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   Welcome at MARINA SPINUT - Split
Our charter base in Marina SPINUT, on the northen site of beautiful Marjan peninsula  is well protected from any wind. It is a club marina well equipped with all modern facilities.

Marina SPINUT ( 43deg 31,0 N; 16deg 25,2 E ) is situated nearby centre of  historical town Split, and just 24 km far from Split airport. You can reach marina directly from airport by Taxi or Bus. Bus line TROGIR-SPLIT passing every 20 minutes and lead you to the Split Local station. From there you are on 15 minutes walk distance to Marina SPINUT. Bus ticket price is 20kuna (about 3 EUR). From Marina SPINUT you are on 15 minutes walk distance from Palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian built on year 299. in the centre of town Split. Inside Marina SPINUT there are two restaurants and Cafe bar, but even many more further along the coast promenade.


 

 

  Marina SPINUT - Split

 
  ACI marina TROGIR
ACI Mariana Trogir
 
  ACI marina SPLIT in the Port of Split
Port of Split
 
  Zlatni Rat - Golden Cape, Bol on island BRAC

 


 


 


 
CROATIA – GENERAL INFORMATION
Geographical position: Croatia stretches from the easternmost edges of the Alps in the northwest to the Pannonian Plain and the banks of the river Danube in the east, its central part is covered by the Dinara mountain range, while its southern part reaches the coast of the Adriatic Sea. Population: 4,437,460 Capital: Zagreb (population 779,145) - economic, traffic, cultural, and academic center of the country. Area: The mainland part covers an area of 56,542 km2, and the surface area of  the territorial sea is 31,067 km2. Coastline: 5,835 km; of which 4,058 km accounts for islands, rocks and reefs. The Croatian coastline with its 1244 islands, rocks and reefs ranks among the most indented coastlines. It has 50 inhabited islands. The largest ones are Krk and Cres and Brac. Lighthouses, coastal and harbor lights: a total of 600. Coastal radio stations: Rijeka Radio, Split Radio, Dubrovnik Radio. Along the coast there are more than 350 natural harbors and marinas suitable for sailing boats and motor boats. The Adriatic Sea represents the most deeply protruding arm of the Mediterranean connected to it by the Strait of Otranto. The Adriatic Sea spreads in the direction southeast-northwest in a length of 870 km, with an average width of 160 km. The territory of the Republic of Croatia comprises 48% of the coastal belt and 97% of coastline around the islands of the Adriatic Sea. The Mediterranean tidal wave lasts 12 hours, enters the Adriatic through the Strait of Otranto, spreads north and circulates along the eastern and western coast. The height of the tidal wave is 25 cm at the Strait of Otranto to 80 cm in the far north. Climate: Croatia has two climate zones; in the hinterland it is mainly a moderate continental one, partly even mountainous, while the area along the coast enjoys the mild Mediterranean climate with many sunny days, dry and hot summers, mild and rainy winters. The average temperature along the coast is: January 6-11 degC; August 21-27 degC. The sea temperature in winter is 12 degC, and around 25 degC in summer. Main winds in the Adriatic: maestral (northwesterly)  • bora (northeasterly)  • jugo (southeasterly)

ARRIVING BY LAND Travel documents: Passport or some other identification document recognized by international agreement proving the identity and citizenship of its holder. Information: Croatian embassies and consulates abroad or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Croatia (Tel.: 01 459 8018); e-mail:stranci@mvp.hr; www.mvp.h. Drivers are recommended to have the international “Green Card” issued by the insurance company. Customs regulations: • The customs regulations of the Republic of Croatia are harmonized with the standards of EU member states.  • The limit for the export of local currency is 15,000.00 kn.  • Valuable professional and technical equipment must be declared on entering the country.  • People traveling with pets (dogs and cats) must have an International Certficate issued by an official veterinarian demonstrating that rabies vaccinations are up to date- given at least 15 days earlier, but not more than 6 months earlier.  • Foreign citizens who spend more than 500 kuna are entitled to a VAT refund by handing to the customs authorities on departure from Croatia the filled in and stamped appropriate form “Tax cheque”.Information: Customs authority of the Republic of Croatia (Tel: 01 6102 333); www.carina.hr

