Route 1 - 7 day - Istria region

1. Pula – Pomer
2. Pomer – Rabac
3. Rabac – Opatija
4. Opatija – Punat
5. Punat – Cres
6. Cres – Mali Lošinj
7. Mali Lošinj – Pula

Day one:

Pula – Pomer

Pomer is located in well protected bay of Medulin. It is close to very popular gravelly beach. ACI marina Pomer is situated in the northwestern part of Medulin Bay, which opens up between Cape Kamenjak and Cape Marlera. Due to numerous reefs and shoals it is recommended to approach through the main channel, sailing east of the islet of Fenera and then passing between the islands of Ceja and Bodulaš. As the sea is much shallower around Bodulaš Island, it is safer to sail closer to Ceja Island. There is a lighthouse on Cape Munat. Once deep inside the bay, steer toward the middle of the passage between Cape Munat and Cape Kašteja, and then toward the island of Pomerski Školjić, which should be rounded from the east. ACI Marina Pomer is recognisable by a distinctive white crane. The marina offers nearly 300 wet berths and 30 dry berths.

Once in Pomer, don’t miss to visit romanesque church of st. Flor, byzantine church of st. John with floor mosaic and the remains of Roman and early Christian graves.

Day two:

Pomer – Rabac

Rabac provides a great view of Kvarner Bay. South of the harbour lighthouse there are yacht moorings, with electricity and water. There are 7 moorings in port of Rabac suitable for vessels no longer than 14 m. The anchoring on the buoys in the bay is limited. In some places the seabed is unsuitable for anchoring. The sea depth near the waterfront by the boat crane near the camp is a maximum of 1,5 m. Anchoring is possible in NE part of the port which is not under the Port Authority. The cove is open to the sea, SE and S winds. The south winds could bring waves while the port is well protected from northern winds.

Guests to Rabac should certainly visit Labin, a nearby town of historical interest.

Day three:

Rabac – Opatija

ACI marina Opatija is located in Ičići, well protected from NE wind. Because of it’s more than 30 centuries long nautical tradition, Opatija is famous among sailors. Marina provides 283 wet berths and 35 dry berths.

From the sea the marina is easily identified by its breakwater. The harbour is entered from the NE. There is a lighthouse on the breakwater’s head. Water depth at the marina entrance is 7 metres. The speed limit within the marina is 2 knots.

Tourism in Opatija began inthe middle of the 19th century, so it’s obvious Opatija has so much to offer. Here are some of „must see“ locations in Opatija:

The oldest port in Opatija, small inlet locally known as Portić which was the starting point for the excursion boats of the traditional boatmen.

Kvarner – the very first hotel on Adriatic.
St. James church located on the site of the Benedictine Abbey which gave its name to Opatija.

The Croatian Walk of Fame – stars on the promenade with names of famous Croats. Experience the beauty of one of Opatija’s most beautiful parks – Angiolina park. Maiden with the seagull – the most famous statue in Opatija.

Day four:

Opatija – Punat

Punat is situated on the SW part of the island of Krk. It has so much to offer – beautiful beaches (especially between Punat and Stara Baška), lush vegetation, excellent cuisine, and numerous activities particularly for those seeking an active vacation, with activities such as water skiing, wind surfing, paragliding rides, water slides, jet skiing and many other activities on sea and on land.

Marina Punat is one of the largest and oldest marinas in Croatia. It is situated in a deep bay protected from winds offering 850 wet berths and 400 dry berths. Depth in front of fuel station is 3,5 m.

Day five:

Punat – Cres

The town of Cres is the largest town on the island of the same name. The town of Cres is a very popular destination among sailors, with berths available in the town harbour or in the ACI Marina Cres. It is possible to moor on the right side of the dock at the very entrance to the harbour, where there are about 10 moorings with electricity and water.

The modern ACI Marina Cres has an excellent position just south of the town. It is located in deeply indented cove of the Cres bay. The marina has 460 wet berths and 70 dry berths. There are metal buoys in front of the marina without light markings.

Cres harbour is approached through a 400m wide channel. As landmark you can use lighthouses on Cape Kovačine and Cape Križice. On entering the channel between these two lighthouses the Cape Melin lighthouse is clearly visible. Navigate with vigilance because of an underwater rock in its immediate vicinity so a distance of at least 50m from the cape should be maintained. The entrance to ACI Marina Cres is marked by harbour lights. There is a red light on the breakwater head, and a green light on Martinski islet. From Cape Kovačine to the marina the speed limit is 5 knots; within the marina the speed limit is 2 knots.

Day six:

Cres – Mali Lošinj

Mali Lošinj is a town situated on the southern side of the island of Lošinj. It faces the sea to the northwest. This is a very important port for nautical tourism so the town harbour is often full during the summer months. There are moorings and water and electricity hook-ups on the pontoons and waterfront to the north and south. The eastern waterfront is primarily for fishing boats, though when they are out, it is possible to dock here for a short period of time. From October to May, there is most often one small bridge in the harbour. Marina Mali Lošinj offers 150 wet berths and 100 dry berths.

The passage is 10 metres wide and the depth in low tide is 1.2 metres. Passage is only possible during periods of calm seas. The bridge is raised every day at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., except during the strong NE winds, when the waves are high and passage is dangerous or impossible. Right of first passage is for vessels from the northern side exiting the harbour

The museum of Apoxyomenos is the highlight and must-see of any visit to Mali Losinj. The centrepiece and namesake of the museum isApoxyomenos, a 1.9m tall 300kg bronze statue that dates from the period BC. The name refers to the Greek word for ‘man giving himself a scrape’ and depicts a beautiful athlete poised to scrape off the dirt and sweat after his exertions.

Day seven:

Mali Lošinj – Pula

In the morning, before sailing off to Pula, we suggest you to take a look at the graveyard around St. Martin’s Church with tombstones that provide a short history of the island.


Pomer: ATM, exchange office, restaurant, market, water, electricity, fuel station

Rabac: restaurant, water, electricity, market, ATM, anchorage, buoys

Opatija: ATM, exchange office, restaurant, fuel station, laundry, market

Punat: market, water, electricity, laundry, restaurant, fuel station

Cres: fuel station, water, electricity, restaurant, exchange office, buoys, ATM, market

Mali Lošinj: water, electicity, ATM, exchange office, restaurant, market, fuel station, buoys