Luxury Skippered Sailing in Croatia
- Vessel: Kairós
- Where: Trogir, Croatia
- Duration: 8 days
- Embark: Trogir Promenade - 29 July 2023, 18:00
- Disembark: Trogir Promenade - 5 August 2023, 10:00
Discover the beautiful coast, islands and waterfalls of Croatia under sail with luxury classic yacht Kairos.
Your luxury sailing holiday aboard classic yacht Kairos 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, we will sail and visit beautiful secluded bays, traditional coastal towns, national parks and spectacular waterfalls all whilst soaking up that wonderful Mediterranean sunshine.
- Luxury ensuite cabins
- Sunshine sailing
- 5* professional crew
- Island hopping
- Sail area & highlights
- Life on board
- Sample menu
- Travel planning
- The boat
- What's included
- Boat schedule
Your Sailing Area
Offering a quieter but equally as beautiful side to the Mediterranean that so far seems little touched by the booming tourist trade, exploring the coast and islands of Croatia is certainly best done by boat. From ancient harbour cities shrouded in impressively thick old town walls, to spectacular bays for remote anchorages in crystal clears waters and fair winds, sailing in Croatia has something for everyone. With easy access from UK airports, you can fly from London and be relaxing on board in as little as 4 hours. This sailing adventure on Kairos is perfect for those looking for a little escapism, relaxation and new experiences, stunning landscapes and 5* service onboard!
As with all our sailing holidays, the itinerary cannot be guaranteed and will depend on the weather 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.
All voyages for Kairós
Guest berths: 16 Rig: Bermuda Schooner
Offering guests a sailing holiday experience with luxury at the heart of everything she does, Kairós is a purpose built charter vessel designed with the beautifully elegant lines of classic boat. Spending her winters exploring Cape Verde, Kairos moves into the Med for the summer offering sailing holidays in Croatia, Corfu and Italy.
This beautiful luxurious schooner was designed by Klaus Röder in 2007 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 7 private en-suite double cabins and 1 twin cabin for up to 16 guests, these private cabins have either a double bed or single bunks and all have air-conditioning. The well appointed 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 for relaxing while underway.
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 Kairós.
Read more about what to expect from life onboard here.
Deck planMore about Kairós
Life on board
Our sailing holidays on board Kairós are ones of luxury, style and comfort while exploring sunshine destinations and unforgettable locations. A purpose built charter vessel, Kairós was designed with the elegant sailing lines of a traditional classic boat and is perfect for couples or multi-generational families looking for a luxury adventure on the water.
Authentic Sailing Fun
Sailing with Kairós is certainly one of comfort and relaxation. Think of a boutique, intimate classic sailing experience where nothing is too much trouble. Her dedicated and professional crew are highly trained and well-versed in a smooth sailing operation.
She has an impressive sail area and her rig is electronically operated with retractable sails so there is no need to “learn the ropes” here! That being said, there are still traditional pin and tails if guests want to have a taste of authentic sailing.
Although there is less focus on the “hands-on” sailing of Kairós, the Captain and crew offer interesting sailing talks and information briefs for guests during the voyage. Learn about the history of the boat, its sailing terms and even take a tour of the engine room if you fancy! Understanding these elegant classic vessels and feeling their power with the wind is truly an unforgettable experience.
Sleeping and Relaxation
Every space on Kairós is considered with the guests at the forefront of all design. From the spacious saloon, private ensuite cabins clad in tropical wood to the sweeping open decks with plenty of sun lounging spaces – the boat is certainly oozing 5* luxury.
The generously proportioned cabins all have plenty of luggage storage, full size domestic showers and air conditioning units. Kairós has six double cabins and two smaller twin bunks. All bedding, towels and a robe per person are included in the ticket price. Each cabin is named by the winds of the sea and this matches the allocated swim towel set for guests, so if you leave it drying on deck, a member of crew will deliver it back to your cabin when dry.
Daily cabin service is also part of the offering. A member of the crew will make your bed and freshen up your bathroom every day and if you want a towel change or full cabin clean, just leave the relevant sign on the cabin door!
Eating and Entertainment
Although the day is punctuated by meal times, you certainly don’t feel like you’re running on a schedule. The relaxed nature of both the boat and the crew give a perfect balance.
Depending on the voyage location, the daily routine can change and is flexible depending on the wishes of the group. Perhaps sit back and relax as the crew set the sails to another remote anchorage to enjoy a freshly cooked lunch and the on-board water toys! Or spend the morning swimming in a secluded bay or exploring an ancient port city before setting the sails to a new location.
Start the day with a rich buffet style breakfast, on to a light 2-course lunch at noon, coffee, tea and cake in the afternoon before finishing the day with a freshly cooked dinner. For every voyage on Kairós, guests enjoy a meal ashore at their own expense to really immerse themselves in to the local culture and cuisine. Guests tend to go off in their own groups but sometimes the crew can join in if guests are unsure of the best spots!
Depending on the mood of the group, the crew can arrange some light hearted entertainment too – from local musicians over dinner to a friendly on-board music quiz (which is always amusing with international guests!) or even a wine tasting session (at an extra cost).
For those water lovers with a sense of adventure, Kairós has a multitude of water-sport activities and equipment available for guests. Adult-size snorkelling equipment is free for guests to use. Water-skiing, wakeboarding and tube riding are all chargeable once on board. Kairós offers this at a moderate price and suggests an average of 10% of the voyage price to serve as a guide for consumption. The onboard currency is EUROS and guests can open an on-board account which can be paid at the end of your voyage.
Travel insurance notes
As this is an active adventure holiday, we advise that everyone has the appropriate personal accident travel insurance whilst onboard in addition to standard travel insurance which would cover you in the time between making your booking and departing for your adventure. These policies can sometimes be combined so please check with your travel insurance provider.
Please read more information on our Insurance guidelines page.
This voyage will be not more than 12miles offshore.
What COVID policies are in place for sailing with Kairos?
There are currently no COVID-related restrictions.
Are all meals included?
Yes, all meals on board are included in the price (breakfast, lunch, dinner and filter coffee and tea). Alcohol and soft drinks are not included. One meal is eaten ashore at the customers own expense.
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 Deluxe Double Cabins Ensuite (10m2), 1 Standard Double Cabin Ensuite (8m2) and 1 Twin Bunk Cabin Ensuite (8m2) (latter 2 cabins are really well suited to younger sailors and solo travellers).
Is there an age limit?
Yes. Minimum age of 5, and as long as the child can swim.
Do I need to tip the crew?
Tips are not mandatory but are welcomed by the crew!
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.
From: Trogir Promenade
To: Trogir Promenade
To see where the ports are, along with your likely sailing area, please view the sail area & highlights.
Split Airport is an 8 minute taxi ride into Trogir which costs about £12. You can also get the no. 37 bus operated by Promet Split which is £2 and only takes 10 minutes, running every 20 minutes.
Flights go to Dubrovnik Airport from London Heathrow, London Luton, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds Bradford and Edinburgh with Jet2, British Airways, Croatia Airlines and Wizz Air.
STAY IN TROGIR:
There are plenty of places to stay in Trogir. Try Hotel Concordia, Villa Lucia Trogir and Bifora Heritage Hotel.