Milna is located in one of the most protected bays on Brač Island, making it a favourable place among sailors. Thanks to its suitable location, it is an ideal starting point when exploring the island of Šolta or the famous Makarska Riviera. From this article, you can find out when it is worth sailing in Milna, and we will also help you with useful tips on how to make seven days sailing trip. Visit this idyllic town!
This article gives you an overview of the following topics:
- Weather of Milna
- Ports and islands around Milna
- Sail in Milna! Milna sailing itineraries
- Sailing in Milna: 1 week sailing tour
- 7 Days Milna sailing itinerary (longer)
- Marine gas near Milna, boat gas stations around Central Dalmatia
Weather of Milna
Visitors of the Central Dalmatian town can expect a pleasant Mediterranean climate. This means hot dry summers and very mild winters. The average maximum temperature is 30° Celsius in August and 11° Celsius in January. Thanks to the ideal weather, we recommend visiting Milna anytime between May and October.Check the sailing conditions and wind rose diagram of Milna.
Ports and islands around Milna
The town is popular among sailors. The three ports can accommodate more than 300 boats. The largest is the ACI Marina Milna with 170 berths, where boats up to 40 metres in length can drop anchor. The depth of the seabed is 6 metres. The port offers many quality services, and refuelling is also possible. Located on the northern side of Milna Bay, the Marina Vlaska offers 71 berths for boats up to 25 metres. The depth of the seabed is 15 metres. The Yacht Club Milna accommodates 100 boats of maximum 30 metres in length. The depth of the seabed is 3 metres. Information about sailing in Milna, or rent a boat in Milna
Port of Sutivan
Sutivan is located on the northern coast of the island of Brač, only 7 km from Supetar. Larger boats can anchor in front of the bay, smaller boats can berth in the port. The depth of the seabed at the entrance of the port is 6 metres, while along the quay it is 2-3 metres.
Port of Supetar
There is only a limited number of berths in the port. Supetar’s outer port is reserved for ferries and commercial vessels. In contrast, mostly smaller boats and yachts use the inner basin. The depth of the seabed at the entrance is 6 metres, 5 metres in the outer basin, and 3-4 metres in the inner basin. Information about sailing in Supetar, or rent a boat in Supetar
Port of Pučišća
This small port is located on the northeast coast of the island of Brač. It has 25 berths, of which about 8-10 are reserved for yachts. The depth of the seabed along the quas is 1, 2-2, 3 metres, and 3, 5-4, 3 metres in the middle of the port.
Port of Sumartin
Sumartin is a peaceful, idyllic place, even in the high season. It is the easternmost and youngest coastal town on the island of Brač. It is connected by a ferry to the port of Makarska. The depth of the seabed is 1-3, 7 metres. Information about sailing in Sumartin, or rent a boat in Sumartin
The port of Bol is located on the southern coast of Brač Island, about halfway between Milna and Sumartin. It is small, so it can be hard to find a free berth during the main season. The depth of the water is 6–7 metres at the entrance and 2 metres at the pier. It provides drinking water, electricity and laundry, as well as cafés and restaurants. Information about sailing in Bol, or rent a boat in Bol
Port of Stomorska
The port is located in a small natural bay, providing protection for boats. Only the Bora winds can cause bigger waves here. The port has 30 berths, 4 of them for boats over 50 metres in length. The depth of the seabed is 2-6 metres. The port has drinking water, electricity and there are several cafés along the coast. Information about sailing in Stomorska, or rent a boat in Stomorska.
Port of Rogač
The SailingEurope Charter is located on the northern side of the island of Šolta, in a bay surrounded by pine trees. It has a favourable location, only 16 kilometres from Split. The main advantage of the port is that it is not too crowded. There are showers, free WiFi, a nearby gas station, a café and a pizzeria. The Bay of Rogač is well protected from winds, which mainly blows in the winter months.
Port of Maslinica
The Marina Martinis Marchi is located on the west side of the island of Šolta. It is part of the Martinis Marchi Heritage Hotel Group. The port has 50 berths for yachts up to 35 metres in length. Larger megayachts can berth near the breakwater. The depth of the seabed is 2-11 metres. Every berth has drinking water and electricity, and there are WiFi and showers available. The restaurant and bar are open from May to October, but the port is open all year round. However, in July and August, yachts arriving late are often unable to find a berth. It is therefore advised to arrive early or reserve a berth.
