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!