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Pirovac is a picturesque Dalmatian town and, along with Primošten, Vodice and Murter, the most important tourist centre of the Šibenik Rivera. The Pirovac Bay abounds in beautiful bays and numerous pebble beaches, and the nearby fairy-like island Sveti Stjepan (Saint Stephen) has remnants of an ancient monastery. The southern leg of the Pirovac bay, Makirina, is a natural bathing site with curative mud whose quality surpasses that found in all other such places known in Croatia. Two national parks are nearby – Kornati and Krka, and Vransko jezero Nature Park is only 5 km away.
Ždrelac is a town on the island of Pasman. It was named after a narrow passage, called Ždril, on whose end it is situated and which divides Ždrelac and Pasman islands. It’s an intersection of sea routes for excursions to nearby islands and the Kornati archipelago and an attractive destination for boaters and water sports enthusiast. Beautiful beaches and clean sea attract tourists and weekenders, which makes Ždrelac the most popular resort of the citizens of Zadar. The island economy is based on agriculture, wine-growing, olive-growing, fishing and tourism.
This small town between the sea and the Velebit Mountains is located on an important crossroads where the Adriatic highway runs from Rijeka to Dubrovnik, leading to the mainland towards Gospić, Plitvice Lakes and Zagreb. Karlobag is a wonderful blend of the Mediterranean and the continent, where the sea is crystal clear and the most beautiful mountain in Croatia are only a few minutes’ drive away. The town’s turbulent history is visible in the ruins of a medieval fortress above the town – Fortica and several churches. You’ll find lot of literary and art treasures there, among other things, a picture of the Last Supper by an unknown author.
Make an effort, come and find the village of Povljana on the southwest coast of the island of Pag, a true paradise for the body and soul. There is a lot of Mediterranean vegetation, divine peace, plenty of sunshine, clear blue sea and sandy, pebbly and rocky beaches that are scattered amongst the numerous coves and bays. The medicinal mud at lake Segal and bird habitat in the forest setting of Veliko blato offer additional enjoyment. Here, gourmets will be particularly happy with the famous Pag lamb, ham and cheese, which they can pour down with a glass of Povljana’s Gegić.
The early Croatian royal town of Nin is about 15 km away from Zadar. Inhabited for 3000 years, it is an important archaeological locality. There are the remains of the largest ancient temple in the Adriatic, mosaics, a church called the smallest cathedral in the world, a unique romantic period coronation church, the ancient Croatian ship Condura and so on. They all bear witness to the ancient times and the time when the town was the seat of the Bishop and the first capital city of the Croats. It is located in a shallow lagoon surrounded by fields and salt pans and long sandy beaches, and has the greatest site of medicinal mud in the country. Today, the welcoming hosts, culinary delights, offer at the Zaton Holiday Resort and the private accommodation in Nin and Zaton attract eco and cultural tourists. The most popular entertainment event is Ninska šokolijada, which promotes the ancient dried meat specialty of this region – “šokol”.