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WorldMediterraneanAdriatic SeaCroatiaKvarner GulfKrkVrbnik
45°04.771'N, 014°40.463'E Chart icon.png
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Vrbnik is a charming mediaeval village with a small harbour, situated on the E coast of the island of Krk in Croatia, six miles S of the mainland harbour and town of Crikvenica. The harbour is relatively shallow, with maximum depths of little more than 3.0 metres, and has a narrow entrance open to the NE. With care, it is an attractive port of call for shallower draft yachts in settled weather. Entry should not be attempted, however, in strong winds with anything N or E in them. The village itself is a center of wine production and the local white wine, zlahtina, is renowned throughout Croatia.


See Krk.


See Croatia.


See Croatia.



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A conspicuous church belfry in the village of Vrbnik on the hill above the harbour is a good landmark from seaward. Closer in, the curved breakwater that protects the harbour is easily identified. There are no dangers in the approach, although the entrance is narrow and should not be attempted in onshore winds. Depths in the entrance are only 3.5 - 4.0 metres, shallowing to under 2.0 metres at the head of the harbour.


Vrbnik is not a port of entry. The nearest port of entry is Rijeka.


Vrbnik harbour from N

Vrbnik Harbour

Vrbnik Harbour/wiki/Vrbnik#Vrbnik_Harbour
Harbour icon Vrbnik Harbour [[Vrbnik#Vrbnik Harbour|Vrbnik Harbour]] 45°04.720'N, 014°40.369'E
There is a short pier and a long pontoon extending from the E side of the harbour, but these are normally filled with local craft. In any event, depths are under 2.0 metres in this part of the harbour. The best berth for a visiting yacht is bows or stern-to using an anchor (or, at quiet times, alongside) on the outer, curved breakwater at the entrance to the harbour. Depths here are 3.0 - 3.5 metres at the outer end, shelving to under 2.0 metres towards the root. The breakwater is equipped with mooring bollards along its length, although they are set back from the edge of the quay. Shelter here is good from most directions, although strong NE to E winds would probably make it untenable.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs



None. The harbour is filled with small craft moorings.


Water N/A (Not Available)
Electricity N/A
Toilets N/A
Showers N/A
Laundry N/A
Garbage Bins near the harbour
Fuel N/A
Bottled gas N/A
Chandlers None
Repairs N/A
Internet N/A
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals N/A


Small supermarket and other provisions shops in the village.

Eating out

  • Cafes, bars and restaurants in the village.
  • The Konoba Nada wine bar serves an excellent zlahtina white wine with smoked ham and cheese --Athene of Lymington 15:04, 21 April 2012 (BST)



Places to Visit

The mediaeval village of Vrbnik

Vrbnik is a delightful mediaeval village, set high above the sea and formerly ringed with defensive walls. It was once an important centre of the Glagolitic script (an ancient Slavic alphabet originating in the 9th century) and the parish church still holds a collection of ancient manuscripts. Apart from the charm of the village’s mediaeval streets, its other claim to fame is its delicious locally produced white wine, zlahtina.


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See entry for Croatia.


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