NATIONAL PARK TOUR

Zadar - Sibenik - Krka - Trogir - Vis - Primosten - Kornati - Zadar

 

DAY 1
Boarding takes place in Zadar. Guests and crew will be formally introduced and lunch
will be served. Soon after, we will head towards Zirje or Prvic where we will spend the afternoon swimming. In the late afternoon we will be sailing to Vodice, a lively tourist destination with many shops, restaurants, and bars.

DAY 2
Sibenik is our destination today. It is the youngest of cities on the coast but at the same time the oldest Croatian town. It was not founded by neither Greeks nor Romans nor Byzantium but Croats. The best known building in the old town center is St. Jacob cathedral, most significant Renaissance monument in Croatia, which resembles a fortress. After walking around town we sail further down the river Krka. We anchor in Skradin, not far from the well known Krka's waterfalls. If you have the possibility to visit "Skradinski buk", best known for the waterfalls, where Krka falls into 17 waterfalls in one fall of 800 m, and one hundred meters of wide cascades from the height of 45,7 m. Be sure not to forget your swimming gear because swimming in crystal clear Krka just beneath the waterfalls is a unique experience. (Entrance to the National Park which includes a boat ride costs 8 € payable on the spot). We return to the Adriatic and sail toward Zlarin, a fisherman's town on the same called island in which port we will spend the night.

DAY 3
We will continue south to Trogir, a town under the auspices of UNESCO. It is a great experience walking in the afternoon or in the evening down the labyrinth of narrow streets, admiring the walls, towers, churches, frescoes and vaults or just take a glimpse into the old courtyards. We shall spend the night in Trogir.

DAY 4
Today we sail towards the forbidden island of Vis. There used to be a military air force takeoff and landing runway on the island, but it has been replaced by vineyards. The island was forbidden to foreign visitors. The most striking characteristic of this island is its lush sub-tropic vegetation growing everywhere. The town of Vis is the oldest town in Dalmatia. It was founded by Dionysus of Syracuse in 397 BC and named Issa, as the first Greek colony on the eastern coast of the Adriatic. We spend the night in Komiža, a peaceful and quiet town on the western part of the island.

DAY 5
We shall sail towards Primosten or Rogoznica, two pleasant tourist fisherman's towns. These towns lie on small islets connected to land with narrow embankments. We shall spend the night in one of those two ports.

DAY 6
"On the last day of creation God decided to crown his deed and thus created Kornati out of tears, stars and breath", wrote Irish writer George Bernard Shaw. Wonderful nature, numerous small and large islands and a crystal blue sea, making Kornati a paradise. They are the largest group of islands in the Adriatic, counting 147 islands, islets and rocks with total surface of 69 km2, scattered on an area of 230 km2. They stretch over a length of 35 km and width of about 13 km. We will sail its entire length and stop in one bay on its northern part to swim. We are spending the night in Sala on Long Island.

DAY 7
Swimming will be in a bay on the island of Ugljan, before sailing towards Zadar. The must see places in Zadar include the Roman forum, St. Donat church, St. Stosija cathedral and an unique sea organs whose sounds and melodies are created by the waves. We recommend exploring the shops, restaurants, and one of their many cafés.

DAY 8
After breakfast, guests will disembark.