Šibenik Sailing Route North I 7 days
Šibenik - Zlarin - Žirje - Kornati (Opat) - Island Žut - Veli Iž - Murter
Sailing route Šibenik North will take you on an unforgettable journey through the islands' hidden coves in the Šibenik archipelago and the islands of magical beauty, the Kornati National Park. If you are looking for your place under the sun surrounded by the beauties of untouched nature, enchanted by the scents of endemic, medicinal herbs, unforgettable gastronomic moments - this is an itinerary tailored to you.
Day 1 ŠIBENIK - ZLARIN 4NM
After checking in on the yacht and sailing out from Šibenik marina, you`ll quickly reach the island of Zlarin. On the way to Zlarin island, enjoy the passage through the St. Anthony canal and the view of the historic fortress of St. Nicholas.
Zlarin is a small island but abounds with rich historical, cultural, and natural treasures. Especially valuable are the churches with altars decorated with gold and red coral branches that sailors left as a sign of their commitment.
Here you can give your palate the pleasure of tasting the Mediterranean and Dalmatian cuisine, emphasizing seafood, crab, shellfish, and fish dishes.
Port of Zlarin lies in the bay, well protected from all winds except strong W and NW winds. You can moor your yacht to the S side of the 140-meter-long pier. The pier is equipped with laid moorings, water and electricity connections. You can find grocery stores, restaurants, an ambulance, a post office, a small market, and a museum in the village.
Day 2 ZLARIN - ŽIRJE (Stupica Vela) 12NM
The island of Žirje is unique for its numerous coves and a long coastline of 39.2 kilometers, with many beautiful islets in the surroundings. Same as Zlarin, Žirje belongs to the Šibenik archipelago.
The coast of Žirje is well-indented, with numerous smaller and bigger inlets that serve as a boat shelter. An ideal anchorage can be found in bays like Mala and Velika Stupica, Tratinska, Muna, etc.
Day 3 ŽIRJE - KORNATI (Opat bay) 13NM
National Park Kornati is a "nautical paradise," with its 89 uninhabited islands, islets, and reefs on 300 km². Besides the natural beauties, in the hidden coves of Kornati, you can enjoy an 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.
In the bay, you can look for a berth on the pier of the tavern Opat. In Opat you can find a berth on their pier and enjoy the traditional Dalmatian recipes based on fish, shells, and locally grown ingredients.
Photo© Konoba Opat, Kornati
Day 4 OPAT - ISLAND ŽUT 19NM
On the way from Opat to the island of Žut, you can test your sailing skills while cruising around the numerous beautiful islets of the Kornati archipelago.
One of the places we recommend visiting on the island of Žut is the fish restaurant Fešta in Golubovac Bay, near the ACI marina Žut. You can moor your boat to a pier with showers, electricity, and water.
Photo © Restaurant Fešta, Kornati
Day 5 ISLAND ŽUT - VELI IŽ 14NM
Veli Iž is one of two villages on the island of Iž. Veli Iž is located in the west part of the island, with two shops, a couple of bars and taverns, and a small marina with 45 berths in the sea. Along the coast, there are beautiful walking paths and romantic beaches. The whole island is intertwined with paths, which are great for both cycling and hiking.
The island of Iž is famous for fishing and agriculture and has a long tradition of pottery making.
Thanks to its vicinity to the Kornati islands and numerous islands in the area, Veli Iž is a sailing paradise.
Day 6 VELI IŽ - MURTER 25NM
With its excellent position, pleasant Mediterranean climate, crystal clear sea, pebbly and sandy beaches, vicinity to the National Parks of Kornati and Krka, and highway connections, Murter Island is a favorite sailing destination. There are four villages on the island where you can find a safe berth for your yacht, Murter, Jezera, Betina, and Tisno.
Due to a very indented coastline, Murter abounds with bays and lovely beaches. The most famous beaches are on the southern side of the island, well protected from Bora.
Day 7 MURTER - ŠIBENIK 19NM