Top 5 Natural Attractions in Northern Dalmatia

Take a moment and feel inspired by the beautiful nature around you. The crystal clear sea may be the primary reason that attracts you to northern Dalmatia, but magnificently diverse nature offers you a lot more to explore. From numerous islands to mountains and rivers, these natural attractions are bound to take your breath away:

Krka National Park

Listen to the swashing sound of water running over cascades and down waterfalls as you take a walk along the paths by the Krka river! One of Croatia’s most visited national parks is most famous for its waterfalls Roški slap and Skradinski Buk, where visitors can also have a swim, and quiet Visovac island with the Franciscan monastery from the 15th century. If you’re not a fan of hiking, there are various cycling trails available not only for keen cyclists, but also for families.

Zrmanja river and canyon

Answer the call to adventure down Zrmanja river! Whether you opt for a photo safari from the charming town of Novigrad towards Jankovića buk waterfall, kanu safari in the summer months or rafting in spring and autumn, both from Kaštel Žagarski, Zrmanja river and canyon awaken the adventurous spirit and leave you in awe at the extraordinary force of nature. If you prefer to stick to land, walk or cycle along Zrmanja and its tributary, Krupa, for spectacular views and historical attractions such as Kuda Bridge and Krupa monastery.

Paklenica National Park

Recharge by spending a day surrounded by nothing but peace and quiet of nature in Paklenica! A paradise for fans of hiking and rock climbing, the national park is well-known for its incredible geomorphological shapes, canyons, pits, cliffs and caves as well as rich flora and fauna, including Primeval Beech Forests, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a unique place which allows you to appreciate both the mountain and the sea from the lookouts.

Kornati Islands National Park

As if they were created out of God’s tears, stars and breath, that’s how G.B. Shaw saw the Kornati islands. The best way to fully grasp the diversity of their size and shape is by taking a panoramic flight over round 150 islands, islets and reefs, 89 of which form the national park. Still, by sailing around the islands, snorkelling or diving you also get to enjoy hidden coves, pristine nature and breathtaking underwater world.

Telašćica Nature Park

A reason more for a sailing trip! The nature park is situated in the south of Dugi Otok island and is most famous for wonderful Telašćica Bay, cliffs over 150m high and salty lake Mir. Beautiful nature all around with rich flora and fauna, transparent water just perfect for diving and snorkelling as well as canoeing are what makes this nature park a popular excursion spot.

Exceptional wonders of nature

Northern Dalmatia is a true paradise for all fans of nature with beautiful, untouched scenery both on land and at sea. Whether you sail around the islands, explore mountains and rivers, stop for a moment to breathe in the fresh air and appreciate the amazing force of nature.

Perfect Family Holidays in Zadar

Where oh where can your family spend a holiday to remember? Where can the children have the time of their lives? Where can the parents completely relax knowing that all members of the family are enjoying every single moment? The answer lies in the heart of the Adriatic coast – Zadar! Here are a few tips about how to get your wish for an excellent family holiday fulfilled in 2019:

The right spot on the coast

Find your perfect escape from day-to-day rush by the beautiful sea! Pick a peaceful place on the coast that takes your breath away, a place just a few minutes away from Zadar’s hustle and bustle, a place like Petrčane. Let Pinija Hotel in this charming village be your guide to summer fun both on the beach and by the pool, to being active and relaxing in Mediterranean-inspired wellness, to delicious Dalmatian delicacies, to Zadar’s most exciting attractions in this vibrant historical city.

Never-ending water fun

Have an authentic Dalmatian experience of the Adriatic Sea on the beach! Lounge in the shade of the refreshing pine trees in pure relaxation mode while the kids are swimming and snorkelling to explore the amazing world under the surface without any larger waves in their way.

Why not also let the sun rays caress your skin in the sunbathing area by the pool? Catch a tan or enjoy a cocktail with the beautiful blue sea in sight while the kids are splashing in the pool.

