Krilo - Jesenice, Croatia

Krilo-Jesenice Krilo Jesenice is one in a series of settlements of Dugi Rat municipality located between the sea and the mountain.

Its houses piled up on the southern Perun' s slope are stretching along the coast in a rather narrow belt.

Krilo, formerly a separate village, is now merged with its neighbours: Bajnice, in the west and Suhi Potok in the east.


The settlement is known in the region for its boats. It has the biggest fleet of old sailing ships in Croatia. The tradition is dating back three centuries, there are still anchored large wooden boats: salbunjare and trabakule. Formerly, they were used to transport wine, then sand and recently they have been reconverted into cruise ships.


Local beaches stretch under the Magistral road in a narrow belt. These are pebble beaches and in some parts, particularly in front of the pensions and houses there are concrete platforms.


Accommodation is manly offered in private houses and apartments as well in small pensions. Obviously, the best choice is a beach house or pension, but as almost all the houses are built on the slope they all offer a sea view.

Here, all necessary facilities are located along the main road and within walking distance.


As Krilo's harbour serves as a winter stationary for tourist boats they are anchored in a couple of rows. However, even in summer the boaters will always find a free place and could berth between breakwaters.

Also, there is a small crane.

During the tourist season the harbour is a starting point for various boat excursions and cruises.


Hikers and promenaders could visit the original old village Stare Jesenice, abandoned because its inhabitants descended by the sea to built the new settlements.

Ascending the street Sveti Nikola at some 250 m, in the middle of Poljicka Planina you are going to discover that old village.

Stara Podstrana, one similar village is situated in the west, but if you go east, there are Zeljovici, Krug, and Stare Duce waiting for you.

These villages, linked by an old local road and easily reachable, are excellent examples of old rural dalmatian architecture.

Lately a couple of enthusiasts have been trying to revive these small jewels. The whole way there you're offered a terrific view of the sea and its islands.


If you happen to be in the area in April, don't miss „Jesenice trekking“ if not a competitor then at least a recreational participant.


Situated on the main coastal road, in the vicinity of Split, Omis, Trogir and Makarska, Krilo enables its guests to visit and explore quickly and easily all the region and even the broader area.


Tourist Board Dugi Rat
Poljicka cesta 133
21315 Dugi Rat

00 385 (0) 21/ 735 244

Tourist office Omis
Trg kneza Miroslava b.b.
21310 Omis

00385 21/861 350

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