The Zadar region occupies the central part of the Croatian coast. The offer and the opportunity for activities in this area are very good. There are many reasons why you should buy a property here.
There are numerous natural beauties, sights and attractions to see. We will describe some in the following text.
First of all, we can say enthusiastically that the region is surrounded by five national parks and three nature parks.
It is very easy to go from Zadar and surroundings to a day trip and see beautiful sights.
By the sea are the Kornati National Park and the Telaščica Nature Park. Nature Park, Telaščica bay is located on the southeast side of the island Dugi Otok, and next to it connects the National park Kornati. The Kornati count 89 islands of varying shape and size, which together cover 49,667,648 m2 and have up to 2700 days of sunshine per year.
Beauties of nature are offered further in every direction of the mainland. Here are the world famous Plitvica Lakes (about 115 km from Zadar) with waterfalls and lakes that are breathtaking. Plitvica Lakes are the oldest and largest national park of the Republic of Croatia. Beautiful waterfalls and water can also be visited in Krka National Park (about 75 km from Zadar).
The Velebit Mountain has given us the Paklenica National Park with its large and small Paklenica Canyon (about 45 km from Zadar), the Velebit Nature Park, the famous botanical reserve (about 100 km from Zadar), North Velebit National Park with 1,289 hectares of beech forest. Velebit is a destination that hikers, climbers and walkers love, and everyone will enjoy the view from the massive Velebit mountain. However, it is advisable to choose the route along the Velebit according to one’s possibilities or to explore the mountain with organized guidance.
Between Zadar and Biograd, almost by the sea, lies the Vrana Lake Nature Park, Croatia’s largest natural lake, known for its beauty and purity. This is an untouched habitat of waterfowl, with sources of drinking water and an area of special vegetation, beautiful viewpoints.
In addition to the incomparably beautiful national parks and nature parks, we also mention some sights and attractions in this area:
Sea Organ, Zadar
For many, this is a place for meditation, rest and relaxation in the city center. It is a unique combination of nature and modern architecture. 70 meters long stone stairs with 35 tubes of different length, diameter and inclination create wonderful organ sounds as a result of the air flow and sea movement.
Greetings to the Sun, Zadar
In 2008, in addition to the Sea Organ, another urban installation by architect Nikola Bašić was created. At this point you can look at one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world and then enjoy the light show, which forms a circle with 22m diameter circle with photovoltaic solar panels.
Do not miss this part of the Old Town if you are in Zadar. The forum was already raised in the imperial era of the Roman Empire. With its dimensions, the forum in Zadar is the largest in the Adriatic. It is guarded by the churches of St. Donat and St. Maria.
As you enter the Zadar peninsula, you will be guided from one end to the other through the Kalelarga – Wide street, which is the main street of the Old town of Zadar since ages. The street was built in the time of the Roman Empire according to the strict principles of Roman town planning.
Church of the Holy Cross, Nin
This church exists in Nin since the 9th century, and according to the famous English architect Thomas Jackson, it is the smallest cathedral in the world. On the day of the summer solstice, a feast of the sun and the light takes place in and around the church.
Galešnjak Island, Pašman Canal
You have probably already seen this island in brochures about Croatia or you know the island by its better-known name “island of love”. The island has a heart-shaped shape and is located in the Pasman Channel between the islands of Pašman and Turanj.
Mašković Han, Vrana
This is one of the westernmost located Turkish monuments. The remains of the town of Vrana are located near the Vrana Lake Nature Park.
Lighthouse Veli Rat
Along the Adriatic coast you will find a number of magnificent lighthouses, but this on the island of Dugi Otok is something special. The 42 m high tower is really spectacular.
“It must be the most beautiful sunset in the world!”, Murmured Alfred Hitchcock and drank Maraschino on our Riviera.
You can find out more about the attractions and sights in Zadar and the region on the pages of the Tourist Offices: