Molat – A Calm and Quiet Spot when Wailing Zadar Archipelago

Photo Credit: Mladen Radolović / arhiva TZŽ Zadarske

The island of Molat is situated between the so-called Virsko more (the Vir Sea) and the open seas of the eastern Adriatic, and belongs to the Zadar archipelago. Although continuously inhabited since the Stone Age, it is not very inhabited nowadays. Since there are no children on the island, its school was shut down several years ago. However, thanks to its well-indented coast, Molat provides yachtsmen and sailors on charter yachts with a fine shelter when chartering a yacht and sailing the Zadar archipelago.

The village of Molat has a ferry port and a marina that can receive around twenty yachts, and is equipped with moorings, toilet/shower facilities, electric plugs and fresh water. There is a store in the center, near the church, while a bar and a fast food restaurant are located on the waterfront.

The neighboring Brgulje bay is equipped with buoys, while numerous coves provide a decent anchorage. Since Molat is not very developed as a tourist destination, visiting the island represents a fine break from fuss and noise of busier tourist destinations.

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If you take a walk to the village center, you may visit the local church and the picturesque cemetery. Continuing the walk to the opposite side of Molat, you will find the remains of a fascist concentration camp, in which around 20,000 people were captured during World War II. The path continues to a sandy beach, where fresh bread is available at the only bakery on the island.

Even though Molat is not a fancy yachting destination, it is worth paying a visit in case you want to take a rest from an exhausting sailing trip. A warm meal prepared on your yacht with a breathtaking sunset in the background will make your sailing trip to Molat unforgettable. If you are not a fan of cooking on board, a cold beer and tasty pizza on the waterfront could be a good excuse to abandon the yacht for a while.

I wish you a calm sea, a fine wind and a strong mast!

 

Janko

Janko

Janko is a professional skipper in love with writing. Our most prolific blogger, he has sailed the Adriatic from the north to the south. With an incredibly broad array of interests, Janko is an expert in a variety of topics, all of which he delivers to our readers in a clear, imaginative and often humorous manner.

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