Zadar is the main city in Northern Dalmatia with over
76,000 inhabitants. Most famous for its Old Town, set in a peninsula that is completely pedestrianised, the town has numerous Roman and other wonderful sights so is a delight to visit.
The town is also very easy to reach, whether flying in from elsewhere in Europe (it has its own airport) or if travelling from other places in Croatia as there are good bus connections (as well as internal flights to other places in Croatia).
Zadar is perhaps sometimes overlooked as a place to visit in Croatia, possibly because it's slightly out of the way of the delights further south in Dalmatia. However, it really is a charming town and you won't regret spending some time here. Why not start your holiday in Zadar, before heading further down the coast?
Read up more on Zadar, how to get there and what to see in our guide:
Zadar has had a fascinating history, with rule by the Romans, Venetians and others over the years.
As we've mentioned, Zadar is very well connected. Find out how to get there from other parts of Croatia by bus, train, plane and ferry, as well as details of international flights and ferry services.