Bibinje (4.000 inhabitants) is situated southeast from the historical city Zadar, between the Adriatic tourist road and the sea, having a four kilometer coast with beaches and pathways. The name Bibano/Bibanum dates as far back as the 11th century. The population always deponded on agriculture and cattle breeding, followed by the fishing trade in more recent times. Tourism dates back to the middle of the 20th century.
There is a marina in the Bibinje areal called Dalmacija, with various facilities. It’s area is about 70,000 m2, and it is th largest Adriatic marina with 1,400 berths.
Depending on your needs, Bibinje offers more than 1000 registered rooms and apartments with 4.000 beds. There are 10 camps to be chosen from, all of them situated only a few meters away from the sea. Local restaurants offer special dishes of the region, there are cafes, small shops, a self-service shop in the town center, a repair shop for motor vehicles and boat engines. There is a post office with money exchange office, a kindergarten, a general pactice clinic, a dentist’s office, a drugstore.
All necessary information you can get in the Bibinje Tourist office. There is a very interesting ethnogaphic collection in the town museum, and sacral 15th century exhibits in the John the Baptist’s Church. There are five Catholic chuches in Bibinje. Two are open for the religions activiteis: the St. Rok Church (St. Rok is the protector of Bibinje), built in the 16 th century, and the newly built Assumption of the virgin Mary Church completed in 1984.
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Sports & nature
Bibinje provides a variety of opportunities for those who spend their holidays in addition to swimming and sunbathing want to get rich and some other activities.
Beautiful nature that surrounds us is suitable for walking and cycling, ideal conditions for sailing, outdoor courts, fully equipped gym, will satisfy lovers of active holidays.
In a series of sporting aktivost guests can choose one favorite.
In the area of the dates in a naturally sheltered bay is Marina Dalmacija, the biggest marina Croatian Adriatic. It stretches for 70,000 square meters of land and sea, has 1300 moored yachts and boats with the possibility of 1400 berths. There are many charters that provide a possibility to rent various types of vessels.
To make sure our guests have a pleasant holiday, in addition to friendly staff and reception, with Internet access, marina offers: laundry, large secured outdoor parking, a well-stocked supermarket, cafes, friendly atmosphere, a restaurant and a private beach
Beach volleyball is a popular sport that has emerged as a variant of the traditional indoor volleyball. Like a game of volleyball playersused mainly sandy beaches where the sportoriginated. Although beach volleyball in the beginning was mostly just fun, it gradually grew into a real competitive sport.
If you're a fan of volleyball, you've come toparadise! Volleyball is played daily on the beaches of Punta Puntarožica and Lipauska,besides every summer beach volleyball club - Bibinje, organized tournament (men and women) on the beach in Punta Bibnje. The tournament every year growingquantitatively by the number of teams and quality in relation to the very organization of the tournament.
The sea is full of many interesting crevices, caves, caverns and channels, and to plant and animal species that live only in the Adriatic.
If you're fond of the deep this year, definitely try to find out why diving along the coast already has a very long tradition and diving tourism for many years has been increasing due to its exceptional clarity and richness of underwater life.Diving is with us today become one of the most popular sports on the beach, dive into the blue depths and spend your vacation enjoying the beauty of our underwater world
Culture and history info
In written documents Bibinje is first mentioned in the year 1214.The territory of Bibinje was surely settled in the earliest centuries after the arrival of Croatians in this area, that is, in Roman times. The name Bibinje originated from the proper Roman name Vibius. Namely, Vibius was a Roman patrician who owned property on the territory of present/day Bibinje (praedium, fundus Vibianum).
According to a folk tradition, the town was first erected on top of the hill above its present location (more accurately, in the Bibinje field on the slope of the hills). Today, the center of that locality is called Petrina after the small Church of St. Peter from the 8th century. Due to the plague, which was raging at the time, the people moved from Petrina to the present native location on the peninsula by the sea.
At the dawn of the second millenium we find Bibinje to be important property of Croatian kings. However we should mention that at that time Bibinje doesn´t appear as Bibanum, but rather as Tochinia (Točinja). Namely, in the year 1066 with the founding of the Convent of Benedictines iz Zadar, Croatian King Petar Krešimir IV, at the wish of abbess Čika, gave the royal property of Točinja (today Bibinje) to the Convent as a gift to keep in permanent possession. Since then Bibinje has stayed in close contact with the Benedictines of Zadar whose largest property was right in Bibinje and the people of Bibinje were mostly their peasants. Through the late Middle Ages till the first Turkish invasions, under the protection of the Convent of Benedictines, Bibinje experiences envious economic development.
In the middle of the 15th century Turkish invasions into our regions begin. At that time Bibinje goes through the bloodiest period in all its history. In the year 1468 the Venetian government fortifies Bibinje with a strong defensive wall, a tower and tree doors. From the time of the Candian War in the northern Dalmatian region we know of a people´s hero in the fight against Turks, priest Stipan Sorić, from Bibinje. He is responsible not just for the freedom of the wider Zadar region, but for all of Dalmatia and Lika. He perished in 1648 in Ribnik, in Lika.From Bibinje came many priests who preserved the people´s religious and national awareness. From recent history Fr. Ante Fuzul, Fr. Miho Levači , Fr. Petar Spanićć and Fr. Marko Sikirić are known. In the Bibinje area there are a few churches. The oldest church of St. Peter is from the 8th century; next is the little church of the Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist from the 12th century. In the old historic center there are two churches: on of the Birth of St. John the Baptist probably from the 15th century, the other parish patron St. Roch, from the 16th century. In 1985 the people of Bibinje built a new church of the Ascension of the Holy Virgin Mary.