Northern Dalmatia stretches from the island of Pag in the north to the town of Primosten in the south.
The area of northern Dalmatia is inhabited since ancient times – isolated from continental Europe by the Velebit mountains, northern Dalmatia is an incredibly scenic and temperate region.
It’s prime holiday country and given the exquisite coastline, historic cities, sublime off shore islands and national parks it’s easy to appreciate why.
Yet Northern Dalmatia is far from being overrun: whole stretches are pristine and retain a ravishing natural beauty.
Zadar, the main gateway, is a cultured city rich with museums, Roman ruins, restaurants and music festivals.
Nearby Šibenik has an extraordinary medieval quarter.
Of the dozens of Adriatic islands, Pag hosts Croatia’s premier summer clubbing scene while Dugi Otok and the Kornati Islands are an escapist’s heaven.
Croatia’s most impressive national parks are here too: Paklenica offers exceptional hiking and rock climbing while Krka and Plitvice boast waterfalls and lakes in abundance.
Dalmatia is a highly developed tourist region with a variety of activities, recreation and entertainment.
Due to its rich history, you will find a piece of the past in every place, all fitted into the present life of the locals.
The coastal region around Zadar is one of the most developed in nautical terms, which makes sailing this part of the Croatian coast a real pleasure. The long, fragmented island range formed by Dugi Otok, Kornati Islands and its continuation to the southeast, along with the dense archipelago around it has numerous bay, havens and harbours. Šibenik archipelago is great for sailing and the area has one of the better developed maritime infrastructures with many excellent marinas and some popular waterfronts.