Once a crown city of Croatian kings, Biograd na Moru (on the sea) is today a well-known tourist and nautical center in the very center of the Adriatic coast. The city is of ideal size for living. It lies on a peninsula surrounded by modern marinas looking onto the unforgettable sea strait of the Pasman canal and the islands scattered in it.
A geographical position in the heart of the Adriatic surrounded by national parks and nature parks, a rich tourist tradition with cultural and sports amusements are only some of the reasons for choosing Biograd as a destination for an interesting and dynamic vacation. Biograd on the sea is a royal Croatian city first mentioned in the mid 10th century, while in the 11th century it was the center of the Croatian kings and bishops.
The city flourished as the seat of Croatian rule of the Middle Ages, and in 1102 the Croato-Hungarian king Colomanus was crowned here. Many material proofs of the rich and tumultuous past of this Biograd region have been stored in the interesting Homeland museum.
The parish church of St. Anastasia (1761), the early Romanesque church of Saint Anthony (13th cent.), the church of Saint Rocco (16th cent.). The basilica of St. John (11th cent.) is the only ancient monument that has lived through the Venetian destruction of Biograd in 1125, but on the nearby island of Pasman still stands the 800 year-old Benedictine monastery of Saint Cosmos and Damian (1125) and the Franciscan monastery of Saint Damian from the 16th century.
The high quality private accommodation of all categories offers a hearty welcome in a unique Mediterranean ambience. Villas, apartments, family houses and boarding houses in Biograd and it’s surroundings are pride of our tourist offer. The particularity of such accommodation is to enjoy an original atmosphere in healthy and tasty homemade food.
Thanks to its special position in the center of the Adriatic and to its numerous boats ties in the newly equipped marinas Kornati and Sangulin, as to the variety of available charter boats and the great number of organised regattas, Biograd has become a meeting place for navigators from all over the world. There is a small hotel port which is available to navigators and here they can book hotel and boat tie.
Swimming in a crystal clear and clean sea is possible only one hundred and odd meters from the center of the city where vast gravel and sand beaches extend offering amusements in the shadow of centuries old pine woods. For those who prefer to be alone we advise the wooded islands in the Pasman canal. There are beaches in Biograd for every wish and age.
The city in the center of the Adriatic is a promised land for people who want to enjoy the crystal clear sea in a dynamic and interesting vacation. For such guests, the citizens of Biograd have built a modern tennis center and other sports leisure such as aquagan, water skiing, surfing, boat peddling, rent-a-boat, volleyball on sand, scuba diving, handball, basketball, boulles, mini golf, mini soccer, etc.
The neighbourhood of national parks on sea (the Kornati islands), mountain (the Velebit Paklenica), river (the Krka waterfalls), nature parks (Telascica on Long Island) and Lake Vrana rich with freshwater fish on whoose banks swamp birds have settled, and numerous islands and islets in the lovely Pasman canal offer guest tha visit Biograd the possibility of excursions to places that are among the most beautiful regions in Croatia. The historical cities of Zadar, Sibenik and Nin give an interesting glance at the Croatian cultural heritage.
Culinary skills and warm service in a pleasant Mediterranean atmosphere of the Biograd restaurants, Dalmatian inns and pizzerias promise the utmost enjoyment in the homemade specialities of our famous Dalmatian cuisine that uses vegetables from its own gardens and fish from its ecologically clean sea (Dalmatian smoked ham, cheese, lamb, sea shells, fresh fish, clams, Dalmatian wines and aperitifs). Welcome to Biograd na Moru!