Petrčane is situated between two cities of long tradition and glorious past, Zadar and Nin. Thanks to its favourable geographic position between two peninsulas, its mild climate, fertile land and springs of water, ​​Petrčane has been a pleasant area to live in from the earliest times.

The first traces of life go far to prehistory. In Roman times, Petrčane belonged to Zadar ager (Iader) and it used to present the border area towards Nin ager (Aenona)

CHURCHES

A single-nave Church of St Bartol (St Bartul) with a semi-circular apse and a massive tower were preserved from the period ...

WELLS

The Austrian administration set up village wells in Gornje and Donje Petrčane, some of which are still in use ...

MEADOW

Most likely, the larger Roman country estate (Villa Rustica) was located in the position of meadow ...

LAZARETTO

There used to be a lazaretto, a quarantine, on the Punta Radman peninsula at the time of the Austrian administration ...

Events 2017

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OLIVE TREE GROWING AND VINICULURE

In the past the population of Petrčane has traditionally been engaged in agriculture and maritime affairs. Among agricultural cultures, the most represented were olive tree and grapevine cultures.

Tourism in Petrčane

The development of Petrčane started in the 50s of the 20th century, first by opening a resort, and later by the construction of large tourist complexes (Hotel Pinija, Punta Skala). Petrčane is still experiencing a rise in tourism and is recognized as one of the leading tourist destinations in Zadar area and beyond.

Petrčane Plan and Brochure

PETRČANE PLAN (PDF 192 MB)

PETRČANE BROSHURE (PDF 2.7 MB)

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Mobile application

Zadar Travel is a mobile phone application which enables travellers to easily find and book available accommodation in Petrčane and surroundings.
Click on each accommodation icon, and more detailed information will appear such as a photo gallery, number of beds currently available and contact information: websites, emails, phone numbers, etc.