The bay of Kastela is a very interesting part of Dalmatia’s coastline. The wind-protected bays provide a safe haven for sailors. Its surface is covered with lush, green vegetation, which is sharply contrasted by the bare, limestone slopes of farther rising mountains. By the unification of the former seven villages, the former forts, especially the one in Gomilica, provide a spectacular view of those arriving from the sea.
This article summarizes the following:
- Ports around Kastel Gomilica:
- By boat around Kastel Gomilica
- Sail in Kastel Gomilica! Kastel Gomilica sailing itineraries
- A week Kastel Gomilica sailing tour:
- Kastel Gomilica sailing: 7 days sailing plan
- Sailing in Dalmatia: 14 days sailing Itinerary
- Marine gas near Kastel Gomilica, boat gas stations in central and south Dalmatia
Marina Kastela is a relatively new port in Croatia. It is in the largest bay of Central Dalmatia, in the north-eastern direction of Kastela Bay. From the south is protected by the Marjan and Ciovo islands and from the north by the Kozjak Mountain. It can accommodate more than 400 yachts. The port is open all year round and includes a bath that meets every need, a grocery store, cafes and shops. In the village, there is also a large shopping centre (Getro).
Kastel Gomilica is the best-preserved fort, which is 10 minutes walk from the Marina. In fact, it was built on an island, a tiny city surrounded by a stone wall. A ten-hole stone bridge leads to the wide gate bastion. Behind the whole island is built, in stormy weather, the waves will spring up to the windows of the houses. There are apartments in the buildings. Information about rent a boat in Kastel Gomilica
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
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 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 Baška 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. Information about sailing in Podgora, or rent a boat in Podgora
Split, a true southern city, a UNESCO heritage site. Its harbour is located in the bay, which is easily accessible from Gomilica. The same applies to the UNESCO heritage Trogir, which is on the other side. The city is connected by a bridge to the beautiful Ciovo Island.
Facing the entrance to the bay of Kastela, there are the islands of Drvenik Mali and Drvenik Veli, followed by a beautiful wooded island, Solta. Next to it is the largest island of Central Dalmatia, Brac, which has several ports, berths and submarine bunkers. Here is the highest peak of the Dalmatian islands, Vidova Gora, from which the entire Dalmatian archipelago can be seen in clear weather.
The fortress of Kastel Gomilica provides a majestic and peaceful sight as its baroque exterior is reflected in the seawater. The fertile plains between the mountains and the sea are worth treasures: orchards, vineyards, figs, and olives are planted in this landscape. The region offers wonderful experiences for seafarers. The many beautiful islands that are in a short distance from each other provide security and continuously pleasant sight.
We give some tips below, where are the best bays to anchor.
Day 1. Kastel Gomilicia – Split
9.16 km (5.69 mi)
The administrative and economic centre of Dalmatia, an important port city. In the charming historic downtown, the streets are narrow and maze-like. Its main attraction is the remains of the Diocletian’s Palace. Musicians, dancers, concerts spice up the sparkling urban atmosphere. It is famous for its beaches and Riviera. There is a nice view of the city from the Marjan Mountain. We spend the night at the harbour of the settlement. Read more about what to do in Split, Split sailing, or boat hire in Split
Day 2. Split – Trogir
15.47 km (9.62 mi)
It is also considered a museum town, one of the most beautiful historic and medieval towns on the Adriatic coast. The district surrounded by city walls is a World Heritage Site. Trogir’s rich architectural culture is due to Greek, Roman and Venetian influences. Explore the Seget and Saldun bays and beaches around the city. We spend the night at the harbour of the settlement. Read more about what to do in Trogir, Trogir sailing, or rent a boat in Trogir
Day 3. Trogir – Rogoznica
31.26 km (19.43 mi)
Rogoznica was originally built on an island, which is connected by a bridge to the mainland. The city has a well-known, well-equipped harbour. Check out the deep, saltwater lake called Dragon’s Eye and the beautiful coasts.
