Croatian Island Exploration
- Vessel: Kairós
- Where: Croatia
- Duration: 7 days
- Embark: Trogir - 9 May 2020, 18:00
- Disembark: Trogir - 16 May 2020, 10:00
Cruise the Adriatic Seas on schooner Kairos along the Croatian coast from Trogir.
Your luxury sailing holiday begins in the beautiful Croatian city of Trogir. Known for its fascinating mix of Renaissance, baroque and Romanesque buildings, the old part of this medieval city lies on a small island connected to the mainland and the island of Čiovo by historic bridges. A lot of the original medieval town and city wall remains intact, providing a beautiful backdrop for boarding Kairos and exploring before you join. From Trogir, you will sail and visit secluded bays, traditional coastal towns, national parks and spectacular waterfalls all whilst soaking up that wonderful Mediterranean sunshine.
As with all sailing holidays, the itinerary cannot be guaranteed but will see you exploring the magnificent coastline of the Adriatic Sea and the Croatian coastal towns and islands of Rogoznica, Šibenik, Skradin and Dugi Otok.
Rogoznica is a traditional Croatian seaside village where you will be greeted from the water with quaint whitewashed and red clay roofed buildings lining the harbour front. Its well-protected harbour makes a safe haven for sailors and with its bountiful pebbly beaches and tranquil streets, it’s known for its peaceful nature and remains relatively untouched by the tourist trade.
Onto Šibenik, also known as a gateway to the Kornati Islands. Sailing through the Kanal Luka has to be the most impressive way to arrive at this waterside city. The city stretches along the estuary of the Krka river and St Anthony Channel with the Sibenik archipelago lining the horizon. Grand white buildings line the seafront and the city lies in a labyrinth of steep alleys, graceful squares and winding stone streets leading to hilltop fortresses. Oozing with history, this stop is definitely for the culture buffs than the beach lovers. From the 15th-century stone Cathedral of St. James to the 14th-century Prince’s Palace and the open-air theatre of St. Michael’s Fortress, with some 24 churches, six monasteries and four fortresses, there is plenty to explore.
Skradin is a small town tucked in a natural bay behind Šibenik entirely protected as a cultural heritage monument. Narrow cobbled streets, medieval archways and meandering streets make up this romantic Mediterranean town which dates back some 2000 years. Also marking the entrance to the Krka National Park that cover 73km of the Krka River. A magical place full of waterfalls and gorges, with the river running through a 200m deep limestone canyon.
Dugi Otok also known as “Long Island” is one of the largest islands in the Adriatic Sea. With a lost-in-time feel, there is plenty of untouched natural beauty to explore and enjoy. The southeastern coast is marked by steep hills and cliffs, while the northern half is cultivated with vineyards, orchards and pastures.
Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks, water sports (wakeboarding, water skiing, banana boat chargeable. However Stand Up Paddleboards and snorkelling (adult size only) are free of charge) with motor drive and trips organized by us are chargeable as an extra. However, we offer this at moderate prices and are well below the prices of other cruises. An average of 10% of the travel price as onboard consumption may serve as a guide. The onboard currency is the Euro. We will open an onboard account for you on the day of arrival, from which you can pay all personal expenses.
|Voyage||Set Sail||Days||Cost p/p|
|Croatian Island Exploration||25 April 2020||7||£1,850||Enquire now|
|Croatian Island Exploration||9 May 2020||7||£1,850||Enquire now|
|Croatian Island Exploration||6 June 2020||7||£2,050||Enquire now|
|Croatian Island Exploration||20 June 2020||7||£2,050||Enquire now|
|Croatian Island Exploration||15 August 2020||7||£2,130||Enquire now|
Guest berths: 16 Rig: Bermuda Schooner
Registered in Rotterdam but spending her days sailing the Med, Kairós was purpose built as a charter vessel in 2007, as a two-masted, 38m staysail schooner.
This beautiful luxurious schooner was designed by Klaus Röder who based his design on a classic yacht whilst keeping up with the modern day schooners; built for performance sailing and guest comfort. Kairós offers a total of 8 comfortable en-suite double cabins for up to 16 guests, these private cabins have either a queen size bed or single bunks and all have air-conditioning. The deckhouse has its very own small bar whilst below decks offers still more space to relax, from the saloon with its plasma TV to its very own library.
Built with luxury in mind, the outline on deck is of teak and mahogany with plenty of space to sun-bath, read a book and enjoy the views. All the sails are electronically retractable, so no need to learn the ropes here. (The crew are, however, more than happy for guests to get involved with the operating and sailing of Kairós as much as they would like!)
An admiralty ladder provides the perfect place to jump off into the warm Mediterranean waters, have a swim and climb back aboard with ease. Kairós also offers her guests the options of using her water skiing, wake-board, tube riding and snorkelling equipment!
The professional crew consists of the Skipper, first mate, mechanic, bosun, cook and 2 stewards, so you will most certainly be looked after during your time aboard Kairos.
Deck planMore about Kairós
Are all meals included?
Yes, all meals on board are included in the price. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and soft/hot drinks) Alcohol is not included.
Can you cater for dietary needs?
Yes, please let us know when making your booking.
What language is spoken onboard?
What are the sleeping arrangements?
Kairos has 6 double cabins and 2 twin bunk cabins.
How many toilet/showers does she have?
All cabins have their own ensuite.
Is there WIFI?
No, but you should easily be able to reach 3G/4G from the shore.
Can I charge my phone/Camera?
Are there life jackets provided?
Are Waterproofs provided?
Do I need sailing experience?
No, absolutely not! Just a lust for adventure.
Will I be sea sick?
Everyone reacts differently but we recommend if you are at all worried to take some medication 24 hours before departure.