Town of Zadar

History and geography

Situated at the very heart of the Adriatic sea, Zadar is urban and administrative center of Northern Dalmatia with about 90.000 inhabitants.

Zadar is an ancient city, full of historical and cultural monuments. It is three thousand years old. A city of old, tumultuous and dynamic history, often destructed, looted, devastated, every time emerging from the ruins stronger, richer and more beautiful. Zadar appeared for the first time in history in the 4th century B.C. as a settlement of the Illyrian tribe of Liburnians – the name Jader was mentioned, and through history it changed into Idassa, Jadera, Diadora, Zara during Venetian rule and later Italian up to today’s name of Zadar.

The city offers numerous tourist attractions and activities: different authentic gourmet specialties, cultural and historical landmarks, modern sports facilities, rich nightlife, and it is a starting point for organized excursions to nearby islands and national parks.

Gastronomy in Zadar

Excellent Dalmatian and Mediterranean dishes are easy to found on every corner in the city.


Things to visit in Zadar

Zadar, Croatia, greetings to the Sun
Greetings to the Sun
Sea Organs in Zadar, Croatia
Sea Organ
Zadar, Croatia, The Forum
The Forum
Kalelarga Zadar, Croatia
Kalelarga – Main Street