Sapphire waters to your left. Renaissance façades on your right. Sun-drenched islands on the horizon. Ancient cobblestones beneath your feet. The fragrance of lavender wafting in the breeze. A scenic morning ride, a swim at midday and an impossibly fresh seafood dinner. Your family's new routine. How do you like it?
1 Dive into the rich history and culture of Croatia's reborn Dalmatian Coast From bustling Split, home to Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace, sail to Brač Island Old olive groves, crumbling walls and white woolly sheep line a coastal—and hilly!—bike ride to Pučića, a quiet fishing village Savor a delicious garden-fresh Croatian dinner.
2-3 Hang out on untouched Adriatic beaches with incredible swimming Settle into a lounge chair on the sundeck for a boat ride to Hvar before a coastal hike on the lavender-scented island Check out Croatia's most impressive collection of Venetian Renaissance architecture in Hvar Town Linger over a lunch of fresh-caught seafood and regional delicacies Later, perhaps pause for gelato by the seaside Spin past ancient stone terraces topped by tiny plots of vegetables, grapevines, fig trees and lavender en route to Stari Grad.
4 Explore ancient island towns where sentries once kept watch for pirates Kayak the coves of the Pakleni islets, stopping to snorkel, swim and kick back on a tranquil beach It's a relaxing boat trip to Korčula Island—a great time for reading, socializing or maybe diving off the upper deck!
5-6 Awesome island views keep you pedaling along Korčula's hills past quaint villages, vineyards and almond groves Need a break? Pull over at a family winery to sample sweet white wine Discover the medieval town of Korčula, a treasure trove of stone palaces and arched bridges Get to know dazzling Dubrovnik during a guided walk and marvel at its imposing stone fortress walls.