Itinerary Croatia Kvarner and Zadar-Archipelago 155 sm
The completion of the long coastal highway to Dubrovnik and the more frequent and cheap flight possibilities to Split impacted the distribution of charter fleets in Croatia in the past years. And just like this, the beauties in the northern Adria have been shifting out of focus. However, old cities such as Cres and Rab, Krk and Mali / Veli Losinj and the more remote island islands Susak, Premuda and the long island Dugi Otok remain among the top sailing destinations on a trip in the Croatian waters. Not to mention the Istrian cities with Roman and Venetian remains and the opportunity to sail to Venice within a week.
Find our itinerary for the waters between the southern tip of Istria and Zadar, starting in the charterbase of Pula or Pomer, in the inner base of Medulin.
Kvarner and archipelago of Zadar 155 nm
Day 1 – Island Unije, Island Losinji, Mali or Veli Losinj
Total 35 nm
Following the old rule of thumb the furthest point of the trip should be reached after a third of the time. Therefore the first 2 stages are rather long compared to the later ones. However, today's yachts are so big that only strong, continuous wind from straight ahead should change your plans.
Day 2 – Island Premuda; Island Dugi Otok, Veli Rat
Total 40 nm
While leaving the anchor ground in the morning
Today's goal, Veli Rat, in the north of Dugi Otok. Here is a small township with guesthouses, a large amount of buoys, a marina and an impressive lighthouse which can be visited.
Day 3 – Island Molat; Island Silba
Total 25 nm
Day 4 – Ilovik
Total 10 nm
Arrived to late for a hike around the island yesterday? Feel free to do it today. Or have a quick trip to the Island Olib right opposite. If you don't want to dock in the harbour anchor next to the pier for a swim or a hike around the flat island. Once done, hurry on to the island Ilovik, where you will find one of the biggest buoy areas of Croatia , right next to the harbour. The ice-cream stand is iconic, and there are plenty of restaurants near the harbour.
Day 5 – Cres, southern tip, Osor
Total 20 nm
Time to think about heading back to the base. This trip is spiced up with the passage through the channel of Osor, between Losinju and Cres. Take a stop in a bay south of Cres. Osor is a pretty town, you can find a Venetian lion on a wall of a building in one of the alleys. History for the living. For your overnight stay you can pick between a buoy or the small harbour.
Day 6 – Pomer
Total 25 nm
Pick up some bread rolls in the morning and sail by the swivel bridge at 9 am. Following the bridge, be aware of the strong currents while sailing through the short channel.
Who doesn't love a nice swim at the end of the trip? The bay of Portic, at the west entry of the bay of Medulin is the perfect spot.