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Excursions

Located on the coast half way between the northernmost and southernmost point of the Croatian Adriatic, the city of Biograd is the ideal starting point for further tourist expeditions of the surrounding area, but also the more distant attractions along the coast. Nearby there are three national parks, two nature parks, and several historical cities, which offer numerous sites for exploration.
If you go north from Biograd you will come upon the cities of Nin and Zadar. Zadar, often referred to as a 'city monument', stores numerous historical monuments in its city centre. Its landmark is a pre-Romanesque Church of St. Donatus built in the 9th century on the Roman Forum which dates back to the 1st century BC. It is also important to mention the city's modern urban attractions like the Sea Organ and the Greeting to the Sun which constantly impress visitors with their spectacular colours and lights.
North of Zadar lies the historical city of Nin, the cradle of ''the world’s smallest cathedral”. It is a unique 9th century church, which, due to the position of its windows and the angle of the fall of light served a kind of calendar and a sundial in the past. There are many other priceless sights to be found in Nin. Further up the coast, on the southern slope of Velebit mountain ranges, resides the Paklenica National Park – a top destination of mountaineers, amateurs and all other nature lovers.

If you go to even farther north and inland to the Lika region, you will encounter one the most magnificent places of Croatia. The Plitvice Lakes – sixteen turquoise lakes flowing into each other through an amazing series of waterfalls and cascades. Due to the natural phenomenon of sedimentation that led to the creation of the lakes and because of their exceptional beauty they were included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Going south from Biograd, there is the historical city of Sibenik with one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world. Built in the 15th and 16th century, the most important parts of the cathedral were built from the stones dug out at the stone excavation site in Brač. The cathedral was the filigree creation of the famous carver and sculptor - Juraj Dalmatinac. Because of its exceptional and priceless beauty, the cathedral entered the List of UNESCO World Heritage.
The Krka National Park, named after the same name river, is another natural pearl found in Sibenik's hinterland. The Park flows downriver into the spectacular view of a vast array of lakes, the deafening roar of foaming waterfalls, cascades and tranquil streams, and all that accompanied by charming reconstructions of the traditional way of life led by the locals.
Vrana Lake – a nature park, natural ornithological reserve and habitat of rare water bird species shimmers in the hinterland of Biograd.
Biograd's archipelago is enriched with the Kornati National Park , which are, with their 150 islands, islets and cliffs, the most numerous group of islands on the Mediterranean. Aside from that, the Kornati are a habitat of natural phenomena like sea cliffs and caves and rare plant and animal species. Their uniqueness is well-praised among yachtsmen.
Kornati’s northern neighbour, the island of Dugi Otok, hides yet another pearl of nature in its south-eastern part - the Telascica Nature Park. It encompasses several natural phenomena, including the most sheltered bay in the Adriatic, high precipitous rocks that rise up to 200 metres above sea level, and a salt lake with healing powers.
Biograd has many tourist agencies that organise excursions to above-mentioned destinations, and some of the tourist boats which take tours to national park Krka and Telašćica are anchored in the city port.


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Tourist Board of the City of Biograd na Moru

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23210 Biograd na Moru
Tel. +385 (0)23 383 123, 385 382
Fax. +385 (0)23 383 123
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