Zadar Area

Zadar Area holidays

You may be au fait with charming Croatia, but have you discovered Zadar yet? Touted as the country’s new capital of cool, this buzzy coastal city, and the surrounding region, has long-been flying under the radar but is now one of its top destinations. Unpick Zadar’s offbeat charm with a holiday to this Dalmatian gem.

Biograd - Zadar Area

Turquoise waters are surrounded by seafront bars, eateries and verdant paved areas here in Biograd. The resort’s got bragging rights to a glossy aesthetic, from luxury buildings to whitewashed beachfront spaces.

Sibenik - Zadar Area

Terracotta tiles, lush green treetops and ancient walls paint a pretty picture in this seaside city with its Venetian flavour.

Vodice - Zadar Area

The traditional resort of Vodice has an extensive list of knockout features, but it’s also a great base for exploring national parks and other verdant wonders across the land.

Hotel Ilirija.
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£531pp
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  • London Stansted, Wed 27 May 2020
  • 7 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Hotel Ilirija.

Biograd - Zadar Area, Zadar Area

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Based on 266 reviews

26.2 Km to Traditional fare at Pet Bunara

  • Close to the beach
  • Relaxed atmosphere
  • Near to the resort centre
  • Comfortable and spacious rooms
  • Suitable for couples and families
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Biograd - Zadar Area, Zadar Area

Our rating

Based on 104 reviews

25.8 Km to Traditional fare at Pet Bunara

  • Overlooking the marina
  • Close to resort centre
  • Stylish and modern rooms
  • Rooftop sundeck
  • Indoor pool
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Language

Croatian

Currency

Croatian Kuna (HRK)

Time difference

+1hr

Cost of a beer

around 20 kuna a bottle

3 course meal

around 200 kuna

Flight times

2.5hrs

Culture vultures

A beguiling medley of old and new means you can really get under the skin of Zadar’s cultural scene while in the city. Public art installations draw crowds to the waterfront and the Old Town’s chock full of historic treasures. While away afternoons studying architectural beauties and Roman ruins.

Never-ending nature

Blissfully uncrowded, this pocket of Croatia is a natural playground, offering up national parks, beaches and islands to intrepid explorers. Embrace your inner adventurer and experience pebbly patches, thundering waterfalls and shimmering aquamarine waters. Pag Island and Dugi Otok are two of our favourites.

A taste of Dalmatia 

Dig into a bowlful of inky cuttlefish risotto. Sip coffee in the sunshine. Feast on platters of Pag cheese and prosciutto ham. You can expect all of this and more during a trip to the Zadar Area. The bustling harbour is the perfect spot for people-watching, while there are rooftop bars aplenty for a post-dinner cocktail.

Beaches

Uncrowded and unspoilt, the Zadar area has plenty of coastal retreats where you can feel the sun beating down on you and watch the azure Adriatic unfurl onto the shore. Saharun on Dugi Otok is one of the finest, while Borik Beach has slides and pools – perfect for families!

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Plava Plaza

Plava Plaza

Vodice - Zadar Area, Zadar Area

Plava Plaza, or Blue Beach, is a top tourist attraction, and holds a Blue Flag award. Its popular reputation comes from clean waters, responsible ecology and tidy beaches. The shallow seas make it perfect for...
Banj Beach

Banj Beach

Sibenik - Zadar Area, Zadar Area

Banj beach is a small, pebbled beach not far from the centre of Šibenik offering fantastic views of the old town. There is fun for all the family as facilities include a children’s playground, volleyball...

Sights

Uncover oodles of history among Zadar’s Old Town and lay your eyes on modern marvels. If you decide to head further afield to resorts such as Sibenik and Biograd, you’ll find pretty churches and Venetian remains among the region’s treasures.

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Roman Forum

Roman Forum

Zadar (Zadar Area), Zadar Area

All over the city, ancient Roman ruins appear in odd places. Nowhere is this more striking than the site of the old forum. It used to be the centre of religious and civic life, and medieval townsfolk used one...
City Walls

City Walls

Zadar (Zadar Area), Zadar Area

Zadar’s walls are some of the largest city fortifications in the world. During the Venetian period they held firm against Turkish invasions and kept the people safe. Now, the remnants of the walls have been...

Activities

Zadar’s glorious natural beauty affords plenty of activities for holidaymakers! Explore breathtaking national parks and experience the serenity of the area’s islands. There are also churches to see, promenades to wander and water sports to have a go at!

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Krka National Park

Eating and drinking

Dalmatian delights are yours to devour while in the Zadar area. Take your pick from fine dining spots, open-air cafés and waterfront eateries. There’s also the chance to go wine tasting while here and sample local tipples.  

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Admiral Restaurant

Admiral Restaurant

Sibenik - Zadar Area, Zadar Area

Grab breakfast, lunch or dinner at this bustling family-friendly eatery which serves some of the best seafood around. The octopus salad and chicken with walnut sauce are crowd-pleasers, or if you're after a...
Beachfront restaurants

Beachfront restaurants

Biograd - Zadar Area, Zadar Area

There's plenty of restaurants and cafes lining the shores of Biograd, meaning you'll be spoiled for choice on your day at the beach. Try Dupin, one of the most popular restaurants in the area, for their fish...

Shopping

After souvenirs? You can pick up trinkets and artisan crafts from the local shops lining the streets of the area’s towns and villages. Markets also give you the opportunity to sniff out bargains, from clothes to jewellery. 

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Souvenir and jewellery shops

Souvenir and jewellery shops

Biograd - Zadar Area, Zadar Area

The centre of Biograd town is very tourist-oriented, with stores selling everything from souvenirs to jewellery and clothes. Visit the nearby market in Zadar to bargain with the stall owners, and be sure to...
Souvenir shops

Souvenir shops

Zadar (Zadar Area), Zadar Area

There are many souvenir shops in Zadar that will sell you trinkets to take home, but some of the best are found in the little shop inside the Museum of Ancient Glass. Here, you can buy beautiful replicas of the...

Nightlife

Drink in Zadar’s atmospheric vibes among its al fresco bars and rooftop hangouts – just sit back with a glass of wine in hand and relax. You’ll also find buzzing beach clubs where you can sip cocktails by the water and dance the night away.

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Hacienda Night Club

Hacienda Night Club

Vodice - Zadar Area, Zadar Area

The Hacienda Night Club in Vodice is known beyond Croatia's shores. With two dancefloors, an open-air disco, top international DJs and amazing lighting, it’s easy to see why. Party into the small hours with as...
Baloo Beach Club

Baloo Beach Club

Vodice - Zadar Area, Zadar Area

Baloo Beach Club is a great summer party destination. Every day is a beach party here, with bartenders mixing cool drinks to refresh the crowd. It’s a place to have fun in style, with good service and DJs...
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