Surroundings

Biograd na Moru

Biograd is a small Croatian town of rich history and cultural traditions, and it is situated in northern Dalmatia, near Zadar, on a small peninsula (centre) and its surroundings (newer part). It is even known from the medieval period when it was a city where Croatian Kings were crowned, and today it is an important holiday destination with a hundred-year tradition in tourism. In addition to the many interesting monuments and beautiful long beaches, Biograd can boast of a wide range of entertainment and events.

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Fun Park Biograd

The first Croatian themed amusement park, Fun Park Biograd, is situated in northern Dalmatia, between Pakoštane and Biograd. The park is an ideal destination for family outings since the youngest and oldest members of the family will enjoy it equally. It spreads over 45 thousand square meters and consists of three thematic units: The Wild West, the Pirate City, and the Universe, each with different attractions. The park has a souvenir/gift shop and catering facilities (bars and restaurants), so dining in the park is possible.

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Krka National Park

National Park Krka is situated in the Šibenik hinterland and covers almost the entire flow of the same-named river that winds through the karst landscape and makes a contrast with its tame river vegetation in regards to the stone slopes and gorges which surround it. The Park is best known for its many waterfalls, the biggest of which is Skradinski Buk, where it is possible to swim during the summer months. In the area of the Park, in addition to natural beauties, there are also numerous monuments that are definitely worth a visit.

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Zadar

Zadar is the largest city of northern Dalmatia and the administrative and economic centre. Originally developed on a peninsula – the ancient Romans founded it as a colony for retired soldiers – but before the Roman era there was a settlement with an Illyrian population. Over the centuries, it was a cultural and economic centre and therefore has many valuable buildings that tell a story of its development from ancient times to today.

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Lake Vrana

Nature park Vrana Lake is situated immediately next to the town of Pakoštane in the northern part of Dalmatia and is the largest freshwater lake in Croatia and an important habitat for waterfowl. The park is an excellent destination for nature lovers, active holidays, birds and fishing because it offers something for everyone. The Lake is an important habitat of numerous ornithological types of wetland birds, and has a rich fish stocks. It is surrounded by cycling, walking and hiking paths, so the Vrana Lake is great for an active vacation.

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Kornati National Park

The Kornati National Park is often mentioned as nautical paradise in tourist publications. And really, in 'slalom' sailing through the 89 unforgettable islands, islets and reefs in the Kornati National Park, you will test all of your nautical skills.

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Paklenica National Park

Paklenica National Park is a protected area in Croatia. It’s known for the dramatic canyons of Velika and Mala Paklenica, plus karst rock formations and black-pine forests. Manita Peć cave features stalagmites, stalactites and numerous bat species. The park is also home to eagles, falcons, deer and bears. The Mala Paklenica Educational Center has exhibits on endangered birds of prey. Trails criss-cross the park.

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Telašćica Nature Park

Nature park Telašćica is situated on the south-eastern end of Dugi Otok in the Zadar archipelago and includes the same-named bad, its islands, then the salt lake Mir, and cliffs on the external side of the island. Telašćica Bay is one of the largest natural bays and ports on the Adriatic Sea and is therefore extremely popular among sailors, and it includes six islets and reefs, and even twenty five smaller bays. Cliffs on the external side of the island rise to an impressive 200 meters, and plunge up to 90 meters vertically into the sea.

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