Prvić Island is a charming sailing destination located in the Adriatic Sea, off the coast of Croatia. This picturesque island is part of the Šibenik archipelago and is renowned for its natural beauty, historical charm, and tranquil atmosphere, making it an ideal spot for sailing enthusiasts.
Less than 4 NM sailing from Šibenik and less than 1 NM from Vodice, Prvić is the closest to shore among Šibenik archipelago islands. Relatively small, with 2.37 km2 and a population of 400, Prvić is among the most densely populated islands on the Adriatic. Same as on the island of Žirje, there is not a single car on the island, except one fire truck.
Sailing to Prvić Island offers a delightful experience with its crystal-clear waters and favorable winds. The island is easily accessible from the mainland, making it a popular choice for sailors exploring the Adriatic. Navigating the azure waters surrounding Prvić is a joy, and the coastline is dotted with secluded coves and bays, perfect for anchoring and enjoying the serenity of the Adriatic.
Prvić Island boasts stunning landscapes characterized by lush greenery, olive groves, and vineyards. The island's coastline is adorned with charming fishing villages and small harbors, providing a postcard-perfect backdrop for sailors. The views of the open sea and neighboring islands add to the allure, creating a captivating sailing experience.
Sailors visiting Prvić Island have the opportunity to indulge in authentic Croatian cuisine. Fresh seafood, olive oil, and locally produced wines are staples of the island's gastronomy. Exploring the village eateries and taverns adds a culinary delight to the overall sailing experience.
Exploring the quaint villages on Prvić Island is a must for sailors. Šepurine, the smaller of the two villages, is known for its narrow streets and traditional stone houses, while Prvić Luka, the larger village, is a hub of activity with its waterfront promenade and vibrant atmosphere. Visitors can savor local cuisine in waterfront restaurants, further enhancing the overall experience. In Prvić Luka you can visit the Memorial Centre of Faust Vrančić, a man whom the world today mostly remembers as the inventor of Homo Volans – the flying man, also known as the parachute, but he was a lot more.
The whole island is under the protection of the Croatian Ministry of Culture since the island is a cultural heritage.
© Memorial Center of Faust Vrančić
Ports and Anchorages
Prvić Island offers moorings at the breakwater, with water and power supply, and anchorages, ensuring a comfortable stay for sailing enthusiasts. Whether seeking a peaceful night at anchor in a secluded bay or opting for the port facilities, Prvić caters to various preferences, making it an accommodating destination for sailors.
For anyone looking for a corner of peace, sailing to Prvić would be an excellent choice.