Destinations / Croatia / Zadar Coast / Petrcane
Located about 12 klm north of Zadar, the quiet and laid back village of Petrcane is a wonderful choice for relaxing holidays. Perched between 2 lovely peninsulas (Punta Skala and Punta Radman), a crystal clear bay flows from the Ionian Sea and creates an idyllic stony/ pebble beach with sandy swimming underfoot.
Once a humble fishing village, Petrcane is actually 900 years old, so Petrcane holidays offer a lot of tradition mixed with touches of the modern world. Formerly dependent on fishing and farming, today Petrcane thrives on tourism and visitors have boosted the economy so a holiday in Petrcane now offers plenty of local cafes and typical restaurants.
Enjoy a Petrcane holiday where, nestled amongst fragrant copses of pine trees, the beach feels at once secluded and special with the cleanest sparkling waters imaginable. Spend lazy days, relaxing under a warm Croatian sun, or take a boat trip to a nearby island to explore amazing natural habitats. Stroll around the tiny marina and watch the local fishermen drag their nets. Spend your holiday in Petrcane with some healthy walking options too as there are many trails through the pine woods and olive groves for trekking and hiking.
The Zadar Coast has many truly delightful towns and the historic town of Nin (only about 9 klms away) is certainly worth a visit. It is an ancient village of old stone houses and paved streets, once a medieval centre of Christianity and it has the smallest cathedral in the world!
There are no direct flights to Petrcane, but a regular flight operates to Zadar nearby. We offer a selection of holiday accommodation in the area.