Week 3 in Croatia was an international departure with two crews from Liverpool, Essex and London UK, a third crew from Melbourne, Australia and the lead flotilla yacht guests from Ontario, Canada and Washington DC, USA. Leaving Split, the huge high pressure heatwave stalled any winds and it was hot and muggy all the way from Split to Brac, Stari Grad and Hvar town. The elusive wind finally arrived en-route to Vis with great sailing in 16 knots of winds. At Vis we enjoyed Rockies Organic wine farm where guests toured the vineyard and ate delicious lamb, fish & local vegetable ‘pecas’ -giant casseroles cooked in charcoal ovens! We managed the heat with plenty of swim stops in emerald waters and eating at southern European time – after 8pm. Leaving Vis, the flotilla headed for Krka falls – another great way to cool down! It was a fun packed week with great banter between the flotilla boats – we always appreciate the British humour and them booking with us when they have so many other UK companies to choose from. We hope to see the Rawlings, Frenzels and Aussie Herriots again in Greece at some point in the future. Arriving back in Split last Saturday, it was with a slight twinge of sadness as we will not be returning to Croatia for our flotilla next year – rest assured we will be back at some point in the future, as we know can’t keep away from this wonderful saiiling destination!
There are so many words to describe the wonders of a trip to Croatia and it's definitely more than a sailing holiday...it's a destination full of life.
If you've already been to Greece, the chances are you've seen and quite likely bought a Cycladic statue as a souvenir, but do you know the history behind them?