Pakostane is located 5 km from Biograd, on a narrow headland in front of the sea and Lake Vrana. It’s a small fishing village, with a population of 2,000 people. Pakostane is a very special place in Croatia, as it is bordered on two sides by water. It is surrounded by the sea to the south and Lake Vrana to the north. As a result, there are even more fish dishes here in restaurants than in other parts of Croatia. As a small town, a vacation in Pakostane is characterized by tranquility, sunshine, and the sea.

There are three islands in front of the town. They are like children separated from their mother(land): they still belong to the land, but they would already leave. The three islands are called faith, love and affection by the locals, which are also the core values of Christianity.

The smallest island is St. Justin Island opposite the city beach. He is the island of faith. Here you can find a small church. When the men went out to fish at sea, the women crossed over and prayed here that everyone would return home safe and sound. Today you can rent and ride small boats and canoes, relax or take a bath.

Pakostane had been a living place since the Stone Circle. It was also a well-known settlement for the Romans. As a water-rich place, a garrison. and then a Roman port and villas were built here. Remains of former Roman villas, breakwaters, and piers can still be discovered in many places today.
It was also a significant settlement in the time of the Croatian-Hungarian kings in the 15th century, although at that time it was considered Pakosene. In the 16th century, during the Turkish attacks, the settlement was strengthened and a huge castle wall was built around the old town.
Unfortunately, little of the Roman palaces or former castle walls have survived to this day. Today Pakostane is one of the most significant and beautiful settlements on the Biograd Riviera. Every summer, thousands of tourists come here from all over the Earth. The sights left intact are all in the old town.