Zadar Vacations

Zadar is an ancient city on the Adriatic coast Croatia and an especially wonderful destination for those who love Mediterranean history or Roman architecture. First populated by prehistoric humanoids, Zadar passed through many hands, including those of the Romans, the Venetians, and the Byzantines. Each culture left a lasting mark on the city in ... Read more
the form of infrastructure, architecture, and culture. These lasting cultural features are the prominent attractions of the city. Be sure to visit the Roman forum and aqueducts, well-preserved examples from a glorious past. Zadar is home to many churches, and their variance makes them interesting destinations. The most unique is St. Donatus’ Church, an ancient site built in pre-Roman Dalmatian style. Also worth visiting are St. Anastasia’s Cathedral and St. Simeon’s. Zadar is well known for its beaches, and no visit to the city is complete without a plunge into the Adriatic. Mingle with locals at Kolovare Beach, or check out the unique Sea Organ set into Zadar Harbor’s wall. Mediterranean and Croatian food is readily available all over the city, and accommodations range from hostel to fancy.
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Zadar things to do and experiences

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  • Church of St. Donatus
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If you’re dreaming about a summer spent dipping your toes in the Adriatic, unfortunately you’re not alone. Summer, specifically July and August, is peak tourist season on the coast and islands of Croatia, so ... Read more
though you’ll likely enjoy the nice weather, you’ll have to endure exorbitant hotel rates and crowds, crowds, crowds. Summer is better spent inland at cities like Zagreb, where you’ll encounter an entirely different story: fewer tourists, more bargains, and cooler temperatures. The coast is much more pleasant in late spring and early fall when air and water temperatures are still warm, but places are cheaper and less crowded. Winter is also not bad along the coast, though it gets cold and snowy inland.

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Big nationalists, they hate everything, and at the same time are a very stupid nation
 

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New York City, New York State, USA

We loved 'hello to the sun'. It's such a pretty cool thing to see and would like to see it again. We have visited some old churches and went to the coast which was very lovely. We stayed there just about 8-9 hours so we did not have a lot of time to walk around but we have manage to see everything we wanted to see.
It's a very good place and I recommend it.

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I liked the church St. Donald and St. Marija. It is very traditional and very good interier.
We were fascinated with city walls that are left of Romans which was pretty cool to see in the city.
And the thing the we loved the most about it is the thing "hello to the sun" which gives you the most incredible views ever.

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Oxford

It’s not too crowded, it’s not overrun with tourists and its two unique attractions – the sound-and-light spectacle of the Sea Organ and the Sun Salutation – need to be seen and heard to be believed. Also from here, you can easily access most of the islands in Croatia.

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Zagreb

It is beautiful at day and night but there are soo much people so you can lost

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New Delhi, India

come for the sunsets and sea organ. well worth spending at least a night here before going off to plitvice lakes. the views are expansive and beautiful

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Stuttgart, Germany

lovely city, beautiful old buildings good renovated, many beaches arround the city, of course very touristic but worth to visit, lots of campgrounds around the city

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Sydney, Australia

Beautiful coastal town, the center is spotless and the park near the sea is where you'll find people enjoying the peaceful atmosphere daily. Zadar is said to have one of the best sunsets in the world, don't miss out on the show. The town is quite small, but there is enough to do to stay busy and it is a great starting point to visit islands nearby.

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Oakland, California, USA

Less well-known than other Dalmatian-coast cities like Split and Dubrovnik, Zadar has all the requisite charms – marble streets, Roman ruins, Baroque churches, cafés housed in ancient cloisters – but also has its own quirky appeal. Along the seaside promenade, be sure to seek out the Sun Salutation and Sea Organ. For dinner, forgo the fancy places along the waterfront and head into the maze-like center, lined with casual konobas (small, family-run restaurants).

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Los Angeles, California, USA
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Zadar is a fantastic, ancient city on Croatia's beautiful Adriatic coast. Roman ruins and sunny beaches make it a perfect relaxation/exploration destination for any and all visitors.

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