Dalmatia (Central): Ports

Descriptions of sailing destinations in central Dalmatia, in alphabetical order. Click the name to see full details. These give detail of what to see and do, and the facilities ashore. (I’m working on this section at present -ports without text are still to be done)

  • Baska Voda Baska Voda Read more
  • Bisevo Bisevo is a small island about 2.5nm south west of the island of Vis. It is famed for its Blue Cave. The morning sun creates a blue light inside the cave, whilst objects in the water appear silver. The limestone cave was originally accessible only via underwater channels. However in 1884 an opening about water level was ... Read more
  • Bol (Brac) The oldest town on Brac, Bol sits at the foot of the highest mountain in the Adriatic islands, Mt. Vidova Gora. The area is rich in history but the main draw is Zlatni Rat beach. This V-shaped pebble and sand beach sticks out to sea – the name means Golden Horn. It’s about a kilometre west of the ... Read more
  • Brist Brist Read more
  • Drasnice Drasnice Read more
  • Drvenik Veliki / Luka Drvenik (Drvenik Veli) Drvenik Veliki is a great place to relax, at one with nature on this rugged island. It’s the only town on the island but the population is less than 200. The island’s economy depends on fishing, olives and, you guessed it, tourism. But this is no swinging holiday resort. Take a stroll though the olive groves ... Read more
  • Gradac Gradac Read more
  • Hvar The capital of the sunniest island in the Adriatic, Hvar is rather schizophrenic. In high season it’s an aspiring St Tropez where the jet set can party the night away before recovering at one of the upmarket beach clubs. At quieter times its a historic cultural centre and a must see destination for your yacht charter. Hvar was ... Read more
  • Igrane Igrane Read more
  • Jelsa Jelsa Read more
  • Kastel Stari Kastel Stari Read more
  • Komiza (Vis) Komiza has a reputation of being slightly rough around the edges and the locals like to keep it that way! Once the lair of pirates, the picturesque 17th and 18th century village of Komiza is a lively place to spend the night and a lot of Croats talk fondly of Komiza’s bohemian ways. Raise your ... Read more
  • Kremik Kremik, just south of Primosten, is a well sheltered bay. The bay houses a large marina. It is a useful resting place when the small harbour at Primosten is full. You can walk over the hill between the two, though the path is not well marked. Ask the marina office for directions. Alternatively you can ... Read more
  • Lovisce (Scedro) Lovisce (Scedro) Read more
  • Makarska Makarska Read more
  • Manastir Manastir on the island of Scedro is a delightfully serene cove. Somewhat narrower than you expect, the head of the bay is occupied by the crumbling ruins of a 15th century monastery and a lovely restaurant. Surrounded by trees and ancient overgrown gardens, it doesn’t take too much imagination to understand why the site was ... Read more
  • Marina / Marina Agana Marina Agana is a lovely marina located in the village of Marina. Confused?! Once you get here, all will become clear. With its distinctive old customs tower or Kula looming over the harbour, the tiny village of Marina is a very welcoming place. Charter yachts are often picked up or dropped off here as well ... Read more
  • Maslinica (Solta) This little fishing village is a lovely spot and you can still get fish fresh off the boat. The inlet at Maslinica looks out over the little archipelago at it’s mouth and the hills are dotted with pines and olive groves. Other than fellow yacht charter crews, there are few tourists as Maslinica has no ferry service. ... Read more
  • Milna (Brac) The Russians based their fleet here during the Napoleonic wars, in the days before half the harbour in the centre of town was turned in to a marina. Which was probably the most excitement the place has seen. Described in one review as a great place to relax on account of there being nothing to do, ... Read more
  • Omis Omis Read more
  • Palmizana and the Pakleni Islands Many yachts use Palmizana and the many nearby anchorages around the Pakleni Islands as a means to visit Hvar without doing battle in it’s busy harbour. Despite its alternative name, Hell’s Islands, it’s a beautiful spot. A water taxi service from Palmizana makes this a much more relaxing way to see Hvar. The water taxis return ... Read more
