This one week itinerary focuses on the southern islands of the Kornatis, including the Kornati National Park itself.
Venture further north into the Zadar Archipelago with a mulitude of islands, bays, harbours and coves to explore
Experience the entire length of the Kornati Islands with this fantastic two week itinerary thta canstart from any base
Biograd is one of our most popular departure ports in northern Croatia due to its central location and ease of access, but also as it is regarded a holiday resort in its own right. It has a population of just over 6,000 people and is noted for being the former seat of the medieval Croatian Kingdom.
Otok Zut is the second largest island in Kornati island group and is separated from the protected island of Kornat by a two mile wide channel. There are four possible mooring locations with the easiest being the ACI Marina located at the western end of the island. However we would recommend you stick to one of the bays on the north east coast, it's the prefect place to get away from it all.
Iz Island lies off the mainland coast of Croatia six miles SW of the port of Zadar and sandwiched between the larger islands of Ugljan and Dugi Otok. Although one of the smaller islands, at just under seven miles long and 1.5 miles wide, it caters well for the visiting yacht, with a small marina at its main harbour of Veli Iz and six other small harbours and anchorages around its shores.
Meaning “Long Island” in Croatian, the widest point of Dugi Otok at the settlement of Sali is little more than two miles across and its narrowest opposite the island of Ugljan under a mile. Most of the island’s dramatic west coast is steep and rocky, and the main settlements and anchorages are along its NE side. The marina at Veli Rat should provide everything you need for a visiting yachtsman.
Sali is in the southern part of Dugi Otok and has the biggest settlement on the island, with 1000 people living there. It’s also closest to the National Park of Kornati. Around the harbour you’ll see houses clustered around which date back as far as the 17th Century and earlier. Alongside these houses there’s a fish processing factory to the south which is a testament to main lively hood of the residents. Try the fantastically fresh fish dishes here, it’s a local delight!
On your second stop we’d recommend stopping in one of the other bays on the north east coast. The best two are Luka Zut and U.Hiljaca.
Biograd town is famous in Croatia and is well worth exploring on your final night. There is an abundance of historical sites which are well worth exploring. If however you fancy something a little more relaxing then you’ll find various beaches dotted along the edge of the city. You may also want to do some research into whether any festivals as Biograd is well known for these too!