The special charm of this coastal town in the middle of Croatia
is very much known among sailing crews. Beside the first-class marina Kornati, there are great places to visit and good restaurants in the cosy old town centre.
This town with a long touristic tradition along the Adriatic Sea Coast was actually at one point the capital of the Croatian medieval Kingdom. The name literally translates into “white city by the sea” and it refers to the small peninsula that it sits on, with the Planac and the Sveta Katarina islands in front of it.
Once a city for Croatian kings, today Biograd is the perfect location for Yacht Charter tourists with its numerous marinas, the surrounding natural parks, the cultural and recreational facilities and with a long tradition in entertaining foreign visitors.
Travel & Arrival
While there is no direct flight to Biograd, your Yacht Charter group can catch a plane from to any of the neighboring airports in Zadar, Split, Rijeka or even in Zagreb. Zadar is the closest one, under 30km away and here you can fly low cost from Germany, Great Britain and Sweden.
But when it comes to land travel, Biograd is part of a very extensive system that connects it with other cities in Croatia and the rest of Europe via train or bus. There are intercity buses that take Yacht Charter sailors to and from Zadar, Zagreb, Split as well as cities in neighboring countries such as Switzerland, France, Germany and Slovakia. The railway system is even more comprehensive, with lines running to Italy, Greece, Austria and Serbia and Montenegro.
Nautically speaking, the city of Biograd is connected to the rest of the Adriatic coast via the ferry service. There are numerous boats heading to other Yacht Charter locations such as Split or Zadar.
Avant & Apres Sail
The pride of locals in Biograd is the 11th century St. John’s basilica, the only thing to survive the town’s destruction by the Venetians. Some of the Yacht Charter sailors visiting should also visit the museum of history situated on the waterfront because there are ancient boats on display here. Nature lovers will get a kick out of the tropicarium which houses exotic species of reptiles and fish.
Remember that the neighboring regions of Biograd are equally attractive, like the natural park of the Kornati Archipelago, the Krka national park and the Velebit Paklenica that can be reached by booking a trip with several providers located on the waterfront.
Just like most of the sights, the majority of the restaurants can be found along the waterfront. This is where you can sample some of the Dalmatian cuisine which is rich in textures and flavors coming from the sea, something the Yacht Charter visitors should enjoy. The recipes are simple yet delicious and hold something of the continental heritage, as well as something from the Mediterranean side, which is why you’ll find many pizzerias around town.
The same old town and the promenade is the place you want to be after dark too. This where you’ll find most bars and clubs which open their doors to the Yacht Charter public as soon as the sun sets. There’s something for everyone, from quiet bars to loud discos that stay open until the early hours of the morning.
Events & Actions
The maritime tradition is very strong here and plays an important part in the locals’ life. The marinas here are famous for their regattas, and there are and their boat shows which manage to gather on these shores some of the best name in the yachting industry, like the one going one in October.