If you prefer peace and quiet to popular tourist attractions, Slano is a great choice. The town is located in a beautiful natural environment, in a safe bay ideal for anchorage. We will provide you with information on when it is recommended to go sailing in Slano, and will also give you a list of sailing itineraries rich in interesting sights to see. Explore the picturesque Southern Dalmatian town!

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    Slano is a small treasure chest of Croatia, with pleasant weather, white shore, and crystal-clear water, all of this located in the stunning, untouched nature. Mediterranean plants and carob trees cast shadows on the pebbly sand of the beautiful beach. Far away from the noise of the city, this place is ideal for relaxation. The village is in a gulf, which is safe for boats in case of poor weather.

    Location of Slano

    Slano is barely 30 km away from Dubrovnik in the county of Dubrovnik-Neretva, which is the southmost Croatian county. The location itself is quite impressing, the town is in a 2 km long gulf. It’s a quiet and historical place. The population is under 600. As a port, it’s significant, as it can be the starting point of many wonderful trips to nearby islands, with boat and yacht rental services.

    History of Slano

    Slano is a real historical town. From the 2nd millennium B.C., it was already inhabited, its first residents were the Illyrians. Some of the tumuli they built you can still find next to the village. By the 14th century, Slano was among the most important towns of the seaboard. The boat trade grew big in the international port, and the town had a boat manufactory as well. The golden days of sailing came in the 16th century. Several well-known sailor families lived there, even members of the Spanish Armada. After World War II Slano’s tourism began flourishing, and since then it has only grown further.

    Main attractions in Slano

    The town has a genuine Adriatic atmosphere. The landscape of pure nature, narrow streets, stone houses, and Mediterranean trees is wonderful. It’s a place where you can let time stop for a while. Beaches along the gulf are divided into shorter sections, most of them are pebble ones. The water deepens slowly and gradually. You can find smaller cafés and romantic terraces all along the seaside, and even a very exclusive restaurant called Nono Restoran. The terrace of the houses directly faces the pier, so if you come by yacht, the special and delicious local dishes are just a few steps away.

    The most remarkable historical sights are the parish church of Saint Blaise built-in 1758. The Franciscan church and monastery from which the whole town is visible. And finally, the Governor palace which they rebuilt after the French occupation. Take pleasure in visiting these historical sites, the ruins of the castle, the church, the monastery, and the palace.

    Weather of Slano

    Slano has a pleasant Mediterranean climate with a lot of sunshine, warm summer and mild, rainy winter. Slano weather information.

    Rent a boat in Slano

    In 2014 a marina for 200 sailboats was built to improve sailing in the region. Since it‘s the southmost county of Dalmatia, it’s an optimal choice to rent a boat or yacht. From Slano all of South Dalmatia is approachable. If you wish for more, you should head to Peljesac Peninsula, which is the largest peninsula in Dalmatia, and the second-largest one in Croatia after the Istrian Peninsula. Besides the breathtaking scenery, it is a true surf paradise. Information about sailing in Slano


    Mostly local yachts stay in the port of Lopud. The water depth is 1.5-5 m. There are just a few temporary berths for shorter stays with a depth of 6.5 m. The huge traffic of yachts and ferries trigger strong seawater movements so check the tightness of your anchor. Moreover, it is important to keep a distance from the pier by casting anchor.

    There are plenty of ports in the area:


    Koločep ferry port lies 8 km from Dubrovnik. You can drop your anchor here. The water depth is 2-7 m. The water bottom is sandy and full of seaweed.

    ACI Marina Dubrovnik

    This well-equipped marina is 6 km from the old town of Dubrovnik. As you would expect, it is open all year round. It possesses 425 berths in the water and 140 on the land. The berths are able to accept a maximum 60 m long yacht.

    Port of Dubrovnik

    This port is located North-West 3 km from the old town of Dubrovnik near Gruz. There are restaurants, cafés, gift shops, exchange offices and banks nearby. You can even rent a car here. Furthermore, there are no restrictions on the size and length of yachts. The maximum depth of diving is 11 m. The water depth for anchoring is 42 m. Information about sailing in Dubrovnik, or rent a boat in Dubrovnik

    Marina Cavtat

    The port of Cavtat can be found in the western part of the old city, east of the Sustjepan peninsula. It can accommodate boats as long as 60 metres. The depth of the water varies between 1.5–4 metres. The port is well-protected; only the western wind may cause some inconvenience. Information about sailing in Cavtat or boat hire in Cavtat

    Sobra (Mljet)

    Sobra is the main ferry port where yachts can anchor at the V-shaped pier. The depth of the water is 4-5 metres. They offer fuel, and if you get hungry, you can go to Konoba Lanterna nearby. The only inconvenience you might have is the northeastern and southern winds in the wide bay.

