Book flights to Zadar
Book flights to Zadar
A summer destination for real
Zadar offers all you want in a summer holiday village. In addition to sunny days, a lovely summer climate, and crystal clear waters, Zadar is a cultural town. Throughout summer, a number of concerts are organized in the old town. The old town, where the people of Zadar live their daily lives, is enjoyed by tourists and locals alike.
Just outside of town, you can enjoy hiking in the beautiful mountain terrain. For those who enjoy a rush of adrenalin, there's rafting and bungy jumping as well. And after the hike, nothing is better than finding your way down to the sea for a nice swim!
The island of Ugljan
Zadar is the hub for ferries in this part of Croatia. There are departures to Rijeka in the Istria bay and to Dubrovnik in the south of Croatia. Smaller ferries take you to a number of islands just off the coast of Zadar.
The village Preko on Ugljan island is 30 minutes by ferry from Zadar. Preko is a laid back village with beaches on the outskirts of the village. If the sun gets too bright, do as many prefer, enjoy a refreshing espresso in the shade of a pine tree in one of the many cafes in Preko. Ugljan is 24 kilometers long but only a couple of kilometers wide. You can easily get around with a rented bike.
The Kornati Islands are a nature reserve north of Zadar. The reserve has more than 140 islands and is the perfect spot for a day trip with snorkling or a stay-over. The islands are widely known to be some of Croatias best snorkling area so remember to bring your underwater gear.
Unlike many of the other islands in Croatian, most of the Kornati Islands have little vegetation. The trees that once grew on the islands were of such good quality that the Venetians, across the Adriatic sea, used the timber to construct what still today forms part of the foundation under the city of Venice.
Pag and Zrce, Croatia's "Ibiza"
Pag has less vegetation than many of the other islands in the Croatian archipelago. Zrce is the place to visit if you are in for a dancing holiday. Zrce has a number of large clubs, including famous Kalypso, Noa & Papaya and Aquariaus.
If you're not up for house and techno all night long you can take a break in one of the many bars on the beach between the clubs. Pag is connected to the mainland by road, so you don't need to arrive by boat. Close to the clubs there is a "glamping"-site, offering campers high class accomodations.