7 Reasons Why You Should (Re-)Visit Zadar Region in 2019
Visit Zadar region once and you’re a fan for life! Just to remind you why it is such a great holiday destination, here are a few reasons why you should consider another visit in 2019:
1. Great diversity of landscape
Aaaaaah! A sigh of admiration, awe, amazement, a sigh you let out a lot in Zadar region. From the first moment you spot the clear blue sea upon arrival, as you climb to the top of the mountain or explore islands, rivers and lakes, the extraordinary wonders of nature simply take your breath away.
In a relatively small area you can enjoy two national parks (Kornati islands, Paklenica) and two nature parks (Telašćica and Vrana Lake), while others such as Krka National Park, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Northern Velebit National Park and Velebit Nature Park are also within easy reach for a one day trip. But that’s not nearly all. You can appreciate the exciting diversity of nature by visiting Zrmanja river and canyon, islands as different as the bare Pag island or the green Ugljan island, olive groves and vineyards of Zadar hinterland.
2. Rich cultural-historical heritage and modern attractions
From typical Dalmatian villages, charming towns on the coast and in the hinterland to the city of Zadar, history and culture of the region give you an insight into what life once was like and how it reflects into the present.
Walk the historical streets and squares of Zadar and see its landmarks, St Donatus’ Church and the Roman Forum; awaken your curiosity by finding out more about the history and legends of Nin, Pag, Novigrad, Benkovac, Vrana. Treat your senses to a unique holiday experience with Zadar’s modern attractions: Sea Organ and Greetings to the Sun.
3. Numerous activity options
Zadar region is just the right place to become and keep fit, to embark on adventure, outdoors in pleasantly mild weather. The sea and the islands invite you to explore them by snorkelling, diving, sailing, canoeing, stand up paddle boarding (SUP), water skiing and doing other watersports.
Fun and action also happen on land. From adrenaline-filled activities such as bungee jumping, rafting and rock climbing to hiking, cycling, running, individual and team sports such as tennis, adventure mini golf, beach volleyball, football, basketball etc. just pick a favourite.
4. Irresistible cuisine
As a subtype of Mediterranean cuisine, Dalmatian gastronomy is one of the healthiest there is. Just picture a piece of excellent meat, fresh fish or seafood, locally grown vegetables seasoned with Dalmatian olive oil and native herbs melt in your mouth. Combined with a Dalmatian wine or a typical liqueur such as Maraschino, you are in for a memorable meal to complete your overall holiday experience.
5. Busy events calendar
A reason more to travel to Zadar region! From sports competitions such as Wings for Life, concerts, annual festivals to traditional events celebrating customs and cuisine of the region, choose an event to your liking and let it be an excuse to plan a trip to the region.
Image source: Croatian Tourist Board, author: Maja Danica Pečanić
6. Great destination for every type of traveller
Just imagine an ideal holiday... Zadar region definitely has all it takes to make it happen. Families with children and holidaymakers travelling with pets find their perfect spot in Zaton Holiday Resort, with amazing beach and pools, rich entertainment programme and sporting facilities. Active holiday seekers get to explore breathtaking nature and stick to their fitness plan easily. Couples in love can enjoy romance in a region famous for its unforgettable sunset.
7. Easily reachable location
Need a break? Fly to Zadar airport for a weekend getaway! Prefer travelling by car? Reaching Zadar region couldn’t be simpler, since the Croatian motorway network makes the arrival as comfortable and fast as it gets.
Daydream… and make it happen
Only sky is the limit for an amazing holiday in Zadar region! So, don’t just think about the good times you had or might have in Zadar region, but make it happen (again) in 2019!