Apart from its good traffic connections to Central and Western Europe, this region has much more to offer to all sailing lovers: short distances between the islands, well-protected marinas and bays, beautiful landscapes and natural wonders, to name a few.
You can start your sailing trip in one of the marinas in the area - Pula, Cres at the same name island, Punat
at the island of Krk or Mali Lošinj
at Lošinj Island. Regardless of your starting base, this trip should include islands of Krk
. Shores of Cres and Lošinj are not much inhabited and sometimes appear abandoned; sailing along coastlines provides countless opportunities to drop the anchor for a swimming break or just to enjoy the untouched scenery.
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at Krk Island provides an excellent marina, fully equipped with all sorts of services for your boat, as well as facilities for accommodation and a pleasant stay at the marina. A trip to the historical island of Košljun
nearby is a must. Franciscan monks who occupy the island will be more than happy to welcome you and show you around the monastery, as well as the natural-historical, ethnological and art museums there. Unfortunately, it is impossible to reach Košljun with your own boat, due to shallow waters around it, but there is a ferry from the town key available at your convenience.
is a small island in the Northern Adriatic, WSW of Lošinj. It is made of yellow dirt, which made it famous, as this specific material is unlike any other in the Adriatic. A unique women's national costume, consisting of seven mini-skirts, is still nowadays worn on this island. Anchoring is possible in front of numerous beaches on the island, but beware of shallows and sandbanks.
The city of Rab
provides a well-protected marina at the city port, as well as good anchorages in the bays around it. Don't miss out the chance to climb up the bell-tower of St. Mary's Church and enjoy the view of the area.
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Not only will the infrastructure, natural and historical beauties amaze all sailor visitors, but the local gastronomy will entice modern nomads to pay a visit to the North Adriatic islands.
I wish you a calm sea, a fine wind and a strong mast!