New Maritime Connection Between Šibenik, Žirje and Kaprije

By 1 September 2019

Good news for both those visiting and those who live in the historic city of Šibenik and its immediate surroundings, not to mention on the numerous nearby islands, as a brand new and much needed maritime connection is announced by Šibenik-Knin County.

Many residents of Croatia's inhabited islands complain of a lack of, or at the very least inadequate public transport links between the islands and the mainland. In summer, these vessels are typically packed with foreign tourists, and in the winter, many of the lines simply cease running until April or even May finally rolls around again.

Connections to the mainland and also between specific islands has been an issue for years, and it seems that some concrete moves are finally being made for various locations and islands up and down the Croatian coast.

As Morski writes on the 31st of August, 2019, the administration of Šibenik-Knin County in Dalmatia has informed local islanders, mainland residents and other potential passengers that as of the 31st of August, 2019, a new maritime connection has been put into full use in the local area.

Namely, public transport by sea for both residents and visitors will be performed between Žirje - Kaprije - Šibenik and vice versa by the ship operator G&V Line Iadera d.o.o. from Zadar. The Zadar-based operator has engaged a high-speed passenger ship named (HSC) "Antonija" to do the job, which boasts a fair capacity of 194 passengers. The vessel was constructed back in the year 2002.

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