Things to do - general


Welcome to the city of Zadar, a city of exceptional history and rich cultural heritage, a city of tourism.

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.

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.


Country Croatia
Languages spokenCroatian
Currency usedHRK
Area (km2)25

Sports & nature

Endlessly playful nature, karst phenomena and sea spirit are waiting for you and will not let you stay still for one moment for the places to be seen are countless.
National parks and nature parks with hundreds of islets near lakes and waterfalls, karst barren land, endless forests, unimpaired and intact nature with thousand-year-old cultivated landscape of olive groves and vineyards
Gentle beaches and hidden coves under the shade of pinewoods, endless dry stone walls and an abundance of herbs, preserved , wetland habitats, karst caves and silent underwater vastness, are all accessible in the pleasant and mild Mediterranean climate. You can visit NP Kornati , NP Vrana Lake ,NP Velebit,NP Telascica ,NP Krka Waterfaals.....

Nightlife info

Zadar has great nightlife--unpretentious and varied-and the best part is that most Zadar nightlife is located in the town's historic centre. As soon as the winter chill leaves Zadar's streets, the city's teeming population of students fill outdoor cafes and spill out of its bars.There are a couple of super-hip nightclubs but the biggest disco on the Croatian coast, Saturns, is about 16km northwest of Zadar in Nin.

A nest of little streets near the southwestern edge of town is an open-air meet market most nights of the week. On Stomorica, Varoska, Ljubavca and Miha Klaica there are a profusion of little bars with eclectic music programming.


Culture and history info

Zadar is an ancient city, built in the center of the Croatian Adriatic, full of historical and cultural monuments. It is three thousand years old, a city of old, tumultuous and dynamic history, often destructed, looted, devastated, every time emerging from the ruins stronger, richer and more beautiful.

Zadar appeared for the first time in history in the 4th century B.C. as a settlement of the Illyrian tribe of Liburnians – the name Jader was mentioned, and through history it changed into Idassa (Greek source), Jadera (Roman source), Diadora, Zara (during Venetian rule and later Italian) up to today’s name of Zadar. Zadar is the city with the oldest University among Croatians (1396). It was long ago the place where the first Croatian novel and the first newspapers in the Croatian language were created. It is protected by four guardian saints: Zoilo, Simeon, Grisogone and Anastasia.



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