Northern Dalmatia is a coastal region in Croatia. It is famous for its striking scenery, truly breathtaking national parks, and many beautiful and unspoilt islands. It is home to several exceptionally beautiful and historic coastal cities and towns. Many of these destinations are traditional and picture-postcard. It has much to offer as a holiday destination, but is not so prone to the extreme tourist influxes that Southern Dalmatia experiences. It consists of the two counties of Zadar and Šibenik-Knin.
- 1 Zadar – largest city in the region and the seat of Zadar county. It is a regional transport hub from which most parts of the region can be reached whether by railroad, bus or ferry. The city features a beautiful Old Town with many old buildings and 34 churches for visitors to admire. The city is particularly beautiful during the summer months when many restaurants offer al fresco dining in the various courtyards and squares. Almost all of the Dalmatian islands can be reached from the port, which offer a whole other aspect to the region’s appeal.
- 1 Šibenik – medieval town 80 km (45 miles) south of Zadar and the seat of Sibenik-Knin county. It is perched on a gentle hill and is very close to the Krka Falls and Kornati island group, perhaps the best-known Croatian archipelago.
- 1 Biograd na Moru – a popular tourist town between Zadar and Šibenik
- Nin – small town a short distance north of Zadar. It has a small cluster of historic buildings on a small island away from the predominantly residential parts of the town. Nin is well situated for access to the island of Pag with its beautiful sandy beaches. Nin also has a large stretching sandy beach of its own, about half a mile away from the historic core.
- Novigrad. A beautiful village located some 32 km (20 miles) east of Zadar.
- Knin – the former capital of the medieval Kingdom of Croatia.