About the city
Biograd na moru is a famous and very popular vacation spot. Situated in between the towns of northern Dalmatia, Zadar (30 km) and Šibenik (48 km) in the center of the Adriatic coast between bays Soline and Bošana, wit the Pašman channel in front. Center of the town is located on a small peninsula which is surrounded by ports, and a long promenade along the sea. From the Biograd shore stretches a beautiful view on the Pašman channal and the surrounding islands that protect the city and the entire Riviera from strong winds. Directly in front of the city are two smaller islands and Planac and St. Catherine with a lighthouse and behind them is the island Pašman, which is almost every hour conected with a ferry line from Biograd to Tkon.
Town Biograd na moru is a popular tourist destination with a rich history and has about 5 500 inhabitants. Development of tourism in Biograd takes place between the first and second world war. The first guests were the Czechs, who began arriving in their early 20's of last century. The first hotel was built in 1935 on the place of the hotel Ilirija. Biograd takes care about the diversity of its offer to tourists wich can here really do almost all sports. Under the priorities are included sailing and sport – recreational tourism. For cleaning and landscaping, Biograd na moru won the prestigious European award in 2007, Silver Flower of Europe for the lanscaping of the place. For an interesting and memorable holiday of its guests takes care and the local Tourist Board, which annually prepares a program that includes a series of performances of cultural-artistic societies, dances, a variety of outdoor concerts, fishing festivals, fairs of national and specialty products with wine and many other events. If you belong among connoisseurs, Biograd na moru offers variety of restaurants, pizzerias and taverns with a rich offer of local and international specialties, where you can enjoy excellent food and good wine. Most local people here live from fishing, agriculture and tourism. To learn more about the history of the city, you can visit the City Museum (Zavičajni muzej), located in the city center on the waterfront wich is open till late in the evenong during the summer saison.
Biograd na moru can be proud of its numerous beaches, which we describe in more detail in later chapters. Mostly peeble beaches complete tourist offer, such as beach Dražica – the main town beach, which was awarded the Blue Flag award (award for cleanliness and preservation of ecology). On this beach has ben built a new outdoor pool with salt water, access is free. During the summer season here are held many sports, entertainment acticities and concerts.
In the vicinity of Biograd there are 3 national parks: NP Paklenica, NP Kornati, NP Krka. You can also visit nature parks - PP Telaščica and PP Vrana. If you belong to lovers of old cities, we recommend that you visit the city of Zadar, the town of Nin, the city of Šibenik, Trogir and Split. In addition to beautiful beaches and a rich offer of accommodation facilities, Biograd advantages are numerous sports and recreational opportunities (sailing, diving, basketball, beach volleyball, soccer, tennis ...). The space with tennis courts is one of the largest in the area and is illuminated, so it can be used until late in the evening. Throughout the year in Biograd are organized various sports competitions, a special importance have the sailing regattas because thanks to them Biograd is visited by sailors from around the world ewen during the winter saison.
Thanks to the mild Mediterranean climate, Biograd na moru is the ideal place for your vacation. The average temperature in January is 7 ° C and in July it is 24 °