Biograd - 14 days to the south
Day 1. Biograd
- Welcome to Biograd na moru, a very beautiful town of the Zadar
Riviera within reach of the enchanting Kornati islands often called "the
paradise for boaters" due to its diverse coves and beaches. The legends
says that Kornati islands were created by ancient gods inspired by the
beauty of the sea which washes them. Biograd is the work of the same
master hands. It is no surprise that Croatian kings were crowned in this
town of a rich historical heritage.
It is situated on a peninsula with the view to the island of Pasman separated from it by a long channel ideal for windsurfing. Together with numerous sports and recreation facilities, there are here more than 20 tennis courts which make Biograd an ideal destination for those wishing active holidays. Thanks to its great location in the central part of Adriatic coast, and numerous of berths (more than 1000) in modern marinas («Kornati» and «Sangulin») and many organized regattas, Biograd has become nautical center and a favourite destination for many sailors.
Day 2. Murter – Murter is one of three bigger settlements on the island of the same name, with a bridge near Tisno connecting the Adriatic coast with this island. Murter was first mentioned in 15th century. Because of its good location, in the bay Hramina was built marina with 400 berths and 250 places for boats on the ground. Nicely arranged beaches and hotels are a part of a near-by bay Slanica - an ideal place for those who enjoy peace and quiet vacation. Murter has also an excellent gastronomy offer and miscellaneous sports activities, therefore it is a destination adequate for a family vacation and sails-men who choose Murter to be their departure port in cruise through Kornati.
Day 3. Sibenik - Welcome to Sibenik - a city that successfully combines its glorious past with its gift of natural beauty. While sightseeing in this city you will surely be impressed by the well-known cathedral Sv. Jakov, the most important renaissance structure in Croatia. A city, whose name was spoken by kings, Mother Nature has provided with a wealth of islands and islets encompassed by blue sea, as well as the fascinating landscape of Krka National Park. Here you will find that every hour will be filled with a variety of activities!
Day 4. Skradin – Welcome to Skradin, pearl of nature, cultural and monumental inheritance. This, in the world unique beauty is part of National Park Krka. Sisterly connected with Krka, surrounded by pine, juniper, cypress and olive-woods, Skradin has always been an oasis of peace and beauty, part of a great and turbulent history. Located on the right coast of river Krka, with its charm of a monument-city, Skradin is an attracitve touristic destination, unavoidable maritime and continental destination. Skradin is an entrance in the National Park «Krka», and ACI marina Skradin is located in the bay, north-west from the Skradin harbor. Because of the fresh-water in the Marina, sailors gladly leave their boats here during the winter time. Marina provides 153 berths with water and power supply.
Day 5. Primosten – Sailors named this town «suha punta» (dry port) because of its long-lasting dry periods, and its inhabitants called it Primosten. Located on an island, surrounded by seven islets, Primosten is a true gift from nature. Once a fishermen place, today Primosten has grown into a true touristic paradise. It is hard to resist a charm that Primosten has to offer. Enjoy the true spirit of Dalmatia.
Day 6. Trogir – Trogir is an ideal place to continue your cruise. This Dalmatian, with medieval walls surrounded charming town will give you your best experience with the Dalmatian culture, customs and food.
ACI marina Trogir is located in the northern coast of island Ciovo. Marina has 162 berths and 35 boat places on the ground and it is open all year round.
Day 7. Komiza (island of Vis) – Located in the deep bay on the western coast of Vis island, in the foot of Hum hill, Komiza attracts tourists from all around the world. We recommend you to see: castle from 15th century, St. Nichola´s monastery from 13th century better known as Muster, romanic church from 13th century and rich wine cellar Podspilja.
Day 8. Vis (island of Vis) – this charming town on the island of the same name, where one culture followed the other, was known in ancient greek and roman time as Issa. Today, Vis is a real nautical paradise. For all culture lovers, during a season time, Vis offers you numerous concerts as a part of Vis musical evenings. Archelogical museum located in a 19th century fortress gives you a pleasure to enjoy the treasures of antique Issa. Numerous restaurant and taverns will offer you some of the best fish specialties in tih part of Dalmatia. Enjoy!
Day 9. Vela Luka – Vela Luka is a place on Korcula island, bulit in local variation manners of Mediterranean architecture by the end of 19th century. Vela Luka gives you a great protection in its very own port. While staying in Vela Luka, you should visit chapel of St. Kuzma and Damjan (11th century), chapel of St. John the Baptist (15th century) and a charming chapel of St. Vincenco (16th century). Islets Osjak and Proizd with numerous hidden bays, small beaches and crystal blue sea are ideal swimming location on your cruise.
Day 10. Palmizana (island of Hvar) – Palmizana is a small island, near-by Hvar, in the southern part of the Adriatic sea. This area hides a great wealth of antique ship-wrecks and amphores, and sea is rich with fish, corals and intact, extremely clean underworld.
ACI marina Palmizana is located in the bay of the same name, in the northeastern coast of St. Clements island. Marina provides 160 berths and it is open from April to October.
Day 11. Stari Grad (island of Hvar)– Stari Grad is one of the oldest cities in the world, and definitely the oldest town on the island of Hvar – an island of sun, lavender and wine, an island with 130 years of organized tourism. Because of its great location – coast and fields of lavender and vineyards on the one side, and sea on the other – Stari Grad is one of the most visited summer resort on the whole Adriatic coast. Thousand year old history of this town has left numerous monuments in the very own city center, which makes makes him a touristic and historical center of the whole island.
Day 12. Drvenik – Drvenik is a typical touristic settlement in the Makarska Riviera, only 30 km from Makarska. Located between abrupt cliffs of mountain Rilic and the sea coast, Drvenik is divided into two parts, which are placed in two bays – Donja Vala and Gornja Vala. Today, Drvenik is completely a touristic place and an important traffical center – with its ferryboat dock, as a connection between island Hvar and the Adriatic coast. With its plentiful gastronomy offer of many dalmatian taverns and irresistible beaches in a pine shadows, Drvenik becomes more and more attractive to the tourists from all over the world.
Day 13. Zlarin – Island of Zlarin as a part of Sibenik archipelago, is the closest to Sibenik. Not many Croatian citizens now much about this beautiful island. This true paradise, known for its corals (although, famous Zlarin corals are found around Kornati area) is yet to be discovered – by you!
Day 14. Piskera (Kornati) – Kornati, one of the most beautiful archipelago in the world, are true nautical adventure. Because of its remarkable landscape, interesting geomorphology and rich flora, in 1980. Kornati were declared as a National Park. As a part of Kornati, Piskera is one of the most interesting and most beautiful island of this archipelago, because of its pure and magnificent nature.
ACI marina Piskera is located between islands Piskera and Panitula vela, and offers a great wind protection. The marina has 120 berths. Water and stream provision is limited.