More international column inches for Central Dalmatia and its gorgeous navigable islands, as The Week embarks on a voyage from Split around the Pakleni Islands, Hvar, Vis and Bisevo:
“At Split harbour on the Croatian coast, I was welcomed aboard the Eleganza, a traditional Turkish gulet that can accommodate up to ten guests, by Vlado, the captain, and his crew of three. The four cabins and one master cabin each have a bathroom and a double berth (double bed to landlubbers).
“Satisfied my cabin was shipshape and Bristol fashion, I sat down to a dinner freshly prepared by chef Zeljko using ingredients bought locally. Grilled sea bass followed seafood risotto, and there was a cheesecake for dessert, all washed down with one of the many local wines.
“The dining table sat under a canopy that ran the length of the main deck. A sofa spanned the width of the deck, offering respite from the midday heat, while the sun deck at the bow was just the place for a late-afternoon nap. In the morning, we sailed south between the islands of Solta and Bracto, known as the Split Gate, for the verdant island of Hvar located two and a half hours away.”