Travelling in Northern Dalmatia in the Off Season

Spring through winter… Why limit yourself to visiting northern Dalmatia only in the summer, when it has a lot to offer the whole year round? In fact, you might have a more intimate experience of the region outside the top season. Here’s how and why:

Mild Mediterranean climate

Yes, the summer comes with a tan, clear blue skies and refreshing swims in the heat. Still, the weather is pleasant during other seasons as well, with milder temperatures than on the continent, even in winter. The conditions are just right to be active, go sightseeing and exploring or simply to relax.

Less busy

Forget crowds at top attractions in Zadar and region-wide. And take your time to truly enjoy them! There are fewer visitors during off-season, so you are also given the opportunity to get a better glimpse of the local lifestyle.

No traffic jams

Arrive safe and sound, and fast! Unlike the top season, when you can expect traffic jams, you can plan your trip more accurately and reach your destination in northern Dalmatia just as planned. Apart from quicker arrival on the A1 motorway, you can also expect less traffic on the roads leading to popular destinations and sights in general. 

Comfortable sightseeing

Discover the rich cultural-historical heritage at your own pace! See UNESCO sites in Zadar and Šibenik (Venetian Works of Defence in both cities; St James’ Cathedral in Šibenik) and modern attractions (Sea Organ & Greetings to the Sun). Select from a wide range of museums such as Museum of Ancient Glass, Archaeological Museum, Museum of Illusions, all in Zadar, and Salt Museum in Nin.

The timing is also great to see the second most visited national park in Croatia: the Krka river. With fewer other visitors around, you get to fully appreciate it in all its glory. Namely, the water level of the Krka is the highest off season, so the waterfalls and cascades are the most impressive then. 

Beautiful waterfall at Krka National Park

Taking a break

Even just a weekend will do. Just imagine spending a few days by the sea, away from your busy daily routine. Surprise your partner with a romantic getaway to mark a special date. Or treat yourself to a few days of pampering with a wellness break. Why not also actively explore the region, by bike or on foot? Northern Dalmatia will give you a lovely welcome, regardless of the reason behind your travelling.

Special deals

Grab your deal for a holiday to remember! The prices tend to be lower in the off-season, not to mention the special packages adding a lovely touch to your stay. Besides discounts, they often come with extra vouchers and additional perks related to the purpose of your stay.

Special ambiance during off-season

Come in winter, when all is calm … and bright. There truly is something magical about December, especially once the festive markets and special events begin. Similarly, the awakening of spring and colourful autumn come with the best conditions for being outdoors and exciting events to take part in. So, take your holiday break in off-season and enjoy all northern Dalmatia has to offer.

Top 7 Experiences in Northern Dalmatia

Beauty. Excitement. Adventure. All that and so much more awaits you in northern Dalmatia. More than just a top seaside destination, the entire region offers you a wealth of unique experiences:

1. Enjoy the Sea Organ & Sun Salutation

Witness the interplay of a man-made work and nature in Zadar! If you find yourself at the Zadar promenade, sit on a step and listen to the sea perform on the Sea Organ. 

If you happen to be there in the evening, you will also get to enjoy a fabulous light show. It is made by the light installation called Sun Salutation (or Greetings to the Sun). Both are works of art paying tribute to the city and nature around us.

2. See that sunset

Oh, the unique display of colours in the evening sky… Whether you admire it from the Zadar promenade or as you are walking along the beach in a village such as Petrčane, the famous sunset is bound to take your breath away. After all, without any buildings spoiling the view and with the calm sea ahead, there’s something truly magical about watching the setting sun going down on the horizon.

Sunset in Zadar

3. Sail around the islands

Go on a sailing adventure! Take a tour by boat to explore the Zadar archipelago enjoying the sight of the crystal clear sea, endless islands of all shapes, sizes and landscapes. Feel the breeze in your hair, get some tan and take in the peace and quiet in a hidden cove. 

