Turanj is a village located near Zadar, around 5 kilometers northwest of Biograd na Moru in Dalmatia, populated by 1200 inhabitants. During the summer, Turanj is dominated by tourism. Entertainment in Turanj is mostly concentrated around the nearby national parks such as National Park Kornati, Nature Park Vranjsko Jezero, National Park Telašćica and National Park Krka. When you do visit Turanj, the first thing you should do is take a walk along "lungo mare" and visit the local churches and the neighboring island Babac.
Accommodation in Turanj is made out of private apartments, rooms and a large number of holiday villas. A lot of nature lovers come here as well, and they mostly stay at some of the smaller auto camps in Turanj. All these accommodation facilities provide excellent and hospitable service so you wont be disappointed no matter where you choose to book your stay. Also, check out Hotel Villa Donat and Alba Hotel in Turanj if you're heart desires breakfast in bed. This place is ideal for people who like to get a way from the tourist rush, yet stay close to local events. Entertainment in Turanj begins with visiting the local archipelago, which consists of 16 little islands.
Summer in Turanj is paradise. Its clean, crystal blue sea and myriad of islands are captivating enough to prolong your stay for at least another week. Most of the people that do visit Turanj end up coming back the next year, and the next. Even sailors who are used to the natural beauties of Kornati have a tendency of coming back and exploring Turanj to the tiniest detail. The beaches in Turanj are mostly covered with either gravel or concrete. The sunsets here are amazing so take a minute or two to really enjoy them.
Restaurants in Turanj offer friendly service and fine cuisine. Here, you can try out many different Dalmatian specialties based on fish, shells and crabs. Meaty dishes are available as well, all covered in Mediterranean herbs and best served with a couple of glasses of their homemade wine. After all, this is a great place to recharge your batteries. The best way to blend in with the locals is to just sit around and not do anything really except enjoy the finer things in life. That specific way of "thinking" is called "fjaka" and is known throughout Dalmatia. After you get bored of not doing anything, go for a swim, rent a boat or go windsurfing.