Although Zadar was once coveted by various powers, it has many advantages such as its architectural and natural resources. By releasing a more impressive ambience, it has everything to please the visitor.
Zadar is located on a peninsula 4km long and 500m wide, on the Dalmatian coast in Croatia. This is a magnificent region with its lush forests, steep mountains, and sandy beaches. Zadar’s history is turbulent, however, because the city was throughout the centuries, the object of lust of different powers, like the Romans, Byzantines, Venetians, and later the Yugoslav much.
These incessant invasions have left many scars in the city of Zadar. Nevertheless, vestiges of the past were preserved through the works as the Christian Church of St. Donas (9th century) and the Cathedral of St. Anastasia (13th century) regarded as the emblems of Zadar or the greatest religious works shown in ‘Permanent exhibition of Sacred Art. In addition, objects of art such as pottery, swords, jewelry … dating from prehistory to the Middle Ages have been preserved in the archaeological museum, reflecting the rich past of Zadar.
But its architectural treasures are not the only assets of Zadar. It also has exceptional natural resources. With beaches stretching over 1200 km, its 300 islands, and its underwater archeological treasures sleeping quarters, Zadar is one of the favorite destinations for water sports and diving underwater.
Natural sites have been preserved within the city, to prevent their destruction by the expansion of the population. Northeast of Zadar are the National Park Plitvice Lakes, with its beautiful turquoise lakes and forested hills. This is the preferred location for the practice of sport fishing, hiking in the canyon or mountain climbing and climbing. This site is exceptional, which became a UNESCO World Heritage in 1979, is home to many endemic animals such as bears, wolves or lynx. In the extreme north of the park, rafting reigns on Novakovica falls, 25m high, not to mention the waterfall Veliki slap with a fall of 72m. Zadar is replete with countless caves and chasms unexplored, a stunning depth as Cerovacke Pecine near Gracac and Manita pec in the Paklenica National Park.
By its first tourism economic activity, Zadar is equipped with hotels and holiday villages very welcoming as well as apartments and houses for rent with all the amenities to accommodate thousands of visitors. Campsites are located near national parks to facilitate the reception. In addition, eight marinas are also available to navigators and boaters from all European ports.
Zadar has an international airport. Low-fare flights are operated by companies from Austria Skyrock, Germanwings and Intersky from Germany, Ryanair from Britain. Traveling by ferry to discover the other islands around Zadar and promises a journey rich in landscape and discovery. In addition, a railway and a road network connect Zadar to other European cities (Ljubljana, Trieste, Vienna, Zurich, Munich, Rotterdam …)