4. Discover beautiful nature

Stunning sparkling sea… and so much more. Northern Dalmatia may be a top seaside destination with a lovely coast and hundreds of islands, but its beauty of nature goes beyond that.

In addition to Kornati Islands National Park together with Telašćica Nature Park (Dugi Otok island), there are a few more amazing nature wonders to explore on land as well. See the waterfalls and cascades along the river Krka (national park) and the Zrmanja with its canyon. Go uphill in Paklenica National Park and be active on Vrana Lake (nature park). 

5. Learn about the fascinating history

Walk the narrow, stone-paved streets in the historical cores of Zadar and Šibenik! Find out more about their rich heritage, including UNESCO sites (St James’ Cathedral and St Nicholas’ Fort in Šibenik, defensive walls in Zadar). Also don’t miss the chance to feel the charm of smaller towns and villages such as Nin, Pag, Novigrad and Biograd. 

6. Do your favourite activities… with a view

Find your adventure and take care of your body & mind in northern Dalmatia! If you are a hiking & cycling enthusiast, go up to the mountain and island tops for spectacular views. Enjoy a perfect rest and treat yourself to some wellness time, possibly with a view as well, just as you can at the Hotel Pinija in Petrčane.

Pure relaxation on holiday in northern Dalmatia

7. Discover Dalmatian flavours

Be it a fresh fish, a traditional meal made with meat, or locally sourced vegetables, your palate is in for a real treat! Pair your delicious Dalmatian plate with a locally made wine, e.g. from Kraljevski vinogradi in Petrčane, or a traditional Maraschino liqueur for a unique culinary experience.

Seize the day… as Dalmatians would

Experience northern Dalmatian with all your senses at your own pace! Spend a few moments admiring the scenery and rich heritage. Sit down on a terrace for a cup of coffee or a refreshment, maybe even a Dalmatian snack, soaking up the sun. Just take it easy and enjoy every step of your Dalmatian adventure!

Welcoming autumn 2021 in Zadar region

Fall in (love with) Zadar region! Summer has just ridden off into the sunset, and fabulous autumn is just about to make its grand entrance. So, welcome its arrival in the best possible manner – with a memorable break in the Zadar region. 

The perfect timing

Take a moment to recharge and you will love it! Re-energize and relax when it’s less busy in the Zadar region, but it is just as enjoyable. In fact, the off-season is one of the best moments to explore and have a more intimate experience of it.

Yes, days may be getting shorter and clear blue skies may no longer be the norm. Still, the weather tends to be pleasant with mild temperatures. In fact, it’s just perfect for spending time outdoors.

Greeting to the Sun (Sun Salutation) in Zadar (Image source: Zadar Region Tourist Board)
(Image source: Zadar Region Tourist Board)

Keep it active…

Off you go… in a beautiful autumn setting! Rent a bike and get to know the region from a different perspective. Cycle to Kraljevski vinogradi vineyards in Petrčane and see the bustle right before and during the harvest time. Ravni kotari with vineyards and olive groves in the Zadar hinterland are just as busy this time of year. Don’t forget the islands such as Ugljan and Pašman, where locals are also getting ready for olive harvest.

How about planning a few hikes as well? You may be curious to discover the beauty of Paklenica National Park in autumn, or spend a day roaming the historical streets of Zadar, visiting its attractions and museums, as well as smaller towns and villages such as Nin or Pag. After all, sightseeing this time of year is easier and with less people around, allowing you to appreciate the story behind the sights at your own pace.

Active in autumn in Zadar region (Image source: Zadar Region Tourist Board)
(Image source: Zadar Region Tourist Board)

Or just relax…

Enjoy the perfect calm of autumn by the sea! Relax on the beach, with the sound of the waves reaching the shore. Maybe you can also venture a swim, since the water may just still be warm enough. How about a light morning stroll along the coast, or in the evening when the sun paints the sky in the colours of the fall. 

