Sailing Destination Sukosan

Popular Tourist Resort on the Dalmation Coast

Bavaria C42
€ 2220
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3Cabins 6 + 2Berths 2Toilets 12.38 mLength
Beneteau Cyclades 43.4
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4Cabins 8 + 2Berths 2Toilets 13.25 mLength
Bavaria Cruiser 46
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4Cabins 8Berths 3Toilets 14.27 mLength
Oceanis 43
€ 1440
Oceanis 43 Playmaker


4Cabins 8 + 2Berths 2Toilets 13.1 mLength
Dufour 410 Grand Large
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Dufour 410 Grand Large Stella


3Cabins 6 + 2Berths 2Toilets 12.35 mLength
Oceanis 41.1
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Oceanis 41.1 4Play


3Cabins 6 + 2Berths 2Toilets 12.43 mLength
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Dufour 350 Grand Large
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3Cabins 6 + 2Berths 1Toilets 10.28 mLength
Sun Odyssey 449
€ 1960
Sun Odyssey 449 Pižulot


4Cabins 8 + 2Berths 2Toilets 13.76 mLength
Sun Odyssey 490
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Sun Odyssey 490 Swannabe


5Cabins 10 + 2Berths 3Toilets 14.42 mLength
Bavaria Cruiser 51
€ 2670
Bavaria Cruiser 51 Yolo


5Cabins 10 + 2Berths 3Toilets 15.57 mLength
Bavaria Cruiser 45
€ 1870
Bavaria Cruiser 45 Controvento


4Cabins 8 + 2Berths 3Toilets 14.27 mLength
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Beneteau Cyclades 50.5
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Beneteau Cyclades 50.5 Papalina


5Cabins 10 + 2Berths 3Toilets 15.62 mLength

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2 Reviews for Sukosan
latest by "Maximilian" on 18 Jun 2022
  • 3.51
    "Das Segelrevier ist einzigartig, Service und Infrastruktur sehr gut "
  • 3.85
    "Gutes Angebot an Restaurants."
  • 4.70
    "Eines der schönsten Segelreviere weltweit. Sehr viele gut ausgestattete Marinas.."
  • 4.74
    "Marina Simuni ist sehr Empfehlenswert."
  • 4.49
    "Die Kroatische Inselwelt ist seit über 20 Jahren immer wieder eines meiner liebsten Segelreviere - v..."
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  • 3.90
    "Wat een geweldig gebied"
  • 3.37
    "ein Traumrevier"
  • 3.80
    "Meist entgegenkommendes Verhalten der Hafenmannschaften."

Although it has a long and violent history, there’s one thing that links Sukosan to its earliest days – tourism. Even during the Middle Ages local monarchs built here summer residences to enjoy the countryside and healthy climate. Why shouldn’t you?

General Info
This popular destination sits in between Zadar and Biograd na Moru on what is Croatia’s touristic road along the Adriatic Coast. While not as big as other settlements, the small village of Sukosan boasts a long coastline with inviting pebble beaches, numerous intimate coves and of course, that Adriatic blue water that is so appealing to enthusiasts everywhere.

Travel & Arrival
Another bonus point for Sukosan is the fact that it’s relatively close to the city of Zadar, thus making it easy for any incoming organized groups to travel here. Zadar International Airport is just 9 km away, a mere 10 minute trip with a local bus or a taxi.

And as any self-respecting tourist destination, Sukosan isn’t far away from a major highway, in this case, the ubiquitous A1-E65, providing fast access to all the resorts on the Adriatic shore for European tourists. In order to reach Sukosan, you’ll have to get off at the exit to Zadar and then follow road 8 for 10 more km.

There’s also the option of arriving here by boat. Zadar port is linked by regular runs to Rijeka and Ancona in Italy. The trip back to Sukosan is made by local buses.

