The Adriatic Times Sinke

Not all Croatian customs track their founding in distant past. Every day, new traditions and manifestations are being formed in the country. One of the most recent ones is Didov Veslun, a sailboat regatta that took place in the waters of Murter Island.

The name of the event actually means “Grandfather’s Oar” suggesting that participants are actually gathered to preserve the old ways of sailing and transporting via naval means. Accordingly, the locals have greeted the rowers dressed in traditional clothes of Murter.

One can certainly expect the regatta to become an annual custom on Dalmatian Island. The destination is located in central Dalmatia, and can be easily accessed thanks to bridge in Tisno. Murter attracts its visitors with lovely beaches such as Slanica and Podvrske. In addition, it is very close to gorgeous Kornati Archipelago, one of Croatia’s most notable National Parks.

Check out our image gallery of Didov Veslun below. Be inspired to visit Dalmatian coastline and maybe even join a few rowing sessions along the way.

Photo: Nikolina Vukovic Stipanicev / CROPIX