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. In this article, 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!
This article gives you an overview of the following topics:
- Weather of Slano
- Ports and islands around Slano
- Sail in Slano! Slano sailing itineraries
- Sailing in Slano : 1 week sailing plan
- 7 Days Slano sailing itinerary (longer)
- Marine gas near Slano, boat gas stations in (Central and South) Dalmatia and Montenegro
The Croatian town of Slano has a pleasant Mediterranean climate. The average temperature in July is 24.8° Celsius, and it does not drop below 7.4° Celsius in January either. Do you like swimming? The temperature of the sea may even reach 26.1° Celsius in August! We recommend that you visit the Southern Dalmatian town in the period between May and September due to the moderate weather and low amount of precipitation. Check the sailing conditions and wind rose diagram of Slano
ACI Marina „Veljko Barbieri” Slano
The newest port of ACI Marina was named after Veljko Barbieri, the founder of the port network. The history of the town Slano goes back to ancient times. Nowadays owing to its cosy beaches it has become a favourable destination of tourists.
The port possesses 193 berths. There are countless facilities ranging from exchange offices to swimming pools, restaurants or even self-service laundries. You can rent a car or a bicycle too. In case of technical failures do not hesitate to contact the yacht service. Above all, there is a Tesla charging point in the port of 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.
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. There are water and electricity supply, exchange offices, restaurants, laundries and shower rooms. It is also a Blue Flag marina. The berths are able to accept a maximum 60 m long yacht.
After visiting all sights of Dubrovnik this marina can be an excellent starting-off point to visit the islands nearby.
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
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 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.
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.
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
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
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.
The special feature of the new marina is that during construction, they only used modern and environmentally friendly materials. The main goal was to create a marina that provides maximum satisfaction and impeccable service. The marina can accommodate 135 boats, including yachts over 35 m.
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
The small port of Brna is located on the southern coast of Korčula Island in a wide bay. Since the water is too shallow for most yachts, we recommend the two docks in the north, as the depth of water is suitable there. The protected port is an ideal anchorage; it’s only the western and southwestern winds that may create significant waves.
The small harbour is located in the southern part of the island of Korčula, about 27 km west of the Old Town of Korčula. If you get hungry, there is a nice restaurant in the bay, right by the sea.
Marina Porto Rosso
Located in the southern part of the island of Lastovo, the harbour provides 30 berths for yachts of less than 60 metres. The depth varies from 1.8 to 10 metres. All berths have water and electricity. There is also Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, and a medical facility.
We will begin our trip in Slano, and this is where we will return after visiting some beautiful holiday resorts.
Day 1. Slano – Okuklje (Mljet)
19,20 km (11,93 mi)
The beautiful little bay of Okuklje is on the northern coast of the island of Mljet. It is protected from winds, making it a popular mooring place for sailors. The hills surrounding the bay are excellent for hiking. From here, you can enjoy a wonderful view over the region.
Day 2. Okuklje – Polače
27,37 km (17,01 mi)
Polače is part of the beautiful Mljet National Park, located in the bay of the same name. The most important landmark is a Roman palace built in ancient times. This is the second-largest Roman monument in Dalmatia after Diocletian’s Palace in Split. In terms of restaurants, Stella Maris and Konoba Gunduliste are great choices.
Day 3. Polače – Brna (Korčula)
49,62 km (30,83 mi)
Brna is located in the southern part of the island of Korčula. The bay, which has the same name, is divided into two regions by the Mali Zaglav peninsula. The most famous sight in town is St. Stephen’s Church, built in 1974. If you get hungry, try Mali Jakov or Brna near the port. The café Riva can be found halfway between the two restaurants.
Day 4. Brna – Vela Luka
28,04 km (17,42 mi)
Vela Luka is the most populated town on the island of Korčula. Above the bay is Vela Spila, one of the most famous prehistoric cave dwellings in Europe. Not only from here but also from Forteca on Hum Hill, you can enjoy marvellous views. The latter was a 19th-century Austro-Hungarian fortress. The specific museums and galleries give an insight into the city’s rich cultural heritage. Read more about what to do in Vela Luka or Vela Luka sailing. Check our boats: boat hire in Vela Luka
Day 5. Vela Luka – Lovište (Pelješac)
42,09 km (26,15 mi)
The town is located in a beautiful bay at the northwestern tip of the Pelješac Peninsula. The most famous attraction is the Church of Blessed Virgin Mary, built in 1924 – according to other sources, even earlier, in 1885. There are olive groves around the town with long-lived olive trees. The town’s summer festival is called „Loviško ljeto”, featuring folk bands and cultural associations. You can choose from many restaurants, cafés and bars when you visit Lovište.
Day 6. Lovište – Korčula (ACI Marina Korčula)
16,50 km (10,25 mi)
The city is located on the east coast of the island of the same name, right on the peninsula. Due to the atmosphere of its old town, it is also called mini Dubrovnik. The main attraction of Korčula is the Gothic-Renaissance St. Mark’s Cathedral. Also, here you can see the supposed birthplace of the famous Venetian traveller and merchant Marco Polo. Catering units, like Radiona Restaurant, Konoba Periska, and Arula Café are waiting for you near the harbour. Read more about what to do in Korcula or Korcula sailing. Check our boats: boat hire in Korcula
Day 7. Korčula – Lumbarda – Slano
68,07 km (42,3 mi)
Lumbarda is located in the eastern part of the island of Korčula, in a bay with shallow waters. If you visit the place, you should not miss the medieval church, the Roman ruins and the manors either. The white wine Grk is among the main local attractions: it has a unique essence thanks to the soil covered with yellowish-red sand and the large amount of sunshine.
If we have some spare time after returning our boat, it’s definitely worth exploring Slano. The village lies 2 kilometres long in a wonderful bay with the same name. The most famous sight is St. Blaise’s Church, built in 1758. Gastronomy enthusiasts can try the local specialties in the restaurants Kolarin and Perast.
Leaving from Slano, we will visit Budva, the most famous coastal town in Montenegro which is also rich in historical memories. We will sail to the famous olive-producing town of Bar, and then visit Stari Bar 4 kilometres further; it is one of the world’s largest fortified archaeological sites. The churches, the Turkish baths and the pipe system are still in great condition today.
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)
Marine gas near Slano
- 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
- SOBRA, MLJET: , Depth: 5m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 42.740951, 17.598208
- LASTOVO: , Depth: 2,5-4,5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 42.745218, 16.824718
- 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
- HVAR: , Depth: 1,8 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.170339, 16.444642
- VRBOSKA, HVAR: , Depth: 2 m, Working time: 8-15, GPS Coordinates: 43.180978, 16.673233
- 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
- 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
- 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
Marine gas near Montenegro
- HERCEG NOVI – Portonovi Marina: , Depth: 20 m, Working time: 0-24, GPS Coordinates: 42.433903, 18.603754
- TIVAT – Porto Montenegro: , Depth: 12 m, Working time: 0-24, GPS Coordinates: 42.433897, 18.691430
- KOTOR: , Depth: 8,5 m, Working time: 0-24, GPS Coordinates: 42.426348, 18.767266,
- BUDVA – Dukley Marina: , Depth: 4 m, Working time: from May 1st through October 1st from 8-22, GPS Coordinates: 42.279906, 18.838321
- BAR – AD Marina: , Depth: 5 m, Working time: 7-20, GPS Coordinates: 42.098617, 19.088010
If you sail around Slanos, you will have an unforgettable experience. Admire the beautiful natural environment of South-Dalmatia, and explore the historic buildings! Find more Dalmatia sailing destinations, or rent a boat in DalmatiaHELP ME TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT BOAT