Sailing route from Zadar – Kornati and Krka National Parks
Enjoy north Dalmatia’s beautiful National Parks. Sail upriver to Krka & wind back via the Kornati islands.
One week sailing itinerary around the north Dalmatian Islands
This sailing route from Zadar and the nearby marina of Sukošan packs full your sailing week with all the best that the northern Dalmatian coast has to offer. The sailing is exciting, winding through narrow channels upstream to the Krka National Park, as well as exploring the Šibenik archipelago and navigating through the Kornati National Park. There are plenty of opportunities to stop, swim and enjoy the most of the Adriatic.
On the way, you pass through some beautiful ancient towns, full of history, culture and amazing architecture. Nestled in a bend of the River Krka, Skradin is a small town with a huge history. If time allows, persuade your skipper to let you spend a little time in Šibenik. The old town is a delightful maze of winding polished limestone streets and there are plenty of forts and UNESCO sites to see.
This sailing trip plunges deep into the Kornati National park with its breath-taking beauty. Navigating among the islands and reefs is a nautical paradise that seems neverending with new lands appearing around each corner. With the daily sailing hops all relatively short (between 2-3 hours), it is a great route for family sailing holidays, less confident sailors, as well as those who enjoy exploring islands and swimming as much as sailing. In fact, there is something for everyone, as the sailing here is also mindblowing!
When you get back to base, why not spend a few days unwinding and exploring Zadar. This is the oldest city in Croatia, settled 3000 years ago. It is known for the Venetian and Roman ruins and buildings that fill the historic old town peninsula. This dynamic and vibrant city is less crowded than its southern peers of Split and Dubrovnik, but holds just as much interest.