Biograd is a very popular destination amongst the tourists, thanks to its history from the old times. We guarantee you will find a program here that you like, whether you ate into the sea, history or shopping.
Location of Biograd na Moru
Biograd na Moru is 28 km away from Zadar, in the northern part of Dalmatia, it is located on a small peninsula on the Pašman Canal, and it is a port with great importance too. On the north side of the peninsula you can find Bošana Bay, and on the southern side is the bay of Soline.
Biograd is one of the cities which was founded by the Croatians after they settled in the area. There was a continuous change of authority in the area. First, it belonged to the king of Croatia and the Byzantine emperor, and later in the first years of the second century, Kálmán Hungarian king occupied the area.
The city’s story is closely related to the fact that Benedictine Abbey was founded several times. Venice wanted this area for itself, so they fought with the Hungarian kingdom, which also resulted in an alternation of the Hungarian-Venetian authority. Wars stormed Biograd, one source from 1229 mentioned it as a deserted city. In the wars between Venice and the Ottoman Empire, it also suffered many serious damages, the culmination was in 1646 when Ibrahim’s Bosnian pasha occupied and burned the city.
The value of the peninsula fell back, it became part of the Republic of Venice and then France got its hands on it. In 1815 the Viennese Congress gave the area to Austria, which was administered as part of the Dalmation Kingdom and was directed from Zára till 1918. During the Second World War, it was under Italian sovereignty with the neighbour settlements as well. Following the Italian capitulation of September 1943, Croatian troops entered the settlement and Biograd returned to be a part of Croatia, which became part of Yugoslavia.
Beaches in Biograd na Moru
Biograd is one of the few cities in the region which have the cleanest beaches near to the city center. In the north-western part of the city, there are mostly gravel beaches, while on the opposite side, in the south-eastern part of the city, a thick pine forest provides a breath-taking view.
In the southeast part of town, there is a line of beautiful beaches surrounded by dense pine forests. The line begins with the private beaches of Hotel Ilirija and Adria and continues in the gravel Drazica beach right up to the sandy Soline Bay. A beautifully designed promenade also belongs to the seashores. Numerous cafés, restaurants and canteens, pancake racks, fast food places, shops and stalls offer even more comfort to beachers. There are various services on the plage, such as outdoor massages, fun workshops for children and adults, water sports, pedal boat, canoe and boat rental, and various water sports and fun activities.
You can find a large hookah place and a diving centre on the beach. There are changing rooms and showers, sun lounges and parasols can also be rented. This beach is an excellent choice for people with disabilities and families with children, thanks to the gradually deepening water.
Like the beach in Soline, this coast is also very well equipped, here you can find everything that is necessary for swimming, and there are many facilities and quality services on the coast of Biograd. Its uniqueness is due to the qualification of the Blue Flag award from 2006, which represents the beautiful clear seawater.
Main sights of Biograd na Moru
The geographical location of Biograd offers a great variety of options for an active and memorable holiday. It is worth visiting the city museum, the 17th-century baroque parish church and the remains of the Roman villa. Thanks to the close location of Kornati National Park, we offer daily trips and tours to discover unique archipelago groups. The nature park of Vrana Lake is only 7 km away from Biograd and is an ideal place for those who love fishing.
Weather in Biograd na Moru
The Adriatic coast has Mediterranean climatic features, with lots of sunshine, dry, hot summers, and mild and rainy winters. The average temperature in January is 7 ° C, 24.5 ° C in July, and the average annual rainfall is 840 mm.
Boat rental in Biograd na Moru
There are two ports in the city. One of them is the Marina Kornati harbour, which is divided into three connected pools and provides a total of 750 berths for yachts max. 23 meters long and up to 6.5 meters in height. The port entrance is 40 meters wide and there are 15 docks, and a 24-hour security service controls the order. The other port is located to the south of Sagulin Marina. It is an ideal port for medium-sized boats and includes full services available to its customers. This is the most exciting part of the sea, so Biograd na Moru and its surroundings are a very attractive destination for sailors.
The sailboats in Biograd occupy 1, 000 berths and 200 spaces and are waiting for visitors all year round. In the immediate vicinity, there are three national parks: Paklenica, Kornati, and Krka, as well as Telascica and Vrana Lake, which should be approached and explored from the water.