Well-rounded family holiday

Let your family be entertained all day long! With animation for both children and the parents, Pinija Hotel keeps you happily busy from morning to evening. Use your holiday for memorable active family moments – explore the region by bike, play a beach volleyball match or a game of mini golf. Also, allow yourself some pampering with fabulous wellness and beauty treatments at the spa centre and exceptional gastronomical treats taken on an outdoor terrace close to the sea.

Exploring Zadar

Take your family on a trip of discovery along its historical streets and squares! Challenge your children to a climb of almost 200 stairs up the Belltower of St Anastasia’s Cathedral for the ultimate views of the historical peninsula, St Donatus’ Church and the Roman Forum.

Let them run around the almost 200-year-old public park of Jelena Madije while you admire Zadar’s most famous small port – Foša with the impressive Land Gate. Get some refreshment at Petar Zoranić Square with Roman ruins while the kids explore the adjacent Five Wells Square with the Captain’s Tower. Entertain your children with the visit to the Museum of Illusions and round off your tour with some magic in the evening, as you watch the light show made by the Greetings to the Sun while listening to the Sea Organ.

Your holiday in Zadar as a present

For the next summer holiday give your family a true gift – take them to Zadar (Cro. za dar – ‘for a present’). Take them to a place where the children’s joy and laughter continue all day long, where the parents get to fully relax and recharge by the sea.

Beaches Near Zadar – the Best in 2021

Crystal clear sea and sun rays caressing your skin as you relax on a beach… the beach may be sandy, rocky, pebbly, concrete, untouched or with a number of services and activities available, because that’s exactly how diverse beaches near Zadar are. Take a look at a few popular choices and pick your favourite:

Punta Radman, Petrčane

Take in the refreshing scent of pine trees as you lie on a lounger in the cool shade by the sea. Punta Radman beach in Petrčane, just outside Zadar, represents everything the Adriatic coast is famous for: crystal clear water, beach parts to everyone’s taste and available amenities for a great time. So, pick a favourite rock or a spot on the pebbly part of the beach, find refreshment by going for a swim or having a drink in the nearby bar, as your children play in the playground or the inflatable water park.

Queen’s beach, Nin

Sea, sun and sand, as far as the eye can see! Three kilometer long beach in Nin, ancient Croatian town just 15 km from Zadar, was once a favourite choice of the wife of the first Croatian king Tomislav, according to a legend. It is an example of an untouched beach with the exceptional view of Velebit mountain and is also famous for healing mud found nearby. Since it has a large stretch of shallow water, the beach is a particular favourite for families with children. It is also also a great spot to do some (kite) surfing or boarding due to favorable winds.

Dražica, Biograd na Moru

Blue is the sky above, clear sea and the flag flying on Dražica beach in Biograd na Moru, a historical Croatian town, just half an hour drive south from Zadar. The pebbly, family-oriented beach, offers plenty of shade under pine trees and a variety of services: from water fun such as jet ski, water skiing, parasailing, diving, inflatable water park, water slides and pedal boat with slides to playgrounds and sport courts as well as restaurants and snack bars on the shore.

Sakarun, Dugi Otok island

Paint your holiday with the most intense colours of nature! See the turquoise sea, dark green pine trees, white pebbles and sand on Sakarun beach on the northwestern part of Dugi Otok. The extensive beach has a large stretch of shallow water, where families can enjoy great time in breathtaking nature. It takes   roughly two hours to reach it from Zadar.

Zrće, Pag island

Are you ready to party? Then is Zrće beach, not far from Novalja on Pag island, your place to be. The pebbly beach with many available fun activities such as jet ski, parasailing and bungee jumping, is one of the most popular party destinations in Croatia.

Your ideal beach

Be it a secluded, untouched beach in a hidden cove. Or a beach full of exciting activities and services for a great day on the beach. Choose the best for you near Zadar and dive in the crystal clear water for the best possible summer refreshment!

