With local currents sea currents giving it the cleanest water in the Adriatic, Pašman is a Croatian island, located just off the coast of Dalmatia, and is part of the Zadar Archipelago. With only 11 villages on its total surface area of 63 kilometres, the small population numbers only around 3000 inhabitants. Located close to the mainland towns of Zadar and Biograd na Moru, this peaceful corner of the Adriatic offers some great beach holidays to enjoy. Come and visit a summer holiday classic on the Spanish Costa Brava, Blanes Holiday Villas.
The island is blessed with a very special geographic peculiarity which means that visitors to Island Pašman holiday rentals can experience the cleanest sea water in the Adriatic. Local currents around the island change every six hours, which means that the waters are continually refreshed. This makes swimming off the shores of the island a delightful experience, and scuba diving or snorkelling here is especially rewarding. The main economic focus of the island has always been agriculture and visitors to Pašman villa rentals will notice that vineyards and olive groves still dominate the landscape. The island has the largest green area, relative to its size, of any of the Croatian islands. The mild climate makes it easy to enjoy these pleasant surroundings, and there are a number of interesting hiking routes which will take people around the island. If you're looking for a physical challenge on your summer holidays, maybe a Croatian island getaway is just the start of what you could achieve. Take a look at our selection of Les Deux-Alpes Ski Apartments and try your hand at the plethora of winter sports on offer here.
Villas in Pašman - enjoy the lush green landscape and glittering blue waters
The island's history dates back until at least the era of Roman rule in Dalmatia, as proved by the archaeological remains found there. Documents from the early medieval era mention the island, while it was ruled by Venice from 1409 until the fall of the Venetian Republic. From the 15th until the 18th century, the inhabitants of the island lived in constant fear of Turkish attacks from the Ottoman Empire. Present day visitors to Pašman holiday villas do not have to worry about such problems! History enthusiasts who are enjoying a stay in Island Pašman holiday rentals may be interested in visiting the Franciscan monastery in the village of Kraj.
This dates back to 1392, and much information about the island's history dwells behind its walls. There is also a Benedictine monastery which is even older, dating back to the 12th century, close to the village of Tkon. Zadar and Biograd na Moru are only two kilometres away on the mainland, with regular ferry crossings linking these towns to the island. With such handy towns located close by such a maritime paradise, a trip to Island Pašman holiday rentals could almost be called the complete holiday experience. Are you interested in finding a whole host of other idyllic holiday islands? Booking Lofoten Holiday Cottages and discovering a group of historically fascinating Norwegian islands may be the solution for you. Did you know Denmark is an island nation made up of many smaller islands just lying in wait for keen holidaymakers? Take a look at Danish Islands Holiday Rentals.