You will find the town’s port in the central part of the shores of the Adriatic, in the centre of Zadar. They have 200 berths and 100 on-land facilities. They offer access to water, and electricity, and they have shower cabins, laundry service, groceries and restaurants as well. The port – which has a Blue Flag certificate – also has a fuel station. Read about Zadar sailing
Marina Preko (Ugljan)
This marina, accommodating 95 boats, can also be found on the island of Ugljan, only 4.8 kilometres from Zadar. Only yachts with a maximum length of 20 metres are allowed. The depth of water is 2 metres. You can find a laundry, restaurants as well as a fuel station here.
D-Marin Dalmacija (Sukošan)
Croatia’s largest marina has 1200 sea berths and 300 land berths for ships. The marina can accommodate ships up to 40 m in length, and superyachts in transit up to 80 m. D-Marin Dalmacija is one of the best-equipped marinas in the Adriatic. There is a café, a bar, restaurants, a beach club, a maintenance and repair shop, and a grocery store on site. Also, there is a fuel station available. Information about sailing in Sukosan, or yachtcharter Sukosan
Marina Kornati (Biograd na Moru)
The marina of Biograd, which also has a Blue Flag certificate, can accommodate 705 boats with a length of up to 23 metres. The entrance is 40 metres wide, and the maximum depth is 6.5 metres. They have a 24-hour security service, boat maintenance and a fuel station. There is also a restaurant with a capacity of 370 guests.
Marina Veli Rat (Dugi Otok)
The idyllic marina is located in Panthera Bay, in the northern part of Dugi Otok. They can accommodate 200 boats, and they provide protection against the wind and the flows. You can acquire services such as currency exchange, there is a small shop, and you can also rent a car or a bicycle.
ACI Marina Žut (Kornati)
The marina, located in the northeastern part of the Kornati archipelago, offers 120 berths for boats up to 40 metres long. They are open between April 1st and October 31st. In case the Bora is strong, it is recommended to anchor in the northern dock or use the mooring buoys. If the other strong wind, the Jugo is present, it is much more pleasant to anchor on the southern dock.
D-Marin Mandalina (Šibenik)
One of the biggest advantages of this beautiful marina is its convenient location. It is only a few km away from the historic centre of Šibenik. Moreover, it is protected against winds and waves. D-Marin Mandalina is awarded five Golden Anchors and a Blue Flag Certification. It has 429 seas and 50 land berths. Of these, 79 are designed specifically for superyachts. This is the only port in Croatia that can accommodate superyachts up to 140 m. The depth of the seabed is 5, 5 m. Refuelling is among the quality services of the port.
If you get hungry, there is a bar, a restaurant, and a grocery store on site. Information about sailing in Sibenik, or yachtcharter Sibenik.
Sail the Adriatic! During the season, Biograd is never sleeping bustling city, so it is full of life 24 hours a day. After a day of relaxation on the beach, you can try gastronomy in a cozy restaurant, and you can continue to have fun in the nightclubs, which are open until the early morning hours. Find yacht routes in Dalmatia or choose another yacht charter in Dalmatia.
Rent a boat in Biograd na Moru, and cruise around Biograd na Moru
Day 1. Biograd na Moru – Pirovac 23.24 km (14.44 mi), Day 2. Pirovac – Murter – Jezera (Murter Island) 7.15 km (4.44 mi) – 19.17km (21, 78 mi), Total: 26.22 km (16.29 mi), Day 3. Jezera – Tribunj – Vodice 9.31 km (5.78 mi) – 3.29km (2.05 mi), Total: 12.60 km (7.83 mi), Day 4. Vodice – Zlarin -Sibenik 15.33 km (9.53 mi), Day 5. Sibenik – Skadrin (Krk) 16.83 km (10.46 mi), Day 6. Krk – Kaprije 39.58 km (24.59 mi), Day 7. Kaprije – Vrgada – Biograd na Moru 36.66 km (22.78 mi).
Day 1. Biograd na Moru – Sukosan 17.67 km (10.98 mi), Day 2. Sukosan – Zadar 12.29 km (7.64 mi), Day 3. Zadar – Sestrunj 23.20 km (14.42 mi), Day 4. Sestrunj – what to do in Brbinj 12.21 km (7.59 mi), Day 5. Brbinj – Sali, Croatia 24.48 km (15.21 mi), Day 6. Sali, Croatia – Murter 36.47 km (22.66 mi), Day 7. Murter – Vrgada – Pakostane – Biograd na Moru 19.05 km (11.84 mi)
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