Biograd na Moru

BIOGRAD NA MORU

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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!

Tourism

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.

History

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.

Source: www.marinakornati.com/en/biograd

VIS ISLAND

Vis island

Come to the island of Vis and find out why all its visitors call it superb and magnificent. In our offer of accommodation on Vis you can find more than 250 units, of which the largest number are apartments and private rooms. Accommodation included in our offer is air conditioned and often has a beautiful view of the open sea. You’ll be amazed by the proximity to clean beaches, with the clearest and most refreshing sea. The famous beach Stiniva is located on the island of Vis, on the south side of the island. Book an apartment and go on a tour. Get mesmerized by the starry sky. In addition to Vis, do visit the islands surrounding it, as well as the popular island Biševo where the great Blue Cave is hiding.

One of the farthest inhabited islands of Croatia – Vis – will treat its visitors to the rich remains of Issa, the largest ancient Greek colony. Everybody will be delighted with the heavenly untouched nature, the turquoise glimmer of its hidden caverns and the volcanic islets of its archipelago. A summer spent on Vis will be filled with fishermen’s feasts, the rich flavors of indigenous delicacies and, quite unexpectedly, international ballet.

Solitary Vis in the shadow of its ancient glory

As early as the fourth century BC, Vis island marked the beginning of the antique history of Dalmatia. The remains of the largest ancient Greek colony, Issa, are visited by history lovers on both its localities: the hill of Gradina close to Vis town and the archeological park Martvilo. The town’s other prominent site is the sixteenth century monastery on the Prirovo peninsula, which was built atop the remains of an ancient theater. Gospina batarija (Our Lady’s battery) – a former 19th century fort – houses Vis’ priceless archeological collection, whose highlight is the bronze head of the goddess Artemis.

The island is also decorated with gorgeous Renaissance holiday homes of the then-aristocracy and the churches they commissioned. A chief sight among these is the thirteenth-century church of Saint Nicholas above the town of Komiža. More recent history is mirrored in the many military forts, reminiscent of the days when Vis was off limits to foreigners.

The turquoise caves and volcanic archipelago of Vis

A silver lining of the forty-five years of army-imposed isolation, which Vis had to endure until 1989, had an excellent effect on the preservation of the island’s nature, so that it can nowadays be described as truly heavenly. Among the best-preserved islands in the Mediterranean, its visitors will revel in the exploration of the magical caves – Krajicine, Zelene on the small island of Ravnik and the most famous among them, the Blue cave on Biševo.

Besides Biševo, there are other two islands situated at the mouth of the bay of Komiza, Jabuka and Brusnik, they are Croatia’s only volcanic islands. These natural geological monuments are the wardens of the endemic plant life of the Adriatic. Vis is also famous for its Zaglav sandy beach and numerous bays, such as Rogačić, where one can truly forget the passing of time.

Vis – the island of ballet entangled in fishing nets

The island of Vis has kept its fishing tradition alive in a unique institution, the Museum of fishing, which was opened in Komiža harbor as early as the sixteenth century. The celebration of this tradition is one of the most celebrated fishermen’s feasts on the Adriatic. Those who visit Komiža that night will enjoy live music and be impressed with Vis specialties such as the Komiža flatbread with sardines.

Vis serves up its autochthonous flavor also in the glasses of its most famous wine, Vugava, which is cultivated around the town of Podšpilje, and also in the Isseta – a brandy made of local medicinal herbs.

Source: www.adriatic.hr/en/guide/dalmatia-island-vis/ri-11

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