Also, use the facilities at your hotel for pure pleasure. For example, staying at Punta Radman in the quiet village of Petrčane, your host Hotel Pinija offers you swimming pools as well as wellness & spa, not to mention the delicious treats in the restaurants & bars with a view of the sea.

For a very special autumn…

Pick a special offer to your liking! Look out for holiday packages by the sea that add a lovely touch to your autumn getaway. By saying goodbye to the summer, you get to enjoy a lovely stay at a lower price and with various special gifts at Hotel Pinija. Or you can focus on romance, your well-being and staying active with a holiday package that suits you even better.

For your colourful autumn

Pair the energy of autumn’s colours with the perfect calm of the clear blue sea and Mediterranean greenery. There’s something magical about this time of year in the Zadar region, so make sure you get to experience it by celebrating autumn with a lovely little break!

Bet you didn’t know about Zadar (region)

How much do you know about the city of Zadar, other more or less known gems in the area and unique experiences awaiting you there? In order to give you an insight into the fascinating destination and inspiration for your next trip, here’s a list of facts and curiosities you may not have known before:

Zadar… where the ancient meets the modern

With several millennia of existence, Zadar even has the main street that is said to be older than the city itself. Songs have been written about Kalelarga, as it is called by the locals, even though its official name is Široka ulica. It happens to be the pulse of the city.

Nowadays, Zadar is most famous for its modern attractions: light installation Sun Salutation and Sea Organ. Both are works of art of Zadar-native architect Nikola Bašić, who celebrated both his city and nature with his work. Namely, Sun Salutation is a mini solar power plant, which represents the planets of the solar system. The names of Zadar’s patron saints (all 4 of them!, each with a church and own annual feast day) are inscribed on the chrome ring around the ‘Sun’. The Sea Organ is played by the sea, and the  tones and chords reflect the traditional klapa song matrix. 

These two are best enjoyed at sunset. Yes, that sunset. The most beautiful one in the world, according to the famous film director Alfred Hitchcock.

Zadar Romance

It’s the awe-inspiring sunset. The naturally heart-shaped Galešnjak island. It’s the former royal seat of Croatian kings and dukes, Nin, which was declared a top European romantic destination. It’s the barkajoli boat ride in Zadar. It’s the story behind the Sphinx of Zadar. In other words, there are a lot of unique details to put in a romantic package in the region.   

Sailing at its finest in Zadar region

Sailing paradise

Yes, the Croatian coast is known for its numerous islands, islets and rocks. Altogether there are more than 1200, half of which are skerries. The other half, i.e. some 600, are islands and islets of all shapes, sizes and profiles scattered all over the Adriatic Sea, from north to south. 150 of them form part of the Zadar archipelago, and nearly 400 can be found in the wider Zadar region. It is no wonder then that the area is a top destination for all fans of sailing. 

Beautifully diverse wonders of nature

It’s the islands and the sea. It’s rivers and lakes. It’s the mountain, too. Rarely can there be such a region found that offers such diversity of protected natural areas in a relatively small space. The most famous ones in the wider Zadar region include Paklenica National Park (mountain), Kornati Islands National Park, Telašćica Nature Park with the highest cliff in Croatia, river Krka National Park, Vrana Lake Nature Park.

Other curiosities…

Did you know that Nin is known for its Church of the Holy Cross, referred to as the smallest cathedral in the world? Or that luck might come your way if you touch the golden toe on the Statue of Gregory of Nin?

How about Veli Rat, the highest lighthouse in Croatia, on Dugi Otok island? It is known for its yellow colour that supposedly stems from 100 000 yolks. 

There’s also Pag, well known for its lace and lamb cheese, which is referred to as the ‘moon island’, because its relief resembles that of the moon.

And (so much) more…

The deeper you dig, the more fascinating the city and the region becomes. From peaceful villages such as Petrčane to the vibrant city of Zadar, from landmarks to less known sights, there are a lot of stories to be told and discovered. Stories that give you a clearer perspective about the region, once and today.

