Murter - 14 days to the north
Day 1. Murter – Murter is one of three bigger settlements on the island of the same name, with 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 2. 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 3. Zadar - We invite you to the magic of the ancient Zadar, the big town in the very heart of the Adriatic, which is often called a "small Croatian Rome". Three thousand years of history, unique sacral buildings and a rich cultural heritage are responsible for this title. All this is completed with natural characteristics of the Zadar region which boasts the 1 200 kilometers long picturesque and clean sea shore and the conglomerate of about 300 islands and islets. You will be met in Zadar by hospitable people with whom you can drink a small glass of the authentic Zadar liqueur Maraskino or chat about basketball which has made Zadar famous all over the world! For centuries the capital city of Dalmatia and today the center of the region. A city with a rich heritage of world importance, visible at every step. The Roman Forum from the 1st century, St. Donatus’ Church from the 9th century is the most famous medieval basilica and trademark of the city. The reconstructed Romanesque St. Grisigono´s Church from the 12th century and the St. Mary´s bell tower from the year 1105; the St. Anastasia´s Cathedral from the 13th century; the People´s Square with the City´s Lodge and Guardhouse from the 16th century, as well as the mighty fortification walls with first class Sea(farer´s) and Land gates from the 16th century followed by the Three and Five Wells Squares and many palaces, villas and other historic monuments. The City of Zadar is not only known for its historical and cultural monuments but also for its amply supplied vegetable and fish markets on the peninsula (a part of the old city).
Day 4. Molat – Molat is an island overgrown with macchia and pine woods, an ideal destination for all individualists and people who enjoy long walks accompanied by intoxicating aromas of Mediterranean herbs. Many bays are a great choice for sails-men and those who lake peace and quiet. In 1936. Molat had been visited by king Eduard VIII and Wallis Simpson, so why wouldn´t you?
Day 5. Ilovik - Island of Ilovik is an extension of the southern part of island of Losinj. Coast is easily to be reached, with numerous of bays. The biggest bay is located in the south-eastern part of the island of Ilovik. Between Ilovik and island of St. Petar is a 2,5 km long and 300m wide canal. Its aquatorium is well protected from all winds, and it is a safe place for all yachts and smaller boats. Ilovik is mostly hilly and overgrown with macchia.
Day 6. Mali Losinj - Mali Losinj is the biggest place on the island of Losinj, a central Adriatic island. Situated in the Augusta bay, rich in fish, Losinj is the best-known sport and fishing center of the Adriatic. Dense coniferous woods make it an attractive holiday resort, while a mild climate is suitable for a century-old health tourism. A special curiosity of Mali Losinj are dolphins which inhabit its sea and contribute to an unforgettable atmosphere.
Day 7. Silba - The island of Silba, situated southeast of Losinj ih the midst of the luxuriant mosaic of the Zadar archipelago, is known to have been inhabited in the Roman times. It was first mentioned in the 10th century under the name of Selbo (originating from Latin silva - wood) by Constatine Porphyry. The 17th and 18th centuries saw its rapid development and prosperity. Its seamen and about a hundred shipowners contributed to the development of civilization and culture in the area of living, arhictecture and dwelling. It was the flourishing of seafaring at that time that gave rise to the construction of both secular and church architecture. Among its six churches a characteristic church tower separated from the church stands out, as well as turret offering spectacular view of the island and capitan´s mansion. The vegetation consist of Mediterranean growth varying from medicinal herbs to low shrubbery and Mediterranean black oak (Quercus ilex). Some impressive specimens are believer to be several centuries old. Once an island of sailors and captains (in the 18th century Silba possessed a fleet of 98 sailing ships) it is nowadays a tourist resort. Bays with nice sandy and gravel beaches are favorites amongst boaters and sailors and guests staying in private homes. The hexagonal Toreta tower stands in the town and testifies to a sailor´s forlorn love.
Day 8. Soliscica – Soliscica is a beautiful bay, a part of Dugi otok in the archipelago of Zadar. It is a favorite destination for all sails-men, sea-lovers and a paradise for those who want peaceful and quiet holidays.
Day 9. Veli Iz – an island located in the Middle canal, between island of Ugljan and Dugi otok, surrounded by ten islets. In two settlements on Veli Iz (Mali Iz and Veli Iz) you can expect pleasant owners of private accommodations. One of the major crafts, still popular in Veli Iz is pottery. This charming place has a nice hotel and a marina Tankerkomerc that provides 150 berths and 50 boat places on the ground, and it is open all year round.
Day 10. Sali – Dugi otok is the biggest island in the archipelago of Zadar. Southern part of this island is mostly made of stone, while the central and western parts are overgrown with macchia and partly with woods. Sali is definitely most important and the oldest settlement on this island that one should visit. Its intact nature, this is a great place for all individuals and people wanting peace and solitude.
Day 11. Telascica - Telascica is one of the biggest, safest and certainly the prettiest Croatian natural harbors, a favorite nautical destinations. It is a natural extension of National Park Kornati, but also greener and with more woods. The bay is located in the southern part of Dugi otok, 8200 m long with 25 bays, 5 islets, extremely indented coast 68 km long with remarkable entrance, surrounded by 14 islets. From one side, bay is not visible because it is snug by tall and steep cliffs from Dugi otok. Telascica also has a natural phenomenon – salt lake Mir, usually warmer than sea. Bay Telascica is well protected from all sides, and has always been a safe anchor.
Day 12. 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.
Day 13. Kaprije (Borovnjaci) – Island of Kaprije is located in the central part of Sibenik archipelago. Kaprije got its name from Mediterranean vegetable “kapara”, which is used as a spice. Kaprije have only one habitation wit only 100 inhabitants. One post-office, ambulance and only a few markets make this island a great choice for those who want peaceful and quiet vacation.
Day 14. 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!