Zadar Croatia


Traces of different cultures can be found on the Croatian peninsula of Zadar. Bearing the same name, Zadar, the most important city, situated at the heart of the peninsula, displays an ecclectic mixture of 19th century architecture, the ruins of the Roman Forum, the Roman Cathedral of St. Anastasia, the Church of the Holy Trinity, all these mixed in a colorful, rich picture.

Getting there

 The City is large according to Croatian standards, inhabited by more than 70 thousand people. The beauty and flavor of the city is largely due to the fact that it is located on the long narrow peninsula on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea. Zadar has its own international airport, and reaching the city by bus or taxi is not a problem. However, the bus station is about 20-25 minutes from the old town.

Zadar is connected by a bus network to the airport, and also to other major cities of the country, as well as several towns in Bosnia and Herzegovina and some European capitals. A ferry line also links it to the Italian city of Ancona. When planning an independent car trip to Zadar, it should be remembered that in Croatia there are many toll roads, and the allowable amount of alcohol in the blood of the driver is 0%.

To make your trip to Zadar carefree and enjoyable, the most comfortable way of navigating around the city is by booking a Zadar transfer. And if you wish to enjoy the freedom of driving your own car, you can use the services of Croatia car Hire.

Zadar Seaside

Zadar, CroatiaIf you are planning a holiday in Zadar, all we can say is you will not regret it, as the city is known to be one of the most beautiful of the Adriatic coast. The beach presents intricately indented bays and coves, pine trees are is sometimes merely a few meters from the water. The sea is crystal clean here, and the beaches are sandy and beautiful, reason for which so many people travel to this destination to enjoy a vacation with their family. If you are a fan of diving and spearfishing, you will find yourself at home here. The proximity of the islands makes the stay in Zadar eventful and lively, and even a ferry ride to the archipelago is not routine.

Hotels and restaurants

 The city offers a many hotels to choose from. Regardless of the number of “stars”, they offer professional service and genuine hospitality, so your stay here will be pleasant and comfortable. A variety of restaurants and clubs provide an active night life, full of colors and sounds.

During the day of restaurants and cafes offer a varied menu, mainly made up of European cuisine and Croatian national dishes, including a variety of fish. The seafood dishes are prepared, as a rule, by regional recipes that let you enjoy all the nuances of the taste. In addition, in Zadar there is a plant, “Marasco”, which produces the famous cherry liqueur “maraschino”, well-known all over the world. The liquor is excellent, and makes for a nice souvenir from Croatia.

Entertainment, sightseeing and attractions of Zadar

The diverse nature of the peninsula can be admired in the beautiful national parks : Kornati, Paklenica, North Velebit. For lovers of caving, it will be interesting to visit the spectacular and extreme caves, though bear in mind that some are truly extreme, requiring special training. Winters are mild and summers are usually hot and dry. The Dalmatian coast is considered one of the sunniest regions in Europe.

 The city of Zadar has been destroyed and rebuilt many times. This has rendered a diverse character to the culture and architecture of the realm. To admire a magnificent panorama of the city, you can climb up to the City Tower, at the top of which there is a viewing platform. Over fragments of the ancient Forum, the Holy Trinity Church was built, with a very beautiful bell tower.

This is Zadar!

One of the most famous landmarks of the city is the Church of the Virgin Mary, built in the Romanesque style. The church belongs to the Benedictine monastery, which is located in the premises of the museum of religious art. The historical center of the town is located in the area called Narodnitrg, the architectural ensemble being made in the style of the Renaissance. One of the attractions is the local authority Morske orgulje, the sound of which connoisseurs appreciate.

Other attractions include: the first Croatian university, the Benedictine monastery, the Cathedral of St. Anastasia, the Franciscan Monastery, the Church of St. Krsevana, St. Peter, St. Simuna and St. Mihovil. Widely known are Archaeological Museum Zadar, a beautiful National Museum, the Maritime Museum and the Ethnological Museum in the old watchtower.