Romantic Getaway to Zadar Region

Just the two of you… and the Zadar region. Rekindle the spark in your relationship by taking a break by the sea. Leave the routine and daily rush behind, and enjoy each other’s company in beautiful surroundings.

Quality moments to remember

Share feel-good moments while enjoying the Zadar region! A holiday break gives you the opportunity to foster your connection, have fun together and create lasting memories. You can actively explore the region or simply lounge with one another by the pool or on the beach, whatever feels right for both of you. Just appreciate and make the most of your stress-free time off.

Romance in Petrčane

Relax & enjoy your time in Petrčane near Zadar! There’s no need to make elaborate plans, with packages such as Romantic Getaway at the Hotel Pinija in Petrčane, you have a choice of options for a wonderful stay. You get to spend your getaway in a romantic ambience, waking up with a lovely view of the sea. You can treat yourself to a breakfast in bed and delight in a delicious dinner for two under the starry sky.

The package also allows you to take it at your own pace. Pamper your body and mind with special treatments, including a couple’s massage, and make use of the spa zone with a sea view. Or be active together. In addition to the free use of the fitness centre, you can hop on bikes and go exploring the attractions in the nearby city of Zadar, town of Nin and wider.

Your romantic story in Zadar region

Write your very own story during your romantic getaway! Zadar region offers you love legends to discover and romantic experiences to have. Find out more about them and spend your very own special moments during your stay. 

Beautiful sunset in Zadar (Photo source: Zadar Tourist Board

Go for a walk at sunset, be it along the sea in Petrčane or on the promenade in Zadar. After all, the region is known for its breathtaking evening sky. When enjoyed next to the Greetings to the Sun and the Sea Organ, you add another magic touch to the moment.

Why not also go for a boat ride from the historical peninsula in Zadar, as operated by the so-called barkajoli? You’ll get a different view of the city and share a fun moment with one another. You can also look for the Sphinx and discover the (love) story behind it.

The entire region is, in fact, a hidden gem for couples. After all, not so long ago the town of Nin was declared European top romantic destination. Also, Galešnjak, one of the few naturally formed heart-shaped islands in the world, is located south of Zadar.

Show it … with a getaway to Zadar region

It can be your honeymoon destination. Or you may have an anniversary coming. Maybe you just want to celebrate a special moment or achievement in your lives. Or you wish to spend some quality time with your significant other … just because. So, plan your romantic getaway to the Zadar region and let your heart skip a beat. Or two.

Zadar Region for Kids

Pure relaxation for parents, absolute joy for the kids – these are the most important ingredients for a happy family holiday. So, when on holiday in the Zadar region, treat yourself to some me-time, plan activities for the whole family and keep the children happily busy. After all, nothing is better than seeing your child with a smile that never leaves their face. Here are a few suggestions:

Daily water fun

Splashing in the pools & exploring the sea! If you decide to stay in a hotel with a swimming pool, you don’t have to worry about the ever present summer dilemma: the beach or the pools, simply because you can have it all.

Allow your kids to enjoy the pool, as you relax nearby. Still, encourage them to spend some time on the beach as well – looking for shells, playing ball in the shallows, snorkelling to see the world under the surface. 

Have fun on and above water all together! Rent a jet ski to see a different perspective of the coast. How about the bird’s eye view when you go parasailing? 

Entertainment for kids in Petrčane, Zadar

Entertainment program for kids 

Let your kids join in fun activities led by entertainers! For example, Hotel Pinija in Petrčane has its own Pini Kids Club where your kids can participate in workshops, compete in contests, dance in the mini disco and just have a great time with their peers.

Family activities

Use the opportunity for quality moments with your family! Have a laugh playing a game of mini golf or beach volleyball. Rent a bike and catch a ferry to explore Ugljan island or go for a light ride to Nin (less than 10 km from Petrčane). 

