Location of the Project

Located in South Central Europe, Croatia is an arc-shaped country situated along the beautiful Adriatic Sea facing the north-eastern coast of Italy. It boasts a long, stunning coastline stretching to nearly 2000 kilometres in length, with more than 1000 islands and islets just off the coast. Croatia is from 2013, the new EU member, and it is expected that Croatia with its stunning unspoiled natural resources, and strong commitment to sustain natural and cultural resources, together with a new tourism strategy will create tremendous
opportunities.

Pašman Island is located at the heart of the Dalmatian coast. Only about 25 km from the buzzing centre of Zadar and a stone´s throw away from the Kornati National Park, Pašman combines both: the tranquility and beauty of the Adriatic Sea and islands as well as the lifestyle, culture and heritage of the vibrant Croatian seaside towns.

Zadar region encompasses the northern part of the Dalmatian coast and arguably the most attractive coastal experiences of Croatia. Today Zadar is seen as the angle point between the Mediterranean Europe and the Adriatic. It is surrounded by two National Parks (Kornati and Paklenica) and three Nature Parks (Velebit, Telascica, and Vransko Jezero). Plitvica Lakes and the Krka Waterfalls are also close to the region. The famous winds create admirable sailing, especially in the “off” seasons of spring and fall.

Since 2005, the region of Zadar is connected to Zagreb, and thus Central Europe, via a newly developed highway, making Zagreb or Slovenia reachable within a two hour drive. A three hour drive takes one to Austria and Italy.

Zadar’s airport receives international flights mostly from main outbound markets (Germany, Austria, Italy, Ireland, Great Britain, France, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, etc), including charter flights and low cost carrier (Ryanair).

The island of Pašman is connected to the mainland towns of Biograd and Zadar via ferry. International ferry lines exist between Zadar and Ancona as well as coastal ferry lines between Zadar and Pula (docking at Silba and Mali Losinj). Pašman and Ugljan are connected by a bridge. These two islands are also connected by bus lines between Tkon and Preko, and the busses are coordinated with almost all the ferry lines on both sides.

Pašman, part of the Zadar archipelago, isolated close to the mainland, yet just far enough to have preserved its beautiful, unspoilt natural beauty and its unique cultural identity.