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Zadar view Pervan HTZ-940x580The Zadar region is situated in the central part of the Croatian Adriatic. The playful island archipelago gives it diversity, a blue clean sea, huge sea surface, fertile Ravni kotari and the peaks of the Velebit, UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Rich nature and a pleasant Mediterranean climate have left numerous human traces and historical monuments. The tourist value of the region is made up of live tradition and customs, rich gastronomy and an abundance of natural attractions accompanied by warm hospitality.

 

The playful sea is determined by the shape of the indented Adriatic coastline with three rows of islands, about 300 with islets and reefs, channels, coves and small closed seas.
The climate is defined by more than 2,500 hours of sun, vegetation of 250 plant species on the Velebit to the olives and vines that have been here from times immemorial as the Greek historian Tukidid mentioned that they raised the Mediterranean man from barbarianism.

Diversity of 1,200 kilometres of winding coastline is also determined by the biggest freshwater lake in the country and Lake Vrana Nature Park, lovely karst river of Zrmanja and the Velebit mountain range with Sveto brdo reaching a height of 1 700 metres above sea level.

Culture and history are reflected in the towns that remember times before the Roman Empire, the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The Sea Organ and the Greetings to the Sun best show the creativity of modern times, which were added to the historical works by this generation.

 

Check out these beautiful places...

  • Church of St. Donatus -The symboll of the city of Zadar. Originally dedicated to the Holy Trinity, in the 15th century it was named after Bishop Donatus from Zadar…
  • Church of the Holy Cross in Nin- The smallest cathedral in the world.
  • Remains of templar town and Maškovića han on Vrana- Vrana was once owned by the Templers of the 12th century with mystical stories of hidden treasures…
  • Benedictine Monastery on Mount Ćokovac- he last male Benedictine monastery on Croatian soil has been patiently guarding the Pašman Channel…
  • Roman Forum- The founder of the Roman Forum was the first Roman emperor Augustus, testimony of which are inscriptions on stone dating from the 3rd century
  • Krupa Monastery- Krupa Monastery is perched near the source of the Krupa River under Mount Velebit, in an enchanting water valley.
  • Mirila- Peculiar stone signs drawn by unskilful hands are found in a saddle, high ground or glade of Velebit trails.
  • Asseria- At strategic high ground over important roads where the gentle fields of Ravni kotari turn into the barren land of Bukovica stands Asseria, as old as time itself.
  • Sea Organs and Greetings to the Sun- This is a crossroad where human skills and ideas meet the energy of the sea, waves, high and low tides, a spot for relaxing, thinking and talking along the endless concert of the mystical tones of Nature’s Orchestra. The Greetings to the Sun, right next to the Sea Organ crates playful game of lights activated by the sunlight saluting “The most beautiful sunset in the world...

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  • Galesnjak- one of the worlds few naturally occurring heart-shaped object,  also called Island of Love, Lover’s Island, located in the Pašman channel, between the islands of Pašman and the town of Turanj. It is one of the worlds few naturally occurring heart-shaped objects. The island has  a surface area of 0.132 km2, with its beach measuring 1.55 km in length. The island features two peaks, the highest of which is 36 m high above sea level.

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