See the fun sights in Zadar

Experience the city from a kid’s perspective! Climb the Belltower of St Anastasia’s Cathedral, grab delicious ice cream right next to St Donatus’ Church, visit the Museum of Illusions and let the kids witness the interaction of man-made attractions and nature at the Sea Organ and Greetings to the Sun.

Fun Park Biograd (Image Source: Fun Park Biograd)

Adventure parks

Treat your family to some exciting moments! Feel the adrenaline as you go on thrilling rides in the Fun Park Biograd, less than an hour away from Zadar. Or try your luck at a rope course, paintball, archery, zipline and the like at the Adventure Park in Kožino, just outside Zadar. 

Family trips 

Enjoy the attractions of the region as a family! Go on a sailing trip around the islands of the Zadar archipelago and Telašćica Nature Park. Take a photo safari along the Zrmanja river. Hike and try rock climbing at Paklenica National Park. Go kayaking across Vrana Lake (nature park). Zadar region offers you amazing attractions your kids can immensely enjoy. 

All for kids … in Zadar region

Spend memorable moments with your family on your holiday! Let your kids explore the new environment, play games outdoors, learn something new about the destination and just have a great time. In short, put that irresistible smile on your children’s faces by choosing the Zadar region … all for your kids!

Perfect accommodation in Zadar region

It’s your time! Time to escape the busy everyday routine, time to take a well-deserved break and change the scenery, even if just for a few days. So, make sure your time off counts by carefully considering where and how you would like to spend it.

Just the right destination

Looking for a place to soak in some sunshine and enjoy your time by the sea? Experience its beneficial effect to the fullest by opting for a destination that ticks all your boxes. After all, it is possible to spend a holiday in a quiet area, yet close to places of interest.

An excellent example is Petrčane, a quiet village just outside Zadar, the heart of northern Dalmatia. Its convenient location allows you to get to know Zadar, have a great starting point for exploring the region and to experience the authentic Mediterranean charm of a small, peaceful coastal village. 

Holiday in Petrčane near Zadar

Just the right accommodation

Allow yourself to be fully relaxed and pampered on your holiday … by choosing a hotel! Besides offering plenty of privacy and safety, staying in a hotel also comes with fewer responsibilities. For example, you can leave the household chores behind and let others take care of certain tasks you normally do. Not only you don’t have to plan and prepare meals then wash up afterwards, but you generally have a great choice of available meal options. Hotels also tend to include regional cuisine, so you can delight in authentic, local Dalmatian food on the spot.

Additional advantage is that hotels often offer more amenities than other types of accommodation providers allowing you thus to enrich your holiday experience. When choosing a hotel, remember to check out its location, proximity to the beach and other places of interest, because nothing is better than to wake up close to the sea. 

Wellness & Spa Marea at Hotel Pinija, Petrčane, Zadar region

Just the right hotel

Imagine starting your day in a comfortable room with a view of the mesmerizing blue sea and lush Mediterranean greenery… Just picture spending your day sunbathing on the nearby beach, resting by the pool with a cocktail in your hand. Or you could also choose between available activities and then round off your day with a wellness treatment and a delicious meal. You can have all that by picking the place that answers your needs completely.

Hotel Pinija is precisely the place you’re looking for in northern Dalmatia! Situated on the green peninsula in Petrčane, the hotel is a great spot for you to experience the very best of Zadar region. It offers you excellent location, accommodation and dining, a choice of leisure activities such as cycling, mini golf, beach volleyball, and Wellness & Spa Marea, and, most importantly, a place to rest and recharge in beautiful surroundings by the sea.

Time to shine

Treat yourself and your family to some quality time and an amazing holiday in the Zadar region by finding the accommodation that perfectly matches your preferences. Just like Hotel Pinija in the quiet village of Petrčane does.

