Stari Grad is much as Dockhead except it now has more visitors and they charge for the buoys. Even so, its one of our favourite spots. There are fewer buoys now since they renovated the quays on the north and south sides. Selection of provisioning
stores and a really good hardware
shop that also sells outboards and dinghies and few bits of chandlery
. Palmizana gas place that will fill lpg bottles.
Zavala bay on the north side of the estuary is beautiful with a few buoys and good shelter. It seems ok to anchor
at the head
of the bay with a line ashore also.
Opposite Zavala on the south side of Stari Grad estuary is the ferry
port with a large Tommy supermarket. You can anchor
off or go alongside in the eastern inner bit for a short while.
The Pakleni islands are attractive but victims of there own success. Our favourite was Vinogradisce bay on the south side, which now has buoys with the downside that it is a now a magnet for large power
boats, they were not so keen on anchoring
before. It gets rammed most days except Friday night and early on Sat before the new crop of charterers hit the place. We go to Zori restaurant there, which is expensive, but really beautiful and immaculate surroundings, food
. Tarse bay a little along is anchoring and is quiet and pretty. Generally the Pakleni are pretty busy.
Currently, we are in Vis on a buoy along with it seems just about every charter boat
in Dalmatia. Thinking of heading to north coast of Hvar and then north coast of Brac which are quieter