Kornati Islands - 7 Day Longer Sailing Itinerary
Day 1 - Smokvica Island (Kornat)
Vela Smokvica is an uninhabited Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea located southeast of Kornat. The highest peak (Veli) is 95m high. The island has a lighthouse at the North and offers a bay (Lojen) in South which protects from all winds accept southerlies. There are only two restaurants on Smokvica which is indicative of the peace and tranquility to be had in the Kornati National park, and a great way to ease you into the relaxed pace of life here.
Day 2 - Sali Town (Dugi Otok)
Located on the east coast of Dugi Otok opposite the off-lying island of Otok Lavadara, Sali is the largest town on the island with a population of 1698. This is a great place to rent bikes or scooters to explore the edge of the Telascica National park and the Saljsko polje Olive grove where you’ll find olive trees as old as 700years! Fishing has been a main tradition for a thousand years as is attested by written documents from the 10th Century. The fishing is still going strong so be sure to try the fantastically fresh fish dishes, which are a local delight!
Day 3 - Ist Town (Ist Island)
Located northeast of Zadar, between the Islands of Skarda and Molat, Ist Island only has a permanent population of around 180. The port town of Ist lies in between the two hilly hemispheres of the island, the highest of which is straza reaching 175m above sea level. The island is lined with lovely sandy beaches which is a rare treat in coastal Croatia. We recommend taking the hike up to the St Mary’s Church for a better view over the Zadar archipelago (around 3km round trip).