Zadar sailing route – 7 days of relaxation

About this program

This is a 7 (Saturday – Saturday) day sailing trip starting from Zadar and is for those who want to rest, swim and enjoy the sun i.e. there is not that much sightseeing.

Please note that all restaurants and activities listed are only suggestions, and are not included in the price. The trip can be changed according to your wishes, meaning stops can be added or removed.

About the route

Starting point: Zadar

Arrival: We can arrange a transfer from the airport to the marina for you. The transfer is not included in the price.

About: The Adriatic Sea is the northernmost arm of the Mediterranean Sea and very calm compared to other Mediterranean seas. The great thing about sailing holidays in Croatia is its climate. Especially the coast. It has mild and wet winters and very hot and dry summers. The sea temperature is very high during the summer. They vary from 22 to as much as 28 degrees Celsius. Croatian coast is very rugged, very indented, with hundreds of small islands, bays, coves, and all kinds of defilades.

This route is located in central Dalmatia. One of the most visited places in the area is the city of Zadar. Zadar isn’t just a tourist city, it consists of the old and new part. The old part of town is on a peninsula connected to the new part with a stone bridge.

Don’t miss the opportunity to catch one of the „most beautiful sunsets in the world”

Itinerary

Day 1
Exploring Zadar

The plan for the first day is to arrive on a Saturday in Zadar and get to the Marina. Your check-in on the boat will be at 5 PM and you will spend the night there. Zadar is one of the most vibrant and fascinating towns on the Adriatic. Steeped in history but with a dynamic cultural life, it’s impossible to be bored there.

Activities
Must see attraction: Greeting to the Sun & Sea Organ
Take a Zadar walking tour
Gastronomy
Proto food and more – traditional Dalmatian cuisine with a twist of modern
Pet bunara – the food here is local-seasonal-organic and you should not miss it
Pancake bar Marvel – numerous combinations of sweet and salty pancakes
Day 2
Island of Dugi otok – Telaščica bay

The area of Nature Park Telašćica is a peaceful area with beaches on one side and wild and steep cliffs on the other.

Activities
Visit the Grpašćak viewpoint or take a walk to lake Mir (Peace)
Visit the cliffs of Dugi Otok rising up to a height of 161 metres and reaching down to a depth of 90 metres
Gastronomy
Konoba Tilago – great place for relax and try some typical food
Konoba Krsovica – dine in the tree shade and enjoy some grilled fish
Day 3
NP Kornati – islands Levrnaka and Piškera

Kornati National Park is often mentioned as a “nautical paradise” in tourist publications. You will sail through the 89 unforgettable islands, islets, and reefs in the Kornati National Park.

Activities
Swimming, diving and snorkeling
Wild bird and animal watching
Hiking
Gastronomy
Konoba Jadra – fresh fish and fantastic lamb for you to try
Day 4
Zlarin island

Zlarin is a combination of untouched nature, rich tradition, hospitable inhabitants, and attractive offers. Because motor vehicles are forbidden, you can really enjoy nature in its purity.

Activities
Go on bike rides and hikes ( “Put Klepca“ path)
Try kayaking
Gastronomy
Konoba Aldura – the house specialty is tuna steak
Restaurant Koralj – great choice for a relaxing dinner
Konoba Prslika – meat, fish, fresh vegetables, whatever you want, they have
Day 5
Skradin island – NP Krka

The national park is a vast and primarily unaltered area of exceptional natural value, including one or more preserved or insignificantly altered ecosystems. The purpose of the park is primarily to serve science, culture, education, and recreation.

Activities
Take a boat trip to the park entrance and visit the waterfalls
Gastronomy
Konoba Dalmatino – great place to try beef pašticada
Restaurant Skala – great place for meat lovers and vegetarians
Evala – the place to try traditional Skradin cake
Day 6
Island Vrgada – relaxation time

A small island where motor vehicles are forbidden and you can enjoy your day on the beach.

Activities
Vrgada is your last opportunity for relaxing before going back to the shore
Gastronomy
Restaurant Bracera – great place to enjoy fresh prepared meals
Hakuna Matata beach bar – enjoy your cocktails on one of the best beaches in Croatia
Day 7
Back to Zadar

On the last day, you will make a stop on the Babac island for a quick swim and lunch. After that, you will sail back to Zadar where you can enjoy your last evening and check out on Saturday morning at 9 am.

Picking a boat type

Picking out the type of boat to go with will generally come down to your budget, the group size, and preferred method of sailing. Moreover, different sailboats available can be chartered independently or with a fully-staffed crew.

Find your yacht
Sailboat
2-12 people
The most popular boat for active travelers and couples. They offer the classic sailing experience and tend to vary in size from 30-64 feet.
Starting from 1000 EUR pw
Catamaran
2-12 people
This offers a more smooth sailing experience compared to the normal sailboat and are the perfect choice for bigger groups or families. The sizes often range from 38-70 feet, with the average being around 42 ft.
Starting from 3500 EUR pw

Interested in Zadar route?

Are you interested in visiting Zadar archipelago and explore its secret coves and beaches? We have answers to those questions and many more. So don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team today!