Zadar region

Zadar region

Things to do - general

The Zadar tourist region occupies the centre of the Adriatic with six towns – Zadar, Nin, Biograd na Moru Pag, Benkovac and Obrovac, 28 municipalities and hundreds of localities, so as islands, islets and rocks of which 17 are inhabited.

It is a region of pleasant Mediterranean climate, larger sea than land surface, natural wealth and variety.
The cultural and historical heritage and monuments of the thousands of years of existence are enriched by the variety and uniqueness of tradition and the way of living.

A city that according to the words of the Byzantine emperor and travel writer Constantine Porfirogenet is older than Rome, nowadays is one of the stronger tourist centres in Croatia. Every year Zadar is visited by hundreds of thousands tourists among which many famous people from the world of business, politics, film and entertainment.

It is also known as a city of various events that make it one of the most interesting and attractive cities to visit. Its creative genius is demonstrated by the modern world known works such as the Sea Organ and Greeting-to-Sun installation.

Centuries old tumultuous history, destruction and reconstruction have all left scars but also many written documents which are today a valuable cultural heritage of the city.

The historical periods have left preserved churches and cultural monuments with visible art from all styles of architecture dating from the Roman period and the middle Ages to modern architecture. There are about 70 of these in the old nucleus while the remaining ones can be found in the surroundings making up more than 600 cultural monuments.

Country Zadar region
Location

Region located in the central part of Adriatic Croatia

Population170.017 (2011.)
Area (km2)3.646

Culture and History

10 000 years of visible remains of human dwellings in this region of those before the written word until the written in old Greek itineraries and maritime maps.

History is visible even today, from Cesar and the Roman Empire, birthplace of the medieval Croatian state in Nin, to Zadar as the capital of Dalmatia from the 7th century to the 1st World War.

Byzantine Empire, the Carolinians, Austrian empire, Venetians, Turks, Napoleon have been engraved and built into churches, ramparts and palaces and create a treasury of cultural and historical monuments lasting through time.

International Climbers Meeting - Paklenica National Park

International Climbers Meeting - Paklenica National Park

29.04.-01.05.2017., Zadar region
International Climbers Meeting is a unique climbing competition which takes place in Paklenica Natio More info
Paklenica Trail International

Paklenica Trail International

29.04.2017., Zadar region
The race will start within XVIII. International climbers and mountaineers meeting in cooperation wit More info
Mt Velebit adventure - 4x4 Self-drive tour

Mt Velebit adventure - 4x4 Self-drive tour

Zadar region
Join us on the guided Self Drive Off-Road tour with expert guidance of our professional guides and experience Velebit in ways only a few can. We will
The Beauties of Velebit Mountain - Hiking Tour

The Beauties of Velebit Mountain - Hiking Tour

Zadar region
Velebit is the largest though not the highest mountain range in Croatia. Its highest peak is the Vaganski vrh at 1,757 m. The range forms a part of th
The Last European Wilderness - Velebit Trail

The Last European Wilderness - Velebit Trail

Zadar region
A new challenge awaits you. We’ve prepared another fabulous trail running adventure for all of you running fans. The Last European wilderness is

Unfortunately there are no cruise offers at this location at the moment.