Skradin - Žirje Vela Stupica
Žirje is one of the southernmost islands in the Kornati archipelago. It is located west of the coastal town of Šibenik in Dalmatia. With 103 inhabitants it is very sparsely populated. Many live from agriculture and tourism. Two mountain ranges run over the island of Žirje. The highest point, however, is only 134m above sea level. Mainly these prominent elevations are overgrown by evergreen bushes.
Žirje is far from the coast. That is why the island was used as a fortification against intruders as early as the 6th century. The Turks destroyed this fortification in the 16th century. Fortunately, parts have stood the test of time and can still be viewed today.
In addition to the sights from ancient times, the island is also lined with beautiful beaches. Many small islands surround Žirje. The attractive flora gives the island a special beauty. There are hardly any animals left on the island. The surrounding sea offers an ideal home for a variety of fish, crabs and corals making it a little paradise for divers!
The island has several beautiful bathing bays as well as wild, rocky beaches. The sea water is crystal clear and sailing boats are always anchored off the coast. The place Žirje, also called Sera, is a bit away from the sea. However, a path leads to a bay on the north coast and the port of Muna. The only shop on the island is here at the harbour. There are restaurants in some bays and in Žirje. The island is – like all Croatian islands – especially popular with yacht charters in Croatia, mass tourism does not yet prevail here.
Stringent cleaning procedures are already in-place across all boats globally for the well-being of our crew and guests. These will be further enhanced to meet government guidelines in the UK and Italy which are in place in July 2021 in relation to the COVID pandemic. These will include temperature checks prior to boarding; hand-sanitising stations in public areas; additional deep cleans of public areas including decks; social distancing if required. With each catamaran’s capacity at a maximum of 10 people including skipper and chef, if required in August, guests would remain in catamaran bubbles during visits to vineyards and other on-shore activities.