Route for flotilla sailing Croatia 2018.VENICE & CROATIA Sailing ( North Adriatic Islands)
VENICE & CROATIA- sailing ( North Adriatic Islands)
VENICE-3 days 23.-25.08.2018.
VENICE, one of the most romantic cities in the world. The „City of Bridges“, sweethearts,lovers and poets, a magical city, perfect place to start for your holiday in the Adriatic.
- Day : Transfer from airport Venice (Marco Polo) to the Venezia- hotel. Dinner. Overnight.
- Day: Breakfast- 3 h visit Venice with guide,(walking tour). Afternoon free.Dinner.Overnight.
- Day: Breakfast-free time for individual activities in Venice till afternoon.
Transfer Venice to Croatia-Pomer. Overnight on the sailing boat.
The price includes:
-transfer in Venice airport-hotel
-2 x BB/DBL- hotel 4* center Venice
-2 x dinner typical restaurant in Venice
– walking tour visit Venice with guide
-transfer Venice-marina Pomer
8 days Sailing North Croatian Islands 25.08.-01.09.2018.
1.day Pula /Pomer
2.day Island Pomer- Island Unije- Island M.Lošinj
3.day Island M.Lošinj- Island Ilovik- Island Pag
4.day Island Pag- Island Rab
5.day Island Rab- Island Krk
6.day Island Krk- Island Cres
7.day Island Cres-Pomer
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Arrival / Departure: marina Pomer
Check in 25.08.2018. Check out 01.09.2018.
Duration: 8 days and 7 nights
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1.day Pula /Pomer
On the southern edge of the Istrian peninsula, at the very end of the new highway you will find the quiet and relaxing ACI Marina Pomer. Right upon arrival, you will already feel you are on holiday.
It is the best starting point to explore the northern Adriatic …
Once a mussel farm, today famed for its marina, Pomer lies in a well-protected part of Medulin Bay. The marina provides 250 berths and 50 boat places on land, together with all necessary facilities.
Following the fishing tradition, there are several well-known seafood restaurants. You can also find here a shop, bakery and other amenities.
This small fishing town has preserved its peace and quiet until today.
In the summer ACI Marina Pomer serves as a starting point or a half-way stop when cruising the Adriatic, while in the winter old friends and acquaintances gather in this gentle cove to bask in the Mediterranean sun. Part of the marina’s appeal is due to its proximity to excellent excursion and recreation destinations – the small islands of Unije, Susak, Velike Srakane and Male Srakane.
The marina is in the northwestern part of Medulin Bay, which opens up between Cape Kamenjak and Cape Marlera. Due to numerous reefs and shoals it is recommended to approach through the main channel, sailing east of the islet of Fenera (exact position 44°46.2’ N 13°57.2’ E), and then passing between the islands of Ceja and Bodulaš. As the sea is much shallower around Bodulaš Island, it is safer to sail closer to Ceja Island. When approaching at night, the course between the islands of Ceja and Bodulaš is marked by the lighthouse on Cape Munat (Fl W R 2s 9m 7/4M). Once deep inside the bay, steer toward the middle of the passage between Cape Munat and Cape Kašteja, and then toward the island of Pomerski Školjić, which should be rounded from the east. ACI Marina Pomer is sighted next. In daylight it is recognisable by a distinctive white crane.
Before you board the ship you should find out more about the history and well preserved Roman amphitheater. You will hear whispers of a story of mythical Argonauts, Romans, Venetians, Franks and the time of the Austrian and Hungarian Empire. The city-museum will present you with its buildings and monuments preserved from bygone times: the Arch of the Sergi, Temple of Augustus, Hercules door. After boarding we begin sailing, one of the most popular islands on the northern Adriatic Island of Lošinj.
2.day Island Pomer- Island Unije- Island M.Lošinj 29 n/m
Susak is a small island located in the north of the warm Adriatic sea (Mediterranean). It’s famous for it’s sandy beaches, beautiful folk costumes and yellow dost from which the island made. It is this yellow dust which makes Susak unique – even the the most experienced seamen will agree there’s no similar island in the whole Mediterranean!
On the island there’re no roads, noisy night clubs – there are only miles of dusty paths running across sand cascades, which connect the only village with coves on the other side of the island. During winter island is practically deserted. The only 200 people who live there throughout the year are the people who stayed behind during the big emigration wave to he United States. On Susak a special dialect is spoken, which is so different from standard Croatian that nobody in Croatia understands it.
