Sailing the waters in Montenegro near Croatia can be amazing, however, people need to be prepared to spend at least 1 week there so they can see most things that makes this area so magical. While sailing in this area, people will be able to see the main islands of South Dalmatia, visit numerous natural parks, see a few tourist centers, and visit small fishing villages and deserted islands.
The best place to begin this sailing journey is in the city of Budva and before a person leaves on their boat, they will want to walk along the sand of the magnificent beach that is next to the marina. Once the boat sets sail, it will be an amazing seven and a half hours until it reaches the first destination of Dubrovnik. Everyone who docks in Dubrovnik will want to visit the Forts of Levrijenac, Bokar, and Revelin, as well as the Pile Gate, Sponza Palace, Dominican Monastery, the Cathedral, and the Prince’s Palace.
The city of Kobaš is famous for its healthy Mediterranean cuisine, which everyone will be able to enjoy at any of the numerous restaurants near the bay. The most beautiful island of the Adriatic is Mljet, which is just past the islands of Olipa and Jakljan. Mljet’s national park covers more than five thousand hectares and inside the Big Lake, there is an island with St. Mary and the ancient Benedictine Monastery from the 12th century.
Korčula is one of the oldest cities in the Adriatic and it is the perfect example of a medieval Dalmatian town. The ancient buildings are on cobblestone streets and everyone should visit the Cathedral of St. Mark’s which was built in 1301. Multiple palaces can be found in Hvar, which is sunny and beautiful almost every day of the year. The major sights in Hvar include the Cathedral Svetog Stjepana, Piazza Square, and a Spanish Fortress.
There are quite a few small coves, bays, and islands nearby Brna and this port was used for many years as a local wine transportation site. Lastovo is very remote, which is why the island still has many ancient traditions. The Fumars are quite unique on Lastovo and people who are on this island during the annual folk festival of Poklad will see a traditional ceremony that has taken place for centuries.
In Žuljana, people can explore numerous vineyards and olive groves as well as taste and purchase some delicious wines and olive oils. Surfers will want to make sure that they allow themselves some time to catch the waves while they are in the bay of Žuljana, while others will want to go on a dive at one of the multiple diving spots that includes a coral reef.
Though sailing through Montenegro can take a long time, it will not be long before people find themselves back on their way to Budva. The entire journey will go by very fast, since people will be so busy exploring the sights and taking some time for rest and relaxation. Many people will decide that they need to spend even more time in this area during their next sailing adventure.
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