Because they are best in the Adriatic, the coral divers of the island of Zlarin have brought fame to the island. There is a souvenir shop where you can buy red coral, which can only be found using secret underwater maps made by the coral divers. The town’s quay is well protected from south and and southeast winds.
Each year the yacht club of Zlarin organizes three regattas: Zlarinska regata krstaša, Latinskin idrun na kureja and the New Year’s Zlarinska regata krstaša. Latinskin idrun na kureja is reserved for wooden boats built by hand in old, traditional ways, and propelled by Latin Sails (mainsail, triangular sail).
Did you know that That Anthony Maglica, the owner of the well-known company Mag-Lite, comes from Zlarin? Mag-Lite flashlights are among the ten most famous American export products, used by astronauts and deep sea explorers, among others.
THE ISLAND OF DONKEYS
Logorun, an island near Tribunj, became the first reserve of donkeys in the world thanks to the efforts of the Association for the Protection of Donkeys. You can now visit Logorun. The population of donkeys are gentle, friendly and full of joy. When leaving the island, it is customary to take a few dried figs with you as a souvenir.
Small island of Prvić is situated in the Šibenik Archipelago. It has two small island villages: Šepurine, situated on western part of the island, and Luka, situated on southeastern part of the island. A walk between the two villages takes only about 15 minutes. There are no cars on the whole island, except a fire trucks and bicycles.
Harbor in Luka is protected from NE wind.
Karapanj is the smallest inhabit island in the Adriatic, covering only 0.36 km2 (0.14 square miles). A tiny island of Krapanj, shallow as a plate, is famous for its sponge divers. You can walk around Krapanj in only 20 minutes, while experienced swimmers can easily swim to it from the coast. Island is approachable from southwest.
The Krka River runs through deep limestone canyons and into a string of lakes formed by natural dams and waterfalls before flowing out into the Adriatic near Sibenik. One of the most visited cascades of waterfalls is Skradinski Buk – the last, the longest and the most beautiful on the Krka River.
The entrance Skradin offers organized boat transport, and there are boats on every full hour.
Sightseeing at Skradinski Buk is made possible by a network of footpaths and wooden bridges.
The total length of the footpaths is 2,000 meters. The time required for sightseeing is about one hour.
Estuary of River Krka
In the estuary of river Krka, sea water can be detected all the way to Skradinski buk, and fresh water can be traced in the sea to the island of Zlarin. The Krka estuary is 23,5km long – from St. Nicholas Fortress to Skradinski buk.
It is an area rich in shellfish, fish and salt water fish and a paradise for black mussels. There are also oysters, date shells and St. Jaques shells. The most numerous fish is the gray mullet, but there are also conger eels in abundance. Prokljan is the richest habitation of sea-horses.
ARCHIPELAGO NATIONAL PARK
Croatians have a legend that when God had finished creating the world he found he had a small collection of white rocks left. He casually tossed them into the water off the coast of Dalmatia, and when he looked again he found he had created perfection in the form of Kornati Islands.
“On the last day of the Creation, God desired to crown His work and thus created the Kornati Islands out of tears, stars and a breath”, wrote George Bernard Shaw.
The Kornati group consists of almost 150 separate islands scattered over 230 square kilometers (89 square miles) of sea. The national park protects the islands and their reefs and waters. In fact, 75 percent of the protected area is water. There are no rivers or streams on the Kornati; it is pure Karst substrata that is cut by fissures and dotted with caves and grottoes. The white limestone under the coastal shallows is what gives the water its heavenly blue color. The cliffs to the southwest, which are up to 80 meters (262 feet) high are the most prominent coastal features on the Adriatic coast of Croatia. Kornati is easily the largest island, and it gives its name to the entire group. It is 25 kilometers (16 miles) long, but very narrow, measuring just over 32 square kilometers (12 square miles).
The Kornati Islands are a sailor’s paradise, replete with innumerable quiet coves. The only marina is at Piskera with 120 berths.
A FEW TIPS & DO NOT MISS:
LOJENA BEACH situated on northwest part of Levrnaka Island is the only sandy beach in the Kornati archipelago. It is more than 300 meters long. There is a sandy seafloor in the sea, stone pebbles on the beach amid surroundings of pine trees and Dalmatian bushes. There is konoba (restaurant) about 150 meters away from the nearby olives groves. Protected from the southerly and southeasterly winds.
MODRI BOK BEACH situated on Vrulja Island, the first cove after Vrulje.