Day 4. Rogoznica – Primosten
10.38 km (6.45 mi)
You can visit romantic alleys in the old town of the fishing village. There are cosy beach promenades. It’s popular among lovers and honeymooners as well. During the summer months, various programs and festivals are organized in the city. You can go fishing nights, folklore evenings or the Mediterranean Ethnographic Festival.
Day 5. Primosten – Supetar (Brac Island)
60.91 km (37.85 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, Supetar sailing, boat hire in Supetar
Day 6. Supetar – Sumartin (Brac Island)
60.76 km (37.75 mi)
Sumartin is located on the eastern edge of the Brač Island. It is famous for the Church of St. Martin, after which the town got its name. The lovers of the sea can choose from crystal clear bays such as Žukovik, Studena or Rasotica. You can find a deserted town near Rasotica. Sumartin’s most famous event is the „Gospe od anđela”. Read more about what to do in Sumartin, Sumartin sailing, or rent a boat in Sumartin Read more about what to do in Sumartin, Sumartin sailing, or rent a boat in Sumartin
Day 7. Sumartin – Makarska – Kastel Gomilicia
75.98 km (47.21 mi)
A nice, sparkling small town with nightlife. Visit the promenade lined with palm tree, the famous beaches (Baska Voda, Gradac, etc.) and the well-known Makarska Riviera. You will find crystal clear waters and huge pebble beaches here. You can see rare plants on the Biokovo Mountain from where you can also enjoy the impressive view.
Day 1. Kastel Gomilica – Rogac 19.48 km (12.10 mi), Day 2. Rogac – Vis 47.02 km (29.22 mi), Day 3. Vis – Vela Luka (Korcula) 44.90 km (27.90 mi), Day 4. Korcula – Trpanj 64.75 km (40.23 mi), Day 5. Trpanj – Ploce 15.05 km (9.35 mi), Day 6. Ploce – Makarska 45.40 km (28.21 mi), Day 7. Makarska – Omis – Kastel Gomilica 64.57 km (40.12 mi)
Day 1. Kastel Gomilica – Split 9.16 km (5.69 mi), Day 2. Kastel Gomilica – Trogir 15.47 km (9.62 mi), Day 3. Trogir – Rogoznica 31.26 km (19.43 mi), Day 4. Rogoznica – Primosten 10.38 km (6.45 mi), Day 5. Primosten – Sibenik 20.95 km (13.02 mi), Day 6. Sibenik – Skadrin (Krk) 16.83 km (10.46 mi), Day 7. Krk – Tribunj 28.70 km (17.83 mi), Day 8. Tribunj – Murter 17.80 km (11.06 mi), Day 9. Murter – Kaprije 23.26 km (14.46 mi), Day 10. Kaprije – Rogac 63.20 km (39.27 mi), Day 11. Rogac – Vis 47.02 km (29.22 mi), Day 12. Vis – Stari Grad 39.63 km (24.62 mi), Day 13. Stari Grad – Sumartin (Brac Island) 37.74 km (23.45 mi), Day 14. Sumartin – Omis – Kastel Gomilica 58.58 km (36.40 mi).
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- ACI Marina KORCULA: Depth: 3, 5m, GPS Coordinates: 42.956744, 17.138561
- VELA LUKA: Depth: 3-4 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 42.959407, 16.714213
- PLOCE: Depth: 10-12 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.057252, 17.428057
- MAKARSKA: Depth: 5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.293683, 17.019819
- 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
- MILNA, HVAR: Depth: 3 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.327293, 16.448249
- VIS: Depth: 2, 5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.057443, 16.190497
- SOLTA: Depth: 4, 5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.395533, 16.303849
- 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
- PRIMOSTEN: Depth: 3 – 4, 5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.587926, 15.92353
Kastel Gomilicia is one of Dalmatia’s most popular resorts and important navigational centres due to its attractive Mediterranean atmosphere. The settlement is an excellent starting point for a multi-day or a weeklong cruise. Find more Dalmatia sailing destinations or choose another yacht charter in Dalmatia.
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