The Region of Dalmatia-Zadar
Posted on Dec 1 2011 at 06:06:24 AM in Countries
The region of Dalmatia-Zadar in Croatia has the reputation of a yachting paradise. It is one of the eight distinct tourist regions in the country. The tourism in Croatia is very well developed and many of the landmarks there are familiar to an increasing number of foreign visitors.
Since we call Croatia a yachting paradise, let's take a look at the most beautiful places. The Kornati National Park has hundreds of mostly uninhabited islands. Kornat, the biggest of the islands, comprises two-thirds of the park's land area. Although the island is 25.2 km long, it is no wider than 2.5 km. The park is managed from the town of Murter, on the island of Murter, and is connected to the mainland by a drawbridge.
Zadar, the largest city in the region, gained its urban structure in Roman times; during the time of Julius Caesar and Emperor Augustus, the town was fortified and the city walls with towers and gates were built. On the western side of the town were the forum, the basilica and the temple, while outside the town were the amphitheatre and cemeteries. The aqueduct which supplied the town with water is partially preserved. Inside the ancient town, a medieval town had developed with a series of churches and monasteries being built.
The interior has mixed plains and mountains, with the impressive Paklenica canyon as the main attraction. Paklenica National Park is the most visited climbing site in Croatia, and the largest in Southeast Europe. The close proximity of seawater gives this climbing site a special charm, making Paklenica Riviera an ideal place to combine climbing, hiking and water sports. Today, there are over 360 equipped and improved routes of various difficulty levels and lengths within Paklenica’s climbing sites, so each climber can find to their liking. The main climbing season begins in spring and goes on until late autumn. The Park area contains 150–200km of trails and paths, from those intended for tourists, leading from Velika Paklenica Canyon to Manita peć cave, Lugarnica forest cottage and the mountain hut, to those intended for mountaineers, leading to the highest peaks of Velebit. The trails in the Park are marked with boards and mountaineering signs.
We can call Croatia one of the biggest party zones in Europe with its island of Pag where are the towns of Novaija and Zrce. These beaches are well-known Croatian summer destination for partygoers, with several all-hours discotheques and beach bars operating during summer months. It regularly features gigs by internationally known house and trance DJs at the peak of the Croatian summer season in July and August. Zrće is particularly popular among young club goers, while other pebble and sand beaches on the island are more family-oriented, and are one of over 100 Blue Flag Beaches in Croatia.
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