Donji Karin is a small village 19 kilometers distanced from Benkovac. It is settled in Zadar’s inland in middle Dalmatia. Although as a part of inland, Karin and it’s surroundings are laying on the sea shore, namely Karin’s sea. It a part of unique nature’s game where sea is deeply indented in the land, intersecting it with a system of natural canals. That is how this area is proud of Novigrad’s and Karin’s seas. Both areas are fertile with fish, mollusks and shells because of the brackish water as a product of few karst rivers mouthing in the seas. Donji Kanin, where ‘donji’ means ‘lower’ in Croatian, is divided from ‘upper’, apropos Gornji Karin, with one such river Karišnica. There is another interesting river, Bijela, which means ‘white’; both rivers rise in a cave and mouth into the Karin’s sea. On their path to the sea, they run through the karst landscape making a great number of small waterfalls and favoring vegetation and forests in the area. Thus Karin’s landscape is refreshing and wonderful, giving a guest sense of freedom and enthusiasm.
There a few old watermills on the flow of this rivers, and that makes walking and running on the ambient tracks more interesting. Karin has beautiful sandy beaches, too. They are well maintained and clean with different sport fields. Lodging can be found in private accommodation. Apartments are comfortable, mainly with the sea view, and just a few steps from the beach. Gastronomy offer is based on traditional Dalmatian fish plates, and many inquisitives come to Karin to fish for themselves, because of the sport fishing, sea fishing as well as the freshwater fishing.