Today the streets
on the peninsula are largely free of traffic, ideal for strolling, contemplating
the architecture and soaking in the vibrant atmosphere of the numerous cafes.
climate of the region is mild Mediterranean, averaging nearly 200 sunny days per
year. There are several hundred vineyards, olive groves and fruit orchards within
the area and Zadar's renowned Maraschino liqueur is distilled from a special type
of Morello cherries, unique to the region.
Zadar coastline with around 300 islands and islets offers great sailing, fishing
and scuba diving opportunities.
are four national parks bordering the region! Kornati
archipelago is situated just to the south and consists of almost two hundred
mostly uninhabited islands. Its beauty can be best described by the famous quote
from George Bernard Shaw: "On the last day of the Creation God desired to
crown His work, and thus created Kornati Islands out of tears, stars and breath."
the other side, the Paklenica
National Park, less than an hour's drive from Zadar and nestling in a deep
gorge of the imposing Velebit mountain, is a renowned hiking, trekking and rock-climbing
destination. The mountain is stunningly beautiful and provides a habitat for diverse
plant and animal life, including bears and wolves!
Park of Krka is situated just over an hour's drive from Zadar. The river that
gives it its name runs through a canyon towards the sea, and on its way it forms
lakes, waterfalls and rapids. A 15th century Franciscan monastery lies on a small
island situated between two beautiful waterfalls.
sixteen lakes of Plitvice
National Park of are connected by numerous small streams and brooks that spill
into each other in foaming cascades and thundering waterfalls. An amazing natural
phenomenon and no more than 4000 years old, Plitvice is a protected UNESCO world
natural heritage site. Its thick forests of beech, fir and pine make it a perfect
place for wildlife, including wolves, bears and many bird species.
a short drive away from our properties, the small town
of Nin has a very large place in Croatian history. As the oldest Croatian
royal town, as well as an ancient Liburnian and Roman settlement, Nin has provided
many important archaeological finds, some of which are today displayed in its
archaeological museum. The town itself is situated on a small island in the middle
of a shallow lagoon, laced with long sandy beaches that are ideal for small children.
The nearby natural pool of dark thermal mud (peloid) has long been used for therapeutic
purposes, and has been proven especially effective in relief of some forms of
further along the Dalmatian coast one comes across the historic towns of Sibenik,
With the estimated driving time from our properties of just between one and two
hours, all three places make suitable day-trip destinations worth exploring.