Zadar is situated on the Dalmatian coast of Croatia. The city is renowned for its Roman and Venetian ruins found in the Old Town on the peninsula.
Zadar is like an open-air museum that displays some of the most stunning examples of architecture and cultural heritage along the eastern Adriatic coast. Additionally, the Zadar Region is rich in exquisite landscapes, with no less than five national parks and three nature parks located in the immediate vicinity.
The tourist region of Zadar comprises, on the one side, numerous islands and islets (inhabited as well as uninhabited ones) and, on the other, part of the coast, the region of Ravni Kotari, resembling a peninsula with the Velebit Range in its background.
The peninsula, bounded in the north by the Paklenica Gorge and in the south by the river Zrmanja, abounds in highly picturesque landscapes. Countless bays, coves and inlets provide additional scenic attractions.
It is precisely this highly indented coast, the ideal climate, variety of landscape, and particularly the heterogeneous coastline - from cliffs and rocks to pebble and sand beaches where the difference between the sea and land is almost obliterated - that attract every visitor, whatever he tastes or wishes.
Where to stay
Whether you're seeking luxury or on a budget, Zadar has something to fit your needs, ranging from luxury villas, high-end hotels and apartments to budget-friendly hostels.
For those who want to indulge in luxury, there are many high-end hotels located in the city centre conveniently located close to Zadar's top attractions. These hotels provide the perfect base for exploring the city and its surrounding areas.
If you are a nature lover and enjoy camping, Zadar also offers several campgrounds located just outside the city. These campgrounds provide a perfect retreat close to nature and offer a chance to experience the beautiful outdoors of Croatia.
Getting to/from Zadar
Zadar has a little something for everyone, with its fascinating history and lively nightlife. The city has several stunning beaches that are perfect for swimming and sunbathing. Local restaurants serve up traditional dishes consisting of fresh seafood, olive oil, and wine.
Zadar region is home to some of the most exquisite scenery, including five national parks and three nature parks in the immediate vicinity. These parks include Plitvice Lakes, Krka Waterfalls, Paklenica, and Northern Velebit. Zadar is also like an open-air museum, with numerous attractions within walking distance. Its city walls are added to UNESCO's World Heritage List.