About Zadar, a city of exceptional 3,000 years of history and extremely valuable cultural heritage, a city that will always offer you something new and completely original.
Located in the heart of the Adriatic, Zadar makes the urban center of North Dalmatia an administrative, economic, cultural and political center of a region with a population of 75,000. With the combination of the beauty of the past and all the conveniences that a modern traveler seeks, the city of Zadar offers you many tourist attractions: whether you are looking for ideal accommodation, indigenous gourmet delicacies, cultural sites, modern sports facilities and a variety of excursion programs, you have chosen the right destination for holidays, sports and entertainment.
Zadar is one of the most popular Croatian tourist destinations, declared by the London Times as "The center of entertainment on the Adriatic" and the Guardian "The new Croatian capital of cool". It will captivate you with its special atmosphere and rich life - whether day or night. In summer, Zadar hosts Musical Evenings in St. Donat, Zadar Theater Summer, Contemporary Music Festival, KalelargArt - Street Art Festival, and the Urban Dream Festival of Zadar. You will definitely have fun at the Full Moon Night, the Millennium Jump or at one of the world music attraction concerts.
The specialty of the city is irresistible to admirers and lovers of historical monuments and cultural heritage, artists, tourists and its citizens. Zadar is also a city where a large area is left to pedestrians; a walk through the cobbled stone streets of the city will become a stroll through history as well as an experience of modern life. As a monument city surrounded by historical walls, Zadar is a true treasure trove of archaeological and monumental treasures of the ancient, medieval and renaissance periods, as well as numerous contemporary architectural works such as the first Sea Organ in the world. Centuries of turbulent history, devastation and creation have left scars, but also numerous records of time, today's valuable monumental heritage of the city. Numerous churches and cultural monuments have been preserved from all historical periods, showing the artistic construction of all styles. About 70 of them are located in the historical center of the city, while its other parts with its narrower and wider surroundings number over 600 immovable cultural monuments.
The city of Zadar is easily accessible by land, sea and air. It has excellent transport infrastructure, which is directly connected with other major cities of the Republic of Croatia: Zagreb, Rijeka, Split and Dubrovnik, as well as exceptional facilities and modern service of numerous marinas. Whichever way you choose to come to Zadar, the natural beauty of its landscape will not leave you indifferent. The passenger port and the new cruise port are located in the new spacious port of Gaženica, not even 3 km away from the city center. Air, though from a small but modern international airport (9 km away from the center), connects Zadar with major Croatian cities and some major European cities (London, Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, Brussels, Marseille, Frankfurt, Munich, Dublin, Manchester, Oslo, Hamburg, Zurich, Stuttgart, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Bratislava, Karlsruhe, Warsaw, Gothenburg, Haugesund, Billund, Wroclaw, Gdansk; Poznan and Friedrichshafen). It is only a few hours away from Zagreb, Rijeka or Split by modern highways.
The extremely indented coast, islands and untouched nature lures many boaters to this area. An archipelago of 24 larger and as many as 300 small islands and cliffs, 3 nature parks - Telašćica, Velebit and Vransko jezero and 5 national parks - Paklenica, Plitvice, Kornati, Krka and North Velebit place Zadar and its surroundings at the top of the Croatian tourist offer.
Approximately forty years ago, Alfred Hitchcock declared the sunset in Zadar "The most beautiful in the world". His opinion is also agreed by many tourists who enjoy the view of the embrace of the sea, the setting sun and the sky with the sounds of the world-famous Sea Organ and the magic of light of the new urban installation Greetings to the Sun.
Welcome to Zadar!