Podstrana makes an excellent starting-off point to explore the amazing settlements of Omiš, Split, and the Makarska Riviera. Šolta and Brač, the islands nearby, await you with unforgettable sites as well. Our article reveals when it is worth sailing in Podstrana; moreover, it provides a one-week itinerary for you.
This article gives you an overview of the following topics:
- Weather of Podstrana
- Ports around Podstrana
- Sail in Podstrana! Podstrana sailing itineraries
- Sailing in Podstrana: 1 week sailing plan
- 7 Days Podstrana sailing itinerary (longer)
- Marine gas near Podstrana, boat gas stations around Central Dalmatia
Weather of Podstrana
The holiday resort has a pleasant Mediterranean climate. Summers are generally hot whereas winters are mild and wet. The average temperature in July is 25.4 °C, whereas in January 7.4 °C. The best period to visit Podstrana is between May and September. The sea temperature in August can even reach 25 °C.
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Ports around Podstrana
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
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
Marina Baška Voda
The Marina Baška Voda can accommodate up to 180 boats up to 23 metres in length. The maximum depth of the seabed is 4 metres. The port has drinking water, electricity and a restaurant. You can even get medical help if needed. Information about sailing in Baska Voda, or rent a boat in Baška Voda
The Marina Ramova is located in Krvavica, a town that administratively belongs to Baška Voda. It has 195 berths for boats up to 16 metres in length. The depth of the seabed is 3 metres. The port offers many excellent services. The restaurant can accommodate up to 150 guests at once.
The port’s 225 metres long breakwater was completed in 2015. It provides protection from winds and waves coming from the south and southwest. The maximum depth of the seabed is 4.8 metres. The excellent services offered in the port include refuelling. Information about sailing in Makarska, or rent a boat in Makarska
The marina is right next to Slatina Beach. It has 200 berths, 50 of which are reserved for visitors and 150 for local boats. Marina Tučepi can accommodate boats up to 20 metres in length.
The marina, southeast of Makarska, is open all year round. It can accommodate 220 boats up to 20 metres in length. The maximum depth of the seabed is 3 metres. There are drinking water, electricity and a crane. Read about sailing in Podgora, or rent a boat in Podgora
Sail in Podstrana! Podstrana sailing itineraries
Sailing in Podstrana: 1 week sailing plan
Our cruise commences from Podstrana, and after visiting the nearby settlements also ends here.
Day 1. Podstrana – Omiš
15, 02 km (9, 33 mi)
First, we sail to Omiš, a part of 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 2. Omiš – Baška Voda
23, 57 km (14, 64 mi)
Our next destination is Baška Voda. The town’s most famous beach is Nikolina, which has a Blue Flag certification. The main attractions are the Church of St. Nicholas and the Church of St. Lawrence. For a culinary experience, choose the Konoba Panorama restaurant at the foot of Mount Biokovo, or the King restaurant downtown. Read more about what to do in Baška Voda or Baška Voda sailing. Check our boats: yacht charter in Baška Voda.
Day 3. Baška Voda – Povlja (Brač-island)
10, 63 km (6, 60 mi)
We recommend discovering this tiny village for families who like a peaceful holiday. The most famous attraction of Povlja is the remains of the early Christian basilica next to the Church of St. John. The beautiful bays in the area are perfect for swimming.
Day 4. Povlja (Brač-island) – Supetar (Brač-island)
24, 33 km (15, 12 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
Day 5. Supetar (Brač-island) – Rogač (Šolta- island)
21, 23 km (13, 19 mi)
Those who prefer the calm vacations close to the nature the island of Šolta is the most recommended. Its settlements lie on the northern part of the island whereas its southern side is steep and hilly. Its main marina is in Rogač. The most famous site of the village, the Church of Saint Theresa of Avila, was erected in the 19th century. If you are seeking for cosy beaches, visit the bays of Banja, Kašjun and Žustova beaches.
Day 6. Rogač (Šolta-island) – 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 7. Split (ACI Marina) – Stobreč – Podstrana
10, 26 km (6, 38 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
7 Days Podstrana sailing itinerary (longer)
Day 1. Podstrana (Marina Lav) – Kaštel Gomilica 17, 31 km (10, 76 mi), Day 2. Kaštel Gomilica – Trogir (ACI Marina) 29, 38 km (18, 26 mi), Day 3. Trogir (ACI Marina) – Rogoznica 31, 04 km (19, 29 mi), Day 4. Rogoznica -Vis (Vis-island) 59, 54 km (37, 00 mi), Day 5. Vis (Vis-island) – Stari Grad (Hvar-island) 40, 14 km (24, 94 mi), Day 6. Stari Grad (Hvar-island) Sumartin (Brač-island 37, 74 km (23, 45 mi), Day 7. Sumartin (Brač-island) – Supetar (Brač-island) – Podstrana 48, 96 km (30, 42 mi)
Marine gas near Podstrana, boat gas stations around Central Dalmatia
- SPLIT: Depth: 3, 5 – 4 m, Working time: 6-24, GPS Coordinates: 43.502079, 16.427268
- TROGIR: Depth: 3 m, Working time: 8-19, GPS Coordinates: 43.513687, 16.248574
- MARINA KASTELA: , VHF: 17, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.546155, 16.405204
- PRIMOSTEN: Depth: 3 – 4, 5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.587926, 15.92353
- SOLTA: Depth: 4, 5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.395533, 16.303849
- VIS: Depth: 2, 5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.057443, 16.190497
- HVAR: Depth: 1, 8 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.170339, 16.444642
- MILNA, HVAR: Depth: 3 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.327293, 16.448249
- VRBOSKA, HVAR: Depth: 2 m, Working time: 8-15, GPS Coordinates: 43.180978, 16.673233
- 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
- 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
- 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
Podstrana is regarded as an ideal destination for a cruise owing to its popular cities and idyllic, calm resorts. Drop your anchor in any beautiful Middle Dalmatian destination offering high-quality, crystal-clear water.
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