Atokos

Atokos is a small uninhabited island between Ithaca and Kastos. There are a couple of bays; Cliff Bay on the south side and One House Bay on the east side.

The island is privately owned. It’s home to a few goats, tended by a shepherd who visits every few days

One House Bay is nice and shallow, only about 5m deep. There’s a small pebbled beach. It’s a lovely lunchtime stop. It’s sheltered from the NW winds but still to exposed to make a good overnight stop.

Cliff Bay is a little harder, simply because it’s rather deep.

The islands was reported as being for sale in 2015 – a snip at 44 million Euros if you fancy it!

Saranda

Saranda is the capital of Albania’s riviera. For long popular with “local” holidaymakers from Tirana, it’s increasingly visited by international travellers. It’s well located for a visit to the ancient city of Butrint and for the historic mountain town of Gjirokastra.

Of course, the main attraction is the beaches. As often the case, the nicest of these are outside the main town.

In terms of provisions, the town offers all you would expect, with butchers bakers, supermarkets and a good fresh market. All you need for your holiday.

Kolona (Kythnos)

Kolona is a double beach. An isthmus of sand links an small islet to the main island of Kythnos, making a beach on either side of the sand bar. Kolona is a short distance from Kythnos’s main port of Merichas.

It’s a popular anchorage. There’s a restaurant on the beach which is open during the day. The beach gets extremely busy in high season and other than a couple of trees there’s little shade. So you might want to take your own parasol.

Those who are fit can make the walk in to Merichas. It’s about 3 miles. However, the first part of this is along the narrow road which can be a bit intimidating. It’s better to arrive sufficiently provisioned to sustain yourselves once the restaurant closes.

Marathonos

Marathonos is a bay just north of Perdika on Aegina island. There’s a small beach in the south east corner and several restaurants ashore. However, for more atmosphere, Perdika is only about a half a mile walk away and is highly recommended for a visit.

Marathonos offers fairly good shelter, especially in the south east corner. It’s a usable retreat if you find Perdika is full. But to me, if there were a choice, I’d take Perdika every time.

Trogir flotilla – 1 week

About the Trogir flotilla

The Trogir flotilla explores the coast down to Trogir, taking in places large and small. It’s an intermediate level flotilla, ideal for those with some previous experience.

Quick Choices - Zaton Flotillas
Difficulty:IntermediateBase: ZatonAirport: Split
Flights from:Gatwick, Luton, Stansted, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Belfast
Qualifications:to sail yourself: minimum RYA Day Skipper Practical or ICC plus one person with VHF certificate.
Other options:Skippers available or combine your flotilla with an RYA sailing course.

Of course the flotilla visits the UNESCO World Heritage site of Trogir, steeped in history. En route, the flotilla stops at the delightful village of Rogoznica. The village is set in an excellent natural harbour.

You also have a chance to visits the “island village” of Primosten. Primosten is now connected the mainland by a causeway. Finally, you will heading to the waterfalls of the Krka National Park.

The flotilla has an associated RYA sailing school. So you can take a qualification whilst enjoying the flotilla.

2020 Dates and Route Map

FlotillaMayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
Trogir23rd6th 20th4th 18th1st 15th 29th12th 26th
View the Trogir flotilla on a map

See About the maps for Key and more information. You can see photos of the area in the Dalmatia North gallery and the Dalmatia Central gallery. For what’s included see Flotilla inclusions and options.

Trogir Flotilla Itinerary

DayMilesDestination
1: Sat0Check in at Zaton Marina, Sibenik.
    2: Sun17
    • 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
    3: Mon16
    • 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
    4: Tue9A bay on Brac or Solta such as
    • 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
    5: Wed19Free sailing. Why not try:
    • 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
    6: Thu19
    • Skradin / Krka River / Krk National Park It’s worth a visit to Skradin just to sail up the river, but once there, a trip in to the Krk National Park is a must. After mooring your yacht, a short ferry boat ride takes you to the park entrance from where you can walk up to the first of 7 waterfalls which total ... Read more
    7: Fri6
    • Zaton Zaton is a small fishing and farming town. It lies at the north west end of Sibenik Bay, about 4nm from Sibenik itself. The village nestles at the foot of the Rastovac, Križeva Glava and Glavica Hills. There is a small charter base offering flotillas, bareboat charters and learn to sail courses. Traditional stone buildings surround the natural ... Read more
    8: Sat0Check out and depart
    Average21Note: you will do more miles than this!
    All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Lead Crew will keep you advised during the week. Flotilla names may differ from those used by the operator.

