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Northern Dalmatia spreads between the island of Pag in the north and Primosten in the south. The area of Northern Dalmatia has been inhabited for ages, as testified by many ancient settlements, Roman historic monuments and medieval towns.
River Zrmanja and its tributary Krupa flow along the eastern slopes of Velebit Mountain. In the hinterland of the town of Biograd there is Vransko Lake, the largest lake in Croatia. Its nortwestern part is a bird sanctuary. A long time ago a fort of the Knights Templar stood on its shore.
Most of Croatia's more developed vacation islands are located in Northern Dalmatia and are divided into two groups: the group of islands belonging to the Zadar region and the other group to the islands belonging to the sibenik region. These regions have around 500 islands and islets all together. The well-known vacation islands of Northern Dalmatia are island of Pag, island of Ugljan, Silba Island, island of Vir, island of Murter, Pasman, island of Krapanj, Iz Island, Zlarin Island, Molat Island, as well as the group of islands which make up the Kornati National Park and the Telascica Nature Park on Dugi Otok (Long Island). On many of these islands guests will have the chance to see the stone ruins of many historical towns as well as beautiful vineyards and olive trees.
The towns of the area abound in historical monuments, thanks to their very long history which stretches back to Roman times. Zadar is full of traces of different cultures that succeeded one another over the centuries. The Biograd Riviera is one of the most attractive tourist destinations on the Adriatic and Dalmatian coast. The town of sibenik was first mentioned in 1066, its Cathedral of Saint Jacob (inscribed in UNESCO Heritage list) from the 15th century was the crowning achievement of Juraj Dalmatinac's architectural work. The entrance to the harbor of the town is protected by the Saint Anne Channel and Fort Saint Nicholas, the work of the famous Italian builder Michele Sammichele. In the hinterland there is the Krka River with its picturesque falls and the Visovac Lake, in the middle of which there is a small island with a Franciscan monastery.
The Kornati National Park includes most of the islands (some 140 islands). On Dugi Otok (Long Island) there is the largest cove on the Adriatic, Telascica. Kornati truly is a paradise for sailors and tourists. Sailing or yacht rental in Croatia is truly the best way of discovering Dalmatia's remarkable coast. Many of the finest Dalmatian islands, such as the Kornati Islands National Park, are inaccessible without your own boat.
Paklenica National Park with its hinterland of Stari Grad (the Old City), comprises of two canyons, Large and Little Paklenica. Paklenica National Park is a magnificent karst phenomenon, with the steep canyons stretching up to 400m high.