Vela Smokvica

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Vela Smokvica
43°43.670'N, 015°28.540'E Chart icon.png
lat=43.72783 | lon=15.47567 | zoom=14 | y
The inlet of U. Lojena from the N

Vela Smokvica island lies just half a mile SE of the SE tip of the island of Kornat in the Kornati archipelago group of Croatia. Nearby alternative anchorages include Ravni & Kameni Žakan and Opat on Kornat. The island has just one anchorage, the inlet of U. Lojena on its S side, which offers protection from all wind except from the southerlies. The anchorage is popular in the summer as it is the first a yacht arrives at in the approach to the Kornati Islands from S. As part of the Kornati National Park, a daily permit is required to visit the island. Ashore, there are two restaurants with jetties but no other facilities.


See Northern Dalmatia.


See Croatia.


See Croatia.



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Zadar and Šibenik are the nearest all-year ports of entry. In summer only, Božava and Sali on Dugi Otok are also ports of entry.


There is only one berthing option on the island, the inlet of U. Lojena on the S side.



Marinas & Yacht Clubs

None, but the Marina Piškera lies seven miles to the NW.


Restaurant jetties in U. Lojena

U. Lojena

U. Lojena/wiki/Vela_Smokvica#U._Lojena
Buoy icon U. Lojena [[Vela Smokvica#U. Lojena|U. Lojena]] 43°43.538'N, 015°28.643'E

U. Lojena is located on the S side of the island, in an inlet protected from all directions except from the S. There are a few buoys deployed there.

At the head of the inlet are two restaurants with jetties, both of which have suitable depths for a yacht (but if yours has a larger draft, prefer the outer jetty). The jetties are equipped with laid moorings and concrete bollards for taking lines. Depths are 3.0 - 4.0 metres.

Alternatively, anchor in the inlet in 6.0 - 8.0 metres, taking a line ashore if possible. Holding is good in sand and weed. U. Lojena is completely open to the S and should be evacuated if strong winds from that direction are forecasted.

Konoba Piccolo (the one at the head of the bay) is considered to be a very good restaurant by local standards (but rather pricey).





Eating out

Konoba Piccolo/wiki/Vela_Smokvica#.27.27Konoba_Piccolo.27.27Eatingout icon Konoba Piccolo [[Vela Smokvica#Konoba Piccolo|Konoba Piccolo]] at the head of the U. Lojena bay is considered to be a very good restaurant by local standards (but rather pricey).

 /wiki/Vela_Smokvica#.26nbsp.3BEatingout icon   [[Vela Smokvica# | ]] There is also second restaurant in U. Lojena bay.




A few cottages being occupied seasonally by fishermen or other owners from the mainland or adjoining islands. Most of the summer residents consist of the restaurant owners, the national park staff and their families. There are no restrictions on walking ashore but bear in mind that most of the land is private property.


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


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