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7-Day Holiday Itinerary Suggestion – Petrčane, Zadar

Perfect holiday setting in Petrčane, Zadar region

Beach, pools, sights, sports & leisure, relaxation & wellness – wondering about how to make the most of all the Zadar region has to offer on your holiday in Petrčane? Simply make a list of things to do and an approximate plan about how to proceed. Here’s a suggestion:

Day 1 – Getting to know Petrčane

Having arrived at your destination, just take a deep breath of excellent sea air and appreciate the green Mediterranean surroundings.  Then get settled in your room and head out for a light stroll to stretch your legs and to get to know the peaceful village of Petrčane. Finally, treat yourself to a delicious dinner and a glass of excellent wine with a view of the sea, at the Hotel Pinija. 

Day 2 – Water fun and more

Take a moment to relax … with a bit of action, if you like! Spend your morning sunbathing on the beach, swimming and snorkeling, or doing water sports. The pebbly beach with plenty of natural shade is just a few stops away from the hotel. If you prefer the pool, simply find your perfect spot on the sundeck. Then in the afternoon, consider a game of mini golf under the fragrant pine trees or have fun playing beach volleyball.

Day 3 – Visiting Zadar

Spend the morning just as you please – enjoying the sea or lounging by the pool, simply savouring the stress-free moments. Then in the afternoon, visit Zadar. Take a walking tour of the historical peninsula, strolling along its walls (UNESCO World Heritage Site), through the old gates and down ancient cobbled streets and squares. Leave the modern attractions, Sea Organ and Greetings to the Sun, for the evening, when you can truly appreciate them to the fullest. 

Day 4 – Action & relaxation

Rent a bike and head out on a cycling trip of discovery towards Nin. The charming small town, less than 10km away from Petrčane, has a fascinating story to tell. Don’t miss the Statue of Gregory of Nin for good luck, the Church of the Holy Cross and the Saltworks with the Museum for unique souvenirs. Once you get back to the Hotel Pinija, treat yourself to the perfect rest in the spa zone with saunas, hot tubs and a relax room. 

Picturesque town of Nin, Zadar region

Day 5 – Raising a toast to your holiday

Take a light stroll along the beach in the morning, then rest in the shade or by the pool sipping your favourite refreshment. In the late afternoon head to the Kraljevski vinogradi. The vineyard in Petrčane offers an amazing gastronomic experience featuring locally produced wine, in a magical setting with a view of the sea and islands in the distance. 

Day 6 – Trip in the region

Sky’s the limit. Sailing around the islands of Zadar archipelago, including Telašćica Nature Park and Kornati Islands National Park. Hiking up the mountain in Paklenica National Park. Going on a photo safari or kayaking down the Zrmanja river. Exploring the beauty of Croatia’s most popular national parks: Plitvice Lakes or Krka. Cycling around or kayaking across Vrana Lake (nature park). Petrčane has a great location in the Zadar region, so numerous excursions to amazing places of interest can be easily made. 

Day 7 Feel-good moments

Treat yourself to wonderful wellness moments at Marea, Hotel Pinija! Get a massage or a peeling, facial or body treatments with a touch of the Mediterranean, and make sure your unforgettable holiday moments shine through… on your skin, relaxed facial expression and lovely tan.

Plan your moves… or not

An approximate itinerary of activities and experiences you want to have in the Zadar region enables you to fully enjoy your holidays, without any regrets afterwards. Naturally, you can be spontaneous and make adjustments on the spur of the moment. After all, realizing your idea of a great holiday is possible – in Petrčane, Zadar region!