Zadar Region travel guide
- Airports: Zadar, Rijeka, Split
- Historic centre of Zadar
- Many of Croatia's best beaches
- Velebit and Paklenica National Parks
- Day trip to Plitvice waterfalls
- Must see: Kornati Islands National Park
A mix of historic towns and cities, glorious coastline and beaches and encompassing the stunningly beautiful Kornati islands
Zadar is a beautiful town on the Northern Adriatic Coast, with its own airport and close to the fascinating island of Pag
which is linked by a mainland bridge. It is also close to the beautiful island of Ugljan and the incredibly fabulous archipelago of the Kornati islands
– highly prized by the sailing fraternity. The holidaying/vacation value of Zadar is enhanced by several awesome natural parks – Velebit mountain
, Paklenica and Krka
within an hour drive and the world famous Plitvice Lakes
within 2 hour drive of the town.
is the principal city in the Northern Adriatic Dalmatia region; a busy and lively Mediterranean coastal town with charming narrow streets and alleyways bustling with shops, cafes and restaurants.
Historic sites include the city gates and fortress and in particular, the Byzanthium-influenced Cathedral of St Donat originating from the 9th Century is the finest example of the architecture of the old Croatian period. The city has 30 churches all rich in architecture and art and worth visiting.
has a very lively night life with many restaurants, clubs and bars. It is the centre for music parties, and world famous DJs are frequent guests throughout the year. For lovers of classical music there are many concerts too. Famous music festivals take place in Petrcane Village just outside Zadar, (“the New Ibiza”), epicentre of the cutting edge music. In the nearby island of Pag, another venue attracting young holiday makers is Zrce, famous for beach parties and music. For those who enjoy classical music, musical evenings at St Donat Cathedral provide classical concerts in magical surroundings.