Biograd na Moru Travel Guide
As a tourist resort in Croatia, Biograd na Moru has perfect credentials. This sailing paradise in northern Dalmatia, situated on a peninsula surrounded by superb marinas looking into the Pasman canal, is really worth visiting.
A Biograd na Moru travel can be made either by boat or by car from the Zadar airport which is 15 km away.
The settlement was first inhabited by Illyrian tribes from the inland areas of Croatia. The modern name Biograd was first mentioned in the tenth century, when this town was founded by Croatian kings and hundred years later became the center of the kings and bishops of Croatia. It used to be the seat of Croatian rule in the Middle Ages. When along with the rest of Croatia this town came under the rule of the Hungarian Kingdom, and in 1102 Coloman king of Hungary was crowned here. In 1409 Biograd na Moru was acquired by the Venetian Republic, and was its part until its fall in 1797. The town was practically destroyed in constant clashes between Venetians and Turks in 16th-18th centuries.
Tourist attractions. There is plenty to explore during your Biograd na Moru holidays. You certainly can not miss the St. John Basilica built in 11th century, which is the only ancient monument that has survived after Venetian destruction of the town in 1125. The Pasman island that lies in the vicinity has the Benedictine monastery of Saint Cosmas and Damian built in 1125 and the Franciscan monastery of Saint Duje (14th century). Those who love history will find the Homeland Museum the best attraction of Biograd town. You are also recommended to expand your Biograd na Moru travel and visit Kornati islands, Velebit mountain in Paklenica, Krka waterfalls, Lake Vrana, and historical towns of Nin, Petrcane, Zadar, Sibenik.
Festivals and cultural events. The event that can not be missed during your holidays in Biograd na Moru is the Annual Biograd Boat Show held in October. You should also watch some of the numerous regattas and other kinds of nautical competitions held here throughout the year. A summer Biograd na Moru travel will let you enjoy many entertainment programs organized in Biograd such as folk feasts.
Restaurants Pizzeria Casa Vecchia will surprise any traveler by its delicious food, friendly ambience and reasonable prices. Restaurant Aquarium has a great culinary offer with fresh fish from the Adriatic with grilled vegetables as its specialty. Your Biograd na Moru travel will always rewarded by a visit to restaurant Marina Kornati which offers traditional Dalmatian cuisine. Romantic couples will also like Lavender Bed Bar in Adriatic Hotel, which really uses beds instead of seats.
Beaches. Many of Biograd na Moru beaches can be found along a promenade south of the city center, with the most popular and developed of them being a Blue Flag Drazica beach. Nearby Soline sandy beach is also very popular. Those who seek an uncrowded place should go to Kumenat beach, a small pebble beach with a bar. The stretch of the coast between Kumenat and Crvena Luka is reserved for nudists.
Active vacations. You can spend your Biograd na Moru holidays in a dynamic and exciting way. Take up water skiing, surfing, boating, volleyball, scuba diving, handball, basketball, boulles, or mini golf. Biograd na Moru with its unagitated sea flora and fauna is a suitable place to try scuba diving and snorkeling.