    More about the Hvar Flotilla

    The Trogir flotilla sails from Zaton, near Sibenik. The nearest airport is Split, about 50-60 minutes drive away. The operator offers optional airport transfers.

    Split is well served by direct flights from the UK. These are mainly with the low cost carriers though Croatia Air offer flights from Heathrow (generally expensive).

    The associated RYA Sailing School offers RYA Day Skipper, ICC and Competent Crew courses. These can either be done by taking an instructor on board, or taking a berth on a Tuition Yacht. You can also join the Tuition Yacht as a spectator only. This enables those not wanting a yacht to themselves to sail with the flotilla.

     

    Smokvica

    The island of Smokvica is a popular stopping off point for those heading north in to the Kornati National Park. There’s no ferry service so it’s lucky you have a yacht!

    The large hill is worth a climb for the views from the top across the park.

    There’s just one bay, Lojena, on the south side. It’s sheltered from all bar winds from the south.

    The island is uninhabited except by a few restaurant staff in the summer. There are two restaurants which provide quay space (provided you eat at their restaurant) or it’s possible to anchor with a line ashore.

    Zminjak

    Zminjak is a small island about a mile north of Murter. It’s uninhabited apart from the staff of the single restaurant. There’s no ferry service to the island so you need your own boat to get there!

    It’s a pretty spot but you may be disturbed by the regular passage of other boats, though things quieten down in the evening. It’s well sheltered aside from winds from the west or south west.

    Like most Croatian anchorages, it now has mooring buoys though there’s also a long jetty stretching our from the restaurant. You pay 200kn (2019) to moor or it’s free if you eat at the restaurant.

    There’s a pebbled beach which is very easy to get to: Just walk down the jetty!

    Mid Adriatic flotilla – 2 weeks

    The Mid Adriatic Flotilla Route

    Difficulty: Moderate          Departs: Saturdays from Seget Donji, Trogir

    Nearest airports: Split

    Direct flights from Gatwick, Luton, Stansted, Bristol, Manchester, Leeds & Newcastle

    Operates: Alternate weeks May to September

    2020 Dates and Route Map

    FlotillaMayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
    Mid Adriatic - 2 weeks23rd6th 20th4th 18th1st 15th 29th12th
    View the Mid Adriatic flotilla on a map

    See About the maps for Key and more information. You can see photos of the area in the Dalmatia North gallery and the Dalmatia Central gallery. For what’s included see Flotilla inclusions and options.

    Split Flotilla Itinerary

    DayMilesDestination
    1: Sat0Check in at Trogir's Seget Donji marina
    • 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
    2: Sun10
    • 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
    3: Mon25
    • 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
    4: Tue19Free sailing. Why not try
    • 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
    or for a more sailing
    • Vela Luka (Korcula) The pretty little town of Vela Luka is a located in a deep inlet on the western end of Korcula Island. This is a lively place during the summer months and has been home to mankind for over 20,000 years; with its sheltered harbour and myriad of coves indenting the inlet it easy to see ... Read more
    5: Wed10
    • Vela Garska (Vis) Vela Garska is a natural bay on the south side of the west end of Hvar. Surrounded by pine slopes it’s a lovely spot, little reached by tourists other than those afloat. There’s an underwater cave which makes it a popular diving spot. There’s a restaurant at the west end of the bay and there are ... Read more
    6: Thu18
    • 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
    7: Fri25Free sail suggestions: Plenty to choose from including
    • 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
    or
    • 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
    8: Sat9Free sail suggestions:How about
    • 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
    or
    • 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
    9: Sun24
    • 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
    10: Mon17
    • Kaprije The small green island of Kaprije is named after the capers that once formed the mainstay of the economy. The island is car free so it’s wonderfully peaceful. The population numbers only about 150. Most live in the only the only village, also called Kaprije. In addition to the capers, the island has relied on fishing, grape cultivation and olive ... Read more
    11: Tue20
    • Skradin / Krka River / Krk National Park It’s worth a visit to Skradin just to sail up the river, but once there, a trip in to the Krk National Park is a must. After mooring your yacht, a short ferry boat ride takes you to the park entrance from where you can walk up to the first of 7 waterfalls which total ... Read more
    12: Wed11
    • Zlarin Known as the Coral Island, Zlarin is a lush island near the mouth of the Krk river. The island is clad with pine and cypress forests, figs and olives. You can walk peacefully along the 20km of roads as cars are prohibited. The red coral for which the  island is famed is largely exhausted. However, there’s still ... Read more
    13: Thu30
    • 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
    14: Fri10
    • 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
    15: Sat0Check out and depart
    Average18Note: you will do more miles than this!
    All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Lead Crew will keep you advised during the week. Route names may differ from those used by the operator.

