Your voyage begins at the renowned ACI Marina Split, nestled amidst the stunning landscapes of Split’s harbour. A mere 20-minute stroll from the heart of the city, our office awaits your arrival. Once formalities are complete and your provisions are aboard, embark on your nautical journey to the charming village of Maslinica. Here, the breathtaking sunset over the archipelago of seven small islands will be a sight to behold. Choose from a variety of dining options, ranging from upscale restaurants to quaint taverns. Spend the night safely moored in the picturesque Marina Martinis-Marchi or anchored in Šešula bay, just a short walk from Maslinica.
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Venture forth to Žirje, the largest and farthest inhabited island in the Šibenik archipelago. Historically shrouded in oak trees, the island derives its name from the acorns of these trees. Serving as a natural extension of the Kornati islands, Žirje’s indented coastline and idyllic bays are a sailor’s paradise. Choose between anchoring in Mala and Vela Stupica bays to the south, Tratinska bay to the west, or Muna bay to the east for an overnight stay. Explore the Byzantine fortress dating back to the 6th century.
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As you sail from Žirje to Piškera Island, the stark contrast between the cobalt sea and light grey limestone hills will captivate your senses. The Kornati archipelago, a haven of 89 islands, islets, and reefs, unfolds in front of you. Test your sailing prowess while navigating this marine wonderland. Remember, as the Kornati is a national park, an entrance ticket is required. The uninhabited Piškera Island, with its expansive 2.66 square kilometres, hosts the solitary ACI marina.
KORNATI, AUTHOR: IVO BIOČINA, SOURCE: HTZ, CROATIAN TOURIST BOARD WWW.CROATIA.HR
Kaprije Island, ensconced within the heart of the Šibenik archipelago, invites you to its serene shores. The island takes its name from the caper plant whose buds are cherished as a culinary delight. Kaprije Bay, located on the island’s southwestern flank, offers shelter from all winds, making it a haven for boaters.
KAPRIJE, AUTHOR: IVO PERVAN, SOURCE: HTZ, CROATIAN TOURIST BOARD WWW.CROATIA.HR
Sailing to Skradin is a journey through history and beauty. Pass through the St. Ante channel for a spectacular view of Šibenik, dominated by the majestic St. Jacob’s cathedral and three guarding fortresses. As you glide through the Šibenik bay and the Krka River Canyon, Skradin’s allure reveals itself. Rest in the ACI marina or anchor in the bay, and if you wish to explore the Krka National Park’s waterfalls, hop on a tourist boat.
SKRADIN, AUTHOR: IVO BIOČINA, SOURCE: HTZ, CROATIAN TOURIST BOARD WWW.CROATIA.HR
Primošten, a charming town with a rich heritage, will captivate you. Its stone houses, narrow alleys, and the church’s lofty bell tower radiate an authentic Dalmatian ambience. The renowned vineyards surrounding the town only add to its allure, so much so that an image of them graces the halls of the UN center in New York.
PRIMOŠTEN, AUTHOR: SERGIO GOBBO, SOURCE: HTZ, CROATIAN TOURIST BOARD WWW.CROATIA.HR
Your final day takes you back to Split, a city that thrives around the remarkable Diocletian Palace, a relic from late antiquity. The palace’s vibrant life and historic significance have earned it a place on UNESCO’s list. Moor at ACI Marina Split, marking the end of your memorable journey.
SPLIT, AUTHOR: IVO BIOČINA, SOURCE: HTZ, CROATIAN TOURIST BOARD WWW.CROATIA.HR
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The time has come to bid adieu to this splendid maritime adventure. Rest assured, your week of exploration amidst the Croatian islands will leave an indelible mark, and we eagerly await your return.