphins during their visit. Mali Losinj is the largest town on the island of Losinj, offering a combination of Mediterranean town houses, 19th century sea captains’ houses and a beautiful harbour area.


Croatia is made up of more than 1,000 islands, with each offering a distinctly unique taste of the nation’s historical heritage. Star Clippers will be operating a variety of sailings within the Eastern and Western Mediterranean regions throughout the summer season, with each itinerary offering a chance to explore different destinations. Alternatively, you can choose to head to Southeast Asia and explore destinations throughout Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.

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