North Dalmatia


North Dalmatia is the part of Croatia that is situated on the coast from the southern part of the island Pag in the north-west to the Rt Ploca (2 km from Rogoznica) in the south-east, it includes the coastal region of the Zadar and Sibenik-Knin county with the bigger cities (Zadar, Sibenik, Biograd na Moru, Nin, Pag, Knin, Vodice…), the hinterland and islands (Pag, Dugi otok, Ugljan, Pasman, Iz, the Kornati islands, Murter, Zlarin, Prvic, Silba, Premuda...). It is a big area that is rich both in natural (national parks – Paklenica, Kornati and Krka; parks of nature – Telascica, Vransko Lake, Velebit; ornithological reserve, beautiful canyons – Cikola River canyon, Zrmanja River canyon; caves – Modric Cave; beaches, travertine waterfalls, lagoons with black mud – Nin, turquoise sea) and historical sights. This region holds a real treasure of archaeological monuments of ancient, medieval and renaissance period and Dalmatian architecture. The gastronomy is based on meals of fish, shellfish and mollusks, lamb, vegetables, Mediterranean spices and olive oil. It is ideal for everybody looking for new experience and adventures. You can have fun in different ways: party on the islands, enjoy the atmosphere of many local taverns, dance in discotheques, participate in numerous events, fairs and festivals or do some sports (fishing, trekking, diving, walking, climbing, kayak, rafting, caving, hunting, paragliding and parachuting, cycling, recreational sports…). If you are looking forward to switching off your mobile phone during the vacation, the Zadar area is well known for Robinson tourism, you can easily rent a house or a cottage on an island and fully enjoy in the intact nature.

North Dalmatia is easy reachable by car, bus, train, plain or ship. It has good traffic infrastructure and the cities of Zadar and Sibenik are directly connected with other Croatian cities. You can reach this region easily by plain landing in the Zadar or Split airport, which have good connections with Europe, especially during high season. The islands are easily accessible due to the ports and frequent ferry lines. North Dalmatia has a very indented coast (more than 500 islands and islets, numerous straits, channels and hidden coves), which makes Zadar and Sibenik, among other yacht bases (Biograd, MurterSkradin, Sukosan, Ugljan, Vodice, Primosten) the ideal starting point for a beautiful cruising vacation.

Starting with the leader in the region, Zadar (Forum, St Donatus’ Church, St Anastasia’s Cathedral, St Chrysogonus, St Simeon, Citadel, The Land Gate, sea organ, Arsenal, Square of the 5 wells, People’s square…) this area has a lot to offer  for the lovers of culture and historical sightseeing. There are many sights in Sibenik (The Cathedral of St Jacob – UNESCO monument; Church of St Barbara, Four wells, Town Hall, Dukes palace…) as well as in its surrounding area (Vodice, Nin). Events to see or to participate on: The Garden Festival ; Zadar snova (Zadar Dreams) - The International Festival of Contemporary Theatre and Performing Arts; The Full Moon Festival ; Zadar Summer Theatre Festival ; The Sokol Fiesta in Nin ,The Cultural Summer Festival of Sali; The Cultural Summer Festival of Biograd; The Summer Carnival in Pag; Flower Fair in Sv. Filip i Jakov; The Fishermen’s Fiesta of Kali; The Ugljan Week of Entertainment; Musical Evenings in St. Donat; Following the trails of Winnetou; The international children’s festival in Sibenik; International medieval fair in Sibenik, Special and typical “Island” musical style – Bodulska balada on the island of Zlarin; Eco-ethno fair in Skradin, Traditional donkey race in Tribunj… 


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