Once a crown city of Croatian kings, Biograd on the sea is today a well-known tourist and nautical center in the very center of the Adriatic coast. The city is of ideal size for living. It lies on a peninsula surrounded by modern marinas looking onto the unforgettable sea strait of the Pašman canal and the islands scattered in it.
A geographic position in the heart of the Adriatic surrounded by national parks and nature parks, a rich tourist tradition with cultural and sports amusements are only some of the reasons for choosing Biograd as a destination for an interesting and dinamic vacation.
Drage is a small village near Pakostane which at first sight conquer visitors charm and the natural environment where rugged coastline with numerous bays and sandy beaches offers guests wishing to be alone “own” part of the sea far away from mass tourism. Nature has created the perfect beaches and the clean sea. Although Drage are very close to cities such as Zadar and Sibenik, by the peace it could by measured with some other places on the islands, but with all the conveniences of modern life.
Šibenik is in the central part of the Croatian Adriatic Coast, in the picturesque and indented bay where the Krka River, one of the most beautiful karst rivers in Croatia enters the sea. Šibenik, the oldest native Croatian city on the Adriatic, is located in the most protected natural harbour, in the centre of the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea, at the mouth of the beautiful Krka River, at the sources of Croatia’s rich history, probably in the place where some of the original Croatian settlers first saw the blue sea, as capricious as it is beautiful that both protected and defended them, fed and took care of them for as long as they could remember.
In the fertile plain hinterland, near Lake Vrana is located Crow. A place that has a special place in the history of this region and the fight against the Ottomans, Crow is always their economic significance, beauty and abundance of water attracted the attention of landowners and their desire for the settlement of this area. Even in the 9th century is mentioned fortress “Castrum Aureanae” around which later developed settlement. At a time when the Crow fell to the Turks, Yusuf Mašković native of Crows, gave 1643 as build “Maškovića han”, which is thought to welcome his old age in peace, however due to premature death, Han was left unfinished. Today is “Maškovića han” one of the most important monuments of Islamic secular architecture in Croatia.
The island Vrgada is situated in front Pakostane and associated with a boat service. Constantine Porphyrogenitus is mentions in the Middle Ages, was of importance as maritime surveillance point Adriatic times. Even today, there are the ruins of a medieval fortress. Vrgada the whole in a pine forest on the north side stretches a long sandy beach of red sand that is an oasis to enjoy the sun and sea. A smaller portion of the island today, agricultural processing. Remaining permanently inhabited, mostly by older people maintain extensive agriculture. It boils down to the sheep, poultry, maintenance of olive groves and cultivation of vegetables for their own use.
Zadar is a city of exceptional history and rich cultural heritage, a city of tourism. Situated in the heart of the Adriatic, Zadar is the urban center of northern Dalmatia as administrative, economic, cultural and political center of the region. Zadar is a city monument, surrounded by historical ramparts, a treasury of the archaeological and monumental riches of ancient and medieval times, Renaissance and many contemporary architectural achievements such as the first sea organs in the world.
It may be that the loveliest inscription of Zadar´s exceptional sunset was written by the famous Alfred Hitchcock. On the occasion of his visit to Zadar, in May 1964, while observing the luxurious game played by the sun the Maestro said: »Zadar has the most beautiful sunset in the world, more beautiful than the one in Key West, in Florida, applauded at every evening.