ZADAR - located in the middle of the Croatian Adriatic, in the most indented part of its archipelago, for centuries the capital of Dalmatia, is one of the most popular Croatian tourist destinations. This archipelago consists of 24 bigger and 300 small islands and islets, 3 nature parks - Telaščica, North Velebit and Vrana and 5 national parks - Paklenica, Plitvice, Kornati, Krka and Velebit are just some of the reasons to visit Zadar.
Zadar and the surrounding tourist regions are located in the centre of the Croatian Adriatic, in the most indented part of the Adriatic coast. For centuries the capital of Dalmatia and today the centre of its northern part, Zadar is a city with rich cultural heritage which is evident at every step: the Roman Forum, St. Donat, Romanesque church of St. Marie And St. Grisogono, Cathedral St. Anastasia, the People's Square and many other sights are just some of the reasons for coming.
Visit one of numerous restaurants and taverns of Zadar, taste the local specialties and famous maraschino liqueur. This unique drink was popular in European courts (London, Vienna, Moscow), produced in Zadar since 1821.
During your stay in Zadar, do not miss the sunset. Famous Alfred Hitchcock said: "It must be the most beautiful sunset in the world!" To complete the experience, the largest sea organ in the world was built here together with Greeting to the Sun installation, consisting of three hundred multi-layered glass panels through which the colours of the lights exchange in the rhythm of the waves with the comforting sounds of the sea organ.
Summer fun in Zadar is guaranteed because of numerous interesting events such as: Zadar of your dreams - international festival of contemporary theatre, Garden Festival, Zadar Theatre summer, Mitra Zonata - festival of the sea organ, Musical Evenings in St. Donat, the famous Full Moon Nights, when many boats on the waterfront converted to floating stalls that offer the best tuna, sardines, cheese, brandy and other delicacies.
Marinas and Nautical harbours of Zadar
- Marina Borik
- Marina Tankerkomerc Zadar
Nearby nautical centres are
We suggest you visit
- Roman Forum
- St. Marie Church
- St. Krševan Church
- Cathedral of St Anastasia
- Sea organ
- Greeting the sun
Arriving in Zadar
By plane: airport Zadar (14 km)
- Zagreb 270 km
- Trieste 300 km
- Graz 520 km
- Vienna 705 km
- Milan 700 km
Boat: Throughout the year Zadar is connected with the weekly car ferry to Ancona, while in the summer, ferries and hydrofoil catamaran operate on a daily basis.