7 tips for active holidays in Zadar region in 2021

Get happily busy on holiday in 2021 … doing the things that bring you joy and feel-good moments! Enrich your holiday with activities that are not only great for your body and mind, but also broaden your perspective and experience of the destination. Zadar region offers you a wide selection for an active holiday, so make sure you make the most of it: 

1. Define ‘active’

What does it mean to you? You might want to have just a light walk along the coast in the evening or keep busy all day long. If you are already in good shape, do you want to pursue your regular workout or are you willing to try something new? The options in the Zadar region are infinite, so see that you choose the ones that bring a smile to your face. 

2. Explore the sea

Go for a swim in the calm sea, all the way to the buoys that mark the safe swim area. Or hop in a kayak or canoe and follow the coastline. Not only are these activities a great workout, but they also offer you a magnificent view of the coast. 

Cycling on holiday in Zadar region

3. Active on land

Embark on trips of discovery on land as well! Hike or cycle along the coast and inland to get to know the region. There are 3000 km of trails to choose from in the Zadar region, so use the Zadar Bike Magic app to find the one to your liking. 

4. Active with others

Pair up for a game of tennis or table tennis. Team up for a beach volleyball match! Share activities with your family and friends, or use them as an opportunity to meet new people.

5. Have fun

Do exciting activities and take up new hobbies! It doesn’t matter how good you are, it’s about having a great time out in the open in perfect surroundings by the sea. Do water sports, try SUP, go snorkelling along the coast in the crystal clear sea. How about a game of mini golf or locals’ favourite pastime – boccia?

Playing a game of mini golf in Petrčane

6. Do more than one

Don’t limit yourself to a single activity on your holiday in the Zadar region! Mix and match, so that the activities correspond to your level of fitness and preferences. Also, you don’t have to necessarily plan ahead the sports and pastimes you want to do, but can choose on the spot. Even if you don’t have the necessary equipment, e.g. a bike, you can always rent. 

7. The right destination to be active

How to pick the right place for an active holiday? Go for peaceful, natural surroundings, just perfect for being active outdoors. If it is conveniently near places of interest, then you can combine your activities with sightseeing as well. For example, staying in Petrčane, you are halfway between Nin and Zadar.

Fit & relaxed on holiday

Balance your body and mind on holiday in the Zadar region! By choosing Hotel Pinija, you not only have a choice of activities directly at your disposal, but you can also round off a great workout with  relaxation at the Wellness & Spa Marea afterwards. Be active & feel great on your holiday in the Zadar region in 2021!  

Experience spring in Zadar region

Say goodbye to winter’s gloom and welcome the spring’s bloom! As the days are getting longer and warmer, take a moment to change the scenery and appreciate the awakening of nature in the beautiful Zadar region. It’s the ideal time and place to rest and recharge, and here is what you can look forward to:

Beautiful scenery

Mesmerizing sea and endless shades of green and colourful blossoms… The evergreen Mediterranean plants together with vines, olive and fig trees sprouting leaves across the region make the perfect refreshing backdrop for your holiday by the sea. It is the time of year when rivers Krka and Zrmanja are running high making their waterfalls impressive, when the beech forests  (UNESCO World Heritage Site) in Paklenica National Park are budding.

Mild and pleasant weather

Fine weather for one fine holiday! The sea may not be warm enough to start the bathing season, at least until late spring, but it gets increasingly warmer with each passing day. It’s the perfect moment to spend time outdoors before the summer heat kicks in.

Be active out in the open

Move it to the rhythm of spring in the lovely Zadar region! The warm weather conditions paired with fresh sea air are a sufficient reason to be active, not to mention the beneficial effect outdoor activities have on your body and mind. Go for a stroll or a jog along the shore, cycle in Petrčane, to Zadar, Nin and other nearby villages.  

 Active holiday in spring

Visit wonders of nature

Plan a trip to national and nature parks in the wider region and see them blooming in spring colours! Go rafting down the Zrmanja, or see the waterfalls and cascades in Krka National Park. Hike and climb rocks in Paklenica National Park. Go sailing around Kornati Islands National Park and Telašćica Nature Park, or kayaking across Vrana Lake Nature Park. The timing is just right, nature in its prime and it’s less busy than during the summer.

