NORTHERN DALMATIA; CASCADES AND ISLANDS
Northern Dalmatia starts around the city of Zadar and the neighbouring Paklenica mountain range and stretches untill the Sibenik-Knin area. The area around Zadar is quite flat with great views of the rocky Dinaric Alps in the background. The island along the Northern Dalmatian coast are plenty and remote. Further South the coast gets more hilly and friendly with the Krka waterfalls and fjord as the scenic highlight. Zadar is a young and vibrant city full of students and night life and has an international airport. The islands off the Zadar coast, such as Dugi Otok and Pasman are long-drawn-out and empty, but absolutely beautiful. Around the bigger islands there are numerous smaller atoll-like islands in the turquoise sea. Specially Kornati National Park is very popular with sailors.
Northern Dalmatia is less well-known than the Split area, but has at least as much to offer. Zadar and Sibenik are stunning cities and also still affordable. The coastline between these two cities offers charming towns and islands such as Murter and established tourist centers as Biograd na Moru and Vodice. These town offer decent and reasonably prices apartmentswith sea view. North of Zadar is Punta Skala, one of the few major resorts with apartments for sale. The whole area is perfect for families, nature lovers and people looking for tranquility. Specially the city of Sibenik and the surroundings still offer some cheap houses that, after renovation, could turn a nice profit.
Het noordelijkste stuk van Kroatië ligt voor het grootste gedeelte van West-Europa op een dag rijden, net als bijvoorbeeld Zuid Frankrijk of Noord-Italië. Maar de meeste Nederlanders rijden het in 1 dag en een korte ochtendrit. De vliegafstand twee uur vanuit de Benelux met rechtstreekse vluchten op Zadar of Split.