Dalmatia - Zadar

A Riot of Colour

With the intense blue of sea, the lush deep greens of pine and olive groves and the pure white of Dalmatia stone, the Zadar

region’s colour palette is extraordinary and unique in the world.

 

It is only in this part of land that you will peek into the world’s smallest cathedral –the Church of the Holy Cross, in the city of

Nin–, before touring the largest Roman forum on these shores of the Adriatic.

 

And if that were not enough, you will discover the origins of Croatia’s cultural identity in the city of Zadar, with over 3,000

years of history.

 

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

A trek that connects the traces and remains of 25 centuries of history.

Where to go

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Biograd na Moru - famous nautical destination

Biograd na Moru, formerly a royal Croatian town, is a famous tourist and nautical destination in the very centre of the Adriatic Riviera. Surrounded by national parks...

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Church of St. Donatus, Zadar

As a symbol of the city of Zadar and the most famous example of early medieval Croatian architecture, the church is unique in Europe.

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Island Ugljan

Explore the island of Ugljan and biking trails through the picturesque villages, and many natural bays, especially those in Mulina , which offer suitable moorings for sailors or a secluded corner for naturists.

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Nin Cathedral

Historic town Nin is approximately 15 kilometres from Zadar. First inhabited 3,000 years ago, it is home to the ruins of the largest ancient temple in the Adriatic.

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Novigrad

The river Zrmanja flows into the Novigrad sea, making it rich with fish and shellfish. Thanks to a fortunate combination of natural and cultural beauty, the small coves in the shadow of pine trees and beaches where you can swim, Novigrad is a real paradise for every guest.

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Pag–salt Pans

Known as white gold, salt was a strategic product crucial to life for centuries. Salt pans in Pag cover a total area of 3.01 square kilometres and remain important even nowadays, due to the role the sea plays in modern life. Pag salt has a particularly high mineral content.

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Paklenica

Nestled among the highest peaks of the Velebit and the coast, this national park offers visitors the chance to swim in the sea and scale its peaks all in the same day.

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Sakarun

One of the most famous sandy beaches of the Adriatic is located on the island, Dugi Otok. Sakarun Beach is 800 metres long and faces the open sea.

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Sea Organ and Greeting to the Sun

The Sea Organ has become a modern icon of the city – this is a unique architectural miracle built in the underwater part of the city quay. The same architect takes credit for the Greeting to the Sun, situated right at the top of Zadar peninsula.

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Telašćica

This deep bay is one of the most popular havens for yachtsmen in the Adriatic, providing a safe berth during the strongest storms. The rocky shores of the bay are low on the landward side while facing out to sea are imposing cliffs reaching in places the heights of 180 metres.

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The Venetian Works of Defence between the 16th and 17th Centuries

The defence system of Zadar and the Šibenik fortress of St Nicholas are listed on the UNESCO List of World Heritage as two of the six components of the transnational series of the cultural asset of the Venetian Works of Defence between the 16th and 17th Centuries.

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Velebit

The uniqueness of karstic forms, landscapes and the living world are the reasons why UNESCO issued a Declaration that the entire Velebit Nature Park is a world biosphere reservation.

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Vransko lake

Vrana Lake may be accessed by waterway or by land, although the former option is preferable due to the wetlands which must be traversed if arriving by land.

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Zrmanja – Rafters’ Delight

Its crystal clear waters meander through some two hundred meters deep canyon. In it, the river has created numerous travertine waterfalls from which the 11 meters high waterfall Veliki Buk particularly stands out.