Nautical

GUIDE TO THE ISLANDS

Breezing Zadar

Feel the breeze of the alluring Adriatic Sea, moor your vessel in the welcoming harbours and eco- friendly marinas, discover the beauties of stunning nature parks and swim in turquoise waters of serene coves. While you have a wonderful time sailing, boating, yachting or rowing in this amazing environment, do not forget to investigate the rich cultural heritage of the region and to enjoy some solid-ground activities on panoramic coastal and insular hills!

If you have a penchant for sailing or you simply enjoy a wanderlust of the open sea, the Zadar region is definitely your cup of tea! Its crystal-clear shores and lovely teal bays offer countless marine aromas and naval flavours to nurture your roaming spirit, as much as the popular hot beverage would nourish your waterlogged body! Among hundreds of islands and islets scattered across the region only 17 of them are permanently inhabited and cultivated by the human hand, which leaves you more than 600 square kilometres of the unoccupied coast to sail around and explore the area. Feel the breeze of the alluring Adriatic Sea, moor your vessel in welcoming harbours and eco-friendly marinas, discover the beauties of stunning nature parks and swim in turquoise waters of serene coves. While you have wonderful time sailing, boating, yachting or rowing in this amazing environment, do not forget to investigate rich cultural heritage of the region and to enjoy some solid-ground activities on panoramic coastal and insular hills, which will shift your perspective, provide a completely different vantage point of the seamless blue and deliver wondrous views that will embed deeply in your mind and enwrap your entire being!

Naval Bliss
Naval Bliss
TB Zadar Region Archive
Naval Bliss
TB Zadar Region Archive
Naval Bliss
Naval Bliss
Naval Bliss
Naval Bliss
TB Zadar Region Archive

NAVAL BLISS

Zadar Region

Every great sailing adventure leaves sweet and lasting memories forever kept in a swelling heart and an elated mind, so come to experience maritime bliss of the region!

Whether you sail around pine-covered islets of the untouched bays or you decide to spend more time exploring jagged cliffs and rugged surfaces of the rocky islands, your sailing experience in the region will be utterly enjoyable and entirely rewarding.

Set sail through the Zadar Channel, navigate your way across the Zadar Archipelago, circle around true gems of nature like the heart-shaped island of Galešnjak and meandering Telašćica Bay, visit sandy lagoons around Nin, discover heavenly coves of Pag Island and Long Island (Dugi Otok), linger in extraordinary spots like Sakarun Beach and the Queen’s Beach, stop in the beautiful harbours of Zadar and Nin and by all means rest in the exceptional marinas of Biograd and Sukošan!

Excellent Ports and Marinas
Excellent Ports and Marinas
TB Biograd Archive
Excellent Ports and Marinas
TB Biograd Archive

EXCELLENT PORTS AND MARINAS

Biograd Riviera

Every experienced seamen knows the true worth of a friendly port or a well-equipped marina and the Zadar region boasts many of them!

Historic circumstances required frequent harbours, moorings and anchorages all over the region, but terrific modern-day ports and marinas of the area have upped the ante and stepped up the game!

After an exhausting day of sailing the archipelago and filling your heart to the brim with natural marvels and distant horizons of the inviting sea, you will certainly not have to worry where to stretch your legs and hang your hat. The places like Zadar, Nin, Pag Island, Long Island (Dugi Otok) and many others have long time ago recognized great potential of nautical tourism, but the towns that provide the best marinas in the region are Biograd and Sukošan, with the two most outstanding being Marina Kornati and D-Marin Dalmacija, the largest marina in entire Croatia!

Charter and Regatta Hub
Charter and Regatta Hub
TB Biograd Archive
Charter and Regatta Hub
TB Zadar Region Archive

CHARTER AND REGATTA HUB

Biograd Riviera

The most indented part of the Adriatic is the one alongside the coastline of the Zadar region, specifically the area around Biograd!

