Biograd is ideally positioned as a centre of the Adriatic coast Riviera and Dalmatian nautical heaven. If there is a place on the Adriatic coast to visit and explore for its beauty, its ideal position, harmony, cordial people and the proximity of the most important Croatian national parks and protected areas of nature, then it is certainly Biograd (at sea).
It is located in the Pasman Bay, 25 km south of Zadar with its beautiful beaches, pine forests and sunny bays. What makes Biograd an astounding destination are its natural surroundings, proximity to National Park Kornati, Krka National Park and Nature Park Vransko Lake – an ornithological reserve, a rich game fishing ground , also of interest to canoeists and bird watchers.
Biograd (at sea) is a famous destination for boaters whose destination is the Kornati archipelago. Boat races, sailing and diving schools and other nautical activities are organized throughout the year. Marina Kornati in Biograd has about 500 berths at sea and 200 on the mainland.
It is rare that, as in this part of Adriatic coast, nature was so generous and created one of the most indented archipelago in the world. The nearest island that is connected by daily boat service with Biograd is the island of Pasman. In the vicinity of Biograd is a small island called Vrgada where trips are organized. Trips are also organized to the National park Kornati that has, with its peculiarity and indescribable beauty, deserved to be declared as the pearl of the Adriatic.
In addition, we take you in the National parks Krka and Paklenica, then to stunning Plitvice Lakes and park of nature and natural phenomena Vransko Lake.
Come to this beautiful city that has so much experience and is just around the corner!
Biograd is hidden in the blue bosom of the islands which are arranged like pearls along the most indented part of the Croatian coast and offers many attractions within which every visitor will quickly find something for themselves.
On the northern side of Biograd there is the bay Bošana, with a large pebble beach. On the south there is beach Dražice to which is continued sandy beach Soline surrounded by pine forest, which is embroidered with walking and jogging trails.
Quality is paramount. If you want a quality family or a romantic holiday, we recommend hotel accommodation in one of our 4 hotels. Whether you choose the Hotel Ilirija, Hotel Adriatic or Hotel Kornati in Biograd and Hotel Villa St. Donat in St. Philip and Jakov, you will choose the best. Each of them has its own particularities, and their common characteristics are high comfort, closeness to the sea and many facilities that are available to you as a customer, starting with restaurants, swimming pools, bars, wellness, through animation and entertainment program for children and adults.
Do you want an adventure? Would you like to spend your holiday actively? Enjoy a wide variety of activities that we can offer through an active vacation. Opportunities for diving, sailing, jet ski, trekking, cycling, climbing are at your hands.
Are you interested in challenges? Canoe safari and river rafting on Zrmanja, triathlon challenges in nature, paragliding in the immediate vicinity of the hotel are just some of the options for those who want the adrenaline and want to spend their holiday actively. For those who like a moderate or classical sporting activities there is 14 fully equipped tennis courts with night lighting, as well as mini-golf courts.
Biograd history and culture
Biograd most likely originated from the ruins of ancient Blandona. It is first mentioned in the tenth century. Under the Croatian kings, Biograd na Moru is a parish and later a royal city.
Year 1050. King Petar Kresimir founded a diocese in Biograd, erected a male and a female Benedictine monastery and a church of St. John. The remains of villa Rustica are preserved from the Roman period. In early 12th century, i.e. 1102 year in Biograd, Croatian – Hungarian king Koloman was crowned. In the 13th and 14th Century Biograd is governed by Cetina princes, Bribir dukes Šubic and Vrana Templars. From the 15th until the end of the 18th century, Biograd was under Venetian rule and suffered numerous casualties in the Venetian – Turkish wars.
Biograd environment is rich in antiquities from the Croatian past:documents mention churches, monasteries and castles.
In the City Museum you can see many artefacts and evidence of the turbulent past of Biograd. There are interesting archaeological collections from the prehistoric, ancient and early Croatian findings, the ship cargo from the 16 century, and many other exhibits.
From Old Croatian period there are two churches, one of which was a large, three-boat basilica.
Among other sights you can see the remains of the monastery of St. John, then the church St.Anastasia with baroque altars from 1761 and two small churches from 1850 – St.Roko and St.Antonio. With all the aforementioned, in the wider area of Biograd, there are remains of an ancient aqueduct, as well as other prehistoric sites.