Zadar - 7 days to the south
Day 1. 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 kilometres 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 2. 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 favorite destination for many sailors.
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 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, of great and turbulent history. Located on the right coast of river Krka, with its charm of a monument-city, Skradin is an attractive 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. 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 6. Piskera (Kornati) – Kornati, one of the most beautiful archipelago in the world, are true nutical 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 7. Telascica - Telascica is one of the biggest, safest and certainly the prettiest Croatian natural harbors, a favorite nautical destinations. It is a natural extention of National Park Kornati, but also greener and with more woods. The bay is located in the southern part of Dugi otok, 8200m 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.