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Near the city of Nin there are the Medicinal Nin Muds (peloid mud) that are used to treat rheumatism and spinal deformation, several epidermal ailments and female infertility.

The Saints who have found their final resting place in the magnificent cathedrals and churches of Zadar and its environs (St. Simon, St. Krševan, St. Anastasia) are particularly interesting as there are an entire series of legends related to them still alive among the people, one of them relating how the body of St. Simon came to Zadar. A merchant from the Holy Land set out for Venice in the 13th century carrying with himself the body of St. Simon telling everyone it was the body of his brother. He sought shelter from a storm in the Zadar harbour where he was offered the hospitality of the local monks. The chest bearing the body was buried in the monastery's garden. The merchant passed away that evening and the monks discovered from the documents he was carrying that the buried body was that of St. Simon. They removed it to the Church of the Virgin Mary where it lies to this day.

One of the specific offers of the Zadar archipelago is a chance to take a holiday on the Veli Rat lighthouse on the island of Dugi otok, surrounded by pine forests and pebble beaches and sleeping seven people. What's interesting about this building is that the thick walls of this 40 metre high edifice have, according to legend, thousands of egg whites mixed into them in order that the walls weather as well as possible the sea and winds, while the stone-paved yard of the lighthouse is graced by an old church under a century-old pine.

Congress tourism has great possibilities in the Zadar area at the "Kolovare" hotel, the "Pinija" in Petrčane and the "Borik" hotel complex, having at its disposal three and four star facilities and over 2 thousand beds, last year completely renovated and turned into one of the best looking hotel complexes in Dalmatia.


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