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Zadar

Croatia
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A Croatian underdog story. The New York Times describes Zadar as "maybe Croatia's most underrated destination."

Zadar might lack the big name glitz of Dalmatian coastal neighbor Split, but this bustling university city's historic Old Town is located on a peninsula and dates back to Roman times. The central Forum and original city gates set the tone. The marbled limestone of the main street, Kalelarga, may echo Dubrovnik's Stradun, but Zadar is very much its own city, evidenced by such urban art pieces as the wave-powered Sea Organ and the showy Greeting to the Sun. When in Zadar, be sure to find a vantage point along the Riva (waterfront) to admire what Hitchcock considered "the most beautiful sunset in the world, more beautiful than the one in Key West, in Florida, applauded at every evening".

In addition to exploring the historic sights of Zadar's Old Town, there's plenty to do in the region. The Plitvice, Krka, Paklenica, and Kornati Islands National Parks are all within easy reach for day trips. You could go with an organized group, a private guide, or on your own by rental car. Want to spend a little time on the beach in Zadar? There are several sandy beaches in the area, including the Nin Lagoon. This is regarded as the most beautiful beach in Croatia. Zadar is one of our favorite cities in Croatia. It's the perfect place for a vacation, especially in between stops at cities like Dubrovnik, Plitvice, and Zagreb.

What I love about Zadar

Lidija

Zagreb City Host & Adriatic Destination Expert

To be honest, I always manage to get lost in Zadar, and I love it! Wandering the streets you can always expect a surprise when turning a corner - a small shop with local handicrafts, home made sweets, a great bar or artistic cafe. But no matter how lost you get, at the end you'll find yourself sitting near the sea, at the most beutiful sunset in Dalmatia, listening to the song of waves on the sea organ. If you're looking for some romance, Zadar is the place to find it.

Where to stay in Zadar

Most of the accommodations we offer in Zadar are located in the heart of the Old Town, on the peninsula, with a comprehensive selection of 3-4 star hotels (one of which is built into the city's own fortifications), B&Bs, and apartments. If you'd prefer to be away from the Old Town, perhaps if you have rented a car, then we have some options that are a little out of the Old Town but offer free parking and have other advantages, such as proximity to the beach. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary. we will present our recommended options for you to select from.
Classic Rooms
The comfort of a hotel, but with no reception or breakfast, this place is perfect for those looking for privacy. Friendly staff & great location
Modern Boutique Hotel
Looking for a romantic break? This adult-only hotel, within driving distance of Zadar's Old Town is set on the water and a spa and pool
Small Heritage Hotel
Lots of local flavor, for the special experiences here you can expect a bit higher prices. The classic luxurious style captures the old world feel of Zadar

Things to do in Zadar

Zadar is well located for day tripping to several of Croatia's most famous national parks, such as Plitvice, Krka, Paklenica, or the Kornati Islands, or even to the island of Pag, known for its cheese and lace. We can arrange places on a group trip, a private guide, or if you prefer you can go it alone, by rental car. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to include in your vacation package or consider for adding later.
National Park Krka and Wine Tasting Private Tour
Authentic Treasures of Pag Private Tour
Kornati Group Tour

Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

4.9 / 5

Average of our Guest's Ratings of our Zadar vacation packages
Based on 7 reviews
Review by Barbara Monica Rountree and Group

Barbara Monica Rountree and Group

Oregon

If you want to make your traveling experience not only wonderful but also pain free from beginning to end, I strongly recommend using JayWay Travel services. They changed what would have been a fine trip to an easy, comfortable, fabulous and unforgettable one!

If you want to make your traveling experience not only wonderful but also pain free from beginning to end, I strongly recommend using JayWay Travel services. They changed what would have been a fine trip to an easy, comfortable, fabulous and unforgettable one!

Year : 2019
Visited : Croatia
Itinerary : Zagreb, Rovinj, Malinska, Zadar, Zadar, Zagreb
Rating :
4.8 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Croatia
Itinerary : Zagreb, Rovinj, Malinska, Zadar, Zadar, Zagreb
Rating :
4.8 / 5
Review by Carol & Tom

Carol & Tom

Minnesota

We can't recommend JayWay Travel highly enough! Their years of travel experience and a la carte approach to planning allowed us to avoid large tour groups and travel independently with confidence, choosing where we wanted to go and when! Their expertise and support both before and during our trip made every aspect of our trip to Croatia and Slovenia go perfectly! It was a dream trip!!

We can't recommend JayWay Travel highly enough! Their years of travel experience and a la carte approach to planning allowed us to avoid large tour groups and travel independently with confidence, choosing where we wanted to go and when! Their expertise and support both before and during our trip made every aspect of our trip to Croatia and Slovenia go perfectly! It was a dream trip!!

Year : 2019
Visited : Croatia, Slovenia
Itinerary : Dubrovnik, Split, Sailing, Trogir, Zadar, Plitvice, Rovinj, Bled, Ljubljana, Zagreb
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Croatia, Slovenia
Itinerary : Dubrovnik, Split, Sailing, Trogir, Zadar, Plitvice, Rovinj, Bled, Ljubljana, Zagreb
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by James & Jan

James & Jan

Texas

JayWay Travel plans your trip down to the smallest detail according to your wishes. Big time travel without the big group.

JayWay Travel plans your trip down to the smallest detail according to your wishes. Big time travel without the big group.

Year : 2019
Visited : Italy, Slovenia, Croatia
Itinerary : Rome, Castellina in Chianti, Florence, Venice, Ljubljana, Rovinj, Zadar, Split, Korcula, Dubrovnik, Rome
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Italy, Slovenia, Croatia
Itinerary : Rome, Castellina in Chianti, Florence, Venice, Ljubljana, Rovinj, Zadar, Split, Korcula, Dubrovnik, Rome
Rating :
5 / 5
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