The region has several top-notch marinas in the area, but Marina Kornati is undoubtedly one of the best in the country. 

With its hundreds of vessels owned by dozens of companies, high-end technical equipment, range of maintenance services, advanced eco-systems and pristine Blue Flag status, it has been regarded as one of the leading charter destinations on the Adriatic Coast. With over 40 annual regattas of all classes, over 30 sailing flotillas and ten thousand lovers of sailing attending each year, Marina Kornati is also the biggest regatta centre of Northern Dalmatia and a favourite gathering spot of many recreational and professional sailors, who often develop long-lasting friendships over a terrific meal in the superb local restaurant, recounting tall tales of their extraordinary seamanship.

Uninhabited and car-free islands
Uninhabited and car-free islands
Uninhabited and car-free islands
Uninhabited and car-free islands

UNINHABITED AND CAR-FREE ISLANDS

Say no to cars, yes to adventure

Meet the islands where everyone is welcome, except cars. Enjoy the pristine nature – for example, lie under the shiniest stars!

These islands are very special for many reasons, but what they all have in common is that they offer a different kind of experience – no cars. Become one with nature and get a feeling of how people used to live! One of the most famous ones is the Island of Silba. During the summer they are even bike-free. Luckily, you can see the best attraction by foot – the Toreta - a viewing tower with an external spiral staircase erected by Captain Petar Marinić in the 19th century in memory of his dearly missed love.  Afterwards, take a swim in one of the many hidden bays or rent a boat to reach Silba’s Pernastica Valley! Its neighbouring island is Olib, also known as a stress-free and car-free zone. It has a long history that goes back to the Roman times, but it’s maybe best known for its quality products such as cheese, wine and olive oil – the results of unpolluted nature. In addition to the architectural must-see spots, Olib is special because of one more thing – fresh water from Velebit’s springs. Speaking of natural attractions, we have to mention the Island of Vrgada. The best description would be “Mediterranean like it used to be”. Get into slow motion on the golden sand beaches, pine forests and beautiful fields. Learn what it means to relax the Croatian way

Say YES! to everything

SAKARUN BEACH

ISLANDS BY BIKE

CLIFFS

ST. MICHAEL FORTRESS

SEA KAYAKING

IŠKI KRALJI AND IŠKI LOPIŽ

SALJSKE UŽANCE

Nature park Telašćica
Nature park Telašćica
Nature park Telašćica
Nature park Telašćica
Nature park Telašćica
Nature park Telašćica

NATURE PARK TELAŠĆICA

Zadar Region

A natural choice for adventurists! Try not to be amazed by this nature park.

Telašćica is a wonderful bay and a designated nature park located on the south-east part of Dugi Otok (Long Island). This beautiful bay set in a harmonious environment includes 6 charming islets and is surrounded by 13 islands, all covered with lush vegetation of evergreen forests. Telašćica was proclaimed a nature park thanks to its rich flora and fauna, distinctive geomorphological phenomena, clear seabed teeming with marine life, as well as its interesting archaeological heritage. Choose your favourite spot among 25 small beaches, 161 m high cliffs, a salt lake with medicinal properties, picturesque and unusual islands and amazing viewpoints!

Olive island Ugljan
Olive island Ugljan

OLIVE ISLAND UGLJAN

Try liquid gold

Olive oil makes everything better. Even your vacation. Try it on the island of olives!

This region has had a long intimate connection with the "green gold" that grows in countless rows of fruitful olive trees. The whole area is lush with olive trees that delight the eye and exude a  rich pleasant fragrance. However, the island closest to Zadar, the green Island of Ugljan, is covered by exquisite olive groves. Its small village of Muline is the best place to discover the secrets of the trade and learn more about the ancient craft of great olive oil making. Taste the liquid gold and make some golden memories on this shining island!

Explore Destinations

IN ZADAR REGION

Zadar region

Nin Riviera

Biograd Riviera

Paklenica Riviera

Zadar

Pag