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Top Attractions to Visit in Northern Dalmatia in 2021

It’s breathtaking seaside. It’s beautifully diverse scenery. It’s historical towns and villages with unique stories. Northern Dalmatia is all that, so open the treasure chest of its gems and pick out your favourites to visit in 2021:

UNESCO cities – Zadar and Šibenik

Enter the time machine and go back a few centuries in the modern cities of Zadar and Šibenik! Walk the historical streets, squares, gates and along the defensive walls in Zadar (UNESCO World Heritage Site), then take in the most beautiful sunset in the world while sending your Greeting to the Sun and listening to the Sea Organ (both famous modern attractions). Stand in awe before the 15th century St James’ Cathedral (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the Renaissance Town Hall across it, then conquer the city’s fortresses – St Nicholas’ (UNESCO World Heritage Site), St Michael’s and St John’s, all to be seen in Šibenik.

Tour of small towns with big stories – Nin, Novigrad, Pag

Discover the legends and curiosities of small towns with historically immense importance! Follow the traces of early Croatian kings in Nin, experience the charm and the views in Novigrad, explore the unique culture and tradition of Pag.

National parks – Krka, Paklenica, Kornati

Visit the big three! As many as 3 national parks are situated in a relatively small area and are remarkably diverse. In other words, you get to admire the cascades and waterfalls of the Krka river, sail around the lovely Kornati islands and go up the mountain in Paklenica within just a few days.

Nature parks – Telašćica, Vrana Lake

Continue your trip of discovery with nature parks! Explore breathtaking Telašćica Bay on Dugi Otok island and appreciate biodiversity of Vrana Lake between Zadar and Šibenik. Both nature parks can be best appreciated by being active, for example by bike or kayak.

From island to island

Welcome to the paradise for all sailing fans! In addition to Kornati islands and Dugi Otok, northern Dalmatia boasts numerous other islands of all shapes and sizes. From bare islands like Pag to green oases like Ugljan and Pašman, from islands with a few charming villages to uninhabited islets, there is a lot to choose from for a lovely sailing trip.

Zrmanja river

Enjoy the beauty of the exciting Zrmanja river and canyon! Have an adventure by going rafting in spring or autumn or appreciate its lovely scenery from a kayak or SUP board any time of year.

Vineyards and olive groves of the region

Taste the delightful flavours of northern Dalmatia in beautiful countryside! Visit Kraljevski vinogradi vineyard with a sea view in Petrčane, find out more about the tradition of olive oil production on Ugljan or go on a gastronomic tour in Ravni kotari.

A stone’s throw … from the right spot

How to see as many attractions on your holiday as possible? By picking just the right destination, such as Pinija Hotel in Petrčane, which is conveniently near them all. So, select the sights you definitely don’t want to miss, make a plan to see them and experience the best of northern Dalmatia!