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Zadar Tourism

As one of the quieter and subtle tourist destinations in Croatia, Zadar has seen a lot of growth in tourism in the past 3 years. Renowned for being less crowded while boasting of major tourist locations such as the Monument of the Sun, Zadar is still recognized as a vacation spot for solo travellers that have a liking for architecture and history, however, there is more to the city than what meets the eye.

Zadar is one of the best places for people looking for less crowded tourist destinations. From beach lovers to history lovers and for those who like to enjoy the nightlife of a city, Zadar has it all in its locker. Not only offering great connectivity to other major tourist spots across Europe, Zadar also offers the kind of tourism experience that can leave you in splits whether to leave the city or not. With a host of other tourist attractions such as the Krka National Park, known for its crescent waterfalls and the Saharun beach, one of the best beaches in the country is bound to make the trip to Zadar further more exciting.

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Historical and Architectural Center of Dalmatia

Zadar is one of the architectural and historical centers of Croatia. With a vast history involving multiple regimes, history lovers are going to have their hands full with the nimber of historical venues they have on their "things to do" checklist. A visit to the entire old town area and to the Church of St Donat, a Byzantine era church, one of the most recognizable across Europe is a must visit for all.

The Autumn Vacation Spot for Croatia

While most people visit Dubrovnik and Zagreb during the summer months, Zadar sees more number of travellers in the Autumn season. As the peak season sets aside, Zadar hosts some of the most awaited events and festivals in Croatia making it the best place to visit in Croatia during the Autumn season. With a host of other tourist attractions in close proximity, Zadar is a gateway to the tourism in Croatia for the Autumn season.

Language of Zadar

Zadar, although hosting lesser tourists as compared to Split or Zagreb, has a lot of English speaking people meaning language would not be a barrier here.

History of Zadar

As a three thousand year old city, Zadar is one of the most historical cities in Croatia. The city has risen from the ruins countless times when under the rules of the Romans, Italians, the French, Venetians and Austrians. Even though Zadar has seen many rulers and has been at the center of various attacks from foreign invaders that have tormented its culture and history, it has risen from the ashes each time, redeveloping itself into one of the most beautiful cities in Croatia and across the Adriatic coast.

Nightlife in Zadar

The nightlife in Zadar is a mix of the old and young. Being a small city, travellers looking to stay away from the hustle of the crowded bars and pubs are going to fall in love with Zadar. Lounge & Bar Ledana and the Garden Lounge & Bar are must visit places for those looking to enjoy some of the best available in town.

Shopping in Zadar

The Supernova Zadar is a well known shopping center in the city for visitors to start their shopping spree. Shop for antiques, art and ancient collectibles as memorabilia. Other things to buy from Zadar include clothes and accessories along with wine.

Restaurants and Local Food in Zadar

No prizes for guessing. Sea food. Close to the bay, Zadar is renowned for its seafood and boasts of some very good restaurants as well. There are multiple restaurants that offer great seafood but restaurant Groppo, La Bodega and Kastel are some of the must-visit restaurants to enjoy the local as well as continental delicacies. The food in Zadar is quite affordable in comparision to other tourist locations in the country. Beer is something that is loved across Eastern Europe and Croatia is no different. Maraschino is one rare liquer made from marasca cherries of Dalmatia and is a unique drink you wouldn't want to miss out on when in Zadar.
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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

Not crowded, architectural and historical delight, in close proximity to other tourism destinations

What's Not So Great?

Limited activities to pursue in the city, not for shopaholics

How To Reach Zadar

One can reach Zadar from any medium of travel including Air, railways, Bus or a cab. You can also take a ferry from select cities to visit the Dalmatian coastal city.

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