The Eastern Mediterranean is ready to welcome new visitors with its old-world charm, Ottoman history – and smaller crowds.
The deep and jagged eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea has seen the rise and fall of empires. With its glorious beaches and charming historical architecture, the Adriatic has much to engage the senses.
This itinerary takes you from the spellbinding port of Dubrovnik, the backdrop for the city of King’s Landing in Game of Thrones. From there, you’ll move on to Montenegro, which some have mused could be the “new Monaco” with its uptick in luxurious properties and superyacht marinas. Taking an early morning tender ride on the mirror-calm, stunningly beautiful Bay of Kotor is reason enough to visit, not to mention the beaches and exhilarating nightlife.
Then it’s on to Greece and the Aegean Sea, with its mix of idyllic islands, quiet harbors, sweeping views, nightlife and dining ashore, not to mention the unforgettable sunsets spied from Santorini’s white shores. Great food, rich history, and friendly people make this a winning itinerary.
A coastal town known for its beaches and its protected, stone-walled inner complex. With a history well before the 4th century, Split is a mix of Roman and Balkan influences. The Diocletian's Palace is the enormous palace of ancient Roman emperors. Originally part of Greece in 3rd or 2nd b.c., Split was been governed by mixed European and Balkan interests throughout the centuries. Split is the second largest city in Croatia. Enjoy the shopping, cafes and storied past.
Meet your yacht in the port of Dubrovnik, Croatia, near the historic old town. Explore the city’s white limestone streets, baroque buildings and ancient city walls before a welcome lunch on board. (Game of Thrones fans might even take a tour of the locations that feature in the TV show.) In the afternoon, venture out on the tenders for a dip at one of the nearby beaches or explore the botanical gardens and monastery on the uninhabited island of Lokrum.
In the early morning, cruise 40 nautical miles down Croatia’s cypress-tree-strewn coastline to the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro. Wedged in front of towering mountains in the corner of the bay, the fortified town of Kotor is a medieval maze of museums, churches and Venetian palaces and pillories. Spend the afternoon wandering the cobbled streets and sampling local wines from the cafés dotted around its squares.