Dalmatian food and wine

Indulge your senses with stunning scenery, fine wine and delicious local cuisine on a Croatian food and wine flotilla holiday.

You’ll cruise the Dalmatian Coast and visit beautiful islands and coastal towns, led by an experienced lead crew dedicated to taking you on a foodie’s tour of the Adriatic. 

Book a Dalmatian Food and Wine flotilla, including vineyards tours and wine tastings for just £100 more per boat than our standard flotilla price!

NEW 2017 dates: 10 June, 9 September and 16 September 

Food and wine itinerary

7
Days

Highlights

  • Vineyard tours
  • Fresh seafood
  • Excellent local wines
  • Underwater wine cellar
  • Charming fishing villages
  • Traditional Croatian peka
Day 1

Marina Agana

The day's sailing

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Sailing time

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Suggested activities

  • Bushwalk Bush walks
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Marina Agana, Croatia

Our base at marina Agana in Marina village is the first port of call on your Croatian food and wine adventure. Arrive early to explore the nearby UNESCO World Heritage towns of Trogir and Split. At marina Agana you’ll meet your new flotilla companions over dinner in the local konoba (restaurant). We recommend the Croatian delicacy peka, prepared ‘under the bell’ in a special dish heaped with embers. This traditional baked dish is delicious with veal, lamb or octopus.

Discover Marina Agana

Quiet beaches

Check out the beaches to the east of the town for a quiet, pre-departure swim.

Day 2

Marina Agana to Stomorska, Šolta

The day's sailing

14
Nautical miles
3 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Bushwalk Bush walks
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Stomorska (Šolta), Croatia

Get a feel for your yacht as you sail through the mouth of the marina and past the islands of Čiovo and Drvenik Veli. You’re headed for the coastal town of Stomorska on the island of Šolta. Šolta is an island of olive groves, vineyards and fisherman, so the food and wine here are excellent.

Wines and vineyard

Stomorska (Šolta), Croatia

Agrotourism Kaštelanac

A short distance from Stomorska, Kaštelanac is a charming, family-run farm and vineyard. The winery offers rosé and red wine; both derived from the Dobričić grape. Kaštelanac also produces high quality olive oil, traditional Dalmatian liquors and a selection of homemade cheeses, marinated fish and other local delicacies.

Croatian wines

Wine: Dobričić

The Dobričić grape is indigenous to Šolta. A heritage grape, lost during the destruction of the Šolta vineyards during WWII, the revival work being carried out at Kaštelanac is of particular significance to the Croatian wine industry. It comes in a red and rosé variety.

Day 3

Stomorska to Vis Town, Vis

The day's sailing

23
Nautical miles
4.5 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Bushwalk Bush walks
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Vis, Croatia

Vis is the most westerly of Croatia’s large islands, so the journey from Stomorska to Vis town will take you on a blue water sailing adventure. Let the Adriatic slip by as Vis Island grows larger in the distance, enjoying a cold G&T or a bottle of local wine along the way. Vis is known for its wine and excellent fresh seafood.

Wines and vineyard

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Antonio Lipanović vineyard

Located in an old military bunker a short walk from Vis Town, Antonio Lipanović is well established as one of Vis’ leading winemakers. A visit to this winery combines all that Vis has to offer; the ancient wine heritage along with the more recent military history.

Croatian wines

Wines: Vugava, Viski Opol, Plavac Mali

The popular Vugava is made from a white grape indigenous to Vis and is often compared to Viogner. An Opol rosé and red Plavac Mali Barrique are also on offer. Sample these accompanied by local pršut (prosciutto), anchovies and cheeses in the cool of the bunker once occupied by Tito.

Day 4

Free sailing day

The day's sailing

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Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Bushwalk Bush walks
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring

The free sailing day is your chance to see any Dalmatian sights you’re desperate to see, or visit any nearby destinations that aren’t on the flotilla itinerary. Sail northeast to bustling Hvar Town, where you can take in the culture and cuisine of this beautiful coastal settlement. Or visit Svetac, the largest private island in the Adriatic and one of Croatia’s remotest large islands. Thought to have been home to the murderous pirate queen Teuta and her hidden treasure horde, Svetac is also a great spot for divers, offering incredibly rare black corals and impressive undersea caves.

Day 5

Jelsa, Hvar

The day's sailing

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Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Bushwalk Bush walks
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Jelsa (Hvar), Croatia

Reunite with your flotilla friends in Jelsa, tucked into a narrow inlet on Hvar’s north coast. This beautiful, traditional town is a wonderful place to explore on foot, with countless fine restaurants, bars and cafés to discover. Jelsa is renowned as having some of the finest food and wine in the Adriatic.

Wines and vineyard

Tomić vineyard

With 150 years of family winemaking tradition and extensive training in France; Andro Tomić is at the forefront of modern wine production on the island of Hvar. Focused on combining traditional techniques with modern technologies and cultivating both indigenous grape varieties and experimenting with foreign and new grapes, the Tomić winery produces some of the best wines in Croatia.

Wines: Plavac, Opolo Nobile, Beleca

Sample a variety of wines accompanied by carefully chosen local dishes; cheeses, hams and anchovies in the beautiful wine cellars. Modelled on ancient Roman dining rooms, a trip to the cellars themselves is a real treat and an opportunity to learn more about Hvar’s extensive history.

Day 6

Jelsa to Bobovišće, Brač

The day's sailing

20
Nautical miles
4 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Bushwalk Bush walks
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Bobovišće (Brač), Croatia

Sail north from the marina at Jelsa and head west along the hilly coast of Brač Island. Pass the famous Zlatni Rat beach peninsula and follow the coast as it curves north. Manoeuvre through the straights just south of Šolta, and you’ll find the town of Bobovišće tucked into a forked inlet on the island’s western coast. This small, traditional village is a great place to sample authentic Dalmatian cuisine.

Wines and vineyard

Senjković vineyard

The rocky and unforgiving terrain of Brač means that the Plavac Mali grapes cultivated here are different to those found on other Dalmatian islands and this is apparent in the Senjković wines. The rustic wine cellar is full of character, with stacked barrels and old black and white family photos.

Croatian wines

Wines: Bosso, Bročko Rić, Spoža, Prošek

Limited production capabilities and the popularity of their wines means this is the only place to sample most of the Senjković wines! Each wine is paired with a delicious homemade canapé for a real taste of Brač.

Day 7

Bobovišće to Marina Agana

The day's sailing

18
Nautical miles
3.5 hr
Sailing time

To be used as a guide only. Based on suggested sailing lanes and average wind speed for area.

Suggested activities

  • Bushwalk Bush walks
  • Sunbathing Sunbathing
  • Swimming Swimming
  • Exploring Exploring
Marina Agana, Croatia

Sail away from the marina at Bobovišće and back into the Split Channel, heading for Marina and our Dalmatian base once more. Take your time and relish the sensation of riding Croatia’s gentle morning breezes back towards the mainland, or head back early to explore Split or Trogir. Make the most of your final day on the flotilla before you head for home.

Discover Marina Agana

Suggested lunch spots

Moor in Supetar Bay at Necujam for a satisfying Dalmatian meal and a drink in a waterside konoba (restaurant).