7 Things to Do in Petrčane in 2021

How do you like your holiday? Do you prefer just to rest and enjoy your stay by the sea or action-packed moments? From adrenaline and exploration to pure relaxation, Petrčane offers you a number of things to do: 

1. Get to know Petrčane

Experience the charm of a Dalmatian village! Learn about its past, then follow the traces of history to envisage what life must have been like centuries ago in a place situated between two important towns – the city of Zadar and Nin, the former seat of early Croatian kings.

2. Get busy with fun activities

3,2,1 go! Go for a morning jog or an evening walk along the shore, rent a bike and cycle in Petrčane, to Zadar and wider. Team up for a game of beach volleyball, play (table) tennis or show your skills at the game of mini golf. Do a fitness workout or join in the exercise led by the animation team. Use your holiday to become and stay fit and ensure you get your dosage of happy hormones by being active.

3. Treat yourself to some wellness time

Work on the balance between your body and mind with some pampering! Round off a good workout with (Finnish) sauna, and get a massage, facial and body treatments in the calm ambiance of Wellness and Spa Centre Marea.

4. Go on a gastronomic journey of discovery

Indulge in the delightful tastes of Dalmatian cuisine! Both meat and seafood fans can find and enjoy diverse specialties to their liking, be it food prepared peka style or fish done Dalmatian way, and have a memorable meal at several excellent restaurants in Petrčane.

5. Spend a day in Zadar

Take a stroll along defensive walls (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and historical streets of Zadar, have a break on one of its squares, learn about its history and amazing sights. Feel the pulse of the vibrant city and don’t miss its modern attractions – Sea Organ and Greetings to the Sun at the sunset.

6. Discover wonders of nature

Explore Croatia’s most amazing natural attractions! Petrčane is situated conveniently near national and nature parks both on land and sea, so you can admire cascades and waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes NP and Krka NP, go up the mountain in Paklenica NP and Velebit Nature Park, sail around Kornati Islands NP and Telašćica Nature Park, visit the largest lake in Croatia – Vrana Lake Nature Park.

7. Find your adventure

Dare to do things you don’t normally do! Rent a jet ski or take a banana ride, try wakeboarding or stand up paddling, go parasailing for a burst of adrenaline. For an extra rush, why not take a panoramic flight over Zadar region and archipelago, or consider canoeing (or rafting off season) down Zrmanja river, going on a off road safari on Velebit or rock climbing in Paklenica.

Time well spent on holiday

Take your time to truly relax and recharge. Be active, explore Petrčane and the region for a more complete picture of your holiday destination. Choose fun things you like to do for fulfilling holiday moments in Petrčane!

Choose Your Favourite Restaurant in Petrčane, Croatia

Did you know that Dalmatian cuisine is among the healthiest in the world? So why not use the opportunity to try the very best of it while on holiday in Croatia and treat yourself to a healthy yet delicious meal that takes you straight to culinary paradise? Take a pick from the list of the top restaurants in Petrčane where you can have a memorable meal and a great time:

Konoba Orka

Round off a perfect day at the beach with an excellent meal at Konoba Orka, in the immediate proximity of Pinija Hotel! The friendly staff will show you the way to the outdoor terrace where you can enjoy not only exceptional food but also fabulous views. Treat yourselves to traditional Dalmatian meat, fish and seafood specialties your palate will truly appreciate! The menu also includes a variety of European dishes, from pizzas to barbecue. 

Konoba Pjero

Feel at home in the family run tavern Konoba Pjero, located by the sea and just a short walk from Punta Radman. It’s a place to relax in a friendly atmosphere and enjoy traditional Mediterranean cuisine. So, dive in their exceptional fish and seafood dishes or go for the equally delicious steak for an outstanding holiday meal!