Island UNIJE Koordinate: 44°38 ’51.37130”, 14°15’26.77444”
On the Island of Unije, in a little paradise of nature, car-free, only a few meters away from the sea, surrounded by the Mediterranean macchia and the scent of aromatic herbs, you can find ‘Unijana’, a small family run hotel and an agritourist centre.
In a stony, rustic, traditionally furnished house we can provide lodging for twenty-odd guests during the whole year.
Come as if you were coming home, or as in the times when you hurried cheerfully to the shelter of your grandma’s house. If you have a large family come, and bring those you have not seen for a long time, or just come on your own and make new friends. Become a part of the planetary family.
If you would like to enrich yourself with new knowledge or reward others with yours, Unijana is the right place for you.
If you need the simplicity of peace and relaxation, we are expecting you!
3.day Island M.Lošinj- Island Ilovik- Island Pag 21 n/m
Island Mali Lošinj
Arriving in Lošinj, just as the sun dips behind a glass of chilled Istrian white, you’ll find the travails of the journey melt away. Being relatively obscure and unspoilt, Lošinj offers the classic Adriatic idyll in near-pristine form: limpid turquoise seas, fine weather, rugged sloping scenery and a friendly welcome not least from loggerhead turtles and bottlenose dolphins. The island’s two postcard-perfect baroque Venetian fishing villages, Veli Lošinj and Mali Lošinj, look like early drafts of Portofino. It’s like Italy without the aspiration. Lošinj enjoys not one but three reputations. In the 19th century, the five-mile natural harbour that the island encompasses became the shipping hub of the Adriatic. The island was also the preferred holiday resort of the Austro-Hungarian emperor, Franz-Josef. Today, Lošinj is known as the “island of wellness and vitality”.
The location of Ilovik is ideal, situated in a small bay and protected from the north by the uninhabited islet of St. Peter where the local cemetary is located. The coast is easily accessible from all sides with numerous safe gentle coves. The largest cove with a sandy beach is Paržine on the south eastern side of the island.
There is a well-protected channel, 2.5 km long and 300 m wide between the two islands which serves as a harbour for the local fishermen as well as for the numerous boaters who come here to enjoy primeval nature. Its maritime zone is protected naturally from all winds, apart to some extent from the south wind (scirocco), and can provide a safe haven for yachts and smaller boats.
The island of Ilovik is covered with evergreen Mediterranean vegetation, holly-oak predominating and in some places there are small forests of Aleppo pine. Ilovik is called the Island of Flowers as oleander, palms, roses and other flowers grow around every house. High eucalyptus trees are a distinctive feature of this island.
4.day Island Pag- Island Rab 14 n/m
An island of fascinating “moon” surface with the most indented coastline on the Adriatic Sea. There are numerous sandy and gravel beaches among the kilometres long dry stone walls, old olive groves and the omnipresent fragrance of sage. The symbol of the island is the famous cheese from Pag acknowledged as one of the best in the world, lamb meat and lace, salt and white wine žutica. The town of Pag is a typical medieval town built according to the project of the Dalmatian genius architect Juraj Dalmatinac (George the Dalmatian). Among the stone and rock that glitters from north to south you will find fortifications and churches, archaeological ruins thousands of years old , from the old sunken Cisa to the abandoned old Pag. The biggest salt pan that determined the lives of the locals for years appears in a picturesque panorama. The refined costume of Pag and numerous traditions, unusual wetland landscape of Velo blato near Povljanja and Kolansko blato, in the heart of a rocky island, songs and unsurpassed gastronomy belong to the traditional reasons of touristic attraction of the island. Noisy youthful entertainment in the north of the island in Zrće Cove and the famous Pag Festival have given the island European recognition in this type of entertainment.
Marina ACI-Šimuni is situated in the west of Pag Island, in the Maun Channel. It can perhaps be considered to be the north entrance to Dalmatia, as it is the last marina in the Kvarner archipelago. Pag’s seemingly inhospitable landscape offers a different picture to what is usually seen elsewhere in the Adriatic islands – the colours are different here, the rocks’ structure is more peculiar, and the sun shines almost all the year round. A keen-eyed visitor will discover a veritable treasure-trove of history, culture, and food, as well as all the little things which the hard-working islanders toiled to create in order to survive in a unique environment – and to make it comfortable to live in.