Port of Split
The ACI Marina Split offers 348 berths for yachts of a maximum of 90 m. The breakwater provides outstanding protection from the raging sea and the southern winds. The water depth is 8 m. There are restaurants, bars, laundries and a fuelling station. There are restaurants, bars, laundries and a fuelling station. Information about sailing in Split, or rent a boat in Split
Port of Podstrana
The luxurious Marina Lav belongs to the Le Meridien Lav hotel complex. It can accommodate 74 yachts with a maximum length of 40 m. The depth varies between 2-2.8 m. There is a water supply, and electricity in each berth; moreover, a 24-hour security guard protects the area. Information about sailing in Podstrana, or rent a boat in Podstrana
Marina Kaštel Gomilica
This is the only port in Croatia that can accommodate superyachts up to 140 m. The depth of the seabed is 5, 5 m. Refuelling is among the quality services of the port.
The recently built port is in the southwestern part of Kaštela Bay. It has 420 sea berths, all offering water and electricity. The depth of the seabed is between 2, 5 m and 8 m. There are also 200 land berths. There is a reception desk, a self-service laundry, a yacht club and a refuelling station. As for restaurants, you can choose BavAdria café, Nautic restaurant or Spinnaker restaurant. In addition, there is a pizzeria next to the swimming pool. Information about sailing in Kastel Gomilica, or rent a boat in Kastel Gomilica.
Port of Omiš
This small Central Dalmatian town lies at the mouth of the Cetina River. It is surrounded by massive gorges. The Bora wind, coming from every direction, and the southern winds cause strong waves in the area. The depth of the seabed is 4 m. Information about sailing in Omis, or rent a boat in Omis
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
Sail in Milna! Milna sailing itineraries
Sailing in Milna: 1 week sailing tour
We begin our trip in Milna, and this is where we will return after visiting the Central Dalmatian towns located in the area.
Day 1. Milna (Marina Vlaska) – Stomorska
9, 27 km (5, 76 mi)
The main attraction of the village is the Church of St. Nickolas, built-in 1870. The resort town has a long tradition of fishing, even today. You can buy fresh fish at the beach, and many houses sell homemade honey, olive oil and wine. If you are craving a delicious pizza, the Pizzeria Volat is a perfect choice. Cosy bars and nightclubs provide entertainment at night.
Day 2. Stomorska – Rogač
5, 81 km (3, 61 mi)
The most beautiful monument of the village deep in Banja bay is the Villa Rustica, built-in the 3rd century. The bays to the north and south of town are perfect for swimming. The most famous landmark of Rogač is the Church of St. Teresa of Ávila from the 19th century. The most valuable object in the church is the altarpiece of the saint.
Day 3. Rogač – Split (ACI Marina)
16, 35 km (10, 16 mi)
Our next destination is Split which is one of the busiest and most Mediterranean Croatian city. The 178-metre Marjan hill can be found on North-West; as a matter of fact, there is a magnificent panorama from its lookout tower. Furthermore, one of the most significant sights of Dalmatia is the Roman UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Diocletian’s Palace made from white marble. There are also several beautiful buildings on the main square of Split. Regarding entertainment, you can find plenty of discos and clubs, from which the most famous one is the O’Hara. Read more about what to do in Split or Split sailing. Check our boats: boat hire in Split
Day 4. Split (ACI Marina) – Podstrana (Marina Lav)
9, 39 km (5, 84 mi)
The small town lies on the East from Split on the peninsula. For mountaineers, the Perun Hill or the Moson Mountain are recommended. The ruins of the huge early-Christian basilica named after Saint Lawrence, the town’s patron saint, was erected at the centre of Stobreč. If you are searching for a great restaurant, choose Kaša Grill & Bar, Konoba Nikola, or Orbis.
After handing over your yacht you can take a stroll in Podstrana. One of the most famous sites of the town is the new parish church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. For hiking, definitely look for a trail on Perun Hill. Or you are rather keen on culinary experience? Then book a table at Jure or Arkada restaurants. Read more about what to do in Podstrana or Podstrana sailing. Check our boats: rent a boat in Podstrana.