Konoba Toka

Have a nice meal in the refreshing shade of vines at Konoba Toka, a family run restaurant located in a renovated stone house with a traditional interior and outdoor terrace in a quiet street. A short walk from Punta Radman is all it takes to reach this place with great atmosphere and savory Mediterranean specialties, which include both fish and meat dishes. 

Restaurant Sidro

Feel like having some pizza? For the best one in Petrčane head to the restaurant named Sidro, just a street away from Konoba Toka. But pizza is not the only excellent dish on their menu – they also serve delicious fish and seafood specialties as well as pasta and grill. Their friendly staff makes sure your family feels fully relaxed and enjoys a great meal!

Liburna

Eat your amazing meal with a great view of the sea at Liburna! Situated at the seafront, in the centre of the village, you can expect great ambiance, particularly during dinner time with the amazing sight of the setting sun. Pick traditional Dalmatian cuisine with locally produced vegetables and wine and treat your taste buds to wonderful flavours of Mediterranean food.

Kraljevski vinogradi

Wine & dine like royals at Kraljevski vinogradi (Cro. ‘Royal vineyards’)! Situated on a hillock overlooking Punta Skala, the place is famous for wine production. Take a walk in the vineyard, then have a lovely dinner accompanied by exquisite wines, some of which are native Dalmatian such as Crljenak (also known as Zinfandel or Primitivo), Pošip and Plavac Mali. To make a meal even more special, go before the sunset so that you can enjoy spectacular view of the sea and the setting sun.

Excellent dining within easy reach

Apart from Konoba Orka (on Punta Radman) and Kraljevski vinogradi (near Punta Skala), the other four restaurants are situated in the centre of Petrčane, either on the seafront or nearby. So, choose one or all and treat yourself to an unforgettable meal to complete your wonderful holiday experience!

Wellness and Spa Heaven in Dalmatia

Perfect calm around you, light music in the background, subtle yet pleasant fragrance in the air… It’s just the right ambiance to clear your mind and sink in deep relaxation. So, foster your sense of well-being by treating yourself to some pampering at a wellness and spa centre in Dalmatia. Here’s what it involves:

Finding time for yourself

Make a change from everyday routine and shift focus to relaxation! Work out outside just a few steps away from the sea or indoors with a remarkable view, then indulge in facial and body treatments in a pleasant environment. Find your perfect retreat for a stress relief in the charming village of Petrčane and spend restful moments surrounded by Mediterranean greenery breathing the refreshing sea air.

Your wellness haven in Petrčane

Enjoy peace and quiet of Dalmatian village Petrčane, which happens to be conveniently near Zadar. More importantly, pick a hotel that can make your dream of pure relaxation come true. For example, a complete wellness experience in beautiful surroundings awaits you in Pinija Hotel on Punta Radman peninsula in Petrčane.

So, step into the world of well-being at the Wellness and Spa Centre Marea within Pinija Hotel, where you can indulge in complete relaxation. Apart from their very own authentic treatments and the use of top quality care products, the centre welcomes you to enjoy your stress-free moments in soothing ambiance. To keep fit and regain strength following a good workout, guests also have at their disposal a fitness centre, an indoor pool, saunas, massages, jacuzzi, relax zone with the Himalayan wall.

A wealth of treatments to choose from

One to de-stress, one for the soul, one to take you to the land of dreams. Pick a massage that matches well your needs and wishes in that precise moment. Watch your skin glow as you treat it to special facial and body care. At Wellness and Spa Centre Marea you can also add a Mediterranean touch to your well-being by opting for authentic treatments that include Mediterranean herbs and fragrant plants as well as the amazing Nin salt.

Personalized wellness options

Travelling to Dalmatia on business? Spending some romantic moments just the two of you? Arriving to the region specifically for a wellness break? Regardless of your reasons, Wellness and Spa Centre Marea offers you various relax programs to choose from, which include several treatments for a perfect wellness experience.

