Small town of Pakoštane is situated in Dalmatia, in its central part at the heart of the Adriatic. Its location is unique since it is placed on the coast that is made of land strip between Adriatic sea and Vrana lake so the visitors can enjoy the sea and its benefits as well as the biggest fresh water lake in the country, which is also a nature park.
Pakoštane is ideal for a peaceful family holiday, surrounded by woods, fields and olive gardens, with numerous beaches and small islands, the most famous one being with the church of St. Justina. There are four national parks near Pakoštane (Plitvice lakes, Kornati islands, Krka and Paklenica) and two nature parks (Vrana lake and Telašćica) so all guests have great opportunity for one day excursions and enjoying the nature. With rich fishing and agricultural tradition, this town has an excellent offer of local cuisine at many restaurants and taverns that prepare superb dishes with old recipes from homegrown food, and the choice of local wines is also great.
Today Pakoštane is a small picturesque town, but its history was everything but boring as the area was populated even back in the prehistoric times. There was a Roman settlement as well, and later Christians and Ottoman Turks fought against each other in the inland, while Benedictine monks and Templares settled there as well. That turbulent history resulted in various important monuments, and the most interesting ones are Maškovića Han in Vrana, the most western example of Ottoman civil architecture in Europe, and the remains of a Benedictine monastery from the early medieval times.