Privlaka Travel Guide

Those who like serenity, a lot of sun and sandy beaches will certainly enjoy their stay in Privlaka, Croatia. This small tourist place with many shallow sandy lagoons, far from traffic or any industrial zones, won’t leave you indifferent.

You can reach Privlaka by train, ferry-boat or bus from Zadar (25 km).

Archeological findings prove that there was the early Neolithic settlement in this area. The town was first documented in 1296 as a wine-growing area, and later through the history it was also famous as a place for the traders of sand called "sabunjari".

Tourist attractions. Those with a great interest in architecture and history of Croatia should visit the churches that mushroom the area. These include the church of St. Barbara (13th c.) near the village of Grbici, the ruins of the church of St. Kate (14th c.) about 1 km north of St. Barbara, the church of St Peter (17th c.), the church of St Christopher (1398), and the church of St Vid (14th c.). The real pearl of Dalmatian architecture is the parish church of St Mary (19th c.), featuring an altarpiece from a cycle of Mary's life.

Festivals and cultural events. The best event of summer is "Privlaka night", organized on the fourth of August. It is characterized by a gastronomic feast, cultural and music performances. Smaller events such as "Klapa festival", "Fishermen's night", and football competitions are also worth visiting during your Privlaka holidays.

Restaurants. As for gastronomic offer of Privlaka, it will leave you spoilt for choice. Home-made organic food can be enjoyed in Pizzerias "Amico" and "Aloha", taverns "Planura" and "Marinko", buffets "Diana", "Vruljice", "Jadran", Restaurant "Leut", etc.

Beaches. Privlaka travel is so popular mainly due a great number of sandy beaches and the shallow sea, which is great for family tourism. Near Privlaka there is a famous settlement Sabunike with its dazzling beaches. In addition, there are many coves with peloid, medicinal mud.

Active vacations. The active travelers will not get bored during their holidays in Privlaka. The cyclists have an 8 km long cycle track at their disposal. Those who come here for water sport activities should go to the center "Surfmania". The sport offer of the condominium Zaton (1,5 km from the town) includes water skiing, diving centre, sea aerobic, equestrian centre, golf, tennis, etc.