Special wellness offers

Can you imagine a more perfect weekend than indulging in deep relaxation with a view of the sea? Then why not use Pinija Hotel’s special wellness offers and treat yourself to an amazing break in Dalmatia which includes excellent accommodation with half-board as well as full access to spa zone and discounts for the wellness treatments. After all, even if you don’t live near the region, you’re just a flight away from the most restful stay. Ever.

It’s time to relax

So, find your wellness and spa heaven in Dalmatia and restore the balance between your body and mind. You deserve it. And you know you want to. 

Get a Taste of Traditional Food in Dalmatia

Take time to taste the passion with Dalmatian cuisine! It’s fresh fish and seafood, seasonal vegetables, it’s a touch of golden olive oil and native herbs, it’s unique meat specialties, it’s a few drops of excellent wine. It’s love. Dalmatian cuisine doesn’t only take your taste buds on an amazing gastronomical journey, but it invites you to truly appreciate the food, the ambiance, the time spent together.

Begin with the right appetizer

Warm or cold, get ready for an exceptional introduction to Dalmatian cuisine! Have a piece of the unique Pag island cheese, a slice of Nin šokol and Dalmatian prosciutto or take the first dive into the Adriatic tastes with an octopus salad, marinated sardines or anchovies. You can also warm up with delicious cuttlefish risotto or a buzara (tomato-based sauce) with mussels or shrimps.

A fabulous main course of your choice

Meat or fish, you’re in for an excellent dish! Be it a brudet (Dalmatian fish stew) with polenta or simple grilled fresh fish with potatoes and Swiss chard, Dalmatian fish specialties perfectly reflect the flavours of the Adriatic Sea. The same is true of seafood, particularly with dishes such as home made pasta with a selection of seafood or octopus a la peka. (Peka refers to a unique style of slow cooking, which includes a cast-iron casserole with a bell-shaped lid placed in the fireplace with embers under and on top of it).

Peka is also one of the best ways to prepare juicy meat dishes. The famous Dalmatian lamb meat prepared with potatoes and vegetables in peka has rich flavour impossible to forget. Pašticada is another perfectly balanced Dalmatian dish truly appreciated by meat lovers. An example of slow cooking, pašticada is usually served with gnocchi following a day-long marinating and several hours of cooking.

Savoury side dish

Perfect side dish for a well-rounded meal! Dalmatian cuisine is well known for its use of fresh, seasonal vegetables which wonderfully complement the main dish. Similarly, homemade pasta adds just the right touch to an amazing meal.

Delightful dessert

Get your Dalmatian treat, simple and sweet! Fresh, dried or used in a cookie or a cake, fig is a favourite Dalmatian dessert just as the small balls of happiness fritule (doughnut like pastry) are a must for every festive occasion. Dalmatian cuisine is famous for its use of olive oil and native plants, so don’t be surprised when offered a cookie with olive oil and rosemary, even lavender.

Enjoy a Dalmatian meal like Dalmatians do

Treat your taste buds to a delicious experience by picking a traditional Dalmatian meal! Let Pinija restaurant be the first stop on your culinary trip of discovery. Still, don’t just choose your favourite Dalmatian dish, but embrace the lifestyle as well. Take the time to completely enjoy the exquisite flavours of food prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients by sharing the meal with people you care about the most. So, raise a glass of excellent Dalmatian wine and toast to an unforgettable meal!

Amazing Places to Visit near Zadar

Love to explore beautiful nature? Curious to find out more about cultural-historical heritage of Zadar region? Want to visit places where time seems to have stopped? There are a great number of exciting places to discover within a short distance from Zadar. Check out amazing excursion spots which will enrich your overall holiday experience:

Wonders of nature

Sail and swim around breathtaking islands. Hike and climb to reach mountain tops. Explore exciting rivers and lakes. In a relatively small area, there are quite a few wonders of nature to be discovered, including three national parks and two nature parks.

