Dubrovnik kid-friendly route
Starting point: Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik International airport is only 10-15 km away from all marinas in the area. We can arrange a transfer from the airport to the marina for you. Transfer is not included in the price.
Dubrovnik and its stunning offshore islands are a place of jaw-dropping beauty, making it by far Croatia’s most popular place for travelers.
So many things to see and do here it is hard to put it all together in one week but we will try to take you to some of those you should not miss…
Let’s start with this 7 days adventure family route!
The plan for the first day is to arrive on a Saturday in Dubrovnik and get to the Marina. Your check-in on the boat will be at 5 PM and you will spend the night there.
Dubrovnik is described as “the pearl of the Adriatic”. It really is a stunning city with an amazing Old Town, which became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979.
The Old Town and its many sights including the well-preserved city walls is one of the top attractions here. The Old Town is also famous for Stradun, the main thoroughfare – one of the greatest pleasures for many visitors is to have a drink in one of the nearby cafes and watch the world go by.
Saplunara sandy beach may be one of the last hidden jewels in the Adriatic. There are two sand beaches on the kilometer-long cove.
Saplunara hosts several plant species that exist nowhere else in Croatia and it is con- sidered a “protected area”.
Kids will enjoy shallow waters swimming, snorkeling and playing.
Mljet is voted to be “the most seductive island in the Adriatic” by Lonely Planet. It is covered by a dense Mediterranean forest and crisscrossed with a maze of paths that are ideal for tranquil walking.
Untouched nature, the island’s mysticism, olive groves, vineyards and rich forests are ideal places to research the rich flora and fauna.
There are two saltwater lakes inside the Park – Veliko and Malo jezero, and a Benedictine monastery on the island (small island in the middle of the lake) of sv. Marija [St. Mary].
In Polače there are some of the best natural anchorages in the Adriatic. Perfect place for having a day full of activities.
Sail to Korčula, an island that celebrates Half New Year with an open-air carnival where locals and tourists take part in the masked parade.
Korcula, also called “little Dubrovnik”, is a true example of the natural beauty that the country of Croatia boasts. The town has a rich history and hospitable people.
Interesting fact: Marco Polo, the legendary explorer, was said to have been born on the island.
After two busy days spent in the National park and town of Korčula, it is time to spend a night anchored in Žuljana bay. Žuljana is a small town on the Pelješac peninsula famous for its beaches, lush pine forests, long diving tradition and exquisite wines.
Everything you need for a peaceful family evening awaits in Žuljana.
Beaches in Žuljana are amongst the most beautiful ones in Croatia, especially in the Southern Dalmatia. The main beach located in the village port is a sandy beach, with very clean sand.
The water is very shallow there, and it is perfect for small children, but beautiful pebble beaches situated in the surrounding of the village are also suitable for children, thanks to shallow entrances and small natural pebbles.
Ston and its neighbor Mali Ston are a great escape from the standard Southern tourist route. The walls of Ston comprise the longest fortress system in Europe.
The area of Ston is not a famous summer resort with luxury hotels for a beach holiday but it is known as the gourmet seafood destination, it is an oysters paradise…
There are many stories related to Ston oysters. From archeological traces, the waters of Mali Ston bay from ancient times cultivated oysters and ate in honor of Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty born from shells.
The last day of sailing but still many things to do. On your way back you will have a stop on a popular Šunj beach located on one of the Elaphiti islands, Lopud. Šunj is the most famous sandy beach of the Dubrovnik region.
It is surrounded by a beautiful pine forest and ideal for all ages, particularly for children. Beach offers various facilities and it is extremely suitable for playing ‘picigin’, a game which it is famous for.
We should be back in the marina by 6 PM. Check out is the next day on Saturday at 9 AM.