Avant & Apres Sail
Though small, the town has a long history and it can still be seen today in a number of old buildings. Like the former summer palace built in the 15th century. Sadly, today years of wars and constant earthquakes have reduced it to rubble, just 3 walls standing. Other locations interesting to tourists are the old church of St. Kasijan and the ruins of an old fortress on Cape Bribircina.

Though medieval in appearance, the town does cater to modern clients needs, especially when it comes to eating out. Most of the visitors swear the local seafood recipes are the best in the world, like the grilled squid.

Of course, there are also establishments that specialize in Italian cuisine, in case anyone in your crew craves pizza. And after all that eating, you’re bound to get thirsty. In that case, order a bottle of the local wines that are famous throughout Croatia.

The main square is the most animated place, be it day or night. Here most of the visiting sailors hang out at the restaurant or go shopping or simply stroll around town. On summer evenings folklore music festivals liven up the atmosphere.

Events & Actions
Sukosan is famous for its strong link to the past, for its strong roots in tradition. If you’re crew happens to be here in the middle of August you’re going to witness the feast of St. Kasijan, the town’s patron saint.

Another interesting time to visit is during the carnival, when the famous masques of Sukosan come out. These are particular to the region, meaning you won’t see them anywhere else in Croatia. 

What are the top sailing destinations around Sukosan?

This town is an excellent starting point for exploring the central Adriatic coast. You should definitely visit the Kornati Islands National Park, a stunning archipelago often referred to as a 'nautical paradise'. The historic city of Zadar is also nearby and worth exploring. Don't miss the opportunity to sail to the islands of Dugi Otok, Ugljan, and Pašman, which offer charming villages and beautiful beaches.

What are some must-visit anchor bays around Sukosan?

There are several beautiful bays that are ideal for anchoring. The bay of Telascica on Dugi Otok is renowned for its tranquillity and natural beauty. Veli Rat, also on Dugi Otok, offers a safe anchorage and stunning surroundings. Zut and Piskera in the Kornati Islands are also excellent spots to drop anchor.

Can you recommend any other marinas near Sukosan?

Absolutely. Marina Dalmacija, located in Sukosan itself, is one of the largest in Croatia and provides excellent facilities. Other nearby marinas include Marina Zadar, Marina Borik, and Olive Island Marina in Sutomiscica. These marinas are well-equipped to meet the needs of sailors and offer access to a variety of destinations.

What can I explore in and around Sukosan while on a sailing vacation?

Sukosan itself is a charming coastal village with several beaches and historic buildings. A trip to nearby Zadar allows you to see the unique Sea Organ and the Sun Salutation, two modern installations on the city's waterfront. The Krka National Park, with its beautiful waterfalls, is within driving distance and offers a wonderful day trip opportunity.

What water activities can I engage in while sailing around Sukosan?

The clear waters are perfect for snorkelling and diving, with several interesting dive sites nearby. Windsurfing and kiteboarding are popular in the area due to the favorable wind conditions. Fishing enthusiasts will also find plenty of opportunities to pursue their hobby.

What are some of the gastronomic specialties that I can try during my sailing vacation?

In Sukosan and the surrounding region, you'll find delicious Dalmatian cuisine. The area is renowned for its seafood, particularly dishes like buzara (shellfish stew) and grilled fish. Pašticada, a slow-cooked beef dish, is another local specialty. For a refreshing beverage, try Maraschino, a liqueur made from Marasca cherries, a local specialty.

Are there any local events or festivals that coincide with the sailing season?

Sukosan hosts a few fun summer events that coincide with the sailing season. The 'Sukošan Summer' event features traditional music, dancing, and food. The Day of St. Cassian, the patron saint of Sukosan, is celebrated in early August with a festive procession, music, and entertainment. The nearby city of Zadar also hosts numerous summer festivals and events that you may enjoy.

What local traditions should I be aware of?

Croatians appreciate politeness, so a friendly 'Dobar dan' (Good day) is always a good start. When dining, it's common to toast with a local drink before the meal begins. When visiting churches or religious sites, remember to dress modestly. Always respect the local environment, particularly when sailing around national parks and nature reserves.

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