Start:Biograd na Moru, Croatia
Finish:Biograd na Moru, Croatia
We will sail in the beautiful Adriatic Sea along the islands of the Kornati National Park.
The highlight of our trip is that we will not only sail in the sea, but also go through the canal, up the mouth of the river, and then — through the lake to the Krka National Park. We will watch films in the open air, participate in competitions and much more. ...
Our journey will begin in Biograd na Moru — a town in southern Croatia, in the Dalmatian region. On Saturday, we will check in on the yacht, make a list of provisions and buy food. We will have a briefing, discuss the route and plan to go out to sea on Sunday.
We will visit Zadar — a city in Croatia located in North Dalmatia. It is known for its historic center with magnificent medieval churches and Roman ruins. Zadar is the heart of the Adriatic and an open-air museum, where among the ancient streets you will find the heritage of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance. It is interesting that the city is one of the most beautiful and oldest in Croatia, but tourists don’t often come here despite the abundance of attractions and cultural monuments, as it is a bit away from the popular resorts of South Dalmatia.
Our goal is the lighthouse of Veli Rat. It was built in 1849 on the cape of the island of Dug Otok. Here in the bay, we will take the inflatable boats and land on the island where passing through a pine forest, we will go to the lighthouse. And of course, we will be able to climb up. The lighthouse is 40 meters high, and wonderful views of the island open from it. On the way to the island, we will stop in beautiful bays.
Saying goodbye to the lighthouse, we will go to the Kornati National Park, with 89 islands and a total area of 50 km². The Kornati Archipelago is unique in the density of islands, the straits between which are sometimes a real labyrinth among the rocks. Our route will pass through majestic cliffs — the so-called Kornati crowns. Depending on the wind, we will go along the inner or outer part of the Kornati National Park. These are sheer cliffs of the Kornati Islands turned towards the open sea — the most popular and famous natural phenomenon of the park. We will sail outside Dugi Otok and sail into the Kornati archipelago where we will choose the most suitable place for the night. Here, we will organize an open-air movie viewing. Making small crossings inside the archipelago from an island to an island, we will choose a place for dinner and staying overnight, and on the shore, we will walk through pine forests.
Full of emotions and impressions, we will go to Skradin along the Krka River through the canyon and magnificent bridges, where along the way we will buy a bucket of mussels and oysters. White swans will be the first ones to meet us in Skradin’s marina. They are not afraid of people, and you can feed them. Here we’ll spend the night and replenish water supplies. On the way, we will stop in beautiful places. In the morning, we will take the bicycles and go to the Krka National Park famous for its waterfalls and rich flora and fauna.
After spending time alone with nature, we will go to the city of Sibenik, where we will stay at the city pier before going back to the home marina. Here we will climb up the fortress of St. Michael — the oldest defensive structure of Sibenik, located on a high rocky hill with stunning views of the medieval old town and the canal of St. Anthony.
From Skradin, we will start sailing to the home marina stopping in the beautiful and interesting places of the uninhabited islands of the Kornati National Park.
We will leave the yacht at 9:30.
Seeing sunrises and sunsets every day in a new place. Something different every day. Staying for the night in picturesque bays. Going out to uninhabited islands. A combination of sea, land, river, and lake. No city bustle. Oyster farms.