NATIONAL PARKS AND NATURE PARKS IN THE ADRIATIC OR ALONG THE COAST
BRIJUNI
National Park consists of fourteen islands and islets covering an area of 736 hectares. They are situated along the southwestern coast of the Istrian Peninsula, separated from the mainland by the Fažana Channel. Apart from summer activities, the Veliki Brijun beach provides amenities such as tennis, golf, archery, bicycle and electric car riding as well as a ride in Tito’s Cadillac from 1953. The main destination for boaters is the harbor of Veliki Brijun with about ten daily berths providing power and water points. Upon arrival, boaters should report at the reception desk of one of the hotels in the harbor. Entering, as well as anchoring in the NP is permitted only in the main harbor of Veliki Brijun, whereas this is forbidden in other parts of the park. web-site: www.np-brijuni.hr
TELASCICA
Nature park situated in the southeastern part of Dugi otok. Boaters may enter the park along Cape Cuška (from the central channel) and from both sides of Gornja Aba island. From the southwestern side (from the open sea) along Cape Vidilica, and along Cape Punta Kadena on Katina island. During the afternoon hours park inspectors check the anchorages by boats, inspecting the park waters, issuing entrance tickets, and also collecting waste from anchored vessels. There are mooring buoys in the following coves: Sergovica (by the passage Mala Proversa), Mir, Tripuljak, Raknic, Kruševica and Kucimul. There is no extra charge for anchoring. Special permits are required for diving and .shing, which may be obtained from the inspector or inspector’s office at Mir Cove. web site: www.telascica.hr
KORNATI
National Park comprises altogether 89 islands, islets and reefs, and lies in the central part of the Adriatic. Official entrances to the Kornati National Park sea waters are Opat and Proversa. Each visitor should have a valid entrance ticket for each day’s stay in the park. Tickets may be obtained from the office - Javna ustanova NP “Kornati” in Murter, in marinas, charter companies and tourist agencies indicating ticket sale for Kornati National Park, and at reception-boats in the Park or at reception-boats in the Park or at the receptions of the National Park area: R.Žakan islet, Vela Panitula islet and Vruje Cove on Kornat island. The underwater world and islets in the area of the following islands are under special protection: • Purara, Klint and Volic reefs, as well as the marine belt at a distance of 3 cables from their coastline,  • Mrtovnjak and the marine belt at a distance of 1 cable from its coastline and from the national park border respectively,    • Klobucar and the marine belt at a distance of 1 cable from its coastline and from the center of the passage between the islets of Klobuèar and Gustac respectively,  • Obrucan Mali and Veliki and marine belt at a distance of 1cable from their coastline and up to the middle of the passage between Obruèan Veliki islet and Levrnak island respectively. Anchoring and overnight are permitted in the coves Stiniva, Strižnja, Statival, Lupeška, Tomasovac-Suha punta, Sipnata, Lucica, Kravljacica, Gujak, Smokvica, Ravni Žakan, Vrulje, Lavsa, Opat, Piškera and Anica on Levrnaka. Special permits are required for sports fishing. These may be obtained from the Kornati National Park office or the listed reception desks. Individual diving is permitted only through authorized agencies. web site: www.kornati.hr
KRKA National Park covers the greatest part of the Krka River and its surrounding area, stretching between Skradin and Knin. You can sail to marina Skradin from where excursions are organized by NP boats. Entrance tickets for national park visits are available on board. You are not allowed to enter the park waters with your own boat; diving and fishing in the park are forbidden.  web site: www.npkrka.hr
MLJET
National park situated in the northwestern part of Mljet island, which lies on the far south of the Croatian coast, west of Dubrovnik. Each visitor must have a valid ticket that may be purchased at the NP entrances: Crna Klada (mainland entrance and park boundary), Pomena and Polace (coves and harbors within the NP). Only oar-propelled boats may enter the NP lakes. Anchoring is permitted only in the coves of Pomena and Polace. A permit, obtained from the NP office, is required for recreational fishing. However, fishing is not permitted in the areas of Malo and Veliko jezero (lakes), as well as the Soline Channel. Diving is permitted only with prior notice of the exact time and diving site, for which a NP permit is charged. Diving is prohibited in Malo jezero.  web site: www.np-mljet.hr

OPEN SEA VOLCANIC ISLAND
JABUKA volcanic island, lies some 70 km northwest of Komiza on the island of Vis. Due to magnetite that can be found in the black, volcanic rocks on the island, compasses become completely useless in the vicinity of this island. Jabuka is a very large, steep, 97 meter high cliff in the shape of a pyramid. Placed in deep waters, isolated from other islands and channels, Jabuka is exposed to strong winds. Even moderate winds cause large waves on the open sea, therefore one needs a lot of experience and luck to dock on the island. The surrounding waters are rich in fish. Due to the harsh climate, there are only two endemic species: black lizard and the plant Centaurea ("zecina"). Till some 50 years ago, the island was home to an endemic type of carnation, nowadays extinct. The island is both a remarkable and frightening sight during nice weather in summer but in winter, when the winds blow causing large waves, Jabuka turns into a life-threatening adventure.

BOL on island BRAC
The ZLATNI RAT beach spreads to the west of Bol and is one of the biggest and most beautiful natural beaches on the Adriatic. Like a tongue stretching almost half a kilometre into the sea, it grows with the drifting deposits of tiny pebbles, changing its shape depending on the wind and the direction of the waves. Bol is a paradise for surfers because of the favourable wind, which always blows. There is an array of high-class hotel complexes and private apartments along the beach and the coastal promenade.In the vicinity of the town centre are a baroque summer house, castle, parish church and the small square “pjaceta”.On the eastern side, a Dominican monastery, one of the most beautiful in Europe, rises on the Glavici peninsula.Only two hours walk from Bol are sites of exceptional value - the Blaca desert (church and monastery from the 16th century) and Zmajeva spilja (a cave rich in reliefs, and home to Glagolitic priests).
The island of Brač is the highest and third largest island in the Adriatic Sea. The island is well known for its quality stone used to build many palaces. This is the island with the only stone mason school in Croatia.

The island of Brač is the highest and third largest island in the Adriatic Sea. The island is well known for its quality stone used to build many palaces. This is the island with the only stone mason school in Croatia.

PALAGRUZA island and lighthouse

PALAGRUZA island is situated in the middle of the Adriatic sea, between the Italian and Croatian coasts, 68 NM south of Split and 26 NM south of the island of Lastovo. Lighthouse was built in 1875. This island of exceptional beauty is Croatia's furthest island. The island itself is 1400 m long, 300 m wide and 90 m high, and is covered in Mediterranean vegetation.

According to church records, Pope Alexander III was on Palagruza on Ash Wednesday, March 9th, 1177. While traveling with his fleet of ten galleys, he was impressed with the archipelago's beauty and decided to make a stop. He was served dinner on a small plateau on the island of Palagruza Mala, that has ever since been called "Papina njiva" (Pope's Field). After its stay on Palagruza, the fleet headed for the island of Vis, then towards Zadar and finally Venice. There is an archeological site on the island Palagruza Velika, while numerous finds bear witness to the fact that Plagruza was the island of the Greek hero Diomedes. The island is a nature reserve with numerous endemic species of flora and fauna.
The surrounding waters are the Adriatic's richest fishing area.

 

 

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