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Istria and Kvarner

Istria and Kvarner

Istria is the most developed tourist destination, known for its diversity and beauty. It is rich in sites that boaters can visit thanks due to a number of marinas, and every Istrian town has its own special story. An ideal place to start your nautical adventure and explore Istria is Rovinj on the western coast of Istria. Be sure to visit Novigrad, Umag, Porec,Vrsar, the unavoidable Lim canal, and in the end the only archipelago in Istria – the Brijuni National Park, which is an indispensable point for yachtsmen, which will dazzle you with its nature and historical and archaeological sites, with the old historic town of Pula in the vicinity.

Kvarner stretches from Opatija in the north to Karlobag in the south. Here begins the journey down the thousand islands and it is a great start of the east Adriatic nautical route. The region is full of contrasts and diversity. Here are the biggest islands of Cres, Krk, Rab, which are on one side (northeast) completely bare, without vegetation, due to the strong winds that blow here, while the other side (southwest) is quite tame and the majority of settlements are located there. From Opatija, in only a few hours of sailing, you can relax in one of the secluded bays of the island of Cres, which is separated from the island of Losinj with a navigable canal dating from the Roman era. By sailing via the external route to the south, you will encounter the ever greener and numerous small bays, and, then, why not stop by and see the sandy island of Susak. The main nautical routes lead from the island of Krk, towards Rab, or along towards Cres and Losinj.

Charter routes through Istria can also be started at the Istrian peninsula, and the most popular route is the Unije, Cres, Rab, Ilovik, Susak. If you have some extra time, we recommend having the island of Cres included. ACI marina on the island of Cres is one of the most beautiful and most well maintained marinas on the Adriatic.