This is the centre of nautical tourism in the Adriatic, whose inhabitants jokingly call it “the small city by the marina”. Masts pierce the heavens as once the spears of horsemen did long ago in 1097, when the Norman princess Buzila, the betrothed of King Koloman, disembarked at this locality. It is not known whether she arrived at dawn, but since then this beautiful city has been known by the name Alba (dawn). Kings have always loved this small city, a fact you too will become convinced of when, in Biograd, they tell you the story of King Petar Krešimir IV and his visit to a poor villager on a long ago Christmas Eve during the king’s reign.
Die malerische Landschaft von Pakoštane – die zergliederte Küste mit den zahlreichen Buchten, Stränden und Inseln, die nur einen Steinwurf vor der Uferpromenade entfernt liegen und zu denen man heraus schwimmen kann, verdient zu Recht die Bezeichnung Kroatien im Kleinen.