Pakoštane ( is a small town, situated in the very center of the Adriatic coast with a unique location between the sea and the Vrana Lake.


Close to five national parks

and three nature parks

make Pakoštane an ideal destination both for family holidays and for lovers of active sports.


These unique natural beauties are surrounding our town, which is only 30 km away from the historical towns of Zadar and Šibenik with a rich historical and cultural heritage.

From the landside, Pakoštane is surrounded by Lake Vrana, which is also the largest natural lake in Croatia with an area of 30 km2 and only 1 km from Pakoštane.

It abounds in freshwater fish, which is a real entertainment for anglers, as well as in many species of birds, as it is an ornithological reserve.

A ride with the bike on the trail that surrounds the lake, with a distance of about 43 km, will provide you a beautiful sight of Lake Lake Vrana.

From the seaside, Pakoštane is surrounded by five smaller islands, and some of them can be reached by swimming. The island Vrgada is connected with Pakoštane with a local ferry.



Pakoštane has five well-arranged sandy and pebble beaches suitable for families with small children, numerous sports on water and ground, as well as snack bars, cafes and many other attractions for fun and relaxation.

Beach Janice 1 is located in the town center. This is a beach with a sandy coastal part, and on the sea bottom there is grainy sand ideal for children.

Beach Janice 2 is a long pebble beach intended for outdoor enthusiasts with many sports facilities.

Beaches Pilatus, Bužakovina and Punta are sandy beaches partly lined with pine trees, and are ideal for families with small children.


You will experience the full charm of our town if you take a walk at night through the center of Pakoštane with many restaurants and taverns where you can try different delicacies of the Dalmatian region.

Throughout the summer, our town is the venue for various entertainment and cultural events, and there is a rich nightlife for young people with disco and cocktail - bars.