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Saling in Kvarner

kvarner-mapThe Kvarner and sub-Velebit islands and coastline offer a completely different picture. In appearance the coastline appears savage, under mountains which rise right above the sea.

The northern side of the islands are often bare and furrowed by the bura, while the southern sides are overflowing with Mediterranean vegetation. Here we have the large islands of Krk, Cres, Lošinj, Rab and Pag, but also the smaller islands of Susak, Ilovik, Premuda, Silba, Olib, Ist, Molat and Ini.

On the coastline of some of these are also large and modern marinas like the one in I?i?i near Opatija or Cres and Punta on Krk… The usual nautical routes lie between the channels between these islands which they join the northern and southern Adriatic and so during the summer season they are filled with sail boats and yachts heading towards their destination in the south or returning from it.

This is a coastline with an abundance of bays and anchorages in which sailing enthusiasts will find places for enjoyment. It is enough to say Punta Križa, Artatore, Ilovik, Krijal, Brg bay to conjure up before the eyes a picture of a series of boats safely anchored. The sub-Velebit channel is the complete opposite.

The nearly completely bare coast descends steeply to the sea but it is also possible to find beauty and seclusion in the small coves, small bays or larger bays like Zavratnica.

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