Located in the heart of the Adriatic, Zadar is a city that will take the breath away to all who walk through its streets and experience the magical blend of beauty and historical heritage of this 3000 year old city. It is a city that will always surprise you again and delight you with its monuments, history and stories about the somewhat forgotten parts of the rich past of the city.
As one of the most popular Croatian tourist destinations, its tourist offer and attractiveness attracts tourists of all ages and offers something for everyone. During the day the town is ideal for easy walks and visiting historic buildings such as: the cathedral of St. Donat, the cathedral of St. Stošija (do not miss climbing to its bell tower overlooking the whole city), the monastery of St. Frane, Kneževo palace, city walls, forts and gates (the most famous of them are the Land Gate) … But these are just some of the many cultural monuments that make Zadar an inevitable station for all those who love history and cultural heritage. Part of the rich treasures of the Zadar archaeological and monumental treasures of the ancient, medieval and Renaissance period are hidden in museums worth visiting (Archaeological Museum, Museum of Antique Glass, SIC Gold and Silver of Zadar, National Museum).
Apart from the historical, there are numerous contemporary architectural achievements such as the Sea Organs, the first in the world, located just in Zadar on the Zadar coast. In the frame of the day, the organ represents the right place to rest and enjoy the sunset that Alfred Hitchcock declared “the most beautiful in the world” forty years ago. While the wave orchestra produces unforgettable sounds, the nightlife experience at Zadar’s harbor completes the spell of light from the familiar urban installation Greetings to the Sun.
Zadar will seduce you with its special atmosphere and rich life – whether it is day or night. In summer he hosts the Musical Evenings in St. Donat, the Zadar Summer Theater, the Contemporary Music Festival, the KalelargArt – Street Art Festival and the urban Zadar Dream Festival. You will for sure have fun on the Night of the full moon, Millennium Jump or at one of the concerts of world music attractions.
Zadar is a Croatian city marked by the world-renowned Wings for Life race, which has traditionally been held there for thousands of runners, with a single aim to run for those who can not.
Photo: Filip Brala – Forum, Panorama 1 i 2. Archive: Tourist board Zadar
Photo: Stipe Surać – Trg pet bunara. Archive: Tourist board Zadar
Šibenik is located in the central part of the Croatian Adriatic coast, in the picturesque, indented in the river Krka, one of the most beautiful Croatian karst river. It is the oldest native Croatian city on the Adriatic and is located in a protected natural harbor in the middle of the eastern Adriatic coast, at the river Krka, on the foundations of rich Croatian history.
View on Šibenik reveals a unique harmony of urban poetry of the city and its natural environment. Due through history it was won by many rulers, the city has developed and built the impressive fortification architecture, which can best be seen through its four forts: St. Nikola, the most famous Renaissance sea fort situated at the entrance of the bay St. Ante, the fortress St. Ivan, Šubćevac and fortress St. Mihovil, on which you can climb and enjoy a wonderful view on the bay!
The symbol of the city is cathedral St. Jacob which was built over a hundred years and is living evidence of talent of its architects, Juraj Dalmatinac and Nikola Firentinac, primarily because it is entirely built of stone, without the use of other materials, and contains more than 70 portraits on its apses, which is the reason why it became part of the UNESCO world Heritage List.
Characteristic of Šibenik is also that it in its area there are 24 churches and 6 monasteries.
Biograd na Moru was once considered as the crown city of Croatian kings. But today it is a well-recognised nautical and tourist centre situated at the very heart of the Adriatic Coast.
The city, tailored to suit everyone’s preferences, lies on the peninsula surrounded by a promenade and contemporary marinas from which a memorable view can be seen all the way to the Pašman Channel and islets scattered in it. Thanks to its decades-long tradition in tourism, colourful heritage and tourist offer, culinary specialities and sporting events, Biograd has become an attractive destination to visit.
Moreover, it is located at the centre the Adriatic Coast, surrounded by the lasting beauty of national and nature parks.
Photo: Tourist board Biograd na Moru
Split is the largest city in Dalmatia and by number of inhabitants is the second largest city in the Republic of Croatia.
The inhibitants of the city you have arrived in with great pride exclaim how it is “the most beautiful in the world and surrounding areas” and there is no arguing with them about it, because the exhilarant thousand year old spirit of Split which you will uncover will make a believer of you.
This eternally young city with approximately 200,000 residents radiating a warm Mediterranean disposition, has been living it is urban rhythm for the last 1700 year, with it´s heart in Diocletian`s palace and spirit which cordially awaits you with wide open arms.
From that point to the present this millennial city under UNESCO protection and recorded in the World Heritage Register writes the history and future of this unique metropolis of the Croatian south.
Trogir settled itself in the center of Dalmatia, along the Adriatic Coast.
Because of its position and natural protection, its port is a favored destination among nautical enthusiasts. Numerous sights of interest such as the cities Dubrovnik, Šibenik and Zadar, or national parks can be found in a radius of only a couple of hundred kilometers.
Since it is only about 5 kilometers from the airport in Split, and only 15 kilometers from the main highway, no matter where you are coming from, there is not a single port or island so far away from Trogir to make it unavoidable.
The Cathedral of St. Lovre (of St. John of Trogir) takes the main place among the Trogir churches, there are also other numerous churches: The Church of St. John the Baptist, St. Sebastian church, Old Croatian three-nave church of St. Barbara (St. Martin). The complex of the Garagnin – Fanfogna Palace, The Cipicco/Ćipiko Palaces, The communal Palace – town hall, Lucić Palace, the birth house of the father of the Croatian historiography, Ivan Lucić, located on the waterfron embellish city Trogir.
In historic center of Trogir, there is foretresses: the St. Mark Tower built in the 15th century and the Kamerlengo Fortress. Trogir includes the islands of Drvenik Veli and Drvenik Mali-known for their beautiful beaches in the area referred to as the Blue Lagoon.
Photo: Tom Dubravec, Archive: Tourist board Trogir