The city of Zadar is situated in the center of the Croatian coast. It is located in a very favorable position that allows you to make the most of your vacation. If you want to spend your holiday sunbathing and swimming, Zadar will provide you with the perfect sanctuary for its mild Mediterranean climate, which guarantees a lot of sun hours, and sea temperatures are ideal for swimming. If you are a nature lover, starting from the town you can visit three national parks: Kornati islands, Plitvice lakes and Krka waterfalls. Zadar is located in the center between these three parks. Plitvice lakes and Krka waterfalls can be visited by bus or car an hour and a half away and you can visit Kornati in a one day boat trip.
If you like active holidays, Zadar is the nearest big city for kayak rafting routes on the Zrmanja and also near Paklenica National Park, famous for rock climbing and mountaineering route. In Zadar you can engage in cycling and all types of water sports like sailing and windsurfing. Zadar has excellent traffic position- Zadar Airport is located just 7 kilometers from Zadar, highway A1 passes very near the city of Zadar. There is a direct ferry connection Ancona-Zadar, if you want to shorten your arrival by car from Western Europe. Zadar has ferry connecting the city with the nearby islands of which the largest are Ugljan, Pasman and Dugi Otok. If you are a fan of cultural heritage, Zadar will delight you. Zadar is a city with three thousand years of culture, founded by the Liburnians in ancient times. There are cultural monuments from all historical periods and the most famous is certainly the pre-Romanesque church of St. Donatus. We invite you to visit Zadar and get to know Croatian Mediterranean!