In daytime a chapel to the southeast of the village serves as a landmark, and during the night the approach is marked by a green lighthouse on the southern tip of the entrance (Fl G 3s 7m 3M). The exact position of the lighthouse is 44°27.8’ N 14°57.5’ E. After passing the lighthouse, keep to the middle of the channel until the marina is sighted. There is a shoal on the western side of the entrance to the marina, and therefore the middle of the bay should be kept to when entering it. When approaching at night or in bura winds, it is advisable to head for a berth in the north-eastern sector of the marina.
5.day Island Rab- Island Krk 19 n/m
It is located between 44 ° 41 ‘and 44 ° 51’ north latitude and 14 ° 40 ‘and 14 ° 53’ east longitude.4 ° 53 ‘
In the summer of 1936, little-known Rab Island, close to the mainland in northern Croatia’s dazzling Kvarner Gulf, had an unexpected 15 minutes of fame. The UK’s new king, Edward VIII, had whisked off his married lover, Wallis Simpson, for a rackety booze-cruise around the Med and the Adriatic. (He’d had all the books cleared out of the library of their hired yacht, Nahlin, to make room for the alcohol supplies.) As the pair cavorted blithely on deck, smooching over cocktails, the world’s press took to the water in hot pursuit of the scandal.
Rab is one of Croatia’s smaller islands. Snapping out into the Adriatic like a jaunty little lobster with opened pincers, it’s just 22 km long by 11 km wide and has only a handful of settlements. But the capital-in-miniature, Rab Town, is a total knockout – a jumble of red-roofed medieval buildings with honey-grey walls crammed on to a tiny peninsula that juts out between the harbour and the nearby cove of Saint Euphemia. Four beautiful bell towers spear skywards like masts, and – on the western side – a thick stone shell of 15th-century city walls plunges into the blue of the sea to form a sturdy hull.
This island of wonderful natural diversity and gorgeous beaches, rich in history and cultural monuments dating to before the Romans, has not one, but two ACI marinas – Rab and Supetarska Draga. ACI Marina Rab is an ornament of its namesake town, Rab Island’s largest population centre and the focus for its culture, education and art, all fostered here for centuries. The marina is located in the town harbour and offers a plethora of amenities to boaters, from a restaurant to a maintenance and repairs shop. The island’s interior is just as impressive as its coast: as much as 35 percent of Rab is forest and fertile land, making it the second greenest Croatian island, behind Mljet.A sea blessed with plentiful fish and ancient trading routes, numerous medicinal herbs, the bountiful fruits of fertile fields, vineyards and olive groves, together with the inordinate friendliness of its people, make Rab an attractive destination at any time of the year. In addition, as organised tourism has been practised on the island since the late 19th century, there are no limits to the locals’ hospitality and their willingness to please each and every traveller.
From the sea the town of Rab is recognisable by its town walls and four bell towers. Rab harbour can be approached by sailing between Cape Frkanj, with a red lighthouse (Fl R 2s 5m 4M) and Frkanj Shoal, marked with a green lighthouse on a concrete pediment (Fl G 2s 6m 4M). The exact position of Frkanj Shoal is 44°44.9’ N 14°45.5’ E. It is also possible to round the shoal on the southeast. The harbour entrance is marked by a red lighthouse on Cape Sv. Ante (Fl R 1,5s 7m 3M) and a green lighthouse on Tunera Islet (Fl G 2s 14m 4M). Due to the presence of shallows in the vicinity of Tunera it is recommended to sail closer to the red lighthouse. ACI Marina Rab is located in Rab Bay extending southeast-northwest. The marina is protected by a breakwater with a green lighthouse (Fl G 1,5s 7m 4M) on its head. During strong jugo (south) winds it is not recommended to moor in the town harbour. The speed limit in the entrance channel is 3 knots for all vessels. The western ends of the marina’s piers are lit.
6.day Island Krk- Island Cres 30 n/m
geographic latitude: 45 ° 01.3 ‘
latitude: 14 ° 37.6 ‘
Explore the island of Krk, its rich history and stunning landscapes
Krk is Croatia’s largest and most populated island, it is also the most accessible one given that it has its own airport and is connected to the mainland by a bridge. With almost endless natural beaches, numerous intertwined authentic Mediterranean fishing villages and ancient towns boasting historical and cultural monuments, catchy laid back Mediterranean atmosphere and mouth-watering local culinary delights, Krk is one of most sought after island destinations in the northern part of the Croatian coast.