    Mid Dalmatia flotilla – 2 weeks

    The Mid Dalmatia Flotilla Route

    Difficulty: Moderate          Departs: Saturdays from Seget Donji, Trogir

    Nearest airports: Split

    Direct flights from Gatwick, Luton, Stansted, Bristol, Manchester, Leeds & Newcastle

    Operates: Alternate weeks May to September

    2020 Dates and Route Map

    FlotillaMayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
    Mid Dalmatia - 2 weeks16th 30th13th 27th11th 25th8th 22nd5th
    View the Mid Dalmatia flotilla on a map

    See About the maps for Key and more information. You can see photos of the area in the Dalmatia North gallery and the Dalmatia Central gallery. For what’s included see Flotilla inclusions and options.

    Split Flotilla Itinerary

    DayMilesDestination
    1: Sat0Check in at Trogir's Seget Donji marina.
    • 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
    2: Sun16
    • 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
    3: Mon17
    • Kaprije The small green island of Kaprije is named after the capers that once formed the mainstay of the economy. The island is car free so it’s wonderfully peaceful. The population numbers only about 150. Most live in the only the only village, also called Kaprije. In addition to the capers, the island has relied on fishing, grape cultivation and olive ... Read more
    4: Tue20
    • Skradin / Krka River / Krk National Park It’s worth a visit to Skradin just to sail up the river, but once there, a trip in to the Krk National Park is a must. After mooring your yacht, a short ferry boat ride takes you to the park entrance from where you can walk up to the first of 7 waterfalls which total ... Read more
    5: Wed11
    • Zlarin Known as the Coral Island, Zlarin is a lush island near the mouth of the Krk river. The island is clad with pine and cypress forests, figs and olives. You can walk peacefully along the 20km of roads as cars are prohibited. The red coral for which the  island is famed is largely exhausted. However, there’s still ... Read more
    6: Thu30
    • 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
    7: Fri23Free sail suggestions: Why not try
    • 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
    or for a shorter sail
    • 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
    8: Sat23Free sail suggestions:
    • 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
    or for a quieter spot
    • 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
    9: Sun13
    • 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
    10: Mon25
    • 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
    11: Tue19Free sailing. Why not try
    • 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
    or for a more sailing
    • Vela Luka (Korcula) The pretty little town of Vela Luka is a located in a deep inlet on the western end of Korcula Island. This is a lively place during the summer months and has been home to mankind for over 20,000 years; with its sheltered harbour and myriad of coves indenting the inlet it easy to see ... Read more
    12: Wed10
    • Vela Garska (Vis) Vela Garska is a natural bay on the south side of the west end of Hvar. Surrounded by pine slopes it’s a lovely spot, little reached by tourists other than those afloat. There’s an underwater cave which makes it a popular diving spot. There’s a restaurant at the west end of the bay and there are ... Read more
    13: Thu18
    • 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
    14: Fri18
    • 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
    15: Sat0Check out and depart
    Average19Note: you will do more miles than this!
    All routes may be subject to change for weather and operational reasons. Your Lead Crew will keep you advised during the week. Route names may differ from those used by the operator.