Sailing week Traù – Ragusa(Dubrovnik)
From Trogir we will sail towards the large islands such as Solta, Brac, Hvar, dominated by the Venetian fortress from where you can admire a beautiful view of the bay and nearby islands. The island of Korcula is famous for the battle that took place in its waters between the Genoese and Venetians on September 8, 1298, when Marco Polo was taken as a prisoner by the Genoese. We will visit its Romanesque Gothic Style cathedral of San Marco and then we will continue to the south to discover the green island of Mljet with its fjord and the harbor bay of the building, a safe haven for every yacht during the storms. We will anchor there to visit the beautiful salt lake within the island, home to the center of the ruins of an ancient Benedictine monastery. The first human settlement of some interest to Mljet dates back to Roman times, specifically the fifth century, the remains of which emerge in Porto Palace. Remains of the early Christian churches were found in the surrounding area. Mljet takes its name from the Latin word “Mel”, meaning honey: the honey island. The next day we will set sail towards the islands of the archipelago Elafiti. The name is of Greek origins and means “Island of the Deer”, coming from Elafos, deer. Pliny the Elder was the first to mention these islands in his Naturalis Historia. The Elafiti consist of the islands of Kolocep, Sipan, Lopud, and the islands of Jakljan and Olip. Giuppana (Sipan) is the largest island of the archipelago, known for its green bays adorned with cypress, lemon and orange, with many old buildings scattered on its wooded slopes. Browsing ever southwards we finally arrive at the fortress city of Ragusa (Dubrovnik). The city was founded as Ragusium (in greek Ragousion,) In the first half of the seventh century by the inhabitants of the nearby city of Epidaurum (today’s Cavtat) fleeing from the territories invaded by the Slavs and the Avars. At a later stage, the city came under the protection of the Byzantine Empire and began to develop a flourishing trade in the Adriatic and the eastern Mediterranean Sea. In the eleventh century Dubrovnik had become a thriving market town and thanks to the strong alliance with Ancona was able to resist for a time in Venice and was able to develop further as a maritime republic.
- Prices include: fee for the skipper / instructor and for the sailing course; navigation fees and access to Croatian and Greek waters; insurance; accommodation in double cabin with either double or single beds; en suite bathroom with toilet / bidet and shower with hot and cold water; full tank of water (1,350 liters) per week; gas for cooking; cleaning of the kitchen and overall cleaning at the end of the week; use of dinghy with outboard engine.
- The price does not include: the cost of food, fuel consumption (main motor boat 10 liters / h, generator 4 liters / h, outboard 4 liters / h); water after the first full tank; port charges for stops in ports or marinas; national parks and other fees. These will be divided among the participants. Bed linen (pillowcases, sheets, towels if not taken personally can be supplied at a price of ¤15 per change / per person.
- Discounts: For cruises lasting more than 2 weeks 5% discount on the total price. Children (from 1 to 6 years old) are free when staying in the cabin with their parents. If in a separate cabin for up to 10 years 50% discount.
- Optional extras on request: on board you can have half board or full board with preparation of delicious meals prepared with fresh ingredients and excellent quality. The menu can be changed according to the personal needs of customers with a choice of dishes of meat, fish or vegetarian.
- HB Half board includes breakfast and lunch at a cost of ¤ 80 per person / week. Alcoholic drinks included.
- FB Full board including breakfast, lunch and dinner at a cost of ¤150 per person / week. Alcoholic drinks included.
- Loading and unloading: boarding usually takes place on Saturday after 15.00 while landing takes place before 9.00 am on the following Saturday. The navigation ends on Friday. Variations are possible on request according to the needs of navigation or flights or ferries.