Zadar, the city with most beautiful sunset, is one of those cities that knows how to combine a milennial history with modern urban development. The town is fast-growing; the UK media once called it the entertainment hub of the Adriatic, but the town has managed to preserve the look that it obtained during the Roman period.
A unique tourist attraction is The Sea Organ, a set of large marble waterfront steps and an experimental musical instrument where sea waves create harmonic sounds. Zadar is proud of its historical patina and the lively Mediterranean temperament. The city is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Croatia, London Times named it “the center of entertainment on Adriatic”, and Guardian “Croatia’s new capital of cool”.
Accommodation: Hotels, motels, apartments, private rooms, rural farms in the hinterland.
Zadar and its surroundings abound with natural beauty. There are 3 national parks (Kornati, Paklenica and Krka), 2 nature parks (Telašćica, Vransko Lake - an important ornithological reserve and Velebit), numerous islands, many of them inhabited, and the Zrmanja River.
Heritage, Wine, Food
City walls, numerous churches which earned Zadar the nickname Little Rome (St. Donatus, St. Anastasia's Cathedral, St. Krševan, St. Simeon, St. Francis - also a Franciscan monastery, Our Lady of Health, St. Mary's - also a Benedictine convent, St. Elijah's), People's Square, Kalelarga (the 'Broad way') - the most famous street in town, Roman Forum from the 1st century BC, Forte fortification, Grisogono Vovo palace, the Duke's and Regent's palace.
Entertainment, Recreation, Excursions
Summer Theatre Festival, Musical Evenings in St. Donatus, Zadar Culture Forum, Kalelarga Art, Sea Organ Festival, The Garden festival.
Excursions to Nin, Biograd na moru, Novigrad, Privlaka and the hinterland.
There is a wide range of recreational opportunities - mountain climbing, rafting, sailing, cycling and numerous water sports along the Zadar Riviera.