Day 5. Podstrana (Marina Lav) – Omiš
15, 02 km (9, 33 mi)
A part of Omiš whose lies in the canyon of the Cetina river, one of the most fabulous Croatian towns. It is proud of its pleasant old town and sandy beaches offering numerous opportunities for excursions. Furthermore, it has a rich culture, i.e. the famous Festival of Dalmatian Choirs is held here annually. Another popular event is the Omiš Summer Festival with exciting concerts. In addition, the town’s best restaurant called Bastion can be found by the main road. Its specialities are the fish dishes, seafood although delicious pizza and meat dishes are also served. Read about what to do in Omis, Omis sailing, or rent a boat in Omis
Day 6. Omiš – Supetar
13, 10 km (8, 14 mi)
Supetar, the most visited capital city of Brač, lies on the North of the Brač island. Its name derives from the Saint Peter Basilica situated on a hill. As a matter of fact, he is the town’s patron saint. During your stay in Supetar, the 18th-century old Our Lady of the Annunciation Church and the 6th-century old Roman mosaics are a must. Read more about what to do in Supetar, sailing in Supetar, boat hire in Supetar
7. Supetar – Sutivan – Milna (Marina Vlaska)
18, 43 km (11, 45 mi)
The coastal resort is located opposite Split, in the northwestern corner of Brač Island. If you are looking for outdoor activity, you can choose from several cycling and hiking routes in Sutivan National Park. One of the must-see sights in town is the Renaissance Church of the Holy Salvation from the 16th century. We can admire Marijanović House at the eastern end of the port; it was built-in the 17th century.
After we return our ship, it is worth exploring Milna if we still have some time. At the port, you can find several decorative manors and elegant buildings, which are mostly from the Venetian times. The Church of Our Lady of Annunciation, which was built-in 1783, is the highest building in the town, so it is easy to spot it from afar. Its inside is decorated by 7 Baroque altars and monumental pillars, while on the outside, there are two enormous palm trees that make it even more unique.
7 Days Milna sailing itinerary (longer)
Beginning our trip in Milna, we now recommend a trip consisting of shorter sections, during which we sail to the island of Šolta and pass by Rogoznica as well. The latter is most famous for Dragon’s Eye Lake located nearby.
Day 1. Milna (ACI Marina) – Stomorska 9, 70 km (6, 03 mi), Day 2. Stomorska – Rogoznica 40, 94 km (25, 44 mi), Day 3. Rogoznica – Vis 58, 50 km (36, 35 mi), Day 4. Vis – Vela Luka 44, 90 km (27, 90 mi), Day 5. Vela Luka – Sućuraj 57, 24 km (35, 57 mi), Day 6. Sućuraj – Sumartin 32, 84 km (20, 41 mi), Day 7. Sumartin – Bol – Milna (ACI Marina) 45, 89 km (28, 51 mi).
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Marine gas near Milna, boat gas stations around Central Dalmatia
- MILNA, BRAČ: Depth: 3 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.327293, 16.448249
- BOL, BRAČ: Depth: 3, 5-4 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.260791, 16.654266
- SOLTA: Depth: 4, 5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.395533, 16.303849
- VRBOSKA, HVAR: Depth: 2 m, Working time: 8-15, GPS Coordinates: 43.180978, 16.673233
- HVAR: Depth: 1, 8 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.170339, 16.444642
- SPLIT: Depth: 3, 5-4 m, Working time: 6-24, GPS Coordinates: 43.502079, 16.427268
- MARINA KASTELA: , VHF: 17, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.546155, 16.405204
- TROGIR: Depth: 3 m, Working time: 8-19, GPS Coordinates: 43.513687, 16.248574
- MAKARSKA: Depth: 5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.293683, 17.019819
- PLOCE: Depth: 10-12 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.057252, 17.428057
- VIS: Depth: 2, 5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.057443, 16.190497
- VELA LUKA: Depth: 3-4 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 42.959407, 16.714213
- ACI Marina KORCULA: Depth: 3, 5m, GPS Coordinates: 42.956744, 17.138561
- LASTOVO: Depth: 2, 5-4, 5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 42.745218, 16.824718
- SOBRA, MLJET: Depth: 5m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 42.740951, 17.598208
- PRIMOSTEN: Depth: 3-4, 5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.587926, 15.92353
- DUBROVNIK, ACI Marina: Depth: 4m, Working time: 8-20, GPS Coordinates: 42.670687, 18.127007
- DUBROVNIK, Orsan: Depth: 3, 7-4, 9 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 42.660463, 18.079714
If you would like to go sailing, Milna is a great destination thanks to the pleasant Mediterranean climate. Don’t miss the other wonderful holiday resorts in the area either, which also offer unforgettable sights to see. Find more Brač sailing destinations or choose another Brač boat hire.HELP ME TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT BOAT