Must see things in Zadar
If you visit Zadar, there are a few things you simply must experience and those are Zadar's Sea Organ and Greeting to the Sun.
The Sea Organ in Zadar
This is a unique architectural monument and experimental music instrument in Zadar. It is located next to the sea and it looks like a series of steps with tubes inside which enable the waves to play the music. Therefore, the music is never the same and it is awesome to hear. We recommend you to sit on the stairs, listen to wonderful sea music, gaze at the sea and just chill.
Zadar Sea Organ
The Greeting to the Sun
Near the Sea Organ, the Greeting to the Sun is situated. This monument is designed with glass plates with photo-voltage solar modules that collect solar energy and light the sky at night time in different ways so we recommend you to visit it in the evening.
Zadar’s Greeting to the Sun by pixabay.com
Church of St. Donatus
For those who love the past, we can recommend the Church of St. Donatus which is a pre-Romanesque church with a bell tower and one of the most important monuments that time in Croatia. For great photos climb the bell tower.
Church of St. Donatus in Zadar
Other sights worth visiting in Zadar
- Kalelarga street – the main street of the Old Town perfect for strolls and buying souvenirs.
- People's Square – the central square in the Old Town with cafes.
- City walls – that are built by Venetians for protection against the Turks and are added to UNESCO's World Heritage list.
Harbour Gate Zadar
- Zadar Seafront Riva – this is the long promenade next to the sea that ends with the Sea Organs.
- Forum – Roman square next to the Church of St. Donatus and Cathedral of St. Anastasia.
Cathedral of St. Anastasia and Roman Forum
Where to eat in Zadar?
Furthermore, you will need a place to eat during your stay in Zadar. There we will recommend a few good restaurants but of course, there are many more and each day new restaurants in Zadar open their doors to the public.
Restaurant Kastel in Zadar
Our recommendation for fine dining is the Restaurant Kastel which is the restaurant of the Hotel Bastion which is one of the few Relais Chateaux hotels in Croatia. We recommend it for the food, but also for the setting and the sea view. Regarding the food, it is a Michelin Star restaurant, do we need to say more?
Photo of the restaurant Kastel from www.facebook.com/pg/HotelBastionZd
Pet Bunara restaurant
For local food, choose Pet Bunara restaurant where you can taste the best authentic meal with a modern twist at a reasonable price. It is situated at the Pet Bunara square in the center of Zadar.
Pet Bunara (Five Wells Square) fromZadar Tourist Board
Al Pachero Restaurant
Finally, we can recommend you Al Pachero restaurant if you prefer an easy-going atmosphere like at home. Their seafood is just great!
Al Pacchero Resturant in Zadar from Facebook.com
Where to go swimming in Zadar?
After a good lunch, get ready for some chilling at some of the local beaches: Kolovare beach, Borik beach, Puntamika, or Diklo beach. Most of the Zadar beaches are pebble beaches with a great choice of fun beach activities.
Kolovare beach is partly sandy and partly made of gravel. There are plenty of beach bars there for entertainment. You can also rent beach chairs there. Furthermore, there is plenty of parking space near the beach. For all these reasons, Kolovare is the most popular beach in Zadar.
Zadar beach Kolovare from the Zadar Tourist Board
Borik beach is also partly sandy and partly made of gravel. There you can rent pedal boats, surfboards, and other fun equipment for water sports. Aquapark is also there. Mostly it is occupied by hotel guests, but it is open to the public as well.
Zadar Borik Beach
Puntamika beach is a pebble beach that is ideal for families with smaller children. You can rent parasols there and there is a kids' playground as well. For adults, there is a bar with Zadar views where you can sip your drink and watch your kids play. Sounds perfect, doesn't it?
Diklo beach is our final recommendation for Zadar beaches. It is situated a couple of kilometers from Borik and it is partly pebble and partly rocky beach with occasional concrete platforms for sunbathing.
How to get to Zadar
There are numerous flights you can take to Zadar airport. Just check Ryanair, Easyjet, or other airlines for your dates. From the airport, we recommend you take a shuttle to Zadar downtown. Renting a car is also an option but with limited car parking possibilities perhaps it is best to use Uber or similar companies' services for transport in Zadar. Our agency can also help you with transfers to Zadar.
Private Luxury Transfer Service
On the other hand, if you plan to arrive at Zadar by car it is quite easy as Zadar is situated on Croatian highway A1 (European highway E65).
Where to stay in the Zadar area?
Finally, you will need a place to stay during your visit and this is where our agency can help you. For your luxury vacation in the Zadar area, we recommend you our Villa Domino in Starigrad Paklenica.
Villa Domino near Zadar
It is a modern villa with 4 bedrooms and a luxurious interior with a fireplace.
The modern and luxurious interior of Villa Domino
Its pool can be heated and there are plenty of other amenities in and outside of the villa such as a Jacuzzi, outdoor dining and BBQ, and several lounge areas.
Villa Domino - one of the lounge areas
Finally, the villa is pet friendly and near the beach.
Did we convince you to choose Zadar for your next luxury destination? If yes, we are sure you will not be disappointed. We will appreciate it if you share your experiences with us on Social Media by using the #vipholidaybooker hashtag.