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    Sailing holidays in Primosten

    A Guide to setting sail in Primosten: An oasis on the Adriatic

    Zizoo's Guide to Sailing in Primosten

    Explore the extraordinary coastlines and crystal clear waters of Dalmatia’s northern region, all from the comfort of your Primošten yacht charter. Primošten, a small town attached to the mainland only by a thin causeway, is a scenic resort island where you can wander the winding, cobbled streets lined with stone houses before returning to your chartered yacht to move on to your next destination while island hopping in Croatia.


    • Nearby Trogir with its perfectly preserved fortifications
    • The waterfalls at Krka National Park
    • Raduca beach, a favourite among locals
    • Best time to sail
      June – September
    • Currency
      Croatian Kuna
    • Boat base locations
      Primošten – Trogir – Zadar – Dubrovnik – Split
    • Languages spoken
      Croatian, English
    • Closest airports
      Split (SPU), Zagreb (ZAG)
    • Tips
      Krka National Park, World Heritage Town of Trogir, Raduca beach
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    Discover Dalmatia

    Although Croatia is beautiful year-round, the best time to sail in Primosten and around the Adriatic Sea is from June to September. Sailing conditions are ideal during this time of year which is also when most visitors choose to book their sailing holidays in Primosten. Croatia is not part of the European Schengen Zone, so be sure to carry your passport. The local currency is the Croatian Kuna.

    Primošten is easily accessible from the airports of larger cities like Šibenik and Split. The nearest airport is Split Airport (SPU). Split can be reached directly by plane from several cities in Germany and Italy. To arrive at your Primošten sailing holiday in Marina Kremik, you can use public transportation, taxi or a car hire. The main marina in Primošten provides a very sheltered place to moor during your sailing trip in Primosten.

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    Facade of St James Cathedral in Sibenik, Croatia
    St James Cathedral in Sibenik

    Primošten is an ideal destination for a sailing holiday, for family trips or a summer getaway with friends. The nearby coastal cities of Trogir and Šibenik are definitely worth a visit. In Trogir, a UNESCO World Heritage city, you can spend some time in the historic town square, sample some seafood at traditional taverns like Konoba Kaleta and enjoy a cocktail with the perfect sea view. In Šibenik you should visit the Cathedral of St. James or St. Michael's Fortress. Pelegrini is the place to go for fine dining with a view, while the wines at VINO&INO will quench your post-dinner thirst.

    Discover more World Heritage Sites that can be reached by boat in Croatia here.

    Near Primošten, Velika Raduca Beach is a popular place for families. But you'll also find more than 20 kilometres of beaches in the area, many of which are hidden in secluded coves best explored from your sailing yacht.

    Diving companies in Primošten, like Diving Centre Pongo, can show you where all the best dive spots are, especially for the World War II shipwrecks in the area. The water around Primošten is crystal clear, allowing for great snorkelling opportunities. If you have limited time on your boat tour, hiking around the nearby Krka National Park, distinguished by its incredible waterfalls, is a must-do. Swimming in the natural pools is a great way to spend an afternoon before sailing to your next destination.

    View of Zlatni rat beach in Croatia
    Sail to Brac to relax on Zlatni Rat Beach

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    View of the Adriatic and nearby islands across from Sibenik in Croatia
    Set sail to Sibenik

    When sailing from Primošten, it is recommended to cruise around Šibenik to spend some time on the scenic waterfront before moving on to Tribunj. This quiet place is well known for its summer donkey races, but there's also a secret beach near Sovje town.

    Skradin makes a good spot to explore Krka National Park from, while nearby Zlarin island is mostly uninhabited and provides great spots for snorkelling. Next, there's Šolta island and its beautiful little settlement of Maslinica. There's an archipelago of seven islands here worth exploring from your Primošten sailing holiday.

    There are many great anchoring locations in the area, including Danuvius Marina in Tribunj. On the island of Zlarin, the only berthing option is the harbour at Luka Zlarin, but it provides a quiet place to rest. Near Skradin, Marina Skradin or Skradin Quay allows you quick access to the town - the latter is the quieter option. Enjoy a night out on the town before coming back to your boat and or opt for a dinner onboard under the stars.

    Alternatively, you can spend time sailing around the Dalmatian Islands and historic cities south of Primosten. Stop in the many sheltered bays and coves as you make your way to the World Heritage City of Trogir. From Trogir, it's a short sail to the ancient city of Split. You can also explore the islands in the area such as Solta, Brac and Hvar. 

    Ancient columns and archways and part of a church in the main square of Split, Croatia
    Diocletian's Palace in Split
    Boats in a harbour on Brac island in Croatia
    Milna Port, Brac

    Marina Kremik is the main marina in Primošten, and its sheltered position makes it an ideal place to start your sailing holiday. The inlet is narrow, and there are no hazards upon approach. However, in poor visibility, keep an eye out for a few small offshore islets. Light to moderate winds prevail during sailing season, and storms are rare. With a typically Mediterranean climate, the summer temperatures of Croatia's coast will average between 24-26 degrees Celsius.

    In general, Croatia is an easy country to travel around.

    The Adriatic Sea around Primosten is extremely pleasant between the months of June to September. The waters are generally calm and the winds mild and refreshing. Most islands are equipped with marinas, but dropping anchor may be necessary in some places. If you do not want to sail your yacht yourself, booking a skipper with Zizoo together with your Primošten sailing holiday ensures your safety and comfort.

    Although Croatia is beautiful year-round, the coast around the Adriatic Sea is warmest from June to September.

    boats and people travelling on a dingy to the town of Primosten in Croatia

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    Zizoo's Guide to Sailing in Croatia

    Yacht charters on the coast of Croatia

    The nation of 1,000 islands remains one of our top destinations for sailing. Wandering through the winding streets of walled cities, touring the country’s diverse landscapes and savouring the local delicacies and wines in friendly local taverns and picturesque vineyards - do all this and more when you charter a yacht in Croatia. 


    • Incredible beaches
    • Rich cultural heritage
    • Stunning coastal cities

    • Best time to sail
    • Currency
    • Boat base locations
      Split, Dubrovnik, Zadar, Hvar
    • Languages spoken
    • Closest airports
      Dubrovnik, Split and Zagreb
    • Tips
      World Heritage Cities of Split and Dubrovnik, Kornati Islands National Park, party islands of Pag and Hvar