Popular Lettings in Zadar
Highlights in Zadar
- Historic landmark
- Excellent breakfasts
- Cosmopolitan and urban holidays
- Stunning nature surroundings and activities
- Magical and unforgettable sunset
Most popular in Zadar
Holiday rentals and lettings in Zadar
Looking for a holiday rental in Zadar is quite easy. You just need to decide whether you prefer staying in the Old Town or outside of it. Accommodation in the centre allows you to stay close to the main attractions, monuments and great eateries. An area with many historic buildings and great rentals to be just a few steps away from them. Outside the walls of the city there are also many properties that will keep you away from the busy city centre but closer to the beaches and the bus station. Prices and sizes vary according to your holiday needs but all the options are available. Choose yours!Find your holiday retreat in beautiful Zadar
Lots of accommodations in the area boast great amenities and every detail to make your stay a very pleasant one. Being close to the centre you might walk everywhere, but in case you need a parking spot, because you decided to travel around in your own car, there are always parking areas available at the property or nearby. Some rentals have lovely gardens and swimming pools that makes it a good choice for those summer months in the country. However, taking a dip is an option available for everyone in Zadar as many beaches are close to the city.
Holidays in Zadar
The area and getting around
In the heart of the Adriatic, Zadar is a city with exceptional history and cultural heritage where the most demanding traveller will find the right fit. From urban travellers looking for monuments, shopping, restaurants and a lively nightlife or those wanting to be in touch with nature, go for a hike or enjoy some canoeing. Zadar has the perfect ingredients to link these two worlds in one. The historical ramparts will bring you back in time to medieval times amongst precious archaeological treasures and remains as well as modern contemporary marvels such as the Sea Organ and Greeting to the Sun.Splendid nature and incredible destinations
The Northern Dalmatian coast is rugged and indented with lots of islands to visit and untouched nature that draw in boaters, travellers and lots of curious alike. An archipelago with 24 major islands and about 300 smaller islets, 3 nature parks and 5 national parks with spectacular waterfalls and footpaths to enjoy the surroundings. Come by air, land or sea and get ready to explore one of the cities that is the main gate to the very top of the Croatian tourist landmarks.
Travellers and activities
The city offers so much you can easily spend several days discovering the wealthy cultural heritage, watching the most spectacular sunsets and taking in the Croatian culture. Enjoy a nice meal at the great choice of eateries. After dinner, stay a bit longer and mingle with the locals at night time in the most vibrant and lively atmosphere with chic pubs and outdoor areas to enjoy music, friends and a well deserved rest.Zadar for nature lovers
Close to nature and to the sea, the city is not just a network of roads and alleys to wander around. The port is a great option for those wanting to explore the sea, go on a boat trip to an island or take a full day kayaking tour to explore the bays and the most secluded coves along the coast. A short drive from Zadar, either with your car or with a guided full day tour, you can visit Plitvice National Park, one of the most impressive parks with stunning wildlife, lakes, waterfalls, streams and lush vegetation. Spend a day walking the wooden footpaths and choosing from several walking routes. A true paradise and a great outdoor experience you will keep in your memory for years to come.
The “barkajoli” is a different taxi service you can enjoy in Zadar, that will take you from one part of the city to another in a rowboat.
Top 5 travel tips in Zadar
Back in time, Zadar was once the largest city-fortress in the Republic of Venice. The ramparts protected the city from attacks, wars and thank you to that, it was never captured by Turkish troops. The city keeps six links around the city giving access in and out at certain points. Some portions of the walls have been kept and six gates remain. The most spectacular ones are Land Gate and the main entrance to the city, in the Foša port. In the late 30s, the Italians made a new opening on the walls, the Bridge Gate on the north side. By the city market you find St. Rocco’s Gate and then, the Sea gate close to the ferry port. The medieval St demetrius Gate was reopened in the late 1800s and further west, the Chain Gate is the smallest one of them all also opened around the same dates. Both these gates are on the site of two earlier medieval ones.2. Enjoy lovely and healthy breakfasts
Whether your accommodations has breakfast included or not, getting a coffee and a Sunny side up or a revitalising green smoothie together with a homemade toast and jam is a real pleasure. Around the little allies of the city you will discover little and modern cafes with excellent choices to fuel up your day. Healthy granolas, traditional porridge, and varied pastry and homemade healthy sandwiches and vegetarian or gluten free options. Every morning can be an explosion of flavours. A good one to start with is Coffee and Cake or Art Kavana. The succulent flavours will mesmerize your senses.3. Watch the sunset in a magical setting
When you stroll around the end of the promenade, the big circle at the very end attracts your attention. But nothing really exciting perhaps. Just wait until the sun goes down and come here again. The place turns into a magical atmosphere where nature sounds and intervals of light sequences will fill up the moment. The Greeting to the Sun is a modern monument of multi-layered glass plates and photovoltaic solar modules that will offer a unique show of lights together with the sounds of the Sea Organ right next to it. Sit down at the marble steps and listen to the beautiful sounds and admire the red shades in the sky of Zadar.4. Explore the historic centre
Roman, Venetian and Austrian influences are behind the walls of Zadar city. When you enter the centre through any of the stunning gates, you will end up in Narodni trg, a stately square with the Renaissance City Guardhouse. Close by, there is the biggest cathedral in Dalmatia, St. Anastasia’s Cathedral. A few steps away, you can visit the Museum of Church Art housed in a beautiful Benedictine Convent. In front of it, there is the Roman Forum, dominated by its famous round Church of St. Donat. And do not forget to visit the Square of the 5 wells, on top of a moat, close to the park and the Land Gate.5. Every Friday is a feast!
An old tradition in Zadar is celebrated from June to September every Friday. The streets of the old part of the city fill in with “klapa” to celebrate the Friday Festice. Klapa are groups of villagers, expressing the cultural heritage via music, dances and traditional costumes. The songs are just one part of the show. Fresh local snacking and traditional drinks are also available at the many stalls where you can buy and indulge yourself to the delicious Dalmatian treats. Enjoy and have fun in this festive and free event!