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.
The picturesque area of Pakoštane, which has an indented coastline with many coves, beaches and little islands that are only a step away from its waterfront, and to which it is possible swim, deserves the title “Croatia in the miniature”. Only 2 kilometres from here you can enjoy the largest lake in Croatia and the nature park – Vransko jezero (Vrana lake). Aside from the natural blessings, the area is rich in cultural heritage from ancient antique and medieval times.