North Dalmatia stretches from the Kvarner Riviera down to about Split. Sometimes overlooked as a holiday destination in favour of the more famous resorts and islands further along the coast, the North Dalmatia region has much to offer visitors. The area contains the beautiful coastal towns of Zadar and Sibenik, both of which are lovely to base yourself in. Pag island is also in this part of Croatia - the longest island, it is home to the lively party resort of Novalja.
North Dalmatia includes two regions, Zadar and Sibenik's region. Zadar and Sibenik's regions include about 500 most beautiful islands in Croatia such as Pag, Ugljan, Silba, Vir, Murter, Pasman, Krapanj, Iz, Zlarin, Molat, nacional park Kornati, nature park Telascica on Long island.
Tourist region of Zadar is situated in the center of the Croatian coast, North Dalmation region. Region of Zadar is located in 14% of teritory of Croatia, and 12% of territorial waters. It is one of the most attractive tourist regions in Croatia.
Region of Zadar is composed of many tourist known destinations such as Novigrad, Vir, Zaton, Silba, Pasman, Biograd at the sea, Pakostane, Ugljan, Nin, Lukoran, Maslenica, Little Iz... There are few national parks located around Zadar, like Plitvice, Paklenica, Krka and Kornati, and nature parks such as Velebit and Telascica.
Zadar is center of Zadar's region. It is situated on peninsula, protecting one of the largest natural Adriatic harbours. It became colony in 1th century. After Romans, there were many german and slavic rulers, and in 7th century Croats came, making principality. There were many wars led until 14th century when it became real eastadriatic capital. In 15th century Zadar was under Venice command and development of the city stopped. After World War Two, it is constantly developing.
Tourism of Zadar is based on cultural and entertainment events, yachting, accomodation services, beautiful beaches... There are many autohton products such as Pag chesse, Pag gourds, Posedar dalmatian ham, Dalmatian Sokol, Domestic olive oil, Maraschino, which is trademark of Zadar.
Zadar is first croatian town which had university in 1396. There are many legends related with Zadar, or Zadar's region, such as legend about transmition of St. Simun to Zadar, St. Krsevan legend, St. Anastasia legend, Legend about why Toreta is built... In Zadar there are many monuments you should not circumvent, such as St. Donat's Church, Church from 9th century, unique in Europe, Forum from 1st century from the time of emperor August, Belltower of St. Mary's Church from 1105., St. Peter and Andrew's Church from 5th-6th century, St. Sime's ark, Walls with renaissance Continental door from 16th century, Sea door with built-in roman arch...
You can come to Zadar by bus, car, train, plane, boat... And you can stay in any kind of accommodation you prefer like hotels, camps, private accommodation... Region of Zadar offers many activities like diving, hiking (NP Paklenica), rafting (river Zrmanja), sport fishing, trekking and mountain-bike roads...
There are three national parks in that area: NP Kornati, NP Krka, NP Paklenica. NP Kornati includes 140 islands and cliffs. It has well-indented coast, clear sea... NP of river Krka includes many lakes, waterfalls and rapids. Two most beautiful waterfalls are Rosk and Skradin falls. NP Paklenica includes two canyons, Large and Small Paklenica.
There are two parks of nature in North Dalmatia too. Those are Telascica (bay deep 8 km) and Lake Vransko (largest lake in Croatia). North Dalmatia offers large capacity of accommodation. There are many luxury hotels, apartments, private accommodation, rooms, camps...