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On the Trail of Monastery Treasuries

Special interests
3 - 5 days
6-50 persons

On the Trail of Monastery Treasuries

The secrets and treasures of the oldest monasteries in this region tell its thousand-year-old history. Relax in the magical landscape and serenity of the monastery on the Čokovac Hill on pašman island as the last refuge of the Order of Saint Benedict in Croatia. Explore the treasury of the famous Benedictine Nunnery of Saint Mary in Zadar which holds the an impressive collection of Gold and Silver of Zadar, and then off to the oldest Franciscan monastery in this region founded by Saint Francis himself when he visited these shores. Travel to the Orthodox monastery near the source of the River Krupa and discover the firmans (royal decrees) of Ottoman sultans, as well as one of the most beautiful examples of Italo-Cretan icons.

Activities & Atractions

  • visit to the Benedictine Monastery of Čokovac in Tkon
  • Franciscan monastery in Kraj on the island of Pašman
  • Benedictine Nunnery of Saint Mary in Zadar
  • Saint Francis Monastery in Zadar
  • tour of the Krupa Monastery on the Krupa River under the Velebit Mountain

Programme outline

Day 1
boat ride to Pašman Island (Čokovac and Kralj)

Day 2
Zadar (treasuries of Saint Francis and Saint Mary churches/monasteries)

Day 3
Krupa (Krupa Monastery)

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