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Route 6 – Šibenik 2018-10-24T09:31:17+00:00

Sailing route Šibenik

Kornati islands & back

Šibenik is a stunning place to start your week-long round trip to visit the Kornati islands. The old town winds up the hill to medieval fortress of Saint Michael, where you can enjoy unrivalled views over the Šibenik archipelago.

Sailing out through the channel of St Anthony, you will pass St. Nicolas fortress and head into the Šibenik archipelago to unwind from the stresses and strains of the mainland. This route plunges deep into the Kornati National park with it’s breath-taking beauty. Navigating among the islands and reefs is a nautical paradise.

Why not tag on a few days to enjoy everything Šibenik has to offer. You must visit the wonderful waterfalls in the nearby Krka National park!

Stops:

  • Kaprije

  • Kakan island

  • Ravni Žakan island

  • Levrnaka island

  • Žut island

  • Vrgada island

  • Murter island

  • Tijašnica bay (Tijat island)

  • Return to Šibenik

Base marina:

  • Marina Mandalina, Šibenik

Activities on route:

  • Sky Diving – €250

  • SCUBA diving – €55

  • Kornati National Park (cost depends on boat size)

  • Krka National Park (110-200kn pp)

  • Wine tasting

DAY 1:

Meet your skipper at Marina Mandalina after 2pm to check-in and drop your bags at the yacht. Sail out to the car-free island of Kaprije in the Šibenik archipelago to escape the bustle of the mainland. It gets it’s name from the capers that flourish here, alongside olive groves and grape vines. Dine at Liberty with spectacular panoramic views of the sun setting over the Adriatic sea.

DAY 2:

Take your time waking up and, on the way to the Kornati archipelago, stop for lunch and a swim around Kakan island. When you are ready, set sail for Ravni Žakan island where customers can use the mooring facilities outside Konoba Žakan with access to electricity and water. The fantastically fresh food is a modern day twist on traditional Croatian cuisine.

DAY 3:

Head into the heart of the Kornati National Park, to the island of Levrnaka. This is one of the largest and highest isles around so a short walk up either of it’s hills (Veli vrh 117m or Svirac 94m) allows you a panoramic view across almost the entire Kornati archipelago. Dine on exquisitely fresh fish, seafood or traditional Kornati lamb in Konoba Levrnaka. They have a mooring pontoon with space for 20 guests at the front of the restaurant.

DAY 4:

Enjoy a day winding your way through the National park towards the island of Žut, the second largest island in the Kornati archipelago. The authentic fish restaurant Fešta is located in Golubovac bay. It is nestled among ancient olive trees along the shore with mooring supplied to customers. Žut has no permanent inhabitants and definitely ticks the ‘Robinson Crusoe’ box. Walk up a nearby hill and enjoy spectacular views over the surrounding islands while the sun sets.

DAY 5:

Turning back down the coast, enjoy the stretch of clear water on the way to Murter island. Pause for lunch by the small island of Vrgada and enjoy the sandy beach which is lined with pine trees. When you reach Murter, stop on the northern edge, either mooring in Marina Hramina or anchoring just in front. Dine at Fine Food Murter, which is one of the best restaurants on the island.

DAY 6:

Head back to the beautiful uninhabited island of Tijat in the Šibenik archipelago. Spend your last night away from civilization in Tijašnica bay where you can enjoy the calm turquoise waters. Go for a relaxing dinner on the waterfront terrace under the trees at the Spirito Summer Place where the cocktails and food delight.

DAY 7:

Enjoy your final day of sailing, exploring the coves and inlets of the Šibenik archipelago before making your way back to the base marina in Šibenik by 6pm. It is a lovely town, with plenty to explore in the surrounding area.

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