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On a peninsula in the heart of Dalmatia, Zadar is a hub providing access to many small islands in the Adriatic. Zadar may not be as popular as Dubrovnik and Split but that is part of its charm. It has an abundance of history, natural beauty and character so you certainly won’t be short of things to do and see on your holiday in Zadar.
The popular cafés and bars are scattered through the narrow streets, always buzzing with life. Zadar is bursting with history: its Roman forum is the largest one on Croatia’s Adriatic; it also boasts beautiful Romanesque churches such as the Church of St Donatus and the impressive Zadar Cathedral, the largest one in Dalmatia.
From one side of the town to the other is but a short walk, making it easy to see all the sights. Don’t miss the magnificent natural sound-and-light spectacle of the contemporary architectural monuments: the Sea Organ and the Sun Salutation. In fact, Alfred Hitchcock once described watching the sunset from Zadar waterfront as the most beautiful sunset in the world.

Zadar has an important place in the cultural life of Croatia; home to its oldest university, established in 1396, and the place in which the first Croatia novel was written and its first newspaper published. Zadar is a living, vibrant city, enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.

Holidays in Zadar are a great option all year round. Since it has fewer visitors, it offers excellent value for money, and is less busy than many of Croatia’s other coastal cities. Combine a city break with a beach holiday in Zadar, choose a tailor-made, multi-centre option or visit it as part of a luxury small ship cruise of the Dalmatian coast – the choice is yours!  

Zadar At A Glance

Gastronomic Delights of Zadar
the famous Pag cheese, salt from Pag and Nin, prosciutto ham from Posedarje, Ninski skol and the Maraschino liquor made from sour cherries
What to See in Zadar
The Forum, Church of St Donatus, Zadar Cathedral - St Anastasia Cathedral, The City Walls and Gates of Zadar, Rector's Palace


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