ISLAND OF KRAPANJ
KRAPANJ (43° 40,4'N; 15° 55'E), village (pop. 2,513 in 1991) and small harbour in the S part of Sibenski kanal.
Approach: Shape course for the red tower (red light) on the breakwater.
Mooring: The bora blows with considerable force; the sirocco causes moderate waves. Yachts drawing up to 2m can moor at the breakwater or the E end of the pier. It is also possible to moor along the quay of the small boatyard (depth 2.5 m), some 500m W of the church (with the pointed roof).
Facilities: Post office, medical service, provisions (there is a supermarket in the village of Brodarica on the mainland). Water from tank trucks.
Krapanj has a sponge refinery and a workshop for cutting corals (traditional local craft; sponge diving since 1704).
Sights: Franciscan monastery and Sv Kriz church (Holy Cross, 14461523, expanded in 1626, cloister, art collection).