Route from Šibenik to Hvar and to Zadar (14 days)
Route from Šibenik to Hvar and to Zadar (14 days) CROATIA
Šibenik – Primosten (approx. 12 NM)
There is a historic church from 1485 on the hill, in the centre of Primošten. The building is located near the local cemetery from which you can see the beautiful view of the sea and the surroundings. Big and wide beaches, pleasant stone buildings and local taverns and restaurants will allow you to taste beautiful Croatia. If there is no place at the quay, you can find many buoys in the bay – you can moor you boat to them.
Primosten – Komiza (Vis) (approx. 40 NM)
Komiza (port and city) is located at the western coast of the island, in the north-eastern part of the wide gulf Komiza. The port is protected from north-eastern winds, but exposed from the south west. Komiza is considered the birthplace of fishery. The majestic mountains should be highlighted at the bottom of which lies the city. The view you see when you approach the port from the sea in unspeakable – you must see it! You can also rent scooters in Komiza and explore the island on land, and the views that await you are breathtaking.
Komiza (Vis) – Hvar (approx. 25 NM)
The city of Hvar is very popular among sailors – it is known as a playground for the rich and the famous. The city is has many cultural monuments, perfect restaurants and taverns. It offers event and sports for the active (diving, climbing, bikes). In the evening, the city goes vibrant in taverns as well as in near-port disco clubs. Unfortunately, a small number of buoys and spaces for yachts make it difficult to find a place (especially in peak season). If you won't be able to find a place, you can consider halting in marina Palmizana 2.5 mile away.
Hvar – Trogir (approx. 30 NM)
Trogir is literally a city museum – it is considered the best preserved Romanesque and Gothic city in Central Europe. Specific narrow lanes will stay with you for long – you will easily feel the spirit of past times. In the evening, the city is vibrant – plenty of taverns, restaurants near to historic architecture. Trogir marina is situated approx. 10 minutes walking from the above-mentioned old town. You can halt at the city quay – the travel time will be counted in seconds ;).
Trogir – Kaprije (approx. 34 NM)
Kaprije is the only village on the island. Near-port taverns will offer perfect, home-made-like and fresh specialties of the Mediterranean cuisine. The charm of the island in added by the St. Peter Church and its cemetery from which you can see the beautiful view of the bay. The stone buildings of the islands, no cars and openness of the natives make it a perfect place to halt during the cruise in Croatia. The well-protected against winds bay and a large number of buoys (those with a comfortable high lug) will have a place for you.
Kaprije – Vrgada (approx. 18 NM)
Vrgada is a small island of the Šibenik archipelago between islands Pašman and Murter. The area is partially covered with woods, especially in the north east. The south west coast in steep, and the north east coast in moderately tilted with bays and sandy beaches. The small port of Vrgada is protected by a breaker, where boats can moor to the shore only in the foremost part of the island. The maximum depth is 2.5 m. You can find several smaller jetties in the port, but it is to shallow for yachts. We must be careful at the entrance to the St. Andrija bay to avoid sailing onto shoals on the northern and the southern sides of the bay.
Vrgada – Zadar (approx. 24 NM)
Zadar is a city of 3000 years of history and unique cultural heritage. It is situated in the heart of the Adriatic – across the centuries as well as today, this city combines everything what a traveller needs. There are many modern architectural structures in the city, like the first in the world sea organs and the Greeting to the Sun installation. The sea organs are located on the coast, and their sound is generated by the motion of sea waves. Greeting to the Sun is an installation consisting of multiple layers of glass gerenating breathtaking light effects.
Zadar – Bozava (approx. 22 NM)
Bozava is a fishermen village on the south east coast of island Dugi Otok, which is a famous diving centre. The location in the valley, at a small bay, is conducive to water sports: windsurfing, sailing between the local islets of the archipelago. It is worth to explore the entire island, with the picturesque cliffed quay and several interesting churches. This is a perfect place for people who like the contact with nature, long walks and riding a bike, as cars are rather rare here.
Bozava – Veli Iz (Iz) (approx. 13 NM)
Theisland Iz is situated in northern Dalmatia. Two main towns on the island are Veli Iz and Mali Iz connected by roads through olive grooves and herbs. Marina Veli Iz is very well-equipped – it has 45 places to moor and it works all year long.
Veli Iz (Iz) – Telascica (Dugi otok) (approx. 17 NM)
Telascica is a deep and beautiful bay in the south part of Dugi Otok, one of the biggest ones on the Adriatic. It depth is 10 km, and width is 160–1800 m. It has several pretty, long sandy beaches. There is a Nature Park of the same name located in the bay. The Telascica park, thanks to its setting, is regarded as one of the most beautiful and picturesque corners of the Adriatic.
Telascica (Dugi otok) – Piskera (Kornati) (approx. 13 NM)
Island Piskera is a part of the Kornati National Park with famous cliffs and picturesque bays. Piskera marina is located on the north coast of island Panitula Vela. The marina is very well protected against bora, but it is worse protected against the south winds. The depth at the quay is between 2.5 and 3.5 m.
Piskera (Kornati) – Zlarin (approx. 30 NM)
Zlarin is the third largest and one of siz inhabited islands of the Šibenik archipelago. Its population is less than 300 people, but during holidays, it grows up to 2000. The potential of island is the untouched underwater flora and fauna and the virgin nature of the island itself. A perfect place for divers. It is often regarded as a piece of heaven on earth, because the most beautiful sunset in the world can be seen here. The island is an oasis of peace and quiet, and the only motor vehicles are yachts and boats.
Zlarin – Skradin (approx. 14 NM)
Skradin – the destination place of tourist pilgrims, mainly ue to the famous waterfalls in the nearby Krka National Park. If I would indicate the most recommended places in Croatia, the above-mentioned waterfalls would be in the top three locations, but they cannot be described – you must see them! A cruise ship sets off from Skradin every hour, which will take you to the park (for the waterfalls). The ship itself is for free, you buy the park and museum tickets after you get out of it. On your way back, you can rent bicycles you will return in Skradi – excercises are good during holidays on a yacht ;). If you want to avoid crowds, we recommend sailing to Skradin n the evening, and set off for the excursion on the first morning ship.
Skradin – Šibenik (approx. 10 NM)
Don't treat Šibenik only as a place where you collect and return the yacht. Šibenik is a historic city with numerous monuments, the Cathedral of St. James included on the UNESCO List of World Heritage. Beautiful stone buildings, charming lanes and a fishing harbour will stay with you for long. A large number of restaurants and taverns will treat you with extraordinary Mediterranean cuisine.