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WorldMediterraneanAdriatic SeaCroatiaKvarner GulfVir
44°18.200'N, 015°04.260'E Chart icon.png
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The bay of Vir Town

The small island of Vir in Croatia lies just off the SW end of the larger island Pag, separated from it by a channel less than a mile wide, the Kanal Nove Povljane. At its SE end, the island is joined to the mainland by a road bridge, the channel beneath which is navigable only by small vessels. The island has just one village on the S coast, Vir Town, with a population of around 1500, and an even smaller settlement on its N coast, Lozice. Although a small island, it is a popular destination for tourists from the mainland during the summer. Vir is less visited by yachtsmen than its neighbouring islands, however, in view of its limited facilities, which consist of an anchorage in the wide bay off Vir Town open to S winds and another off Lozice open N.


British Admiralty
BA515 - Zadar to Luka Mali Losinj
Croatian charts
MK 10
M25 - Otok Rab to Sibenik


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Mali Lošinj is the nearest port of entry. In summer only, Bozava on Dugi Otok is also a port of entry.




Marinas & Yacht Clubs



There are two anchorages on Vir Island:

The tiny harbour of Lozice with Pag island in background

Zaljev Vir

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Anchorage icon Zaljev Vir [[Vir#Zaljev Vir|Zaljev Vir]] 44°17.570'N, 015°05.651'E
The bay of Zaljev Vir is nearly two miles wide from W to E. Its eastern extremity terminates at the bridge joining the island to the mainland. The settlement of Vir Town sprawls along most of the N shore of the bay. If approaching from W, note that there is an unmarked shoal area around 500 metres NE of the headland at the W end of the bay. Once into the bay, anchor wherever convenient off the town in 6.0 - 8.0 metres. The holding is good in sand and weed. The shelter is good here in the prevailing NW winds, but the bay is completely open S and SE and untenable in strong winds from this directions. In the event of fresh to strong easterlies, the cove at the NE end of the bay Uvala Prezida/wiki/Vir#Uvala_PrezidaAnchorage icon Uvala Prezida [[Vir#Uvala Prezida|Uvala Prezida]] 44°17.4′N, 15°07.02′E offers better shelter, with lines ashore if necessary. There are several jetties along the shore in front of the town. Normally they are occupied by small local craft and fishing boats, but it may be possible for a moderate draft yacht to lie alongside or bows/stern-to using the anchor at one of these if there is room.


Anchorage icon Lozice [[Vir#Lozice|Lozice]] 44°19.135'N, 015°03.407'E
The hamlet of Lozice lies on the N coast of the island, at the head of a shallow inlet. The harbour here is too shallow for most yachts, but there is a good anchorage off the harbour in 6.0 - 8.0 metres. The holding is good in sand and weed. The anchorage offers good shelter in S winds and is the place to head if there is a scirocco forecast, but is completely open N and should not be used in any but light winds from that direction.


Water N/A (Not Available)
Electricity N/A
Toilets N/A
Showers N/A
Laundry N/A
Garbage ?
Fuel N/A
Bottled gas N/A
Chandlers None
Repairs N/A
Internet WiFi in Internet cafe
Mobile connectivity Is there mobile telephone signal such as G4, G3, GPRS on the island? How strong is the signal? Are there any blind spots?
Vehicle rentals N/A


  • Provisions shops in Vir Town
  • Bakery in Vir Town

Eating out

  • Several restaurants in the village.


Buses to Zadar and other mainland destinations.


17th century Venetian fortress, Vir


Give a short history of the island.

Places to Visit

Vir is a busy island during the summer, although somewhat less frequented by yachts than some of its neighbouring islands. There is little to do ashore but explore the village or trek the numerous pathways. There are plans for further development on the island, to include a hotel complex and marina, but these appear to have stalled for the time being.


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


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)



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