    Polače (Mljet)

    Port of Polače can be found on the North-West part of the island of Mljet. The island lies near Dubrovnik, Korčula Island, and the Pelješac peninsula divided by the Mljet canal. Polače lies in the territory of the Mljet National park; it is, actually, an entrance of the park. You can find here a travel agency, food stores and a lot of diners. For getting ashore go to the North-West part of the bay. The water depth for berths is 3-4 m. Although by the Roman castle ruins it is only 2-3 m.


    The pier is mostly occupied by local yachts. The permanent berths are between the pier and the beach. The depth of the water is 1-3.9 m. Watch out for strong summer winds.

    Marina Lumbarda

    The harbour is located in Lumbarda Bay, in a wonderful natural environment. It accommodates 115 yachts, up to 25-30 metres in length. The depth is 8 metres. It has water, electricity and a shower; There is also a bar, a restaurant and a supermarket nearby. The harbour is open to sailors all year round.

    ACI Marina Korčula

    The harbour of the picturesque town of Korčula has 159 berths for yachts up to 45 metres long. The depth is 5 metres. There is Wi-Fi, laundry, gas station, ship maintenance is also provided. In terms of catering units, you will find a bar and a restaurant. The latter offers an excellent opportunity to taste Croatian cuisine and fresh seafood. Information about sailing in Korčula, or Korčula boat hire

    Marina Orebić

    The harbour on the southern side of the Pelješac peninsula can accommodate 220 yachts, up to 12 metres in length. The depth is 2 metres. As the large pier is used as a ferry port by ferries and small passenger ships, this space should always be left free for them. Information about sailing in Orebic, or rent a boat in Orebic

    Marina Lovište

    Lovište is located in a beautiful bay at the north-western end of the Pelješac Peninsula. Its harbour offers 20 berths for yachts up to 20 metres long. The settlement is also a popular stop for sailors due to its rich gastronomic offer. The delicious dishes are based on the excellent Dalmatian fish specialities.

    Marina Vela Luka

    The marina on the west side of the Island of Korčula has 45 berths for boats up to 17 metres in length. The depth of the seabed is 3-4 metres. The marina has a refuelling station, directly next to the yacht pier. Information about sailing in Vela Luka, or rent a boat in Vela Luka

    Also, don’t forget to visit the city of Ston which is home to the biggest and most famous shellfish farm in the country. We recommend Slano if you’re not looking for the cities from the guidebooks. Instead, you’d rather see an authentic, untouched side of the Adriatic region. It is the perfect location to dock for just a day, but if you find the atmosphere of this small town catchy, it provides several days’ worth of programmes. Find yacht routes in Dalmatia or choose another yacht charter in Dalmatia.

    Weather in Slano

    The climate diagrams are based on 30 years of hourly weather model simulations. They give good indications of typical climate patterns and expected conditions (temperature, precipitation, sunshine, and wind). The “mean daily maximum” (solid red line) shows the maximum temperature of an average day for every month for Slano. Likewise, the “mean daily minimum” (solid blue line) shows the average minimum temperature.

    Wind rose in Slano
    Wind speed in Slano

    The wind rose for Slano shows how many hours per year the wind blows from the indicated direction. The diagram for Slano shows the days per month, during which the wind reaches a certain speed.

    Rent a boat in Slano, and cruise around Slano

    Day 1. Slano – Okuklje (Mljet) 19, 20 km (11, 93 mi), Day 2. Okuklje – Polače 27, 37 km (17, 01 mi), Day 3. Polače – Brna (Korčula) 49, 62 km (30, 83 mi), Day 4. Brna – Vela Luka 28, 04 km (17, 42 mi), Day 5. Vela Luka – Lovište (Pelješac) 42, 09 km (26, 15 mi), Day 6. Lovište – Korčula (ACI Marina Korčula) 16, 50 km (10, 25 mi), Day 7. Korčula – Lumbarda – Slano 68, 07 km (42, 3 mi)

    Slano sailing itinerary

    Day 1. Slano – Lopud-island 13, 32 km (8, 27 mi), Day 2. Lopud-island – Cavtat 27, 99 km (17, 39 mi), Day 3. Cavtat – Budva 66, 32 km (41, 21 mi), Day 4. Budva – Bar 29, 54 km (18, 35 mi), Day 5. Bar – Lokrum-island 99, 12 km (61, 59 mi), Day 6. Lokrum-island – Sobra (Mljet) 46, 26 km (28, 74 mi), Day 7. Sobra – Prapratno-bay (Pelješac) – Slano 31, 77 km (19, 74 mi)

    Sailing itinerary in Slano
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