Croatian Islands Boat Itinerary: from Trogir to Pula Sailing the Kornati Islands

Croatia coast, dotted with islands and islets, is becoming a destination increasingly important in the nautical charters’ panorama of the Mediterranean Sea.



This is thanks above all to locations of renowned beauty that guarantee a wide choice of itineraries and tourist ports scattered along the entire stretch of the Croatian sea that guarantee safe and efficient landings. This is the case of Trogir, a beautiful town and convenient marina, perfect as a base for a sailing holiday in the Kornati Islands.

The itinerary we propose to you in this short article develops right between these islands. In fact, we will set sail from Trogir heading north to go up the Adriatic Sea. Along the way we will stop in some of the best-known islands of the Kornati archipelago such as Dugi Otok and Krk, to reach our final destination, the town of Pula, the main center of the Istrian peninsula.

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Why sail from Trogir?

Thanks to its central geographical position to the eastern Adriatic coast, Trogir is one of the most important Croatian tourist ports for those who decide to visit the Dalmatian coast, Montenegro, and beyond.

It is located in Dalmatia, a Croatia region overlooking the Adriatic Sea, and precisely in its central part, bordered by the river Krka to the north and river Neretva to the south. Its proximity to another important Croatian city, Split, makes Trogir easily accessible by air. The Split International Airport is indeed only a few kilometers from its historic center.

About its moorings, Trogir marinas are essentially two: It is possible to moor directly along the quay or even in front of the historic center, with electricity and running water supply. For those who opt for this choice, we recommend positioning the boat in the eastern part as it is generally less busy by tourist traffic, both people on land and boats in the water.

Alternatively, there is a marina located on the other side of the canal. It has 180 berths for boats with a maximum draft of 18 meters and it offers a variety of services including technical assistance, a petrol station, various charter agencies, and a restaurant.



7 Days Boat Itinerary from Trogir to Pula

  • Day 1: from Trogir to Brac island

We start our cruise by heading to the neighboring Brac island to visit one of the most popular beaches in all of Croatia.

Brac is the largest central Dalmatian island with a beautiful Mediterranean landscape characterized by steep cliffs, pine forests, and deep waters.

It is really worth spending your day enjoying the Zlatni Rat beach, also known as the “golden horn”. It is a very famous arrowhead-shaped beach made of sand and pebbles located in the village of Bol. It is so famous that it appears on most Croatian postcards.

  • Day 2 – Day 3: from Brac island to Dugi Otok

Still little known to mass tourism, Dugi Otok is a quiet place to spend a relaxing holiday surrounded by nature. Its name means “long island” and due to its particular shape, it is in fact 43 km long but only 4 km wide.

Its main attractions are the beaches, in addition to its enchanting landscape which, especially along the south coast, offers impressive cliffs overlooking the sea, while to the north, milder slopes are covered by olive trees and low vegetation.

The most famous attraction of Dugi Otok is the beautiful Telašćica bay, which divides the southeastern tip of the island in two. The area, still uninhabited, has been declared a natural park and is the ideal destination for those who want to escape the crowds and find a corner of paradise. Its enchanting landscape alternates stretches of Mediterranean scrub with limestone rocks, with cliffs overlooking the coast that exceed 160 meters.

Another famous natural attraction of the island is the salt lake of Mir, created by an underground channel that reaches the sea through the porous limestone.

There are numerous beaches in Dugi Otok. Among the many, that of Saharun (or Sakarun), with white pebbles and an intense turquoise sea, is more reminiscent of a Caribbean island than an Adriatic beach.

  • Day 4: from Dugi Otok to Pag Island

Pag is one of the most fascinating Croatian islands, famous for its traditions and above all for the nightlife but also for its enchanting beaches bathed by a blue sea and surrounded by a harsh and barren but incredibly suggestive natural landscape, formed by karst rocks and areas of Mediterranean scrub.

On a cultural level, the city of Pag reigns supreme. It is a charming village built by the Venetians in the fifteenth century where you can breathe an atmosphere of other times, with narrow streets, low stone houses, and old men sitting outside their homes chatting.

If, on the other hand, you are looking for evening and night entertainment, the town of Novalja, the second inhabited center of the island, is an unmissable destination for people of the night with its wide choice of bars and discos that attract an audience of young people looking for summer adventures. This little Ibiza is a succession of beach bars that surround the three main clubs, where the evenings never end.

On the other hand, young people from all over Europe come to Pag to spend long nights in the disco to the sound of the trendiest music or to participate in the very popular electronic music festivals on Zrće beach.

  • Day 5 – Day 6: from Pag Island to Krk Island

The island of Krk is the largest and most popular of the Croatian islands thanks to the quality of its services and the cleanliness of its waters and beaches, so much so that it deserves the European Blue Flag.

Although villages in Krk are pretty and worth a visit, the beaches are the real tourist attraction of the island. Almost all of them are gravel and pebbles, but you can also find more or less large and hidden sandy beaches. Here is a list of the main ones:

Porporela, city beach of Krk located 5 minutes walk from the historic center;

Vela Plaža, the most famous beach on the island and one of the most famous in all of Croatia, is almost 2 kilometers long and is perfect for those who, in addition to sunbathing and swimming, love walking;

Vela Luka, beautiful and suitable for those who love nature and tranquility. It is less crowded than other beaches because it cannot be reached by car but only by sea or on foot along long paths;

  • Day 7: from Krk Island to Pula

We set sail to Pula to relax and enjoy the last day on board.

Pula is an important city on the Istrian peninsula overlooking the sea. It boasts, among the numerous attractions, an exceptional Roman amphitheater in perfect condition, the famous arena of Pula, with the sea that can be glimpsed through the arches of the walls and the white color of the stone creating a striking contrast with the blue of the waters.

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