Biograd is a town and a harbour in north Dalmatia. It is situated on the peninsula surrounded by modern marinas looking onto the sea strait of the Pašman channel.
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Location and climate
Biograd is situated close to the nature parks Telašćica and Vransko jezero, as well as the national parks Kornati, Krka and Paklenica. The climate is Mediterranean with dry summers and mild winters. The average temperature over the year is above 15 °C with around 2500 sunshine hours. The warmest month is July with the average temperature of 24 °C and 10 to 12 hours of sunshine daily. The coldest one is January with the average temperature of 12 °C.
History and sights
Biograd was first mentioned in the mid 10th century as a royal Croatian city, in the travel book of emperor Constantine Porphyrogennetos. The city was the seat of Croatian kings in the 11th century. Biograd suffered severe damages during the Venice-Turkish wars and it was completely destroyed in 1646. Preserved are only the remainings of a basilica with three bell-towers – the St. John's monastery. St. Tom's basilica is preserved only partly. Close to the centre of the ancient town a ruin of the small church with an arcade and early medieval Croatian national heraldic sign was found. The parish church with baroque altars, St. Anastasia, was built in the mid 18th century. One of the altars has been made out of gold-plated wood. Remains of the Remains of the Roman aqueduct and prehistoric sites are also in the surrounding area. The town museum has an archeological collection with prehistoric, early medieval and Roman findings, as well as the ship's cargo from the end of the 16th century.
Biograd has become, due to its location, a commercial and traffic centre with good connections with the surrounding area, as well as a prominent tourist and nautical centre with excellently equipped marinas Kornati and Sangulin. In the southern part of the town is situated the bay Soline with a large pebble beach and one of the biggest and best equipped tennis camps in this part of the Adriatic.
How to arrive?
The nearest airports are in Zadar and Split. Zadar is approximately 25 km drive by bus or a car and Split is around 120 km away from Biograd.
By car or bus
If you are coming from the direction of Zagreb, the fastest way to reach Biograd is via highway, driving in the direction Split. If you are driving from the direction Trieste, you can arrive via Adriatic highway Trieste – Rijeka – Zadar.
You can use regular ferry lines from Dubrovnik or Rijeka toward Zadar, or international ferry lines from Ancona toward Zadar.