We're flying into Zadar and staying for 12 nights, with intentions to stay in Novalja for 6 of them as there's a festival on. We don't want to waste the holiday just partying, we want to explore the beautiful country with options of going out to good bars/clubs.
Where's the best place to stay for young people that isn't too far from Zadar or Pag Island? Or is Zadar itself just worth staying in? We would like to go hiking, maybe visit a vineyard, do water sports, scuba diving, visit nice local restaurants, visit some of the national parks etc..
Any information like best hotels/areas to stay in and places to visit for markets/shopping/culture/old towns/local bars/restaurants would be greatly appreciated!