Pašman

 

 

Pasman is an island in the Croatian Adriatic, south of Zadar. With an area of 60 km2 and 70 km of indented coastline, it is one of the larger Croatian islands. It is connected to the island of Ugljan by a bridge in the Ždrelac pass, and it is separated from the mainland by the Pašman Channel, which in some places is only 2 km wide. It is also one of the islands closest to the mainland. It is located in the Zadar archipelago, between the cities of Zadar and Biograd.

The Mediterranean climate has developed a rich world of flora and fauna, many species of medicinal and aromatic plants, and the seabed preserves all types of shellfish and fish of the Croatian Adriatic.

The sea is clean, the beaches are pebble and rocky, with countless small mules. Near Pašman, the sea currents change every 6 hours and that is why the local sea is among the cleanest on the Adriatic. On the east side of the island you can swim among natural rocks with long stone plateaus and crystal clear sea. Most facilities are located directly by the sea and the beach.

 

Sights
There are several demanding mountain bike trails around the island. A walking and cycling trip to the hill V. Bokolj on the island of Pašman is recommended, from where there is a beautiful view of the Kornati, the neighboring islands, the Pašman channel, Biograd and the surrounding area. It is also worth visiting two monasteries: the Franciscan monastery of St. Dujam in Kraj and the Benedictine monastery of St. Kuzma and Damjan on the hill Ćokovac above Tkona. From Pašman you can go on trips to the nearby cities of Zadar and Biograd, as well as to all neighboring places on the islands of Pašman and Ugljan and get to know their curiosities and everyday habits.