Island-hopping in Croatia ~ delightful Milna on the island of Brač …

Milna was one of my favourite ports of call.  I never thought I would be happy to be heading off out to sea again!  Once we neared the shore, we stopped for our swim stop – and this was probably the best for me – The water was warm and so buoyant!

After lunch, the captain took the boat into the village. No other large boats were mooring there overnight so we had prime position at the dock. The arrival was one I will always remember, as we headed towards the tiny village, seemingly towering above the buildings, as we inched ever closer.

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Slowly inching towards our mooring
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Milna captivated right from the start
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Boats in the little harbour
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The buildings are beautiful
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Dockside restaurants and bars
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Moving ever closer to the dock

Our time was our own in the afternoon and we hastened to get off the boat to begin exploring. In a place of just over 800 inhabitants, there is not a huge amount to do or see, but it was oh so easy to just enjoy the sun, and the surroundings we found ourselves in. Personally I think Sail Croatia got it right taking us to such a gem of a place after busy Hvar and before we hit an even busier Split.

Phil and I walked as far as we could go to the right of the boat and returned to try and get into the Church of Our Lady of Annuciation,  but sadly it was closed both times we tried to enter.

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Fishing boat I presume
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Beautiful still waters
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Loving being in Milna
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Pretty creamy brick
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Plenty of good doors here
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Waterside restaurant
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Nice sleek sloop
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Tiny church
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Locals at the beach
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Lots of boats in this marina – some of which lay seemingly abandoned
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A nice line up
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Olimp from afar
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Can’t have too many boats
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Still the Venetian influence
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Church of Our Lady of Annuciation
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The belltower
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Dilapidated building near the church

We had much to look forward in the evening as it was the Captain’s dinner on board, but before that, refreshed and anticipating a good night, we went ashore for pre-dinner drink.

The Captain’s dinner was a great success – the tables were beautifully set for the four-course meal, and a great time was had by all. The local entertainers were a real hit and we had a very hearty singalong!

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Elegance
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A different view
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Settling in for the evening
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The Captain addresses us
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Antipasti to start
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Pip’s enjoying the evening – such a good shipmate!
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These guys were a delight
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We even had Beatles songs!

After dinner, Phil and went around the other side of the harbour. The air was balmy and the reflections on the still water were beautiful. For me it was the perfect ending to a perfect day in untouched Milna.

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The Church is lit up beautifully
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The bell tower
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Lovely lights
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Reflections

Next post – Split

2 thoughts on “Island-hopping in Croatia ~ delightful Milna on the island of Brač …

  1. What a beautiful restful place. It seems that you have had the perfect combination of sightseeing and relaxation.

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