Zadar is a Croatian city, situated on the Adriatic Sea in the northern Dalmatia region. It is the oldest continuously inhabited Croatian city, and a historical centre of Dalmatia region. Despite being named Croatia’s coolest city, Zadar is not a typical Croatian summer destination. The city itself is not too crowded, and it’s not overrun with tourists. Zadar is a living, vibrant city, enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. It has a rich history with and old town centre full of Roman ruins, medieval churches, cosmopolitan cafes and quality museums set on a small peninsula. Zadar also has two very unique attractions – Greeting to the sun and Sea organ.
Zadar’s fish and seafood is top notch. Variety of fresh ingredients stretch from all kinds of fish, octopus, and spider crabs to locally produced truffles. To enjoy these delicacies you can either dine inside Zadar’s ancient walls, or choose more romantic settings on outdoor terraces overlooking the old town or the nearby port.
Three incredible National parks are all inside of an hour drive from the city. Paklenica, Plitvice lakes, and Krka waterfalls are all incredible and exceptional displays of nature where you can hike, swim or take a bath under the waterfalls. If you prefer heading out to open sea, Kornati National park simply is a must do activity. Often described as nautical paradise, this archipelago consists of 89 islands of untouched nature. Other options include kayaking, sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling or jet skiing.
Famous film director Alfred Hitchcock once described Zadar as a place that has the most beautiful sunset in the world. We recommend to come and see it with your own eyes.
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