Croatia, Pula/Istria
Discover the enchanting beauty of Istria, a land of thrilling adventures and timeless charm on the Adriatic coast. Dive into the vibrant marine life and explore hidden coves, hike through lush forests, and conquer rocky cliffs for an adrenaline-fueled experience. Indulge in gastronomic wonders, uncovering truffle treasures and savoring fresh seafood, while immersing yourself in the rich history and warm hospitality of this captivating region.
Pula, where your route begins, is a picturesque gem in the Istrian peninsula that fascinates with its ancient Roman ruins, including the impressive Pula Arena, a well-preserved amphitheater.
The total length of the route is about 200 nautical miles.
Since the islands in this region are relatively compact, the points of the suggested route can be easily modified or excluded depending on weather conditions and the crew's mood.
The sailing time is approximate and calculated based on an average sailing speed of 6 knots. The actual time will depend on the choice of the marina, weather conditions, yacht specifications, and crew skills.
Pula Marina - Pomer
Day 1 Embark on a thrilling journey from Pula Marina to the charming village of Pomer. As you sail along the pristine coastline, take in the breathtaking views of the Istrian landscapes. Upon arrival in Pomer, explore its quaint harbor and enjoy a leisurely stroll through the village. For history enthusiasts, visit the nearby archaeological sites to unravel the region's rich past. End the day with a delightful seafood feast at a local tavern, savoring the flavors of the Adriatic.
Recommended docking spots Pomer:
ACI Marina Pomer
20 nm, 3.3 h
Pomer - Rabac
Day 2 Set sail for Rabac, a coastal gem renowned for its sparkling blue waters and beautiful pebble beaches. Don't miss a visit to the old town of Labin, perched on a hill, where cobbled streets lead to art galleries, charming cafes, and local craft shops. Wrap up the day with a magical sunset view from the waterfront, sipping on refreshing cocktails.
Recommended docking spots Rabac:
Marina Rabac
25 nm, 4.2 h
Rabac - Opatija
Day 3 Cruise towards the enchanting town of Opatija, nestled amidst lush greenery and azure waters. Opatija is a paradise for nature lovers, offering a network of scenic walking and biking trails along the coastline and through beautiful parks. For a touch of history, explore the elegant Austro-Hungarian architecture and the historic Lungomare promenade.
Recommended docking spots Opatija:
ACI Marina Opatija
Admiral Marina
30 nm, 5 h
Opatija - Punat
Day 4 Navigate through the turquoise waters towards the delightful island of Krk, where Punat awaits with its idyllic bay and a rich maritime tradition. Explore the small islet of Košljun, home to a Franciscan monastery and a small museum displaying an impressive collection of cultural artifacts. Dive into adventure with water sports like jet-skiing, kayaking, or even trying your luck at sport fishing.
Recommended docking spots Punat:
Marina Punat
Anchorage at Punatarska Draga
30 nm, 5 h
Punat - Cres
Day 5 Sail towards the island of Cres, a nature lover's paradise adorned with hidden coves and untouched landscapes. Nature enthusiasts can embark on hiking trails through verdant forests, with a chance to spot rare griffon vultures circling above. As the sun sets, immerse yourself in the island's charming ambiance by strolling through the quaint streets of Cres town, where medieval architecture and local shops beckon exploration.
Recommended docking spots Cres:
ACI Marina Cres
Marina - Shipyard Cres
40 nm, 6.5 h
Cres - Mali Lošinj
Day 6 Cruise towards Mali Lošinj, a picturesque island town known for its vibrant marine life and aromatic pine forests. For a touch of culture, visit the Apoxyomenos Museum, home to a fascinating ancient bronze statue. Nature lovers can rent bicycles to explore the island's scenic trails and hidden beaches.
Recommended docking spots Mali Lošinj:
Mali Lošinj Marina
Marina Lošinj
30 nm, 5 h
Mali Lošinj - Pula Marina
Day 7 On the final day of this remarkable journey, sail back to Pula, relishing the memories of a week filled with awe-inspiring landscapes, exciting adventures, and authentic Istrian experiences.
Remember that for docking at restaurant docks or private bays, it is necessary to coordinate the conditions with the respective owners or managers in advance. Make sure to contact them in a timely manner to arrange docking and dinner reservations. In the case of marinas, check for availability and coordinate the details beforehand.
40 nm, 6.5 h
Enjoy one last stroll through Pula's ancient streets, marveling at the majestic Pula Arena, a testament to the city's rich history. As the sun sets on this extraordinary adventure, raise a toast to new friendships and unforgettable moments, cherishing the magic of Istria and the boundless spirit of exploration.

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