Piškera – a Beautiful Marina at the Open Sea
Marina Piškera has found its place in the middle of the Kornati Archipelago (read our post on Kornati), between the islands of Jadra and Panitula and the open sea. It is equipped with around 120 berths for boats up to 30 m LOA and the draft between 2.5 and 3.5 m.
Since it stretches into the open sea, there is a lot of the wind that sometimes causes problems when landing. Still, despite the winds, nights at Piškera are usually calm and pleasant. Water and electricity are supplied between 8 AM and 10 AM and 6 PM and 12 PM.
There is also a store in the marina, but do not expect anything more than basic groceries. On the other hand, there is an excellent restaurant within the marina, while more sophisticated visitors can take a short ride by tender to Jadra restaurant on the opposite side of the bay.
Since Piškera has been the most developed remote fishing settlement on Kornati since the ancient times, there are some historical monuments at Jadra, along with a church which is still in function. The church becomes alive on the last Sunday in July when the inhabitants of Sali and other islands of the Zadar archipelago sail to this place to give honor to St. Mary.
Just a few steps to the west of the marina, there is a footpath leading towards cliffs which provide one of the most interesting sunsets in the entire Adriatic.
It is a special sensation to spend a night on the yacht in Kornati National Park, but an overnight stay in Piškera also has its advantages, especially in the case of unstable weather. The visitors to Marina Piškera also have to pay the entrance fee to Kornati National Park.
I wish you a calm sea, a fine wind and a strong mast!