7 DAYS SAILING ITINERARY - NORTH FROM SPLIT

SPLIT - MASLINICA - ŽIRJE - PIŠKERA -   KAPRIJE - SKRADIN - PRIMOŠTEN - SPLIT

148 NM, on average 2-4 hours of sailing/motoring per day

7-days route to the north of Split, up to Kornati national park. The ideal route for those who are not keen on visiting the beautiful, rich in culture and history, but sometimes busy and crowded villages on the islands south of Split, but in the first place are looking for a peace and beautiful, untouched nature.

1st DAY SATURDAY
SPLIT – MASLINICA – 14 NM

Our base is placed in the ACI MARINA SPLIT which finds itself in the most beautiful part of the Split's port overlooking Riva, the most popular Lungomare promenade in Split. Walking from the centre of Split it will take you like 20 minutes to reach our office in the marina which is next to the pier D, last in line, while the boats are on the pier C and A.  After finishing the formalities in the office, provided that your boat is ready and that you bought planned provisions you can get onboard and head towards your first destination, MASLINICA, charming small village on the western side of the island of Šolta famous for its breathtaking sunset and archipelago of seven small islands. Witnessing the sun drowning in the sea behind the archipelago of seven small islands in front of the Maslinica would surely be the highlight of the visit to this place. For dining out there is a plenty of choice as in Maslinica as on the island of Šolta. You can choose from fancy restaurants to taverns, konobas or household farmings.  You can spend a night safely moored in a beautiful marina MARTINIS - MARCHI placed in the village or anchor in the neighboring bay Šešula where two restaurants offer their moorings (limited number) for free in case you eat with them: ŠIŠMIŠ and Šešula. From Šešula bay it is 10 minutes on feet till Maslinica. 

SIGHTS/THINGS TO DO/ATTRACTIONS
St. Nicholas church – nice view
Olive oil tastings

Maslinica PHOTOS' SOURCE: commons.wikimedia.org 

2nd DAY SUNDAY
MASLINICA – ŽIRJE – 26NM   

Žirje is the largest and most distant inhabited island in the Šibenik archipelago. In the past it was covered with the oak trees and it probably got its name after the fruit of the oak tree – žir (acorn). Due to its position and very indented coast with many nice bays, it is the usual destination of the sailors heading towards the Kornati. It is actually the natural extension of Kornati islands.  For an overnight stay, you can choose between the bays of Mala and Vela Stupica on the south, Tratinska bay on the west or Muna on the east. SIGHTS: Byzantine fortress from the 6th century

ŽIRJE PHOTOS' SOURCE: commons.wikimedia.org

3rd DAY MONDAY
ŽIRJE – PIŠKERA – 19NM

The striking contrast between the blue sea and the light grey limestone hills will leave you breathless while sailing from Žirje to Piškera island in Kornati archipelago. Kornati islands, group of 89 smaller and bigger islands, islets and reefs scattered in the sea is the true promised land for nature lovers and sailing enthusiasts.All your sailing and navigational skills will be put to  the test while manoeuvring through the Kornati. Since the Kornati are national park you will be required to pay an entrance ticket. The island of Piškera with a surface of 2.66 square kilometres is one of the larger islands in Kornati group. It is uninhabited and the only outpost of civilisation on it is ACI marina.   

kornati
KORNATI, AUTHOR: IVO BIOČINA, SOURCE: HTZ, CROATIAN TOURIST BOARDWWW.CROATIA.HR 

4th DAY TUESDAY
PIŠKERA – KAPRIJE – 18NM

Kaprije is a small island situated in the middle of Šibenik archipelago. It got it names after the plant caper whose buds serve as a spice. It is very popular among the boaters since the Kaprije bay placed on the south-west part of the island is protected from all winds. 

 kaprije optimizirano za web ivo pervanKAPRIJE, AUTHOR: IVO PERVAN, SOURCE: HTZ, CROATIAN TOURIST BOARDWWW.CROATIA.HR

5th DAY WEDNESDAY
KAPRIJE – SKRADIN – 18NM

Sailing from Kaprije to Skradin, a beautiful town with rich history situated at the mouth of river Krka is a special experience. Passing through St. Ante channel at the entrance to the town of Šibenik will offer you a magnificent view of the town dominated by the cathedral of St. Jacob and three fortresses guarding over it.  You continue sailing through the Šibenik bay and canyon of the Krka river until, after the curve, the town of Skradin appears in front of you. In Skradin, you can overnight in the ACI marina or anchor in the bay. Further than that, you cannot go with the sailboat but if you would like to visit waterfalls of the Krka National Park you will need to go with the tourist boats. SIGHTS: town of Skradin, Krka National Park

 skradin optimizirano za web ivo biocinaSKRADIN, AUTHOR: IVO BIOČINA, SOURCE: HTZ, CROATIAN TOURIST BOARDWWW.CROATIA.HR

6th DAY THURSDAY
SKRADIN –
PRIMOŠTEN – 24NM

Primošten is a charming small town grown out of the fishermen village. Its beautiful location on a peninsula and the gorgeous beaches make it very attractive to the tourists but in spite of this Primošten has preserved the authentic atmosphere of the small Dalmatian town. The old town is characterized by stone houses and narrow streets with the church and bell tower at the highest peak of the place. Primošten is well-known for its vineyards which are to be found on te hills in the vicinity of the town. In the UN center in New York there is a photo of Primošten's vineyards hung.  

primosten optimizirano za web sergio gobboPRIMOŠTEN, AUTHOR: SERGIO GOBBO, SOURCE: HTZ, CROATIAN TOURIST BOARDWWW.CROATIA.HR

7th DAY FRIDAY 
PRIMOŠTEN – SPLIT – 29NM

The town of SPLIT, the nowadays capital of Dalmatia expanded itself from the Diocletian palace, a palace built by Roman Emperor Diocletian in the 3rd century. It is the world's best-preserved palace from late antiquity and on UNESCO's list since 1979. mostly for the reason that the palace continues to live a full life, it is not only a monument from the past. Mooring in our base marina, ACI marina Split.

SIGHTS/THINGS TO DO/ATTRACTIONS
Diokletian palace - http://www.visitsplit.com/en/1316/split-in-1-day
Marjan hill – nice view of Split

split optimizirano za web ivo biocinaSPLIT, AUTHOR: IVO BIOČINA, SOURCE: HTZ, CROATIAN TOURIST BOARDWWW.CROATIA.HR   

8th DAY SATURDAY
SPLIT – CHECK-OUT

It is time to say GOODBY  ...... but only until next time since we are sure you will like your week of sailing the Croatian islands so much that you will come back