Apartments Birkić - Turanj, Dalmacija, Croatia
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TURANJ is a tourist resort with peaceful and clean coves,connected with the centre of Sv. Filip i Jakov via promenade "Lungo mare" situated In the midst of the Adriatic Sea, in the channel of Pašman, on the road between Zadar and Šibenik. with 15 km of attractive coast and a range of small islands, of which the island of Babac is the biggest and most interesting. Turanj and whole Riviera of Sv. Filip i Jakov is ideal for sailing with many sunny days and enough wind. In addition to swimming and sunbathing you can spend your time sailing and enjoying benefits of beautiful and untouched nature in closer and more remote surroundings.Cyclists can rent bikes in the centre of Sv. Filip i Jakov and enjoy the ride over cycling paths above Sv. Filip i Jakov, to gazebo “Crni krug” which can be reached by bicycle or walking path and which gives you a beautiful view of the Pašman kanal Strait, Kornati archipelago, Vrana Lake and Ravni Kotari.Scuba diving is a sport that provides you with memorable experiences and pleasures that can be practiced by all age groups. If you are a scuba diving enthusiast, you can contact our Scuba Diving Club .One of Top 10 diving destination in Croatia are Kornati and Rasip.You can play tennis in Sv. Filip i Jakov almost during the entire year within the tourist complex “Margarita Maris” or during tourist season in private accommodations “Croatia”.Turanj has numerous private rooms and suites meeting high standards as well as a large number of smaller campsites for cars and good restaurant offer which will satisfy the needs even of those most hard to please. Apartmani Birkić...more

History:In the period before the Turkish raids, the town was a harbour of the Benedictine monastery in Rogov, the ruins of which, with the preserved early Romanesque church of St. Roch (St. Rocco) stand to the northeast of the town. The present town was founded after the Turks had withdrawn in the 17th and the 18th centuries. The 18th-century church of St. Michael is a reconstructed Gothic structure, from which the inscription and the coat of arms of the Rogov abbot Petar Zadranin (second half of the 14th c.) originate. The church has a monumental wooden crucifix dating back to the end of the 14th century. Turanj was named after ruins of medieval fortress. In the centre there is a church dedicated to Lady of Carmel dating back to the 15th century whose day is especially celebrated. Thus during the tourist season in addition to this festivity there is the festivity of Turanj attracting visitors with its traditional program.Outside of the town of Turanj in the immediate vicinity of the coast there is a church of Sv. Marija (St. Mary) in the place of Tukljača, while on the island of Babac there is a church of Sv. Andrija (St. Andrew) (13th to 15th century). Above the town in the place of Crni krug which today is also a gazebo that can be reached by bicycle or walking path, there are ruins of a castle dating back to the Iron Age, while the archaeological area of Tukljača is also worth of mention.
Economy:Chief occupations include farming, viniculture, vegetable growing and tourism. Sveti Filip i Jakov lies on the regional road and tourism. Traditional entertainment includes the Filipljansko Summer (first half of August), when numerous cultural events and shows are organized. The most celebrated religious feast is the Day of St. Roch (16th of August). Boaters will be drawn by the vicinity of the attractive Kornati Archipelago, the destination of organized excursions. Today Turanj has numerous private rooms and suites meeting high standards as well as a large number of smaller campsites for cars and good restaurant offer which will satisfy the needs even of those most hard to please. Apartmani Birkić...more

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