Kornati Islands - 7 Day Sailing Itinerary via Krka Falls
Day 1 - Sutomiscica – (Ugljan Island)
Sutomiscica, lies on the eastern coast of the island of Ugljan, 3 miles across the water from Zadar. Sitting in a beautiful bay of the same name, Sutomiscica is a quiet and relaxed town with a well provisioned, modern marina, making this a great stop for your first night. There’s a supermarket to stock up on any last-minute essentials as well as a few bars to help get you into the holiday spirit!
Day 2 - Pantera bay (Dugi Island)
Just under 2 miles northwest of the town of Veli Rat, this gorgeous crescent bay on the tip of Dugi Otok is surrounded by pine woodlands, beautiful bays and rich sea life. This is the perfect area to relax, wind down and enjoy the stunning scenery. If you’re feeling more energetic an early morning snorkel will unveil a myriad of colour and life. A short walk over to the western beach will introduce you to the iconic Lighthouse, which was built in 1849 and at 42m tall is the highest lighthouse in the Adriatic.
Day 3 - Telascica Bay (Dugi Island)
Once part of the Kornati national park, Telascica Bay has now been declared its own park authority, and it’s not hard to see why. With 6 islets and 25 small coves to explore all surrounded by forests of Aleppo pine and Holm Oak and not to mention some 400 species of plant, you really can’t help feeling that you’re in the heart of an island paradise! The emblematic cliffs in the area reach dizzying heights of 200m above sea level and provide a great nest area for huge numbers of bird species including the Peregrine Falcon and Eleanor’s Falcon. A short walk over to the Mir Salt Lake (home to the endemic Kajman eel) and back along the cliffs is a lovely way to spend the afternoon before sampling the fare of a local Konobo (restaurant).
Day 4 - Prvic Luka (Privic Island)
The island of Prvic is part of the Sibenik archipelago and a great stop on the way to or from the one and only Krka national park. The island has a population of around 400 people, concentrated mainly in the villages of Sepurine, and Luka. Prvic, meaning ‘the first one’, so named because it’s the closest to the mainland (around 1000m away) is covered with vineyards and olive groves. Our top pastime here is to relax and enjoy the gentle rhythms of island life, perhaps with a glass of locally produced wine.
Day 5 - Skradin Krka National Park (Mainland)
Nestled in the rugged valley of the Krka river, the iconic venetian terracotta rooves, and brightly painted houses of Skradin comprise a great jumping off point for the trip upstream. This area was declared a national park in 1985 and without doubt the jewel in its crown is the stunning Skradinski Buk waterfall. After a busy day of swimming, walking and exploration in the national park, why not retire to the peace and tranquillity of your yacht for a quiet meal in?
Day 6 - Kaprije (Kaprije Island)
Situated in the middle of the Šibenik archipelago Kaprije island is the dream destination for those wishing to get away from it all. Kaprije is a rare oasis full of clean air, due to being car free, which seems to have remained trapped in the past far from the modern world. The island which is said to be named for the capers which bloom here, is known for its unspoiled coasts and gorgeous swimming spot. If you’re lucky enough to befriend some locals, spending an evening playing balote (a traditional Croatian Bowling game) before finding a local restaurant and watching the sunset.
Day 7 - Sukosan
Located just 10km south east of Zadar airport, in Zlatna Luka (Golden harbour), with 1200 berths and 500 Dry berths Sukosan marina is a major nautical centre and great launch point from which to explore the Kornati National Park. Here you’ll find a variety of restaurants and bars to wile away your last evening and reminisce about the journey you’ve had! However, if you’re still full of beans and feel the need to burn off that extra energy there are many activities such as diving, surfing, biking and even rafting on the Zramanja.