Those visiting Crotia for vacation should really see the northern Dalmatia islands. A compact area that features the bluest waters in Dalmatia, the northern region is dotted with flawlessly preserved medieval towns and stone villages. Zadar is the urban center of the region, with the major Croatian center being in Zin. The northern Dalmatian islands offer the same type of historic towns and party scene as the mainland. Here are a few of the most popular islands:
Pag: Outside of beautiful, sandy beaches - Pag is famous for lace making, sheep’s cheese, and the ultimate party destination, Novalja.
Murter: If you’re looking for relaxation in northern Dalmatia, visit Murter. With a quaint downtown full of stone houses, this laid-back area is swimming with tourists in the summer. With limited hotel accommodations here, staying in a vacation rental makes a lot of sense.
Ugljan: Another area that fills up with holiday travelers both local and abroad - Ugljan is the leafy Croatian getaway you need.The port of entry is Preko, directly across from Zadar, with two small harbors and a ferry port.
Truth is, hotel accommodations in these locations can be sketchy. Either they are full up, or two stars and you wouldn’t let your worst enemy stay in one. Consider a vacation rental instead where owners and property managers show all types of travelers a fantastic, comfortable time. You can experience Northern Dalmatia as the local do, on-the-ground and unfiltered.