"A fascinating city sprinkled with great history, Roman ruins, museums and cosmopolitan cafes, doused with an éclat and sophistication to impress."
A historic port city influenced by Roman, Byzantine and Venetian architecture; Zadar is located along Croatia’s north Dalmatian coastline. A charming and peaceful city it is still relatively undiscovered by mass tourism. Rich in history and splendid natural beauty, it is the kind of city where you can wander endlessly through quiet marble streets and discover remote islands and unspoilt beaches, such as Saharun in Dugi Otok, which resembles the Caribbean thanks to its dusting of white sand and turquoise waters. Its two most famous attractions include the Sea Organ and the Sun Salutation; the former a huge harmonica playing music by the waterfront promenade, the latter a 22metre disc, representing the sun, that soaks up the solar rays dazzling crowds as the colours splash across it during sunset. Its bountiful natural beauty can be appreciated and adorned at the Plitvice Lakes, Paklenica and Krka, offering hiking, waterfall swims and rock-climbing as impressive activities. Little needs to be said about its gastronomy, infused with Mediterranean flavours, it offers great seafood restaurants tucked between its ancient walls.