The town of Punat is situated in the southwest part of the Island of Krk, in one of the most protected bays on the Adriatic.
It is also the island’s olive-growing centre. Olive-growing, respectively growing olives and producing olive oil, is one of the oldest activities on the island Krk. The island Krk is exceptionally lucky since its geographical position determines climatic conditions of a predominantly Mediterranean climate but with a quite strong influence of the continental climate, guaranteeing the overall vegetation on the island, and thereby the olives as well, their special and unique flavor and quality.
Punat is one of the largest nautical centers in Croatia.
To talk about Punat, and not to mention the small island of Kosljun, is unimaginable. Punat and Kosljun have being connected for centuries; the lives of the Franciscan friars and the people from Punat are mutually intertwined.
- Founded in 1964., the oldest marina in Croatia.
- Located in a protected bay, protected from the winds.
- The marina offers 800 quality berths on 11 piers for vessels up to 45 m length (draft up to 3 m), as well as all maintenance services of the engine and hull.
- It is possible to accommodate 100 vessels with length up to 15m on land, the dry marina has the capacity to accommodate 400 ships up to 10 m length.
- Marina Punat has won a number of significant awards and has been acknowledged many times as the best Croatian marina.
7.day Island Cres-Pomer 23 n/m
If there is one thing to learn about Croatian islands, it’s that they are all different.
If you enjoy unspoilt nature and love exploring the diversity of life Cres is the best place for you. Here you can watch Griffon Vultures fly, contribute to their protection by adopting one and discover the wondrous phenomenon of Lake Vrana. And that is just for starters…
Cres is located in the northern part of Kvarner Bay with its southern side connected to the island of Lošinj by a lift bridge. There is an array of coves and shingly beaches scattered along its western and southern shores, while steep cliffs line the island’s north and south. In the northern sub-Mediterranean part there are high and dense forests of oak, hornbeam, elm and chestnut trees while the central and southern Mediterranean part is covered with rolling pastures and dense evergreen underbrush.
There are as many as 1,300 plant species thriving on the island of Cres which is equally rich in animal life, so this is a true paradise for nature lovers. Cres is one of the last habitats of the Griffon Vulture and home to freshwater Lake Vrana, a nature’s wonder with its surface located above and its bed located at 74 metres below sea level.
The island has plenty to offer in every way. In addition to beautiful flora and fauna Cres enjoys a rich cultural and historic heritage. It is home to numerous Liburnian castles, remains of ancient towns and Catholic churches, monasteries, remains from the Venetian period and present-day monuments. The history preserved here and old churches and villages that seem untouched by time will be a true treat for anyone with a penchant for organized or self-planned island exploration, as the Tramuntana area and the entire island are simply wonderful. All this, paired with an extensive choice of accommodation, restaurants and events, makes Cres an interesting and attractive holiday destination.
The large ACI marina on the island of Cres is situated in the very centre of the largest and at the same time the most sparsely inhabited Adriatic island. For years Cres has been a favourite destination of untouched-nature lovers and environmental activists from around Europe and the world; they come here for the griffon vulture – the world’s third largest bird, now to be seen only on Cres and two neighbouring islands – and for the unusual natural phenomenon of freshwater Lake Vrana in the heart of the island. Not unexpectedly, ACI Marina Cres has been awarded the Blue Flag, a reliable indication of the perfect quality of its water and the environmental awareness of its management.
Cres harbour is approached through a 400m-wide channel. Landmarks on approach are provided by lighthouses on Cape Kovačine (Fl (2) R 6s 9m 8M) and Cape Križice (Fl G 3s 9m 4M). The exact position of the Cape Kovačine lighthouse is 44°57.6’ N 14°23.7’ E. On entering the channel between these two lighthouses the Cape Melin lighthouse (Fl R 3s 6m 3M ) is clearly visible. There is an underwater rock in its immediate vicinity and a distance of at least 50m from the cape should be maintained. The entrance to ACI Marina Cres is marked by harbour lights. There is a red light on the breakwater head (Fl (2) R 5s 7m 3M), and a green light on Martinski Islet (Fl (2) G 5s 7m 3M). From Cape Kovačine to the marina the speed limit is 5 knots; within the marina the speed limit is 2 knots.
City of Pula