North Dalmatia Route From Split
There’s no better way to explore North Dalmatia than by a boat. Sail away and let this region captivate you with its never-ending beauty!
Visit numerous coastal towns and islands of North Dalmatia in only seven days at the sea.
Route in brief
Start your cruise in Split and head North to discover the best local attractions,
Captivating bays with crystal clear blue sea, rich history and stunning architecture, long sunny days… You will enjoy every minute of your vacation in this magical region!
Split (Nava marina) – Maslinica (15 Nm)
On your first day, visit the island of Šolta.
Maslinica is a small village with one of the most breathtaking sunsets located on the west side of Šolta.
Maslinica (5 Nm) – Skradin (32 Nm)
Sail away to Skradin and stop by the beautiful Krka waterfalls.
Skradin is simply magical in its each and every detail.
Skradin – Žirje (20 Nm)
The next step of your cruise is Zirje island.
It’s the furthest and the largest island of the lovely Šibenik archipelago.
Žirje – Kornati – Telašćica (10 + 20 Nm)
Kornati islands – National Park – are often mentioned as “nautical paradise” in tourist publications.
And really, in “slalom” sailing through the 89 unforgettable islands, islets and reefs in the Kornati National Park, you will test all of your nautical skills, particularly if the weather puts in some effort… You’ll need a valid ticket to sail through the National Park. The islands were made a national park in 1980.
Telašćica – Kornati – Rogoznica (38 Nm)
On your fifth day, head over to small coastal town Rogoznica.
You can use this opportunity to refuel and restock your boat in the excellently equipped Marina Frapa.
Rogoznica – Trogir (15 Nm)
North-west of Split lies another small coastal town – Trogir.
If you’re a history fan, you will love Trogir since it’s a home to many fascinating historic sights.
Trogir – Split (Nava marina) (12 Nm)
Use the opportunity to take a guided tour or at least a stroll through stone streets of an ancient palace that transformed into a city.
Just like Trogir, Split’s city core is also inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Places you’ll visit
Archipelago of seven small islands (Polebrnjak, Saskinja, Stipanska, Kamik, Balkun, Šarac and Grmej) is just one of many things that make Maslinica one of the most beautiful places on the Adriatic coast.
The restoration of the castle into a hotel and the construction of a nautical marina are turning this village little by little into the tourist center of the island that greets more and more guests each year. Apart from Maslinica, the boaters find the neighboring bay, Šešula, with its safe anchorage and unique gastronomical experience very attractive. During the year, Maslinica has about 200 permanent residents, but during the summer the number grows, and its accommodation’s capacity is about 400 guests.
Recommended restaurants: Šakajet, Martinis Marchi
Berthing possibilities: Marina Martinis Marchi
Bay Šešula: anchor can be dropped in the middle of the bay at a depth of 8 meters. Since the bottom does not hold anchor firmly enough, it is necessary to additionally tie the stern to the mainland with ropes.
In the loud morning silence that gets under your skin and the stentorian traditional folk klapa singing that touches your heart.
In the peace and quiet of the Visovac monastery and the burst of water drops of the Skradinski Buk waterfall. In each moment of enjoyment of food which has skillfully managed to escape both fridges and freezers which would rob it of its natural aromas and has arrived thoroughly fresh at your table. Such is Skradin, small, picturesque and filled with flavor, found at a point where the river passionately embraces the sea.
Such is Skradin, at the border of reality and fantasy. Such is Skradin, perfect, both in past and present. Recommended restaurant: Konoba Dalmatino Berthing possibilities: ACI marina Skradin “Konoba Vidrovaca jetty”; Jetty in Skradin – (only for guests of konoba Vidrovaca) Jetty is 40 m long, depth is 2 m (inside) and around 6 m at the end.
The Kornati archipelago is a separate and special island group located between Šibenik and Zadar islands,
The archipelago covers the area of about 320 km2 and includes about 150 land units, located either permanently or frequently above the sea. Kornati islands make 12% of all the islands in the Croatian Adriatic – 1264 islands, 67 of them inhabited. It has been long attracting the attention of yachtsmen, divers, mountaineers and other nature lovers. From Balabra to Samograd, distance of 35 km or 19 nautical miles (between Dugi otok (Long Island) and Žirje islets), and from Mana to Gangarol, distance of 13 km or 7 nautical miles (between the open sea and Pašman, Vrgada and Murter) there are four island chains in two groups. One of them is the Gornji (Upper) Kornati – Sit and Žut island chains with 51 land unit, and the other one is the Donji (Lower) Kornati with 98 land units.
Restaurants: on island Zakan – Ravni Zakan; on island Kornat – Ante’s in Vrulje, Opat in Opat cove, Mare’s at Katina
Berthing possibilities: ACI marina on island Žut or ACI marina on island Piskera
- Lojena Anchorage on the island Levrnaka
- Vrulje on the island Kornat
- Konoba Mare quay Jetty on the island Smokvica Vela
- Restaurant Mare on island Katina, restaurant has jetty with electricity and water.
A town which today is on the UNESCO list of the World Cultural Heritage as the best preserved Romanesque-Gothic town in Central Europe.
The ancient city of Trogir offers a lot of sights that are worth visiting such as: the Cathedral of Saint Lawrence with its remarkable portal by Master Radovan, the Kamerlengo Fortress, the Town Gate, the Čipiko Palace, the Town Hall, the Church of Saint Nicholas, the city museum, the picture gallery and the ‘Kairos’ art collection.
Restaurants: Alka, Kamerlengo
Berthing possibilities: ACI marina Trogir or SCT Trogir
Boats for your island hooping
You can take any of our boats from split and go island hopping…