Situated in the heart of the Adriatic, Zadar is the urban center of northern Dalmatia as administrative, economic, cultural and political center of the region with 75,000 inhabitants. The coast is particularly indented, the islands and the untouched nature allures many boaters to this regions. The archipelago counts 24 bigger and about 300 smaller islets and rocks, 3 nature parks – Telašćica, Sjeverni Velebit and Vransko jezero and 5 national parks – Paklenica, Plitvice lakes, Kornati Islands, Krka and Velebit classifying Zadar and its surroundings at the very top of the Croatian tourist offer.
The particularity of the city is irresistible for those who respect and admire historical monuments and cultural heritage, artists, tourists and its citizens. Zadar is a city monument, surrounded by historical ramparts, a treasury of the archaeological and monumental riches of ancient and medieval times, Renaissance and many contemporary architectural achievements such as the first sea organs in the world.
Zadar is a city where huge spaces are left for pedestrians. Using your guidebook, your walk along the cobblestone streets of the city will become a walk through history, and also an experience of the contemporary life of the city. When tired, do try to take a break in one of our restaurants, pastry shops or coffee shops that you can find in the gastro offer of this guidebook. Enjoy listening to the concerts, visit the theatre, museums, and exhibitions.
The city of Zadar is an easily reached destination by land, sea and air. It has a good traffic infrastructure through which it is directly connected to other bigger cities of the Republic of Croatia: Zagreb, Rijeka, Split and Dubrovnik, with extraordinary accommodation and contemporary service of numerous marinas. Whichever way you want to reach Zadar, the natural beauty of the landscape will not leave you equanimous.
The ferry port as well as the new tourist port for cruisers are located on the peninsula itself (old part of the city), and entering Zadar on a ferry or boat gives you a magnificent view of the whole city, making your arrival in Zadar a unique experience (ferry and ship lines with Preko, Zaglav, Mali Lošinj, Pula and Ancona/Italy).
Air transport, even though the airport is small it is contemporary (9 km distance from the center), and connects Zadar with bigger cities of the Republic of Croatia and some European capitals. Other destinations are accessible with changes in Zagreb, the capital of the Republic of Croatia and in the network of international air traffic (Croatia Airlines – Pula, Zagreb, Paris and Zürich; Ryanair – London-Stansted, Stockholm, Bruxelles, Oslo, Marseille, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Karlsruhe, Billund; Germanwings – Cologne, Stuttgart and Berlin; Lufthansa – Munich, Danubewings – Bratislava; InterSky – Friedrichshafen).