Carefree sightseeing

See the sights in the best conditions! No heat, no crowds, no rush – just you and Zadar. And Nin or Pag. Take your time to discover the rich cultural-historical heritage of the region, the stories of towns and peaceful villages such as Petrčane.

Wellness in spring

Wellness time

Who could resist a time-out in a wellness zone with an amazing view of the sea? Indulge in wellbeing facial and body treatments, let the stress be massaged away and sweated out of your body in saunas or work it out in a gym or indoor pool. Hotel Pinija and its wellness zone provide you with the means to a perfect rest in spring.   

Well-rounded holiday break in spring… in Petrčane

Breathtaking, peaceful, just ideal. That’s how Zadar region feels in spring. So, take a few days off and appreciate it in all its beauty. For a fulfilling experience, don’t miss the Spring in Pinija special offer in Petrčane. In addition to perfect accommodation at the Hotel Pinija by the sea, it comes with special perks, from free use of amenities to gift vouchers to be used at the Wellness & Spa Center Marea and the à la carte restaurant.

Explore it, experience it, enjoy it… the stunning Zadar region in spring!

Rest your body and mind by the sea in Petrčane (Zadar) in 2021

Feel like having a break and wish to escape the daily routine? Leave the rush behind and find your perfect stress-free retreat by the sea. Let it work its magic and enjoy your getaway in 2021 to the fullest by staying in the quiet village of Petrčane, which also happens to be just a stone’s throw from bustling Zadar.

Re-energize by the sea

Listen to the waves rushing to the shore. Watch the perfect quiet and calm of the sea in the morning. Admire the colourful sky as the sun sinks into the sea on the horizon. After all, Zadar region is world famous for its beautiful sunset. Just feel the soothing effect of the sea.

Relax by the pool

Lie down on a lounger listening to your favourite playlist. Use the chance to read some light literature savoring a drink of your choice by the pool without a care in the world. Accommodation providers such as Hotel Pinija offer both indoor and outdoor pools, so that not even a light wind or a single cloud can mar your relaxation.

Enjoying a perfect rest by the sea in Petrčane

Soak in the sun

Get your natural dose of vitamin D! Also known as the sunshine vitamin, it works wonders for your body and mind. What better way to give yourself a vitamin D boost than by sunbathing on the beach just a few steps from your hotel or by the pool? After all, Zadar region has more than 2500 hours of annual sunshine.

Do a light exercise

Stretch your muscles, go for a morning jog or a simple walk along the beach, do a gym workout! Seize the opportunity to be active in the perfect setting breathing in the fresh sea air. Use the sports facilities in Petrčane, do fun activities out in the open and just enjoy every step of the way.

Wellness time

Treat yourself to some well-deserved me-time! Clear your mind and pamper your body with beauty treatments and rituals, get a relaxing massage and use the chance to de-stress from head to toe. Enter the wellness and spa zone of pure pleasures such as Marea at Hotel Pinija to enjoy saunas and hot tubs with a lovely view of the sea.

Wellness & spa at Hotel Pinija

Your perfect change of scenery in Petrčane

Wake up to the wonderful view of the Adriatic Sea and Mediterranean greenery, away from daily rush and tasks! Hotel Pinija in Petrčane provides excellent accommodation in comfortable rooms. It is located on a quiet, green Cape Radman and is, thus, a great choice for a holiday escape.

Just as you like it …

Sleep in, or get up early for a light walk by the calm sea in the morning. Allow yourself to idle away sipping a refreshment by the pool, or actively explore Petrčane, Zadar and its lovely region. Get pampered with some wellness time and use the opportunity to bring your body and mind back to balance. Your idyllic haven for a restful holiday in 2021 awaits you in Petrčane with Hotel Pinija!