Zadar is situated at the heart of the Adriatic and it is known as urban center of Dalmatia. It is surrounded by 4 National parks: Plitvička jezera, Paklenica, Krka and Kornati. In front of Zadar there are over 300 islands and cliffs. It is not just an urban centre of northern Dalmatia but with its administrative, economic, cultural and political importance it constitutes the centre of the region with almost 92.000 inhabitants. Having its natural position in the conjunction of geographically different Croatian regions, being surrounded by the historical towns such as Nin, Pag, Biograd, Obrovac, Benkovac and many others, the city is an easily accessible and attractive destination to visitors from all over the world, whether by sea, land or air.? The archipelago which consists of 24 bigger and as 300 little islands and rocks, 3 nature parks - Telašćica, Northern Velebit and Vransko Lake as well as 5 national parks - Paklenica, Plitvice, Kornati, Krka and Velebit, rank Zadar and its surroundings on the top of the Croatian tourist offer.