Zadar riviera

Zadar riviera INFO

Zadar is a city very long history of 3000 years and an extremely valuable cultural heritage. Located in the heart of the Adriatic, in conjunction beauty of the past and all the amenities sought by modern travel offers many tourist attractions. One of the most popular Croatian tourist destinations, which the Times of London proclaimed "entertainment center on the Adriatic", a Guardian "new Croatian capital of cool." The turbulent history of this city has left many scars on him, but also a valuable cultural heritage. The particularity of its historical monuments and cultural heritage. From different historical periods have been preserved in many churches and monuments which are visible to an art building all the time. Highlights of the most famous church of St. Donat, St.. St. Anastasia Church. C., Church and Monastery. Mary, the Church and Monastery. Francis city walls, forts and gates, St.. Grisogono, the palace Grisogono Vovo, Providurovu ducal palace and the palace.



Number of sunny hours per year - 2534,1 h

Average air temperatures 
       - January  -   6,8 °C 
       - August  -  24,4 °C

Maximum air temperatures 
       - January  -  21,4 °C 
        - August  -  39,2 °C

Average sea temperatures 
        - January  -  12,5 °C 
        - August  -   23,5 °C
Number of hot days > 25 °C
       - May       -    8
       - June       -  21 
      - July         -  29
     - August     -  29 
    - September - 18


  • - The Church of St. Donat, Zadar – The church dating back to the 9th century is unique because of its circular ground-plan.
  • - Zadar town walls, Zadar – Along with the 16th century town walls, there are numerous towers and a pair of entrance gates, one from the land and the other from the sea.
  • - The Cathedral St. Stošija, Zadar – It is said to be the most beautiful old church in Dalmatia because of its exquisite facade.
  • - The Church of St. Cross, Nin – the smallest cathedral in the world
  • - Numerous churches, Zadar and the surrounding area – Due to a large number of churches (over 30) Zadar is often called the "Little Rome".
  • - The Zrmanja River – This river is a must because of its crystalline water that cuts through the 200-meter-deep canyon creating on its way many waterfalls of incredible beauty.
  • - The Kornati National Park – The group of 140 islands, islets and reefs, where the blue colour of the sea makes a perfect contrast to the white-grey rocky islands.
  • - The Paklenica National Park – This mountainous national park is particularly appealing to mountaineers, speleologists, alpinists and botanists.


  • - The Kornati National Park – boat trips to the Kornati archipelago
  • - Boat trips to the islands of Pašman, Ugljan and Dugi otok – visits to picturesque villages on the islands and panoramic boat rides to smaller islets and bays
  • - Excursions to the historic part of the town of Zadar – a must-do for all who appreciate historical monuments and cultural heritage
  • - The Paklenica National Park – This is a place of unique beauty where the sea and the mountain come together. It is rich with forests, canyons and numerous caves. Suitable for alpinism.
  • - Vransko Lake Nature Park – the intact natural bird habitat with a special ornithological reserve
  • - Telaščica Nature Park, the island of Dugi otok – This excursion site abounds with marine and terrestrial flora and fauna such as dolphins, bats and endemic birds. Located within the park is Peace lake, at an altitude of 146m above sea level.
  • - Rafting on the Zrmanja River – Experience the adrenaline of the river rapids.


  • - Nautical tourism (the islands of Dugi otok, Olib, Ist, Molat and Pašman)
  • - Diving (diving clubs in Biograd, Zadar and Zaton, and the islands of Pag, Sukošan, Pakoštani, Kukuljica and Sali)
  • - Free climbing in the Paklenica National Park
  • - Rafting on the Zrmanja River
  • - Sport fishing
  • - Trekking and mountain bike paths on Mount Velebit and in the Paklenica National Park


  • - Maraschino – This is the liqueur which has been produced in Zadar for centuries from maraska – the autochthonous sort of cherry that grows best in the Zadar area. The liqueur is said to have therapeutic effects.
  • - Fish, shell-fish and mollusc dishes with cooked vegetables
  • - Specialties from freshwater fish from the Vransko Lake
  • - Olive oil and the spices such as rosemary, bay leaf, sage and basil
  • - Prosciutto from Posedar, dried in a special way in bura (a fierce northern Dalmatian wind)
  • - Salted pilchard and anchovy – an important part of fishermen’s tradition, served in small quantities
  • - Spit-roasted lamb

Fun & Nightlife

Each year Zadar offers its visitors the Zadar Summer Festival, Music evenings in the Church of St. Donat, and a great tourist festivity called Night of the full moon in July when the parties in the city squares and the tiny streets go on till early morning hours. Another great folk festivity is the Days of Maraska. The festivity lasts for several days and large quantities of the Maraschino liqueur are consumed. For those who prefer a livelier entertainment, there are many clubs on the island of Pag. In Zadar you should check out Forum, Gotham and Kult Cafe where you can party till early morning hours. Be sure to visit Kod četiri kantuna, a well-known hang-out place for young people. A perfect place to start your day with a cup of coffee and the sun on the Zadar riva.

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