North Dalmatia covers the areas around Zadar and Šibenik with their associated islands. The most beautiful part for sailing is certainly the Kornati National Park. It consists of 140 islands, islets and reefs covering an area of 69 km², scattered over 300 km² of sea. It is an ideal place for everybody who loves seclusion and secluded coves with small restaurants where you can enjoy seafood.
The Krka National Park is located near Šibenik, and it can be visited by sailing the Krka River from Šibenik to Skradin. In this area, we would also like to recommend you to visit the town of Zadar with the Church of St. Donatus and the ruins of the Roman Forum around which the town was later created. Don’t miss out on the sunset on the town’s waterfront while listening to the sounds of sea organs, a musical instrument that transforms the movements of waves into music.
Sakarun Beach has gained its popularity thanks to the whiteness of its sand and the purity of its sea. It is surrounded by pine trees providing a very desirable shade during summer. It is approximately 800 meters long, while 250 meters from the coast the sea is 3.5 deep, which means that the bathing area is extremely large and shallow and thus suitable even for small children.
Telašćica Bay is the safest, most beautiful and largest natural harbor of the Adriatic Sea. It proudly displays its 25 small beaches, the cliffs or rocks of the island of Dugi otok rising up to 161 meters above sea level and going down to the depth of up to 90 m, and finally the “Mir” Salt Lake with medicinal properties.
Skradin is a small town on the Krka river, about 16 km north of Šibenik. ACI Marina Skradin is also located in the town, and it offers you the possibility to moor your boat and go visit the Krka National Park. Sightseeing tours are organized on park boats, and the ticket costs HRK 200. It is also interesting to sail the river to Skradin. Along the riverbank, there are shellfish farms offering their products to boaters.
Primošten is a small Dalmatian town built on an islet where the inhabitants of the time took refuge from the Turkish invasion. Later, over the years, the islet was connected to the mainland by an embankment, where its expansion continued. It is definitely one of the most beautiful places of the Dalmatian coast.
The easiest way to reach these areas is from the Zadar Airport, which is very well connected to the European cities during summer.