Find refreshment hiking the trails in Paklenica National Park, which is famous for its extraordinary geomorphological shapes and primeval beech forests (UNESCO’s World Heritage Site). Let the waterfalls, cascades and lakes of Krka River take your breath away. Witness the amazing force of nature by taking a panoramic flight over or sailing around Kornati Islands National Park, famous for their variety of shapes and sizes as well as rich underwater world.

While sailing to see Kornati islands, don’t miss Telašćica, a nature park known for its magnificent bay, cliffs and salt lake Mir. The second nature park in the area, Vrana Lake, is a popular cycling destination famous for rich biodiversity.

Charming towns and villages

Go back in time, discover legends, imagine what life must have been like for people living in the region centuries ago. Every village, every town has a unique story to tell. Besides Zadar’s modern and historical attractions, Šibenik is another city full of amazing sights and only a bit more than an hour away. Visit UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites – St James’ Cathedral and St Nicholas’ Fortress, then go up to St Michael’s Fortress for the spectacular views.

Take a stroll in Nin, the former royal seat of early Croatian kings, where you will find the world’s ‘smallest cathedral’ – Church of the Holy Cross, Statue of Gregory of Nin which brings good luck and the unique Salt Museum. If you are interested in a photo safari along the beautiful Zrmanja river, you will also get to see the picturesque fishermen’s town of Novigrad, its ancient fortress and typical Dalmatian architecture. To learn more about the hinterland, tradition of wine and olive production, visit Benkovac, just an hour away from Zadar.

Pick an island

Hop onto the islands! While there are many to choose from, the most popular destinations include Pag, Dugi Otok as well as Ugljan and Pašman, both of which are an excellent cycling and hiking destinations. Dugi Otok will amaze you with its extraordinary nature, Veli rat lighthouse, famous Sakarun beach, Strašna peć cave and Telašćica bay. For a unique, partially moonlike, landscape head to Pag, where you will be delighted with its rich cultural-historical heritage, exceptional Pag island cheese and lamb specialties.

Fulfilling holiday experience

Go east and west, go north and south. Whichever direction you take, you’ll be heading to places with extraordinary cultural-historical heritage and breathtaking landscape… for an unforgettable holiday!

The Best Activities for a Family Holiday in Zadar Region

Top Experiences for Families in Zadar (Region) in 2021

What makes a great family holiday? The key lies in keeping everyone happy. So, start by picking a destination that has a lot to offer to your family as a whole and its every individual member. For amazing family-friendly holiday experiences, check out the following options and suggestions for Zadar region:

Your very own sightseeing tours

Don’t cram as many sights as possible into as little time as it gets! Quite the opposite,  pick and see the selected sights, those that everyone will love and just take it easy. For example, spend a lovely family afternoon together in Zadar – visit the Museum of Illusions, count all the steps you need to climb to get to the top of the Belltower of St Anastasia’s Cathedral, dance to the Sea Organ while enjoying the light show created by the Greeting to the Sun.

Let your children pretend play to be knights and explorers while visiting castles, forts and ruins you wish to see in the region. Enjoy a fabulous view from the Fort of St Michael on Ugljan, climb to the ruins of a fort on the hill overlooking Novigrad and admire the site where Zrmanja river meets the sea, learn more about life in the hinterland by visiting Benkovac and its castle, search for the supposedly hidden treasure of the Knights Templars in their former estate in Vrana.

Having family fun in nature

Make a trip to stunning wonders of nature enjoyable for every member of the family! When exploring Paklenica National Park, allow your children to try out rock climbing up easier routes in Klanci or play a game of ‘the first to spot the Helmet, the Organ and the Witch’, i.e. cave formations in Manita peć. Share a family adventure by going kayaking (or rafting in off season) along Zrmanja river or on Vrana Lake Nature Park. If you go sailing to Telašćica Nature Park, remember to bring along snorkelling gear as well as a carrot or two for the donkeys near Mir Lake.

