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  • If you have a penchant for sailing or you simply enjoy a wanderlust of the open sea, the Zadar region is definitely your cup of tea!
    Its crystal-clear shores and lovely teal bays offer countless marine aromas and naval flavours to nurture your roaming spirit. Sailing by the wonderful islands, islets and reefs surrounding one of the most indented coastal waters of Europe is the trademark of this region.

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    Recharge in the largest marina in Croatia

    Explore the beatiful coast from the sea

    Landmarks

    3 Islands to Escape the Crowds

    Set sail from Zadar

    The Zadar archipelago has a large group of islands spread over a small space, and because the majority of the islands are uninhabited, there are countless opportunities to find solitude - and your own place to drop anchor and swim.

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    Best Places to Discover Sailing

    Set sail from Biograd

    Altough sailing adventures are salty, they leave sweet and lasting memories forever kept in a swelling heart and an elated mind, so come to experience  maritime bliss of the region!

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    Excellent ports and marinas

    Everyone needs a safe harbour

    Every experienced seaman knows the true worth of a friendly port or a well-equipped marina and the Zadar region boasts many of them!

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    Charter and regatta hub

    A sea of experience!

    Meet the charter and regatta hub you will not want to leave. Not even by boat.

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    Marines

    D-Marin Dalmacija

    Sukošan

    Destination         Bibinje-Sukošan

    Address               Bibinje-Sukošan 1, Sukošan

    Phone                  00385 23 200 300

    E-mail                  [email protected]

    Web                     www.marinadalmacija.hr

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    Marines

    Marina Kornati

    Biograd Riviera

    Destination         Biograd na moru

    Address               Šetalište kneza Branimira 1

    Phone                 00385 23 383 800

    E-mail                  [email protected]

    Web                     www.marinakornati.com

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    Marines

    Marina Zadar

    Destination        Zadar

    Address               Ivana Meštrovića 2  

    Phone                 00385 23 332 700

    E-mail                  [email protected]

    Web                     www.marinazadar.com

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    Veli Rat Lighthouse

    The tallest lighthouse on the Adriatic!

    The perfect place for all looking for somewhere secluded to take the break that they deserve, charge their batteries and light the path in front of them!

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    Uninhabited and Car-Free Islands

    Say no to cars, yes to adventure!

    Meet the islands where everyone is welcome, except cars. Enjoy the pristine nature – for example, lie under the shiniest stars!

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    The Kali Fishing Tradition

    Fishing for more!

    Croatia is famous for its fish and Kali for its fishermen. 

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    Tovareća Mužika

    Music you have never heard before!

    The Island of Sali used to be known for fishing – until they started to use the horn used for signalization in fishing as a musical instrument. 

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    Veli Rat Lighthouse

    The tallest lighthouse on the Adriatic!

    The perfect place for all looking for somewhere secluded to take the break that they deserve, charge their batteries and light the path in front of them!

    The imposing Punta Bjanka lighthouse is located on the northwestern cape of the island of Dugi otok, in the vicinity of the town of Veli Rat, 35 kilometres to the west of Zadar. It is surrounded by dense pine forest, beautiful bays and pebbled beaches. It was built in 1849, and it is 42 metres tall, with a light range of 22 nautical miles. Being the highest lighthouse on the Adriatic, it owes its distinctiveness to its yellow facade for which, according to the legend, 100,000 egg yolks were spent. The Chapel of St Nicholas was built in the yard of the lighthouse and is an increasingly popular venue for romantic weddings. The lighthouse also offers apartment accommodation. The settlements of Veli Rat, Verunić and Polje are located 3 kilometres away from the lighthouse, while the ferry port in Brbinj is 9 kilometres away. The lighthouse can be accessed by car.

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    Uninhabited and Car-Free Islands

    Say no to cars, yes to adventure!

    Meet the islands where everyone is welcome, except cars. Enjoy the pristine nature – for example, lie under the shiniest stars!

    These islands are very special for many reasons, but what they all have in common is that they offer a different kind of experience – no cars. Become one with nature and get a feeling of how people used to live! One of the most famous ones is the Island of Silba. During the summer they are even bike-free. Luckily, you can see the best attraction by foot – the Toreta - a viewing tower with an external spiral staircase erected by Captain Petar Marinić in the 19th century in memory of his dearly missed love.  Afterwards, take a swim in one of the many hidden bays or rent a boat to reach Silba’s Pernastica Valley! Speaking of natural attractions, we must mention the Island of Vrgada. The best description would be “Mediterranean like it used to be”. Get into slow motion on the golden sand beaches, pine forests and beautiful fields. Learn what it means to relax the Croatian way!

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    The Kali Fishing Tradition

    Fishing for more!

    Croatia is famous for its fish and Kali for its fishermen. 

    Many islands in Croatia have a long history of fishing thanks to the rich sea life of the Adriatic Sea. It is a traditional job passed from generation to generation on the Island of Ugljan as well. But the Village of Kali tells a different story. Although the neighbourhood of Kali is not known for fishing grounds, their fishermen became famous around the world. This is thanks to fishing blue fish in the Srednji kanal and on the open sea of the north Adriatic. They innovated the equipment with modern techniques such as using the first “tunara” – a special fishing net. They specialized in fishing tuna and are extremely popular on the Japanese market. To keep the tradition alive, Kali fishermen nights where you can taste the history are organized every year!

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    Tovareća Mužika

    Music you have never heard before!

    The Island of Sali used to be known for fishing – until they started to use the horn used for signalization in fishing as a musical instrument. 

    Tovareća mužika is a peculiar way of making music on various types of drums and antique irons filled with stones and especially attractive horns. It is a trademark of Sali, and today it is considered intangible material heritage of Croatia. But tovareća mužika is no joke, although it started off as one. In 1960, some youngsters pulled a prank at a spinster’s wedding using what is today known as the instruments for tovareća mužika. The rest was history. Soon they shaped their performance, set the rules and created costumes. The infectious rhythm is the main reason it is mostly performed during Saljske užance, the festivities on Dugi otok - a combination of live music, fine food and good entertainment. With a few performances, tovareća mužika moves through the entire village and everyone hears Budnica performed on Sunday morning waking up even the heaviest sleepers.

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