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Northern Dalmatia

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Northern Dalmatia

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Northern Dalmatia is a coastal region in Croatia.

The region benefits from some of the best scenery that Croatia has to offer along with some truly breathtaking National Parks. The region also offers its visitors many beautiful and unspoilt islands and historical cities. It is not so prone to the extreme tourist-influxes that Southern Dalmatia experiences, yet it still has much to offer as a holiday destination.


The region is home to several exceptionally beautiful and historic coastal cities and towns. Many of these destinations are traditional and picture-postcard.

  • Zadar is the region's capital and is a regional transport hub. From Zadar, most parts of the region can be reached whether by railroad, bus or ferry. The city also features a beautiful Old Town with many old buildings and 34 churches fro visitors to admire. The city is particularly beautiful during the summer months when many restaurants offer al fresco dining in the various courtyards and squares. Almost all of the Dalmatian islands can be reached from the port, which offer a whole other aspect to the region's appeal.
  • Sibenik is a medieval town located some 45 miles south of Zadar. The town is perched on a gentle hill and is located very close by to the Krka Falls and Kornati island group, perhaps the best-known Croatian archipelago.
  • Nin is a small town located a short distance north of Zadar. This town has a small cluster of historic buildings located on a small island away from the predominantly residential parts of the town. Nin is well situated for access to the island of Pag with its beautiful sandy beaches. Nin also has a large stretching sandy beach of its own, about half a mile away from the historic core.

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The language of the region is Croatian. As the area is not particularly touristy, there is a marked difference in the amount of people who can speak other languages such as English, German & French. Therefore it is advisable to take a small phrase book or just learn some basic phrases that may help.

Get in[edit]

The main point of access to the region for most foreigners is Zadar International airport. This airport is located several miles north of the main city. You can travel from the airport to the main city bus/train station for a cheap fare from directly outside the front of the main terminal building. Then again, it is possible to hire a car from the airport which will give you much more flexibility.

Get around[edit]

Buses are clean, efficient and punctual in Croatia. In fact, many locals regularly use public transport instead of driving. Of course, though, car hire will allow you to be more flexible however may work out more expending depending on your travel plans. Buses run regularly around the local area and buses run to Zagreb, the capital, and many other larger Croatian Cities from the central bus station. A train line also runs south toward Split and Dubrovnik.

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Zadar's Old Town - Take an afternoon out to relax and experience a traditional Adriatic City! Relax in the cafés and restaurants, visit the many museums and art galleries, climb the tower of the cathedral or just take a dip in the sea; it is all possible! Alternatively, take a low-cost ferry out to one of the beautiful islands from the port right next to the Old Town.

Novigrad - A beautiful village located some 20 miles east of Zadar.

Otok Pag - Visit the main town of Pag with its historic centre and beautiful sandy beaches.

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