Northern Dalmatia & The Kornati Islands
Sailing Northern Dalmatia & The Kornati Islands
A yachting paradise, Northern Dalmatia & the Kornati region includes the Zadar Archipelago, Sibenik Archipelago & the Kornati islands themselves. Hundreds of largely uninhabited islands, islets and national parks adorn this area of extreme natural beauty. If you are looking for a sailing trip in Croatia where you can get off the beaten track and head out into un-spoilt nature then look no further.
Discover the origins of Croatia’s cultural identity in the city of Zadar, rich in history & begging to be explored. Then set sail and head out into the veritable maze of islands off the coast. There is so much to see that you’ll find it very hard to decide on an itinerary. From mountains, waterfalls, lakes and caves the area is packed full of natural wonders spread across hundreds of islands and islets you could easily lose yourself for weeks if only you had the time.
Amongst the countless coves filled with pristine beaches there are many hidden restaurants in seaside villages offering the best in local cuisine. Mainland fortress towns along the coast provide an exciting mix of modern and historical.
The Kornati Islands
The Kornati Island group consists of 140 largely uninhabited islands that combine to cover an area of 114 square miles. With that many islands to choose from you’ll no doubt struggle to decide on where you would like to stop and drop your anchor!
You can be certain that wherever you choose you’re unlikely to be disturbed. The islands are an excellent place to charter for those of us looking to get away from it all and enjoy quiet nights on anchor under the stars.
The majority of the islands fall under the purview of the Kornati National Park, considering the areas natural beauty, numerous coves and crystal clear blue waters, it’s easy to see why they were considered worth protecting. There are no permanent residents of the islands and most of the area belongs to the people of Murter island who come to tend the olive groves, the vineyards and orchards. They have cottages on the Kornati islands in which they stay during the agricultural season.
The Šibenik Archipelago
Set amid the wild beauty of white rock and the azure sea, the Šibenik archipelago is a yachting paradise sure to please all who visit. Charter out of Šibenik, a wonderful town with gorgeous Venetian architecture rising up from the waters edge. The towns winding back-roads and passages are an excellent place to lose yourself with new sites waiting to be discovered around every turn.
The Archipelago itself is made up from hundreds of isles and reefs adorned with a lush olive groves & vineyards. There are plenty of perfect anchorages tucked away among them where you might spend a few hours. You have to sail this oasis of Mediterranean delights to believe it.
Krka national park is a particular highlight. Close to Šibenik town, the national park is one of Croatia’s most significant attractions – the waterfalls are truly something to behold!