Adrenaline thrills for the whole family

Embark on an adventure with your family and share exciting moments together! You can try out an adrenaline park in Kožino between Zadar and Petrčane and go on an off-road trip of discovery riding a quad. For an adrenaline-filled day, plan a trip to Fun Park Mirnovec in Biograd na Moru (one-hour ride south of Zadar).

Fun for everyone … to each their own

Share and go solo! Plan your family outings and enjoy quality time, but also let every member of the family have their me-time. For example, at Pinija Hotel you can use the available facilities and services for a game of beach volleyball or mini golf, to try water sports and rent a bike, and you can also enjoy fun activities to your liking led by the animation team. So, while the children spend time playing with their peers at the Pini Kids Club, the parents can simply rest by the pool, have a wellness treatment or join in various activities.

For the smile that never fades

Keeping the smile on the faces of every family member is an unmistakable sign that your holiday is an absolute winner! So, make a list of top experiences your family will enjoy and make them happen in Zadar region.

An Overview of Various Types of Beaches near Zadar

Top Beaches near Zadar for Every Traveller in 2019

Sea, sun … and sand! Or pebbles. Maybe even rocks. How about that thick shade? Or that quiet spot with no one around? To single out among the numerous beaches in Zadar region the ones that are lovelier and better suited to your taste than the others, check out the following types:

Family favourites

Safe access, a wide stretch of shallow water, plenty of shade. Playgrounds, water parks and slides, fun activities within easy reach. There are a number of beaches in the entire region that tick all or most of the boxes for a family to fully enjoy spending time by the sea. Apart from Pinija beach, the top choices include Kolovare and Borik in Zadar, Dražica in Biograd na Moru, the sandy beaches in Nin’s Lagoon especially the Queen’s Beach.

Beaches adapted for people with disabilities

Take joy in the healing power of the sea! To enable all visitors to experience its beneficial effect on the body and mind, many towns and hotels are working on shaping the beaches according to the needs of people with disabilities. For example, Pinija beach in Petrčane provides easier access to the sea while Vitrenjak beach in Zadar also offers a ramp.

Pet-friendly beaches

Travelling with pets in Zadar region? While there have been increasing efforts to expand the existing number of pet-friendly services, not many beaches are officially available for your furry friends. Still, your pet represents the perfect excuse to explore the ‘wild’ beaches of the region in addition to the pet-friendly beach in Privlaka or the recently arranged spot in Zadar’s Foša.

A choice of beaches for sailing fans

Go sailing on a quest to find the ultimate beach! Look for romance in hidden quiet coves, have your snorkeling and diving adventure as you anchor near an untouched beach. The countless islands and islets of wider Zadar area provide you with a lot to explore, to see typical villages where time seems to have stopped or places where no man seems to have been before.

Apart from the world famous Sakarun beach with turquoise water or Telašćica (bay) Nature Park, both on Dugi Otok island, you may like to check out Lojena beach on Levrnak island (Kornati island group), Strunac cove on Žut island, Ćinta bay on Ugljan island, or simply look for the one that takes your breath away at first sight, maybe on Olib, Silba, Ist, Molat, Iž island or many others.

The most popular naturist beaches

Keep it simple, enjoy it completely! Zadar region is naturist-friendly with a number of designated beaches such as Crvena luka in Biograd na Moru,  Sabunike in Nin, Punta Skala in Petrčane, Sovinje in Tkon on Pašman, Straško in Novalja on Pag, Jelenica near Kukljica on Ugljan.

Experience the essence of the Adriatic Sea in Dalmatia

Crystal clear sea, light refreshing breeze, sheltered spot under the fragrant pine trees… Have your dose of feel-good moments by the sea surrounded by Mediterranean greenery. For that purpose, fans of nature like to explore the beaches on the green islands of Ugljan, Pašman and the smallest inhabited island Lazaret and many others. Or you can simply rest and recharge in absolute tranquility on the beach of the Pinija Hotel in Petrčane and have that unique Adriatic feel of pure pleasure.