Visitors to this Adriatic gem can find a slower, more peaceful way of life among the coves and beaches of this beautiful Croatian island.The Island of Pasman lies just off the coast of Northern Dalmatia, nestling amongst a cluster of Adriatic islands known as the Zadar Archipelago. Known for its amazingly clean waters and immaculate beaches, it is only about 60 square kilometres in size, with a permanent population of around 2000 people. Visitors to Pasman apartments will notice that there a two distinct geographical zones on the island, one rocky and covered with shrubs and underbrush, the other more sandy and fertile. Vineyards vegetable gardens are plentiful in this part of the island. There are 11 villages, all situated along the island's magnificent eastern coastline, much less rugged than that of western Pasman, following a gently curving shoreline. Right on the other side of the sea, you would get to Marche in France. A wonderful holiday region, as you can imagine.
The people on the island earn their living these days mostly through tourism, but that should not underplay the continuing importance fishing and agriculture to this traditional Croatian community. A highlight of any Island Pasman villa or apartments Pasman stay includes watching the many fishermen return to land, proudly carrying the catch of the day to the many local restaurants and tavernas. Accompanied by delicious fresh vegetables, drizzled in locally produced olive oil and washed down with a cool white wine, you'll receive a meal fit for a King at a low price. The Island of Pasman is perfect for anyone wishing to get away from it all. Unspoiled by sprawling urban areas, this sleepy Croatian island may not be ideal for those of you who prioritise action and a thriving night-life scene. Instead, history fans and nature lovers will be at home with Pasman's marine scene and its two historical monasteries - a Franciscan one at Kraj and a Benedictine one at Mount Cokovac.
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Indeed, the real enticement of Pasman Island is its shoreline and sea. The sea here is the cleanest in the Adriatic, with local currents meaning that the water is completely changed every four to six hours. If the stunning view from your Pasman villa or apartment Pasman isn't enough to sate your inner sea dog, why not explore the Adriatic by canoe? It's a great way of accessing some of the more secluded coves and bays. Divers will also enjoy the crystal clear seas, with underwater rock formations to enjoy. A relaxing destination tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the mainland, the Island of Pasman is secluded and unspoiled – don't worry though, there's no need to choose your desert island discs just yet. Despite it's isolated setting, a return to civilisation is possible if the relaxation gets too much. Many people staying in Island Pasman villas choose to catch a ferry to the Croatian mainland, or cross the bridge over the Zdrelac strait linking Pasman to the neighbouring island of Ugljan – the perfect combination of tranquility and city-life, on your own terms.