The vibrant town of Zadar is a unique mix of ancient and modern times that attracts thousands of tourists to listen to its wonderful Sea Organ, experience its perfectly turquoise sea and taste Croatian traditional cuisine.
Settled in the heart of the Adriatic Coast, the town of Zadar makes the urban center of North Dalmatia an administrative, cultural and political center of the region with 75.000 inhabitants. It’s irresistible for everyone who admires treasury of the archaeological and monumental riches and possesses visible marks of ancient and medieval times. In history, Zadar first appeared in the 4th century BC as a settlement of the Illyrian tribe of Liburnians. The first name of the town was Jadera (Roman roots), and by its ‘walking’ through history, the name was changed into Idassa (Greek roots), Diadora, Zara (region of Venice, later Italy) to today’s name Zadar. What to visit? Sea Organ Carefully situated on the western side of Zadar, this First World’s Sea Organ produce the most lovable music of the Adriatic Sea. The lower steps of the organs allow water to flow in, so each sound you hear never sounds the same twice in a row. Visit Kornati Islands by boatKornati islands are nested on the meeting point of Zadar and Šibenik Islands and make the strangest archipelago on the Mediterranean. Its 140 uninhabited islands will definitely provide you with a unique experience. Visit PuntamikaYour visit to Zadar wouldn’t be complete without a walk through Zadar’s famous Puntamika. It’s an area that dates back to Neolithic settlements but at the same time offers a lot of modern facilities such as bars, restaurants, and cafes. This place buzzes until late night hours so you’d better be prepared! St Donatus ChurchThe Church of St Donatus is definitely one of the most important Zadar symbols. This pre-Romanesque church dates back to the 9th century and was known under the name The Church of the Holy Trinity until the 15th century. Enjoy Zadar’s breathtaking sunset you probably haven’t heard for the saying that Zadar is the proud owner of the World’s most beautiful sunset. Even a world-famous film director Hitchcock shared the same opinion! If you have the opportunity to visit Zadar then you definitely must experience its Monument to the Sun! Cafes: Beach and Cocktail Bar Bamboo
Obala Kneza Domagoja bb, Zadar 23000, Croatia
+385 98 756 998
This is definitely the place for enjoying your first morning espresso or Frappe ‘cause it will provide you with everything you need- a gorgeous sea view, great music, and a pleasant atmosphere. It’s simply the right place for spending a day at the beach. Café Danica
Shiroka Ulica 1, Zadar 23000, Croatia
+385 23 337 294
Café Danica offers you not only a coffee but also the tastiest cakes, ice creams, and pies you’ll ever try. It’s nested in the main Zadar street and its guests always rush to try their delicious Ferrero cake.
Trg Tri Bunara 4, Zadar 23000, Hrvatska
+385 23 779 262
This Konoba is the restaurant with a log seafood preparing tradition. If you wanted to try domestic and unique Croatian seafood then you’re in the right place.
Ulica Alesandra Paravije 7, Zadar 23000, Hrvatska
+385 98 308 869
Restaurant Martinac is our second suggestion because it’s one of the best Dalmatian lunch spots. The courtyard is so cozy that will make you feel like you’re at home. You can expect traditional and delicious food, super friendly staff and calm and quiet oasis.
Bedemi Zadarskih Pobuna 13 | Hotel Bastion, Zadar 23000, Hrvatska
+385 23 494 950
This marvelous restaurant is situated in the Hotel Bastion and it’s simply superb! We highly recommend you to try the Ceviche (a famous Peruvian seafood dish) that will wake up all your senses.
Bon Appetite Restaurant
Ulica Mihovila Pavlinovica 4 | Zadarska riva, Zadar 23000, Hrvatska
+385 23 335 550
If you’re the lover of having a dinner with a sea view then this is the place where your day will get a perfect and tasty end. It’s simply indescribable place with kind staff, incredible view, and a pleasant atmosphere.
The buzzing town of Zadar is the place for those who want to get ‘a little bit’ of everything- the Roman ruins, historical museums, medieval churches, crystal clear sea, and cosmopolitan places for chilling!