Michael Jordan Enjoys His Dalmatian Vacation

By 23 August 2021
Michael Jordan Enjoys His Dalmatian Vacation
Dusko Jaramaz/PIXSELL

August 23, 2021 - The Croatian coast is used to the world's biggest celebrities visiting, but yesterday's highlight was Michael Jordan coming to Croatia as a tourist in Split.

Of course, his arrival created a lot of media frenzy, and everyone (including us!) wrote about him arriving in Split and boarding an amazing yacht O'Pari. Today, the media was following the vessel's position on, so they knew that the yacht and the people aboard it were going to the Šibenik region. That's not a particularly odd choice, as that is the way to get to Krka National Park, and numerous Croatian media confirm today that this is exactly what some of the people in Michael's party did today. While His Airness was enjoying himself on a jet-ski on the Prokljan Lake, as reported by Index and others, Michael's wife Yvette Prieto and friends went on a tour of the Krka National Park.

Š website has a video of Michel on the jet-ski:

The photo agencies have also distributed the photos of his wife and friends in Skradin, while visiting the Krka NP.


Photo by Dusko Jaramaz/PIXSELL.

Currently, the O'Pari yacht is docked in the Šibenik port, and I will admit to becoming a bit misty-eyed when I realized that the greatest basketball player of all time will be spending some time in the greatest Croatian basketball player's hometown. Dražen Petrović was born in Šibenik, and there's a memorial to him there, but it's probably not realistic to expect Jordan to pay his respects.


Michael Jordan is not expected to meet any of his colleagues and friends, other Croatian basketball players. Slobodna Dalmacija reports that Dino Rađa didn't even know Michael was coming to his hometown of Split, while Toni Kukoč is reportedly in his home in Chicago, and not on the Mediterranean. Kukoč will be inducted into the Basketball hall of fame in early September, and it will be his former teammate, Jordan, who will co-present him at the ceremony.