There are innumerable possibilities to further enrich your visit to the Paklenica Riviera. The National Parks: Paklenica, Krka, Kornati, and Plitvice Lakes, as well as the Nature Parks Northern Velebit, Vransko Lake, and Telaščica Bay will delight you with the infinite beauty of nature, and the historical urban centers of Zadar, Nin, and Pag with their perfect harmony of ancient and modern. The impressive beauty of the Velebit Mountain can most intensively be experienced on photo-safari excursions. A trip sailing by sea all the way to the rapids on the Zrmanja River is an unforgettable experience… Another 3 sites on the UNESCO World Heritage list are also located in the vicinity – The Plitvice Lakes National Park, the historical nucleus of the city of Trogir, and the Cathedral of St. James in Šibenik….
Zadar is an ancient Mediterranean port city. The old town, surrounded by walls and towers on a peninsula, with a new, urban part is connected by a bridge, a symbol of the city.
Built on Roman urban principles, where there are several major longitudinal streets traversed by a greater number of latitudinal streets, give the city a rectangular shape. The old town is a treasure trove of archaeological treasures and monuments to the ancient, medieval and Renaissance periods. This is visible by a number of sacral and architectural monuments – the church of sv. Donat [St. Donatus] where every summer the sounds of Zadar’s musical evenings echo, the Roman Forum near the main square, Kalelarga – the longest and widest street, the Cathedral of sv. Stošije [St. Anastasia], an Archaeological Museum with its exceptional treasures and many other monuments of cultural and historical heritage (town gate, Arsenal, churches, museums…).
In a city with the most beautiful sunset, in a maritime archipelago facing a multitude of islands and islets, which protect the city from the strong winds, enjoy the symphony of the Sea Organ and magical urban light installation Pozdrav suncu [Greeting the Sun] near the new harbour for cruise ships.
Enjoy the Mediterranean cuisine, taste the sweet Maraschino cherry liqueur, and take a swim from one of the sandy beaches in the Zadar area!
On a small island in the middle of a shallow lagoon the small town of Nin can be found with its old centre, connected to the mainland by two stone bridges. Nin has had an exciting past and today a lovely present. All its stories, all its beauty and natural wealth are here to be enjoyed and to find joy, health and spiritual satisfaction which are so much needed today.
Nin is the European Destination of Excellence (EDEN). It is well known for its medicinal mud which reliably cures many illnesses. There is a saltworks producing salt before your very eyes and whose tradition is a thousand years old. Touching the big toe on the statue of Grgur Ninski – tradition has it-brings good luck. Indeed, one foreign portal has included it among the ten most attractive world symbols of luck. It is worth giving it a try!
Pag is the island of the North Dalmatian group with surface of 284,5 km2. Climate on the island is Meditarranean, the biggest part of the island is rocky ground, while smaller part is covered by macchia. In the vallies and fields (Novaljsko, Povljansko, Vlašicko and Dinjsko) wines, vegetables and fruits are cultivated. The area of penninsula Luna is mostly planted with olive trees, so the manufacturing of oil is well developed. Inhabitants also breed sheeps, and make famous Pag cheese.
The tradition on the island is also making of thePag lace. Beside these, the island is also very famous by salt production. Main towns on the island are linked by road which is the extenstion of the Adriatic highway. Pag is linked to the mainland by bridge as well as by ferry lines