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 nearly 2,000 kilometres in length, with more than 1,000 islands and islets located off its Dalmatian coast. From 2013, the country is a member state of the European Union, and it is expected that Croatia with its stunning unspoiled natural resources, and a strong commitment to sustain its rich natural and cultural heritage, together with a new tourism strategy, will offer tremendous opportunities and take its place in the top sphere of European luxury tourism.
Pašman Island is located at the heart of the Dalmatian coast. Only about 25 km from the buzzing city 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 its islands as well as the lifestyle, culture and heritage of the vibrant Dalmatian seaside towns.
The Zadar region encompasses the northern part of the Dalmatian coast and arguably the most attractive coastal experiences that Croatia has to offer. 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, Telašćica, and Lake Vrana). The stunning Plitvice Lakes and Krka Waterfalls are also close to the region. The famous winds create an admirable setting for sailing, especially in the “off” seasons of spring and fall.
Since 2005, the region of Zadar is connected to the capital, Zagreb, and thus to 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 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 carriers (Ryanair, easyJet etc.). The airport also accommodates for private aircrafts.
The island of Pašman is connected to the mainland towns of Biograd on Sea 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 Lošinj). Pašman and Ugljan are connected by a bridge. These two islands are also connected by bus lines between Tkon and Preko, and the buses are coordinated with almost all the ferry lines on both sides.
Pašman, part of the Zadar archipelago, is located close to the mainland, yet just far enough to have preserved its beautiful, unspoilt natural beauty and unique cultural identity.