Step back in time
A rich tapestry of history is woven into this city. Experience it at the pedestrian Old Town, jutting dramatically out into the Adriatic. The Romans left their imprint here, as did the Byzantines and Venetians. Wander around and peel back Zadar’s history through its medieval churches, temple ruins and pretty city gates.
Mother Nature’s magic is on full show in the Zadar region. Tranquil islands beckon with their stunning beaches, while national parks dazzle with breathtaking waterfalls and dense forests. Tick off the area’s best bits with day trips focused on the great outdoors.
A taste of Dalmatia
Life is laid-back in Zadar. Do as the locals do and dine late and leisurely. There are plenty of places around the area to sample local truffle pasta and slices of Pag cheese. Or feast on freshly-netted seafood – baked octopus or cuttlefish risotto, anyone? Don’t miss the region’s famed Maraschino liqueur either, a cherry-flavoured tipple.