Middle Adriatic sailing route - National Parks I 7 days
Split – Maslinica – Primošten – NP Krka – NP Kornati – NP Telašćica – Kaprije – Split
Sailing route National Parks is ideal for all wanderers and sailors looking for a silent and peaceful environment. This sailing route suggestion includes a visit to two National Parks, Kornati islands & Krka Waterfalls.
Split city is a cultural and economical center of Dalmatia. It is known for its beaches, nightlife, and the ancient Diocletian Palace. Modern and lively Mediterranean pearl and the perfect place to start Your sailing holidays in Croatia.
In the area 50 km around Split, you can charter a yacht and sail out from six nautical marinas. Basically, you can find and rent any vessel: sailboat, sail or power catamaran, small motorboat or luxury motor yacht, gulet, or luxury motorsailer. Split International Airport is just 20 minutes driving from the city center.
Day 1 SPLIT – ŠOLTA (Maslinica) 13 NM
is the only settlement on the west coast of the island of Šolta. In front of it lies an archipelago of seven islets. Polebrnjak, Saskinja, Stipanska, Kamik, Balkun, Rudula and Grmej. These small pearls are making Maslinica one of the most wonderful spots in the Adriatic. The beauty of the surrounding nature is in harmony with the historical, architectural, and environmental values of the old castle and picturesque stone houses.
In Maslinica you can find a safe boat berth in the newly built Marina Martinis Marchi.
Day 2 MASLINICA - PRIMOŠTEN 19 NM
Primošten is a small coastal town between Šibenik and Split.
The old town is settled on a small island surrounded by city walls, its remains stand tall even today. During the 16th century, the old bridge was replaced by an embankment and the island became a peninsula. Narrow, stone-paved streets between stone houses lead to the top of the hill, from which spreads a beautiful view of the open sea and the surrounding. Primošten is famous for its pebble beaches and shallow crystal clear sea. Stone walls and vineyards are a symbol of this region and the persistence of the local population to survive in the crumbling nature.
On the peninsula is a city port with a jetty, with water and electricity facilities. Mooring buoys are in front of the city port. If you don`t manage to find a spot in Primošten, just a few miles south from Primošten is Marina Kremik, in a picturesque bay surrounded by centuries-old vineyards of the famous wine “Babić”.
Day 3 PRIMOŠTEN – SKRADIN & Natinal Park Krka 19 NM
The picturesque, charming little town of Skradin lies at the entrance to the National Park Krka Waterfalls. After passing the Šibenik Channel, sailing 8 NM from Šibenik through the magnificent narrow riverbed of Krka river and Prukljan strait, you will reach Skradin. Here you can find a safe berth for your yacht or catamaran in ACI Marina Skradin. This marina is one of the most beautiful marinas on the Adriatic Sea and in Croatia. Disposing of 180 berths marina is open all year round. Due to sweet water in the marina pool, sailors, especially owners of wooden boats, leave their vessels gladly during the winter.
Besides historical sights, Skradin is famous for its excellent gastronomic offer and top-quality Dalmatian wines.
River Krka is one of the most beautiful karst rivers in Europe. The most known and visited areas of Krka National Park are Skradinski Buk and Roški slap. Skradinski Buk is one of Croatia’s best-known natural beauties, made up of travertine cascades, islands, and lakes.
Nature lovers and fans of hiking can reach the Skradinski Buk along an 875 m trail from the Lozovac entrance or from Skradin, along a 4 km trail that is also a bicycle path. You can take an excursion boat from Skradinski Buk to Visovac Island and Roški slap waterfall.
Day 4 SKRADIN – National Park KORNATI 30 NM
National Park Kornati is a "nautical paradise," with its 89 uninhabited islands, islets, and reefs on 300 km².
A visitor can experience the beauty of the landscape by hiking to numerous viewing points that command an archipelago's unforgettable view. A walk along island paths and through olive orchards will remind one of the hardworking hands of the Kurnatari, people from the Kornati, who gave the Kornati their appearance.
Besides the natural beauties, in the hidden coves of Kornati, you can enjoy the exceptional gastro experience. In Kornati National Park, there are more than 20 top restaurants, where you can taste unique specialties made of homegrown, fresh, delicious ingredients, complimented with great wine and fantastic views.
Konoba Opat, Core Kornati, Konoba Levranka, Konoba Šoleta are just some of the Kornati restaurants where you can indulge in a blend of the natural environment and great food. All of these restaurants offer yacht moorings in front of the restaurant. If you charter a boat in Croatia with our skipper, he will show you all the secret ways to them.
There are two marinas on Kornati islands, ACI marina Žut outside the NP area, and ACI marina Piškera - within the NP area.
Sailors entering and visiting the National Park Kornati need to get a ticket. You can buy an entrance ticket on the spot in National Park, Online, or at Spots of commission ticket sales. Tickets purchased outside the park's premises and at the webshop are cheaper than tickets purchased from the receptionists within the park's premises. For more details about restrictions and permissions in National Park, please read carefully on NP Kornati web.
Day 5 Island ŽUT - DUGI OTOK (Nature Park Telašćica) 8 NM
Dugi Otok translates to "Long Island" because of its 45 km long stretched coast. The island's most famous natural attraction is Nature Park "Telašćica" on the southern tip of an island that belongs to National Park Kornati. The most beautiful natural resources of Dugi Otok are its beaches and bays. Where ever you turn, you will find a place for swimming. Fascinating blue and clear sea will attract you with its beauty.
Telašćica Bay itself is the safest, most beautiful, and largest natural harbor in the Adriatic Sea. Please be aware there are special rules of conduct in the Park, and every visitor should have a valid ticket for each day of their stay in the Park. More information you can read on the website of Telašćica Nature Park.
There are several small fisherman villages on the island, Sali, Božava, Zaglav, Veli rat, Brbinj, and several more small rarely inhabited.
Day 6 NP Telašćica – KAPRIJE 26 NM
Kaprije island is located at 8 NM sailing SW from Šibenik, in the central area of the Šibenik archipelago with a population of nearly 150 people and a surface of 7.11 km2. The Mediterranean atmosphere and the distance away from the crowds make a perfect oasis of peace and quiet. The only settlement on the island is village Kaprije on the west side of the island. Just like most of the islands in the Šibenik archipelago, Kaprije is as well car-free.
The island was named after the Mediterranean plant caper whose green buds are used pickled.
Kaprije has only one village, a post office, a first-aid station, a shop, and several cozy bars. A dozen of restaurants are scattered around the island, in nice bays.
Day 7 KAPRIJE - SPLIT 39 NM
Sailing back from Kaprije to your yacht charter base in Split to Trogir, make a swim stop in some of the beautiful coves on the coast between Primošten and Trogir. Anchorage Stari Trogir is a perfect stop, a wide bay with sandy bottom and crystal clear turquoise sea.