  • Podaca Podaca Read more
  • Podgora Podgora Read more
  • Povlja Povlja Read more
  • Primosten A small holiday town centred on an island now connected to the mainland by a causeway. The walls that once surrounded the old town have long gone, bar the gate through which one enters the main square. The square provides an excellent place for various events through the summer but is a bit over restored for ... Read more
  • Pucisca Pucisca Read more
  • Rogacic (Vis) Rogacic (Vis) Read more
  • Rogoznica Rogoznica is a charming and well protected harbour, marina and anchorage on what can be a very windy stretch of coastline. With its delightful old “island” village there is more to this town than first meets the eye. Pick up a buoy; drop the hook, back onto the quay or choose a marina berth, Rogoznica ... Read more
  • Sesula (Solta) Sesula is a small narrow inlet at the west end of the island of Solta, just south of Maslinica. It’s a pretty spot and provides good shelter. It lacks a beach but you can swim off the boat. There’s a dive centre here where you can hire scuba gear. Sesula is made more popular by its proximity to Split and ... Read more
  • Sicenica Sicenica Read more
  • Split The historical city of Split is Croatia’s second largest city, though with less than 200,000 inhabitants it’s pocket sized. The port is a hub for ferry services to outlying islands and Italy and the city is the cultural centre for the region, so there’s plenty to see and do. The Diocletians Palace at the centre of ... Read more
  • Stari Grad (Hvar) Stari Grad on the island of Hvar is a harbour with a mission. Stari Grad literally means “Old Town” and Stari Grad is one of the oldest in Europe. Actually, calling it a town is perhaps stretching it – take away the tourists and the population is only a couple of thousand. In 2016 the ... Read more
  • Stiniva Bay on S coat of Vis near the village of Marina Zemlja. Read more
  • Sumartin (Brac) This small sleepy fishing village is a pleasant contrast to some of the more touristy places in Dalmatia. It’s a popular retreat for Croatians with second homes who appreciate the calm. There’s not much here which is really the main attraction. There are a couple of pebbled beaches within about 20 minutes walk of the centre, ... Read more
  • Supetar (Brac) The main habitation of Brac and gateway to the rest of island, Supetar is a bustling traditional town. With plenty of alleys to explore, galleries to view, wine cellars to visit and restaurants to sample it’s a fairly typical Croatian coastal town. There are no great architectural sites – nobody seems to have been that bothered ... Read more
  • Sutivan Sutivan Read more
  • Trogir Trogir is not to be missed. A beautiful medieval town crammed with renaissance and Romanesque architecture, Trogir, oozes with an understated sophistication that will charm even the most jaded cynic. Moor your boat among the many other yachts than stop here and enjoy a night of revelry in surroundings of relaxed elegance. A World Heritage Site ... Read more
  • Tucepi Tucepi Read more
  • Uvala Drvenik / Krknjas (Drvenik Veli) Pretty little Uvala Drvenik (aka Uvala Krknjas) on Drvenik Island lies west of Trogir and Split. This luminescent turquoise bay is locally known as The Blue Lagoon and is an extremely popular place to anchor up for lunch, a swim stop or for a last night anchorage before returning your charter yacht to Trogir, Marina ... Read more
  • Uvala Splitska / Spliska Uvala Splitska / Spliska Read more
  • Uvala Stoncica Uvala Stoncica Read more
  • Vela Garska (Vis) Vela Garska (Vis) Read more
  • Vinisce Vinisce Read more
  • Vis Town / Viska Luka (Vis) Vis is an island of contrasts. The more prosperous town of Vis languishes on the north eastern coast facing the its upmarket rival Hvar, while the hardworking fishing town of Komiza occupies the western end of the island. Vis has seen more than its fair share of conflict. Since 3000BC Vis has played host to every ... Read more
  • Vrboska (Hvar) This fishing village is known as “Little Venice” due to the canal with it’s low bridges that winds through the centre. For added authenticity, the Venetians actually invaded and left behind some appropriate buildings! Vrboska is at the head of an inlet surrounded by slopes clad in pines, olive groves and vineyards. The village boomed in the ... Read more