Looking for a family atmosphere or a hot beach where you can party from dusk to dawn? The Middle Adriatic sailing area is perfect for you. On the most beautiful islands and clear sea, you will find an ideal destination for yourself! So relax all your senses while sailing along the Middle Adriatic archipelago. Experience Mediterranean scents, tastes, and sounds. Discover and explore untouched nature, meet the local culture and tradition.
Many activities are available on the islands and coastline of the Middle Adriatic. Cycling, hiking, kayaking, wine tasting tours, diving tours, and many, many others.
Dalmatia is easily accessible whether you travel by plane or by car. Two international airports are in Dalmatia, in Zadar and Split. In Dalmatia are located the largest marinas on the Adriatic and the majority of yacht charter vessels.
The sailing area of the Middle Adriatic, known as the Dalmatia region, covers the most significant part of the Croatian Adriatic, and it`s divided into three sailing archipelagos:
The beautiful Zadar Archipelago comprises almost 300 islands. The biggest islands are Pag, Dugi Otok, Ugljan, Pašman, and the island group National Park Kornati. Untouched nature, escape from crowds, amazing bays perfect for swimming and snorkeling, crystal clear sea, traditional cuisine are just part of the experience to expect.
Zadar airport is only 7 km away from Zadar city center. Several marinas in the area are easily accessible from Zadar airport.
Sailing holidays in Zadar Archipelago, you can start from Marina Zadar and D-Marina Borik, both in the city center. Besides them, you can sail out from Marina Dalmacija in Sukošan and Marina Kornati in Biograd, which are among the biggest marinas in Croatia.
Šibenik Archipelago consists of nearly 250 islands, islets, reefs, and cliffs over an area of about 160 km2. Only six islands have permanent inhabitants. Small fisherman villages on the islands are a reminder of the Mediterranean as it once was. This sailing area attracts all those in search of tranquility and beautiful untouched nature.
Bigger islands in this group are Zlarin, Žirje, Prvić, Kaprije, Krapanj, Murter. Unavoidable places to visit on the coastline are Vodice, Skradin, Primošten…and for sure one of the most significant treasures and attractions of Croatia, the world-known National Park Krka.
Šibenik is a recommendable start point for a sailing holiday in Croatia. Vicinity of the motorway and two international airports, Zadar and Split. Top brand sailing yachts, catamarans, and motorboats are available for a charter in Šibenik marinas.
Sailing from Split and around the Dalmatian archipelago islands attracts many seafarers with its magical beauty and unspoiled nature. Set sail from Split and visit brilliant island pearls in the area, Mali Drvenik, Veli Drvenik, Šolta, Brač, Hvar, Korčula, Šćedro, Vis and Biševo.
In the area of 50 km around Split, you can sail out from six nautical marinas. ACI marina Split in Split, Marina Kaštela in Kaštel Gomilica. In Trogir are located three marinas: ACI marina Trogir, SCT marina Trogir, Marina Baotić in Seget Donji (2 km from Trogir). Marina Agana is in a small place called Marina, 15 km from Trogir towards Šibenik.
To reach this area both by car and flight is quite easy. The Split airport has flight connections with more than 80 destinations. If you are coming by car, take motorway A1. The Split ferry port has a regular ferry connection with Ancona in Italy.
The nearest islands' distance is not more than 15 NM; this ensures the exploration and sailing through Split archipelago always pleasant and safe. Small towns on the coast and the islands keep traces of the past up to ancient times. Charming and picturesque little fishing villages of the islands exude a traditional way of life.
During the sailing season, from April to October, the archipelago becomes full of life and colors. Electronic music lovers and those who prefer traditional chanson can enjoy numerous summer music festivals along the coast. You can attend local festivities on fisherman evenings in the coastal and island villages. Here you can taste local specialties, which are mostly based on fish meat, and of course, homemade wine.
In secluded bays of pristine nature, away from the daily routine, you can find your oasis of peace.