Split to Split | Route 2, Gulet Cruises in Croatia
Split – Maslinica
Maslinica is the only settlement on the island of Šolta’s western coast and the first destination of the route Split to Split. Its many exquisitely wind-shielded coves and inlets, and its mini-archipelago of seven isles, make Maslinica an extraordinary nautical, diving, and underwater fishing destination. Its most visited cove is the Šešula cove, due to its excellent position and protection it provides.
Maslinica – Skradin, National Park Krka
Skradin is a city with a history 6000 years long, owing to its unique location in the central Adriatic, at mouth of Krka river. Since the time of the ancient Liburnians, the Greeks and Romans, and the Croatian princes of old, Skradin area was vital to the road and maritime routes passing through here from all four directions.
It would take up several tomes to describe all the places of historic significance in the Skradin area, them being constructed on top of each others’ remains through 6000 years of civilization. The nearby Krka waterfalls, today a Croatian National Park, are all the more reason not to miss out on Skradin. Today’s Skradin Marina continues to serve sailors, in a tradition that goes back, even beyond the time of the origins of the city itself.
Skradin – Vodice – Jezera (Murter)
The history of the town of Vodice goes back to ancient times, with archaeological evidence telling us it has been inhabited even before the 4 th century B.C. Apparently, it was a prominent settlement in the Roman times, since the glass pottery collection discovered here is one of the most luxurious found anywhere in the old Roman Empire.
The rich local history continued through Medieval times and the Turkish invasions, with Vodice first mentioned by that name in the 15 th century. Many sites and monuments testify of the long, rich history of Vodice. Today, Vodice is the most renowned tourist center of the Central Adriatic, with gastronomic and cultural offering and range of options for recreation, as wide as you can imagine.
Vodice – Žut
The largely uninhabited island of Žut is part of the Kornati National Park. With a surface of 15 km2 and only 2 km in width, it is very well indented and an excellent nautical destination.
In the cove of Pod Ražanj there is a modern marina with some 100 well-protected berths; and in the largest cove of Žut, the ACI Marina is located, housing 120 berths. Žut is, as are all of Kornati, a site of pristine natural beauty, and a standard stop in any nautical odyssey through the Adriatic.
Žut – Piškera
Piškera is the oldest seasonal fishing settlement in Croatia, meaning it has been inhabited (mostly by fishermen) only during main fishing seasons. It blossomed in the 16 th century, due in part to the fresh water sources on the island itself and its neighboring isles. Today, Piškera shares the fate of many other old fishing villages in the Adriatic; it has become a tourist destination, closely focused on nautical tourism.
Adjacent to Piškera, on the north coast of the isle of Panitula Vela, the ACI Marina Piškera is located, housing 150 berths together with all the accompanying content. Together with the similar marina on Žut, Piškera is the center of the Middle Adriatic nautical tourism.
Piškera – Primošten
The Primošten area was inhabited as early as the 7 th century, with numerous emigration crises through history, due to its important strategic location. It is first mentioned under its current name in 1564, by which time it was already a fortified settlement on a small island. After the Turkish threat was over, the hard working people of Primošten have labored to develop their town, and it has seen only prospering since that time and today, all the while preserving its natural and cultural heritage.
The Kremik marina of today, with over 400 berths in one of the safest places to anchor in the Adriatic, continues the centuries old tradition of Primošten as an important destination; today not so much economic or military, as a beautifull tourism one.
Primošten – Trogir – Split
Trogir is a city-museum in the true sense. In all of Central Europe it is considered as the best preserved Romanesque-Gothic city. The castle and the tower, surrounded by stone walls, contain the old core of Trogir. The most significant cultural monument is the Trogir cathedral. Its western gate Portal, built by master Radovan, stands for the most monumental piece of Romanesque-Gothic sculpture in Croatia.
Trogir thrills its visitors with its many cultural-historic monuments and narrow alleys, and its many art collections with numerous masterpieces. The city of Trogir is situated upon the coast of the Kaštelanski bay, on an island connected to Čiovo and the mainland by stone bridges. ACI marina Trogir is located on the north side of Čiovo, between the Trogir bridge and cape Čubrijan, opposite to the city of Trogir. The Trogir riviera is marked by rich Mediterranean vegetation, olive orchards as vineyards, numerous islands and inlets, gravelly and sandy beaches. Well indented, pristine coastline is very favorable to sailors.