Croatian sailor’s favorite islands
One of the largest of the islands close to Dubrovnik, Mljet’s southern tip is a designated national park. Fast catamarans come here several times a day. Mljet is a perfect destination for a day trip, although longer stays are recommended.
Gamulin’s parents came from the town of Jelsa on Hvar and his dad learned to sail here. His forefathers, dating back to the 16th century, were fishermen here. It’s now a tourist magnet and a bit like SaintTropez, but there are still some stunningly beautiful unspoiled areas.
The Elaphite Islands
A group of 13 large and small islands, including Kolocep, Lopud and Sipan. Small boats come here daily, but there are surprisingly few tourists, making these islands the perfect places to get away from it all.
In the communist years, Vis was closed to the outside world and home to a large military base. The beautiful island still feels isolated and wild with few hotels. The people here make good wine and high quality olive oil, infused with rosemary.