Primosten and Biograd won European Top Tourism Awards
The Golden Flower of Europe, Europe’s top tourism award, was won this year (among a strong field of 5,600 towns) by the small town of Primošten, located near Šibenik.
The silver award also went to Croatia as the second place winner was declared the town of Biograd , located near Zadar.
The panel of judges of the Brussels-based European Association for Flowers and Landscape faced a tough task again this year – to select the tidiest town among the 5,600 top candidates, i.e. among the total of 26 thousand nominated towns and villages from across Europe.
Primošten is one of the best known tourist destinations in Dalmatia where there has been organised tourism since the early 1960s.
It is also one of the most picturesque places on the Adriatic sea , with many of the typical narrow streets in the old town core nestled at the top a small hilly peninsula. Natural beauty is not, however, the only advantage of this tourist destination. The tidiness of the place, attested to by this recognition, and the town’s laid back atmosphere, rich tradition, the warm welcome, quality lodgings and the tourism infrastructure in general have been drawing tourists from around the world for years.
It is much the same with Biograd – a town situated in the Bay of Pašman, some 30 kilometres south of Zadar. The town offers its guests numerous attractions and natural beauty – from inviting beaches, greenery, flowers and pine forests. In it vicinity are other natural “gems” like the renowned Kornati Islands and the Lake Vransko Nature Park – known for its fishing and hunting of marshland fowl.