Dalmatia – Šibenik region
Obala sv. Ivana 47 E
GPS: / 43.7592777, 15.3455835
The island of Piškera is an uninhabited island in the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea. Its surface covers only 2.66 square kilometres, and its highest point is 127 metres above sea level. ACI’s marina is the only outpost of civilization disrupting the pristine nature of the island, surrounded by a mosaic of islands and islets, rocks and lighthouses. ACI Marina Piškera is particularly popular among boaters not only for its breathtaking environment, but also because it is at the half-way point of the route through Kornati National Park.
ACI Marina Piškera is located between the islands of Piškera and Panitula Vela, off the northern coast of Panitula Vela, where the ACI flag flies on the island’s highest prominence. The marina is well-protected from the northerly bura wind, but a little less so from the southerly winds. It is open from April 1 through October 31.
Once a year, on the last Sunday in July, the people of Sali and other nearby villages flock to this uninhabited island in their boats to attend mass at the Church of the Nativity of Mary. The “Klif” restaurant is part of the marina complex.
Entrance fee for National park Kornati included in daily berth fee
Did you know…?
…that George Bernard Shaw wrote: “On the last day of Creation, God desired to crown His work, and thus created the Kornati islands out of tears, stars and breath.” According to the legend Shaw referred to, the Kornati were made from a handful of white stones which God had left over after creating the world, so He scattered them around and decided that nothing more needed to be changed here.
…that it was probably on these shores that Croats, a people hailing from the interior of the Eurasian continent, learned fishing. The first written record of fishing in Croatia dates back to the end of the 10th century, when the new arrivals mixed with the population of Byzantine Dalmatia, transferred to the control of Croatian rulers.
– 118 berths for boats up to 30 m in length
– sea depth at the piers is 2.5–3.5 m; boats whose draft exceeds 2.5 m berth at the top of pontoons A, B, C or D, and boats exceeding 25 m in length berth at the reception pier. Water is supplied 8–10 a.m., and electricity 8–12 a.m. and 6–12 p.m.
Seasonal marina open from 01.04. to 31.10.
reception with an exchange office (seasonal) and with a shopping point with rich selection of accessories from the ACI collection
toilet and shower facilities
fuel station in the port of Zaglav on Dugi Island (12 nmi)
The island of Piškera or Jadra is part of Kornati National Park. The National Park is usually entered from the north through the Proversa Mala and Proversa Vela straits, or from the south by sailing between Cape Opat and the island of Smokvica. When approaching from Proversa the course to ACI Marina Piškera leads through a series of channels between numerous islands and islets. The most interesting feature of the Kornati Islands are the famous sea cliffs stretching along the western sides of several islands, the most beautiful being those on Mana and Rašip islands. A bit further to the south is the island of Piškera. Just off the western coast of Piškera is the island of Panitula Vela which houses ACI Marina Piškera. In front of the entrance to the marina lie the island of Panitula Mala and Škanji Reefs. The approach from the north or west between Škanji Reefs and the southern cape of Panitula Vela Island is safe, with the sea depth of 7 m. The approach to the marina from the northwest between the islands of Panitula Vela and Piškera is shallow and dangerous due to numerous reefs. The southern cape of Panitula Vela Island (43°45.4’ N 15°21.2’ E) can be used as a landmark. When approaching ACI Marina Piškera from Cape Opat the route is somewhat easier. The southern cape of the islet of Veseljuh (43° 45.8’ N 15°22.4’ E) can be used as a landmark, and behind it is the channel between the islands of Lavsa and Piškera. The marina is sighted immediately after passing through the channel.
Note: It is recommended to use the official navigational charts published by HHI Split: 100-20, 100-21, MK-14, and Plan 512.