Zadar - city of exceptional 3000 years of history
Welcome to the city of Zadar, a city of exceptional 3000-year history and an extremely valuable cultural heritage, a city that will always offer you something new and completely original. Located in the very heart of the Adriatic, Zadar is the urban center of Northern Dalmatia as the administrative, economic, cultural and political center of the region where 75,000 inhabitants live. The city of Zadar, combined with the beauty of the past and all the amenities that a modern traveler needs, offers numerous tourist attractions: looking for an ideal accommodation, authentic gourmet delicacies, cultural sights, modern sports facilities and a varied excursion program, you have chosen the right destination for your holiday, sport and entertainment.
Zadar is one of the most popular Croatian tourist destinations, which the London Times proclaimed as the "center of fun on the Adriatic", and Guardian "the new Croatian capital of cool". It will conquer you with its special atmosphere and rich life - whether it is day or night. In the summer, Zadar hosts the Musical Evenings in St. Donat, the Zadar Summer Theater, the Contemporary Music Festival, the KalelargArt - Street Art Festival and the urban Zadar Dream Festival. You will surely have fun and at the Night of the Full Moon, Millennium Jump or on one of the concerts of world music attractions. Sea Organ and Greeting to the Sun will complete the unique experience in the world !!!
The specialty of the city is irresistible to the lovers of historical monuments and cultural heritage, artists, tourists and its citizens. Zadar is also a city in which large space is left to pedestrians; Walking around the gently sloping streets of the city will be a walk through history, but also the experience of modern life. As a town monument surrounded by historic walls, Zadar is a true treasury of archaeological and monumental treasures of the ancient, medieval and Renaissance period as well as numerous contemporary architectural achievements such as the first Sea Organs in the world. Many centuries of violent history, destruction and creation have left scars, but also numerous records of time, today's valuable monumental heritage of the city. Numerous churches and monuments of culture have been preserved from all historical periods. Almost 70 monuments of culture are located in the very heart of the city, while other parts of city with its surroundings count over 600 immovable cultural monuments.
Extremely rugged coastline, islands and untouched nature attract many boaters and sailors to this area. The archipelago of 24 bigger and even 300 small small islands and cliffs, 3 nature parks - Telascica, Velebit and Vransko Lake and 5 national parks - Paklenica, Plitvice, Kornati, Krka and North Velebit rank Zadar and its surroundings as the very top of the tourist offer in Croatia.
The city of Zadar is easily accessible by land, sea and air. It has a great transport infrastructure, which is directly connected with the other big cities of the Republic of Croatia: Zagreb, Rijeka, Split and Dubrovnik, as well as the exceptional capacity and modern service of numerous marinas. However you choose to come to Zadar, the natural beauty of its landscape will not leave you indifferent. Passanger port as well as the new harbor for cruisers are located in the new spacious port of Gaženica or 3 km away from the city center. Small but modern international airport (9 km away from the center), connects Zadar with major Croatian cities and some major European cities (London, Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, Brussels, Marseille, Frankfurt, Munich, Manchester, Oslo, Hamburg, Zurich, Stuttgart, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Bratislava, Karlsruhe, Warsaw, Gothenburg, Haugesund, Billund, Wroclaw, Gdansk, Poznan and Friedrichshafen). From Zagreb, Rijeka or Split is only a few hours of driving to Zadar on modern highways.
About 40 years ago, Alfred Hitchcock proclaimed the Zadar sunset is "the most beautiful in the world". In his opinion and of many tourists who enjoy clear sea, falling sun and colorful sky with the sounds of world-famous Sea Organ and magic of light of the new urban installation Greetings to the Sun.
Welcome to Zadar!